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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 136 132
Rank change year-on-year +51 -4  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 32 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.45% 0.51% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.60% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 1
Median daily rate £460 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £289 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £431 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £68.00

Cybersecurity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1815 2515 2405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.35% 85.49% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3457 5158 3899
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £233 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £501 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 148 219
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +20.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.25 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +31 23 £600 +50.00% 6
Glasgow -2 5 £194 -43.76% 2
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Banking
3 9 (23.68%) Internet
4 8 (21.05%) ITIL
5 7 (18.42%) CISSP
5 7 (18.42%) Firewall
5 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.42%) SIEM
6 6 (15.79%) Analytics
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) Information Security
6 6 (15.79%) Change Management
6 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 6 (15.79%) Release Management
7 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.16%) VPN
8 4 (10.53%) LAN
8 4 (10.53%) WAN
8 4 (10.53%) Cisco
8 4 (10.53%) Juniper
8 4 (10.53%) Java
8 4 (10.53%) CMDB
8 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
8 4 (10.53%) Fault Management
8 4 (10.53%) QMS
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (10.53%) Attack Monitoring

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 2 (5.26%) Apache
1 2 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Internet
2 7 (18.42%) Firewall
3 5 (13.16%) VPN
4 4 (10.53%) LAN
4 4 (10.53%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.63%) DNS
6 1 (2.63%) IPsec
6 1 (2.63%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.63%) SSL
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Big Data
1 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Law
4 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Security Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Coordinator
3 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Head of Infrastructure
5 2 (5.26%) Head of Security
5 2 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Grok
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) HTML5
1 1 (2.63%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) CMDB
2 3 (7.89%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) SIEM
2 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.79%) Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) Change Management
3 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 6 (15.79%) Information Security
3 6 (15.79%) Project Management
3 6 (15.79%) Release Management
4 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Attack Monitoring
5 4 (10.53%) Cyber Intelligence
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Fault Management
5 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.53%) QMS
5 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) Dart
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) CISSP
2 3 (7.89%) CEH
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) SANS
3 2 (5.26%) CCSP
3 2 (5.26%) SSCP
4 1 (2.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PMP
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) FATCA
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (5.26%) QRadar
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco
1 4 (10.53%) Juniper
2 3 (7.89%) Splunk
3 2 (5.26%) CyberArk
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.63%) Aruba
4 1 (2.63%) F5
4 1 (2.63%) FireEye
4 1 (2.63%) Teradata