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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
England / South East
Rank 215 213 254
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +41
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 28 49 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.57% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.70% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 6
Median daily rate £500 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £335 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £574 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £71.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £60.98 £68.00
% change year-on-year
-54.90% -10.32%

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
6241 7043 7728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.98% 81.22% 79.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3704 4359 4223
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 271 258
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +3 12 £513 +13.88% 1
Hampshire -6 12 £475 +25.00% 7
Surrey +10 3 £500 - 3
Berkshire +12 1 £525 -4.54%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 26 (59.09%) CISSP
2 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
3 20 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
5 16 (36.36%) CESG Certified Professional
5 16 (36.36%) Information Security
6 15 (34.09%) Cryptography
6 15 (34.09%) Windows
7 14 (31.82%) CESG
8 13 (29.55%) PCI DSS
9 12 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (27.27%) ITIL
9 12 (27.27%) Internet
10 11 (25.00%) RMADS
10 11 (25.00%) Security Architecture
11 10 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
11 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.45%) DNS
12 9 (20.45%) Firewall
12 9 (20.45%) IPsec
12 9 (20.45%) ISMS
13 8 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
13 8 (18.18%) GCIH
13 8 (18.18%) GIAC
13 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
13 8 (18.18%) Project Management
13 8 (18.18%) Unix
13 8 (18.18%) SIEM
14 7 (15.91%) Puppet

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 6 (13.64%) IIS
1 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) JBoss
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Internet
2 9 (20.45%) DNS
2 9 (20.45%) Firewall
2 9 (20.45%) IPsec
3 7 (15.91%) MPLS
4 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (13.64%) SMTP
5 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.09%) DHCP
6 4 (9.09%) FTP
6 4 (9.09%) SSH
6 4 (9.09%) Wireless
7 3 (6.82%) LDAP
8 1 (2.27%) ADSL
8 1 (2.27%) ICMP
8 1 (2.27%) ISDN
8 1 (2.27%) LAN
8 1 (2.27%) PSTN
8 1 (2.27%) WAN
8 1 (2.27%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (15.91%) Legal
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Security Advisor
2 8 (18.18%) Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Risk Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) SIEM Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Security Penetration Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Security Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 14 (31.82%) CESG
3 7 (15.91%) Client/Server
3 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
3 7 (15.91%) Driving Licence
3 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) e-Learning
4 2 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Unix
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Vista
4 5 (11.36%) Linux
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Information Security
2 15 (34.09%) Cryptography
3 12 (27.27%) ITIL
4 11 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 10 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (20.45%) ISMS
7 8 (18.18%) Project Management
7 8 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 8 (18.18%) SIEM
8 7 (15.91%) Change Management
8 7 (15.91%) Incident Management
8 7 (15.91%) Security Patching
8 7 (15.91%) Server Hardening
9 6 (13.64%) Capacity Management
9 6 (13.64%) Computer Security
9 6 (13.64%) Patch Management
9 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
10 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
11 4 (9.09%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Perl
2 3 (6.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) CISSP
2 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
3 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
4 16 (36.36%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (18.18%) GCIH
5 8 (18.18%) GIAC
6 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) CISM
8 3 (6.82%) RHCSA
9 2 (4.55%) CEH
9 2 (4.55%) CISA
9 2 (4.55%) CRISC
9 2 (4.55%) IISP
9 2 (4.55%) ISACA
10 1 (2.27%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) PCI DSS
2 12 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (25.00%) RMADS
4 7 (15.91%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (4.55%) FedRAMP
5 2 (4.55%) HIPAA
5 2 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (4.55%) JSP 440
5 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Puppet
2 4 (9.09%) WSUS
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Citrix
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) Telelogic
7 1 (2.27%) Capita
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) F5
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