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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / Scotland
Rank 91 95 80
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 1.35% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.62% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 23
Median daily rate £430 £505 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +26.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £398 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £593 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Edinburgh +11 12 £430 -15.68% 5
Glasgow -3 4 £369 -7.81% 3
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) Risk Management
3 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
3 13 (20.63%) Information Assurance
3 13 (20.63%) Security Architecture
4 12 (19.05%) Firewall
5 11 (17.46%) CISSP
6 9 (14.29%) Cisco
6 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 9 (14.29%) CEH
6 9 (14.29%) Cryptography
6 9 (14.29%) CREST Certified
7 8 (12.70%) SANS
7 8 (12.70%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (12.70%) Banking
7 8 (12.70%) GIAC
8 7 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (9.52%) Analytics
9 6 (9.52%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (9.52%) ISO27005
9 6 (9.52%) CheckPoint
9 6 (9.52%) TOGAF
9 6 (9.52%) CESG
9 6 (9.52%) Statistics
10 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (7.94%) Sourcefire
10 5 (7.94%) Management Information System

Information Security
Top Related 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 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.17%) JBoss
2 2 (3.17%) SAS
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) HTTPS
2 5 (7.94%) SSL
3 3 (4.76%) Wireless
4 2 (3.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.17%) LDAP
4 2 (3.17%) VPN
5 1 (1.59%) HTTP
5 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.17%) JIRA
3 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Architect
1 18 (28.57%) Consultant
2 14 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 9 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 7 (11.11%) Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 7 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Security Advisor
5 6 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Security Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Information Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Information Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Security Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Security Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) CSS
2 4 (6.35%) .NET
3 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (4.76%) J2EE
4 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) JSON
4 2 (3.17%) Kafka
4 2 (3.17%) Middleware
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (3.17%) SOAP
4 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) CSS3
5 1 (1.59%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.59%) SailPoint
5 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) CESG
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.35%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.76%) DataPower
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Unix
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) AIX
3 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Solaris
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.63%) Information Assurance
2 13 (20.63%) Risk Management
2 13 (20.63%) Security Architecture
3 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 9 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 8 (12.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (9.52%) Analytics
6 6 (9.52%) Statistics
6 6 (9.52%) Threat Modelling
6 6 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.94%) SIEM
8 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.35%) Project Management
9 3 (4.76%) Contract Management
9 3 (4.76%) Microservices
9 3 (4.76%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.76%) Java
2 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.17%) C#
3 2 (3.17%) Python
3 2 (3.17%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) CISSP
3 9 (14.29%) CEH
3 9 (14.29%) CREST Certified
4 8 (12.70%) GIAC
4 8 (12.70%) SANS
5 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.76%) CCNA
5 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.76%) MCP
5 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.17%) CISM
7 1 (1.59%) CCNP
7 1 (1.59%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) MCSE
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) ISO27005
2 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.17%) RACF
2 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (3.17%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (3.17%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.17%) logstash
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (14.29%) Cisco
2 6 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 5 (7.94%) IBM
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) NetWitness
3 5 (7.94%) Palo Alto
3 5 (7.94%) Sourcefire
4 4 (6.35%) F5
5 3 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
5 3 (4.76%) Oracle
5 3 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (3.17%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.17%) CA
6 2 (3.17%) CyberArk
6 2 (3.17%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.17%) Symantec
7 1 (1.59%) FireEye
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