The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Assurance Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance Specialist
Rank 616 565 -
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -
Contract jobs requiring an Information Assurance Specialist 7 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.019% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £645 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Information Assurance Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Assurance Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Assurance Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Assurance Specialist within the UK.

Information Assurance Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Assurance Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Information Assurance Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Assurance Specialist
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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
England -32 7 £650 +0.77%
Plymouth - - - -
Devon - - - -
South West - - - -

Information Assurance Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Assurance Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Assurance Specialist in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Information Assurance
3 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (55.56%) ISMS
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (33.33%) RMADS
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (33.33%) Local Government
5 3 (33.33%) CESG
5 3 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 3 (33.33%) Security Management
5 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (33.33%) Legal
5 3 (33.33%) CISSP
5 3 (33.33%) CISA
6 2 (22.22%) Postgraduate
6 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (22.22%) Games
6 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Online Games
6 2 (22.22%) Time Management
6 2 (22.22%) Degree

Information Assurance Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Assurance Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Assurance Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Local Government
2 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) Games
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) RMADS
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information Act
1 3 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (33.33%) CESG
1 3 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Information Assurance
3 5 (55.56%) ISMS
4 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 3 (33.33%) Security Management
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) CISA
4 2 (22.22%) Postgraduate
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) ISACA
5 1 (11.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) JSP 440
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) CA