The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 46 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.43% 0.20% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.26% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 386 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.92% 78.94% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 237 144
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.90 £35.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +159.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £15.85 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the South Wales region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Information Assurance
Top 11 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (100.00%) CESG
1 2 (100.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) RMADS
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Security Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CESG
1 2 (100.00%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (100.00%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) CISM
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory