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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 105 108 124
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 41 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.24% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.33% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 1 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £550 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £525 £488
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +48.14%
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
2430 1509 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.28% 70.58% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1005 1208
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 89 150
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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
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 22 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Devon - 14 £565 -
Somerset - 10 £448 -
Wiltshire -7 7 £525 -
Gloucestershire -12 6 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Cornwall - - - -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 47 (58.75%) Security Cleared
2 34 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (36.25%) Risk Management
4 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
4 23 (28.75%) CISSP
4 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
5 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (23.75%) Information Security
6 19 (23.75%) RMADS
7 17 (21.25%) Project Management
7 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
8 16 (20.00%) CESG
9 15 (18.75%) TOGAF
10 12 (15.00%) Data Security
11 11 (13.75%) ITIL
11 11 (13.75%) Migration
12 10 (12.50%) Finance
12 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
13 9 (11.25%) SOA
13 9 (11.25%) ISO 9000
13 9 (11.25%) JSP 440
13 9 (11.25%) Requirements Management
13 9 (11.25%) Security Architecture
13 9 (11.25%) IaaS
13 9 (11.25%) Change Control
14 8 (10.00%) Information Architecture
14 8 (10.00%) OWASP
14 8 (10.00%) Reference Data
14 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
14 8 (10.00%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) IaaS
2 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.25%) SaaS
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.25%) HTTP
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) Intranet
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MySQL
2 3 (3.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Architect
2 15 (18.75%) Security Architect
2 15 (18.75%) Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Project Manager
4 11 (13.75%) Information Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Lead Security Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Lead Architect
5 8 (10.00%) Information Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Security Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Coordinator
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Solutions Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Designer
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Project Support Officer
9 3 (3.75%) Project Officer
9 3 (3.75%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) JSP
2 3 (3.75%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) JMS
3 1 (1.25%) WSDL
3 1 (1.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Management Information System
2 19 (23.75%) RMADS
3 16 (20.00%) CESG
4 8 (10.00%) Reference Data
5 7 (8.75%) Replication
6 6 (7.50%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (5.00%) Web 2.0
7 4 (5.00%) Wiki
7 4 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (5.00%) Mainframe
8 3 (3.75%) Data Integration
8 3 (3.75%) Open Source
9 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.25%) GIS
10 1 (1.25%) CMDB
10 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) UNIX
1 3 (3.75%) Windows
1 3 (3.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Risk Management
2 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.75%) Information Security
4 17 (21.25%) Project Management
5 15 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 12 (15.00%) Data Security
7 11 (13.75%) ITIL
7 11 (13.75%) Migration
8 9 (11.25%) SOA
8 9 (11.25%) Requirements Management
8 9 (11.25%) Security Architecture
8 9 (11.25%) Change Control
9 8 (10.00%) Information Architecture
9 8 (10.00%) OWASP
9 8 (10.00%) Validation
9 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.50%) Service Management
11 5 (6.25%) ITSM
11 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) C
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) Java
4 3 (3.75%) C#
4 3 (3.75%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 47 (58.75%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.75%) CISSP
2 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
3 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) CEH
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.25%) SSCP
7 1 (1.25%) CISA
7 1 (1.25%) CISM
7 1 (1.25%) MOS
7 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.25%) ISO 9000
2 9 (11.25%) JSP 440
3 7 (8.75%) ISO 9001
3 7 (8.75%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Casewise
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) SAP
3 4 (5.00%) IBM
4 3 (3.75%) Sun
5 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds