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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK / Scotland
Rank 84 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -4
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 22 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 0.19% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.24% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Median daily rate £350 £750 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% -20.47%

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
1371 2093 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.74% 79.16% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1152 1126
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 22
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% +40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.90 £43.95 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +24 9 £438 - 8
Glasgow - 8 £350 - 1
Aberdeen - 3 £375 - 1
Scottish Borders -1 1 £385 -48.66%
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 23 (46.00%) Internet
2 21 (42.00%) Finance
3 15 (30.00%) CISSP
4 11 (22.00%) Information Security
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
5 10 (20.00%) CEH
5 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.00%) Unix
6 9 (18.00%) GIAC
6 9 (18.00%) Cryptography
7 8 (16.00%) Firewall
7 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (16.00%) Information Assurance
8 7 (14.00%) CREST Certified
8 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
8 7 (14.00%) Windows
8 7 (14.00%) Oracle
8 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (12.00%) Banking
9 6 (12.00%) SQL
9 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.00%) SANS
10 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
10 5 (10.00%) CISM
10 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (10.00%) Network Security
10 5 (10.00%) Release Management
11 4 (8.00%) Retail

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 (4.00%) CICS
2 1 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.00%) Internet
2 8 (16.00%) Firewall
3 5 (10.00%) Network Security
3 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) NetScreen
4 3 (6.00%) VPN
4 3 (6.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) HTTP
5 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) Big Data
3 2 (4.00%) BODI
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
1 13 (26.00%) Consultant
2 12 (24.00%) Security Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) DBA
6 4 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) SIEM Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) CISSP Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Coordinator
7 3 (6.00%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) PKI
2 3 (6.00%) Statistics
3 2 (4.00%) CMDB
3 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Unix
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (22.00%) Information Security
1 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
2 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.00%) Information Assurance
4 7 (14.00%) Security Architecture
5 6 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (10.00%) Release Management
7 4 (8.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) ITIL
7 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) SIEM
8 3 (6.00%) BDD
8 3 (6.00%) Process Management
8 3 (6.00%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (6.00%) Security Operations
8 3 (6.00%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) Java
2 3 (6.00%) Perl
2 3 (6.00%) Python
2 3 (6.00%) VBA
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) JCL
3 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) CISSP
2 10 (20.00%) CEH
3 9 (18.00%) GIAC
4 7 (14.00%) CREST Certified
4 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.00%) SANS
5 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) CISM
7 4 (8.00%) ISEB
8 2 (4.00%) CCSP
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) COBIT
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) ISO27005
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) QRadar
2 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Compuware
2 4 (8.00%) Splunk
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) Juniper
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Siebel
5 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.00%) Qualys
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec