Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 102 99
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +24
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 41 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.37% 1.16% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.36% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £415 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.76% -17.50% +15.94%
10th Percentile £303 £260 £337
90th Percentile £588 £745 £550
Scotland median daily rate £463 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +12.12% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 2,652 2,345 1,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.73% 84.72% 85.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,366 1,134
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £560 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +13.27% +10.36%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.20 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.27 £39.20 £47.91
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +56.41%

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 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 (41.46%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) Banking
3 13 (31.71%) CISSP
4 12 (29.27%) Information Security
4 12 (29.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (24.39%) SaaS
6 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
6 8 (19.51%) Splunk
7 7 (17.07%) PaaS
7 7 (17.07%) IaaS
7 7 (17.07%) Project Management
7 7 (17.07%) Unix
7 7 (17.07%) Windows
7 7 (17.07%) Supplier Management
7 7 (17.07%) PKI
8 5 (12.20%) COBIT
8 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.20%) Service Management
8 5 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (12.20%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 5 (12.20%) SANS
8 5 (12.20%) Threat Intelligence
9 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (9.76%) Qualys
10 3 (7.32%) Validation
10 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS

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 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) SaaS
2 7 (17.07%) IaaS
2 7 (17.07%) PaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) Network Security
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 16 (39.02%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Legal
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Security Engineer
3 8 (19.51%) Project Manager
4 7 (17.07%) Security Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Security Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) ICT Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Service Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Supplier Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.88%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) PKI
2 5 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.88%) Cyberattack
3 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.44%) CESG
4 1 (2.44%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Unix
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Information Security
2 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
2 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.07%) Project Management
3 7 (17.07%) Supplier Management
4 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
4 5 (12.20%) Threat Intelligence
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (7.32%) Network Segmentation
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.32%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) Validation
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.88%) ITIL
7 2 (4.88%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) CISSP
2 5 (12.20%) SANS
3 2 (4.88%) APMP
4 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.20%) COBIT
3 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (4.88%) GDPR
4 2 (4.88%) QA
5 1 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Splunk
2 4 (9.76%) Qualys
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) CyberArk
3 1 (2.44%) ForeScout
3 1 (2.44%) Ivanti
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Planview
3 1 (2.44%) ScanSafe
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.44%) Shavlik
3 1 (2.44%) Snow
3 1 (2.44%) Symantec