Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Risk Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Risk Management over the 6 months to 17 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.

Risk Management
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 101 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 -27 +29
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 102 86 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.04% 1.95% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.34% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 60
Scotland median daily rate £413 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +12.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £291 £257 £257
90th Percentile £575 £660 £498
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year - -17.29% +20.91%

Risk Management 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 4202 3676 5115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.09% 83.55% 82.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2386 2144 2670
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £251 £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 105 91 108
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +14.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.78 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%

Risk Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Risk Management in Scotland

Risk Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Risk Management in Scotland

Risk Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Risk Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Risk Management in Scotland

Risk Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Risk Management in Scotland

Risk Management
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 Management within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 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 -14 61 £406 -14.47% 1
Glasgow -2 24 £300 -28.14% 2
West Lothian -3 6 £415 -2.35%
Highlands - 3 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £550 -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Perthshire - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £340 -
Risk Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Management 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 Risk Management.

1 51 (50.00%) Finance
2 32 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (26.47%) Banking
4 24 (23.53%) Degree
5 23 (22.55%) Java
6 21 (20.59%) Project Management
7 20 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (18.63%) SOA
9 18 (17.65%) Computer Science
10 17 (16.67%) Linux
10 17 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 17 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (15.69%) GDPR
11 16 (15.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (14.71%) Scrum
12 15 (14.71%) Information Security
12 15 (14.71%) PCI DSS
13 14 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (12.75%) GitLab
14 13 (12.75%) GitHub
14 13 (12.75%) Jenkins
14 13 (12.75%) Payment Gateway
14 13 (12.75%) JMX
14 13 (12.75%) Oracle
14 13 (12.75%) Web Services
14 13 (12.75%) RESTful
14 13 (12.75%) Git (software)
14 13 (12.75%) Mockito
14 13 (12.75%) Cucumber

Risk Management
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 12 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.96%) SAS
5 1 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.98%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.75%) GitHub
2 4 (3.92%) SaaS
3 2 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.92%) Firewall
3 2 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.96%) LAN
3 2 (1.96%) Network Security
3 2 (1.96%) WAN
3 2 (1.96%) Wireless
4 1 (0.98%) DNS
4 1 (0.98%) SAN
4 1 (0.98%) Skype
4 1 (0.98%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Cucumber
1 13 (12.75%) Git (software)
1 13 (12.75%) GitLab
1 13 (12.75%) Jenkins
1 13 (12.75%) Mockito
2 6 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 51 (50.00%) Finance
2 27 (26.47%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Legal
5 3 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.94%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (20.59%) Project Manager
2 14 (13.73%) Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) Consultant
4 9 (8.82%) Java Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Tester
6 6 (5.88%) Performance Tester
6 6 (5.88%) Senior Performance Tester
6 6 (5.88%) Senior Tester
7 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Risk Consultant
7 5 (4.90%) Risk Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Java Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) JMX
1 13 (12.75%) JSON
1 13 (12.75%) RESTful
1 13 (12.75%) Spring
1 13 (12.75%) Web Services
2 12 (11.76%) REST
3 6 (5.88%) J2EE
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.98%) D3.js
4 1 (0.98%) HTML
4 1 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 14 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) CESG
5 2 (1.96%) Cybercrime
5 2 (1.96%) Derivative
6 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Linux
2 14 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (4.90%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.98%) Solaris
5 1 (0.98%) Unix
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.59%) Project Management
3 20 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (18.63%) SOA
5 17 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 17 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (14.71%) Information Security
6 15 (14.71%) Scrum
7 13 (12.75%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.76%) Microservices
9 11 (10.78%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.80%) Change Management
10 10 (9.80%) PRINCE2
10 10 (9.80%) Project Planning
11 9 (8.82%) Change Control
12 8 (7.84%) Data Protection
12 8 (7.84%) Performance Measurement
12 8 (7.84%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.84%) Waterfall
13 7 (6.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) Java
2 4 (3.92%) SQL
3 3 (2.94%) C#
4 2 (1.96%) C++
4 2 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) Degree
2 16 (15.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (10.78%) CISSP
4 6 (5.88%) CRISC
5 5 (4.90%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (4.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.92%) CISA
6 4 (3.92%) CISM
7 3 (2.94%) APMP
7 3 (2.94%) CLAS
7 3 (2.94%) IISP
8 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.98%) ISEB
9 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.98%) PMP
9 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) GDPR
2 15 (14.71%) PCI DSS
3 8 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (4.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (4.90%) PMO
5 5 (4.90%) QA
5 5 (4.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.96%) SLA
7 1 (0.98%) COBIT
7 1 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.98%) EMIR
7 1 (0.98%) FATCA
7 1 (0.98%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.98%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Puppet
2 6 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (5.88%) OpenView
3 3 (2.94%) SCCM
4 2 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.96%) WSUS
5 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.98%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Oracle
2 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.84%) HP
4 3 (2.94%) Cisco
5 2 (1.96%) AlgoSec
5 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.96%) Tufin
5 2 (1.96%) VMware
6 1 (0.98%) Citrix
6 1 (0.98%) RedGate
6 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow