Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 118 84
Rank change year-on-year +14 -34 +48
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 32 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.13% 0.81% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.94% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £346 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.74% -13.44% +15.94%
10th Percentile £328 £260 £306
90th Percentile £512 £616 £555
Scotland median daily rate £510 £401 £350
% change year-on-year +27.34% +14.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £46.25 -

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 2,492 2,553 1,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.27% 86.45% 85.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,247 1,482 996
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £562 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 31
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -16.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.24 £14.25
90th Percentile £44.45 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +7.64%

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 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 17 (53.13%) Banking
2 10 (31.25%) SaaS
2 10 (31.25%) CISSP
3 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (21.88%) Splunk
4 7 (21.88%) Finance
5 6 (18.75%) Unix
5 6 (18.75%) Windows
5 6 (18.75%) PaaS
5 6 (18.75%) PKI
5 6 (18.75%) IaaS
5 6 (18.75%) GDPR
5 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (15.63%) Information Security
6 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (12.50%) Robotics
7 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (12.50%) Records Management
7 4 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (12.50%) Internal Audit
7 4 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (9.38%) Data Protection

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) SaaS
2 6 (18.75%) IaaS
2 6 (18.75%) PaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Office 365
General
1 17 (53.13%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Security Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Security Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Service Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Service Assurance Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
7 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) ICT Manager
7 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (6.25%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) PKI
1 6 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.50%) Robotics
3 2 (6.25%) Cyberattack
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
4 1 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Unix
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (15.63%) Information Security
2 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 4 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (12.50%) Internal Audit
3 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 4 (12.50%) Records Management
3 4 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
4 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) CISSP
2 2 (6.25%) SANS
3 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) GDPR
2 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (6.25%) COBIT
4 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Splunk
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Qualys
3 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.13%) ForeScout
3 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
3 1 (3.13%) Planview
3 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.13%) Shavlik
3 1 (3.13%) Snow
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec