Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SSAE 16 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSAE 16 over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 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.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing SSAE 16 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.089% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median daily rate £125 - -
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £463
% change year-on-year +9.52% +13.51% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SSAE 16 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 772 517 812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.76% 12.28% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 290 439
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £179 £145 £163
90th Percentile £550 £497 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £410
% change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 9
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £19.88 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.92% +39.52% -56.17%
10th Percentile £10.73 £13.75 £9.64
90th Percentile £54.25 £43.38 £26.90
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +16.25% -9.09% +2.27%

SSAE 16
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 SSAE 16 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Glasgow - 5 £125 -
SSAE 16
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SSAE 16 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 SSAE 16.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) CISA
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) ISACA
2 4 (80.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (40.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Information Security

SSAE 16
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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Junior Risk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISA
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft