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 3 months to 26 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 111 100
Rank change year-on-year +50 -11  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 59 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.70% 1.38% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 1.62% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 14
Median daily rate £428 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £397 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £490 £443
% change year-on-year -3.57% +10.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.80
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1800 2473 2451
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.42% 85.42% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1405 1258
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 66
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +27 23 £440 -6.87% 5
Edinburgh +16 22 £513 -2.38% 2
Renfrewshire +57 5 £415 -6.74%
Stirling +8 3 £320 -40.46%
West Dunbartonshire -1 3 £425 +0.59%
Falkirk - 1 £313 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 21 (28.00%) Unix
3 17 (22.67%) SSL
3 17 (22.67%) Shell Script
4 15 (20.00%) IBM
5 14 (18.67%) Firewall
5 14 (18.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (16.00%) CISSP
7 11 (14.67%) HTTPS
7 11 (14.67%) Windows
7 11 (14.67%) Linux
8 10 (13.33%) Java
8 10 (13.33%) Security Management
9 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
9 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.00%) J2EE
9 9 (12.00%) LAN
9 9 (12.00%) WAN
9 9 (12.00%) CA
10 8 (10.67%) RACF
10 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
10 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (10.67%) Banking
10 8 (10.67%) COBIT
10 8 (10.67%) Time Management
10 8 (10.67%) Data Protection
10 8 (10.67%) DataPower
11 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
11 7 (9.33%) CyberArk
11 7 (9.33%) Middleware

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 7 (9.33%) SAS
2 6 (8.00%) CICS
2 6 (8.00%) MQSeries
2 6 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (5.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.67%) Confluence
7 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.33%) CMS
7 1 (1.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) SSL
2 14 (18.67%) Firewall
3 11 (14.67%) HTTPS
4 9 (12.00%) LAN
4 9 (12.00%) WAN
5 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.33%) Internet
7 6 (8.00%) HTTP
7 6 (8.00%) Kerberos
7 6 (8.00%) SSH
8 4 (5.33%) LDAP
9 3 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (4.00%) VLAN
9 3 (4.00%) VoIP
10 1 (1.33%) Network Security
10 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) DB2
2 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) ERwin
General
1 30 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 7 (9.33%) Legal
4 4 (5.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Consultant
2 10 (13.33%) Security Consultant
3 8 (10.67%) Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Head of Infrastructure
5 6 (8.00%) Head of Security
6 5 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Security Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) CISSP Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Risk Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Security Advisor
8 3 (4.00%) Tivoli Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) WebSphere Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.67%) Information Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) J2EE
2 7 (9.33%) Middleware
3 6 (8.00%) ISPF
4 3 (4.00%) CSS
4 3 (4.00%) SailPoint
4 3 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 1 (1.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.67%) DataPower
3 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (8.00%) PKI
4 5 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Unix
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 11 (14.67%) Windows
3 7 (9.33%) Solaris
4 6 (8.00%) zOS
5 4 (5.33%) AIX
5 4 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) Security Management
2 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (10.67%) Data Protection
3 8 (10.67%) Time Management
4 6 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (8.00%) People Management
4 6 (8.00%) Project Planning
4 6 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.67%) ITIL
6 4 (5.33%) Change Management
6 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.33%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (5.33%) Information Security Management
7 3 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.00%) Migration
7 3 (4.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (4.00%) Project Management
7 3 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) Shell Script
2 10 (13.33%) Java
3 7 (9.33%) SQL
4 6 (8.00%) Assembly Language
4 6 (8.00%) CLIST
4 6 (8.00%) JCL
4 6 (8.00%) Perl
4 6 (8.00%) REXX
5 2 (2.67%) Python
6 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) CISSP
2 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) CISM
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.00%) SSCP
5 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.67%) CCNA
5 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) CCNP
6 1 (1.33%) CISA
6 1 (1.33%) CRISC
6 1 (1.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (1.33%) MCSE
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.67%) COBIT
3 6 (8.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (4.00%) GDPR
6 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
6 2 (2.67%) QA
7 1 (1.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) RACF
2 6 (8.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (8.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (5.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (2.67%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) zSecure
2 5 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.33%) Tivoli
4 3 (4.00%) Ansible
4 3 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.33%) Puppet
5 1 (1.33%) QRadar
5 1 (1.33%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) IBM
2 9 (12.00%) CA
3 7 (9.33%) CyberArk
4 6 (8.00%) Sybase
4 6 (8.00%) Symantec
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco
5 5 (6.67%) Intel
5 5 (6.67%) McAfee
6 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.33%) Oracle
7 3 (4.00%) F5
7 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.67%) Splunk
9 1 (1.33%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.33%) FireEye
9 1 (1.33%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.33%) Interwoven