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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK / Scotland
Rank 101 123 117
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 6 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £750 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +2.22%  

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 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +17 3 £418 - 8
Glasgow - 2 £350 - 2
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 13 (37.14%) CISSP
1 13 (37.14%) Internet
2 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
3 10 (28.57%) Finance
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) CEH
4 9 (25.71%) Cryptography
4 9 (25.71%) GIAC
4 9 (25.71%) Firewall
4 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
5 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
6 7 (20.00%) CREST Certified
6 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 7 (20.00%) Information Security
7 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
7 6 (17.14%) Release Management
7 6 (17.14%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.14%) SANS
8 5 (14.29%) Windows
8 5 (14.29%) Project Management
9 4 (11.43%) NetScreen
9 4 (11.43%) VPN
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco
9 4 (11.43%) Java
9 4 (11.43%) Oracle
9 4 (11.43%) LAN
9 4 (11.43%) WAN

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Internet
2 9 (25.71%) Firewall
3 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.43%) LAN
4 4 (11.43%) NetScreen
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security
4 4 (11.43%) VPN
4 4 (11.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Consultant
1 11 (31.43%) Security Consultant
2 8 (22.86%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Coordinator
4 3 (8.57%) DBA
4 3 (8.57%) Java Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (8.57%) Security Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) SIEM Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Splunk Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) CISSP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.57%) CMDB
1 3 (8.57%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Risk Management
2 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
3 9 (25.71%) Cryptography
4 8 (22.86%) Information Assurance
5 7 (20.00%) Information Security
5 7 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (17.14%) Ethical Hacking
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 6 (17.14%) Release Management
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
8 4 (11.43%) Change Management
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.43%) Fault Management
9 3 (8.57%) BDD
9 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
9 3 (8.57%) QMS
9 3 (8.57%) SIEM
9 3 (8.57%) Statistics
9 3 (8.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) VBA
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) CISSP
2 10 (28.57%) CEH
3 9 (25.71%) GIAC
4 7 (20.00%) CREST Certified
4 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (17.14%) SANS
5 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.43%) CISM
7 3 (8.57%) CCSP
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO27005
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) QRadar
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Cisco
1 4 (11.43%) Juniper
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Compuware
2 3 (8.57%) Splunk
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft