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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 354 295 392
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +97
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 65 129 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.27% 0.54% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.68% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 107 24
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£450 £550 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +27.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £390 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £694 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £490 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.77% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -21.81%
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
19178 18942 19608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.67% 79.00% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13701 13153 13715
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 216 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 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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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 -25 6 £488 -11.84% 4
Enfield - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 £240 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (29.17%) Software Testing
1 35 (29.17%) Security Testing
2 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.50%) Information Security
3 27 (22.50%) Management Information System
4 23 (19.17%) ITIL
4 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
4 23 (19.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (17.50%) CISSP
6 19 (15.83%) Project Management
7 18 (15.00%) Data Protection
8 17 (14.17%) CISA
9 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 15 (12.50%) Finance
10 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 14 (11.67%) Risk Management
11 14 (11.67%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (10.83%) Regression Testing
13 12 (10.00%) PRINCE2
13 12 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
14 11 (9.17%) RMADS
14 11 (9.17%) Windows
14 11 (9.17%) Internet
14 11 (9.17%) CESG
14 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (8.33%) CISM
15 10 (8.33%) .NET
15 10 (8.33%) IIS
15 10 (8.33%) Degree

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (8.33%) IIS
2 7 (5.83%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.67%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.67%) iPlanet
4 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) MS Office
2 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) BusinessWare
1 2 (1.67%) SAP R/3
1 2 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.17%) Internet
2 9 (7.50%) Firewall
3 6 (5.00%) Network Security
4 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.17%) SAN
4 5 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.33%) VLAN
6 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
7 1 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.67%) DB2
1 2 (1.67%) DB2 UDB
1 2 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.50%) Selenium
2 3 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.83%) Behat
4 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) NCrunch
4 1 (0.83%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.83%) JMeter
4 1 (0.83%) Maven
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) JUnit
4 1 (0.83%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Legal
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 3 (2.50%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Local Government
5 2 (1.67%) German Language
5 2 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (17.50%) Architect
2 15 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 14 (11.67%) Analyst
4 10 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.50%) Coordinator
5 9 (7.50%) Consultant
6 8 (6.67%) Developer
6 8 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 8 (6.67%) Head of Security
7 7 (5.83%) Senior Manager
7 7 (5.83%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (5.00%) Security Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Release Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Information Security Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Information Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.33%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.50%) JSP
3 3 (2.50%) Velocity
4 2 (1.67%) SOAP
4 2 (1.67%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.83%) LAMP
5 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
5 1 (0.83%) Web Services
5 1 (0.83%) XML
5 1 (0.83%) Symfony
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.83%) HTML5
5 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.83%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.83%) CSS3
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.83%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (9.17%) RMADS
3 11 (9.17%) CESG
4 10 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.00%) EPoS
6 3 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (2.50%) PKI
7 2 (1.67%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.67%) AS400
7 2 (1.67%) FMCG
7 2 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.67%) User Experience
7 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Windows
2 4 (3.33%) Linux
2 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.67%) zOS
3 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.67%) AIX
3 2 (1.67%) Solaris
4 1 (0.83%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.17%) Software Testing
1 35 (29.17%) Security Testing
2 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.50%) Information Security
4 23 (19.17%) ITIL
5 19 (15.83%) Project Management
6 18 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 14 (11.67%) Risk Management
8 13 (10.83%) Regression Testing
9 12 (10.00%) PRINCE2
10 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (8.33%) Change Control
11 10 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (7.50%) Security Management
12 9 (7.50%) Service Delivery
13 8 (6.67%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (6.67%) Security Architecture
13 8 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.67%) C#
2 6 (5.00%) SQL
3 4 (3.33%) C
4 2 (1.67%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (19.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.50%) CISSP
3 17 (14.17%) CISA
4 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.33%) Degree
5 10 (8.33%) CISM
6 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.67%) MCSE
8 7 (5.83%) CCNA
9 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.00%) MCSA
9 6 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.50%) CISMP
10 3 (2.50%) CGEIT
10 3 (2.50%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.50%) CCNP
11 2 (1.67%) CCSP
11 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.67%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.50%) SLA
3 5 (4.17%) COBIT
4 3 (2.50%) CESG Infosec
4 3 (2.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) vSphere
2 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.67%) ClearTrust
4 1 (0.83%) Snort
4 1 (0.83%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (1.67%) Nessus
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.67%) VMware
3 7 (5.83%) Cisco
4 5 (4.17%) Citrix
4 5 (4.17%) HP
5 3 (2.50%) Remedy
5 3 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle
6 2 (1.67%) IBM
6 2 (1.67%) BEA
6 2 (1.67%) BMC
6 2 (1.67%) CA
6 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.67%) Vitria
6 2 (1.67%) Symantec
6 2 (1.67%) McAfee
6 2 (1.67%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.83%) Intel
7 1 (0.83%) Facebook