The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 53 53 63
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 0.17% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.21% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 439 487 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 85.41% 84.70% 84.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 269 412
Median daily rate £360 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in Glasgow

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 26 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) Migration
1 8 (88.89%) Office 365
2 5 (55.56%) Skype
3 4 (44.44%) OneDrive
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
3 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Law
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Legal
5 2 (22.22%) Polycom
5 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Network Security
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) CISSP
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (11.11%) GIAC
6 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
6 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (11.11%) CEH

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Office 365
2 4 (44.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Skype
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Law
2 2 (22.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
5 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CEH
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) CREST Certified
1 1 (11.11%) GIAC
1 1 (11.11%) SANS
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Polycom