The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills 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 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 520 416 496
Rank change year-on-year
-104 +80
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 100 198 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.36% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.48% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 137 42
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £346 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £488 £445
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +9.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 1
Average hourly rate £51.17 £40.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.92% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £40.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+27.92% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Assurance
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Information Assurance Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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 -109 83 £475 -7.76% 35
London -53 41 £530 -3.63% 20
South West -33 15 £418 -15.65% 3
Gloucestershire +10 13 £425 -5.55% 2
Scotland -18 9 £330 -22.35%
South East -22 7 £500 - 6
West Midlands +5 6 £288 -52.08%
East Midlands +4 6 £450 -
North West -25 6 £588 +125.96%
Glasgow +3 5 £345 -1.42%
City of London -24 5 £650 +16.07% 6
Edinburgh -14 4 £280 -51.30%
Warwickshire - 4 £288 -
Surrey - 4 £468 - 2
Berkshire +6 3 £500 - 1
Leeds -23 3 £700 +64.70% 2
Yorkshire -25 3 £700 +64.70% 2
West Yorkshire -26 3 £700 +64.70% 2
Birmingham +3 2 - -
Liverpool -7 2 £475 +82.69%
Manchester -7 2 £228 -12.50%
Bristol -10 2 £370 -28.84% 1
Merseyside -10 2 £475 +82.69%
Cheshire - 2 £700 -
Lancashire - 2 £700 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £700 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £700 -
North East - 2 £700 -
Derbyshire - 2 £451 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 74 (29.84%) Security Cleared
2 70 (28.23%) Security Testing
3 65 (26.21%) Software Testing
4 58 (23.39%) Finance
5 53 (21.37%) Management Information System
6 49 (19.76%) Information Security
7 45 (18.15%) Risk Management
8 44 (17.74%) SC Cleared
9 41 (16.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 38 (15.32%) CISSP
11 35 (14.11%) ITIL
11 35 (14.11%) RMADS
12 32 (12.90%) DV Cleared
12 32 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (11.29%) HP
14 27 (10.89%) C
14 27 (10.89%) CESG
15 25 (10.08%) PRINCE2
15 25 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (9.68%) Security Architecture
17 23 (9.27%) Service Delivery
17 23 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (8.87%) Project Management
18 22 (8.87%) Cisco
18 22 (8.87%) Degree
19 21 (8.47%) Cyber Security
20 20 (8.06%) Microsoft
21 18 (7.26%) Legal
21 18 (7.26%) Data Protection

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.61%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.02%) SaaS
3 2 (0.81%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.44%) Network Security
2 10 (4.03%) Firewall
3 7 (2.82%) Internet
3 7 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.42%) DNS
4 6 (2.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.02%) HTTP
5 5 (2.02%) SAN
5 5 (2.02%) DHCP
6 4 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.21%) VLAN
8 2 (0.81%) Wireless
8 2 (0.81%) WAN
8 2 (0.81%) LAN
8 2 (0.81%) SMS
8 2 (0.81%) SSL
9 1 (0.40%) Intranet
9 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.40%) VPN
9 1 (0.40%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.61%) MySQL
4 4 (1.61%) Big Data
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.81%) DB2
7 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Selenium
2 4 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.61%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.81%) Maven
4 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.81%) JUnit
4 2 (0.81%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.40%) JMeter
5 1 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.40%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.40%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.40%) Behat
5 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.40%) NCrunch
General
1 58 (23.39%) Finance
2 18 (7.26%) Legal
3 11 (4.44%) Retail
4 9 (3.63%) Banking
5 8 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.81%) German Language
8 2 (0.81%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (12.50%) Architect
2 28 (11.29%) Analyst
3 24 (9.68%) Consultant
4 23 (9.27%) Security Architect
5 20 (8.06%) Test Analyst
6 18 (7.26%) Security Manager
7 17 (6.85%) Coordinator
8 14 (5.65%) Information Manager
9 11 (4.44%) Senior Manager
10 10 (4.03%) Developer
10 10 (4.03%) Information Security Manager
10 10 (4.03%) Project Officer
11 9 (3.63%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 9 (3.63%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.63%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.63%) Security Consultant
12 8 (3.23%) Service Manager
12 8 (3.23%) Network Manager
12 8 (3.23%) Head of Security
13 7 (2.82%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.44%) JSP
2 9 (3.63%) .NET
3 6 (2.42%) Web Services
4 4 (1.61%) HTML
4 4 (1.61%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.21%) Velocity
5 3 (1.21%) CSS
5 3 (1.21%) XML
5 3 (1.21%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.81%) XSLT
6 2 (0.81%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.40%) Drush
7 1 (0.40%) LAMP
7 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.40%) Symfony
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.40%) HTML5
7 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.37%) Management Information System
2 35 (14.11%) RMADS
3 27 (10.89%) CESG
4 24 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.65%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.44%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (3.63%) EPoS
7 9 (3.63%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (3.23%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.02%) PKI
10 4 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.21%) NHS
12 2 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.81%) Equities
12 2 (0.81%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.81%) Statistics
12 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.81%) HP Storage
13 1 (0.40%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.44%) Windows
2 5 (2.02%) UNIX
3 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.21%) Solaris
3 3 (1.21%) Linux
4 1 (0.40%) Android
4 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (28.23%) Security Testing
2 65 (26.21%) Software Testing
3 49 (19.76%) Information Security
4 45 (18.15%) Risk Management
5 35 (14.11%) ITIL
6 32 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (10.08%) PRINCE2
7 25 (10.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 24 (9.68%) Security Architecture
9 23 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (9.27%) Service Delivery
10 22 (8.87%) Project Management
11 21 (8.47%) Cyber Security
12 18 (7.26%) Data Protection
12 18 (7.26%) Performance Management
12 18 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (6.05%) Programme Management
13 15 (6.05%) Migration
14 13 (5.24%) TOGAF
14 13 (5.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.89%) C
2 13 (5.24%) SQL
3 12 (4.84%) C#
4 6 (2.42%) Java
5 5 (2.02%) PHP
6 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) Perl
9 1 (0.40%) Python
9 1 (0.40%) Tcl
9 1 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) XPath
9 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (29.84%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.74%) SC Cleared
3 38 (15.32%) CISSP
4 32 (12.90%) DV Cleared
5 22 (8.87%) Degree
6 17 (6.85%) CISA
7 16 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (6.05%) CCNA
9 13 (5.24%) CISM
10 11 (4.44%) CCNP
11 8 (3.23%) ISTQB
12 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.82%) ISEB
12 7 (2.82%) MCSE
13 5 (2.02%) MCSA
13 5 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.02%) CISMP
13 5 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (16.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (6.85%) JSP 440
3 10 (4.03%) SLA
3 10 (4.03%) COBIT
4 4 (1.61%) QA
5 3 (1.21%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) ISA Server
2 3 (1.21%) vSphere
3 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.81%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.81%) Puppet
3 2 (0.81%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Salt
4 1 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.40%) Netcool
4 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 28 (11.29%) HP
2 22 (8.87%) Cisco
3 20 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.03%) Oracle
5 9 (3.63%) BMC
6 8 (3.23%) VMware
6 8 (3.23%) NetScout
7 7 (2.82%) F5
7 7 (2.82%) Citrix
8 6 (2.42%) NetApp
9 5 (2.02%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.61%) Symantec
10 4 (1.61%) SAP
11 2 (0.81%) IBM
11 2 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.81%) Reuters
11 2 (0.81%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.81%) McAfee
11 2 (0.81%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.40%) Facebook
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Posted: Yesterday
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