The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 80 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £330 £428 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £413 £575
% change year-on-year
+22.42% -28.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.37% +16.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
925 523 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 72.04% 69.46% 67.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 236 406
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £50.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +154.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.35 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £70.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Information Assurance
Scotland

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 12 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (57.14%) Security Management
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) EDI
6 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Project Manager
2 4 (57.14%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (42.86%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (42.86%) Security Manager
3 3 (42.86%) IT Security Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) EDI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) PRINCE2
2 4 (57.14%) Security Management
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001