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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 128 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 19 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.21% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.30% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £550 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £430
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.51%
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
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -14 6 £500 -9.09% 2
Devon - 6 £398 -
Bristol - 4 £425 - 1
Cornwall - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 49 (60.49%) Security Cleared
2 32 (39.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (38.27%) Risk Management
4 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 23 (28.40%) Management Information System
6 22 (27.16%) CISSP
7 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (24.69%) DV Cleared
9 19 (23.46%) RMADS
10 18 (22.22%) Information Security
11 16 (19.75%) CESG
12 15 (18.52%) TOGAF
13 14 (17.28%) Project Management
14 13 (16.05%) Data Security
15 11 (13.58%) ITIL
15 11 (13.58%) Migration
15 11 (13.58%) Security Architecture
16 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
17 9 (11.11%) Finance
17 9 (11.11%) SOA
17 9 (11.11%) ISO 9000
17 9 (11.11%) JSP 440
17 9 (11.11%) IaaS
18 8 (9.88%) Information Architecture
18 8 (9.88%) Change Control
18 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 8 (9.88%) CEH
18 8 (9.88%) OWASP
18 8 (9.88%) Reference Data
18 8 (9.88%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.47%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) IaaS
2 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) MySQL
2 3 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (32.10%) Architect
2 18 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 13 (16.05%) Information Architect
4 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
4 10 (12.35%) Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Lead Architect
4 10 (12.35%) Lead Security Architect
5 9 (11.11%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Information Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Project Support Officer
7 5 (6.17%) Designer
7 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (6.17%) Project Officer
7 5 (6.17%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.94%) Auditor
8 4 (4.94%) IT Security Auditor
8 4 (4.94%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) IT Auditor
8 4 (4.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) JSP
2 3 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.23%) XML
3 1 (1.23%) JMS
3 1 (1.23%) WSDL
3 1 (1.23%) REST
3 1 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.40%) Management Information System
2 19 (23.46%) RMADS
3 16 (19.75%) CESG
4 8 (9.88%) Reference Data
5 7 (8.64%) Replication
6 6 (7.41%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (4.94%) Web 2.0
7 4 (4.94%) Mainframe
7 4 (4.94%) Wiki
7 4 (4.94%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (3.70%) Data Integration
8 3 (3.70%) Open Source
9 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) UNIX
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
1 3 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.27%) Risk Management
2 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (22.22%) Information Security
4 15 (18.52%) TOGAF
5 14 (17.28%) Project Management
6 13 (16.05%) Data Security
7 11 (13.58%) ITIL
7 11 (13.58%) Migration
7 11 (13.58%) Security Architecture
8 9 (11.11%) SOA
9 8 (9.88%) Data Modelling
9 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.88%) Validation
9 8 (9.88%) Information Architecture
9 8 (9.88%) OWASP
9 8 (9.88%) Change Control
9 8 (9.88%) Requirements Management
10 6 (7.41%) Service Management
10 6 (7.41%) PRINCE2
11 5 (6.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) C
2 5 (6.17%) SQL
3 4 (4.94%) Java
4 3 (3.70%) C#
4 3 (3.70%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 49 (60.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (27.16%) CISSP
4 20 (24.69%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.88%) CEH
5 8 (9.88%) Degree
6 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.47%) SSCP
7 2 (2.47%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) CISA
8 1 (1.23%) CISM
8 1 (1.23%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (39.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.11%) JSP 440
2 9 (11.11%) ISO 9000
3 4 (4.94%) ISO 9001
3 4 (4.94%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (8.64%) Casewise
2 4 (4.94%) IBM
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) SAP
3 3 (3.70%) Sun
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