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 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 146 185 207
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 8 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.20% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.25% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Average daily rate £575 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £324 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £513 £560
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
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
2958 4428 4982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.71% 80.54% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 3452 3669
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
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 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
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 30 April 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) CESG
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) ProC
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) ISMS
4 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 2 (22.22%) SFIA
4 2 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (22.22%) IISP
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) SSH
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ProC
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Head of Security
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Head of Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Head of Operations
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Security Advisor
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (44.44%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (33.33%) CESG
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) ISMS
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) SFIA
4 1 (11.11%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
4 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) SABSA
4 1 (11.11%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (22.22%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) IISP
3 1 (11.11%) CEH
3 1 (11.11%) CISM
3 1 (11.11%) CLAS
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) GPG13
2 1 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) RMADS
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) BMC
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) TOWER Software