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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 473 469 444
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 96 70 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 29 47
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £345 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -
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
36373 35079 29900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.39% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23249 21496 18158
Average daily rate £425 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1094 1102
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +39 57 £458 -3.17% 9
South West -12 12 £400 -24.52% 5
South East -27 9 £413 -17.50% 4
North West -4 8 £378 -34.34% 1
West Midlands -3 4 £398 -29.01% 2
East Midlands -5 1 £425 +11.84% 1
North East - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 96 (40.85%) Security Cleared
2 87 (37.02%) Information Security
3 62 (26.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (25.96%) SC Cleared
5 57 (24.26%) Risk Management
6 53 (22.55%) CISSP
6 53 (22.55%) Management Information System
6 53 (22.55%) Data Protection
7 46 (19.57%) Data Protection Act
7 46 (19.57%) Security Architecture
8 45 (19.15%) ITIL
9 44 (18.72%) PRINCE2
9 44 (18.72%) Finance
10 41 (17.45%) Degree
11 33 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (13.62%) Project Management
12 32 (13.62%) RMADS
13 31 (13.19%) CESG
14 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.91%) Service Delivery
15 28 (11.91%) Legal
16 26 (11.06%) CISM
17 25 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (8.94%) Cyber Security
18 21 (8.94%) ISMS
19 20 (8.51%) Security Testing
19 20 (8.51%) DV Cleared
20 19 (8.09%) CESG CLAS
21 18 (7.66%) Data Security
21 18 (7.66%) CISA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 14 (5.96%) IIS
2 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.43%) Documentum
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.55%) MS Office
3 5 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Summit
2 2 (0.85%) assyst
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.98%) IaaS
2 5 (2.13%) SaaS
2 5 (2.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.43%) GitHub
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.23%) Firewall
1 17 (7.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 14 (5.96%) Internet
3 13 (5.53%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.83%) HTTP
5 8 (3.40%) DNS
6 7 (2.98%) HTTPS
6 7 (2.98%) WAN
6 7 (2.98%) VPN
6 7 (2.98%) MPLS
6 7 (2.98%) OSPF
6 7 (2.98%) BGP
6 7 (2.98%) IPsec
6 7 (2.98%) VLAN
6 7 (2.98%) Network Security
6 7 (2.98%) DMVPN
6 7 (2.98%) HSRP
7 2 (0.85%) Intranet
8 1 (0.43%) DHCP
8 1 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.28%) DB2
3 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.85%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Selenium
2 2 (0.85%) Subversion
2 2 (0.85%) Maven
2 2 (0.85%) JUnit
2 2 (0.85%) Toad
2 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.43%) PhantomJS
3 1 (0.43%) CasperJS
3 1 (0.43%) Ant
3 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (18.72%) Finance
2 28 (11.91%) Legal
3 17 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.55%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.55%) Banking
4 6 (2.55%) Retail
5 5 (2.13%) Local Government
6 4 (1.70%) Law
7 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.28%) Games
7 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (22.98%) Architect
2 42 (17.87%) Security Architect
3 32 (13.62%) Consultant
4 29 (12.34%) Analyst
5 23 (9.79%) Security Consultant
6 18 (7.66%) Security Manager
7 14 (5.96%) Information Specialist
7 14 (5.96%) Security Analyst
7 14 (5.96%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.53%) Service Manager
8 13 (5.53%) Information Manager
9 12 (5.11%) Information Architect
9 12 (5.11%) Information Assurance Specialist
10 11 (4.68%) Coordinator
10 11 (4.68%) Information Analyst
11 10 (4.26%) Information Security Manager
11 10 (4.26%) Information Security Analyst
11 10 (4.26%) Lead Architect
11 10 (4.26%) Lead Security Architect
12 9 (3.83%) Compliance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.55%) JSP
2 5 (2.13%) XML
3 2 (0.85%) CSS
3 2 (0.85%) Web Services
3 2 (0.85%) HTML
3 2 (0.85%) XSLT
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) Spring
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Axis
4 1 (0.43%) GWT
4 1 (0.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.43%) Smart GWT
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) WebKit
4 1 (0.43%) MyBatis
4 1 (0.43%) .NET
4 1 (0.43%) COM
4 1 (0.43%) SOAP
4 1 (0.43%) STL
4 1 (0.43%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.55%) Management Information System
2 46 (19.57%) Data Protection Act
3 32 (13.62%) RMADS
4 31 (13.19%) CESG
5 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (8.09%) CESG CLAS
7 11 (4.68%) Freedom of Information Act
8 10 (4.26%) Computer Science
9 9 (3.83%) Freedom of Information
9 9 (3.83%) PKI
10 4 (1.70%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.70%) Open Source
11 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.28%) Online Games
11 3 (1.28%) SCADA
12 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.85%) Equities
12 2 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.23%) Windows
2 13 (5.53%) Linux
3 5 (2.13%) UNIX
4 1 (0.43%) zOS
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (37.02%) Information Security
2 57 (24.26%) Risk Management
3 53 (22.55%) Data Protection
4 46 (19.57%) Security Architecture
5 45 (19.15%) ITIL
6 44 (18.72%) PRINCE2
7 33 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (13.62%) Project Management
9 28 (11.91%) Service Delivery
10 25 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (8.94%) ISMS
11 21 (8.94%) Cyber Security
12 20 (8.51%) Security Testing
13 18 (7.66%) Data Security
14 17 (7.23%) Service Management
14 17 (7.23%) Software Testing
14 17 (7.23%) Incident Management
15 14 (5.96%) TOGAF
16 12 (5.11%) Change Control
17 11 (4.68%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.40%) C
1 8 (3.40%) SQL
2 6 (2.55%) Java
3 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.85%) C#
4 2 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.43%) R
5 1 (0.43%) C++
5 1 (0.43%) Delphi
5 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 96 (40.85%) Security Cleared
2 61 (25.96%) SC Cleared
3 53 (22.55%) CISSP
4 41 (17.45%) Degree
5 26 (11.06%) CISM
6 20 (8.51%) DV Cleared
7 18 (7.66%) CISA
8 12 (5.11%) GIAC
9 10 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (3.40%) ISTQB
11 7 (2.98%) Postgraduate
11 7 (2.98%) CEH
12 6 (2.55%) ISEB
12 6 (2.55%) CRISC
13 5 (2.13%) VCP4
14 3 (1.28%) ISACA
14 3 (1.28%) MCSE
14 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.28%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (26.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (7.66%) COBIT
3 10 (4.26%) JSP 440
3 10 (4.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.70%) QA
4 4 (1.70%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.70%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.28%) SLA
6 2 (0.85%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.85%) FATCA
7 1 (0.43%) GPG13
7 1 (0.43%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) Snort
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) XenApp
3 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) BladeLogic
1 2 (0.85%) SCCM
1 2 (0.85%) SCOM
1 2 (0.85%) Puppet
1 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.43%) Salt
2 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (5.96%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.83%) Oracle
3 7 (2.98%) HP
3 7 (2.98%) Blue Coat
4 5 (2.13%) SAP
5 4 (1.70%) IBM
6 3 (1.28%) McAfee
7 2 (0.85%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.85%) VMware
7 2 (0.85%) Reuters
7 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.85%) Symantec
7 2 (0.85%) Citrix
7 2 (0.85%) BMC
7 2 (0.85%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.85%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.43%) Actimize
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.43%) Veeam
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Kent
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