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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 80 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.25% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+327.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £430
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.51%
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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
1088 860 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 74.57% 72.39% 66.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 462 272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £4.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.40 £180.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) Risk Management
2 12 (70.59%) CESG
3 11 (64.71%) CESG CLAS
3 11 (64.71%) Management Information System
4 9 (52.94%) Network Security
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle
6 7 (41.18%) Web Services
6 7 (41.18%) Internet
6 7 (41.18%) Firewall
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (41.18%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (41.18%) GPG13
6 7 (41.18%) Protective Monitoring
7 6 (35.29%) Information Security
8 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (23.53%) RMADS
9 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
9 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
10 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (17.65%) Workflow
10 3 (17.65%) Legal
10 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (11.76%) ISEB
11 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (52.94%) Network Security
2 7 (41.18%) Internet
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (41.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (17.65%) 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 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 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 7 (41.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) CESG
2 11 (64.71%) CESG CLAS
2 11 (64.71%) Management Information System
3 4 (23.53%) RMADS
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Risk Management
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Protective Monitoring
3 6 (35.29%) Information Security
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Workflow
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) Test Management
7 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
7 1 (5.88%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) GPG13
2 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle