The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 361 505 462
Rank change year-on-year
+144 -43
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 221 56 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 32 80
Average daily rate
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£520 £454 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £352 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £620 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £550 £481
% change year-on-year
-10.45% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.81% +120.00%
Information Assurance
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in England

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the England region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in England

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in England

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the England region.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in England

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +93 129 £550 +27.16% 3
South West -2 51 £500 -2.43% 5
South East +4 15 £380 -35.04% 7
Yorkshire +11 7 £425 - 1
North West +6 7 £565 +88.33% 3
West Midlands -13 4 £600 +9.09% 1
East Midlands - 4 £370 - 1
East of England -21 3 - - 3
North East - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 152 (44.19%) Security Cleared
2 96 (27.91%) SC Cleared
2 96 (27.91%) Information Security
3 81 (23.55%) Project Management
4 72 (20.93%) CESG
5 67 (19.48%) Data Protection
6 65 (18.90%) Management Information System
7 64 (18.60%) Data Protection Act
8 62 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 59 (17.15%) Risk Management
10 52 (15.12%) RMADS
11 48 (13.95%) ITIL
11 48 (13.95%) PRINCE2
12 41 (11.92%) Finance
13 40 (11.63%) CISSP
14 38 (11.05%) Change Control
15 37 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (9.88%) Microsoft
16 34 (9.88%) Security Architecture
17 33 (9.59%) Internet
17 33 (9.59%) CESG CLAS
18 32 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (8.72%) TOGAF
19 30 (8.72%) JSP 440
20 29 (8.43%) Degree
21 25 (7.27%) Service Delivery
21 25 (7.27%) DV Cleared
21 25 (7.27%) Cyber Security
22 24 (6.98%) Java
23 23 (6.69%) Oracle

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 13 (3.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.45%) IIS
4 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.58%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (3.20%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.91%) MS Office
3 6 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.74%) MS Project
4 4 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (3.49%) assyst
2 6 (1.74%) Summit
3 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.33%) IaaS
2 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.58%) GitHub
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.59%) Internet
2 19 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.52%) Firewall
3 14 (4.07%) Network Security
4 13 (3.78%) Intranet
4 13 (3.78%) DNS
5 12 (3.49%) HTTP
5 12 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (2.03%) SSL
7 7 (2.03%) WAN
8 6 (1.74%) DHCP
8 6 (1.74%) VLAN
8 6 (1.74%) 4G
9 5 (1.45%) HSRP
9 5 (1.45%) VPN
10 4 (1.16%) MPLS
10 4 (1.16%) OSPF
10 4 (1.16%) BGP
10 4 (1.16%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.78%) SQL Server
1 13 (3.78%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.20%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.62%) MySQL
3 9 (2.62%) DB2
4 6 (1.74%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.58%) DataStage
5 2 (0.58%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Selenium
2 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.58%) Ant
2 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.58%) Subversion
2 2 (0.58%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) WATIR
3 1 (0.29%) Maven
3 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.29%) JUnit
3 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.29%) Sahi
3 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (11.92%) Finance
2 12 (3.49%) Law
3 10 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.74%) Electronics
6 5 (1.45%) Military
7 4 (1.16%) Legal
8 3 (0.87%) Banking
8 3 (0.87%) Local Government
8 3 (0.87%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (21.22%) Architect
2 45 (13.08%) Project Manager
2 45 (13.08%) Consultant
3 44 (12.79%) Analyst
4 28 (8.14%) Information Architect
5 27 (7.85%) Security Architect
6 23 (6.69%) Security Specialist
7 21 (6.10%) Information Analyst
7 21 (6.10%) Security Consultant
7 21 (6.10%) Senior Manager
8 20 (5.81%) Security Analyst
8 20 (5.81%) Senior Project Manager
8 20 (5.81%) Security Manager
9 19 (5.52%) CLAS Consultant
10 18 (5.23%) Designer
11 14 (4.07%) Information Manager
12 13 (3.78%) Technical Architect
13 12 (3.49%) Information Specialist
13 12 (3.49%) Information Security Architect
14 11 (3.20%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.94%) XML
2 13 (3.78%) REST
3 11 (3.20%) SOAP
4 10 (2.91%) JSP
5 7 (2.03%) Web Services
5 7 (2.03%) XSLT
5 7 (2.03%) JMS
5 7 (2.03%) WSDL
6 3 (0.87%) Middleware
7 2 (0.58%) Spring
7 2 (0.58%) JSON
7 2 (0.58%) Apache Axis
7 2 (0.58%) GWT
7 2 (0.58%) Smart GWT
7 2 (0.58%) HTML
7 2 (0.58%) CSS
7 2 (0.58%) MyBatis
7 2 (0.58%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 72 (20.93%) CESG
2 65 (18.90%) Management Information System
3 64 (18.60%) Data Protection Act
4 52 (15.12%) RMADS
5 33 (9.59%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.91%) Data Integration
7 9 (2.62%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.03%) Replication
8 7 (2.03%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.16%) Wiki
10 4 (1.16%) PKI
10 4 (1.16%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.87%) Physics
11 3 (0.87%) Open Source
12 2 (0.58%) iSeries
12 2 (0.58%) CMDB
12 2 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.58%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.36%) Windows
2 4 (1.16%) Linux
3 3 (0.87%) zOS
3 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (0.87%) UNIX
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (27.91%) Information Security
2 81 (23.55%) Project Management
3 67 (19.48%) Data Protection
4 59 (17.15%) Risk Management
5 48 (13.95%) ITIL
5 48 (13.95%) PRINCE2
6 38 (11.05%) Change Control
7 37 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 34 (9.88%) Security Architecture
9 32 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (8.72%) TOGAF
11 25 (7.27%) Service Delivery
11 25 (7.27%) Cyber Security
12 23 (6.69%) Penetration Testing
13 21 (6.10%) ISMS
14 20 (5.81%) Migration
15 19 (5.52%) Data Security
15 19 (5.52%) Service Management
16 17 (4.94%) Scrum
16 17 (4.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.98%) Java
2 20 (5.81%) SQL
3 13 (3.78%) C
4 6 (1.74%) C++
5 2 (0.58%) C#
5 2 (0.58%) Python
5 2 (0.58%) Ruby
5 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.58%) Delphi
6 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 152 (44.19%) Security Cleared
2 96 (27.91%) SC Cleared
3 40 (11.63%) CISSP
4 29 (8.43%) Degree
5 25 (7.27%) DV Cleared
6 20 (5.81%) CEH
7 14 (4.07%) GIAC
8 12 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (3.49%) MCSE
9 6 (1.74%) HND
9 6 (1.74%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.45%) CCNP
10 5 (1.45%) CCNA
11 4 (1.16%) ISEB
11 4 (1.16%) CISA
12 3 (0.87%) CISM
12 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.87%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (8.72%) JSP 440
3 13 (3.78%) COBIT
4 8 (2.33%) QA
5 7 (2.03%) ISO 9000
5 7 (2.03%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.74%) ISO 14001
7 4 (1.16%) SLA
7 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.29%) WCAG
9 1 (0.29%) BS7799
9 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 6 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.58%) XenApp
2 2 (0.58%) XenServer
2 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.29%) RACF
3 1 (0.29%) Snort
3 1 (0.29%) Nmap
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.62%) SCCM
2 4 (1.16%) SCOM
3 3 (0.87%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (9.88%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.69%) Oracle
3 13 (3.78%) Blue Coat
4 12 (3.49%) Cisco
5 10 (2.91%) TOWER Software
6 9 (2.62%) F5
7 7 (2.03%) Casewise
8 6 (1.74%) VMware
9 5 (1.45%) Juniper
9 5 (1.45%) HP
10 3 (0.87%) IBM
10 3 (0.87%) SAP
10 3 (0.87%) BMC
10 3 (0.87%) Remedy
11 2 (0.58%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.58%) Mercator
11 2 (0.58%) JBoss
11 2 (0.58%) Dell
11 2 (0.58%) Citrix
11 2 (0.58%) Sun
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