Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 75 97
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22 +10
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 85 142 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.06% 2.67% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 3.02% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 69 46
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -8.33%
10th Percentile £312 £263 £291
90th Percentile £693 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Scotland median hourly rate - £32.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.86% -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +31.15% +10.91% -

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 3,538 4,695 4,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.79% 88.19% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,947 2,534 2,407
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £240 £245 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £534
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 113
Scotland median hourly rate £21.92 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.33% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £11.55
90th Percentile £44.00 £49.50 £44.35
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.11
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.79% +2.70%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +2 53 £500 +17.65% 10
Glasgow -13 21 £350 -6.67% 3
Renfrewshire +13 2 £358 +13.49%
Dundee +2 1 £568 - 1
Stirling -4 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £614 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £363 -
Risk Management
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 (45.88%) Finance
2 31 (36.47%) Information Security
3 23 (27.06%) Banking
4 21 (24.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (22.35%) Security Management
6 17 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
8 15 (17.65%) Information Security Management
8 15 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (17.65%) Public Sector
9 14 (16.47%) CISSP
10 13 (15.29%) Project Management
11 12 (14.12%) Degree
12 10 (11.76%) Network Security
12 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (11.76%) Patch Management
12 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (10.59%) Collaborative Working
13 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.59%) ISMS
14 8 (9.41%) Security Testing
14 8 (9.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 8 (9.41%) Security Operations
14 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (9.41%) Investment Banking
14 8 (9.41%) Legal
14 8 (9.41%) PMO

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 3 (3.53%) SAS
2 1 (1.18%) Apache
2 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.35%) SPSS
6 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) Network Security
2 7 (8.24%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
1 1 (1.18%) Maven
General
1 39 (45.88%) Finance
2 23 (27.06%) Banking
3 15 (17.65%) Public Sector
4 8 (9.41%) Investment Banking
4 8 (9.41%) Legal
5 6 (7.06%) Marketing
6 5 (5.88%) Retail Banking
7 4 (4.71%) Retail
8 2 (2.35%) Law
8 2 (2.35%) Retail Finance
9 1 (1.18%) Advertising
9 1 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Analyst
2 14 (16.47%) Consultant
3 13 (15.29%) Security Consultant
4 10 (11.76%) Architect
5 8 (9.41%) Security Architect
6 7 (8.24%) Information Manager
6 7 (8.24%) Information Security Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Information Security Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Security Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Security Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Information Risk Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Risk Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
2 1 (1.18%) jQuery
2 1 (1.18%) JSON
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) REST
2 1 (1.18%) SOAP
2 1 (1.18%) Spring
2 1 (1.18%) Velocity
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.88%) Cyber Defence
2 5 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.71%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.35%) CESG
5 2 (2.35%) Derivative
6 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.18%) PMI
6 1 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.35%) AIX
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) Information Security
2 21 (24.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (22.35%) Security Management
4 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (17.65%) Information Security Management
4 15 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
5 13 (15.29%) Project Management
6 10 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (11.76%) Patch Management
6 10 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (10.59%) Collaborative Working
7 9 (10.59%) ISMS
8 8 (9.41%) Security Operations
8 8 (9.41%) Security Testing
9 7 (8.24%) Coaching
9 7 (8.24%) Programme Management
9 7 (8.24%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (8.24%) Service Management
9 7 (8.24%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) C#
2 2 (2.35%) Python
3 1 (1.18%) Java
3 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.18%) R
3 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) CISSP
2 12 (14.12%) Degree
3 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) CISM
6 5 (5.88%) CISA
7 3 (3.53%) CRISC
7 3 (3.53%) Master's Degree
7 3 (3.53%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (2.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (2.35%) CASP
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.35%) ISEB
8 2 (2.35%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (2.35%) SANS
9 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (9.41%) PMO
2 5 (5.88%) QA
3 4 (4.71%) NIST
4 3 (3.53%) NCSC
4 3 (3.53%) RMADS
5 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.18%) IFRS
6 1 (1.18%) IFRS 9
6 1 (1.18%) ISO 13485
6 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Nessus
1 5 (5.88%) QRadar
2 3 (3.53%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.18%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 16 (18.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Qualys
3 4 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (4.71%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.35%) F5
5 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.18%) Databricks
5 1 (1.18%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) VMware