The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 52 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.47% - 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£700 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £490 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.77% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -21.81%
Information Assurance
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
394 302 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.60% 75.50% 55.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 164 76
Average daily rate £442 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.73% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 17
Average hourly rate £42.00 £25.92 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.06% -30.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.04 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £78.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the Lancashire region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the Lancashire region.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 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
Blackpool - 2 £700 -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Information Assurance
North West

Information Assurance
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (71.43%) CESG
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (42.86%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
4 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) RMADS
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Information Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) CESG
2 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared