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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 383 513 477
Rank change year-on-year
+130 -36
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 247 61 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 32 80
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£520 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £677 £620 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £550 £481
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £51.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £59.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.81% +120.00%

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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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 +135 220 £520 +15.55% 24
London +98 129 £550 +27.16% 4
South West +8 51 £500 -2.43% 6
City of London +42 28 £553 +15.20% 1
Scotland - 19 £500 -
Somerset +4 17 £495 -
South East +4 14 £380 -35.04% 6
Edinburgh - 14 £575 -
Taunton -4 11 £448 -
Hampshire -1 10 £500 -14.52% 1
Wiltshire -8 10 £538 -
Yorkshire +11 7 £425 - 1
North West +3 7 £565 +88.33% 2
West Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Devon - 6 £355 - 3
Glasgow - 5 £350 -
West Midlands -5 4 £600 +9.09% 1
Leeds - 4 £425 -
East Midlands - 4 £370 - 1
Gloucestershire -21 3 - - 2
East of England -24 3 - - 2
Cheshire - 3 £575 -
Warrington - 3 £575 -
Birmingham -1 2 £600 +9.09% 1
South Wales -9 2 £425 -5.55%
Gloucester -10 2 - - 2
Wales -17 2 £425 -5.55%
Ipswich - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 - - 2

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 160 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 104 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 101 (26.86%) Information Security
4 88 (23.40%) CESG
5 84 (22.34%) Management Information System
6 83 (22.07%) Project Management
7 78 (20.74%) Risk Management
8 67 (17.82%) Data Protection
9 64 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
10 63 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 60 (15.96%) RMADS
12 48 (12.77%) PRINCE2
12 48 (12.77%) CESG CLAS
13 47 (12.50%) Finance
13 47 (12.50%) ITIL
14 43 (11.44%) CISSP
15 41 (10.90%) Internet
16 39 (10.37%) Security Architecture
17 38 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
18 37 (9.84%) Change Control
19 35 (9.31%) Microsoft
20 34 (9.04%) Oracle
21 33 (8.78%) Firewall
22 32 (8.51%) JSP 440
23 31 (8.24%) Degree
24 29 (7.71%) TOGAF
25 26 (6.91%) DV Cleared
26 25 (6.65%) Cyber Security
26 25 (6.65%) Service Delivery

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 13 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.33%) IIS
4 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.53%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.27%) SAS
5 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (3.19%) MS Office
1 12 (3.19%) MS Visio
2 8 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.60%) MS Project
4 5 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (2.93%) assyst
2 6 (1.60%) Summit
3 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.13%) IaaS
2 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.90%) Internet
2 33 (8.78%) Firewall
3 22 (5.85%) Network Security
4 19 (5.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.72%) DNS
6 13 (3.46%) HTTP
7 12 (3.19%) Intranet
7 12 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.39%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (2.39%) WAN
9 8 (2.13%) VLAN
10 7 (1.86%) SSL
11 6 (1.60%) 4G
11 6 (1.60%) HSRP
11 6 (1.60%) DHCP
11 6 (1.60%) VPN
12 5 (1.33%) MPLS
12 5 (1.33%) OSPF
12 5 (1.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.52%) Oracle Database
2 13 (3.46%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.19%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.39%) DB2
5 8 (2.13%) MySQL
6 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.53%) DataStage
7 2 (0.53%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.53%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Selenium
2 2 (0.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.53%) JIRA
3 1 (0.27%) WATIR
3 1 (0.27%) Subversion
3 1 (0.27%) Maven
3 1 (0.27%) Ant
3 1 (0.27%) JUnit
3 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.27%) Sahi
3 1 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (12.50%) Finance
2 11 (2.93%) Law
2 11 (2.93%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.39%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.60%) Electronics
4 6 (1.60%) Military
5 4 (1.06%) Banking
5 4 (1.06%) Legal
6 3 (0.80%) Local Government
6 3 (0.80%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (19.41%) Architect
2 61 (16.22%) Consultant
3 46 (12.23%) Project Manager
4 45 (11.97%) Analyst
5 31 (8.24%) CLAS Consultant
6 27 (7.18%) Information Architect
6 27 (7.18%) Security Architect
7 24 (6.38%) Security Consultant
8 23 (6.12%) Security Specialist
9 22 (5.85%) Senior Manager
10 21 (5.59%) Senior Project Manager
11 20 (5.32%) Information Analyst
11 20 (5.32%) Security Manager
12 19 (5.05%) Designer
12 19 (5.05%) Security Analyst
13 14 (3.72%) Information Manager
14 13 (3.46%) Technical Architect
15 12 (3.19%) Information Specialist
16 11 (2.93%) Information Security Architect
16 11 (2.93%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.52%) Web Services
1 17 (4.52%) XML
2 12 (3.19%) REST
3 10 (2.66%) JSP
3 10 (2.66%) SOAP
4 7 (1.86%) XSLT
4 7 (1.86%) JMS
4 7 (1.86%) WSDL
5 4 (1.06%) Middleware
6 2 (0.53%) JSON
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Axis
7 1 (0.27%) GWT
7 1 (0.27%) Smart GWT
7 1 (0.27%) MyBatis
7 1 (0.27%) DOM
7 1 (0.27%) Spring
7 1 (0.27%) HTML
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (23.40%) CESG
2 84 (22.34%) Management Information System
3 64 (17.02%) Data Protection Act
4 60 (15.96%) RMADS
5 48 (12.77%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.66%) Data Integration
8 9 (2.39%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.86%) Replication
10 6 (1.60%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.33%) PKI
12 4 (1.06%) Web 2.0
12 4 (1.06%) Wiki
13 3 (0.80%) Open Source
13 3 (0.80%) Physics
13 3 (0.80%) Statistics
14 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.53%) PDA
14 2 (0.53%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.52%) Windows
2 5 (1.33%) Linux
3 4 (1.06%) UNIX
4 3 (0.80%) zOS
4 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (26.86%) Information Security
2 83 (22.07%) Project Management
3 78 (20.74%) Risk Management
4 67 (17.82%) Data Protection
5 48 (12.77%) PRINCE2
6 47 (12.50%) ITIL
7 39 (10.37%) Security Architecture
8 38 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (9.84%) Change Control
10 29 (7.71%) TOGAF
11 25 (6.65%) Service Delivery
11 25 (6.65%) Cyber Security
12 23 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (5.85%) Security Testing
14 21 (5.59%) ISMS
15 20 (5.32%) Migration
15 20 (5.32%) Service Management
16 19 (5.05%) Data Security
17 17 (4.52%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.38%) Java
2 20 (5.32%) SQL
3 13 (3.46%) C
4 6 (1.60%) C++
5 2 (0.53%) C#
5 2 (0.53%) Python
5 2 (0.53%) Delphi
6 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.27%) Ruby
6 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 160 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 104 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 43 (11.44%) CISSP
4 31 (8.24%) Degree
5 26 (6.91%) DV Cleared
6 19 (5.05%) CEH
7 13 (3.46%) GIAC
8 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.93%) MCSE
9 6 (1.60%) HND
9 6 (1.60%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.33%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.33%) CCNP
10 5 (1.33%) CCNA
10 5 (1.33%) ISEB
11 4 (1.06%) CISA
11 4 (1.06%) CISM
12 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (8.51%) JSP 440
3 12 (3.19%) COBIT
4 9 (2.39%) GPG13
5 8 (2.13%) QA
6 7 (1.86%) ISO 9000
6 7 (1.86%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.60%) ISO 14001
8 4 (1.06%) SLA
8 4 (1.06%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.27%) WCAG
10 1 (0.27%) BS7799
10 1 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) XenApp
2 2 (0.53%) XenServer
2 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.27%) RACF
3 1 (0.27%) Snort
3 1 (0.27%) Nmap
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.39%) SCCM
2 4 (1.06%) SCOM
3 3 (0.80%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 35 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.04%) Oracle
3 14 (3.72%) Blue Coat
4 12 (3.19%) Cisco
5 10 (2.66%) TOWER Software
6 9 (2.39%) F5
7 7 (1.86%) Casewise
8 6 (1.60%) VMware
9 5 (1.33%) Juniper
9 5 (1.33%) HP
10 3 (0.80%) IBM
10 3 (0.80%) SAP
10 3 (0.80%) BMC
10 3 (0.80%) Remedy
11 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.53%) Mercator
11 2 (0.53%) Dell
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix
11 2 (0.53%) Sun
11 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds
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