Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ISO/IEC 27001 over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 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.

ISO/IEC 27001
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 170 171
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 +12
Contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 30 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.60% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.20% 2.48% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 7
Scotland median daily rate £381 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +16.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £300 £292 £355
90th Percentile £545 £705 £560
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £451
% change year-on-year +5.56% -0.11% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £51.17
% change year-on-year -9.57% -8.15% +13.71%

ISO/IEC 27001 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 714 564 818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.34% 12.88% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 322 408
Scotland median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -9.33%
10th Percentile £171 £153 £181
90th Percentile £550 £494 £488
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 14
Scotland median hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.50% -25.93% +77.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.25 £16.80
90th Percentile £45.05 £40.50 £42.63
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +15.38%

ISO/IEC 27001
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing ISO/IEC 27001 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in Scotland

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISO/IEC 27001 in Scotland

ISO/IEC 27001
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISO/IEC 27001 in Scotland

ISO/IEC 27001
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 ISO/IEC 27001 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +5 22 £394 -39.42% 1
Glasgow -4 3 - -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Stirling +6 1 - -
ISO/IEC 27001
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISO/IEC 27001 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for ISO/IEC 27001.

1 21 (70.00%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) CISSP
3 12 (40.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 9 (30.00%) Security Management
5 9 (30.00%) Firewall
5 9 (30.00%) Information Security Management
5 9 (30.00%) ITIL
5 9 (30.00%) Data Protection
6 8 (26.67%) Degree
6 8 (26.67%) COBIT
6 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 7 (23.33%) CISM
7 7 (23.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (20.00%) ISMS
8 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (20.00%) CESG
9 5 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
9 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (16.67%) CLAS
10 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance

ISO/IEC 27001
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 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) IaaS
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (13.33%) LAN
3 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 4 (13.33%) Wireless
4 3 (10.00%) Internet
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.67%) VLAN
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) VSAN
5 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.33%) DNS
6 1 (3.33%) HTTP
6 1 (3.33%) Skype
6 1 (3.33%) SMTP
6 1 (3.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (10.00%) Banking
1 3 (10.00%) Law
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Security Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Security Advisor
2 5 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) IT Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Security Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) CISSP Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Information Risk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Security Compliance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.00%) CESG
2 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (3.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) CentOS
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Information Security
2 9 (30.00%) Data Protection
2 9 (30.00%) Information Security Management
2 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Security Management
3 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (20.00%) ISMS
4 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (10.00%) Data Security
7 3 (10.00%) Disk Encryption
7 3 (10.00%) Forensic Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) CISSP
2 8 (26.67%) Degree
3 7 (23.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (23.33%) CISM
4 5 (16.67%) CLAS
5 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (10.00%) IISP
7 2 (6.67%) CCNA
7 2 (6.67%) CCNP
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (6.67%) MCSA
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (6.67%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.33%) SANS
8 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (26.67%) COBIT
3 5 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (10.00%) GDPR
5 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (3.33%) BS7799
6 1 (3.33%) ISO 22301
6 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) BitLocker
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) WSUS
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Avaya
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) F5
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.33%) Sophos
5 1 (3.33%) Veeam