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 3 months to 25 April 2017 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 85 77
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 14 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.39% 0.33% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.39% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Median daily rate £435 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -13.50% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £46.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.86% +22.66%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 866 1272 1228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 86.08% 83.03% 80.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 735 707
Median daily rate £408 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 8 (34.78%) CISSP
1 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
1 8 (34.78%) Information Security
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) CREST Certified
3 6 (26.09%) Cryptography
3 6 (26.09%) CEH
4 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 5 (21.74%) GIAC
4 5 (21.74%) Internet
4 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 5 (21.74%) SANS
4 5 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
5 4 (17.39%) Data Analytics
5 4 (17.39%) Analytics
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Statistics
6 3 (13.04%) ISEB
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) SIEM
7 2 (8.70%) High Availability
7 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.70%) CyberArk
7 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database

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 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) IPsec
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
1 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 7 (30.43%) Security Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Security Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) Head of Security
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) CESG
1 1 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Information Security
1 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Cryptography
3 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 5 (21.74%) Ethical Hacking
4 5 (21.74%) Information Assurance
5 4 (17.39%) Analytics
5 4 (17.39%) Data Analytics
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) SIEM
6 3 (13.04%) Statistics
7 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.70%) ETL
7 2 (8.70%) Network Design
7 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) CEH
3 6 (26.09%) CREST Certified
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) GIAC
4 5 (21.74%) SANS
5 3 (13.04%) ISEB
6 2 (8.70%) SSCP
7 1 (4.35%) CISM
7 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) FATCA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) ISO27005
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (8.70%) QRadar
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) CyberArk
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
1 2 (8.70%) Symantec
2 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.35%) FireEye
2 1 (4.35%) Splunk