Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 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.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 213 175
Rank change year-on-year +75 -38 -
Contract jobs citing NCSC 42 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 0.036% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.68% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 0
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 -
UK median daily rate £565 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +2.73% -4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £56.25 - -

NCSC is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 547 737 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.42% 13.34% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 432 319
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £156 £186 £149
90th Percentile £554 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £448
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 21
Scotland median hourly rate £22.75 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.82% - -12.82%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.58 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.00 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.40 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.20% +1.82% -2.22%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing NCSC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in Scotland

NCSC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NCSC in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for NCSC in Scotland

NCSC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NCSC in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NCSC in Scotland

NCSC
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 NCSC within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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 +51 35 £438 -2.78%
Edinburgh - 6 £575 -
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing NCSC 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 NCSC.

1 30 (71.43%) NIST
2 22 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (47.62%) Information Security
3 20 (47.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 17 (40.48%) Ansible
5 17 (40.48%) DevOps
5 17 (40.48%) Bash Shell
5 17 (40.48%) Puppet
5 17 (40.48%) OWASP
5 17 (40.48%) Git (software)
6 16 (38.10%) CentOS
6 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (38.10%) MySQL
6 16 (38.10%) Linux
6 16 (38.10%) Python
6 16 (38.10%) LDAP
6 16 (38.10%) MariaDB
6 16 (38.10%) Amazon RDS
6 16 (38.10%) SonarQube
6 16 (38.10%) Packer
6 16 (38.10%) Terraform
6 16 (38.10%) Amazon Aurora
7 15 (35.71%) Technical Leadership
7 15 (35.71%) Infrastructure as Code
7 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
7 15 (35.71%) Splunk
7 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (33.33%) RESTful
8 14 (33.33%) CISSP

NCSC
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:

Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.90%) Office 365
2 5 (11.90%) Serverless
3 4 (9.52%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (9.52%) OpenShift
3 4 (9.52%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) Amazon Aurora
1 16 (38.10%) Amazon RDS
1 16 (38.10%) MariaDB
1 16 (38.10%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Git (software)
2 16 (38.10%) SonarQube
3 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Hudson
General
1 12 (28.57%) Public Sector
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
2 7 (16.67%) Finance
3 6 (14.29%) Legal
4 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) DevOps Engineer
1 16 (38.10%) Lead DevOps
2 15 (35.71%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 14 (33.33%) Consultant
3 14 (33.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 14 (33.33%) Security Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Risk Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Security Risk Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Project Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Information Security Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) LDAP
2 14 (33.33%) RESTful
3 4 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.76%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) CentOS
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Information Security
2 18 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 17 (40.48%) DevOps
3 17 (40.48%) OWASP
4 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (35.71%) Infrastructure as Code
5 15 (35.71%) Technical Leadership
6 14 (33.33%) Immutable Infrastructure
6 14 (33.33%) Microservices
6 14 (33.33%) Service Management
7 13 (30.95%) ITSM
8 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (23.81%) Security Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Migration
11 5 (11.90%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (11.90%) ISMS
11 5 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
11 5 (11.90%) Server Management
12 4 (9.52%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Bash Shell
2 16 (38.10%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) CISM
1 14 (33.33%) CISSP
2 13 (30.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 13 (30.95%) CASP
2 13 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.95%) CompTIA Security+
3 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) CCSP
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (71.43%) NIST
2 20 (47.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (11.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (11.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 5 (11.90%) GDPR
4 2 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.76%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) Ansible
1 17 (40.48%) Puppet
2 16 (38.10%) Packer
2 16 (38.10%) Terraform
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Splunk
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft