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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 408 482 503
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +21
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 219 137 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 76 45
Average daily rate £500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £694 £630 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £423 £520
% change year-on-year
-5.32% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Average hourly rate £81.25 £27.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £47.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+27.70% +41.48%
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
41831 40715 38755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 79.06% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27968 25808 24622
Average daily rate £445 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1188 1141
Average hourly rate £32.25 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 102 £575 +15.00% 9
South East +4 47 £450 +5.57% 12
South West +19 29 £450 - 19
North West +6 21 £340 +10.56% 5
East Midlands +9 10 £350 -22.22%
West Midlands -6 6 £280 +5.66% 2
East of England +10 2 £600 - 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £395 -4.24% 1
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 184 (44.66%) Security Cleared
2 145 (35.19%) Information Security
3 100 (24.27%) SC Cleared
4 99 (24.03%) CISSP
5 97 (23.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (22.57%) DV Cleared
6 93 (22.57%) Finance
7 92 (22.33%) Risk Management
8 90 (21.84%) Management Information System
9 84 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
10 80 (19.42%) Data Protection
11 73 (17.72%) Security Testing
12 72 (17.48%) CLAS
13 71 (17.23%) CESG Certified Professional
14 68 (16.50%) RMADS
15 63 (15.29%) Software Testing
16 62 (15.05%) CESG
17 59 (14.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 58 (14.08%) Data Protection Act
19 56 (13.59%) Project Management
20 51 (12.38%) PRINCE2
21 47 (11.41%) Firewall
22 45 (10.92%) ITIL
23 44 (10.68%) Degree
23 44 (10.68%) Cybersecurity
23 44 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
24 40 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
25 38 (9.22%) CISM
26 36 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
27 35 (8.50%) Windows

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 19 (4.61%) IIS
2 14 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.43%) JBoss
4 7 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.46%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.21%) iPlanet
6 5 (1.21%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.73%) Apache
8 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.49%) nginx
9 2 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.64%) MS Office
3 6 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.73%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) BusinessWare
1 5 (1.21%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.73%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.21%) SaaS
2 3 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.73%) Office 365
3 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.41%) Firewall
2 32 (7.77%) Internet
3 17 (4.13%) VPN
4 13 (3.16%) DNS
5 12 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 11 (2.67%) DHCP
6 11 (2.67%) Network Security
7 9 (2.18%) FTP
7 9 (2.18%) IPsec
7 9 (2.18%) SMTP
7 9 (2.18%) SSH
8 7 (1.70%) LAN
9 6 (1.46%) Extranet
10 5 (1.21%) LDAP
10 5 (1.21%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.21%) WAN
11 4 (0.97%) HTTP
11 4 (0.97%) MPLS
11 4 (0.97%) VoIP
12 2 (0.49%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.67%) Big Data
3 7 (1.70%) RDBMS
3 7 (1.70%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.21%) DB2
5 5 (1.21%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.49%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.24%) MySQL
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (4.61%) Selenium
2 15 (3.64%) Cucumber
3 12 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.67%) JIRA
5 10 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.70%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.97%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.97%) ProC
8 3 (0.73%) ERwin
8 3 (0.73%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.49%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.49%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.49%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.49%) Hudson
9 2 (0.49%) MSI
9 2 (0.49%) NCrunch
9 2 (0.49%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.49%) WatiN
General
1 93 (22.57%) Finance
2 30 (7.28%) Legal
3 23 (5.58%) Banking
3 23 (5.58%) Retail
4 12 (2.91%) Retail Banking
5 11 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.73%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 84 (20.39%) Consultant
2 77 (18.69%) Analyst
3 60 (14.56%) Security Consultant
4 41 (9.95%) Architect
5 38 (9.22%) Security Architect
5 38 (9.22%) Test Analyst
6 35 (8.50%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 32 (7.77%) Security Analyst
8 31 (7.52%) Information Security Consultant
9 25 (6.07%) Security Manager
10 21 (5.10%) Head of Security
