Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 105 140
Rank change year-on-year -12 +35 -4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 83 79 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.55% 1.63% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.91% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 34
Scotland median daily rate £413 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% -7.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £250 £305 £388
90th Percentile £625 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £19.17
% change year-on-year -1.03% -8.69% -34.53%

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 4,698 4,139 4,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.76% 85.38% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,534 2,332 2,461
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 109 110
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +4 48 £425 +6.25% 9
Glasgow -11 32 £400 -6.98% 7
Stirling -3 1 - -
Renfrewshire -26 1 £350 -15.66%
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 42 (50.60%) Finance
2 27 (32.53%) Risk Management
3 20 (24.10%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (22.89%) CISSP
5 15 (18.07%) Banking
6 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
6 13 (15.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
7 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (13.25%) Degree
8 10 (12.05%) Security Management
8 10 (12.05%) CISM
8 10 (12.05%) Project Management
9 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (9.64%) CISA
10 8 (9.64%) Legal
10 8 (9.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 8 (9.64%) GDPR
11 7 (8.43%) Identity Access Management
11 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (8.43%) SQL
12 6 (7.23%) Unix
12 6 (7.23%) SSL
12 6 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (7.23%) Change Management
12 6 (7.23%) Firewall
12 6 (7.23%) PaaS
12 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.61%) CICS
2 3 (3.61%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.23%) PaaS
3 5 (6.02%) IaaS
3 5 (6.02%) Office 365
4 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) Firewall
1 6 (7.23%) SSL
2 4 (4.82%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.61%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.61%) SSH
4 2 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (2.41%) Internet
5 1 (1.20%) DNS
5 1 (1.20%) HTTP
5 1 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.20%) LAN
5 1 (1.20%) Network Security
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.20%) VPN
5 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (4.82%) QlikView
2 3 (3.61%) DB2
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.20%) HBase
4 1 (1.20%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.20%) Hudson
General
1 42 (50.60%) Finance
2 15 (18.07%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Legal
4 4 (4.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.41%) French Language
5 2 (2.41%) German Language
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Consultant
2 19 (22.89%) Security Consultant
3 17 (20.48%) Analyst
4 15 (18.07%) Information Security Consultant
5 12 (14.46%) Architect
6 11 (13.25%) Security Architect
7 7 (8.43%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) CISSP Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Mobile Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Writer
9 3 (3.61%) Assistant Business Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Information Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Information Security Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) ISPF
1 3 (3.61%) Middleware
1 3 (3.61%) Web Services
2 2 (2.41%) J2EE
2 2 (2.41%) LDAP
2 2 (2.41%) OAuth
2 2 (2.41%) SAML
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.20%) OLE
3 1 (1.20%) React
3 1 (1.20%) REST
3 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.82%) EMV
2 4 (4.82%) PKI
3 3 (3.61%) CESG
3 3 (3.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.41%) DataPower
5 1 (1.20%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Unix
2 4 (4.82%) Android
2 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.61%) Linux
3 3 (3.61%) zOS
4 2 (2.41%) Windows
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Risk Management
2 20 (24.10%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (12.05%) Project Management
5 10 (12.05%) Security Management
6 7 (8.43%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (7.23%) Change Management
7 6 (7.23%) Data Protection
7 6 (7.23%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (6.02%) Analytics
8 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.02%) Document Management
8 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.82%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.82%) Internal Audit
9 4 (4.82%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.82%) Java
4 3 (3.61%) Assembly Language
4 3 (3.61%) CLIST
4 3 (3.61%) JCL
4 3 (3.61%) Perl
4 3 (3.61%) REXX
5 1 (1.20%) C
5 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) CISSP
2 11 (13.25%) Degree
3 10 (12.05%) CISM
4 8 (9.64%) CISA
5 5 (6.02%) CEH
6 3 (3.61%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (3.61%) CGEIT
6 3 (3.61%) CRISC
7 2 (2.41%) APMP
7 2 (2.41%) CASP
7 2 (2.41%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CISMP
8 1 (1.20%) GSEC
8 1 (1.20%) ISACA
8 1 (1.20%) ISEB
8 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.64%) GDPR
3 5 (6.02%) QA
4 3 (3.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (3.61%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.20%) COBIT
6 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 3 (3.61%) RACF
1 3 (3.61%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (2.41%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) zSecure
2 2 (2.41%) CASB
2 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.20%) Ambari
3 1 (1.20%) Ansible
3 1 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.20%) Kibana
3 1 (1.20%) logstash
3 1 (1.20%) Oozie
3 1 (1.20%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.20%) Terraform
3 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) CA
2 5 (6.02%) IBM
3 4 (4.82%) Tableau
4 3 (3.61%) Sybase
5 2 (2.41%) Brocade
5 2 (2.41%) Dell
5 2 (2.41%) Sonatype
5 2 (2.41%) Symantec
5 2 (2.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.20%) AlgoSec
6 1 (1.20%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.20%) F5
6 1 (1.20%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.20%) Okta
6 1 (1.20%) Qualys
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) Remedy
6 1 (1.20%) SAP
6 1 (1.20%) Tufin