The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 127 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.11% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.14% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £750 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £361
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-15.71% -
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
2040 2152 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.06% 79.21% 74.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1223 865
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 32
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 3 - - 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £750 -
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (44.44%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) Cybercrime
2 3 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
2 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Head of Security
2 2 (22.22%) Software Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Information
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Cybercrime
1 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
1 1 (11.11%) Nmap