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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 241 225 220
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 17 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 3
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£455 £485 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.18% +2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £340 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £498 £440
% change year-on-year
-17.58% +13.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.98 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+27.92% -20.00%
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
7214 6642 5966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.15% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3656 3114
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 256 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £450 -
Surrey - 3 £526 - 1
Berkshire +14 2 £500 -
Hampshire -4 1 £550 +11.67% 1
West Sussex - 1 £50 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (42.11%) Information Security
1 16 (42.11%) RMADS
2 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 12 (31.58%) HP
3 12 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 12 (31.58%) Risk Management
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco
4 11 (28.95%) Management Information System
4 11 (28.95%) ISMS
5 10 (26.32%) Performance Management
5 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (23.68%) Migration
7 8 (21.05%) NetScout
7 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
7 8 (21.05%) ITIL
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 7 (18.42%) BMC
8 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
9 6 (15.79%) Business Process Improvement
9 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
9 6 (15.79%) NetApp
9 6 (15.79%) SLA
10 5 (13.16%) CCNA
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (13.16%) Change Management
10 5 (13.16%) Business Continuity
10 5 (13.16%) Capacity Management
10 5 (13.16%) Network Management
11 4 (10.53%) F5

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.26%) IIS
1 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) Network Security
2 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) LTE
3 1 (2.63%) MVNO
3 1 (2.63%) TETRA
3 1 (2.63%) SSH
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) SMTP
3 1 (2.63%) FTP
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Selenium
1 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.89%) Legal
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Security Manager
2 11 (28.95%) Information Manager
2 11 (28.95%) Information Security Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Information Security Officer
3 7 (18.42%) Security Officer
4 6 (15.79%) Senior Information Security Officer
4 6 (15.79%) Chief Security Officer
4 6 (15.79%) Chief Information Officer
4 6 (15.79%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 6 (15.79%) Service Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Services Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Network Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Operations Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) JSP
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) RMADS
2 11 (28.95%) Management Information System
3 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.26%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.63%) Frameworx
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Information Security
2 12 (31.58%) Service Delivery
2 12 (31.58%) Risk Management
3 11 (28.95%) ISMS
4 10 (26.32%) Performance Management
5 9 (23.68%) Migration
6 8 (21.05%) ITIL
6 8 (21.05%) Security Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Business Process Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Business Continuity
8 5 (13.16%) Change Management
8 5 (13.16%) Network Management
8 5 (13.16%) Capacity Management
9 4 (10.53%) Application Performance Management
10 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
10 3 (7.89%) Cyber Security
10 3 (7.89%) Data Protection
10 3 (7.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C#
2 3 (7.89%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) XPath
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) CCNA
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) CCNP
3 4 (10.53%) CISSP
3 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.26%) CISM
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.63%) CISMP
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ISEB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (15.79%) SLA
3 3 (7.89%) QA
3 3 (7.89%) JSP 440
4 1 (2.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Netcool
1 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) HP
2 11 (28.95%) Cisco
3 8 (21.05%) NetScout
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) BMC
5 6 (15.79%) NetApp
6 4 (10.53%) F5
7 3 (7.89%) Citrix
8 2 (5.26%) VMware
8 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.63%) Veritas
9 1 (2.63%) Remedy