The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 224 244 233
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 19 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.046% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.064% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 12
Average daily rate
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£415 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £370 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £558 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £500 £463
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +60.00%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 12 £475 -18.80%
Surrey - 4 £325 - 2
Berkshire +9 2 £428 -5.00%
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (51.35%) SC Cleared
3 17 (45.95%) Information Security
4 9 (24.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (24.32%) Security Architecture
4 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
5 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) JSP 440
5 8 (21.62%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (18.92%) Freedom of Information Act
6 7 (18.92%) Performance Management
6 7 (18.92%) F5
6 7 (18.92%) Blue Coat
6 7 (18.92%) CESG
6 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco
6 7 (18.92%) Network Management
7 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.81%) CCNP
9 4 (10.81%) CCNA
9 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (10.81%) Security Management
9 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
10 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
10 3 (8.11%) DNS
10 3 (8.11%) SLA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Project
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.70%) tcpdump
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) SMTP
3 1 (2.70%) FTP
3 1 (2.70%) HTTP
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Military
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Security Architect
1 11 (29.73%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Network Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Information Security Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Information Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Security Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Information Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Auditor
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) SOAP
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) XML
1 2 (5.41%) REST
1 2 (5.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (18.92%) Freedom of Information Act
2 7 (18.92%) CESG
3 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) RMADS
5 1 (2.70%) Physics
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Solaris
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Information Security
2 9 (24.32%) Security Architecture
2 9 (24.32%) Data Protection
3 7 (18.92%) Performance Management
3 7 (18.92%) Risk Management
3 7 (18.92%) Network Management
4 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Security Management
6 4 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
7 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.11%) Service Management
8 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.41%) Data Security
8 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.41%) Project Management
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL
8 2 (5.41%) Cyber Security
8 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Python
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (51.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) CCNP
4 4 (10.81%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) PMP
5 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.41%) MAPM
5 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) CEH
6 1 (2.70%) CRISC
6 1 (2.70%) CISM
6 1 (2.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (21.62%) JSP 440
3 3 (8.11%) SLA
3 3 (8.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) COBIT
4 1 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) F5
1 7 (18.92%) Blue Coat
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) McAfee