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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 107 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 35 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.67% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.86% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 15
Median daily rate £575 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £480 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £418 £444
% change year-on-year
+19.76% -5.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +27.92%
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 2429 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.05% 77.60% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1657 1582
Median daily rate £393 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 106 122
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Bristol +20 17 £575 +19.79% 3
Gloucestershire -2 14 £450 +5.88% 2
Wiltshire -3 3 £500 +25.00%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 54 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 40 (63.49%) DV Cleared
3 26 (41.27%) CLAS
4 25 (39.68%) CISSP
5 24 (38.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 22 (34.92%) C
6 22 (34.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (30.16%) Risk Management
7 19 (30.16%) Finance
7 19 (30.16%) Information Security
8 15 (23.81%) Document Management
8 15 (23.81%) PRINCE2
8 15 (23.81%) Requirements Management
8 15 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (23.81%) Change Control
9 14 (22.22%) Compliance Audit
10 11 (17.46%) RMADS
10 11 (17.46%) CESG
11 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
12 8 (12.70%) Project Management
12 8 (12.70%) JSP 440
12 8 (12.70%) IISP
13 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 7 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (9.52%) Firewall
14 6 (9.52%) IIS
14 6 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
15 5 (7.94%) Algorithms
15 5 (7.94%) Power BI
15 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 6 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) HTTP
3 1 (1.59%) Network Security
3 1 (1.59%) SSL
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) Power BI
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Retail
2 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Consultant
2 13 (20.63%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 9 (14.29%) Project Officer
4 7 (11.11%) CLAS Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Information Assurance Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Security Assurance Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Security Manager
6 5 (7.94%) Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) CISSP Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) Information Assurance Practitioner
6 5 (7.94%) Project Control Officer
6 5 (7.94%) Project Controller
6 5 (7.94%) Security Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Information Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Project Support Officer
7 4 (6.35%) Support Officer
8 3 (4.76%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Security Advisor
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) CESG
2 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.94%) Algorithms
4 4 (6.35%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.17%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.59%) PKI
6 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Information Security
1 19 (30.16%) Risk Management
2 15 (23.81%) Change Control
2 15 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 15 (23.81%) Document Management
2 15 (23.81%) PRINCE2
2 15 (23.81%) Requirements Management
3 14 (22.22%) Compliance Audit
4 8 (12.70%) Project Management
5 7 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.35%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.76%) Security Management
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
10 2 (3.17%) Information Security Management
10 2 (3.17%) ISMS
10 2 (3.17%) Quality Management
10 2 (3.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 40 (63.49%) DV Cleared
3 26 (41.27%) CLAS
4 25 (39.68%) CISSP
5 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
6 8 (12.70%) IISP
7 5 (7.94%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (3.17%) CISM
8 2 (3.17%) ISEB
8 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
8 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.59%) CEH
9 1 (1.59%) CISA
9 1 (1.59%) CISMP
9 1 (1.59%) Degree
9 1 (1.59%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.59%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 22 (34.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (17.46%) RMADS
4 8 (12.70%) JSP 440
5 3 (4.76%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft