Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cybersecurity
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 99 85
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14 +48
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 24 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.03% 1.20% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.38% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 17
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £425 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.65% -9.57% +17.50%
10th Percentile £258 £316 £266
90th Percentile £638 £531 £830
Scotland median daily rate £420 £400 £418
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.19% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £50.50

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,997 2,542 1,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.08% 87.44% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,055 1,509 1,101
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £288 £290 £256
90th Percentile £594 £564 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 23
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +84.21% +20.14%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.46 £12.60
90th Percentile £45.38 £46.24 £52.14
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -36.36% -23.61%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Edinburgh

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cybersecurity in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Edinburgh

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (29.17%) Data Security
2 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) SIEM
4 5 (20.83%) Threat Management
4 5 (20.83%) Law
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) CISSP
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) CISM
5 4 (16.67%) Firewall
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Banking
5 4 (16.67%) Degree
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (16.67%) Splunk
6 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.50%) Tech Ops
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (20.83%) Law
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (12.50%) Architect
1 3 (12.50%) Dashboard Engineer
1 3 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
1 3 (12.50%) Operations Manager
1 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
1 3 (12.50%) Splunk Engineer
1 3 (12.50%) Technical Manager
1 3 (12.50%) Technical Operations Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (29.17%) Data Security
3 6 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) SIEM
4 5 (20.83%) Threat Management
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (12.50%) Tech Ops
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Cyber Resilience
7 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (8.33%) Information Security
7 2 (8.33%) Internal Audit
7 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CISM
1 4 (16.67%) CISSP
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) CISA
3 2 (8.33%) CEH
3 2 (8.33%) MCSA
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) GIAC
4 1 (4.17%) OSCP
4 1 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (8.33%) COBIT
3 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (4.17%) GDPR
4 1 (4.17%) NCSC
4 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Splunk
2 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
2 1 (4.17%) F5
2 1 (4.17%) HP