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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 133 129 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -27
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 10 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.32% 0.31% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.41% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 23
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£420 £530 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £526 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £586 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £463 £423
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.37% -
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
2350 2179 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.47% 75.42% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1312 1088
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -11 6 - - 5
Bristol -3 1 £500 -11.50% 2
Somerset - 1 £420 -
Avon - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (65.52%) Risk Management
3 14 (48.28%) DV Cleared
4 10 (34.48%) CISSP
4 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
5 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (31.03%) C
5 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2
6 8 (27.59%) Finance
6 8 (27.59%) Document Management
6 8 (27.59%) Requirements Management
6 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (27.59%) Change Control
7 7 (24.14%) Information Security
7 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
8 5 (17.24%) RMADS
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) CESG
10 3 (10.34%) ITIL
10 3 (10.34%) JSP 440
11 2 (6.90%) OWASP
11 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
11 2 (6.90%) IaaS
11 2 (6.90%) Protective Monitoring
11 2 (6.90%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (6.90%) CEH
11 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Project Support Officer
1 9 (31.03%) Project Officer
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
3 5 (17.24%) Security Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Auditor
4 4 (13.79%) IT Security Auditor
4 4 (13.79%) Security Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) IT Auditor
5 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Information Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (6.90%) CLAS Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Information Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) JSP
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
1 5 (17.24%) RMADS
2 4 (13.79%) CESG
3 2 (6.90%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Risk Management
2 9 (31.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2
3 8 (27.59%) Document Management
3 8 (27.59%) Requirements Management
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (27.59%) Change Control
4 7 (24.14%) Information Security
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) OWASP
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.90%) SOA
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.45%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (79.31%) Security Cleared
2 14 (48.28%) DV Cleared
3 10 (34.48%) CISSP
4 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
5 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 2 (6.90%) CEH
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (3.45%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) SSCP
8 1 (3.45%) CISA
8 1 (3.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.34%) JSP 440
3 2 (6.90%) ISO 9000
4 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) IBM
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft