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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 110 - 106
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 19 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% - 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £550 £481
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.81% +120.00%
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
2099 1712 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.33% 69.91% 65.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 863 843
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 68
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 - 14 £575 -
Glasgow - 5 £350 -
Fife - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (63.64%) Management Information System
2 12 (54.55%) Risk Management
2 12 (54.55%) Oracle
3 11 (50.00%) CESG
3 11 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
4 10 (45.45%) Web Services
5 9 (40.91%) Internet
5 9 (40.91%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (40.91%) Reverse Proxy
5 9 (40.91%) GPG13
5 9 (40.91%) Protective Monitoring
6 8 (36.36%) Network Security
7 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
8 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
8 6 (27.27%) Finance
9 5 (22.73%) Change Management
9 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (22.73%) Resource Management
9 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (18.18%) Release Management
10 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Workflow
10 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (13.64%) RMADS
12 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
12 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
12 2 (9.09%) Test Management

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (40.91%) Reverse Proxy
2 9 (40.91%) Internet
3 8 (36.36%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Consultant
1 12 (54.55%) CLAS Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Coordinator
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) IT Security Officer
3 1 (4.55%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Management Information System
2 11 (50.00%) CESG
2 11 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (13.64%) RMADS
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Risk Management
2 9 (40.91%) Protective Monitoring
3 7 (31.82%) Security Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Resource Management
5 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (18.18%) Release Management
6 4 (18.18%) Workflow
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
8 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.55%) Information Security
8 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) GPG13
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle