Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 166 165
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 9 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.50% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 24
Scotland median daily rate £388 £575 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.57% +71.64% -26.37%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £260
90th Percentile £551 £725 £414
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -34.52% +15.07%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4239 3603 5106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.52% 82.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2424 2113 2669
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 88 103
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.70 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.95 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -19 5 £338 -48.08%
Glasgow -8 3 £518 +69.67%
Information Assurance
UK

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

1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Management Information System
2 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
3 5 (55.56%) CISSP
3 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (55.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (33.33%) IISP
5 3 (33.33%) CLAS
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (33.33%) BitLocker
5 3 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Disk Encryption
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (22.22%) GIAC
6 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
6 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (22.22%) CEH
6 2 (22.22%) CREST Certified
6 2 (22.22%) SANS
6 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
7 1 (11.11%) High Availability
7 1 (11.11%) GISP
7 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Head of Information
1 2 (22.22%) Head of Information Security
1 2 (22.22%) Head of Security
1 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Information Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Information Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Chief Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) CIO
2 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) Disk Encryption
4 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
4 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (33.33%) CLAS
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) IISP
4 2 (22.22%) CEH
4 2 (22.22%) CREST Certified
4 2 (22.22%) GIAC
4 2 (22.22%) SANS
5 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (11.11%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (11.11%) BS7799
3 1 (11.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft