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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 30 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 412 369 312
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -57
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 36 65 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.34% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 107
Median daily rate £413 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £284 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £650 £694
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £490
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +19.00%
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
19812 19174 19551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.83% 82.41% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14189 13664 13584
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 216 229
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.19 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 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 30 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the London region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
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
City of London +23 2 - - 2
Bromley - 1 £475 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 London region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 47 (44.76%) Security Cleared
2 46 (43.81%) Information Security
3 41 (39.05%) SC Cleared
4 30 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 29 (27.62%) Data Protection Act
6 28 (26.67%) Management Information System
6 28 (26.67%) ITIL
7 27 (25.71%) CISSP
7 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (22.86%) Finance
9 22 (20.95%) Risk Management
10 21 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (19.05%) PRINCE2
12 19 (18.10%) CISM
12 19 (18.10%) Open Source
13 17 (16.19%) CESG
14 16 (15.24%) TOGAF
14 16 (15.24%) Project Management
14 16 (15.24%) Degree
15 14 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (12.38%) Legal
16 13 (12.38%) Service Management
16 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
16 13 (12.38%) Security Testing
16 13 (12.38%) Software Testing
16 13 (12.38%) ITIL V3
17 12 (11.43%) Agile Project Management
17 12 (11.43%) Analytics
17 12 (11.43%) Linux

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 7 (6.67%) Apache
1 7 (6.67%) IIS
2 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) nginx
4 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Office
2 7 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Office 365
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.52%) Internet
2 4 (3.81%) Firewall
2 4 (3.81%) Network Security
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
3 2 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.90%) LDAP
3 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.95%) LAN
4 1 (0.95%) VPN
4 1 (0.95%) WAN
4 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) Big Data
2 7 (6.67%) MySQL
3 5 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.86%) Selenium
3 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.90%) Hudson
3 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.90%) MSI
4 1 (0.95%) ProC
4 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (22.86%) Finance
2 13 (12.38%) Legal
3 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Back Office
6 2 (1.90%) Games
6 2 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.95%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 21 (20.00%) Analyst
2 15 (14.29%) Architect
3 14 (13.33%) Security Architect
4 13 (12.38%) Security Analyst
5 12 (11.43%) Head of Architecture
6 11 (10.48%) Head of Security
7 8 (7.62%) Consultant
8 7 (6.67%) Information Analyst
8 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Information Architect
11 4 (3.81%) Information Assurance Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Information Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Information Security Architect
11 4 (3.81%) Lead Security Architect
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (2.86%) Information Assurance Architect
12 3 (2.86%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) LAMP
2 2 (1.90%) J2EE
2 2 (1.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.95%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.62%) Data Protection Act
2 28 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 17 (16.19%) CESG
4 14 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (10.48%) Freedom of Information
6 10 (9.52%) Freedom of Information Act
6 10 (9.52%) User Experience
7 5 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.81%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.90%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.90%) NHS
10 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.90%) Replication
11 1 (0.95%) Equities
11 1 (0.95%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.95%) PKI
11 1 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.43%) Linux
2 9 (8.57%) Windows
3 3 (2.86%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.90%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.81%) Information Security
2 30 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 28 (26.67%) ITIL
4 27 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (20.95%) Risk Management
6 20 (19.05%) PRINCE2
7 19 (18.10%) Open Source
8 16 (15.24%) Project Management
8 16 (15.24%) TOGAF
9 14 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (12.38%) ITIL V3
10 13 (12.38%) Security Testing
10 13 (12.38%) Service Management
10 13 (12.38%) Software Testing
11 12 (11.43%) Agile Project Management
11 12 (11.43%) Analytics
11 12 (11.43%) Information Security Management
11 12 (11.43%) Security Management
12 11 (10.48%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (10.48%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.48%) Python
2 5 (4.76%) Ruby
2 5 (4.76%) SQL
3 4 (3.81%) C
4 3 (2.86%) Java
4 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.86%) Perl
5 2 (1.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (44.76%) Security Cleared
2 41 (39.05%) SC Cleared
3 27 (25.71%) CISSP
4 19 (18.10%) CISM
5 16 (15.24%) Degree
6 12 (11.43%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (7.62%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (6.67%) CLAS
8 7 (6.67%) IISP
9 6 (5.71%) CISMP
10 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared
10 5 (4.76%) SANS
11 4 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (3.81%) CEH
12 3 (2.86%) CRISC
12 3 (2.86%) GCIH
12 3 (2.86%) GIAC
12 3 (2.86%) ISEB
12 3 (2.86%) ISTQB
12 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (5.71%) GPG13
4 5 (4.76%) SLA
5 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.86%) QA
6 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.90%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.95%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.90%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.90%) vCloud
2 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Kibana
1 3 (2.86%) logstash
2 2 (1.90%) Ansible
2 2 (1.90%) CFEngine
2 2 (1.90%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.90%) Puppet
2 2 (1.90%) QRadar
2 2 (1.90%) Salt
2 2 (1.90%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.67%) Splunk
3 6 (5.71%) TOWER Software
4 5 (4.76%) BMC
4 5 (4.76%) Remedy
5 2 (1.90%) Google
5 2 (1.90%) Intel Security
5 2 (1.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.90%) VMware
6 1 (0.95%) ATG
6 1 (0.95%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco
6 1 (0.95%) Citrix
6 1 (0.95%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.95%) HP
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle
6 1 (0.95%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.95%) Reuters