Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Data Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Security over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Data Security
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 175 192
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Security 20 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Scotland median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £315 £219 £339
90th Percentile £475 £532 £485
UK median daily rate £456 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -8.80% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +25.93% -47.06% +155.00%

Data Security 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 4160 3628 5098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.09% 83.59% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2124 2661
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -18.00% +17.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in Scotland

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Security in Scotland

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Security in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Security in Scotland

Data Security
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 Data Security within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -3 12 £394 -12.50%
Glasgow -3 6 £400 -
Perthshire - 1 - -
Data Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Security 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 Data Security.

1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) Symantec
3 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 6 (30.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source
5 3 (15.00%) GDPR
5 3 (15.00%) CyberArk
5 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
5 3 (15.00%) Database Security
5 3 (15.00%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Apache
5 3 (15.00%) C#
5 3 (15.00%) VBScript
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) Ethernet

Data Security
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 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Solr
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) IaaS
1 2 (10.00%) PaaS
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) VLAN
3 3 (15.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Law
3 2 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (10.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Database Security
2 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Programme Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (10.00%) BCP
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (10.00%) ETRM
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Python
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CISM
1 2 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) GDPR
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (5.00%) COBIT
3 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.00%) MiFID
3 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) EnCase
2 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Symantec
2 3 (15.00%) CyberArk
2 3 (15.00%) McAfee
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Nuix
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle