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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 237 227 214
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 30 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 10
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£438 £480 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.85% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £345 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £500 £413
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+19.37% +37.93%
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
7564 6998 6086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.17% 71.87% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3878 3156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 276 269
Average hourly rate £32.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.52 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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
Hampshire -15 4 £450 +25.00% 3
Surrey +4 2 £380 -
Berkshire +6 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (45.95%) RMADS
2 14 (37.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (37.84%) Information Security
3 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
4 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
4 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
4 12 (32.43%) Risk Management
5 11 (29.73%) Cisco
5 11 (29.73%) HP
5 11 (29.73%) ISMS
6 10 (27.03%) Performance Management
7 9 (24.32%) Migration
8 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
8 8 (21.62%) NetScout
8 8 (21.62%) ITIL
9 7 (18.92%) BMC
10 6 (16.22%) NetApp
10 6 (16.22%) SLA
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.22%) Business Process Improvement
11 5 (13.51%) Capacity Management
11 5 (13.51%) Network Management
11 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
11 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Security Testing
11 5 (13.51%) CCNA
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (13.51%) Change Management
12 4 (10.81%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) TETRA
2 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (2.70%) LTE
2 1 (2.70%) MVNO
2 1 (2.70%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.70%) PhantomJS
3 1 (2.70%) CasperJS
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Information Manager
1 11 (29.73%) Information Security Manager
1 11 (29.73%) Security Manager
2 7 (18.92%) Senior Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Service Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Information Security Officer
3 6 (16.22%) Chief Information Officer
3 6 (16.22%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 6 (16.22%) Information Security Officer
3 6 (16.22%) Chief Security Officer
3 6 (16.22%) Security Officer
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Services Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Technical Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Coordinator
6 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Operations Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) STL
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XSL
3 1 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.70%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) RMADS
2 8 (21.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.70%) Open Source
4 1 (2.70%) Frameworx
4 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Information Security
2 12 (32.43%) Risk Management
2 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
3 11 (29.73%) ISMS
4 10 (27.03%) Performance Management
5 9 (24.32%) Migration
6 8 (21.62%) ITIL
7 6 (16.22%) Business Process Improvement
8 5 (13.51%) Network Management
8 5 (13.51%) Capacity Management
8 5 (13.51%) Change Management
8 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
8 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Security Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Application Performance Management
10 3 (8.11%) Cyber Security
10 3 (8.11%) CRM
11 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
11 2 (5.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.41%) PHP
3 1 (2.70%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) CCNP
4 4 (10.81%) CISSP
5 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) CISA
6 2 (5.41%) CISM
7 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.70%) CISMP
7 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.70%) Degree
7 1 (2.70%) ISEB
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (16.22%) SLA
3 3 (8.11%) QA
4 2 (5.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Netcool
1 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Cisco
1 11 (29.73%) HP
2 8 (21.62%) NetScout
3 7 (18.92%) BMC
4 6 (16.22%) NetApp
4 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.81%) F5
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) VMware
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle
8 1 (2.70%) SAP
8 1 (2.70%) Veritas
8 1 (2.70%) Remedy