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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 79 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.29% 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£125 £330 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -
Information Assurance
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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
1069 886 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 77.35% 72.15% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 472 198
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £27.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (66.67%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) CESG
4 2 (22.22%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Publishing
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) RMADS
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
General
1 3 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (22.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Information Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Support Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) CLAS Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 3 (33.33%) CESG
2 2 (22.22%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (22.22%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001