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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 109 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 29 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 0.54% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.70% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 11
Median daily rate £450 £450 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £297 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £510
% change year-on-year
-5.32% -17.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £47.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+27.70% +41.48%
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
2272 2434 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.18% 77.86% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1483 1577 1606
Median daily rate £388 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 98 112
Median hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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
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 2 May 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
Gloucestershire +22 24 £450 - 16
Wiltshire 0 3 £485 +63.29%
Bristol -5 2 £428 -10.93%
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 57 (96.61%) Security Cleared
2 49 (83.05%) DV Cleared
3 30 (50.85%) C
4 29 (49.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 28 (47.46%) CISSP
6 26 (44.07%) Risk Management
7 21 (35.59%) CLAS
7 21 (35.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (33.90%) Finance
9 17 (28.81%) Document Management
9 17 (28.81%) Requirements Management
9 17 (28.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (28.81%) Change Control
10 16 (27.12%) PRINCE2
11 15 (25.42%) Management Information System
11 15 (25.42%) Compliance Audit
12 13 (22.03%) Information Security
13 12 (20.34%) RMADS
13 12 (20.34%) JSP 440
14 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
15 10 (16.95%) IISP
15 10 (16.95%) Firewall
15 10 (16.95%) IIS
16 7 (11.86%) Risk Assessment
16 7 (11.86%) CESG
16 7 (11.86%) Project Management
16 7 (11.86%) Internet
16 7 (11.86%) CESG Certified Professional
16 7 (11.86%) Algorithms
17 6 (10.17%) Spreadsheet

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 10 (16.95%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Firewall
2 7 (11.86%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) HTTP
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Consultant
2 13 (22.03%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 9 (15.25%) Security Consultant
4 8 (13.56%) Project Officer
5 7 (11.86%) Information Assurance Practitioner
5 7 (11.86%) Project Controller
6 6 (10.17%) CISSP Consultant
6 6 (10.17%) Information Assurance Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Information Security Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Project Support Officer
6 6 (10.17%) Security Assurance Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Security Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (6.78%) Information Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Analyst
9 2 (3.39%) Project Control Officer
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Senior Security Consultant
10 1 (1.69%) Hardware Design Engineer
10 1 (1.69%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.86%) Algorithms
2 7 (11.86%) CESG
3 3 (5.08%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.69%) PMI
4 1 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Verilog
4 1 (1.69%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Risk Management
2 17 (28.81%) Change Control
2 17 (28.81%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (28.81%) Document Management
2 17 (28.81%) Requirements Management
3 16 (27.12%) PRINCE2
4 15 (25.42%) Compliance Audit
5 13 (22.03%) Information Security
6 7 (11.86%) Project Management
6 7 (11.86%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.78%) Data Protection
8 4 (6.78%) QMS
8 4 (6.78%) Quality Management
9 3 (5.08%) ITSM
9 3 (5.08%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (5.08%) Security Testing
10 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.39%) ISMS
11 1 (1.69%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) C
2 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 57 (96.61%) Security Cleared
2 49 (83.05%) DV Cleared
3 28 (47.46%) CISSP
4 21 (35.59%) CLAS
5 11 (18.64%) SC Cleared
6 10 (16.95%) IISP
7 7 (11.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (8.47%) CISM
9 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (5.08%) Degree
11 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (1.69%) CEH
12 1 (1.69%) CISA
12 1 (1.69%) HNC
12 1 (1.69%) HND
12 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (1.69%) MAPM
12 1 (1.69%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (49.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 21 (35.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (20.34%) JSP 440
3 12 (20.34%) RMADS
4 2 (3.39%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.69%) Capita