The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 99 81 112
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +31
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 42 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 1.36% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.92% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 6
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£495 £440 £506
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £361 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £495 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £445 £494
% change year-on-year
+6.17% -9.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +100.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2219 1510 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.61% 70.86% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 979 1290
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Information Assurance
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Somerset -11 14 £495 +22.22% 3
Bristol -12 9 £520 +48.57% 3
Devon -8 8 £355 -
Wiltshire -11 5 - -
Gloucestershire -17 3 £450 -7.69% 1
Information Assurance
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Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 45 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 38 (57.58%) Risk Management
3 35 (53.03%) Information Security
4 31 (46.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (40.91%) RMADS
5 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
6 23 (34.85%) Management Information System
7 22 (33.33%) CESG
8 18 (27.27%) CISSP
9 14 (21.21%) CESG CLAS
9 14 (21.21%) JSP 440
10 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
11 10 (15.15%) Project Management
11 10 (15.15%) JSP
12 9 (13.64%) TOGAF
12 9 (13.64%) Migration
13 8 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
14 7 (10.61%) Replication
14 7 (10.61%) Validation
14 7 (10.61%) Reference Data
14 7 (10.61%) Information Architecture
15 6 (9.09%) IaaS
15 6 (9.09%) Casewise
15 6 (9.09%) ITIL
15 6 (9.09%) MySQL
15 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
15 6 (9.09%) Data Modelling
15 6 (9.09%) SOA
15 6 (9.09%) ISO 9000
15 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.58%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Summit
2 1 (1.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) IaaS
2 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Consultant
2 16 (24.24%) Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 10 (15.15%) CLAS Consultant
5 9 (13.64%) Security Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Coordinator
6 7 (10.61%) Architect
7 6 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 6 (9.09%) Information Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Information Assurance Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Solutions Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Security Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Information Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Lead Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Lead Security Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 3 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Security Manager
11 2 (3.03%) Information Manager
11 2 (3.03%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) JSP
2 5 (7.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.91%) RMADS
2 23 (34.85%) Management Information System
3 22 (33.33%) CESG
4 14 (21.21%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (10.61%) Replication
5 7 (10.61%) Reference Data
6 4 (6.06%) Wiki
6 4 (6.06%) Web 2.0
7 2 (3.03%) CMDB
8 1 (1.52%) GIS
8 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Risk Management
2 35 (53.03%) Information Security
3 10 (15.15%) Project Management
4 9 (13.64%) Migration
4 9 (13.64%) TOGAF
5 8 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (10.61%) Validation
6 7 (10.61%) Information Architecture
7 6 (9.09%) ITIL
7 6 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 6 (9.09%) SOA
8 5 (7.58%) OWASP
9 4 (6.06%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.06%) Information Management
9 4 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
9 4 (6.06%) Data Security
9 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.06%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 18 (27.27%) CISSP
4 12 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) CEH
6 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.52%) Degree
7 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (46.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (21.21%) JSP 440
3 6 (9.09%) ISO 9000
4 5 (7.58%) ISO 9001
4 5 (7.58%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Nmap
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Casewise
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
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