The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 136 130 140
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.070% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.099% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
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£565 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £300 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £550 £481
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.81% +120.00%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2228 2013 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.24% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1030 1130
Average daily rate £368 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 3 £575 -
Manchester - 2 - - 3
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (46.67%) CESG
2 6 (40.00%) JSP 440
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) Security Management
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) EDRMS
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) ISEB
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) V-Model
6 2 (13.33%) ISMS
6 2 (13.33%) RMADS
6 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
1 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Information Architect
1 4 (26.67%) Security Architect
2 3 (20.00%) IT Security Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Security Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Information Assurance Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) CESG
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) RMADS
4 1 (6.67%) iSeries
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (6.67%) Tandem
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) zOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) ISMS
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) V-Model
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Security Management
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Information Management
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) WCAG
3 1 (6.67%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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