Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Risk Assessment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Risk Assessment over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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.

Risk Assessment
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 167 166
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 22 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 0.35% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.41% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 7
Scotland median daily rate £450 £388 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -29.55% +29.41%
10th Percentile £262 £313 £406
90th Percentile £558 £516 £585
UK median daily rate £499 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 £51.75
% change year-on-year - -8.21% +41.30%

Risk Assessment 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 4,720 4,129 4,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.68% 85.27% 85.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,550 2,336 2,473
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 108 115
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -11.89% +52.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.04 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%

Risk Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Assessment in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Risk Assessment in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Assessment in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Risk Assessment in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Risk Assessment in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Risk Assessment in Scotland

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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 Risk Assessment within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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 13 £500 +21.21% 4
Glasgow -12 9 £400 -1.54% 2
Risk Assessment
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment.

1 13 (59.09%) Risk Management
1 13 (59.09%) ISACA
2 10 (45.45%) CESG
3 9 (40.91%) Data Protection
4 8 (36.36%) COBIT
4 8 (36.36%) Information Assurance
4 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 8 (36.36%) NIST 800
5 7 (31.82%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) Information Security
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 6 (27.27%) CISSP
6 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
7 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) CISA
7 5 (22.73%) SSAE 16
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) QA
9 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (13.64%) Legal
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
10 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (9.09%) Problem Management

Risk Assessment
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 (13.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Risk Manager
2 7 (31.82%) Information Manager
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Information Assurance Manager
3 6 (27.27%) Information Risk Manager
3 6 (27.27%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Risk Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Junior
6 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) CESG
2 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Risk Management
2 9 (40.91%) Data Protection
3 8 (36.36%) Information Assurance
4 6 (27.27%) Information Security
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 2 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) Change Control
8 1 (4.55%) Contract Management
8 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) Information Governance
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.55%) Threat Modelling
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISACA
2 7 (31.82%) Degree
3 6 (27.27%) CISSP
4 5 (22.73%) CISA
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (4.55%) CASP
7 1 (4.55%) CISM
7 1 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) COBIT
1 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 8 (36.36%) NIST 800
2 5 (22.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (22.73%) SSAE 16
3 4 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (4.55%) GDPR
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft