Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 125 141
Rank change year-on-year +22 +16 +56
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 106 67 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.98% 1.34% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.57% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 38
Scotland median daily rate £475 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £278 £277
90th Percentile £649 £650 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £489 £500
% change year-on-year +2.30% -2.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -14.37%

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 4,708 4,271 3,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.93% 85.45% 84.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,544 2,404 2,181
Scotland median daily rate £400 £389 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +9.51% -5.33%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £243
90th Percentile £550 £529 £488
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 113 99
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.80 £9.87
90th Percentile £49.13 £44.35 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +2.70% +2.27%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +18 66 £513 +20.59% 13
Edinburgh +7 40 £403 -5.35% 20
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 36 (33.96%) Finance
3 31 (29.25%) CISSP
4 28 (26.42%) Windows
5 26 (24.53%) Linux
6 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (23.58%) GDPR
7 24 (22.64%) Security Operations
7 24 (22.64%) SQL
8 23 (21.70%) Banking
8 23 (21.70%) Data Protection
9 22 (20.75%) Symantec
10 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
10 21 (19.81%) Analytics
11 20 (18.87%) Cryptography
11 20 (18.87%) Information Security
11 20 (18.87%) Sybase
11 20 (18.87%) Python
11 20 (18.87%) Cyberthreat
11 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
12 19 (17.92%) Terraform
12 19 (17.92%) CISM
12 19 (17.92%) Jenkins
12 19 (17.92%) Hortonworks
12 19 (17.92%) Cloudera
12 19 (17.92%) Neo4j
12 19 (17.92%) Hadoop
12 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
13 18 (16.98%) Ruby
13 18 (16.98%) Bash Shell

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 9 (8.49%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.83%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.89%) CMS
4 2 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.98%) GitHub
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.38%) SaaS
4 8 (7.55%) IaaS
4 8 (7.55%) PaaS
5 5 (4.72%) Office 365
6 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.89%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) Firewall
2 4 (3.77%) VPN
3 3 (2.83%) DHCP
3 3 (2.83%) DNS
3 3 (2.83%) VLAN
3 3 (2.83%) Wireless
4 2 (1.89%) Network Security
5 1 (0.94%) HTTP
5 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
3 19 (17.92%) Hadoop
3 19 (17.92%) Neo4j
4 18 (16.98%) ArangoDB
5 3 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) Big Data
6 2 (1.89%) DB2
6 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.89%) QlikView
6 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.94%) HBase
7 1 (0.94%) OrientDB
7 1 (0.94%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 19 (17.92%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.77%) JIRA
3 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.89%) JUnit
3 2 (1.89%) Selenium
3 2 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 36 (33.96%) Finance
2 23 (21.70%) Banking
3 9 (8.49%) Legal
4 5 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Law
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (19.81%) Analyst
2 16 (15.09%) Consultant
3 13 (12.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.32%) Security Consultant
5 11 (10.38%) Security Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Architect
6 10 (9.43%) Security Architect
7 9 (8.49%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Security Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (4.72%) Data Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Service Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Data Protection Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Designer
10 4 (3.77%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.83%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.83%) REST
3 2 (1.89%) CSS
3 2 (1.89%) D3.js
3 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.89%) Highcharts JS
3 2 (1.89%) HTML
3 2 (1.89%) React
3 2 (1.89%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (1.89%) Spring
3 2 (1.89%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.94%) Akka
4 1 (0.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.94%) Middleware
4 1 (0.94%) OAuth
4 1 (0.94%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.94%) SAML
4 1 (0.94%) SOAP
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (8.49%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (6.60%) PKI
4 5 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.89%) Blog
6 2 (1.89%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Robotics
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) CESG
7 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.94%) FMCG
7 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.42%) Windows
2 26 (24.53%) Linux
3 12 (11.32%) Unix
4 3 (2.83%) Solaris
4 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Phone
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.64%) Security Operations
3 23 (21.70%) Data Protection
4 21 (19.81%) Analytics
5 20 (18.87%) Cryptography
5 20 (18.87%) Information Security
6 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
7 18 (16.98%) Data Encryption
7 18 (16.98%) Data Loss Prevention
7 18 (16.98%) DRM
7 18 (16.98%) IT Strategy
7 18 (16.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 16 (15.09%) DevOps
9 15 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (14.15%) Risk Management
10 12 (11.32%) Data Governance
10 12 (11.32%) E-Discovery
10 12 (11.32%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (8.49%) Service Management
12 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) SQL
2 20 (18.87%) Python
3 18 (16.98%) Bash Shell
3 18 (16.98%) Go
3 18 (16.98%) Perl
3 18 (16.98%) Ruby
4 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.89%) Java
5 2 (1.89%) Java 8
5 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.94%) Scala
6 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (29.25%) CISSP
2 19 (17.92%) CISM
3 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) APMP
5 2 (1.89%) SANS
6 1 (0.94%) CCNA
6 1 (0.94%) CCNP
6 1 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.94%) CISA
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.94%) Degree
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.58%) GDPR
2 18 (16.98%) FINRA
3 13 (12.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (3.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.83%) QA
6 2 (1.89%) COBIT
6 2 (1.89%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.83%) vSphere
2 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (17.92%) Terraform
2 9 (8.49%) Kibana
3 6 (5.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (3.77%) logstash
5 3 (2.83%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (2.83%) Malwarebytes
5 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.89%) Ansible
7 1 (0.94%) Ambari
7 1 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.94%) Oozie
7 1 (0.94%) SCCM
7 1 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (34.91%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.75%) Symantec
3 20 (18.87%) Sybase
4 19 (17.92%) Cloudera
4 19 (17.92%) Hortonworks
5 18 (16.98%) McAfee
5 18 (16.98%) Oracle
5 18 (16.98%) Varonis
6 11 (10.38%) Splunk
7 3 (2.83%) Apple
7 3 (2.83%) Avaya
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco
7 3 (2.83%) Dell
7 3 (2.83%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.83%) Qualys
7 3 (2.83%) Sophos
7 3 (2.83%) VMware
8 2 (1.89%) Adobe
8 2 (1.89%) Omniture
8 2 (1.89%) Tableau