Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 134 196
Rank change year-on-year -13 +62 -17
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 58 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 0.81% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.95% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 2
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -34.58% +18.89%
10th Percentile £321 £223 £361
90th Percentile £544 £850 £730
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £520
% change year-on-year +5.26% -8.65% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £42.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year -2.96% -8.15% -12.38%

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 4,413 3,063 4,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.66% 85.27% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,681 1,795 2,596
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £234
90th Percentile £550 £517 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 64 84
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -48.61% +32.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.27 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.86 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -4 26 £394 +12.50% 13
Edinburgh -19 26 £450 +3.45% 10
Aberdeenshire - 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £400 -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 14 (24.14%) Splunk
3 12 (20.69%) Analytics
3 12 (20.69%) Python
3 12 (20.69%) Information Security
4 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.97%) Unix
5 9 (15.52%) MPLS
5 9 (15.52%) Firewall
5 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
5 9 (15.52%) Big Data
6 8 (13.79%) QA
6 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.79%) Scrum
6 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.79%) Degree
6 8 (13.79%) Project Management
7 7 (12.07%) CISSP
7 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
7 7 (12.07%) Asset Management
7 7 (12.07%) GAP Analysis
7 7 (12.07%) JIRA
7 7 (12.07%) Kafka
7 7 (12.07%) Internal Audit
7 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (12.07%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (10.34%) DevOps
8 6 (10.34%) REST
8 6 (10.34%) SDLC
8 6 (10.34%) SIEM

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 3 (5.17%) Apache
1 3 (5.17%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Firewall
1 9 (15.52%) MPLS
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (8.62%) HTTP
2 5 (8.62%) Internet
2 5 (8.62%) IPFIX
3 4 (6.90%) Network Security
3 4 (6.90%) WAN
4 2 (3.45%) DSL
4 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.45%) IPsec
4 2 (3.45%) Profibus
4 2 (3.45%) RS-232
4 2 (3.45%) RS-485
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.72%) 2G
5 1 (1.72%) 3G
5 1 (1.72%) 4G
5 1 (1.72%) LTE
5 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Big Data
2 5 (8.62%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.90%) Apache Zeppelin
4 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.72%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.07%) JIRA
3 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.72%) Gatling
4 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Analyst
2 10 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 8 (13.79%) Consultant
3 8 (13.79%) Security Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Security Project Manager
5 6 (10.34%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) IT Manager
6 5 (8.62%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (8.62%) IT Security Manager
6 5 (8.62%) IT Security Project Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Network Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Network Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Kafka
2 6 (10.34%) HTML
2 6 (10.34%) REST
3 5 (8.62%) CSS
4 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.17%) Angular 2
5 3 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.72%) Akka
6 1 (1.72%) HTML5
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) Node.js
6 1 (1.72%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.72%) SailPoint
6 1 (1.72%) SOAP
6 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (8.62%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.45%) SCADA
7 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.72%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Unix
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
3 3 (5.17%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Analytics
1 12 (20.69%) Information Security
2 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.79%) Project Management
3 8 (13.79%) Scrum
3 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.07%) Asset Management
4 7 (12.07%) GAP Analysis
4 7 (12.07%) Internal Audit
5 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.34%) DevOps
5 6 (10.34%) SDLC
5 6 (10.34%) SIEM
5 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
6 5 (8.62%) Business Continuity
6 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.62%) Data Analytics
6 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.62%) Machine Learning
6 5 (8.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Python
2 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 5 (8.62%) Scala
4 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.45%) SQL
6 1 (1.72%) Dart
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) CISSP
3 5 (8.62%) SANS
4 2 (3.45%) CISA
4 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.45%) GIAC
4 2 (3.45%) MCSE
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.45%) PMP
5 1 (1.72%) APMP
5 1 (1.72%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.72%) CRISC
5 1 (1.72%) ISEB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) QA
2 5 (8.62%) COBIT
2 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.72%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Ansible
2 4 (6.90%) Kibana
3 2 (3.45%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) RSA Archer
4 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Splunk
2 6 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (5.17%) CyberArk
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) Perforce
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Qualys
4 2 (3.45%) Tableau
5 1 (1.72%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.72%) ForeScout
5 1 (1.72%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.72%) ScanSafe
5 1 (1.72%) Shavlik
5 1 (1.72%) Snow
5 1 (1.72%) Symantec
5 1 (1.72%) Teradata