The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
UK / Scotland
Rank 82 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 22 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 0.81% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.03% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 3
Median daily rate £588 £330 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.03% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £280 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £400 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.28% +25.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1364 2048 2050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.52% 79.26% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 1127 1124
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 22
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.82 £16.50 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.10 £44.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +24 12 £650 +103.12%
Glasgow +7 9 £475 +39.70%
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
1 13 (56.52%) Security Architecture
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) Cryptography
3 10 (43.48%) CISSP
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) GIAC
4 9 (39.13%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (39.13%) CEH
4 9 (39.13%) CREST Certified
4 9 (39.13%) SANS
5 8 (34.78%) Office 365
5 8 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (34.78%) Migration
6 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
7 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Skype
8 5 (21.74%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) Law
9 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
9 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 4 (17.39%) Statistics
10 2 (8.70%) Marketing

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Skype
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Architect
2 10 (43.48%) Security Architect
3 8 (34.78%) Consultant
4 6 (26.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 6 (26.09%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Business Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Information Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Cryptography
2 4 (17.39%) Statistics
3 2 (8.70%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Information Security
1 13 (56.52%) Security Architecture
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (34.78%) Migration
5 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (26.09%) Risk Management
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (4.35%) Prototyping
9 1 (4.35%) Records Management
9 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
1 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) CISSP
3 9 (39.13%) CEH
3 9 (39.13%) CREST Certified
3 9 (39.13%) GIAC
3 9 (39.13%) SANS
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Polycom
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Thales