The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 75 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.62% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.87% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£180 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%
Information Assurance
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1042 808 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.17% 71.82% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 427 222
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £28.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £14.68 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the Edinburgh region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance.

1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) CESG
3 4 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (25.00%) Legal
5 2 (16.67%) Publishing
5 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (16.67%) RMADS
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) GPG13
5 2 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
1 4 (33.33%) CLAS Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Information Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (41.67%) CESG
3 4 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (16.67%) RMADS
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) GPG13
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle