The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 63 51
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 22 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.27% 0.70% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 0.87% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 7
Median daily rate £440 £473 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% +18.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £431 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £491 £448
% change year-on-year -3.30% +9.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 562 574 735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.63% 80.85% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 343 376
Median daily rate £388 £362 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +3.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 27
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Glasgow

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Glasgow

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Glasgow over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Glasgow

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 18 (66.67%) Unix
2 15 (55.56%) Shell Script
3 14 (51.85%) SSL
4 13 (48.15%) IBM
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) CA
7 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (29.63%) Java
7 8 (29.63%) RACF
7 8 (29.63%) HTTPS
8 7 (25.93%) Time Management
8 7 (25.93%) J2EE
8 7 (25.93%) Solaris
9 6 (22.22%) MQSeries
9 6 (22.22%) Perl
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) Sybase
9 6 (22.22%) DB2
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (22.22%) REXX
9 6 (22.22%) zOS
9 6 (22.22%) CICS
9 6 (22.22%) Assembly Language
9 6 (22.22%) Kerberos
9 6 (22.22%) SAS
9 6 (22.22%) JCL
9 6 (22.22%) Middleware
9 6 (22.22%) Mainframe
9 6 (22.22%) Security Management
9 6 (22.22%) DataPower

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) CICS
1 6 (22.22%) MQSeries
1 6 (22.22%) SAS
2 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (7.41%) Confluence
6 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) SSL
2 8 (29.63%) HTTPS
3 6 (22.22%) Kerberos
3 6 (22.22%) SSH
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) HTTP
4 5 (18.52%) Internet
5 3 (11.11%) LAN
5 3 (11.11%) LDAP
5 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.11%) VLAN
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (7.41%) VoIP
7 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Security Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Assembler Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.41%) Information Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (7.41%) RACF Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) SAS Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) J2EE
2 6 (22.22%) ISPF
2 6 (22.22%) Middleware
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) DataPower
1 6 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 6 (22.22%) PKI
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Unix
2 7 (25.93%) Solaris
3 6 (22.22%) zOS
4 5 (18.52%) Linux
5 4 (14.81%) AIX
5 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Time Management
2 6 (22.22%) People Management
2 6 (22.22%) Project Planning
2 6 (22.22%) Security Management
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.41%) Microservices
4 2 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Analytics
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) SDLC
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) Assembly Language
3 6 (22.22%) CLIST
3 6 (22.22%) JCL
3 6 (22.22%) Perl
3 6 (22.22%) REXX
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CISSP
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) CISA
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) CRISC
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (14.81%) COBIT
3 3 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) RACF
2 6 (22.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (22.22%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) zSecure
2 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 2 (7.41%) Ansible
3 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (3.70%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) IBM
2 9 (33.33%) CA
3 6 (22.22%) Sybase
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk