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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 118 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.12% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £430
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.51%
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
2092 1720 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.82% 70.52% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1146 876 773
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 47 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £21.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +52.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £9.38 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £36.00 £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 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
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 29 December 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 December 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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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
Edinburgh -11 5 £513 +327.08%
Glasgow - 4 £370 -
Stirling - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 13 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 13 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 12 (46.15%) CESG
3 11 (42.31%) Oracle
3 11 (42.31%) CESG CLAS
4 9 (34.62%) Network Security
5 8 (30.77%) Firewall
6 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (26.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (26.92%) Web Services
6 7 (26.92%) Internet
6 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (26.92%) GPG13
6 7 (26.92%) Protective Monitoring
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
7 6 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (23.08%) Information Security
7 6 (23.08%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
8 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
8 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (19.23%) RMADS
9 4 (15.38%) Workflow
9 4 (15.38%) ISEB
10 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (11.54%) Legal
10 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (11.54%) ISTQB

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Network Security
2 8 (30.77%) Firewall
3 7 (26.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (26.92%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (26.92%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Publishing
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Consultant
1 12 (46.15%) CLAS Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Information Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (7.69%) DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Information Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) XSL
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (46.15%) CESG
3 11 (42.31%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (19.23%) RMADS
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Security Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Protective Monitoring
3 6 (23.08%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (23.08%) Information Security
4 4 (15.38%) Workflow
5 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.54%) Test Management
5 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
5 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) XPath
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (15.38%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) GPG13
2 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Netcool
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (3.85%) Veritas