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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 463 454 443
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 94 85 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 49
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£475 £473 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £337 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%
Information Assurance
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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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +32 57 £513 +34.86% 5
South West -12 15 £400 -28.88% 3
North West +5 8 £460 -20.00% 3
South East -26 6 £400 -20.00% 3
West Midlands 0 4 £398 -29.01%
Yorkshire -7 4 £420 -
East Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 123 (41.98%) Security Cleared
2 94 (32.08%) Information Security
3 79 (26.96%) Data Protection
4 75 (25.60%) SC Cleared
5 70 (23.89%) Data Protection Act
6 65 (22.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 61 (20.82%) CISSP
8 60 (20.48%) Management Information System
9 59 (20.14%) PRINCE2
10 57 (19.45%) ITIL
10 57 (19.45%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (19.11%) Project Management
12 55 (18.77%) Risk Management
13 51 (17.41%) Security Architecture
14 48 (16.38%) CESG
15 45 (15.36%) Finance
16 41 (13.99%) Degree
17 35 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 35 (11.95%) RMADS
18 32 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (10.24%) Service Delivery
20 27 (9.22%) CISM
20 27 (9.22%) Change Control
21 26 (8.87%) CESG CLAS
22 24 (8.19%) Microsoft
22 24 (8.19%) Internet
22 24 (8.19%) ISMS
23 23 (7.85%) Cyber Security
24 22 (7.51%) Firewall
25 21 (7.17%) Legal

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (4.44%) IIS
2 7 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.68%) JBoss
4 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.34%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (3.07%) MS Excel
1 9 (3.07%) MS Office
2 7 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.73%) assyst
2 4 (1.37%) Summit
3 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.73%) IaaS
2 5 (1.71%) SaaS
2 5 (1.71%) PaaS
3 2 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.19%) Internet
2 22 (7.51%) Firewall
3 19 (6.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (6.14%) TCP/IP
5 13 (4.44%) Network Security
6 10 (3.41%) HTTP
7 8 (2.73%) WAN
7 8 (2.73%) Intranet
7 8 (2.73%) DNS
8 7 (2.39%) VLAN
8 7 (2.39%) DMVPN
8 7 (2.39%) HSRP
8 7 (2.39%) MPLS
8 7 (2.39%) OSPF
8 7 (2.39%) BGP
8 7 (2.39%) VPN
8 7 (2.39%) HTTPS
8 7 (2.39%) IPsec
9 3 (1.02%) SSL
10 2 (0.68%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.05%) SQL Server
1 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.71%) DB2
3 3 (1.02%) MySQL
3 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.68%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Selenium
2 3 (1.02%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.68%) Subversion
3 2 (0.68%) Maven
3 2 (0.68%) Toad
3 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.68%) Ant
3 2 (0.68%) JUnit
3 2 (0.68%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.68%) JIRA
3 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.34%) WATIR
4 1 (0.34%) Sahi
4 1 (0.34%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.34%) CasperJS
4 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 45 (15.36%) Finance
2 21 (7.17%) Legal
3 16 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.07%) Law
5 6 (2.05%) Banking
6 5 (1.71%) Local Government
7 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.37%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.02%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 77 (26.28%) Architect
2 50 (17.06%) Security Architect
3 37 (12.63%) Analyst
4 34 (11.60%) Consultant
5 33 (11.26%) Project Manager
6 24 (8.19%) Security Consultant
7 23 (7.85%) Information Architect
8 20 (6.83%) Security Manager
9 19 (6.48%) Information Analyst
9 19 (6.48%) Security Analyst
10 18 (6.14%) Information Specialist
11 17 (5.80%) Senior Manager
12 16 (5.46%) Senior Project Manager
13 15 (5.12%) Information Security Analyst
14 14 (4.78%) Information Manager
14 14 (4.78%) Service Manager
15 12 (4.10%) Security Specialist
15 12 (4.10%) Lead Architect
15 12 (4.10%) Lead Security Architect
16 11 (3.75%) Information Assurance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.73%) XML
2 6 (2.05%) REST
3 5 (1.71%) SOAP
4 4 (1.37%) JSP
5 3 (1.02%) CSS
5 3 (1.02%) HTML
5 3 (1.02%) JMS
5 3 (1.02%) WSDL
6 2 (0.68%) Spring
6 2 (0.68%) DOM
6 2 (0.68%) XSLT
6 2 (0.68%) MyBatis
6 2 (0.68%) Smart GWT
6 2 (0.68%) GWT
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Axis
7 1 (0.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.34%) WebKit
7 1 (0.34%) Middleware
7 1 (0.34%) STL
7 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.89%) Data Protection Act
2 60 (20.48%) Management Information System
3 48 (16.38%) CESG
4 35 (11.95%) RMADS
5 32 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (8.87%) CESG CLAS
7 13 (4.44%) Freedom of Information Act
8 10 (3.41%) Freedom of Information
9 9 (3.07%) PKI
10 8 (2.73%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.05%) Open Source
11 6 (2.05%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.37%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (1.02%) Online Games
13 3 (1.02%) SCADA
14 2 (0.68%) Statistics
15 1 (0.34%) iSeries
15 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.83%) Windows
2 12 (4.10%) Linux
3 8 (2.73%) UNIX
4 4 (1.37%) zOS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (32.08%) Information Security
2 79 (26.96%) Data Protection
3 59 (20.14%) PRINCE2
4 57 (19.45%) ITIL
4 57 (19.45%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (19.11%) Project Management
6 55 (18.77%) Risk Management
7 51 (17.41%) Security Architecture
8 35 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (10.24%) Service Delivery
10 27 (9.22%) Change Control
11 24 (8.19%) ISMS
12 23 (7.85%) Cyber Security
13 21 (7.17%) TOGAF
14 20 (6.83%) Security Testing
15 19 (6.48%) Service Management
15 19 (6.48%) Data Security
16 17 (5.80%) Software Testing
17 16 (5.46%) Penetration Testing
18 14 (4.78%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.14%) SQL
2 14 (4.78%) Java
3 10 (3.41%) C
4 5 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.02%) Delphi
5 3 (1.02%) C#
6 2 (0.68%) Ruby
6 2 (0.68%) C++
6 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.34%) R
7 1 (0.34%) COBOL
7 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (41.98%) Security Cleared
2 75 (25.60%) SC Cleared
3 61 (20.82%) CISSP
4 41 (13.99%) Degree
5 27 (9.22%) CISM
6 20 (6.83%) CISA
7 19 (6.48%) DV Cleared
8 18 (6.14%) GIAC
9 14 (4.78%) CEH
10 8 (2.73%) MCSE
10 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.39%) ISTQB
11 7 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (2.39%) Postgraduate
12 6 (2.05%) ISEB
12 6 (2.05%) CRISC
13 4 (1.37%) BC Cleared
14 3 (1.02%) ISACA
14 3 (1.02%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (22.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (7.17%) COBIT
3 11 (3.75%) JSP 440
4 10 (3.41%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.05%) QA
6 4 (1.37%) ISO 14001
6 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.02%) ISO 9000
7 3 (1.02%) SLA
8 2 (0.68%) FATCA
9 1 (0.34%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.68%) Snort
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.34%) XenApp
3 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (2.39%) SCCM
2 4 (1.37%) SCOM
3 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.14%) Oracle
3 7 (2.39%) SAP
3 7 (2.39%) Blue Coat
4 6 (2.05%) TOWER Software
5 4 (1.37%) VMware
5 4 (1.37%) IBM
6 3 (1.02%) McAfee
6 3 (1.02%) HP
6 3 (1.02%) Sun
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco
7 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.68%) Citrix
7 2 (0.68%) BMC
7 2 (0.68%) Remedy
7 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.34%) Veeam
8 1 (0.34%) Mercator
8 1 (0.34%) CA
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