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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 118 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 19 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.64% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £493 £550
% change year-on-year
-11.16% -10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -30.83%
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
2611 2175 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.58% 77.90% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1112 886
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 30 40
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £156.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +19 11 £330 -12.00%
Edinburgh -19 8 £280 -51.30% 1
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 27 (96.43%) Software Testing
1 27 (96.43%) Security Testing
2 16 (57.14%) Finance
3 10 (35.71%) Banking
4 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (21.43%) Resource Management
6 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (17.86%) Release Management
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.86%) UNIX
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) ISEB
8 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 3 (10.71%) SDLC
9 3 (10.71%) Data Analytics
9 3 (10.71%) Analytics
9 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
9 3 (10.71%) Project Management
10 2 (7.14%) ETL
10 2 (7.14%) HTTP
10 2 (7.14%) SSL
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Fiddler
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Coordinator
2 7 (25.00%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) DBA
4 4 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) Defect Manager
6 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) CESG
3 1 (3.57%) e-Health
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Software Testing
1 27 (96.43%) Security Testing
2 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Resource Management
3 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) Change Management
4 5 (17.86%) Release Management
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Data Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) SDLC
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) ETL
6 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) COBIT
1 1 (3.57%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Siebel