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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 69 65 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.45% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.57% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £280 £480 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -9.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £515
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -18.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £47.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+27.70% +41.48%
Information Assurance
South West

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
705 698 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.02% 78.87% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 515 502
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Management Information System
1 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) IIS
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) ITSM
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) CESG
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (42.86%) IISP
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) JSP 440
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Consultant
1 6 (85.71%) Security Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Security Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) CESG
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (42.86%) CISM
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) IISP
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (42.86%) JSP 440