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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 85 107 120
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 55 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 0.45% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 0.63% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 1 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +21.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £600 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £35.25 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.57% +22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +60.00%
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
2393 1592 2212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.80% 71.17% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1072 1314
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 152
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the South West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 17 £495 -
Wiltshire -9 11 £525 -
Devon - 7 £498 - 2
Gloucestershire -11 6 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 59 (67.05%) Security Cleared
2 40 (45.45%) Risk Management
3 35 (39.77%) Information Security
3 35 (39.77%) SC Cleared
4 33 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (32.95%) Management Information System
5 29 (32.95%) RMADS
6 22 (25.00%) CISSP
6 22 (25.00%) CESG
7 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (20.45%) Project Management
9 16 (18.18%) DV Cleared
10 15 (17.05%) JSP 440
11 14 (15.91%) TOGAF
12 12 (13.64%) CESG CLAS
13 11 (12.50%) Finance
13 11 (12.50%) JSP
13 11 (12.50%) Migration
14 10 (11.36%) SharePoint
14 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
15 9 (10.23%) ITIL
15 9 (10.23%) C
15 9 (10.23%) Requirements Management
15 9 (10.23%) Change Control
16 8 (9.09%) Information Architecture
16 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (9.09%) Validation
17 7 (7.95%) Replication
17 7 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
17 7 (7.95%) Casewise

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 10 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.41%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Summit
2 1 (1.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.95%) IaaS
2 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (1.14%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) MySQL
2 3 (3.41%) DB2
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (20.45%) Analyst
2 16 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 16 (18.18%) Consultant
3 12 (13.64%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Security Analyst
4 9 (10.23%) CLAS Consultant
5 8 (9.09%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Information Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Coordinator
7 5 (5.68%) Information Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (5.68%) Solutions Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Designer
8 4 (4.55%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Lead Security Architect
9 3 (3.41%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Project Officer
9 3 (3.41%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) JSP
2 5 (5.68%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) JMS
3 1 (1.14%) WSDL
3 1 (1.14%) REST
3 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.95%) Management Information System
1 29 (32.95%) RMADS
2 22 (25.00%) CESG
3 12 (13.64%) CESG CLAS
4 7 (7.95%) Replication
4 7 (7.95%) Reference Data
5 4 (4.55%) Wiki
5 4 (4.55%) Web 2.0
6 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.41%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (3.41%) Open Source
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.27%) CMDB
8 1 (1.14%) GIS
8 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) UNIX
1 3 (3.41%) Windows
1 3 (3.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 35 (39.77%) Information Security
3 20 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (20.45%) Project Management
5 14 (15.91%) TOGAF
6 11 (12.50%) Migration
7 9 (10.23%) ITIL
7 9 (10.23%) Requirements Management
7 9 (10.23%) Change Control
8 8 (9.09%) Information Architecture
8 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (9.09%) Validation
9 7 (7.95%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (7.95%) SOA
9 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.82%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.82%) OWASP
11 5 (5.68%) Service Management
12 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
12 4 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) C
2 5 (5.68%) SQL
3 4 (4.55%) Java
4 3 (3.41%) C#
4 3 (3.41%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 59 (67.05%) Security Cleared
2 35 (39.77%) SC Cleared
3 22 (25.00%) CISSP
4 16 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 6 (6.82%) CEH
6 4 (4.55%) Degree
6 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) SSCP
8 1 (1.14%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (17.05%) JSP 440
3 7 (7.95%) ISO 9000
4 6 (6.82%) ISO 9001
4 6 (6.82%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Nmap
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.95%) Casewise
3 4 (4.55%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) SAP
4 3 (3.41%) IBM
4 3 (3.41%) Sun
5 2 (2.27%) SolarWinds
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