The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 321 359 370
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 87 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 45 18
Average daily rate £470 £513 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.29% +31.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.50 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -26.66%
Information Assurance
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in London

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in London

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in London

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in London

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 10 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
Croydon -3 8 £520 -
Hendon - 5 £485 -
City of London +19 2 £600 +23.07% 6
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 73 (45.91%) Information Security
2 45 (28.30%) Security Cleared
3 41 (25.79%) Management Information System
4 39 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 37 (23.27%) Finance
6 35 (22.01%) SC Cleared
7 34 (21.38%) CISSP
8 33 (20.75%) Security Testing
9 31 (19.50%) Software Testing
10 27 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (16.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 24 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (15.09%) Windows
12 22 (13.84%) ITIL
12 22 (13.84%) Security Management
12 22 (13.84%) Security Operations
13 21 (13.21%) RMADS
13 21 (13.21%) Security Architecture
13 21 (13.21%) Risk Management
14 20 (12.58%) Data Protection
15 19 (11.95%) Penetration Testing
15 19 (11.95%) Data Protection Act
15 19 (11.95%) SQL
16 18 (11.32%) Linux
16 18 (11.32%) CISM
16 18 (11.32%) Degree
17 17 (10.69%) Firewall
17 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
17 17 (10.69%) Vulnerability Management
18 16 (10.06%) DV Cleared

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (7.55%) IIS
2 10 (6.29%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.03%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (4.40%) iPlanet
4 7 (4.40%) MQSeries
4 7 (4.40%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.26%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.77%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) MS Project
3 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.40%) BusinessWare
1 7 (4.40%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.14%) SaaS
3 3 (1.89%) IaaS
3 3 (1.89%) PaaS
4 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.69%) Firewall
2 10 (6.29%) Internet
3 8 (5.03%) Network Security
4 6 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.52%) VPN
6 3 (1.89%) Extranet
6 3 (1.89%) FTP
6 3 (1.89%) IPsec
6 3 (1.89%) SMTP
6 3 (1.89%) SSH
6 3 (1.89%) VoIP
7 2 (1.26%) DNS
7 2 (1.26%) HTTP
7 2 (1.26%) LDAP
7 2 (1.26%) SSL
7 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.40%) DB2
1 7 (4.40%) DB2 UDB
1 7 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.26%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) MS Access
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.66%) Selenium
1 9 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.77%) JIRA
3 5 (3.14%) FitNesse
3 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.14%) WebDriver
4 4 (2.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.52%) NCrunch
4 4 (2.52%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.89%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.26%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.26%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.26%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.26%) Hudson
6 2 (1.26%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.26%) MSI
6 2 (1.26%) Toad
6 2 (1.26%) WatiN
General
1 37 (23.27%) Finance
2 13 (8.18%) Banking
2 13 (8.18%) Legal
3 11 (6.92%) Retail
4 7 (4.40%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.77%) Games
5 6 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 48 (30.19%) Analyst
2 31 (19.50%) Security Analyst
3 16 (10.06%) Security Manager
3 16 (10.06%) Test Analyst
4 15 (9.43%) Architect
5 13 (8.18%) Consultant
5 13 (8.18%) Security Assurance Manager
6 11 (6.92%) Information Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Information Security Analyst
6 11 (6.92%) Security Architect
7 10 (6.29%) Head of Security
7 10 (6.29%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.66%) IT Analyst
8 9 (5.66%) IT Security Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) Developer
9 8 (5.03%) Head of Operations
9 8 (5.03%) Information Manager
10 7 (4.40%) Information Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Information Security Architect
10 7 (4.40%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.55%) Web Services
2 7 (4.40%) MSMQ
3 6 (3.77%) XML
4 5 (3.14%) .NET
4 5 (3.14%) SOAP
5 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.26%) J2EE
6 2 (1.26%) JMS
6 2 (1.26%) WSDL
7 1 (0.63%) Ajax
7 1 (0.63%) CSS
7 1 (0.63%) HTML
7 1 (0.63%) REST
7 1 (0.63%) RESTful
7 1 (0.63%) XHTML
7 1 (0.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.79%) Management Information System
2 27 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (11.95%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (6.92%) Performance Metrics
5 9 (5.66%) CESG
5 9 (5.66%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.40%) AS400
6 7 (4.40%) BYOD
6 7 (4.40%) FMCG
7 6 (3.77%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (3.14%) Cryptography
9 4 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.89%) Online Games
10 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.26%) EPoS
11 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (1.26%) Replication
11 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.09%) Windows
2 18 (11.32%) Linux
3 7 (4.40%) AIX
3 7 (4.40%) Solaris
3 7 (4.40%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.40%) zOS
4 6 (3.77%) Unix
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (45.91%) Information Security
2 33 (20.75%) Security Testing
3 31 (19.50%) Software Testing
4 24 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (13.84%) ITIL
5 22 (13.84%) Security Management
5 22 (13.84%) Security Operations
6 21 (13.21%) Risk Management
6 21 (13.21%) Security Architecture
7 20 (12.58%) Data Protection
8 19 (11.95%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (10.69%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (10.06%) Information Management
11 14 (8.81%) Incident Management
11 14 (8.81%) Information Security Management
11 14 (8.81%) Project Management
12 13 (8.18%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (7.55%) Data Security
13 12 (7.55%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.95%) SQL
2 9 (5.66%) Java
3 8 (5.03%) C#
4 4 (2.52%) Perl
4 4 (2.52%) Python
5 3 (1.89%) C
5 3 (1.89%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.26%) PHP
6 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.26%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (28.30%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.01%) SC Cleared
3 34 (21.38%) CISSP
4 18 (11.32%) CISM
4 18 (11.32%) Degree
5 16 (10.06%) CLAS
5 16 (10.06%) DV Cleared
6 12 (7.55%) GIAC
7 9 (5.66%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (5.66%) GCED
7 9 (5.66%) ISEB
8 8 (5.03%) CISA
8 8 (5.03%) ISTQB
9 7 (4.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 7 (4.40%) CCSP
9 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (4.40%) GCIA
9 7 (4.40%) GCIH
10 6 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (3.14%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (24.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (16.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 21 (13.21%) RMADS
4 16 (10.06%) QA
5 5 (3.14%) COBIT
5 5 (3.14%) ISO27002
6 4 (2.52%) SLA
7 3 (1.89%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.63%) COSO
8 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.63%) FATCA
8 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.40%) ClearTrust
3 3 (1.89%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.26%) Docker
4 2 (1.26%) GlusterFS
4 2 (1.26%) pfSense
4 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.26%) vCloud
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.40%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.26%) Ansible
2 2 (1.26%) CFEngine
2 2 (1.26%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (1.26%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.26%) Kibana
2 2 (1.26%) logstash
2 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.26%) Puppet
2 2 (1.26%) Salt
2 2 (1.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.81%) Oracle
3 8 (5.03%) IBM
4 7 (4.40%) BEA
4 7 (4.40%) CA
4 7 (4.40%) CheckPoint
4 7 (4.40%) SAP
4 7 (4.40%) Vitria
5 5 (3.14%) Citrix
6 3 (1.89%) TOWER Software
6 3 (1.89%) VMware
7 2 (1.26%) ESRI
7 2 (1.26%) Google
7 2 (1.26%) HP
7 2 (1.26%) Intel Security
7 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.26%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.63%) BMC
8 1 (0.63%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.63%) Remedy