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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 182 207 166
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -41
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 11 5 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.081% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.10% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 22
Average daily rate
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£413 £500 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +12.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £440 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £560 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £498 £418
% change year-on-year
-15.07% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £28.99 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+110.34% -0.03%
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
4267 4781 4727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.46% 77.24% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3338 3539 3582
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 44 54
Average hourly rate £24.23 £22.25 £93.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.89% -76.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.75 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) Information Security
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
4 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 6 (20.00%) CISA
6 5 (16.67%) CISSP
6 5 (16.67%) Legal
6 5 (16.67%) RMADS
6 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (13.33%) CESG
7 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Cyber Security
8 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (10.00%) CISM
8 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 2 (6.67%) COBIT
9 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (6.67%) German Language
9 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Security Architect
2 4 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Head of Security
3 3 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
3 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) CLAS Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Security Assurance Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Security Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Information Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.67%) RMADS
2 4 (13.33%) CESG
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (3.33%) BYOD
5 1 (3.33%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Information Security
2 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.67%) Security Management
5 2 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) CISA
4 5 (16.67%) CISSP
5 3 (10.00%) CISM
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) GIAC
7 1 (3.33%) CISMP
7 1 (3.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) COBIT
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) McAfee
1 1 (3.33%) TOWER Software