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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 508 529 380
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -149
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 121 117 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.22% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 169
Median daily rate £475 £450 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £282 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £485
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% -2.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £46.59 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-40.96% +8.33%
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
41109 42571 40219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27368 28203 25368
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1139 1122
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.44 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
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
South East +48 47 £513 +28.12% 11
London -19 36 £413 -8.33% 5
South West +7 18 £456 +7.35% 9
Yorkshire +8 9 £500 -28.57% 2
East Midlands -1 5 £518 +15.00%
West Midlands -36 3 £325 +10.16% 1
North West +6 2 - - 2
North East -24 1 £625 -10.71%
East of England - 1 £325 - 1
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 165 (51.56%) Security Cleared
2 109 (34.06%) Information Security
3 107 (33.44%) CISSP
4 96 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 94 (29.38%) Risk Management
6 84 (26.25%) CESG
7 78 (24.38%) Management Information System
8 77 (24.06%) CESG Certified Professional
9 76 (23.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 57 (17.81%) Data Protection
11 55 (17.19%) Microsoft
12 53 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (16.56%) RMADS
13 52 (16.25%) Windows
14 51 (15.94%) Finance
14 51 (15.94%) Security Architecture
15 50 (15.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 49 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
17 47 (14.69%) DV Cleared
18 46 (14.38%) CLAS
19 44 (13.75%) ISMS
19 44 (13.75%) ITIL
20 40 (12.50%) Security Testing
21 39 (12.19%) Project Management
22 38 (11.88%) Internet
23 37 (11.56%) CISM
23 37 (11.56%) PRINCE2
24 36 (11.25%) Data Protection Act
25 35 (10.94%) Degree
25 35 (10.94%) Citrix

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 19 (5.94%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.44%) IIS
3 8 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.19%) Apache
5 2 (0.63%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.31%) WinCC
Applications
1 30 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.25%) Magento
3 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.94%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Office 365
2 6 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.88%) Internet
2 30 (9.38%) Firewall
3 24 (7.50%) IPsec
4 23 (7.19%) Network Security
5 20 (6.25%) SMTP
6 16 (5.00%) FTP
6 16 (5.00%) SSH
7 13 (4.06%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (2.81%) Wireless
9 6 (1.88%) DNS
10 5 (1.56%) DHCP
11 4 (1.25%) LAN
11 4 (1.25%) VPN
12 3 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (0.63%) LDAP
13 2 (0.63%) SSL
13 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
13 2 (0.63%) WAN
14 1 (0.31%) SMS
14 1 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.44%) Big Data
3 8 (2.50%) MySQL
4 5 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.56%) Power BI
5 4 (1.25%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 7 (2.19%) JIRA
2 7 (2.19%) Selenium
3 5 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.94%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.63%) Hudson
5 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.63%) MSI
6 1 (0.31%) ProC
6 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (15.94%) Finance
2 26 (8.13%) Legal
3 13 (4.06%) Retail
4 11 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.50%) Banking
6 7 (2.19%) Law
7 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.25%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 59 (18.44%) Consultant
2 42 (13.13%) Analyst
3 36 (11.25%) Security Consultant
4 32 (10.00%) Architect
5 25 (7.81%) Security Architect
6 22 (6.88%) Security Advisor
7 18 (5.63%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 17 (5.31%) Information Assurance Leader
8 17 (5.31%) Test Analyst
9 15 (4.69%) Security Analyst
9 15 (4.69%) Security Manager
10 14 (4.38%) Head of Architecture
10 14 (4.38%) Information Manager
10 14 (4.38%) Project Officer
10 14 (4.38%) Technical Leader
11 13 (4.06%) Information Security Consultant
11 13 (4.06%) Information Security Manager
12 11 (3.44%) CLAS Consultant
12 11 (3.44%) Head of Security
13 10 (3.13%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.19%) LAMP
1 7 (2.19%) XML
2 3 (0.94%) J2EE
3 2 (0.63%) Web Services
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) CSS
4 1 (0.31%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.31%) HTML
4 1 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 84 (26.25%) CESG
2 78 (24.38%) Management Information System
3 36 (11.25%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (10.00%) Cryptography
5 24 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (6.25%) Client/Server
7 19 (5.94%) PKI
8 16 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
9 11 (3.44%) Freedom of Information
9 11 (3.44%) User Experience
10 10 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
11 7 (2.19%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.56%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.94%) Cyber Attack
14 3 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.25%) Windows
2 33 (10.31%) Unix
3 19 (5.94%) Windows Vista
4 16 (5.00%) Linux
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.94%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.63%) AIX
7 2 (0.63%) CentOS
7 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (34.06%) Information Security
2 94 (29.38%) Risk Management
3 57 (17.81%) Data Protection
4 53 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (15.94%) Security Architecture
6 49 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (13.75%) ISMS
7 44 (13.75%) ITIL
8 40 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 39 (12.19%) Project Management
10 37 (11.56%) PRINCE2
11 32 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 31 (9.69%) Enterprise Architecture
12 31 (9.69%) Penetration Testing
12 31 (9.69%) Security Management
12 31 (9.69%) Software Testing
13 30 (9.38%) Information Security Management
14 25 (7.81%) Vulnerability Management
15 24 (7.50%) Change Control
15 24 (7.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.19%) C
2 13 (4.06%) SQL
3 12 (3.75%) Ruby
4 11 (3.44%) Python
5 9 (2.81%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.19%) Java
6 7 (2.19%) PHP
7 3 (0.94%) C#
7 3 (0.94%) Perl
7 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 165 (51.56%) Security Cleared
2 107 (33.44%) CISSP
3 96 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 77 (24.06%) CESG Certified Professional
5 47 (14.69%) DV Cleared
6 46 (14.38%) CLAS
7 37 (11.56%) CISM
8 35 (10.94%) Degree
9 25 (7.81%) CEH
10 14 (4.38%) IISP
10 14 (4.38%) ISEB
10 14 (4.38%) ISTQB
10 14 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (3.44%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (3.13%) CCSP
13 10 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (2.81%) CCNP
14 9 (2.81%) CISMP
15 8 (2.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (23.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (16.56%) RMADS
3 50 (15.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (7.81%) JSP 440
5 18 (5.63%) PCI DSS
6 7 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (1.88%) GPG13
7 6 (1.88%) QA
8 5 (1.56%) SLA
9 3 (0.94%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.63%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.63%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.31%) BS25999
11 1 (0.31%) COBIT
11 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 32 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.00%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.63%) vCloud
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) Kibana
1 3 (0.94%) logstash
1 3 (0.94%) QRadar
2 2 (0.63%) Ansible
2 2 (0.63%) CFEngine
2 2 (0.63%) HAProxy
2 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.63%) Puppet
2 2 (0.63%) Salt
2 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.31%) OpenView
3 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 55 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.94%) Citrix
3 26 (8.13%) Oracle
4 24 (7.50%) Cisco
5 15 (4.69%) Intel Security
6 9 (2.81%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.50%) Splunk
8 6 (1.88%) HP
8 6 (1.88%) TOWER Software
9 5 (1.56%) BMC
9 5 (1.56%) Remedy
10 3 (0.94%) VMware
11 2 (0.63%) ATG
11 2 (0.63%) Google
11 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.31%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.31%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.31%) JDA
12 1 (0.31%) RedPrairie
12 1 (0.31%) Reuters
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