Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 192 191
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 9 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.21% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Scotland median daily rate £500 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -13.04%
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 £54.34
% change year-on-year +15.94% -3.38% +55.24%

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 3485 4691 5118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.84% 85.00% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 2678 2664
Scotland median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £235 £250
90th Percentile £525 £510 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 89 121
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.29 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.60 £43.15 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 July 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 +18 4 £650 +44.44%
Glasgow -1 4 £425 - 1
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
2 4 (44.44%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Change Management
2 4 (44.44%) Case Management
2 4 (44.44%) RSA Archer
3 3 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Behavioural Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Law
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Security Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Head of Security
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Case Management
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (22.22%) Behavioural Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) SABSA
4 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISA
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) RSA Archer