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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 83 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 0.22% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.28% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate £320 £148 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.94% -55.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.50 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -26.66%
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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 14 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Banking
3 10 (71.43%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (42.86%) General Ledger
4 6 (42.86%) Data Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Data Extraction
4 6 (42.86%) FATCA
4 6 (42.86%) Data Analytics
4 6 (42.86%) Analytics
4 6 (42.86%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 5 (35.71%) Retail
5 5 (35.71%) Retail Banking
6 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) ISEB
6 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 4 (28.57%) Coaching
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (85.71%) Banking
2 10 (71.43%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) General Ledger
4 5 (35.71%) Retail
4 5 (35.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Finance Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Finance Systems Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Fraud Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Relationships Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Test Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 14 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Analytics
2 6 (42.86%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 6 (42.86%) Data Analytics
2 6 (42.86%) Data Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Coaching
3 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center