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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 221 214 245
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +31
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 21 55 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.58% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.73% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 13
Median daily rate £474 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £410 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £607 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.27% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.52% +52.72%
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
6198 7544 7563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.10% 79.73% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3669 4446 4233
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 317 288
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.09 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +68.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
Buckinghamshire +25 9 £475 -5.94%
Hampshire -5 8 £420 -22.75% 2
Surrey +23 3 £430 -
Kent - 1 £550 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 43 (62.32%) CISSP
2 40 (57.97%) Security Cleared
3 33 (47.83%) CESG Certified Professional
4 32 (46.38%) Windows
5 30 (43.48%) Management Information System
6 28 (40.58%) Risk Management
6 28 (40.58%) CESG
6 28 (40.58%) SC Cleared
7 26 (37.68%) ISMS
7 26 (37.68%) Cryptography
8 24 (34.78%) Information Security
9 23 (33.33%) Unix
10 22 (31.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 22 (31.88%) RMADS
10 22 (31.88%) Security Architecture
11 21 (30.43%) IPsec
12 20 (28.99%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
14 18 (26.09%) PCI DSS
15 17 (24.64%) Internet
16 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
17 14 (20.29%) Citrix
17 14 (20.29%) SMTP
17 14 (20.29%) Oracle
17 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
17 14 (20.29%) Client/Server
17 14 (20.29%) Penetration Testing
17 14 (20.29%) CEH
18 13 (18.84%) Patch Management
18 13 (18.84%) Ethical Hacking

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (18.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) JBoss
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) IPsec
2 17 (24.64%) Internet
3 14 (20.29%) SMTP
4 11 (15.94%) FTP
4 11 (15.94%) SSH
5 6 (8.70%) DNS
5 6 (8.70%) Firewall
5 6 (8.70%) Wireless
6 5 (7.25%) MPLS
7 4 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.35%) DHCP
8 3 (4.35%) Network Security
8 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.90%) LDAP
10 1 (1.45%) ADSL
10 1 (1.45%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.45%) ISDN
10 1 (1.45%) LAN
10 1 (1.45%) PSTN
10 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (13.04%) Legal
2 5 (7.25%) Law
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Consultant
2 14 (20.29%) Security Advisor
2 14 (20.29%) Security Consultant
3 12 (17.39%) Information Assurance Leader
4 4 (5.80%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 4 (5.80%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Analyst
5 3 (4.35%) Architect
5 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) CISSP Consultant
6 2 (2.90%) CISSP Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Governance Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) IT Consultant
6 2 (2.90%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (2.90%) Security Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Security Architect
6 2 (2.90%) Test Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 30 (43.48%) Management Information System
2 28 (40.58%) CESG
3 26 (37.68%) Cryptography
4 14 (20.29%) Client/Server
5 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.25%) Driving Licence
5 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.80%) PKI
7 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Windows
2 23 (33.33%) Unix
3 13 (18.84%) Windows Vista
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.35%) Linux
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Risk Management
2 26 (37.68%) ISMS
3 24 (34.78%) Information Security
4 22 (31.88%) Security Architecture
5 20 (28.99%) Cybersecurity
6 14 (20.29%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (18.84%) Ethical Hacking
7 13 (18.84%) Patch Management
8 12 (17.39%) Data Protection
8 12 (17.39%) Fuzz Testing
9 11 (15.94%) Information Security Management
9 11 (15.94%) OWASP
9 11 (15.94%) Security Management
10 10 (14.49%) ITIL
10 10 (14.49%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (10.14%) Security Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Project Management
12 6 (8.70%) SIEM
13 5 (7.25%) Change Management
13 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) Perl
2 2 (2.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (62.32%) CISSP
2 40 (57.97%) Security Cleared
3 33 (47.83%) CESG Certified Professional
4 28 (40.58%) SC Cleared
5 14 (20.29%) CEH
6 10 (14.49%) CISM
7 9 (13.04%) CCSP
7 9 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (11.59%) CCDP
8 8 (11.59%) CCNP
9 7 (10.14%) GCIH
9 7 (10.14%) GIAC
10 5 (7.25%) Degree
11 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
12 3 (4.35%) CISA
12 3 (4.35%) CLAS
13 2 (2.90%) CRISC
13 2 (2.90%) RHCSA
14 1 (1.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 22 (31.88%) RMADS
2 18 (26.09%) PCI DSS
3 12 (17.39%) JSP 440
4 11 (15.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (1.45%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) Sendmail
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Puppet
2 3 (4.35%) WSUS
3 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Citrix
2 14 (20.29%) Oracle
3 10 (14.49%) Cisco
4 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.35%) HP
5 3 (4.35%) VMware
6 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.90%) Telelogic
7 1 (1.45%) F5
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