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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 95 85
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.082% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £280 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year +78.18% -46.25%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1016 1129 1187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.62% 85.27% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 617 620
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 13
Median hourly rate £15.86 £15.82 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -14.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.61 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Security Advisor
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) IT Governance
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001