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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 448 446 392
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -54
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 131 107 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.30% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 61 73
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£450 £475 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £33.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +16.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £28.99 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+110.34% -0.03%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +14 63 £500 +5.26% 8
South East -11 26 £425 -12.37% 4
South West +2 21 £420 -19.23% 8
East Midlands -6 8 £451 +20.19% 2
North West -20 6 £308 -6.10% 18
East of England +8 3 - -
West Midlands -9 1 £265 -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Information Assurance
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Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 88 (40.37%) Security Cleared
2 59 (27.06%) SC Cleared
2 59 (27.06%) Information Security
3 47 (21.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (21.10%) Management Information System
4 46 (21.10%) Risk Management
5 45 (20.64%) Finance
6 41 (18.81%) Security Testing
7 38 (17.43%) Software Testing
8 35 (16.06%) RMADS
9 33 (15.14%) CISSP
10 29 (13.30%) ITIL
11 28 (12.84%) Legal
11 28 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (12.84%) DV Cleared
12 27 (12.39%) CESG
13 26 (11.93%) PRINCE2
13 26 (11.93%) Degree
14 23 (10.55%) HP
15 21 (9.63%) Service Delivery
15 21 (9.63%) Data Protection
15 21 (9.63%) Security Architecture
16 20 (9.17%) Project Management
17 19 (8.72%) Cisco
17 19 (8.72%) C
17 19 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (8.26%) Performance Management
18 18 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
19 16 (7.34%) Cyber Security

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (3.21%) IIS
2 3 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.46%) Drupal
4 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.38%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.92%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.92%) IaaS
2 2 (0.92%) SaaS
2 2 (0.92%) PaaS
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.59%) Firewall
2 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.75%) DNS
3 5 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (2.29%) Internet
3 5 (2.29%) DHCP
4 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.38%) Network Security
5 3 (1.38%) HTTP
6 2 (0.92%) SSL
6 2 (0.92%) SAN
7 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.46%) LTE
7 1 (0.46%) MVNO
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.46%) SSH
7 1 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.46%) TETRA
7 1 (0.46%) Intranet
7 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.29%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.92%) DB2
4 2 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.46%) Big Data
5 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.46%) Redis
5 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.46%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Selenium
1 3 (1.38%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.46%) Behat
3 1 (0.46%) Maven
3 1 (0.46%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) JMeter
3 1 (0.46%) JUnit
3 1 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
General
1 45 (20.64%) Finance
2 28 (12.84%) Legal
3 13 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.05%) Retail
5 7 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.75%) Banking
7 4 (1.83%) Games
8 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.92%) Billing
8 2 (0.92%) German Language
8 2 (0.92%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (12.84%) Consultant
2 27 (12.39%) Architect
3 23 (10.55%) Analyst
4 21 (9.63%) Security Manager
4 21 (9.63%) Security Architect
5 15 (6.88%) Information Manager
6 14 (6.42%) Security Consultant
7 12 (5.50%) Service Manager
7 12 (5.50%) Information Security Manager
8 10 (4.59%) Test Analyst
8 10 (4.59%) Coordinator
8 10 (4.59%) Senior Manager
9 9 (4.13%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 8 (3.67%) Head of Security
10 8 (3.67%) Information Specialist
10 8 (3.67%) Security Assurance Manager
10 8 (3.67%) Information Assurance Specialist
11 7 (3.21%) Project Officer
11 7 (3.21%) Security Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.05%) JSP
2 7 (3.21%) Web Services
3 6 (2.75%) .NET
4 3 (1.38%) XML
5 2 (0.92%) XSLT
5 2 (0.92%) HTML
6 1 (0.46%) HTML5
6 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.46%) CSS3
6 1 (0.46%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.46%) Drush
6 1 (0.46%) Symfony
6 1 (0.46%) LAMP
6 1 (0.46%) COM
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
6 1 (0.46%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.10%) Management Information System
2 35 (16.06%) RMADS
3 27 (12.39%) CESG
4 19 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.96%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (4.59%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (3.21%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (2.75%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (2.75%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.29%) EPoS
10 3 (1.38%) Online Games
10 3 (1.38%) PKI
11 2 (0.92%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.92%) Equities
11 2 (0.92%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.92%) SCADA
11 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.92%) Open Source
12 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.59%) Windows
2 6 (2.75%) Linux
3 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.06%) Information Security
2 46 (21.10%) Risk Management
3 41 (18.81%) Security Testing
4 38 (17.43%) Software Testing
5 29 (13.30%) ITIL
6 28 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (11.93%) PRINCE2
8 21 (9.63%) Service Delivery
8 21 (9.63%) Data Protection
8 21 (9.63%) Security Architecture
9 20 (9.17%) Project Management
10 19 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (8.26%) Performance Management
11 18 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (7.34%) Cyber Security
13 15 (6.88%) ISMS
13 15 (6.88%) Incident Management
14 14 (6.42%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (6.42%) Migration
15 12 (5.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (8.72%) C
2 9 (4.13%) C#
3 6 (2.75%) SQL
4 4 (1.83%) Java
5 3 (1.38%) PHP
6 2 (0.92%) R
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) XPath
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) C++
7 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 88 (40.37%) Security Cleared
2 59 (27.06%) SC Cleared
3 33 (15.14%) CISSP
4 28 (12.84%) DV Cleared
5 26 (11.93%) Degree
6 14 (6.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (6.42%) CISA
7 11 (5.05%) CCNA
7 11 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (5.05%) CISM
8 10 (4.59%) CCNP
9 9 (4.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (4.13%) ISTQB
10 6 (2.75%) ISEB
10 6 (2.75%) GIAC
11 5 (2.29%) GCIA
11 5 (2.29%) GCIH
11 5 (2.29%) Postgraduate
12 4 (1.83%) CISMP
12 4 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (21.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.96%) JSP 440
3 11 (5.05%) SLA
4 7 (3.21%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.75%) COBIT
6 5 (2.29%) QA
7 3 (1.38%) CESG Infosec
8 2 (0.92%) FATCA
9 1 (0.46%) GPG13
9 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.38%) Snort
2 3 (1.38%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) XenApp
3 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.46%) Varnish
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) BladeLogic
1 2 (0.92%) Puppet
1 2 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.46%) Salt
2 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.46%) Netcool
2 1 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (10.55%) HP
2 19 (8.72%) Cisco
3 13 (5.96%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.13%) BMC
5 8 (3.67%) NetScout
6 7 (3.21%) NetApp
7 6 (2.75%) F5
8 5 (2.29%) Oracle
9 4 (1.83%) Citrix
9 4 (1.83%) Symantec
9 4 (1.83%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.83%) VMware
10 2 (0.92%) IBM
10 2 (0.92%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.92%) Reuters
10 2 (0.92%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.92%) McAfee
10 2 (0.92%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.46%) Veeam
11 1 (0.46%) Facebook