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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 435 502 456
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -46
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 139 58 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 38 56
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £361 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £665 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £550 £436
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +26.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.98% +6.81%
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
37818 35169 34160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.77% 74.31% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24991 22246 20279
Average daily rate £425 £403 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1051 1370
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 2014.

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
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 26 November 2014. 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 +48 79 £525 - 4
South West -10 25 £525 -4.54% 1
South East -6 18 £475 +13.43% 8
North West -6 4 £364 -36.73% 1
West Midlands -10 3 £525 -4.54%
East of England - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire - 3 £420 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £345 - 3
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 144 (39.67%) Security Cleared
2 107 (29.48%) Information Security
3 87 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (23.97%) Data Protection
4 83 (22.87%) SC Cleared
4 83 (22.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 79 (21.76%) Data Protection Act
6 75 (20.66%) Project Management
7 73 (20.11%) ITIL
8 71 (19.56%) Management Information System
9 70 (19.28%) CESG
10 67 (18.46%) Risk Management
11 62 (17.08%) CISSP
12 60 (16.53%) PRINCE2
13 57 (15.70%) Security Architecture
14 55 (15.15%) RMADS
15 42 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (11.29%) Finance
17 40 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
18 37 (10.19%) Change Control
19 35 (9.64%) Internet
19 35 (9.64%) Microsoft
19 35 (9.64%) Degree
20 34 (9.37%) TOGAF
21 32 (8.82%) ISMS
21 32 (8.82%) Cyber Security
22 31 (8.54%) CESG CLAS
22 31 (8.54%) Firewall
22 31 (8.54%) Data Security
23 30 (8.26%) Service Delivery

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.31%) IIS
3 7 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.55%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.55%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.55%) JBoss
5 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.28%) Documentum
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (4.41%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.13%) MS Office
3 11 (3.03%) MS Excel
4 3 (0.83%) MS Project
5 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (3.58%) assyst
2 7 (1.93%) Summit
3 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.86%) IaaS
2 5 (1.38%) SaaS
2 5 (1.38%) PaaS
3 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.64%) Internet
2 31 (8.54%) Firewall
3 28 (7.71%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (5.23%) Network Security
5 19 (5.23%) HTTP
6 15 (4.13%) DNS
7 14 (3.86%) WAN
8 13 (3.58%) Intranet
8 13 (3.58%) VLAN
9 12 (3.31%) HSRP
9 12 (3.31%) VPN
10 11 (3.03%) BGP
10 11 (3.03%) MPLS
10 11 (3.03%) OSPF
10 11 (3.03%) DMVPN
11 10 (2.75%) IPsec
11 10 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.75%) HTTPS
12 7 (1.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.03%) Relational Database
1 11 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 10 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.75%) DB2
3 9 (2.48%) MySQL
4 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.55%) DataStage
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Selenium
2 3 (0.83%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.55%) JIRA
3 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.55%) Subversion
3 2 (0.55%) Maven
3 2 (0.55%) Toad
3 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.55%) Ant
3 2 (0.55%) JUnit
4 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.28%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.28%) CasperJS
4 1 (0.28%) Sahi
4 1 (0.28%) WATIR
General
1 41 (11.29%) Finance
2 15 (4.13%) Law
3 14 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.75%) Legal
5 9 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.65%) Local Government
7 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.83%) Electronics
8 3 (0.83%) Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 109 (30.03%) Architect
2 54 (14.88%) Security Architect
3 51 (14.05%) Analyst
4 43 (11.85%) Project Manager
5 41 (11.29%) Consultant
6 37 (10.19%) Information Architect
7 27 (7.44%) Information Analyst
8 24 (6.61%) Security Consultant
9 23 (6.34%) Security Analyst
10 21 (5.79%) Senior Manager
10 21 (5.79%) Security Specialist
11 20 (5.51%) Senior Project Manager
11 20 (5.51%) Information Specialist
12 19 (5.23%) Designer
13 18 (4.96%) Information Security Analyst
13 18 (4.96%) Security Manager
13 18 (4.96%) Lead Architect
14 16 (4.41%) Information Manager
15 15 (4.13%) Technical Architect
15 15 (4.13%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.96%) XML
2 11 (3.03%) REST
3 9 (2.48%) SOAP
4 8 (2.20%) JSP
5 7 (1.93%) WSDL
5 7 (1.93%) XSLT
5 7 (1.93%) JMS
6 4 (1.10%) Middleware
7 3 (0.83%) HTML
7 3 (0.83%) CSS
7 3 (0.83%) Web Services
8 2 (0.55%) GWT
8 2 (0.55%) Apache Axis
8 2 (0.55%) MyBatis
8 2 (0.55%) Smart GWT
8 2 (0.55%) Spring
8 2 (0.55%) DOM
9 1 (0.28%) STL
9 1 (0.28%) WebKit
9 1 (0.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 79 (21.76%) Data Protection Act
2 71 (19.56%) Management Information System
3 70 (19.28%) CESG
4 55 (15.15%) RMADS
5 40 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (8.54%) CESG CLAS
7 12 (3.31%) PKI
8 11 (3.03%) Data Integration
8 11 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
9 10 (2.75%) Reference Data
10 9 (2.48%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.93%) Replication
12 6 (1.65%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.38%) Open Source
14 4 (1.10%) Web 2.0
14 4 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
14 4 (1.10%) Wiki
14 4 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
15 2 (0.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.16%) Windows
2 14 (3.86%) Linux
3 8 (2.20%) UNIX
4 4 (1.10%) zOS
5 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
7 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (29.48%) Information Security
2 87 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (23.97%) Data Protection
3 75 (20.66%) Project Management
4 73 (20.11%) ITIL
5 67 (18.46%) Risk Management
6 60 (16.53%) PRINCE2
7 57 (15.70%) Security Architecture
8 42 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (10.19%) Change Control
10 34 (9.37%) TOGAF
11 32 (8.82%) ISMS
11 32 (8.82%) Cyber Security
12 31 (8.54%) Data Security
13 30 (8.26%) Service Delivery
14 25 (6.89%) Service Management
15 24 (6.61%) Penetration Testing
16 21 (5.79%) Migration
17 18 (4.96%) Data Modelling
18 17 (4.68%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.61%) Java
2 23 (6.34%) SQL
3 10 (2.75%) C
4 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.83%) Delphi
5 3 (0.83%) C#
5 3 (0.83%) C++
6 2 (0.55%) Ruby
6 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) COBOL
7 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 144 (39.67%) Security Cleared
2 83 (22.87%) SC Cleared
3 62 (17.08%) CISSP
4 35 (9.64%) Degree
5 26 (7.16%) CEH
5 26 (7.16%) DV Cleared
6 22 (6.06%) GIAC
7 20 (5.51%) CISM
8 19 (5.23%) CISA
9 14 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.86%) MCSE
10 5 (1.38%) CRISC
11 4 (1.10%) ISEB
11 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.55%) CHFI
13 2 (0.55%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.55%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (22.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (6.89%) COBIT
3 23 (6.34%) JSP 440
4 9 (2.48%) ISO 9000
5 7 (1.93%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.93%) ISO 14001
5 7 (1.93%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.38%) QA
7 2 (0.55%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (0.55%) SLA
8 1 (0.28%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) XenApp
2 2 (0.55%) XenServer
2 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.55%) Snort
3 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (2.75%) SCCM
2 5 (1.38%) SCOM
3 3 (0.83%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.44%) Oracle
3 11 (3.03%) Blue Coat
4 10 (2.75%) TOWER Software
5 7 (1.93%) SAP
5 7 (1.93%) Casewise
6 6 (1.65%) VMware
7 4 (1.10%) IBM
8 3 (0.83%) BMC
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco
8 3 (0.83%) Sun
8 3 (0.83%) Remedy
8 3 (0.83%) McAfee
9 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.55%) Mercator
9 2 (0.55%) Citrix
9 2 (0.55%) HP
9 2 (0.55%) Dell
9 2 (0.55%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.55%) Juniper
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