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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Security
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 121 122
Rank change year-on-year +19 +1  
Contract jobs citing Data Security 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 0.23% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.28% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £498
% change year-on-year -5.55% -9.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

Data Security 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 2144 2283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.87% 83.36% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 1197 1255
Median daily rate £390 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
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% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 40
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +41.81%  
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 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
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 3 months to 24 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 +21 3 £425 -39.28% 1
Glasgow +3 2 - -
Data Security
UK

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) LDAP
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Use Case
4 3 (25.00%) Data Management
4 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Data Governance
4 3 (25.00%) Master Data Management
4 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy

Data Security
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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Designer
1 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
2 2 (16.67%) IT Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Fraud Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Fraud Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Office Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Data Governance
2 3 (25.00%) Data Management
2 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 3 (25.00%) Physical Data Model
2 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
2 3 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISM
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) COBIT
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter