The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 120 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.079% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £490 £440
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -14.00%
Information Assurance
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1884 1884 1697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.62% 74.88% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 894 766
Average daily rate £388 £375 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 21 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.07 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.10% -43.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £15.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 - - 1
Information Assurance
South East

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance.

1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) Netcool
3 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) CISMP
3 1 (25.00%) Strategic Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) XPath
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Netcool
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft