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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 144 154 128
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -26
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 18 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.17% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £450
% change year-on-year
+12.42% -6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £44.24 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +52.60%
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
3233 2893 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.60% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2012 1660 1207
Median daily rate £425 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 140 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.10 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 28 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Manchester -13 5 £300 -11.11% 5
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Merseyside - 1 £550 - 1
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Security Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
4 10 (26.32%) Information Security
4 10 (26.32%) SQL
4 10 (26.32%) XML
5 9 (23.68%) Ruby
5 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
5 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
5 9 (23.68%) JIRA
5 9 (23.68%) BDD
6 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 8 (21.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (18.42%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (18.42%) Java
7 7 (18.42%) RMADS
8 6 (15.79%) Degree
8 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 6 (15.79%) Security Architecture
8 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (15.79%) C#
8 6 (15.79%) ISEB
8 6 (15.79%) Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) CESG
8 6 (15.79%) CLAS
9 5 (13.16%) TDD
9 5 (13.16%) PHP
9 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Extranet
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) SMS
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) EDRMS
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
2 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
2 5 (13.16%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Security Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Security Assurance Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Security Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Information Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Information Assurance Leader
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (7.89%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.89%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Lead Security Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Security Advisor
6 3 (7.89%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) Ajax
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.79%) CESG
3 4 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 4 (10.53%) BYOD
4 3 (7.89%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.89%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Security Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Risk Management
4 10 (26.32%) Information Security
5 9 (23.68%) BDD
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) Security Architecture
7 5 (13.16%) TDD
7 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.16%) V-Model
7 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
8 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Test Management
8 4 (10.53%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Information Management
9 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) Ruby
3 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) Java
5 6 (15.79%) C#
6 5 (13.16%) PHP
6 5 (13.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (15.79%) CLAS
3 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) ISEB
3 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (18.42%) RMADS
3 5 (13.16%) JSP 440
4 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft