Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 81 129
Rank change year-on-year -38 +48 -12
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 19 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.66% 1.57% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.87% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £382 £450 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.22% +30.43% -23.33%
10th Percentile £280 £323 £320
90th Percentile £618 £560 £360
Scotland median daily rate £438 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +25.07% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,491 1,495 2,500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.22% 83.66% 83.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,449 908 1,294
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £268 £262
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 20
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.33% +21.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £12.32
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.38 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year -2.33% -7.92% +3.78%

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 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 10 (52.63%) Internet
2 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Information Security
3 6 (31.58%) Firewall
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) CISSP
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
5 3 (15.79%) Database Security
5 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) VLAN
5 3 (15.79%) COBIT
5 3 (15.79%) JIRA
5 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
5 3 (15.79%) LAN
5 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (15.79%) Data Security
5 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 3 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) Internet
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
4 3 (15.79%) LAN
4 3 (15.79%) VLAN
4 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) DMZ
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) HTTP
5 1 (5.26%) SMTP
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Zephyr
3 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Security Advisor
5 2 (10.53%) Security Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Database Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Information Security
2 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.79%) Data Security
4 3 (15.79%) Database Security
4 3 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.53%) CRM
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (10.53%) Microservices
5 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
5 2 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) Dart
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) CEH
2 2 (10.53%) OSCP
2 2 (10.53%) SANS
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (5.26%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) CLAS
3 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) GIAC
3 1 (5.26%) GPEN
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) COBIT
3 2 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Bloomberg
1 2 (10.53%) Citrix
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Teradata
1 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.26%) CyberArk
2 1 (5.26%) ForeScout
2 1 (5.26%) Ivanti
2 1 (5.26%) Snow
2 1 (5.26%) Splunk
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec