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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 106 114 116
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 37 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.24% 0.69% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.91% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 13
Median daily rate £500 £420 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £488 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £44.24 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +52.60%
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
2332 2317 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.39% 76.54% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1545 1567
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 100 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 19 £450 - 4
Bristol +11 16 £575 +19.79% 1
Wiltshire -4 2 £493 +65.82%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 59 (89.39%) Security Cleared
2 44 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 31 (46.97%) CISSP
4 29 (43.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 27 (40.91%) CLAS
6 26 (39.39%) C
7 23 (34.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (33.33%) Risk Management
9 20 (30.30%) Information Security
10 19 (28.79%) Finance
11 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
11 15 (22.73%) Document Management
11 15 (22.73%) Compliance Audit
11 15 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (22.73%) Change Control
11 15 (22.73%) Requirements Management
12 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
13 12 (18.18%) RMADS
13 12 (18.18%) CESG
13 12 (18.18%) Management Information System
14 11 (16.67%) JSP 440
14 11 (16.67%) IISP
15 9 (13.64%) Firewall
15 9 (13.64%) IIS
16 7 (10.61%) Risk Assessment
16 7 (10.61%) CESG Certified Professional
17 6 (9.09%) Algorithms
17 6 (9.09%) Internet
17 6 (9.09%) Project Management
18 5 (7.58%) Technical Architecture

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.52%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) Firewall
2 6 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
3 1 (1.52%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Power BI
General
1 19 (28.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
2 2 (3.03%) Legal
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
2 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Consultant
2 13 (19.70%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 8 (12.12%) Security Consultant
4 7 (10.61%) Project Controller
5 6 (9.09%) CISSP Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) CLAS Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Information Assurance Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Information Assurance Practitioner
5 6 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Project Officer
5 6 (9.09%) Security Assurance Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Information Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Project Control Officer
8 3 (4.55%) Project Support Officer
8 3 (4.55%) Security Advisor
9 2 (3.03%) Digital Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) CESG
1 12 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.06%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 20 (30.30%) Information Security
3 15 (22.73%) Change Control
3 15 (22.73%) Compliance Audit
3 15 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (22.73%) Document Management
3 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 15 (22.73%) Requirements Management
4 7 (10.61%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (9.09%) Project Management
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (4.55%) Security Testing
8 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.03%) Analytics
9 2 (3.03%) Data Analytics
9 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.03%) ISMS
9 2 (3.03%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 26 (39.39%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (89.39%) Security Cleared
2 44 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 31 (46.97%) CISSP
4 27 (40.91%) CLAS
5 14 (21.21%) SC Cleared
6 11 (16.67%) IISP
7 7 (10.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (6.06%) CISM
9 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (3.03%) ISEB
10 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
10 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.52%) CEH
11 1 (1.52%) CISA
11 1 (1.52%) CISMP
11 1 (1.52%) Degree
11 1 (1.52%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.52%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (43.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 23 (34.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (18.18%) RMADS
4 11 (16.67%) JSP 440
5 2 (3.03%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (3.03%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft