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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 193 180 219
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +39
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 5 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.093% 0.47% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.61% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £553 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% +15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £365 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £639 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £493 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.70% -10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -21.81%
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
4335 4574 5722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.52% 77.34% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3443 3389 4251
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 72
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £35.00 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 5 (33.33%) CISA
1 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (26.67%) Cyber Security
3 3 (20.00%) COBIT
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) German Language
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (13.33%) CESG
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Big Data
5 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) SABSA
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) German Language
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Security Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Head of Security
2 3 (20.00%) Information Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
3 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Information Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Compliance Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) Cyber Security
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (13.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) SABSA
5 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISA
2 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) PhD
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (20.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft