Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Assurance
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 117 126
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 -28
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 5 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.57% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £338 £700 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.79% +150.00% -51.30%
Scotland median daily rate £375 £575 £330
% change year-on-year -34.78% +74.24% -27.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Information Assurance is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2454 1769 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 84.33% 83.96% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1433 1012 1378
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.75 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +3.84% +12.64%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.52 £46.69 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Information Assurance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Assurance in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in Edinburgh

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
1 5 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (80.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) CISSP
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) IISP
3 3 (60.00%) CLAS
3 3 (60.00%) BitLocker
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) Disk Encryption
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) CESG
5 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (20.00%) BS7799
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Legal
5 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Information Governance

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Information Assurance Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Information Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Security Advisor
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Disk Encryption
4 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (60.00%) CISSP
2 3 (60.00%) CLAS
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) IISP
3 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (20.00%) BS7799
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft