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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank - 84 75
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.46% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.56% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £375 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +200.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -52.85% +27.70%  

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 762 1250 1151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.67% 82.78% 81.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 700 648
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (91.67%) Security Architecture
3 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) Cryptography
4 7 (58.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (58.33%) CEH
4 7 (58.33%) CISSP
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) GIAC
4 7 (58.33%) CREST Certified
4 7 (58.33%) SANS
5 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
6 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (33.33%) Statistics
8 2 (16.67%) Marketing
8 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
8 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (16.67%) Electronics
8 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (16.67%) Finance
8 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (16.67%) SAP
8 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

Information Assurance
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
1 9 (75.00%) Security Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Information Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (91.67%) Security Architecture
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Cryptography
3 7 (58.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (33.33%) Statistics
7 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
8 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) CEH
2 7 (58.33%) CISSP
2 7 (58.33%) CREST Certified
2 7 (58.33%) GIAC
2 7 (58.33%) SANS
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP