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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 176 219 201
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -18
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 27 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.15% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 13
Average daily rate
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£557 £503 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% +35.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £635 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £500 £463
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +60.00%
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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) CESG
3 9 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 8 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
5 7 (19.44%) Information Security
5 7 (19.44%) ITIL
6 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.89%) Change Control
7 5 (13.89%) Finance
7 5 (13.89%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (13.89%) RMADS
7 5 (13.89%) Java
7 5 (13.89%) SQL
7 5 (13.89%) Internet
8 4 (11.11%) Service Management
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle
8 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 4 (11.11%) HTTP
8 4 (11.11%) Data Mapping
8 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) Migration

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.78%) Summit
2 1 (2.78%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 4 (11.11%) HTTP
3 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) SSL
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (5.56%) 4G
4 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 2 (5.56%) HSRP
5 1 (2.78%) DMVPN
5 1 (2.78%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) MPLS
5 1 (2.78%) OSPF
5 1 (2.78%) BGP
5 1 (2.78%) Intranet
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Information Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Database Architect
3 3 (8.33%) Designer
4 2 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Information Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Designer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Security Advisor
4 2 (5.56%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Service Design Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) SOAP
1 3 (8.33%) XML
1 3 (8.33%) JMS
1 3 (8.33%) WSDL
1 3 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) CESG
2 8 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (13.89%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (13.89%) RMADS
5 4 (11.11%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.78%) PKI
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
3 7 (19.44%) Information Security
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) Change Control
6 4 (11.11%) Data Mapping
6 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) SysML
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) CAD
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) CISA
3 2 (5.56%) CISSP
3 2 (5.56%) GIAC
3 2 (5.56%) CEH
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) CISM
4 1 (2.78%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) COBIT
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
1 2 (5.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) BMC
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) Remedy
3 2 (5.56%) TOWER Software
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) CA
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