Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 23 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 114 122
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 89 74 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.76% 1.71% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 2.04% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 33
Scotland median daily rate £400 £525 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +26.51% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £404 £132
90th Percentile £541 £700 £548
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £34.80
UK median hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £34.80
% change year-on-year -1.99% -49.71% +22.11%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4247 3622 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.22% 83.57% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2125 2649
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Scotland

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Scotland

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Scotland

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Scotland

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 40 £400 -23.76% 2
Glasgow +10 36 £400 -10.61% 2
Stirling +8 4 £340 -35.24%
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire -4 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £313 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 29 (32.58%) Finance
2 24 (26.97%) Security Management
3 21 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (21.35%) GDPR
5 17 (19.10%) PKI
5 17 (19.10%) Management Information System
5 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (19.10%) Unix
5 17 (19.10%) SSL
5 17 (19.10%) IBM
5 17 (19.10%) Shell Script
6 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Excel
6 16 (17.98%) Perl
6 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
6 16 (17.98%) Legal
6 16 (17.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (17.98%) Project Planning
7 15 (16.85%) Time Management
7 15 (16.85%) Firewall
7 15 (16.85%) CA
8 14 (15.73%) REXX
8 14 (15.73%) zOS
8 14 (15.73%) CICS
8 14 (15.73%) Assembly Language
8 14 (15.73%) RACF
8 14 (15.73%) JCL
8 14 (15.73%) Middleware
8 14 (15.73%) Kerberos
8 14 (15.73%) SQL
8 14 (15.73%) Sybase

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (15.73%) CICS
1 14 (15.73%) MQSeries
1 14 (15.73%) SAS
2 3 (3.37%) IIS
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.25%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (17.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) SSL
2 15 (16.85%) Firewall
3 14 (15.73%) Kerberos
3 14 (15.73%) SSH
4 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.99%) Internet
6 6 (6.74%) LAN
7 5 (5.62%) DNS
7 5 (5.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (5.62%) Network Security
7 5 (5.62%) WAN
8 4 (4.49%) LDAP
9 3 (3.37%) HTTP
9 3 (3.37%) HTTPS
9 3 (3.37%) Wireless
10 2 (2.25%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (2.25%) Intranet
10 2 (2.25%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) DB2
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
General
1 29 (32.58%) Finance
2 16 (17.98%) Legal
3 7 (7.87%) Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Law
5 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Analyst
2 11 (12.36%) Business Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Consultant
3 10 (11.24%) Security Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Security Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) Information Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Security Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Assembler Programmer
5 6 (6.74%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Mainframe Programmer
5 6 (6.74%) Programmer
5 6 (6.74%) RACF Programmer
5 6 (6.74%) SAS Programmer
6 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.62%) Security Advisor
7 4 (4.49%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.37%) CISSP Consultant
8 3 (3.37%) GDPR Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) ISPF
1 14 (15.73%) Middleware
2 3 (3.37%) J2EE
2 3 (3.37%) Web Services
3 2 (2.25%) Java EE
3 2 (2.25%) SOAP
3 2 (2.25%) XML
3 2 (2.25%) XSLT
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.10%) Management Information System
1 17 (19.10%) PKI
2 14 (15.73%) Mainframe
3 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.74%) CESG
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.25%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.25%) DataPower
6 2 (2.25%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Unix
2 14 (15.73%) zOS
3 7 (7.87%) Linux
4 4 (4.49%) Windows
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Security Management
2 16 (17.98%) Project Planning
2 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
3 15 (16.85%) Time Management
4 14 (15.73%) Data Protection
4 14 (15.73%) People Management
5 13 (14.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (13.48%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (11.24%) Information Security Management
8 8 (8.99%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (8.99%) Target Operating Model
9 7 (7.87%) Information Assurance
9 7 (7.87%) ISMS
9 7 (7.87%) ITIL
10 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (6.74%) Project Management
11 5 (5.62%) Change Management
11 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
12 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.10%) Shell Script
2 16 (17.98%) Perl
3 14 (15.73%) Assembly Language
3 14 (15.73%) CLIST
3 14 (15.73%) JCL
3 14 (15.73%) REXX
3 14 (15.73%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) Java
5 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.25%) PHP
5 2 (2.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) CISSP
2 8 (8.99%) Degree
3 7 (7.87%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (6.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (5.62%) CLAS
6 4 (4.49%) CISM
6 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.37%) IISP
7 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.25%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.12%) CCNP
9 1 (1.12%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.12%) CISA
9 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.12%) OSCP
9 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (21.35%) GDPR
3 12 (13.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (7.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (6.74%) COBIT
6 3 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.12%) BS7799
7 1 (1.12%) QA
7 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 14 (15.73%) RACF
1 14 (15.73%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (3.37%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) IAG
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (15.73%) zSecure
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (2.25%) WSUS
3 1 (1.12%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (19.10%) IBM
2 15 (16.85%) CA
3 14 (15.73%) Sybase
4 7 (7.87%) Cisco
4 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.49%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.49%) Citrix
6 3 (3.37%) AlgoSec
6 3 (3.37%) Fortinet
6 3 (3.37%) Tufin
6 3 (3.37%) VMware
7 2 (2.25%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.25%) F5
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.12%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.12%) Juniper
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle
8 1 (1.12%) SAP