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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 139 122 127
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £400 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £388 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £488 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £68.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +44.23%
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
2384 2346 2035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.69% 79.82% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1380 1244 1142
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 61 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -6 6 £475 - 2
Glasgow +8 3 £360 -
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 5 (35.71%) Information Security
1 5 (35.71%) PKI
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
3 3 (21.43%) Splunk
3 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (14.29%) Threat Management
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (14.29%) Cybercrime
4 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (14.29%) Qualys
4 2 (14.29%) COBIT
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Security Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Finance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Finance Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Security
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) PKI
2 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 2 (14.29%) Cybercrime
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 2 (14.29%) SIEM
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (14.29%) Threat Management
4 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (7.14%) Kanban
5 1 (7.14%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) TDD
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) GIAC
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) COBIT
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) Nessus
2 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Splunk
2 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
2 2 (14.29%) Qualys
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec