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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 121 121 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 4 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.49% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.60% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 11
Median daily rate £270 £305 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -39.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £278 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £420 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £490
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +19.00%
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
1868 2653 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.65% 81.71% 79.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1381 1121
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 28
Median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Glasgow +5 1 £270 -19.40%
Stirling - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £575 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £161 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Security Testing
2 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Records Management
5 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (15.38%) PKI

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 1 (7.69%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Coordinator
2 3 (23.08%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Officer
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Officer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Officer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) CICS Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Cryptography
1 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (15.38%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Security Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
5 2 (15.38%) Records Management
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.69%) Data Security
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) BT
2 1 (7.69%) Computacenter
2 1 (7.69%) HP