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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 345 373 304
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -69
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 63 42 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.24% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 33 45
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £355 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £621
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.24 £28.99 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+52.60% -0.03%
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
17523 17749 16963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.64% 78.29% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12324 12736 11670
Average daily rate £450 £434 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 223 265
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.74% -35.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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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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
City of London +7 10 £425 -5.55% 3
Sidcup - 1 - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 35 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 30 (26.79%) Information Security
3 26 (23.21%) Management Information System
4 25 (22.32%) SC Cleared
5 24 (21.43%) Finance
5 24 (21.43%) Legal
6 22 (19.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (16.96%) CESG
7 19 (16.96%) Security Testing
8 18 (16.07%) Data Protection
8 18 (16.07%) Software Testing
9 17 (15.18%) Degree
9 17 (15.18%) Security Architecture
9 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (15.18%) Project Management
10 16 (14.29%) CISSP
11 15 (13.39%) Risk Management
12 14 (12.50%) CISA
12 14 (12.50%) ITIL
12 14 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 14 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (11.61%) Incident Management
14 12 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (10.71%) RMADS
14 12 (10.71%) Cyber Security
14 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (9.82%) Regression Testing
16 9 (8.04%) CISM
16 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (3.57%) IIS
2 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.89%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
2 2 (1.79%) PaaS
2 2 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Firewall
2 4 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.79%) Internet
4 2 (1.79%) HTTP
4 2 (1.79%) Network Security
5 1 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.89%) SSL
5 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.89%) Redis
2 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.89%) Behat
2 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.89%) Selenium
2 1 (0.89%) Maven
2 1 (0.89%) JUnit
2 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.89%) JMeter
2 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
1 24 (21.43%) Legal
2 6 (5.36%) Retail
2 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Games
4 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.79%) Local Government
4 2 (1.79%) German Language
Job Titles
1 20 (17.86%) Architect
2 17 (15.18%) Security Architect
3 14 (12.50%) Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Consultant
5 8 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 8 (7.14%) Head of Security
6 7 (6.25%) Security Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Security Assurance Manager
7 6 (5.36%) Security Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Security Consultant
7 6 (5.36%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 6 (5.36%) Information Specialist
7 6 (5.36%) Compliance Specialist
8 5 (4.46%) Release Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Information Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) .NET
2 4 (3.57%) JSP
3 3 (2.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.89%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.89%) CSS3
4 1 (0.89%) HTML5
4 1 (0.89%) Symfony
4 1 (0.89%) COM
4 1 (0.89%) CSS
4 1 (0.89%) HTML
4 1 (0.89%) LAMP
4 1 (0.89%) Drush
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) Management Information System
2 19 (16.96%) CESG
3 12 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (10.71%) RMADS
3 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.36%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (5.36%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.46%) EPoS
7 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.79%) Equities
7 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.79%) PKI
7 2 (1.79%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.79%) Online Games
8 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.46%) Windows
2 4 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (0.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.79%) Information Security
2 19 (16.96%) Security Testing
3 18 (16.07%) Data Protection
3 18 (16.07%) Software Testing
4 17 (15.18%) Security Architecture
4 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.18%) Project Management
5 15 (13.39%) Risk Management
6 14 (12.50%) ITIL
6 14 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 13 (11.61%) Incident Management
8 12 (10.71%) Cyber Security
9 11 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (9.82%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (6.25%) SABSA
12 6 (5.36%) Business Analysis
12 6 (5.36%) Automated Testing
12 6 (5.36%) Release Management
12 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) C#
2 3 (2.68%) C
3 2 (1.79%) SQL
4 1 (0.89%) Ruby
4 1 (0.89%) Java
4 1 (0.89%) PHP
4 1 (0.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 25 (22.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (15.18%) Degree
4 16 (14.29%) CISSP
5 14 (12.50%) CISA
6 9 (8.04%) CISM
7 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.46%) Postgraduate
7 5 (4.46%) GIAC
8 4 (3.57%) GCIA
8 4 (3.57%) GCIH
8 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.57%) MCSE
9 3 (2.68%) ISACA
9 3 (2.68%) CISMP
9 3 (2.68%) CCNP
9 3 (2.68%) CCNA
9 3 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.36%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.46%) COBIT
4 4 (3.57%) JSP 440
5 3 (2.68%) CESG Infosec
5 3 (2.68%) SLA
6 2 (1.79%) QA
7 1 (0.89%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.79%) Snort
2 1 (0.89%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) ArcSight ESM
1 2 (1.79%) BladeLogic
1 2 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.57%) Symantec
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco
3 3 (2.68%) HP
4 2 (1.79%) VMware
4 2 (1.79%) McAfee
4 2 (1.79%) Reuters
4 2 (1.79%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.79%) IBM
4 2 (1.79%) BMC
4 2 (1.79%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.79%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.89%) Facebook
5 1 (0.89%) TOWER Software