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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 119 121 121
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.34% 0.16% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £345 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -12.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £341 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £349 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £28.99 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+110.34% -0.03%
Information Assurance
UK

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
2224 1870 1772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.35% 73.94% 71.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1182 1054 914
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £241 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 27
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -2 7 £330 -4.34%
Edinburgh - 2 £295 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
1 9 (56.25%) Security Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Solaris
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
6 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (6.25%) Problem Management

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) DBA
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (18.75%) Coordinator
3 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) e-Health
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Solaris
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Software Testing
1 9 (56.25%) Security Testing
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) XPath
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) CRISC
2 1 (6.25%) GIAC
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CISA
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Netcool
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas