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 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 129 126 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 12 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.28% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.38% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 22
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£400 £530 £412
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% +28.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £526 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £586 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -
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
2319 2099 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.71% 74.25% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1276 1095
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 £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 87 72
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.31 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 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 5 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
Devon +1 4 £375 -28.57% 1
Bristol -6 3 £450 -20.35%
Gloucestershire -11 3 - - 3
Avon - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 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 24 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 13 (36.11%) DV Cleared
5 12 (33.33%) CISSP
6 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
7 9 (25.00%) Information Security
7 9 (25.00%) Data Security
8 8 (22.22%) Security Architecture
9 7 (19.44%) C
9 7 (19.44%) PRINCE2
9 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 6 (16.67%) Requirements Management
10 6 (16.67%) RMADS
10 6 (16.67%) Document Management
10 6 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (16.67%) Change Control
11 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (13.89%) Degree
12 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
12 4 (11.11%) CESG
12 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (11.11%) Internet
12 4 (11.11%) Data Governance
13 3 (8.33%) ITIL
13 3 (8.33%) ISO 14001
13 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001
13 3 (8.33%) JSP

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

For the 6 months to 5 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 2 (5.56%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Architect
2 13 (36.11%) Security Architect
3 8 (22.22%) Information Architect
4 7 (19.44%) Project Support Officer
4 7 (19.44%) Project Officer
5 6 (16.67%) Lead Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Consultant
5 6 (16.67%) Lead Security Architect
6 4 (11.11%) IT Security Auditor
6 4 (11.11%) Auditor
6 4 (11.11%) IT Auditor
6 4 (11.11%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) CLAS Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) CLAS Security Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Information Assurance Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Information Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) JSP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 6 (16.67%) RMADS
2 4 (11.11%) CESG
3 2 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (25.00%) Information Security
2 9 (25.00%) Data Security
3 8 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 7 (19.44%) PRINCE2
4 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 6 (16.67%) Document Management
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.67%) Change Control
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.11%) Data Governance
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (5.56%) CRM
8 2 (5.56%) SOA
8 2 (5.56%) OWASP
8 2 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
9 1 (2.78%) Product Management
9 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (36.11%) DV Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) CISSP
4 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (13.89%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) CEH
6 2 (5.56%) SSCP
6 2 (5.56%) VCP4
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.78%) CISA
7 1 (2.78%) CISM
7 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
3 3 (8.33%) ISO 14001
3 3 (8.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (5.56%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) IBM