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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 459 519 468
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -51
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 160 107 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 50 74
Median daily rate £525 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.98 £49.89 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +48.34%
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
40127 40445 38431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.69% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26982 26553 24574
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1082 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 48 £555 +11.00% 7
South East +21 33 £500 +9.89% 8
South West +13 33 £575 +35.29% 5
East Midlands +14 15 £583 +29.44%
Yorkshire +7 11 £513 +13.88% 1
North West -8 10 £325 +42.85% 1
North East - 5 £763 -
West Midlands -20 4 £320 -3.03%
East of England +13 1 £325 - 1
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 183 (49.06%) Security Cleared
2 119 (31.90%) Information Security
3 102 (27.35%) SC Cleared
4 97 (26.01%) CISSP
5 84 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (22.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 81 (21.72%) Risk Management
7 80 (21.45%) Management Information System
7 80 (21.45%) Finance
8 75 (20.11%) CESG Certified Professional
9 73 (19.57%) CESG
10 70 (18.77%) DV Cleared
10 70 (18.77%) CLAS
11 65 (17.43%) Data Protection
12 59 (15.82%) Security Testing
13 57 (15.28%) RMADS
14 55 (14.75%) Project Management
15 54 (14.48%) Software Testing
16 52 (13.94%) PRINCE2
17 49 (13.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 47 (12.60%) ITIL
18 47 (12.60%) Data Protection Act
19 46 (12.33%) Security Architecture
20 45 (12.06%) Microsoft
21 40 (10.72%) Firewall
22 39 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
23 35 (9.38%) Internet
23 35 (9.38%) Windows
24 33 (8.85%) Active Directory
24 33 (8.85%) Analytical Skills

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.56%) IIS
2 16 (4.29%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.41%) JBoss
4 6 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.80%) iPlanet
6 3 (0.80%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.54%) nginx
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) WinCC
Applications
1 23 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.95%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.07%) Magento
3 3 (0.80%) BusinessWare
3 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.80%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.07%) SaaS
3 3 (0.80%) Office 365
4 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.72%) Firewall
2 35 (9.38%) Internet
3 17 (4.56%) Network Security
4 13 (3.49%) IPsec
4 13 (3.49%) SMTP
4 13 (3.49%) VPN
5 12 (3.22%) DNS
5 12 (3.22%) FTP
5 12 (3.22%) SSH
6 10 (2.68%) DHCP
7 9 (2.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.88%) LAN
8 7 (1.88%) Wireless
9 5 (1.34%) LDAP
9 5 (1.34%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.34%) WAN
10 4 (1.07%) MPLS
10 4 (1.07%) SSL
11 3 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.95%) Big Data
3 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
3 6 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.34%) Power BI
5 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.80%) DB2
5 3 (0.80%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (0.54%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.27%) MySQL
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (4.02%) Cucumber
1 15 (4.02%) Selenium
2 11 (2.95%) JIRA
3 9 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.88%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.07%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.07%) ProC
6 3 (0.80%) ERwin
7 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.54%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.54%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.54%) Hudson
7 2 (0.54%) MSI
7 2 (0.54%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.54%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.54%) Toad
7 2 (0.54%) WatiN
General
1 80 (21.45%) Finance
2 24 (6.43%) Legal
3 21 (5.63%) Retail
4 16 (4.29%) Banking
5 12 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.95%) Retail Banking
7 8 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 72 (19.30%) Consultant
2 64 (17.16%) Analyst
3 42 (11.26%) Security Consultant
4 39 (10.46%) Architect
5 34 (9.12%) Test Analyst
6 32 (8.58%) Security Architect
7 26 (6.97%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 21 (5.63%) Head of Security
8 21 (5.63%) Information Security Consultant
9 20 (5.36%) Security Manager
10 18 (4.83%) Security Analyst
11 16 (4.29%) Security Advisor
12 15 (4.02%) Information Security Manager
12 15 (4.02%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.75%) Head of Architecture
13 14 (3.75%) Information Manager
14 13 (3.49%) CLAS Consultant
14 13 (3.49%) Technical Leader
15 12 (3.22%) Information Analyst
15 12 (3.22%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.22%) XML
2 5 (1.34%) Web Services
3 3 (0.80%) J2EE
3 3 (0.80%) MSMQ
3 3 (0.80%) SOAP
4 2 (0.54%) JMS
4 2 (0.54%) REST
4 2 (0.54%) WSDL
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (21.45%) Management Information System
2 73 (19.57%) CESG
3 47 (12.60%) Data Protection Act
4 33 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (6.97%) Cryptography
6 25 (6.70%) PKI
7 22 (5.90%) CESG CLAS
8 13 (3.49%) Client/Server
9 12 (3.22%) Freedom of Information
10 11 (2.95%) User Experience
11 10 (2.68%) Freedom of Information Act
12 9 (2.41%) Algorithms
12 9 (2.41%) Data Centre
13 8 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (1.34%) Driving Licence
15 5 (1.34%) Mathematics
15 5 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
16 4 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (1.07%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.38%) Windows
2 20 (5.36%) Unix
3 16 (4.29%) Linux
4 13 (3.49%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.34%) AIX
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.07%) Solaris
8 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.80%) zOS
9 2 (0.54%) CentOS
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (31.90%) Information Security
2 84 (22.52%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (21.72%) Risk Management
4 65 (17.43%) Data Protection
5 59 (15.82%) Security Testing
6 55 (14.75%) Project Management
7 54 (14.48%) Software Testing
8 52 (13.94%) PRINCE2
9 47 (12.60%) ITIL
10 46 (12.33%) Security Architecture
11 39 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (8.58%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (8.04%) Security Management
13 30 (8.04%) TOGAF
14 29 (7.77%) Vulnerability Management
15 28 (7.51%) ISMS
16 27 (7.24%) Enterprise Architecture
17 26 (6.97%) Analytics
17 26 (6.97%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.51%) SQL
2 27 (7.24%) C
3 14 (3.75%) Ruby
4 13 (3.49%) Java
5 10 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.88%) C#
6 7 (1.88%) PHP
6 7 (1.88%) Python
7 6 (1.61%) Perl
8 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 183 (49.06%) Security Cleared
2 102 (27.35%) SC Cleared
3 97 (26.01%) CISSP
4 75 (20.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 70 (18.77%) CLAS
5 70 (18.77%) DV Cleared
6 32 (8.58%) CISM
6 32 (8.58%) Degree
7 28 (7.51%) ISEB
8 27 (7.24%) ISTQB
9 26 (6.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (4.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (4.02%) IISP
11 14 (3.75%) CEH
12 10 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (2.14%) GCIH
13 8 (2.14%) GIAC
14 7 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (1.61%) CISA
15 6 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (22.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (15.28%) RMADS
3 49 (13.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 18 (4.83%) JSP 440
5 17 (4.56%) PCI DSS
6 12 (3.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (2.68%) QA
8 5 (1.34%) GPG13
8 5 (1.34%) SLA
9 3 (0.80%) ISO27005
10 2 (0.54%) COBIT
10 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.54%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.54%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.27%) BS25999
11 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 33 (8.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.22%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.80%) ClearTrust
4 2 (0.54%) Docker
4 2 (0.54%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.54%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.54%) pfSense
4 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.54%) vCloud
4 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.61%) Puppet
3 3 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.80%) QRadar
3 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.54%) Ansible
4 2 (0.54%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.54%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.54%) Kibana
4 2 (0.54%) logstash
4 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.54%) Salt
4 2 (0.54%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.27%) OpenView
5 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.27%) WMI
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.24%) Oracle
3 26 (6.97%) Citrix
4 13 (3.49%) HP
5 11 (2.95%) Cisco
5 11 (2.95%) Intel Security
6 10 (2.68%) TOWER Software
7 5 (1.34%) BMC
7 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.34%) Remedy
8 4 (1.07%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.07%) VMware
9 3 (0.80%) BEA
9 3 (0.80%) CA
9 3 (0.80%) IBM
9 3 (0.80%) SAP
9 3 (0.80%) Vitria
10 2 (0.54%) ATG
10 2 (0.54%) ESRI
10 2 (0.54%) Google
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