Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 122 189
Rank change year-on-year +3 +67 -6
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 69 59 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 1.36% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.62% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 5
Scotland median daily rate £438 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.24% +1.43% +4.87%
10th Percentile £278 £280 £320
90th Percentile £650 £550 £369
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £485
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.09% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.75 £40.88
% change year-on-year +33.33% -17.43% -6.57%

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 4249 3633 5027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.19% 83.56% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2422 2128 2624
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 87 102
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +2 31 £425 +25.00% 1
Edinburgh -22 29 £425 +6.31% 7
Scottish Borders +6 3 £550 +42.86%
Aberdeen -7 3 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 29 (42.03%) Finance
2 26 (37.68%) Firewall
3 21 (30.43%) Linux
3 21 (30.43%) Splunk
4 20 (28.99%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (28.99%) Analytics
4 20 (28.99%) Java
5 18 (26.09%) CISSP
6 16 (23.19%) CEH
6 16 (23.19%) SIEM
7 15 (21.74%) SANS
7 15 (21.74%) Python
8 14 (20.29%) Unix
8 14 (20.29%) Internet
9 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
9 13 (18.84%) Banking
9 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
9 13 (18.84%) QA
10 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
10 12 (17.39%) Big Data
10 12 (17.39%) SDLC
10 12 (17.39%) Anomaly Detection
10 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (17.39%) JIRA
10 12 (17.39%) Perl
10 12 (17.39%) DNS
11 11 (15.94%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
11 11 (15.94%) Hadoop
12 10 (14.49%) Kafka

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 10 (14.49%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
3 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) IaaS
1 4 (5.80%) PaaS
1 4 (5.80%) SaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.68%) Firewall
2 14 (20.29%) Internet
3 12 (17.39%) DNS
4 7 (10.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (8.70%) LAN
5 6 (8.70%) Network Security
6 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.35%) VLAN
7 3 (4.35%) VPN
7 3 (4.35%) WAN
7 3 (4.35%) Wireless
8 1 (1.45%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.45%) DMZ
8 1 (1.45%) HTTP
8 1 (1.45%) LDAP
8 1 (1.45%) SMTP
8 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) Big Data
2 11 (15.94%) Hadoop
3 10 (14.49%) Parquet
4 9 (13.04%) Data Mining
5 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.35%) DB2
6 3 (4.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.45%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
2 12 (17.39%) JIRA
3 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.35%) FishEye
4 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.45%) Zephyr
General
1 29 (42.03%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Security Engineer
2 15 (21.74%) Developer
3 14 (20.29%) Analyst
4 11 (15.94%) Splunk Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Analytics Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Java Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Test Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Consultant
8 5 (7.25%) Security Architect
9 4 (5.80%) Security Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Security Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
11 2 (2.90%) Financial Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Information Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Grok
1 10 (14.49%) Kafka
1 10 (14.49%) Regular Expression
2 6 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) HTML
3 2 (2.90%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.59%) PKI
3 7 (10.14%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (10.14%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.35%) CMDB
5 3 (4.35%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (4.35%) Cybercrime
5 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.45%) CESG
7 1 (1.45%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Linux
2 14 (20.29%) Unix
3 10 (14.49%) Windows
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Analytics
1 20 (28.99%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (23.19%) SIEM
3 13 (18.84%) Configuration Management
4 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.39%) Anomaly Detection
4 12 (17.39%) SDLC
5 10 (14.49%) Data Analysis
5 10 (14.49%) DevOps
6 9 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (13.04%) Computer Security
6 9 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (13.04%) Mathematics
6 9 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
6 9 (13.04%) Process Management
6 9 (13.04%) Statistical Modelling
7 8 (11.59%) Content Management
7 8 (11.59%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) Java
2 15 (21.74%) Python
3 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
3 12 (17.39%) Perl
4 7 (10.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.14%) SQL
5 6 (8.70%) C#
5 6 (8.70%) C++
6 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) Dart
7 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) CISSP
2 16 (23.19%) CEH
3 15 (21.74%) SANS
4 3 (4.35%) CISA
4 3 (4.35%) CISM
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) OSCP
5 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.45%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.45%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.45%) CLAS
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.45%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.45%) GIAC
6 1 (1.45%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) QA
2 6 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.90%) COBIT
3 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.45%) GDPR
4 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (4.35%) NFS
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (11.59%) Ansible
2 8 (11.59%) Puppet
3 6 (8.70%) Netcool
3 6 (8.70%) SCOM
4 3 (4.35%) WMI
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 21 (30.43%) Splunk
2 7 (10.14%) Cloudera
3 6 (8.70%) CyberArk
4 3 (4.35%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) Juniper
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) Perforce
4 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.35%) Sybase
5 2 (2.90%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.90%) Teradata
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
6 1 (1.45%) Aruba
6 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.45%) F5
6 1 (1.45%) FireEye