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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 127 124 115
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 11 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.075% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.10% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Average daily rate
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£220 £330 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £330 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £330 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £505 £413
% change year-on-year
-18.31% +22.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £33.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+41.48% +16.37%
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
2346 1936 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.74% 73.06% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1035 868
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 26
Average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 +4 5 £330 - 1
Edinburgh +1 5 £153 -53.78% 1
Stirling - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
1 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) UNIX
5 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Solaris
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
6 2 (12.50%) RMADS
6 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 2 (12.50%) CESG
6 2 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Publishing
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 3 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) DBA
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 2 (12.50%) CLAS Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) IT Support
2 2 (12.50%) IT Support Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
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 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (12.50%) RMADS
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) e-Health
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Testing
1 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CRISC
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CISA
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) GIAC
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (6.25%) Netcool
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas