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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 130 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 0.036% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.046% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £265
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.84 - £55.00
Cyber Security
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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
2642 2190 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.36% 78.35% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1126 881
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 29 38
Average hourly rate £30.50 £24.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.77% -16.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.93 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £165.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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
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 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 3 £350 - 7
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 2
Cyber Security
UK

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) CISSP
3 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 7 (50.00%) CISM
3 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (42.86%) CISMP
4 6 (42.86%) Intranet
4 6 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) SSCP
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) ITSM
7 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
7 1 (7.14%) Legal
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Retail
7 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) ISSMP
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) MCSA
7 1 (7.14%) MS Visio

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Intranet
1 6 (42.86%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Russian Language
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Security Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) Information Analyst
3 6 (42.86%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Security Risk Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) IT Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) SCADA
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
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 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Security
4 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 7 (50.00%) CISM
2 7 (50.00%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) CISMP
4 2 (14.29%) SSCP
5 1 (7.14%) ISSMP
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft