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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 175 188 183
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 16 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.23% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.30% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
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£550 £353 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.02% -26.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%
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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
3981 4663 4281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.54% 77.52% 75.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3119 3416 3272
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (37.50%) Information Security
3 12 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
4 11 (27.50%) Finance
5 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 9 (22.50%) CISSP
6 9 (22.50%) CESG
7 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (20.00%) Legal
8 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
8 7 (17.50%) CISM
8 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
8 7 (17.50%) CESG CLAS
8 7 (17.50%) RMADS
8 7 (17.50%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
9 6 (15.00%) Project Management
9 6 (15.00%) CISA
9 6 (15.00%) IIS
10 5 (12.50%) Degree
10 5 (12.50%) GIAC
11 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (10.00%) ISMS
11 4 (10.00%) Windows
11 4 (10.00%) CRISC
12 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (15.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) WAN
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
1 3 (7.50%) Firewall
1 3 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (5.00%) VLAN
2 2 (5.00%) IPsec
2 2 (5.00%) MPLS
2 2 (5.00%) OSPF
2 2 (5.00%) BGP
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.00%) DMVPN
2 2 (5.00%) HSRP
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) Intranet
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Legal
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 4 (10.00%) CLAS Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Information Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Security Advisor
6 2 (5.00%) Security Assurance Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Information Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) SOAP
1 1 (2.50%) XML
1 1 (2.50%) JMS
1 1 (2.50%) WSDL
1 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Management Information System
2 9 (22.50%) CESG
3 7 (17.50%) CESG CLAS
3 7 (17.50%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (17.50%) RMADS
4 2 (5.00%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) DTV
5 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Information Security
2 12 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 10 (25.00%) ITIL
4 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.50%) Service Delivery
5 7 (17.50%) Risk Management
5 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
6 6 (15.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.00%) ISMS
8 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.50%) Security Management
8 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.50%) Service Management
9 2 (5.00%) ITSM
9 2 (5.00%) Information Security Management
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) CISSP
4 7 (17.50%) CISM
5 6 (15.00%) CISA
6 5 (12.50%) GIAC
6 5 (12.50%) Degree
7 4 (10.00%) CRISC
8 2 (5.00%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) CEH
9 1 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) COBIT
2 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
1 3 (7.50%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.00%) BMC
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy
1 2 (5.00%) TOWER Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware
1 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.50%) McAfee
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) SAP
2 1 (2.50%) CA