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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 186 204 180
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 10 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.096% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.12% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £450 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £424
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.37% -
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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
4136 4857 4561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.50% 77.65% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3211 3514 3520
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 51 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -82.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (38.71%) Information Security
3 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
6 8 (25.81%) ITIL
7 7 (22.58%) CISSP
7 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
7 7 (22.58%) Legal
8 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
8 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
9 5 (16.13%) RMADS
9 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
9 5 (16.13%) CISM
9 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.90%) CISA
10 4 (12.90%) IIS
10 4 (12.90%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.68%) CRISC
11 3 (9.68%) Cyber Security
11 3 (9.68%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (9.68%) ISMS
11 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (9.68%) GIAC
12 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
12 2 (6.45%) BGP
12 2 (6.45%) Service Management
12 2 (6.45%) Quality Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.45%) VPN
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
1 2 (6.45%) MPLS
1 2 (6.45%) OSPF
1 2 (6.45%) BGP
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) IPsec
1 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (6.45%) VLAN
1 2 (6.45%) DMVPN
1 2 (6.45%) HSRP
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) German Language
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Information Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Security Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Assurance Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Information Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) CLAS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.13%) RMADS
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (6.45%) PKI
5 2 (6.45%) CESG
6 1 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (3.23%) DTV
6 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Information Security
2 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
3 8 (25.81%) ITIL
4 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
5 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
5 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.68%) ISMS
6 3 (9.68%) Cyber Security
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.45%) High Availability
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) CISSP
4 5 (16.13%) CISM
5 4 (12.90%) CISA
5 4 (12.90%) Degree
6 3 (9.68%) GIAC
6 3 (9.68%) CRISC
7 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) COBIT
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) McAfee
2 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software