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 3 months to 28 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.

Risk Management
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 66 66
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Risk Management 40 66 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.28% 2.54% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 3.05% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 34
Median daily rate £394 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £343 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £650 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -29.41% +28.78%  

Risk Management 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 1472 2161 2379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.83% 83.31% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1215 1311
Median daily rate £390 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.63% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 46
Median hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.10% +23.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £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 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Risk Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 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 -11 17 £410 -8.88% 1
Glasgow +13 12 £273 -57.25% 1
Highlands +2 7 £260 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Risk Management
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 32 (40.00%) Finance
2 24 (30.00%) Project Management
3 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
4 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (17.50%) CISSP
5 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
6 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
6 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
6 13 (16.25%) Configuration Management
6 13 (16.25%) SQL
6 13 (16.25%) Information Security
7 12 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (13.75%) Firewall
8 11 (13.75%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (13.75%) Banking
8 11 (13.75%) Project Planning
9 10 (12.50%) Change Management
9 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (11.25%) J2EE
10 9 (11.25%) Java
10 9 (11.25%) Business Analysis
10 9 (11.25%) Security Architecture
11 8 (10.00%) CESG
11 8 (10.00%) Credit Risk
11 8 (10.00%) Statistics
11 8 (10.00%) CRM
11 8 (10.00%) SDLC
11 8 (10.00%) ISO27005
11 8 (10.00%) Threat Modelling

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 4 (5.00%) SAS
1 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.50%) MS Office
4 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) Firewall
2 6 (7.50%) Network Security
2 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.00%) VPN
4 3 (3.75%) LAN
4 3 (3.75%) NetScreen
4 3 (3.75%) WAN
4 3 (3.75%) Wireless
5 2 (2.50%) LDAP
6 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) QlikView
2 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.00%) Maven
2 4 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 32 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Marketing
3 6 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 12 (15.00%) Consultant
3 11 (13.75%) Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 8 (10.00%) Security Advisor
6 6 (7.50%) Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Junior
8 4 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Performance Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Programme Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Risk Business Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) J2EE
2 4 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) RESTful
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.00%) CESG
2 8 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) CMDB
4 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.25%) IPTV
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) New Media
6 1 (1.25%) PMI
6 1 (1.25%) Robotics
6 1 (1.25%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) AIX
1 3 (3.75%) Linux
1 3 (3.75%) Solaris
1 3 (3.75%) Unix
1 3 (3.75%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Project Management
2 20 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.25%) Configuration Management
4 13 (16.25%) Information Security
5 12 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (13.75%) Project Planning
6 11 (13.75%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (12.50%) Change Management
8 9 (11.25%) Business Analysis
8 9 (11.25%) Security Architecture
9 8 (10.00%) CRM
9 8 (10.00%) SDLC
9 8 (10.00%) Statistics
9 8 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
10 7 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.75%) Cryptography
10 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.75%) Test Strategy
11 6 (7.50%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) Java
3 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.75%) Korn
5 2 (2.50%) JCL
5 2 (2.50%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) ABAP
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) CISSP
1 14 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) CEH
3 7 (8.75%) CREST Certified
4 6 (7.50%) Degree
4 6 (7.50%) GIAC
4 6 (7.50%) SANS
5 3 (3.75%) CCSP
5 3 (3.75%) CISA
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.75%) CRISC
6 2 (2.50%) CGEIT
6 2 (2.50%) CISM
6 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) ISO27005
2 3 (3.75%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.75%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.50%) PMO
4 1 (1.25%) COBIT
4 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.25%) ISO13485
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) PowerHA
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) ACF2
3 1 (1.25%) RACF
3 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (6.25%) OpenView
2 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.25%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) IBM
3 5 (6.25%) HP
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco
5 3 (3.75%) Juniper
5 3 (3.75%) SAP
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec
6 2 (2.50%) Tableau
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix
7 1 (1.25%) Twitter