Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 183 185
Rank change year-on-year +31 +2 -
Contract jobs citing NCSC 16 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.42% 0.085% 0.082%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.70% 0.68% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
Scotland median daily rate £496 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.29% +26.32% -
10th Percentile £369 £535 £414
90th Percentile £538 £695 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £600
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £77.50 - -

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 433 590 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.34% 12.54% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 314 446
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.47% -
10th Percentile £152 £191 £191
90th Percentile £549 £588 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 25
Scotland median hourly rate £20.01 £23.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.99% -8.00% -
10th Percentile £15.88 £11.91 £13.90
90th Percentile £44.00 £35.00 £48.32
UK median hourly rate £24.24 £20.42 £21.35
% change year-on-year +18.67% -4.36% -0.69%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 +27 9 £473 -17.83% 2
Edinburgh +24 6 £525 -25.00%
Renfrewshire - 1 £520 -
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 12 (75.00%) Information Security
1 12 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (56.25%) CISM
2 9 (56.25%) NIST
3 7 (43.75%) CISSP
4 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
5 5 (31.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (31.25%) CASP
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (31.25%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (25.00%) Public Sector
6 4 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) Legal
6 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) CISA
8 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Splunk
8 2 (12.50%) SIEM
8 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (12.50%) OWASP
8 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 2 (12.50%) Office 365
8 2 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
General
1 4 (25.00%) Legal
1 4 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Project Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Author
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Author
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Cyber Defence
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Information Assurance
5 2 (12.50%) Business Process Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) OWASP
5 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 2 (12.50%) Service Design
5 2 (12.50%) SIEM
5 2 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Cyber Assurance
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISM
2 7 (43.75%) CISSP
3 5 (31.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 5 (31.25%) CASP
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (31.25%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) CISA
6 2 (12.50%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (56.25%) NIST
3 4 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix