Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 109 135
Rank change year-on-year +16 +26 -21
Contract jobs citing Information Security 100 60 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.04% 1.60% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.91% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 21
Scotland median daily rate £413 £525 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.38% +25.00% +1.20%
10th Percentile £300 £410 £124
90th Percentile £575 £700 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £19.86 £16.28 £49.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -67.12% +73.68%

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 4,177 3,146 4,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.04% 83.76% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,459 1,857 2,360
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £250
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 63
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -40.00% +43.23%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.20 £46.80
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -9 65 £450 -14.29% 6
Glasgow +5 24 £400 -8.05% 16
Stirling - 3 £160 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £250 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £475 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 25 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 24 (24.00%) GDPR
3 22 (22.00%) Management Information System
3 22 (22.00%) CISSP
3 22 (22.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (18.00%) Finance
5 17 (17.00%) Data Protection
6 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (15.00%) TOGAF
8 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (13.00%) Legal
9 13 (13.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 12 (12.00%) Data Architecture
10 12 (12.00%) Degree
11 11 (11.00%) Data Integration
11 11 (11.00%) Relational Database
11 11 (11.00%) Firewall
11 11 (11.00%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (11.00%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (11.00%) Data Modelling
11 11 (11.00%) ETL
11 11 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (11.00%) RDBMS
12 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
12 10 (10.00%) Information Governance
12 10 (10.00%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.00%) Target Operating Model
13 9 (9.00%) Information Assurance
14 8 (8.00%) Security Management
14 8 (8.00%) CISM

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 (3.00%) IIS
1 3 (3.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.00%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.00%) IaaS
3 2 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Office 365
4 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) Firewall
2 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.00%) Internet
4 3 (3.00%) Network Security
5 2 (2.00%) DNS
5 2 (2.00%) HTTP
5 2 (2.00%) SMTP
6 1 (1.00%) DMZ
6 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.00%) LAN
6 1 (1.00%) SMS
6 1 (1.00%) VLAN
6 1 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.00%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (11.00%) RDBMS
1 11 (11.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 13 (13.00%) Legal
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Local Government
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (27.00%) Architect
2 22 (22.00%) Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) Business Analyst
4 10 (10.00%) Consultant
4 10 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) Security Consultant
6 8 (8.00%) Security Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Data Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Information Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Information Security Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Security Manager
8 6 (6.00%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) GDPR Business Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) Information Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) Middleware
2 3 (3.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.00%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.00%) CESG
4 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.00%) Minimum Viable Product
6 1 (1.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.00%) AIX
2 2 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 17 (17.00%) Data Protection
3 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (12.00%) Data Architecture
7 11 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.00%) Data Integration
7 11 (11.00%) Data Modelling
7 11 (11.00%) ETL
7 11 (11.00%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (10.00%) Information Governance
8 10 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 9 (9.00%) Information Assurance
9 9 (9.00%) Target Operating Model
10 8 (8.00%) Cryptography
10 8 (8.00%) Security Management
11 7 (7.00%) Information Security Management
12 6 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (6.00%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.00%) Perl
1 2 (2.00%) PHP
1 2 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) CISSP
2 12 (12.00%) Degree
3 8 (8.00%) CISM
4 6 (6.00%) CLAS
5 5 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (4.00%) CEH
6 4 (4.00%) CISA
6 4 (4.00%) GIAC
6 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (3.00%) IISP
7 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.00%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.00%) SANS
9 1 (1.00%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.00%) CRISC
9 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.00%) GDPR
2 22 (22.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (13.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.00%) BS7799
6 2 (2.00%) COBIT
7 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.00%) QA
7 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.00%) IAG
3 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.00%) AlgoSec
2 4 (4.00%) Tufin
3 3 (3.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (3.00%) IBM
3 3 (3.00%) VMware
4 2 (2.00%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco
4 2 (2.00%) Citrix
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (1.00%) Charles River
5 1 (1.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.00%) Juniper
5 1 (1.00%) Remedy
5 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com