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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance Specialist
Rank 595 574 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs requiring an Information Assurance Specialist 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.015% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.016% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£503 £620 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.87% -
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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
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
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) CISA
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 3 (100.00%) Security Management
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) ISACA
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) Online Games
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) JSP 440
3 1 (33.33%) CESG
3 1 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (33.33%) RMADS
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) IIS

Information Assurance Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Online Games
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) CESG
2 1 (33.33%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (33.33%) RMADS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security Management
1 3 (100.00%) Security Management
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) IT Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) ISACA
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA