Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 19 August 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 114 167
Rank change year-on-year 0 +53 +19
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 106 62 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.94% 1.42% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 1.69% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 24
Scotland median daily rate £450 £438 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +24.11% -6.00%
10th Percentile £327 £260 £283
90th Percentile £548 £750 £469
UK median daily rate £500 £480 £525
% change year-on-year +4.17% -8.57% +11.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £9.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% +400.00% -76.83%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,780 3,674 4,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.26% 84.34% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,752 2,106 2,628
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 88 101
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.45% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +17 61 £475 +11.76% 11
Edinburgh -16 42 £438 -2.78% 4
Aberdeenshire - 1 - - 1
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 34 (32.08%) Finance
2 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 26 (24.53%) Analytics
4 25 (23.58%) CISSP
5 24 (22.64%) Python
5 24 (22.64%) Information Security
6 23 (21.70%) Linux
6 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (19.81%) Splunk
7 21 (19.81%) Unix
7 21 (19.81%) Windows
8 18 (16.98%) Cyberthreat
9 17 (16.04%) SQL
10 15 (14.15%) Hadoop
10 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (14.15%) Jenkins
11 14 (13.21%) Banking
11 14 (13.21%) Risk Management
12 13 (12.26%) Symantec
12 13 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 13 (12.26%) DevOps
12 13 (12.26%) Data Loss Prevention
13 12 (11.32%) GDPR
13 12 (11.32%) Security Operations
13 12 (11.32%) Relational Database
13 12 (11.32%) Cloudera
13 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
13 12 (11.32%) Data Protection
13 12 (11.32%) Neo4j
13 12 (11.32%) SQL Server

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (3.77%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.83%) Apache
2 3 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.43%) GitHub
3 8 (7.55%) SaaS
4 7 (6.60%) IaaS
4 7 (6.60%) PaaS
5 5 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.83%) Office 365
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) Firewall
2 6 (5.66%) HTTP
3 5 (4.72%) Internet
3 5 (4.72%) MPLS
3 5 (4.72%) Network Security
4 4 (3.77%) WAN
5 3 (2.83%) DNS
5 3 (2.83%) VPN
5 3 (2.83%) Wireless
6 2 (1.89%) DHCP
6 2 (1.89%) VLAN
7 1 (0.94%) 3G
7 1 (0.94%) 4G
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.94%) DSL
7 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.94%) LTE
7 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) Hadoop
2 12 (11.32%) Neo4j
2 12 (11.32%) Relational Database
2 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.43%) ArangoDB
4 9 (8.49%) Big Data
5 4 (3.77%) Apache Zeppelin
5 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.77%) QlikView
6 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.89%) DB2
7 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.89%) OrientDB
7 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.94%) HBase
8 1 (0.94%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.60%) JIRA
4 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.89%) JUnit
4 2 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (0.94%) Gatling
General
1 34 (32.08%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 5 (4.72%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Analyst
2 13 (12.26%) Consultant
3 10 (9.43%) Developer
3 10 (9.43%) Project Manager
3 10 (9.43%) Security Analyst
3 10 (9.43%) Security Consultant
3 10 (9.43%) Security Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Security Manager
5 7 (6.60%) Architect
5 7 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Security Architect
6 6 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) Security Project Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Designer
8 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.77%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Kafka
2 7 (6.60%) REST
3 6 (5.66%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.72%) CSS
4 5 (4.72%) HTML
5 3 (2.83%) Angular 2
6 2 (1.89%) Akka
6 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.89%) Middleware
6 2 (1.89%) Node.js
6 2 (1.89%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.89%) SOAP
6 2 (1.89%) Spring
6 2 (1.89%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.89%) Web Services
7 1 (0.94%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.94%) LDAP
7 1 (0.94%) OAuth
7 1 (0.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.98%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (6.60%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.66%) PKI
4 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.77%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.89%) iPhone
7 2 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.94%) Blog
8 1 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.94%) FMCG
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) Linux
2 21 (19.81%) Unix
2 21 (19.81%) Windows
3 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.89%) Solaris
4 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) Analytics
2 24 (22.64%) Information Security
3 23 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (13.21%) Risk Management
5 13 (12.26%) Data Loss Prevention
5 13 (12.26%) DevOps
6 12 (11.32%) Data Protection
6 12 (11.32%) Security Operations
6 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
7 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (9.43%) Cryptography
8 10 (9.43%) Data Encryption
8 10 (9.43%) Data Governance
8 10 (9.43%) DRM
8 10 (9.43%) E-Discovery
8 10 (9.43%) IT Strategy
8 10 (9.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 9 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (8.49%) Project Management
9 9 (8.49%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) Python
2 17 (16.04%) SQL
3 10 (9.43%) Bash Shell
3 10 (9.43%) Go
3 10 (9.43%) Perl
3 10 (9.43%) Ruby
4 7 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.66%) Java
5 6 (5.66%) Scala
5 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.89%) Java 8
7 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) CISSP
2 10 (9.43%) CISM
3 9 (8.49%) Degree
4 5 (4.72%) SANS
5 2 (1.89%) APMP
5 2 (1.89%) CISA
5 2 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.89%) ISEB
5 2 (1.89%) MCSE
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.89%) PMP
6 1 (0.94%) CCNA
6 1 (0.94%) CCNP
6 1 (0.94%) CGEIT
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.94%) GIAC
6 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.32%) GDPR
3 10 (9.43%) FINRA
4 9 (8.49%) QA
5 5 (4.72%) COBIT
6 3 (2.83%) Data Quality
6 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.94%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (1.89%) vSphere
3 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) Terraform
2 7 (6.60%) Ansible
2 7 (6.60%) Kibana
3 5 (4.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.83%) logstash
5 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.89%) Malwarebytes
5 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.89%) WSUS
6 1 (0.94%) Ambari
6 1 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.94%) Oozie
6 1 (0.94%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.94%) SCCM
6 1 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.81%) Splunk
3 13 (12.26%) Symantec
4 12 (11.32%) Cloudera
4 12 (11.32%) Sybase
5 11 (10.38%) Hortonworks
6 10 (9.43%) McAfee
6 10 (9.43%) Oracle
6 10 (9.43%) Varonis
7 5 (4.72%) Qualys
7 5 (4.72%) VMware
8 4 (3.77%) Cisco
8 4 (3.77%) Tableau
9 3 (2.83%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.83%) Perforce
10 2 (1.89%) Apple
10 2 (1.89%) Avaya
10 2 (1.89%) Dell
10 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.89%) Sophos