The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.55% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £500 £431
% change year-on-year
-15.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -12.87%
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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
584 419 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.67% 69.03% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 208 265
Average daily rate £350 £362 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £238 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.93 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.85% -34.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £40.00
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 Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the Glasgow region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) RMADS
4 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) DBA
1 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (12.50%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) RMADS
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Resource Management
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle