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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 71 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 11 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.84% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£650 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £525 £488
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +37.93%
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
952 847 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.56% 72.09% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 410 327
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £4.85 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) Management Information System
1 13 (76.47%) Risk Management
2 12 (70.59%) CESG
3 11 (64.71%) CESG CLAS
4 10 (58.82%) Network Security
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle
5 9 (52.94%) Web Services
5 9 (52.94%) Internet
5 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 9 (52.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (52.94%) Reverse Proxy
5 9 (52.94%) GPG13
5 9 (52.94%) Protective Monitoring
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (23.53%) Workflow
8 4 (23.53%) Information Security
8 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (17.65%) Legal
9 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
10 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
10 2 (11.76%) RMADS
10 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) Network Security
2 9 (52.94%) Internet
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (52.94%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Consultant
1 11 (64.71%) CLAS Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Information Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Management Information System
2 12 (70.59%) CESG
3 11 (64.71%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (11.76%) RMADS
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Risk Management
2 9 (52.94%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (23.53%) Workflow
5 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) Information Security
6 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
8 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.88%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) Change Management
8 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) GPG13
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle