The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 31 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.88% - 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% - 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £525 £436
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.98% +6.81%
Information Assurance
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
169 144 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 74.78% 72.73% 69.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 84 125
Average daily rate £438 £351 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% -17.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £36.00 £15.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% +134.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance across the Suffolk region.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 4 (100.00%) Project Management
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) CRISC
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CISA
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Electronics
2 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (50.00%) GIAC
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Information Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Java Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
2 2 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) CRISC
2 2 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CISA
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) GIAC