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 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 122 125
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 1 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.058% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £500 £375 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +145.90%  
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 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 1458 2158 2332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.94% 83.35% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1209 1285
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £261 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 44
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £31.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +24.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
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 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 26 March 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
Glasgow 0 1 £500 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 13 (59.09%) Information Security
1 13 (59.09%) Security Architecture
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (40.91%) CEH
4 9 (40.91%) CREST Certified
4 9 (40.91%) SANS
4 9 (40.91%) GIAC
4 9 (40.91%) Cryptography
4 9 (40.91%) CISSP
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 8 (36.36%) Office 365
5 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
7 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
8 5 (22.73%) Skype
9 4 (18.18%) OneDrive
9 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
9 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
9 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Statistics
9 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 4 (18.18%) Windows
9 4 (18.18%) Law
10 2 (9.09%) Legal

Information Assurance
Top Related 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 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Skype
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Law
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
2 10 (45.45%) Security Architect
3 8 (36.36%) Consultant
4 6 (27.27%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 6 (27.27%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Information Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
1 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Information Security
1 13 (59.09%) Security Architecture
2 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Cryptography
3 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (36.36%) Migration
5 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
6 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
7 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Statistics
8 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
9 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) CEH
2 9 (40.91%) CISSP
2 9 (40.91%) CREST Certified
2 9 (40.91%) GIAC
2 9 (40.91%) SANS
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Polycom
2 2 (9.09%) SAP