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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 475 371 502
Rank change year-on-year
-104 +131
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 116 221 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.57% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 168 35
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +13.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £371 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £632
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £490 £550
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 1
Average hourly rate £41.75 £41.50 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -30.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -30.83%
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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 -56 62 £436 -20.68% 15
South West -35 21 £418 -16.50% 4
South East -30 9 £375 -1.31% 6
North West -32 9 £700 +46.59% 3
West Midlands +13 6 £295 -50.83% 2
Yorkshire -30 5 £700 +64.70% 3
East Midlands -9 4 £450 +21.62% 2
North East - 2 £700 -
East of England +4 1 £230 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 80 (32.79%) Security Cleared
2 58 (23.77%) Security Testing
3 57 (23.36%) Information Security
4 55 (22.54%) Management Information System
4 55 (22.54%) Software Testing
5 49 (20.08%) Risk Management
6 48 (19.67%) CISSP
6 48 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 41 (16.80%) SC Cleared
8 39 (15.98%) DV Cleared
9 38 (15.57%) ITIL
9 38 (15.57%) Finance
9 38 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (13.52%) C
11 30 (12.30%) CESG
11 30 (12.30%) RMADS
12 27 (11.07%) PRINCE2
13 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
14 25 (10.25%) Project Management
14 25 (10.25%) Service Delivery
14 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (9.84%) Data Protection
15 24 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (9.84%) HP
16 22 (9.02%) Cisco
16 22 (9.02%) Degree
17 21 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (8.20%) CISA
18 20 (8.20%) Change Control
19 19 (7.79%) Security Architecture

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (5.33%) IIS
2 8 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.82%) iPlanet
4 2 (0.82%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.28%) MS Office
3 7 (2.87%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.82%) BusinessWare
3 2 (0.82%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.41%) Summit
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.46%) SaaS
3 2 (0.82%) PaaS
3 2 (0.82%) IaaS
3 2 (0.82%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.97%) Network Security
2 14 (5.74%) Internet
3 12 (4.92%) Firewall
4 7 (2.87%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (2.46%) SAN
5 6 (2.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.05%) DNS
7 4 (1.64%) DHCP
7 4 (1.64%) VLAN
7 4 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.23%) HTTP
8 3 (1.23%) WAN
8 3 (1.23%) LAN
9 2 (0.82%) SMS
9 2 (0.82%) Wireless
10 1 (0.41%) IPsec
10 1 (0.41%) TETRA
10 1 (0.41%) SSH
10 1 (0.41%) LTE
10 1 (0.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.64%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.64%) Big Data
2 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.23%) MySQL
4 2 (0.82%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (0.82%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Selenium
1 5 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.64%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.82%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.41%) JMeter
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) JIRA
5 1 (0.41%) JUnit
5 1 (0.41%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.41%) Behat
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) NCrunch
General
1 38 (15.57%) Finance
2 11 (4.51%) Legal
2 11 (4.51%) Retail
3 6 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.05%) Banking
5 4 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.82%) Games
6 2 (0.82%) Billing
6 2 (0.82%) Local Government
6 2 (0.82%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (12.30%) Architect
2 29 (11.89%) Consultant
3 22 (9.02%) Analyst
4 21 (8.61%) Security Architect
5 15 (6.15%) Test Analyst
6 14 (5.74%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.74%) Information Manager
6 14 (5.74%) Security Manager
7 12 (4.92%) Developer
7 12 (4.92%) Senior Manager
7 12 (4.92%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 11 (4.51%) Project Officer
8 11 (4.51%) Test Manager
8 11 (4.51%) Coordinator
9 10 (4.10%) Security Consultant
10 9 (3.69%) Information Security Manager
11 8 (3.28%) Network Manager
11 8 (3.28%) Information Architect
11 8 (3.28%) Service Manager
11 8 (3.28%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.10%) .NET
2 7 (2.87%) JSP
3 4 (1.64%) Web Services
3 4 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.23%) Velocity
4 3 (1.23%) HTML
4 3 (1.23%) CSS
4 3 (1.23%) SAP PI
5 2 (0.82%) SOAP
5 2 (0.82%) MSMQ
5 2 (0.82%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.41%) Drush
6 1 (0.41%) LAMP
6 1 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.41%) Symfony
6 1 (0.41%) XML
6 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.41%) HTML5
6 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.54%) Management Information System
2 30 (12.30%) CESG
2 30 (12.30%) RMADS
3 25 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.15%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (5.33%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.51%) EPoS
7 10 (4.10%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (2.05%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (2.05%) PKI
9 4 (1.64%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.23%) User Experience
10 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.82%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.82%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.82%) NHS
11 2 (0.82%) AS400
11 2 (0.82%) PMI
11 2 (0.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.74%) Windows
2 5 (2.05%) Linux
3 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.82%) zOS
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.82%) AIX
4 2 (0.82%) Solaris
5 1 (0.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.77%) Security Testing
2 57 (23.36%) Information Security
3 55 (22.54%) Software Testing
4 49 (20.08%) Risk Management
5 38 (15.57%) ITIL
5 38 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (11.07%) PRINCE2
7 25 (10.25%) Project Management
7 25 (10.25%) Service Delivery
8 24 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (9.84%) Data Protection
9 21 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (8.20%) Change Control
11 19 (7.79%) Security Architecture
12 18 (7.38%) Performance Management
13 16 (6.56%) Cyber Security
14 15 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (5.33%) TOGAF
15 13 (5.33%) Regression Testing
15 13 (5.33%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.52%) C
2 12 (4.92%) C#
3 11 (4.51%) SQL
4 6 (2.46%) Java
5 5 (2.05%) PHP
6 3 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) Perl
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.41%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.41%) Tcl
7 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (32.79%) Security Cleared
2 48 (19.67%) CISSP
3 41 (16.80%) SC Cleared
4 39 (15.98%) DV Cleared
5 22 (9.02%) Degree
6 20 (8.20%) CISA
7 19 (7.79%) CISM
8 18 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (6.56%) CCNA
10 15 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (4.51%) CCNP
12 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (3.28%) MCSE
13 6 (2.46%) MCSA
13 6 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (2.05%) CISMP
14 5 (2.05%) ISTQB
15 4 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (1.23%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (19.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.56%) SLA
3 12 (4.92%) JSP 440
4 7 (2.87%) COBIT
5 4 (1.64%) QA
6 3 (1.23%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.41%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.64%) vSphere
3 3 (1.23%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.82%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.41%) Varnish
5 1 (0.41%) Snort
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.82%) Nessus
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.84%) HP
3 22 (9.02%) Cisco
4 10 (4.10%) VMware
5 9 (3.69%) BMC
6 8 (3.28%) NetScout
7 7 (2.87%) F5
7 7 (2.87%) Oracle
7 7 (2.87%) Citrix
8 6 (2.46%) SAP
8 6 (2.46%) NetApp
9 5 (2.05%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.64%) Remedy
11 2 (0.82%) McAfee
11 2 (0.82%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.82%) CA
11 2 (0.82%) Vitria
11 2 (0.82%) Symantec
11 2 (0.82%) IBM
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