The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 89 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+22.66% +44.23%
Cybersecurity
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1253 1168 953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 80.05% 74.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 673 542
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 17
Average hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.42% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £13.85 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cybersecurity across the Edinburgh region.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cybersecurity.

1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) CISSP
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) GIAC
4 1 (12.50%) Nessus
4 1 (12.50%) Nmap
4 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (12.50%) Qualys
4 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (12.50%) COBIT
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
4 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) CISA
4 1 (12.50%) CISM
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (12.50%) SIEM

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cybersecurity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Information
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Security
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Cybercrime
2 1 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (12.50%) Threat Management
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) GIAC
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nessus
1 1 (12.50%) Nmap
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
2 1 (12.50%) Qualys
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec