The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 147 190 198
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Median daily rate £581 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £323 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £416 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.75% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £60.98 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-31.53% +110.34%
Information Assurance
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2819 4359 4793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.09% 80.32% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2311 3428 3599
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the City of London region.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 4 (33.33%) IIS
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (33.33%) ISMS
4 4 (33.33%) IISP
5 3 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (25.00%) GPG13
5 3 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) CESG
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) CISM
5 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
2 1 (8.33%) IPsec
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) SSH
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ProC
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Architect
1 2 (16.67%) Head of Security
1 2 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
1 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Head of Operations
2 1 (8.33%) Information Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Security Advisor
2 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Security Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (25.00%) CESG
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (8.33%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (8.33%) PKI
5 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 4 (33.33%) ISMS
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (25.00%) SIEM
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 4 (33.33%) IISP
5 3 (25.00%) CISM
5 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) CCNA
7 1 (8.33%) CEH
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (8.33%) CLAS
7 1 (8.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (25.00%) GPG13
2 3 (25.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) BMC
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Cloudera
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) TOWER Software