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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 403 513 453
Rank change year-on-year
+110 -60
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 203 58 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 41 67
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £370 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £663 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £475
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +48.14%
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
39260 35774 37216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.92% 74.53% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25511 22670 22103
Average daily rate £424 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1122 1033 1389
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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 +67 116 £550 +4.76% 11
South West +2 42 £500 -9.09%
South East -10 20 £450 - 6
North West -9 8 £390 +30.00% 3
East Midlands - 5 £345 -
East of England -14 4 £375 -
Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
West Midlands -11 3 - -
North East - - - -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 149 (40.93%) Security Cleared
2 100 (27.47%) Information Security
3 89 (24.45%) SC Cleared
4 81 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (21.98%) Project Management
6 77 (21.15%) Data Protection
6 77 (21.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 69 (18.96%) Data Protection Act
7 69 (18.96%) CESG
8 64 (17.58%) Risk Management
9 62 (17.03%) Management Information System
10 60 (16.48%) ITIL
11 54 (14.84%) CISSP
12 53 (14.56%) PRINCE2
13 51 (14.01%) RMADS
14 49 (13.46%) Security Architecture
15 45 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (10.16%) Change Control
18 36 (9.89%) Finance
18 36 (9.89%) Internet
19 35 (9.62%) Microsoft
19 35 (9.62%) Degree
20 33 (9.07%) CESG CLAS
21 32 (8.79%) ISMS
22 31 (8.52%) TOGAF
23 30 (8.24%) Firewall
23 30 (8.24%) DV Cleared
24 29 (7.97%) Data Security
24 29 (7.97%) Oracle

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.02%) IIS
3 7 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.55%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.55%) JBoss
5 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 16 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 15 (4.12%) MS Office
3 10 (2.75%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.37%) MS Project
5 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.57%) assyst
2 9 (2.47%) Summit
3 3 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.30%) IaaS
2 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.82%) SaaS
2 3 (0.82%) PaaS
3 2 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.89%) Internet
2 30 (8.24%) Firewall
3 27 (7.42%) TCP/IP
4 19 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (5.22%) HTTP
5 18 (4.95%) DNS
6 17 (4.67%) Network Security
7 14 (3.85%) Intranet
7 14 (3.85%) WAN
8 13 (3.57%) VLAN
9 12 (3.30%) VPN
9 12 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (3.30%) HSRP
10 11 (3.02%) DMVPN
10 11 (3.02%) MPLS
10 11 (3.02%) OSPF
10 11 (3.02%) BGP
11 10 (2.75%) HTTPS
11 10 (2.75%) IPsec
12 7 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 13 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.02%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.75%) DB2
5 9 (2.47%) MySQL
6 6 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.55%) DataStage
7 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.92%) Selenium
2 3 (0.82%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.55%) Ant
3 2 (0.55%) JUnit
3 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.55%) Toad
3 2 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.55%) Subversion
3 2 (0.55%) Maven
3 2 (0.55%) JIRA
3 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.27%) WATIR
4 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.27%) Sahi
4 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) PhantomJS
General
1 36 (9.89%) Finance
2 14 (3.85%) Law
3 12 (3.30%) Legal
3 12 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.65%) Local Government
6 3 (0.82%) Banking
6 3 (0.82%) Electronics
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Military
7 2 (0.55%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (26.37%) Architect
2 51 (14.01%) Analyst
3 47 (12.91%) Security Architect
4 45 (12.36%) Project Manager
5 40 (10.99%) Consultant
6 36 (9.89%) Information Architect
7 27 (7.42%) Information Analyst
8 23 (6.32%) Security Analyst
9 22 (6.04%) Security Specialist
10 21 (5.77%) Security Consultant
11 19 (5.22%) Senior Manager
11 19 (5.22%) Designer
11 19 (5.22%) Information Specialist
12 18 (4.95%) Senior Project Manager
13 17 (4.67%) Information Security Analyst
14 16 (4.40%) CLAS Consultant
15 15 (4.12%) Security Manager
15 15 (4.12%) Lead Architect
15 15 (4.12%) Technical Architect
16 12 (3.30%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.67%) XML
2 11 (3.02%) REST
3 9 (2.47%) SOAP
4 7 (1.92%) XSLT
4 7 (1.92%) JMS
4 7 (1.92%) WSDL
5 6 (1.65%) JSP
6 3 (0.82%) Web Services
6 3 (0.82%) HTML
6 3 (0.82%) CSS
6 3 (0.82%) Middleware
7 2 (0.55%) Spring
7 2 (0.55%) Apache Axis
7 2 (0.55%) GWT
7 2 (0.55%) DOM
7 2 (0.55%) Smart GWT
7 2 (0.55%) MyBatis
8 1 (0.27%) WebKit
8 1 (0.27%) STL
8 1 (0.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.96%) CESG
1 69 (18.96%) Data Protection Act
2 62 (17.03%) Management Information System
3 51 (14.01%) RMADS
4 45 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (9.07%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (3.02%) Freedom of Information Act
6 11 (3.02%) PKI
6 11 (3.02%) Data Integration
7 10 (2.75%) Reference Data
8 8 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.92%) Replication
10 5 (1.37%) Open Source
11 4 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (1.10%) Wiki
11 4 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.10%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.10%) Web 2.0
11 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.87%) Windows
2 13 (3.57%) Linux
3 8 (2.20%) UNIX
4 4 (1.10%) zOS
5 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.47%) Information Security
2 81 (22.25%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (21.98%) Project Management
4 77 (21.15%) Data Protection
5 64 (17.58%) Risk Management
6 60 (16.48%) ITIL
7 53 (14.56%) PRINCE2
8 49 (13.46%) Security Architecture
9 38 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (10.16%) Change Control
11 32 (8.79%) ISMS
12 31 (8.52%) TOGAF
13 29 (7.97%) Data Security
14 28 (7.69%) Service Delivery
14 28 (7.69%) Cyber Security
15 24 (6.59%) Service Management
16 23 (6.32%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (5.77%) Migration
18 18 (4.95%) Data Modelling
19 15 (4.12%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.87%) Java
2 23 (6.32%) SQL
3 11 (3.02%) C
4 4 (1.10%) C++
4 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.82%) C#
5 3 (0.82%) Delphi
6 2 (0.55%) Ruby
6 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 149 (40.93%) Security Cleared
2 89 (24.45%) SC Cleared
3 54 (14.84%) CISSP
4 35 (9.62%) Degree
5 30 (8.24%) DV Cleared
6 23 (6.32%) CEH
7 20 (5.49%) GIAC
8 14 (3.85%) CISM
9 13 (3.57%) MCSE
9 13 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.30%) CISA
11 5 (1.37%) CRISC
12 4 (1.10%) ISEB
13 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.82%) CCNP
13 3 (0.82%) CCNA
13 3 (0.82%) HND
13 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (21.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (6.32%) JSP 440
3 19 (5.22%) COBIT
4 9 (2.47%) ISO 14001
4 9 (2.47%) ISO 9000
4 9 (2.47%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.37%) QA
7 4 (1.10%) SLA
8 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.55%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.27%) WCAG
9 1 (0.27%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) XenApp
2 2 (0.55%) XenServer
2 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.27%) RACF
3 1 (0.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (2.20%) SCCM
2 3 (0.82%) SCOM
2 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.97%) Oracle
3 17 (4.67%) Blue Coat
4 9 (2.47%) Cisco
5 8 (2.20%) TOWER Software
6 7 (1.92%) Casewise
7 6 (1.65%) F5
7 6 (1.65%) VMware
7 6 (1.65%) SAP
8 5 (1.37%) IBM
8 5 (1.37%) HP
9 3 (0.82%) Sun
9 3 (0.82%) Remedy
9 3 (0.82%) Juniper
9 3 (0.82%) BMC
10 2 (0.55%) Dell
10 2 (0.55%) Citrix
10 2 (0.55%) Mercator
10 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds
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