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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 232 216 206
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 6 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.064% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £345 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%
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
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Berkshire -2 2 £383 -23.50% 2
Surrey - 1 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (44.83%) Information Security
1 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
3 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
4 9 (31.03%) RMADS
5 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) CESG
7 6 (20.69%) CISM
7 6 (20.69%) CISSP
8 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.24%) Cyber Security
8 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Security Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) JSP 440
9 4 (13.79%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
9 4 (13.79%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (10.34%) CISA
10 3 (10.34%) Firewall
10 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
10 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle
10 3 (10.34%) SAP
10 3 (10.34%) ITIL
10 3 (10.34%) UML
10 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
1 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) CasperJS
1 1 (3.45%) PhantomJS
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.34%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Security Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (6.90%) CLAS Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Information Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) STL
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (3.45%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) RMADS
2 7 (24.14%) CESG
3 4 (13.79%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (13.79%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (10.34%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source
6 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Information Security
2 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
3 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
4 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.24%) Cyber Security
4 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Security Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) UML
6 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.34%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (10.34%) SABSA
6 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.34%) SAP ESA
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C++
1 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) CISM
3 6 (20.69%) CISSP
4 4 (13.79%) Degree
5 3 (10.34%) CISA
5 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.45%) ISEB
6 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.45%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (13.79%) JSP 440
3 3 (10.34%) COBIT
4 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) VMware
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Citrix
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco