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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 138 138 133
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.21% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.28% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Average daily rate £488 £425 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -26.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.74 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+120.87% -26.66%
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
3086 2490 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1473 1042
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 113
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.62% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.87 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Merseyside +9 7 £485 +59.01% 1
Lancashire - 5 £750 -
Manchester -20 4 £280 -15.15% 4
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (39.29%) Information Security
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
2 9 (32.14%) Security Architecture
3 8 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (21.43%) Network Security
5 6 (21.43%) CESG
6 5 (17.86%) ISEB
6 5 (17.86%) Internet
6 5 (17.86%) Degree
6 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
6 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.86%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (14.29%) BYOD
7 4 (14.29%) Data Analytics
7 4 (14.29%) Analytics
7 4 (14.29%) V-Model
7 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (10.71%) Banking
8 3 (10.71%) Retail
8 3 (10.71%) Data Management

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Network Security
2 5 (17.86%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) Extranet
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) MSTest
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Security Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Information Assurance Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Lead Security Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Security Assurance Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Information Assurance Leader
4 3 (10.71%) IT Manager
4 3 (10.71%) IT Security Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Security Advisor
5 2 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Information Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) Ajax
2 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) CESG
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) BYOD
3 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (39.29%) Information Security
2 9 (32.14%) Risk Management
2 9 (32.14%) Security Architecture
3 8 (28.57%) Security Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (14.29%) Analytics
5 4 (14.29%) Data Analytics
5 4 (14.29%) V-Model
5 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.71%) Compliance Audit
6 3 (10.71%) Data Management
6 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.71%) Information Management
6 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
6 3 (10.71%) Validation
7 2 (7.14%) Security Management
8 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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Reed Technology
Rate: £160 - £172 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £85.59 per hour
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