Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 99 113
Rank change year-on-year -49 +14 +24
Contract jobs citing Information Security 53 91 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.01% 1.83% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 2.13% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 50 40
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -17.53% +16.87%
10th Percentile £248 £300 £399
90th Percentile £664 £551 £702
UK median daily rate £520 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate £17.16 £17.68 £14.75
% change year-on-year -2.91% +19.83% -53.91%

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 4,591 4,281 3,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.80% 85.86% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,482 2,449 2,059
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 95
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.11 £43.70 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -16 33 £425 +2.97% 9
Glasgow -38 18 £550 +37.50% 6
Midlothian - 1 £400 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 24 (45.28%) Finance
2 12 (22.64%) Risk Management
2 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (20.75%) Banking
4 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (13.21%) CISSP
6 7 (13.21%) Data Protection
7 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (11.32%) PaaS
7 6 (11.32%) Office 365
7 6 (11.32%) GDPR
7 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
7 6 (11.32%) Legal
8 5 (9.43%) CISM
8 5 (9.43%) Data Privacy
8 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (9.43%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.55%) IaaS
9 4 (7.55%) Change Management
9 4 (7.55%) CISA
9 4 (7.55%) Security Management
9 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.55%) Degree
9 4 (7.55%) Unix
9 4 (7.55%) Web Services
9 4 (7.55%) SSL
10 3 (5.66%) IBM
10 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence

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 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.89%) CICS
2 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (11.32%) Office 365
1 6 (11.32%) PaaS
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.55%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) SSL
2 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 3 (5.66%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.77%) DNS
3 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.89%) HTTP
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) Skype
4 1 (1.89%) SSH
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
4 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (3.77%) QlikView
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) HBase
2 1 (1.89%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.89%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) Hudson
General
1 24 (45.28%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Legal
4 2 (3.77%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Consultant
2 13 (24.53%) Security Consultant
3 10 (18.87%) Information Security Consultant
4 9 (16.98%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Cyber Intelligence Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Advisor
7 2 (3.77%) Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Information Security Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Information Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Writer
8 1 (1.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) J2EE
2 2 (3.77%) LDAP
2 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.89%) ISPF
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) OAuth
3 1 (1.89%) OLE
3 1 (1.89%) React
3 1 (1.89%) REST
3 1 (1.89%) SAML
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (5.66%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) CESG
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) DataPower
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Unix
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (22.64%) Risk Management
2 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.21%) Data Protection
4 5 (9.43%) Data Privacy
4 5 (9.43%) Information Assurance
5 4 (7.55%) Change Management
5 4 (7.55%) Security Management
5 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.66%) Analytics
6 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.66%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (5.66%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (5.66%) Identity Management
6 3 (5.66%) Information Governance
6 3 (5.66%) Process Improvement
6 3 (5.66%) Project Management
6 3 (5.66%) Security Operations
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (3.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Java
1 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.89%) CLIST
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) JCL
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) REXX
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) CISSP
2 5 (9.43%) CISM
3 4 (7.55%) CISA
3 4 (7.55%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.89%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.32%) GDPR
3 3 (5.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (3.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.89%) COBIT
5 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.89%) HDFS
3 1 (1.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.89%) RACF
3 1 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) CASB
1 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.89%) Ambari
2 1 (1.89%) Ansible
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.89%) Kibana
2 1 (1.89%) logstash
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.89%) Oozie
2 1 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.89%) Terraform
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.89%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) CA
2 3 (5.66%) IBM
2 3 (5.66%) VMware
3 2 (3.77%) Brocade
3 2 (3.77%) Dell
3 2 (3.77%) Sonatype
3 2 (3.77%) Symantec
3 2 (3.77%) Tableau
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix
4 1 (1.89%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.89%) Cognos
4 1 (1.89%) F5
4 1 (1.89%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.89%) Okta
4 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) Sybase