The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Security Architecture
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 142 120
Rank change year-on-year +33 -22  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 3 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.15% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £650 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.71% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £536 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +4.63% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £51.25 £68.00
% change year-on-year +18.77% -24.63%  

Security Architecture 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 1618 2506 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.45% 84.24% 80.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 1412 1307
Median daily rate £400 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 64
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.73 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in Scotland

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in Scotland

Security Architecture
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 Security Architecture within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +16 3 £650 +100.00%
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture 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 Security Architecture.

1 13 (59.09%) Information Security
1 13 (59.09%) Information Assurance
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) CISSP
4 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
4 9 (40.91%) CEH
4 9 (40.91%) Cryptography
4 9 (40.91%) CREST Certified
5 8 (36.36%) SANS
5 8 (36.36%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (36.36%) GIAC
5 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
6 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (27.27%) Firewall
8 5 (22.73%) Windows
8 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (18.18%) Statistics
9 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 4 (18.18%) Network Security
9 4 (18.18%) LDAP
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 4 (18.18%) Symantec
10 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (13.64%) Data Security
10 3 (13.64%) Python
10 3 (13.64%) Perl

Security Architecture
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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) Liferay
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) LDAP
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) git-flow
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
1 12 (54.55%) Security Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) CISSP Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Designer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Head of Security
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Security Designer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Information Assurance
1 13 (59.09%) Information Security
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Cryptography
3 9 (40.91%) Risk Management
4 8 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 8 (36.36%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) Statistics
8 3 (13.64%) Data Security
9 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (9.09%) Open Source
9 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 2 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
10 1 (4.55%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) CISSP
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) CEH
2 9 (40.91%) CREST Certified
3 8 (36.36%) GIAC
3 8 (36.36%) SANS
4 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Shibboleth
2 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 4 (18.18%) Symantec
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) AlgoSec
3 1 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) ScanSafe
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter
3 1 (4.55%) WSO2