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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 230 214 232
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 20 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.39% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
Average daily rate £493 £390 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.28% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £413 £575
% change year-on-year
+22.42% -28.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.37% +16.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 10 £485 +11.49% 3
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £525 +29.62%
Berkshire -14 2 £500 +48.14% 1
Surrey -11 1 - - 2
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (32.35%) Security Architecture
3 10 (29.41%) Information Security
4 8 (23.53%) CESG
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) CISSP
5 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
5 7 (20.59%) RMADS
6 6 (17.65%) F5
6 6 (17.65%) CESG CLAS
6 6 (17.65%) Blue Coat
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco
7 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
7 5 (14.71%) DNS
7 5 (14.71%) Military
7 5 (14.71%) Security Management
7 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
7 5 (14.71%) Finance
7 5 (14.71%) Firewall
7 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (11.76%) Information Security Management
8 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
9 3 (8.82%) SMTP
9 3 (8.82%) DHCP
9 3 (8.82%) SNMP
9 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
1 5 (14.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) SMTP
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
2 3 (8.82%) SNMP
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) BIG-IP
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (8.82%) FWSM
3 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (14.71%) Military
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Consultant
2 10 (29.41%) CLAS Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Network Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Information Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Security Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Security Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.94%) Service Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) REST
1 2 (5.88%) JSON
1 2 (5.88%) SOAP
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) CESG
2 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 7 (20.59%) RMADS
3 6 (17.65%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (5.88%) Physics
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.94%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Security Architecture
2 10 (29.41%) Information Security
3 5 (14.71%) Security Management
3 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security Management
4 4 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Management
5 3 (8.82%) SIEM
5 3 (8.82%) Network Management
6 2 (5.88%) ISMS
6 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.94%) Project Management
7 1 (2.94%) ERP
7 1 (2.94%) Service Management
7 1 (2.94%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
1 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (23.53%) CISSP
4 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CGEIT
5 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) ISSEP
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (2.94%) CISA
6 1 (2.94%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) F5
2 6 (17.65%) Blue Coat
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco
3 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) CODA
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee
4 1 (2.94%) VMware