Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 83 139
Rank change year-on-year -22 +56 -16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 109 96 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.98% 2.22% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.64% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 48 39
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £260 £313 £385
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £493
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.55% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.16 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -1.03% -16.67% -47.50%

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 4,798 3,641 4,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.33% 84.28% 86.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,764 2,085 2,655
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £260 £235
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 100
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.91% -23.61% +54.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.23
90th Percentile £49.38 £45.00 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -14.23% +4.19% +8.47%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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 -7 58 £425 -5.56% 9
Glasgow -17 43 £400 -4.42% 6
Stirling -4 2 - -
Renfrewshire -43 1 £350 -15.66%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £425 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 47 (43.12%) Finance
2 30 (27.52%) Risk Management
3 24 (22.02%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (19.27%) Banking
6 20 (18.35%) CISSP
7 18 (16.51%) Project Management
8 17 (15.60%) Management Information System
8 17 (15.60%) GDPR
9 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
10 13 (11.93%) Office 365
11 12 (11.01%) Degree
11 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (10.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 11 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (9.17%) Data Loss Prevention
13 10 (9.17%) Legal
13 10 (9.17%) Security Management
13 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
14 9 (8.26%) CISA
14 9 (8.26%) Data Protection
15 8 (7.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
15 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 8 (7.34%) CISM
15 8 (7.34%) Unix
15 8 (7.34%) SQL
15 8 (7.34%) Symantec

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 3 (2.75%) CICS
1 3 (2.75%) MQSeries
1 3 (2.75%) SAS
2 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (7.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.93%) Office 365
2 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.59%) IaaS
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.59%) PaaS
4 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) Firewall
1 7 (6.42%) Network Security
2 6 (5.50%) SSL
3 4 (3.67%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.75%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.75%) SSH
5 2 (1.83%) DNS
5 2 (1.83%) Internet
5 2 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.92%) HTTP
6 1 (0.92%) LAN
6 1 (0.92%) TACACS
6 1 (0.92%) VPN
6 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) QlikView
2 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (2.75%) DB2
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.92%) HBase
3 1 (0.92%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.92%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (43.12%) Finance
2 21 (19.27%) Banking
3 10 (9.17%) Legal
4 7 (6.42%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.67%) French Language
5 4 (3.67%) German Language
6 2 (1.83%) Law
7 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (26.61%) Analyst
2 18 (16.51%) Consultant
3 16 (14.68%) Security Consultant
4 14 (12.84%) Architect
5 12 (11.01%) Security Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Security Architect
6 11 (10.09%) Information Security Consultant
7 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.42%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Data Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Information Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Information Manager
10 5 (4.59%) Information Security Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Security Manager
10 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.67%) Information Security Manager
11 4 (3.67%) Junior Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Service Manager
11 4 (3.67%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) Web Services
2 4 (3.67%) Middleware
3 3 (2.75%) ISPF
4 2 (1.83%) J2EE
4 2 (1.83%) LDAP
4 2 (1.83%) OAuth
4 2 (1.83%) SAML
4 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.92%) React
5 1 (0.92%) REST
5 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.59%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.67%) EMV
4 4 (3.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.67%) PKI
5 3 (2.75%) CESG
5 3 (2.75%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.83%) DataPower
6 2 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.92%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.92%) iSeries
7 1 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.34%) Unix
2 4 (3.67%) Android
2 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.75%) Linux
3 3 (2.75%) zOS
4 2 (1.83%) Windows
5 1 (0.92%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) Risk Management
2 24 (22.02%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (20.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (16.51%) Project Management
5 14 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (9.17%) Data Loss Prevention
7 10 (9.17%) Security Management
8 9 (8.26%) Data Protection
9 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.34%) Internal Audit
9 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (6.42%) Identity Access Management
11 6 (5.50%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.50%) Change Management
11 6 (5.50%) Risk Assessment
11 6 (5.50%) Supplier Management
12 5 (4.59%) Document Management
12 5 (4.59%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (4.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.34%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.67%) Java
4 3 (2.75%) Assembly Language
4 3 (2.75%) CLIST
4 3 (2.75%) JCL
4 3 (2.75%) Perl
4 3 (2.75%) REXX
5 1 (0.92%) C
5 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) CISSP
2 12 (11.01%) Degree
3 9 (8.26%) CISA
4 8 (7.34%) CISM
5 5 (4.59%) CEH
5 5 (4.59%) CGEIT
5 5 (4.59%) CRISC
6 3 (2.75%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (2.75%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.83%) APMP
7 2 (1.83%) CASP
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.92%) CISMP
8 1 (0.92%) GSEC
8 1 (0.92%) IISP
8 1 (0.92%) ISACA
8 1 (0.92%) ISEB
8 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.60%) GDPR
2 11 (10.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.59%) QA
4 4 (3.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (2.75%) Data Quality
5 3 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.83%) BS7799
6 2 (1.83%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.92%) PMO
7 1 (0.92%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (3.67%) RACF
2 3 (2.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (2.75%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (1.83%) Docker
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) CASB
2 3 (2.75%) RSA Archer
2 3 (2.75%) zSecure
3 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.92%) Ambari
4 1 (0.92%) Ansible
4 1 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.92%) Oozie
4 1 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.92%) Terraform
4 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.34%) Symantec
3 5 (4.59%) CA
3 5 (4.59%) IBM
4 4 (3.67%) Tableau
5 3 (2.75%) Sybase
6 2 (1.83%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.92%) AlgoSec
7 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.92%) Charles River
7 1 (0.92%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.92%) Cognos
7 1 (0.92%) F5
7 1 (0.92%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.92%) Okta
7 1 (0.92%) Qualys
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.92%) Remedy
7 1 (0.92%) Splunk
7 1 (0.92%) Tufin