The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 60 70 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.46% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.30% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£480 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.24 £28.99 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+52.60% -0.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
669 659 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.70% 78.83% 65.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 465 205
Average daily rate £390 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 6
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £16.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Information Assurance
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (42.86%) Sentinel
1 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) CESG
3 1 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
3 1 (14.29%) RMADS
3 1 (14.29%) CISMP
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Security Advisor
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Information Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) CLAS Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) CLAS Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) CESG
2 1 (14.29%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (14.29%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
1 1 (14.29%) QA