The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 118 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.16% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
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£438 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.75 £26.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+102.88% -56.66%
Cyber Security
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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Cyber Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 6 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 - - 7
Aberdeen +1 1 £375 -11.76%
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Cyber Security
UK

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security.

1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) CISM
2 8 (57.14%) CISSP
3 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) CISMP
4 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (42.86%) Banking
4 6 (42.86%) Intranet
4 6 (42.86%) Internet
5 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Security Management
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.14%) ISSMP
8 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
8 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
8 1 (7.14%) GIAC
8 1 (7.14%) Legal
8 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (7.14%) MCSA
8 1 (7.14%) CCNA
8 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Intranet
1 6 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Information Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) SCADA
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Security Management
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Security
4 1 (7.14%) Information Assurance
4 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CISM
1 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) CISMP
4 1 (7.14%) ISSMP
4 1 (7.14%) GIAC
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) SSCP
4 1 (7.14%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS