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 26 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 146 152 135
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 2 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.057% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £588 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £479
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £84.05 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.10% +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £46.59 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-40.96% +8.33%
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
2831 3413 2408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.30% 80.63% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 2071 1340
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 137 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Cumbria - 2 - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 7 (35.00%) RMADS
3 7 (35.00%) Ruby
3 7 (35.00%) JIRA
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
3 7 (35.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) CESG
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) PHP
5 5 (25.00%) CLAS
5 5 (25.00%) JSP 440
6 4 (20.00%) Magento
6 4 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (20.00%) ISTQB

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 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Information Assurance Practitioner
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) CLAS Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) CLAS Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Advisor
5 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Practitioner
5 1 (5.00%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) CESG
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (15.00%) PKI
4 2 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) Test Management
5 4 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Information Security
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) V-Model
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Ruby
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) PHP
4 4 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) C#
5 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (25.00%) CLAS
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) RMADS
2 5 (25.00%) JSP 440
3 4 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft