The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 123 130 137
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.074% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.10% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£260 £425 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -11.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £440 £488
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -9.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +100.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Information Assurance
England

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
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 30 July 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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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
Manchester -6 1 £260 -38.82% 1
Cheshire - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (60.00%) CESG
1 6 (60.00%) JSP 440
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (20.00%) V-Model
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) ISMS
5 2 (20.00%) RMADS
5 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
5 2 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
6 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (10.00%) CISM
6 1 (10.00%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) IT Security Specialist
1 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CLAS Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) CESG
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) RMADS
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) V-Model
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) ISMS
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft