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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 480 548 433
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -115
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 141 90 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.22% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 45 120
Median daily rate £500 £475 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £276 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £450 £473
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £40.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.98 £60.64 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +27.92%
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
41353 41436 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.13% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 27436 24583
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1087 1133
Median hourly rate £28.75 £27.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +11.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 38 £438 -12.50% 8
South East +44 37 £488 +5.12% 11
South West +18 29 £575 +37.72% 7
Yorkshire +9 13 £525 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +7 12 £580 +28.88% 1
North East -35 5 £763 +8.92%
North West -2 4 £425 -27.65% 2
West Midlands -29 3 £350 +21.73% 1
East of England +20 1 £325 -
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 181 (50.28%) Security Cleared
2 119 (33.06%) Information Security
3 106 (29.44%) CISSP
3 106 (29.44%) SC Cleared
4 89 (24.72%) Management Information System
5 85 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 82 (22.78%) Risk Management
7 80 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
8 77 (21.39%) CESG
9 75 (20.83%) Data Protection
10 74 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (18.06%) Finance
12 62 (17.22%) CLAS
13 58 (16.11%) DV Cleared
13 58 (16.11%) RMADS
14 57 (15.83%) Project Management
15 55 (15.28%) Data Protection Act
16 52 (14.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 50 (13.89%) ITIL
17 50 (13.89%) PRINCE2
18 47 (13.06%) Microsoft
19 46 (12.78%) Security Testing
19 46 (12.78%) Security Architecture
20 44 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
21 41 (11.39%) Windows
21 41 (11.39%) Software Testing
22 40 (11.11%) CISM
23 38 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
24 37 (10.28%) Internet
24 37 (10.28%) Degree

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 18 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.44%) IIS
3 8 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.39%) Apache
5 4 (1.11%) JBoss
5 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.83%) iPlanet
6 3 (0.83%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.28%) WinCC
Applications
1 29 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.06%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.11%) Magento
3 3 (0.83%) BusinessWare
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.83%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.94%) Office 365
2 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.28%) Internet
2 36 (10.00%) Firewall
3 20 (5.56%) Network Security
4 16 (4.44%) IPsec
5 15 (4.17%) SMTP
6 13 (3.61%) FTP
6 13 (3.61%) SSH
7 12 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (2.78%) DHCP
8 10 (2.78%) DNS
9 8 (2.22%) VPN
10 7 (1.94%) LAN
10 7 (1.94%) Wireless
11 6 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.39%) WAN
13 4 (1.11%) SSL
13 4 (1.11%) TCP/IP
14 3 (0.83%) MPLS
15 2 (0.56%) HTTP
15 2 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.06%) Big Data
3 7 (1.94%) RDBMS
3 7 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.39%) Power BI
5 4 (1.11%) MySQL
6 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.83%) DB2
6 3 (0.83%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (3.06%) JIRA
2 10 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 7 (1.94%) Selenium
4 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.39%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.11%) ProC
6 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.56%) Toad
8 1 (0.28%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.28%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.28%) WatiN
General
1 65 (18.06%) Finance
2 25 (6.94%) Legal
3 16 (4.44%) Retail
4 12 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.78%) Banking
6 9 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.67%) Law
7 6 (1.67%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 68 (18.89%) Consultant
2 52 (14.44%) Analyst
3 43 (11.94%) Security Consultant
4 41 (11.39%) Architect
5 33 (9.17%) Security Architect
6 26 (7.22%) Test Analyst
7 21 (5.83%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 19 (5.28%) Security Advisor
8 19 (5.28%) Security Manager
9 17 (4.72%) Head of Security
9 17 (4.72%) Information Manager
9 17 (4.72%) Information Security Manager
9 17 (4.72%) Technical Leader
10 16 (4.44%) Project Manager
11 15 (4.17%) Information Security Consultant
11 15 (4.17%) Security Analyst
12 14 (3.89%) Head of Architecture
13 13 (3.61%) Information Architect
14 12 (3.33%) CLAS Consultant
15 11 (3.06%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.33%) XML
2 3 (0.83%) LAMP
2 3 (0.83%) MSMQ
2 3 (0.83%) SOAP
3 2 (0.56%) JMS
3 2 (0.56%) REST
3 2 (0.56%) Web Services
3 2 (0.56%) WSDL
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 89 (24.72%) Management Information System
2 77 (21.39%) CESG
3 55 (15.28%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (7.50%) Cryptography
6 25 (6.94%) PKI
7 20 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
8 15 (4.17%) Client/Server
9 11 (3.06%) Freedom of Information
9 11 (3.06%) User Experience
10 10 (2.78%) Freedom of Information Act
11 9 (2.50%) Algorithms
12 8 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.94%) Data Centre
14 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.39%) Mathematics
15 4 (1.11%) Driving Licence
15 4 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
16 3 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.39%) Windows
2 21 (5.83%) Unix
3 16 (4.44%) Linux
4 15 (4.17%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.39%) AIX
6 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.11%) Solaris
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.83%) zOS
9 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (33.06%) Information Security
2 82 (22.78%) Risk Management
3 75 (20.83%) Data Protection
4 74 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (15.83%) Project Management
6 50 (13.89%) ITIL
6 50 (13.89%) PRINCE2
7 46 (12.78%) Security Architecture
7 46 (12.78%) Security Testing
8 44 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
9 41 (11.39%) Software Testing
10 38 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (10.28%) ISMS
12 32 (8.89%) Security Management
13 31 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 31 (8.61%) TOGAF
14 30 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
15 28 (7.78%) Information Security Management
15 28 (7.78%) Vulnerability Management
16 26 (7.22%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.39%) C
2 20 (5.56%) SQL
3 14 (3.89%) Ruby
4 10 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.50%) Java
6 7 (1.94%) Python
7 5 (1.39%) C#
7 5 (1.39%) PHP
7 5 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 181 (50.28%) Security Cleared
2 106 (29.44%) CISSP
2 106 (29.44%) SC Cleared
3 80 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
4 62 (17.22%) CLAS
5 58 (16.11%) DV Cleared
6 40 (11.11%) CISM
7 37 (10.28%) Degree
8 22 (6.11%) CEH
9 21 (5.83%) ISEB
10 19 (5.28%) ISTQB
10 19 (5.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (4.17%) IISP
13 12 (3.33%) CCSP
14 11 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (2.22%) CCNP
15 8 (2.22%) CISMP
15 8 (2.22%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (16.11%) RMADS
3 52 (14.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (6.94%) JSP 440
5 20 (5.56%) PCI DSS
6 12 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (1.94%) QA
8 6 (1.67%) GPG13
9 5 (1.39%) SLA
10 3 (0.83%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.56%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.56%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.28%) BS25999
12 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (9.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.61%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.83%) ClearTrust
4 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.83%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.83%) Puppet
1 3 (0.83%) QRadar
2 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.28%) Kibana
3 1 (0.28%) logstash
3 1 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.28%) OpenView
3 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) WMI
3 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.33%) Citrix
3 29 (8.06%) Oracle
4 22 (6.11%) Cisco
5 12 (3.33%) HP
5 12 (3.33%) Intel Security
6 11 (3.06%) CheckPoint
7 10 (2.78%) TOWER Software
8 5 (1.39%) BMC
8 5 (1.39%) Remedy
9 4 (1.11%) Splunk
10 3 (0.83%) BEA
10 3 (0.83%) CA
10 3 (0.83%) IBM
10 3 (0.83%) SAP
10 3 (0.83%) Vitria
11 2 (0.56%) ATG
11 2 (0.56%) ESRI
11 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.56%) VMware
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