The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 225 231 236
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 19 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.059% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.083% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £431 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £563 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £440 £488
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -9.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +100.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6712 6005 6877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.90% 70.84% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3678 3231 3262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 255 321
Average hourly rate £22.63 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Information Assurance
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 9 £575 +21.05% 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 £450 - 4
Berkshire - 2 £500 - 1
Surrey - - - - 3
M4 Corridor - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (75.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (30.30%) Information Security
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco
4 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 9 (27.27%) Network Management
4 9 (27.27%) F5
4 9 (27.27%) Blue Coat
4 9 (27.27%) Performance Management
5 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.18%) JSP 440
6 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 5 (15.15%) CESG
7 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
7 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
7 5 (15.15%) Military
7 5 (15.15%) CCNP
7 5 (15.15%) CCNA
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (12.12%) SLA
8 4 (12.12%) Security Management
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (12.12%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (12.12%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (9.09%) Physics
9 3 (9.09%) Degree
9 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.03%) tcpdump
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) SMTP
3 1 (3.03%) FTP
3 1 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (15.15%) Military
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Network Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Security Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Information Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Security Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Information Security Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Information Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) SOAP
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
1 2 (6.06%) XML
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
1 2 (6.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) CESG
3 4 (12.12%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (12.12%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (9.09%) Physics
5 2 (6.06%) RMADS
6 1 (3.03%) iPhone
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Solaris
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Information Security
2 9 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 9 (27.27%) Network Management
3 6 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
4 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
5 4 (12.12%) Security Management
6 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.09%) Service Management
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) Project Management
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.03%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) Information Security Management
8 1 (3.03%) Computer Forensics
8 1 (3.03%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
1 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (75.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (15.15%) CCNP
4 5 (15.15%) CCNA
5 3 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (6.06%) MAPM
6 2 (6.06%) CISSP
6 2 (6.06%) PMP
6 2 (6.06%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CISA
7 1 (3.03%) GIAC
7 1 (3.03%) CEH
7 1 (3.03%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) JSP 440
2 4 (12.12%) SLA
2 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.03%) QA
4 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Snort
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco
1 9 (27.27%) Blue Coat
1 9 (27.27%) F5
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) CODA
4 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.03%) McAfee
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Sourcefire