The first table below looks at the demand for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 Scotland 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 124 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.075% 0.26% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate £330 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% -
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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1912 1658 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.15% 70.76% 66.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 860 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Fife - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (50.00%) Security Management
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) EDI
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (75.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (50.00%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Security Manager
3 3 (37.50%) IT Security Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
4 1 (12.50%) IT Security Officer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) EDI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Security Management
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001