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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 194 182 189
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 7 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.21% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.27% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 18
Average daily rate
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£475 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £654 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £498 £440
% change year-on-year
-17.58% +13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+27.92% -20.00%
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
4539 4454 5397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.79% 77.38% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3588 3328 4054
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Cyber Security
3 5 (29.41%) CISA
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Information Security
4 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) RMADS
5 3 (17.65%) COBIT
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) CISSP
6 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.76%) CESG
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) German Language
6 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (5.88%) SaaS
7 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) German Language
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Head of Security
2 3 (17.65%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Cyber Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Information Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) RMADS
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) CESG
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Information Security
1 5 (29.41%) Cyber Security
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Benchmarking
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.88%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) SABSA
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) CISA
4 3 (17.65%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) PhD
6 1 (5.88%) CISM
6 1 (5.88%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) COBIT