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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 87 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+27.92% -20.00%
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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
1284 988 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 79.46% 77.37% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 578 365
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.05 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Statistics
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) ETL

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Security Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center