The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 87 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 32 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.62% 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 0
Median daily rate £340 £340 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £519
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £42.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -30.00%
Cybersecurity
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1589 2287 2198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.41% 79.33% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 1202 1231
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 24
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.35 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity across the Scotland region.

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Cybersecurity
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 Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +34 19 £450 +32.35% 5
Glasgow - 8 £340 - 2
Aberdeen - 3 £375 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £385 -
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 28 (49.12%) Internet
2 25 (43.86%) Finance
3 17 (29.82%) CISSP
3 17 (29.82%) Unix
4 13 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (22.81%) Information Security
4 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
6 10 (17.54%) CEH
7 9 (15.79%) Cryptography
7 9 (15.79%) Banking
7 9 (15.79%) GIAC
7 9 (15.79%) Oracle
8 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.04%) Firewall
8 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
9 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
9 7 (12.28%) Network Security
9 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
9 7 (12.28%) CREST Certified
9 7 (12.28%) CISM
9 7 (12.28%) SQL
9 7 (12.28%) Windows
10 6 (10.53%) Project Management
10 6 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
10 6 (10.53%) SANS
10 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
10 6 (10.53%) SIEM

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 2 (3.51%) CICS
1 2 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 28 (49.12%) Internet
2 8 (14.04%) Firewall
3 7 (12.28%) Network Security
4 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) LAN
5 3 (5.26%) NetScreen
5 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) HTTP
6 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) BODI
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.75%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Retail
4 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Consultant
2 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Security Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) SIEM Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) CISSP Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) DBA
5 5 (8.77%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (8.77%) Security Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Security Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Security Risk Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Cryptography
2 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) PKI
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Statistics
4 2 (3.51%) CMDB
4 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) CESG
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Unix
2 7 (12.28%) Windows
3 5 (8.77%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) AIX
4 2 (3.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (22.81%) Information Security
1 13 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
3 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
5 6 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
5 6 (10.53%) SIEM
6 5 (8.77%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL
7 4 (7.02%) Test Management
7 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.26%) BDD
8 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 3 (5.26%) Fault Management
8 3 (5.26%) Threat Management
8 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) C
2 3 (5.26%) Java
2 3 (5.26%) Perl
2 3 (5.26%) Python
2 3 (5.26%) VBA
3 2 (3.51%) JCL
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) CISSP
2 10 (17.54%) CEH
3 9 (15.79%) GIAC
4 7 (12.28%) CISM
4 7 (12.28%) CREST Certified
4 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) SANS
5 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.02%) ISEB
7 2 (3.51%) CCSP
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.26%) COBIT
2 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) ISO27005
3 1 (1.75%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (5.26%) QRadar
2 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.75%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) Splunk
3 5 (8.77%) Compuware
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco
4 3 (5.26%) Intel Security
4 3 (5.26%) Juniper
4 3 (5.26%) Qualys
4 3 (5.26%) Symantec
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.51%) Siebel