The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 148 128
Rank change year-on-year +37 -20  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 1 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.047% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 5
Median daily rate - £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1766 2505 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.37% 85.41% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1428 1278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in Scotland

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 1 - -
Information Assurance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) GIAC
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (50.00%) CEH
1 1 (50.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (50.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (50.00%) SANS

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Security Advisor
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) CEH
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (50.00%) GIAC
1 1 (50.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001