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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 372 498 456
Rank change year-on-year
+126 -42
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 225 59 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.16% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 33 87
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£520 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £376 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £681 £620 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £479 £550 £481
% change year-on-year
-12.95% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +111.53%
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +107 133 £552 +25.34% 8
South West +3 50 £495 -1.00% 4
South East +12 14 £380 -35.04% 5
North West +8 8 £565 - 1
Yorkshire +10 7 £425 - 2
West Midlands -21 5 £600 +9.09%
East Midlands - 4 £370 - 1
East of England -27 3 - - 5
North East - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 147 (44.01%) Security Cleared
2 93 (27.84%) SC Cleared
3 92 (27.54%) Information Security
4 78 (23.35%) Project Management
5 70 (20.96%) CESG
6 64 (19.16%) Data Protection
7 63 (18.86%) Management Information System
8 61 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 61 (18.26%) Data Protection Act
9 59 (17.66%) Risk Management
10 52 (15.57%) RMADS
11 49 (14.67%) PRINCE2
12 45 (13.47%) ITIL
13 39 (11.68%) Finance
14 38 (11.38%) CISSP
15 37 (11.08%) Change Control
16 36 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (9.88%) Security Architecture
18 32 (9.58%) CESG CLAS
18 32 (9.58%) Microsoft
19 29 (8.68%) Internet
20 28 (8.38%) JSP 440
21 27 (8.08%) Degree
21 27 (8.08%) TOGAF
22 25 (7.49%) Service Delivery
22 25 (7.49%) DV Cleared
23 24 (7.19%) Cyber Security
24 22 (6.59%) Penetration Testing
25 21 (6.29%) Java

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.50%) IIS
4 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.60%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.30%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.69%) MS Office
3 6 (1.80%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.50%) MS Project
4 5 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (3.29%) assyst
2 6 (1.80%) Summit
3 3 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.40%) IaaS
2 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.68%) Internet
2 18 (5.39%) Firewall
2 18 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.19%) DNS
4 13 (3.89%) Network Security
5 12 (3.59%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (3.59%) HTTP
5 12 (3.59%) Intranet
6 8 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (2.10%) SSL
7 7 (2.10%) DHCP
8 6 (1.80%) 4G
8 6 (1.80%) VLAN
8 6 (1.80%) WAN
9 5 (1.50%) VPN
9 5 (1.50%) HSRP
10 4 (1.20%) DMVPN
10 4 (1.20%) BGP
10 4 (1.20%) MPLS
10 4 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.89%) SQL Server
1 13 (3.89%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.40%) MySQL
4 7 (2.10%) DB2
5 6 (1.80%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.60%) DataStage
6 2 (0.60%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Selenium
2 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.30%) Ant
3 1 (0.30%) JUnit
3 1 (0.30%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.30%) Maven
3 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.30%) Sahi
3 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.30%) WATIR
3 1 (0.30%) JIRA
3 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (11.68%) Finance
2 11 (3.29%) Law
3 10 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.80%) Military
5 6 (1.80%) Electronics
6 4 (1.20%) Legal
7 3 (0.90%) Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Dutch Language
7 3 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (20.96%) Architect
2 45 (13.47%) Project Manager
3 44 (13.17%) Consultant
4 43 (12.87%) Analyst
5 27 (8.08%) Information Architect
6 26 (7.78%) Security Architect
7 22 (6.59%) Senior Manager
7 22 (6.59%) Security Specialist
8 21 (6.29%) Senior Project Manager
9 20 (5.99%) Information Analyst
9 20 (5.99%) Security Consultant
10 19 (5.69%) CLAS Consultant
10 19 (5.69%) Security Analyst
10 19 (5.69%) Security Manager
11 17 (5.09%) Designer
12 14 (4.19%) Information Manager
13 11 (3.29%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.29%) Information Security Architect
13 11 (3.29%) Information Specialist
14 10 (2.99%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.09%) XML
2 12 (3.59%) REST
3 10 (2.99%) JSP
3 10 (2.99%) SOAP
4 7 (2.10%) JMS
4 7 (2.10%) XSLT
4 7 (2.10%) WSDL
4 7 (2.10%) Web Services
5 3 (0.90%) Middleware
6 2 (0.60%) JSON
7 1 (0.30%) DOM
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
7 1 (0.30%) Spring
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Axis
7 1 (0.30%) GWT
7 1 (0.30%) Smart GWT
7 1 (0.30%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 70 (20.96%) CESG
2 63 (18.86%) Management Information System
3 61 (18.26%) Data Protection Act
4 52 (15.57%) RMADS
5 32 (9.58%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.99%) Data Integration
7 9 (2.69%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.10%) Replication
9 6 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.80%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (1.20%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.20%) PKI
10 4 (1.20%) Wiki
11 3 (0.90%) Physics
12 2 (0.60%) Statistics
12 2 (0.60%) PDA
12 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.60%) CMDB
12 2 (0.60%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.89%) Windows
2 4 (1.20%) Linux
3 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.30%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) UNIX
5 1 (0.30%) zOS
5 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (27.54%) Information Security
2 78 (23.35%) Project Management
3 64 (19.16%) Data Protection
4 59 (17.66%) Risk Management
5 49 (14.67%) PRINCE2
6 45 (13.47%) ITIL
7 37 (11.08%) Change Control
8 36 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (9.88%) Security Architecture
10 27 (8.08%) TOGAF
11 25 (7.49%) Service Delivery
12 24 (7.19%) Cyber Security
13 22 (6.59%) Penetration Testing
14 20 (5.99%) ISMS
15 19 (5.69%) Migration
16 18 (5.39%) Data Security
17 17 (5.09%) Data Modelling
17 17 (5.09%) Service Management
18 16 (4.79%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.29%) Java
2 18 (5.39%) SQL
3 14 (4.19%) C
4 6 (1.80%) C++
5 2 (0.60%) Python
6 1 (0.30%) COBOL
6 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.30%) Ruby
6 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 147 (44.01%) Security Cleared
2 93 (27.84%) SC Cleared
3 38 (11.38%) CISSP
4 27 (8.08%) Degree
5 25 (7.49%) DV Cleared
6 19 (5.69%) CEH
7 13 (3.89%) GIAC
8 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.29%) MCSE
9 6 (1.80%) Chartered Engineer
9 6 (1.80%) HND
10 5 (1.50%) CCNP
10 5 (1.50%) CCNA
10 5 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.20%) CISA
11 4 (1.20%) ISEB
12 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.90%) CISM
12 3 (0.90%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (8.38%) JSP 440
3 11 (3.29%) COBIT
4 7 (2.10%) ISO 9000
4 7 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 7 (2.10%) QA
5 6 (1.80%) ISO 14001
6 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.20%) SLA
7 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.30%) BS7799
8 1 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.30%) WCAG
8 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) XenApp
2 2 (0.60%) XenServer
2 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.30%) RACF
3 1 (0.30%) Snort
3 1 (0.30%) Nmap
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.69%) SCCM
2 4 (1.20%) SCOM
3 3 (0.90%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.29%) Oracle
3 13 (3.89%) Blue Coat
4 12 (3.59%) Cisco
5 10 (2.99%) TOWER Software
6 9 (2.69%) F5
7 7 (2.10%) Casewise
8 6 (1.80%) VMware
9 5 (1.50%) Juniper
9 5 (1.50%) HP
10 3 (0.90%) Remedy
10 3 (0.90%) BMC
11 2 (0.60%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.60%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.60%) Citrix
11 2 (0.60%) Dell
11 2 (0.60%) Mercator
12 1 (0.30%) JBoss
12 1 (0.30%) SAP
12 1 (0.30%) McAfee
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