11 19 (4.61%) Security Assurance Manager
12 17 (4.13%) Information Analyst
12 17 (4.13%) Project Manager
13 16 (3.88%) Information Security Analyst
13 16 (3.88%) Security Specialist
14 15 (3.64%) Information Architect
15 14 (3.40%) Information Security Architect
16 13 (3.16%) Information Security Manager
17 12 (2.91%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.16%) XML
2 9 (2.18%) Web Services
3 5 (1.21%) .NET
3 5 (1.21%) MSMQ
4 4 (0.97%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.97%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.97%) SOAP
5 3 (0.73%) CSS
5 3 (0.73%) HTML
5 3 (0.73%) J2EE
6 2 (0.49%) Ajax
6 2 (0.49%) JMS
6 2 (0.49%) REST
6 2 (0.49%) WSDL
6 2 (0.49%) XHTML
7 1 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 90 (21.84%) Management Information System
2 62 (15.05%) CESG
3 58 (14.08%) Data Protection Act
4 44 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (7.28%) PKI
6 22 (5.34%) CESG CLAS
7 20 (4.85%) Cryptography
8 11 (2.67%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.67%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (2.43%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.43%) User Experience
10 9 (2.18%) Client/Server
10 9 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.94%) Freedom of Information Act
12 7 (1.70%) BYOD
13 6 (1.46%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (1.21%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.50%) Windows
2 21 (5.10%) Unix
3 19 (4.61%) Linux
4 9 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.18%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.70%) AIX
6 6 (1.46%) Solaris
7 5 (1.21%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.21%) zOS
8 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.49%) CentOS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (35.19%) Information Security
2 92 (22.33%) Risk Management
3 84 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (19.42%) Data Protection
5 73 (17.72%) Security Testing
6 63 (15.29%) Software Testing
7 56 (13.59%) Project Management
8 51 (12.38%) PRINCE2
9 45 (10.92%) ITIL
10 44 (10.68%) Cybersecurity
11 40 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
13 34 (8.25%) Security Architecture
14 31 (7.52%) Security Management
14 31 (7.52%) TOGAF
15 28 (6.80%) Analytics
16 27 (6.55%) Penetration Testing
16 27 (6.55%) Service Delivery
17 24 (5.83%) Vulnerability Management
18 23 (5.58%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.52%) C
2 30 (7.28%) SQL
3 16 (3.88%) Java
4 12 (2.91%) C#
4 12 (2.91%) Ruby
5 10 (2.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.70%) Python
7 6 (1.46%) Perl
7 6 (1.46%) PHP
8 5 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.97%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.24%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.24%) C++
11 1 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 184 (44.66%) Security Cleared
2 100 (24.27%) SC Cleared
3 99 (24.03%) CISSP
4 93 (22.57%) DV Cleared
5 72 (17.48%) CLAS
6 71 (17.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 44 (10.68%) Degree
8 38 (9.22%) CISM
9 27 (6.55%) ISTQB
10 26 (6.31%) ISEB
11 24 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (3.16%) CEH
12 13 (3.16%) IISP
13 12 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (2.43%) GIAC
16 9 (2.18%) CISA
17 8 (1.94%) GCIH
18 6 (1.46%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (23.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (16.50%) RMADS
3 59 (14.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 26 (6.31%) PCI DSS
5 23 (5.58%) JSP 440
6 13 (3.16%) QA
7 12 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (1.46%) ISO27005
9 3 (0.73%) COBIT
10 2 (0.49%) BS25999
10 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.49%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.49%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.24%) FATCA
11 1 (0.24%) GPG13
11 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.18%) Sendmail
3 5 (1.21%) ClearTrust
4 3 (0.73%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.49%) Docker
5 2 (0.49%) GlusterFS
5 2 (0.49%) pfSense
5 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.49%) vCloud
5 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.46%) Puppet
3 5 (1.21%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.73%) QRadar
4 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.49%) Ansible
5 2 (0.49%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.49%) Kibana
5 2 (0.49%) logstash
5 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.49%) Salt
5 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.24%) OpenView
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) WMI
6 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.52%) Oracle
3 14 (3.40%) HP
4 13 (3.16%) Citrix
5 11 (2.67%) TOWER Software
6 7 (1.70%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.46%) IBM
8 5 (1.21%) BEA
8 5 (1.21%) CA
8 5 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.21%) SAP
8 5 (1.21%) Vitria
8 5 (1.21%) VMware
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco
10 2 (0.49%) ATG
10 2 (0.49%) Capita
10 2 (0.49%) ESRI
10 2 (0.49%) Google
10 2 (0.49%) Intel Security
11 1 (0.24%) Mercator
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