Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 93 139
Rank change year-on-year +2 +46 -31
Contract jobs citing Information Security 126 70 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.44% 1.96% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.29% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 25
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £300 £361 £367
90th Percentile £575 £603 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £13.16 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £42.75 £52.63
% change year-on-year -59.06% -18.76% +133.89%

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 4,418 3,056 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.60% 85.36% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,681 1,783 2,598
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £515 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 64 84
Scotland median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.05% -48.61% +34.65%
10th Percentile £10.47 £11.27 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.86 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.88% - +19.05%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 76 £450 -10.00% 14
Glasgow -12 36 £438 +9.38% 11
Stirling -4 4 £160 -66.32% 1
Renfrewshire -30 1 £250 -39.76% 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £475 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £425 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 33 (26.19%) Risk Management
3 31 (24.60%) CISSP
4 25 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (19.84%) GDPR
5 23 (18.25%) Management Information System
6 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 18 (14.29%) Data Protection
8 17 (13.49%) Banking
9 16 (12.70%) Degree
9 16 (12.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (10.32%) Information Governance
11 13 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (10.32%) Project Management
12 12 (9.52%) CISM
13 11 (8.73%) Security Management
13 11 (8.73%) RDBMS
13 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
13 11 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (8.73%) Data Modelling
13 11 (8.73%) ETL
13 11 (8.73%) Data Integration
13 11 (8.73%) Data Architecture
13 11 (8.73%) Relational Database
14 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (7.94%) Waterfall
14 10 (7.94%) Office 365

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 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.59%) CICS
2 2 (1.59%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.59%) SAS
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.79%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.79%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (7.94%) Office 365
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) Network Security
2 6 (4.76%) Firewall
3 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.59%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.59%) SSH
4 2 (1.59%) SSL
5 1 (0.79%) DNS
5 1 (0.79%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (8.73%) RDBMS
1 11 (8.73%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.59%) DB2
2 2 (1.59%) QlikView
2 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 17 (13.49%) Banking
3 9 (7.14%) Legal
4 7 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.17%) French Language
5 4 (3.17%) German Language
6 2 (1.59%) Law
6 2 (1.59%) Local Government
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (27.78%) Architect
2 27 (21.43%) Analyst
3 19 (15.08%) Consultant
4 17 (13.49%) Security Consultant
5 16 (12.70%) Security Architect
6 14 (11.11%) Security Analyst
7 13 (10.32%) Information Security Consultant
8 11 (8.73%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (7.94%) Project Manager
10 9 (7.14%) Security Manager
11 7 (5.56%) Business Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Data Architect
11 7 (5.56%) Information Manager
12 6 (4.76%) Information Analyst
12 6 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
12 6 (4.76%) Security Engineer
13 5 (3.97%) Data Analyst
13 5 (3.97%) Security Solutions Architect
13 5 (3.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) Middleware
2 3 (2.38%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (2.38%) Web Services
2 3 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.59%) ISPF
4 1 (0.79%) OAuth
4 1 (0.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.25%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.97%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.17%) EMV
5 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.38%) PKI
6 2 (1.59%) CESG
6 2 (1.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 2 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.79%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.79%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.79%) iSeries
7 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.79%) Tandem
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.17%) Android
1 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
1 4 (3.17%) Unix
1 4 (3.17%) zOS
2 2 (1.59%) AIX
2 2 (1.59%) Linux
2 2 (1.59%) Windows
3 1 (0.79%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.19%) Risk Management
2 25 (19.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 18 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 14 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (10.32%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (10.32%) Information Governance
6 13 (10.32%) Project Management
7 11 (8.73%) Data Architecture
7 11 (8.73%) Data Integration
7 11 (8.73%) Data Modelling
7 11 (8.73%) ETL
7 11 (8.73%) Security Management
8 10 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (7.94%) Waterfall
9 8 (6.35%) Business Analysis
9 8 (6.35%) Cryptography
9 8 (6.35%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.97%) SQL
2 2 (1.59%) Assembly Language
2 2 (1.59%) CLIST
2 2 (1.59%) JCL
2 2 (1.59%) Perl
2 2 (1.59%) REXX
2 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.79%) C
3 1 (0.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (24.60%) CISSP
2 16 (12.70%) Degree
3 12 (9.52%) CISM
4 10 (7.94%) CISA
5 7 (5.56%) CEH
6 4 (3.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (3.17%) GIAC
7 3 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (2.38%) CGEIT
7 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.38%) CRISC
8 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.59%) CASP
8 2 (1.59%) CLAS
8 2 (1.59%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.59%) SANS
8 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.79%) IISP
9 1 (0.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.84%) GDPR
2 16 (12.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (3.17%) QA
5 3 (2.38%) BS7799
6 2 (1.59%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.79%) PMO
7 1 (0.79%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) RACF
2 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) CASB
2 5 (3.97%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.38%) RSA Archer
4 2 (1.59%) zSecure
Vendors
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.76%) Symantec
3 5 (3.97%) IBM
4 2 (1.59%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.59%) AlgoSec
4 2 (1.59%) CA
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle
4 2 (1.59%) Sybase
4 2 (1.59%) Tableau
4 2 (1.59%) Tufin
5 1 (0.79%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.79%) Charles River
5 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco
5 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.79%) Juniper
5 1 (0.79%) Remedy
5 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.79%) SAP
5 1 (0.79%) Splunk