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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 361 508 474
Rank change year-on-year
+147 -34
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 223 63 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 39 70
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£520 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £350 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £671 £645 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Average hourly rate £35.25 £40.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £32.40 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £56.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +60.00%
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
38820 35961 39230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 74.48% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 24656 22601 23180
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
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 1106 1012 1434
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 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 +99 123 £553 +6.34% 8
South West +22 55 £500 -16.66% 5
South East +9 19 £415 -7.77% 4
North West +1 7 £478 +59.16% 3
Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
West Midlands -19 4 £600 +9.09% 1
East Midlands - 4 £370 -
East of England -31 3 - - 3
North East - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 160 (44.08%) Security Cleared
2 108 (29.75%) Information Security
3 99 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 85 (23.42%) Project Management
5 80 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (20.66%) CESG
6 75 (20.66%) Data Protection
7 72 (19.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 72 (19.83%) Data Protection Act
8 71 (19.56%) Management Information System
9 66 (18.18%) Risk Management
10 55 (15.15%) ITIL
10 55 (15.15%) RMADS
11 52 (14.33%) PRINCE2
12 47 (12.95%) CISSP
12 47 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
13 43 (11.85%) Finance
14 41 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 40 (11.02%) Change Control
16 38 (10.47%) Security Architecture
17 35 (9.64%) CESG CLAS
17 35 (9.64%) Internet
18 34 (9.37%) Microsoft
19 32 (8.82%) TOGAF
19 32 (8.82%) JSP 440
20 30 (8.26%) Degree
21 29 (7.99%) DV Cleared
22 28 (7.71%) Service Delivery
23 27 (7.44%) Oracle
23 27 (7.44%) Cyber Security

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.65%) IIS
4 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.55%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) Documentum
5 1 (0.28%) SAS
5 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.75%) MS Office
3 6 (1.65%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.65%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (3.58%) assyst
2 7 (1.93%) Summit
3 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.75%) IaaS
2 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.83%) SaaS
2 3 (0.83%) PaaS
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.55%) GitHub
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.64%) Internet
2 21 (5.79%) Firewall
3 20 (5.51%) TCP/IP
4 17 (4.68%) Network Security
5 14 (3.86%) Intranet
6 13 (3.58%) DNS
7 12 (3.31%) HTTP
7 12 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.93%) SSL
9 7 (1.93%) WAN
10 6 (1.65%) DHCP
10 6 (1.65%) VLAN
10 6 (1.65%) 4G
11 5 (1.38%) HSRP
11 5 (1.38%) VPN
12 4 (1.10%) MPLS
12 4 (1.10%) OSPF
12 4 (1.10%) BGP
12 4 (1.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.58%) SQL Server
1 13 (3.58%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.75%) DB2
4 9 (2.48%) MySQL
5 6 (1.65%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.55%) DataStage
6 2 (0.55%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Selenium
2 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.55%) Ant
2 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.55%) Subversion
2 2 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) WATIR
3 1 (0.28%) Maven
3 1 (0.28%) Toad
3 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.28%) JUnit
3 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.28%) Sahi
3 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (11.85%) Finance
2 13 (3.58%) Law
3 10 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.65%) Electronics
6 4 (1.10%) Legal
7 3 (0.83%) Local Government
7 3 (0.83%) Dutch Language
7 3 (0.83%) Military
7 3 (0.83%) Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (21.49%) Architect
2 50 (13.77%) Consultant
3 48 (13.22%) Project Manager
4 47 (12.95%) Analyst
5 30 (8.26%) Security Architect
6 28 (7.71%) Information Architect
7 24 (6.61%) Security Consultant
7 24 (6.61%) Security Specialist
8 22 (6.06%) Information Analyst
8 22 (6.06%) Senior Manager
9 21 (5.79%) Security Analyst
9 21 (5.79%) Senior Project Manager
9 21 (5.79%) CLAS Consultant
10 20 (5.51%) Security Manager
11 18 (4.96%) Designer
12 15 (4.13%) Information Manager
13 14 (3.86%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.58%) Information Specialist
15 12 (3.31%) Information Security Architect
15 12 (3.31%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.96%) XML
2 13 (3.58%) REST
3 11 (3.03%) JSP
3 11 (3.03%) SOAP
4 7 (1.93%) Web Services
4 7 (1.93%) XSLT
4 7 (1.93%) JMS
4 7 (1.93%) WSDL
5 3 (0.83%) Middleware
6 2 (0.55%) Spring
6 2 (0.55%) JSON
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Axis
6 2 (0.55%) GWT
6 2 (0.55%) Smart GWT
6 2 (0.55%) HTML
6 2 (0.55%) CSS
6 2 (0.55%) MyBatis
6 2 (0.55%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 75 (20.66%) CESG
2 72 (19.83%) Data Protection Act
3 71 (19.56%) Management Information System
4 55 (15.15%) RMADS
5 47 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (9.64%) CESG CLAS
7 11 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.75%) Data Integration
9 9 (2.48%) Reference Data
10 8 (2.20%) Freedom of Information Act
11 7 (1.93%) Replication
12 6 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.10%) Open Source
13 4 (1.10%) Wiki
13 4 (1.10%) PKI
13 4 (1.10%) Web 2.0
14 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
15 2 (0.55%) CMDB
15 2 (0.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.96%) Windows
2 6 (1.65%) UNIX
3 5 (1.38%) Linux
4 4 (1.10%) zOS
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (29.75%) Information Security
2 85 (23.42%) Project Management
3 80 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (20.66%) Data Protection
5 66 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 55 (15.15%) ITIL
7 52 (14.33%) PRINCE2
8 41 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (11.02%) Change Control
10 38 (10.47%) Security Architecture
11 32 (8.82%) TOGAF
12 28 (7.71%) Service Delivery
13 27 (7.44%) Cyber Security
14 25 (6.89%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (6.34%) Service Management
15 23 (6.34%) ISMS
16 20 (5.51%) Migration
17 19 (5.23%) Data Security
18 17 (4.68%) Data Modelling
19 16 (4.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.16%) Java
2 24 (6.61%) SQL
3 16 (4.41%) C
4 6 (1.65%) C++
5 3 (0.83%) C#
5 3 (0.83%) Delphi
6 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.55%) Python
6 2 (0.55%) Ruby
6 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) COBOL
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (44.08%) Security Cleared
2 99 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 47 (12.95%) CISSP
4 30 (8.26%) Degree
5 29 (7.99%) DV Cleared
6 21 (5.79%) CEH
7 15 (4.13%) GIAC
8 13 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.58%) MCSE
9 7 (1.93%) CISA
10 6 (1.65%) CISM
10 6 (1.65%) HND
10 6 (1.65%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.38%) CCNP
11 5 (1.38%) CCNA
12 4 (1.10%) ISEB
12 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.83%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (19.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (8.82%) JSP 440
3 17 (4.68%) COBIT
4 8 (2.20%) QA
4 8 (2.20%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.93%) ISO 9000
5 7 (1.93%) ISO 14001
6 5 (1.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.10%) SLA
8 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.28%) BS7799
9 1 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) XenApp
2 2 (0.55%) XenServer
2 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.28%) RACF
3 1 (0.28%) Snort
3 1 (0.28%) Nmap
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.48%) SCCM
2 4 (1.10%) SCOM
3 3 (0.83%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 34 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.44%) Oracle
3 13 (3.58%) Blue Coat
4 12 (3.31%) Cisco
5 10 (2.75%) TOWER Software
6 9 (2.48%) F5
7 7 (1.93%) Casewise
8 6 (1.65%) VMware
8 6 (1.65%) HP
9 5 (1.38%) SAP
9 5 (1.38%) Juniper
10 4 (1.10%) IBM
11 3 (0.83%) Sun
11 3 (0.83%) BMC
11 3 (0.83%) Remedy
12 2 (0.55%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.55%) Mercator
12 2 (0.55%) Dell
12 2 (0.55%) Citrix
12 2 (0.55%) JBoss
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