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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 402 492 487
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 203 99 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 74 34
Average daily rate £450 £458 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £375 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £590 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.25 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+119.09% -26.66%
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
38390 36509 34149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.35% 77.80% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 23681 21098
Average daily rate £428 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 979 1068
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the England region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +32 82 £469 -6.30% 12
South East +38 44 £450 +4.34% 14
South West +20 30 £450 +12.85% 19
Yorkshire -1 19 £410 -2.38% 1
North West -10 17 £490 +15.29% 4
East Midlands - 7 £450 -
West Midlands -11 4 £365 -8.17% 1
North East - 3 £465 -
East of England - 2 £825 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 168 (42.53%) Information Security
2 163 (41.27%) Security Cleared
3 122 (30.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 108 (27.34%) CISSP
5 99 (25.06%) Management Information System
6 95 (24.05%) Risk Management
7 94 (23.80%) DV Cleared
8 88 (22.28%) SC Cleared
9 78 (19.75%) RMADS
9 78 (19.75%) CLAS
10 77 (19.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 76 (19.24%) Finance
12 67 (16.96%) Security Testing
13 65 (16.46%) CESG Certified Professional
14 61 (15.44%) Firewall
15 59 (14.94%) CESG
15 59 (14.94%) Data Protection
16 58 (14.68%) Software Testing
17 53 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
18 47 (11.90%) Security Management
19 45 (11.39%) Security Architecture
19 45 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
20 42 (10.63%) Cybersecurity
20 42 (10.63%) Windows
21 41 (10.38%) CISM
22 39 (9.87%) ITIL
23 38 (9.62%) PKI
24 37 (9.37%) Incident Management
24 37 (9.37%) Degree
24 37 (9.37%) C

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (5.57%) IIS
2 9 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.77%) JBoss
4 7 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.52%) iPlanet
5 6 (1.52%) MQSeries
5 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.51%) Apache
7 2 (0.51%) nginx
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.29%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (2.78%) MS Office
4 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) BusinessWare
1 6 (1.52%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.78%) SaaS
2 6 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.52%) IaaS
2 6 (1.52%) PaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (15.44%) Firewall
2 28 (7.09%) VPN
3 25 (6.33%) Internet
4 20 (5.06%) Network Security
5 14 (3.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.03%) DNS
7 6 (1.52%) Extranet
8 5 (1.27%) HTTP
9 4 (1.01%) DHCP
9 4 (1.01%) LDAP
9 4 (1.01%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.76%) FTP
10 3 (0.76%) IPsec
10 3 (0.76%) LAN
10 3 (0.76%) MPLS
10 3 (0.76%) SMTP
10 3 (0.76%) SSH
10 3 (0.76%) VoIP
11 2 (0.51%) WAN
12 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.52%) DB2
2 6 (1.52%) DB2 UDB
2 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.51%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.25%) MS Access
7 1 (0.25%) MySQL
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.05%) Selenium
3 7 (1.77%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.52%) FitNesse
4 6 (1.52%) JIRA
4 6 (1.52%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.27%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.27%) NCrunch
5 5 (1.27%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.01%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.76%) ERwin
7 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.76%) WatiN
8 2 (0.51%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.51%) Hudson
8 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.51%) MSI
8 2 (0.51%) MSTest
General
1 76 (19.24%) Finance
2 30 (7.59%) Banking
3 29 (7.34%) Legal
4 21 (5.32%) Retail
5 10 (2.53%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.52%) Games
6 6 (1.52%) Law
7 5 (1.27%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (22.28%) Consultant
2 75 (18.99%) Analyst
3 60 (15.19%) Security Consultant
4 51 (12.91%) Architect
5 43 (10.89%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 38 (9.62%) Security Analyst
7 34 (8.61%) Security Architect
8 33 (8.35%) Test Analyst
9 30 (7.59%) Information Security Consultant
10 24 (6.08%) Security Specialist
11 22 (5.57%) Security Manager
12 17 (4.30%) Security Assurance Manager
13 15 (3.80%) Information Analyst
13 15 (3.80%) Information Security Specialist
13 15 (3.80%) Information Specialist
14 14 (3.54%) CISSP Consultant
14 14 (3.54%) IT Analyst
14 14 (3.54%) IT Security Analyst
15 13 (3.29%) Information Manager
15 13 (3.29%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.54%) Web Services
2 6 (1.52%) .NET
2 6 (1.52%) MSMQ
2 6 (1.52%) XML
3 4 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.01%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.01%) SOAP
4 2 (0.51%) Ajax
4 2 (0.51%) CSS
4 2 (0.51%) HTML
4 2 (0.51%) J2EE
4 2 (0.51%) XHTML
5 1 (0.25%) JMS
5 1 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) WSDL
5 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 99 (25.06%) Management Information System
2 59 (14.94%) CESG
3 45 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (9.62%) PKI
5 33 (8.35%) Data Protection Act
6 24 (6.08%) CESG CLAS
7 13 (3.29%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.29%) Performance Metrics
8 10 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.03%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.77%) BYOD
10 7 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.52%) AS400
11 6 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.27%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.27%) EPoS
12 5 (1.27%) FMCG
12 5 (1.27%) NHS
12 5 (1.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.63%) Windows
2 25 (6.33%) Unix
3 21 (5.32%) Linux
4 7 (1.77%) AIX
4 7 (1.77%) Solaris
4 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.52%) zOS
6 3 (0.76%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.51%) CentOS
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (42.53%) Information Security
2 95 (24.05%) Risk Management
3 67 (16.96%) Security Testing
4 59 (14.94%) Data Protection
5 58 (14.68%) Software Testing
6 53 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (11.90%) Security Management
8 45 (11.39%) Security Architecture
9 42 (10.63%) Cybersecurity
10 39 (9.87%) ITIL
11 37 (9.37%) Incident Management
12 31 (7.85%) Information Security Management
13 30 (7.59%) ISMS
14 29 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (7.09%) Security Operations
16 27 (6.84%) Change Control
17 26 (6.58%) Penetration Testing
18 25 (6.33%) PRINCE2
18 25 (6.33%) Project Management
18 25 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.37%) C
2 29 (7.34%) SQL
3 11 (2.78%) Java
4 9 (2.28%) C#
5 6 (1.52%) Perl
5 6 (1.52%) Python
6 4 (1.01%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.76%) Assembly Language
7 3 (0.76%) C++
7 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.51%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.51%) PHP
8 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.51%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) Groovy
9 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 163 (41.27%) Security Cleared
2 108 (27.34%) CISSP
3 94 (23.80%) DV Cleared
4 88 (22.28%) SC Cleared
5 78 (19.75%) CLAS
6 65 (16.46%) CESG Certified Professional
7 41 (10.38%) CISM
8 37 (9.37%) Degree
9 22 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (5.57%) ISEB
9 22 (5.57%) ISTQB
10 21 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (4.05%) CCNA
12 16 (4.05%) GIAC
13 15 (3.80%) IISP
14 14 (3.54%) MCP
14 14 (3.54%) MCSE
15 11 (2.78%) CISA
15 11 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (30.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (19.75%) RMADS
3 77 (19.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 31 (7.85%) PCI DSS
5 28 (7.09%) JSP 440
6 19 (4.81%) QA
7 10 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (1.52%) ISO27005
9 5 (1.27%) COBIT
9 5 (1.27%) ISO27002
10 4 (1.01%) SLA
11 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.51%) DO-254
12 1 (0.25%) BS25999
12 1 (0.25%) COSO
12 1 (0.25%) FATCA
12 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (4.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.52%) ClearTrust
3 3 (0.76%) Firmware
3 3 (0.76%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) Docker
4 2 (0.51%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.51%) pfSense
4 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.51%) vCloud
5 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.27%) Puppet
4 2 (0.51%) Ansible
4 2 (0.51%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (0.51%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.51%) Kibana
4 2 (0.51%) logstash
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.51%) Salt
4 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (7.59%) Oracle
2 27 (6.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.03%) IBM
4 7 (1.77%) CheckPoint
5 6 (1.52%) BEA
5 6 (1.52%) CA
5 6 (1.52%) SAP
5 6 (1.52%) Vitria
5 6 (1.52%) VMware
6 5 (1.27%) Citrix
6 5 (1.27%) HP
7 4 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.76%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.51%) BMC
9 2 (0.51%) Capita
9 2 (0.51%) Google
9 2 (0.51%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.51%) Remedy
9 2 (0.51%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.51%) Xilinx
Gatwick
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60.98 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago