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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 230 232 222
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 39 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 11
Median daily rate £475 £426 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.43% -12.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £380 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £541 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £28.99
% change year-on-year
- -5.13%
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
7328 7361 6934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.20% 78.73% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4515 4210 3847
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 255 278
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +15 14 £500 +11.11%
Hampshire +11 13 £450 -18.18% 2
Berkshire -7 4 £525 - 2
West Sussex -25 1 £475 +850.00%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 53 (60.92%) Security Cleared
2 43 (49.43%) CESG Certified Professional
3 37 (42.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (41.38%) RMADS
5 34 (39.08%) CISSP
6 28 (32.18%) SC Cleared
6 28 (32.18%) CLAS
7 27 (31.03%) Information Security
8 25 (28.74%) DV Cleared
8 25 (28.74%) PKI
9 22 (25.29%) CESG
10 20 (22.99%) Management Information System
10 20 (22.99%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (21.84%) Risk Management
11 19 (21.84%) Cryptography
12 17 (19.54%) Firewall
12 17 (19.54%) ISMS
13 16 (18.39%) Windows
14 15 (17.24%) Active Directory
15 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
15 14 (16.09%) Internet
16 13 (14.94%) Security Testing
17 12 (13.79%) Unix
17 12 (13.79%) Finance
18 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (12.64%) Oracle
18 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
18 11 (12.64%) Security Architecture
19 10 (11.49%) Windows Vista
19 10 (11.49%) Citrix

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 11 (12.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) JBoss
3 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.15%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.15%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) BusinessWare
1 1 (1.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) Firewall
2 14 (16.09%) Internet
3 10 (11.49%) IPsec
3 10 (11.49%) SMTP
4 9 (10.34%) FTP
4 9 (10.34%) SSH
4 9 (10.34%) VPN
5 4 (4.60%) DNS
5 4 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.60%) MPLS
5 4 (4.60%) Wireless
6 3 (3.45%) DHCP
6 3 (3.45%) LDAP
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.30%) Network Security
8 1 (1.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) DB2
2 1 (1.15%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.60%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.60%) Selenium
3 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Legal
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Military
5 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (43.68%) Consultant
2 34 (39.08%) Security Consultant
3 16 (18.39%) Information Security Consultant
4 15 (17.24%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 13 (14.94%) Analyst
6 11 (12.64%) Architect
7 10 (11.49%) Information Specialist
8 9 (10.34%) Information Security Specialist
8 9 (10.34%) Security Architect
8 9 (10.34%) Security Specialist
9 8 (9.20%) IT Consultant
9 8 (9.20%) IT Security Consultant
9 8 (9.20%) Security Advisor
10 6 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
11 5 (5.75%) Information Assurance Specialist
12 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
12 4 (4.60%) Information Architect
12 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (3.45%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) MSMQ
1 1 (1.15%) SOAP
1 1 (1.15%) Web Services
1 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.74%) PKI
2 22 (25.29%) CESG
3 20 (22.99%) Management Information System
4 19 (21.84%) Cryptography
5 10 (11.49%) Client/Server
6 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
7 5 (5.75%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (5.75%) Driving Licence
8 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (1.15%) AS400
10 1 (1.15%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.15%) EPoS
10 1 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.15%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.39%) Windows
2 12 (13.79%) Unix
3 10 (11.49%) Windows Vista
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.60%) Linux
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.30%) AIX
7 2 (2.30%) Solaris
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) Information Security
2 20 (22.99%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (21.84%) Risk Management
4 17 (19.54%) ISMS
5 13 (14.94%) Security Testing
6 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (12.64%) Security Architecture
7 10 (11.49%) ITIL
8 9 (10.34%) Data Protection
8 9 (10.34%) OWASP
8 9 (10.34%) Patch Management
8 9 (10.34%) Project Management
8 9 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Analytics
9 8 (9.20%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (9.20%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (8.05%) Fuzz Testing
10 7 (8.05%) Incident Management
10 7 (8.05%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (8.05%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.45%) Perl
1 3 (3.45%) Python
1 3 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (60.92%) Security Cleared
2 43 (49.43%) CESG Certified Professional
3 34 (39.08%) CISSP
4 28 (32.18%) CLAS
4 28 (32.18%) SC Cleared
5 25 (28.74%) DV Cleared
6 8 (9.20%) CISM
6 8 (9.20%) ISTQB
7 7 (8.05%) ISEB
7 7 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (6.90%) CEH
9 5 (5.75%) Degree
9 5 (5.75%) GCIH
10 4 (4.60%) GIAC
11 3 (3.45%) RHCSA
12 2 (2.30%) CCSP
12 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (1.15%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (42.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (41.38%) RMADS
3 9 (10.34%) PCI DSS
4 7 (8.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (4.60%) JSP 440
7 2 (2.30%) ISO22301
8 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.15%) ClearTrust
3 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.60%) Puppet
3 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.15%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.15%) QRadar
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) Oracle
3 10 (11.49%) Citrix
4 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.15%) Arqiva
6 1 (1.15%) BEA
6 1 (1.15%) CA
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) HP
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) Vitria
6 1 (1.15%) VMware