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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
England / South West
Rank 108 115 136
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +21
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 33 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.24% 0.99% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.22% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 7
Median daily rate £445 £450 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £400 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £468 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £60.74 -
% change year-on-year
-54.72% -

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
2202 2460 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.44% 81.51% 78.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1679 1650
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 122 88
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.80 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 25 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire -8 15 £475 +5.55% 1
Bristol +7 10 £350 -13.04% 1
Wiltshire +12 8 £375 +82.92%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 50 (65.79%) Security Cleared
2 35 (46.05%) Risk Management
3 31 (40.79%) DV Cleared
4 24 (31.58%) CISSP
5 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (26.32%) C
6 20 (26.32%) Finance
7 19 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 19 (25.00%) Project Management
7 19 (25.00%) Document Management
7 19 (25.00%) Requirements Management
7 19 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (25.00%) Change Control
8 17 (22.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
9 15 (19.74%) CLAS
9 15 (19.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 14 (18.42%) Compliance Audit
10 14 (18.42%) Remediation Plan
10 14 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (18.42%) CESG
11 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
12 8 (10.53%) Information Security
12 8 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
12 8 (10.53%) ISO27002
13 6 (7.89%) Information Management
13 6 (7.89%) CESG Certified Professional
14 5 (6.58%) Data Architecture
14 5 (6.58%) Degree

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.63%) Military
4 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Project Officer
2 17 (22.37%) Architect
3 16 (21.05%) Consultant
4 14 (18.42%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 13 (17.11%) CISSP Consultant
5 13 (17.11%) Project Support Officer
5 13 (17.11%) Support Officer
6 9 (11.84%) Security Specialist
7 7 (9.21%) Security Manager
8 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (7.89%) Service Architect
9 5 (6.58%) Coordinator
9 5 (6.58%) Security Assurance Coordinator
10 4 (5.26%) Security Architect
10 4 (5.26%) Security Assurance Manager
11 3 (3.95%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 3 (3.95%) Data Architect
12 2 (2.63%) Information Assurance Architect
12 2 (2.63%) Information Manager
12 2 (2.63%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Management Information System
2 14 (18.42%) CESG
3 4 (5.26%) BYOD
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Risk Management
2 19 (25.00%) Change Control
2 19 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 19 (25.00%) Document Management
2 19 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 19 (25.00%) Project Management
2 19 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 14 (18.42%) Compliance Audit
3 14 (18.42%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (18.42%) Remediation Plan
4 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.53%) Information Security
5 8 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
6 6 (7.89%) Information Management
7 5 (6.58%) Data Architecture
8 4 (5.26%) Computer Security
8 4 (5.26%) Security Management
8 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) C
2 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (65.79%) Security Cleared
2 31 (40.79%) DV Cleared
3 24 (31.58%) CISSP
4 17 (22.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (19.74%) CLAS
6 13 (17.11%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.89%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (6.58%) Degree
9 4 (5.26%) ISEB
10 2 (2.63%) CISA
10 2 (2.63%) CISM
10 2 (2.63%) IISP
11 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (19.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (10.53%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.63%) RMADS
5 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft