The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 129 91 97
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 17 51 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 1.61% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 2.21% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 36 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.50% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £414 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £490 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.77% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £43.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+19.00% -21.81%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2563 2309 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 72.98% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1521 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the South West region.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Gloucestershire +9 15 £425 - 1
Devon -6 1 £410 +15.49%
Bristol -15 1 - - 2
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 29 (76.32%) Security Cleared
2 25 (65.79%) DV Cleared
3 24 (63.16%) C
4 16 (42.11%) Risk Management
4 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (39.47%) CISSP
6 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
6 12 (31.58%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (23.68%) Requirements Management
9 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (21.05%) Change Control
9 8 (21.05%) CESG
9 8 (21.05%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (21.05%) Document Management
10 6 (15.79%) Information Security
10 6 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (15.79%) RMADS
11 4 (10.53%) Sentinel
11 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
11 4 (10.53%) JSP
11 4 (10.53%) JSP 440
12 3 (7.89%) IIS
12 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
12 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
12 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
12 3 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
12 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
13 2 (5.26%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (7.89%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Sentinel
2 1 (2.63%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) IPsec
2 1 (2.63%) VoIP
2 1 (2.63%) X.509
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Project Officer
2 8 (21.05%) Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Project Support Officer
4 3 (7.89%) Security Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Security Advisor
5 2 (5.26%) CLAS Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) DBA
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance Manager
6 1 (2.63%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) JSP
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) CESG
1 8 (21.05%) CESG CLAS
2 6 (15.79%) RMADS
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.26%) PMI
4 2 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Risk Management
2 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
3 9 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (23.68%) Requirements Management
4 8 (21.05%) Document Management
4 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (21.05%) Change Control
5 6 (15.79%) Information Security
5 6 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (5.26%) QMS
7 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.26%) Practice Management
8 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Security Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) C
2 1 (2.63%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) C++
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (76.32%) Security Cleared
2 25 (65.79%) DV Cleared
3 15 (39.47%) CISSP
4 10 (26.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.26%) HNC
5 2 (5.26%) HND
5 2 (5.26%) CISM
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) MAPM
6 1 (2.63%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) CISMP
6 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.63%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.53%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix
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