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 5 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 119 116 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 19 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.83% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.08% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £639 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £498 £418
% change year-on-year
-15.07% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.24 £28.99 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+52.60% -0.03%
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
2314 2490 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.12% 76.90% 69.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1488 1563 963
Average daily rate £400 £371 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 111 64
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.50 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -1 10 - - 2
Bristol +10 4 £480 -9.43% 4
Wiltshire +11 2 £297 -
Somerset -4 1 £420 -19.23%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 26 (78.79%) Security Cleared
2 18 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 17 (51.52%) Risk Management
4 14 (42.42%) C
5 10 (30.30%) CISSP
5 10 (30.30%) Finance
5 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (27.27%) Document Management
6 9 (27.27%) Requirements Management
6 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (27.27%) Change Control
7 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (24.24%) Information Security
8 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) CESG
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.12%) Sentinel
10 4 (12.12%) Degree
10 4 (12.12%) JSP 440
10 4 (12.12%) RMADS
10 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (9.09%) JSP
12 2 (6.06%) Protective Monitoring
12 2 (6.06%) CRM
12 2 (6.06%) Internet
12 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Sentinel
2 1 (3.03%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Project Officer
2 8 (24.24%) Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Project Support Officer
3 5 (15.15%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Security Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) IT Security Auditor
5 3 (9.09%) Auditor
5 3 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) IT Auditor
5 3 (9.09%) Security Advisor
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Information Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.06%) CLAS Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) CESG
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) RMADS
3 3 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Risk Management
2 9 (27.27%) Document Management
2 9 (27.27%) Requirements Management
2 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (27.27%) Change Control
3 8 (24.24%) Information Security
4 4 (12.12%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.06%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.03%) Data Entry
7 1 (3.03%) Time Management
7 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.03%) Information Management
7 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.03%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (78.79%) Security Cleared
2 18 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 10 (30.30%) CISSP
4 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) SSCP
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.12%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft