Period
to 17 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 99 81
Rank change year-on-year +1 -18 -11
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 89 124 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.93% 2.22% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 2.56% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 34
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +15.28%
10th Percentile £293 £225 £252
90th Percentile £725 £552 £520
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £30.98 £30.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.20 £39.20
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -11.11%

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 3,929 4,851 3,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.08% 86.92% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,187 2,867 2,072
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £260 £260 £250
90th Percentile £581 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 89 81
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -36.36% -23.61%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.71 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.05 £53.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.78% -14.00% +2.88%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 +5 49 £450 +12.50% 4
Glasgow -16 28 £425 +6.25% 7
Renfrewshire +41 2 £358 +2.14%
Stirling +5 2 £495 -13.91% 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £350 -
Highlands -5 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £614 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Risk Management
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Risk Management 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 Management.

1 39 (43.82%) Finance
2 24 (26.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (22.47%) Banking
4 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (19.10%) Project Management
6 16 (17.98%) CISSP
7 12 (13.48%) Business Continuity
8 11 (12.36%) Information Security
8 11 (12.36%) Firewall
8 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.36%) Degree
8 11 (12.36%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (11.24%) Business Analysis
9 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
10 9 (10.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (10.11%) PMO
10 9 (10.11%) NIST
11 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (8.99%) Legal
11 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
12 7 (7.87%) Windows
12 7 (7.87%) SQL
12 7 (7.87%) CISM
12 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.87%) Vendor Relationship Management
12 7 (7.87%) Due Diligence
12 7 (7.87%) Coaching

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 5 (5.62%) SAS
2 4 (4.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.12%) JBoss
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) GitHub
2 2 (2.25%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) Firewall
2 5 (5.62%) Internet
3 2 (2.25%) Network Security
4 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.25%) DB2
2 2 (2.25%) MS Access
2 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.25%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.12%) Big Data
3 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.12%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.12%) Hudson
2 1 (1.12%) Introscope
2 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (43.82%) Finance
2 20 (22.47%) Banking
3 8 (8.99%) Legal
4 5 (5.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.49%) Law
6 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.25%) Marketing
8 1 (1.12%) Front Office
8 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (15.73%) Analyst
2 10 (11.24%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.11%) Architect
4 8 (8.99%) Security Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Consultant
6 6 (6.74%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Security Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Junior
9 3 (3.37%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Information Security Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Security Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) HTML
2 2 (2.25%) Bokeh
2 2 (2.25%) D3.js
2 2 (2.25%) Middleware
2 2 (2.25%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (1.12%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.12%) Java EE
3 1 (1.12%) JSON
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
3 1 (1.12%) REST
3 1 (1.12%) RESTful
3 1 (1.12%) SOAP
3 1 (1.12%) Struts
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.49%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.25%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.25%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.12%) Life Science
5 1 (1.12%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Linux
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.25%) AIX
5 1 (1.12%) CentOS
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (19.10%) Project Management
4 12 (13.48%) Business Continuity
5 11 (12.36%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (12.36%) Information Security
6 10 (11.24%) Business Analysis
7 9 (10.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.87%) Coaching
9 7 (7.87%) Due Diligence
9 7 (7.87%) Vendor Relationship Management
10 6 (6.74%) Change Control
10 6 (6.74%) ISMS
10 6 (6.74%) OWASP
10 6 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (6.74%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.62%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (5.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) SQL
2 6 (6.74%) Python
3 2 (2.25%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) R
4 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.12%) C#
4 1 (1.12%) C++
4 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
4 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) CISSP
2 11 (12.36%) Degree
3 7 (7.87%) CISM
3 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.62%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (4.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (4.49%) CASP
5 4 (4.49%) CISA
5 4 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.49%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (3.37%) SANS
7 2 (2.25%) CEH
7 2 (2.25%) GIAC
7 2 (2.25%) ISEB
7 2 (2.25%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.25%) Postgraduate
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (10.11%) NIST
1 9 (10.11%) PMO
2 6 (6.74%) RMADS
3 5 (5.62%) NCSC
4 4 (4.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (4.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (4.49%) QA
5 3 (3.37%) COBIT
6 1 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.12%) ISO 13485
6 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.12%) NIST 800
6 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.12%) SSAE 16
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Nessus
1 3 (3.37%) QRadar
2 1 (1.12%) Ansible
2 1 (1.12%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.12%) Packer
2 1 (1.12%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) Terraform
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.37%) IBM
2 3 (3.37%) Qualys
3 2 (2.25%) Remedy
3 2 (2.25%) SAP
3 2 (2.25%) Tableau
4 1 (1.12%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.12%) CA
4 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.12%) F5
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle
4 1 (1.12%) Planview
4 1 (1.12%) Splunk
4 1 (1.12%) Trend Micro