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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 414 513 459
Rank change year-on-year
+99 -54
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 227 68 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 44 68
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£500 £525 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £656 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £475
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +15.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +60.00%

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 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 +110 205 £500 -4.76% 18
London +90 117 £550 +4.76% 10
South West +5 43 £500 -9.09% 1
City of London +40 22 £503 -8.54% 4
South East -2 20 £450 - 5
Scotland +7 16 £405 - 1
Devon - 15 £565 -
Edinburgh +11 13 £513 -
Plymouth - 12 £573 -
Somerset - 10 £448 -
Hampshire -17 9 £488 -16.66% 1
North West -5 8 £390 +30.00% 2
Wiltshire -4 7 £525 -
Gloucestershire -15 7 - -
Surrey - 7 £325 - 4
East Midlands - 5 £345 -
Manchester -5 4 £295 -
East of England -22 4 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Reading +17 3 £475 -13.63%
Berkshire +12 3 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands -14 3 - -
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Cheshire - 3 £575 -
Warrington - 3 £575 -
Glasgow - 3 £405 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Leeds - 3 £425 -
Cheltenham -15 1 - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 158 (38.92%) Security Cleared
2 108 (26.60%) Information Security
3 98 (24.14%) SC Cleared
4 91 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (21.67%) CESG
6 85 (20.94%) Risk Management
7 84 (20.69%) Management Information System
8 82 (20.20%) Project Management
9 81 (19.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 78 (19.21%) Data Protection
11 70 (17.24%) Data Protection Act
12 61 (15.02%) ITIL
13 60 (14.78%) CISSP
13 60 (14.78%) RMADS
14 57 (14.04%) Security Architecture
15 55 (13.55%) PRINCE2
16 49 (12.07%) CESG CLAS
17 48 (11.82%) Internet
17 48 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
18 45 (11.08%) Firewall
19 44 (10.84%) Finance
20 42 (10.34%) Oracle
21 39 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
21 39 (9.61%) Degree
22 37 (9.11%) Change Control
23 36 (8.87%) Microsoft
24 33 (8.13%) ISMS
25 32 (7.88%) Data Security
26 31 (7.64%) TOGAF
26 31 (7.64%) DV Cleared

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.71%) IIS
3 7 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.49%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.49%) JBoss
5 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (4.19%) MS Office
1 17 (4.19%) MS Visio
2 11 (2.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.23%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.20%) assyst
2 9 (2.22%) Summit
3 3 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.96%) IaaS
2 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.74%) SaaS
2 3 (0.74%) PaaS
3 2 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.82%) Internet
2 45 (11.08%) Firewall
3 30 (7.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 28 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.90%) Network Security
5 20 (4.93%) HTTP
6 19 (4.68%) DNS
7 16 (3.94%) WAN
8 15 (3.69%) VLAN
9 14 (3.45%) Intranet
10 13 (3.20%) VPN
10 13 (3.20%) HSRP
11 12 (2.96%) DMVPN
11 12 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (2.96%) MPLS
11 12 (2.96%) OSPF
11 12 (2.96%) BGP
12 11 (2.71%) HTTPS
12 11 (2.71%) IPsec
13 9 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.43%) Oracle Database
2 15 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.20%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.46%) DB2
5 9 (2.22%) MySQL
6 6 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.49%) DataStage
9 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Selenium
2 3 (0.74%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.74%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.49%) Subversion
3 2 (0.49%) Maven
3 2 (0.49%) Ant
3 2 (0.49%) JUnit
3 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.49%) Toad
3 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.25%) Sahi
4 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.25%) CasperJS
General
1 44 (10.84%) Finance
2 15 (3.69%) Legal
3 14 (3.45%) Law
4 13 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.48%) Local Government
7 5 (1.23%) Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.49%) Military
9 2 (0.49%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (24.63%) Architect
2 56 (13.79%) Consultant
3 53 (13.05%) Analyst
4 51 (12.56%) Security Architect
5 46 (11.33%) Project Manager
6 38 (9.36%) Information Architect
7 28 (6.90%) CLAS Consultant
8 27 (6.65%) Information Analyst
9 24 (5.91%) Security Consultant
10 23 (5.67%) Security Analyst
11 22 (5.42%) Security Specialist
12 20 (4.93%) Senior Manager
12 20 (4.93%) Designer
13 19 (4.68%) Information Specialist
13 19 (4.68%) Senior Project Manager
14 17 (4.19%) Information Security Analyst
14 17 (4.19%) Security Manager
14 17 (4.19%) Lead Architect
15 15 (3.69%) Information Manager
15 15 (3.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.19%) XML
2 13 (3.20%) Web Services
3 11 (2.71%) REST
4 9 (2.22%) SOAP
5 7 (1.72%) XSLT
5 7 (1.72%) JMS
5 7 (1.72%) WSDL
6 6 (1.48%) JSP
7 4 (0.99%) Middleware
8 3 (0.74%) HTML
8 3 (0.74%) CSS
9 2 (0.49%) DOM
9 2 (0.49%) Spring
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Axis
9 2 (0.49%) GWT
9 2 (0.49%) Smart GWT
9 2 (0.49%) MyBatis
10 1 (0.25%) WebKit
10 1 (0.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.25%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (21.67%) CESG
2 84 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 70 (17.24%) Data Protection Act
4 60 (14.78%) RMADS
5 49 (12.07%) CESG CLAS
6 48 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.96%) PKI
8 11 (2.71%) Freedom of Information Act
8 11 (2.71%) Data Integration
9 10 (2.46%) Reference Data
10 9 (2.22%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.72%) Replication
12 5 (1.23%) Open Source
13 4 (0.99%) Wiki
13 4 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.99%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.99%) Web 2.0
13 4 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.65%) Windows
2 14 (3.45%) Linux
3 10 (2.46%) UNIX
4 4 (0.99%) zOS
5 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (26.60%) Information Security
2 91 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (20.94%) Risk Management
4 82 (20.20%) Project Management
5 78 (19.21%) Data Protection
6 61 (15.02%) ITIL
7 57 (14.04%) Security Architecture
8 55 (13.55%) PRINCE2
9 39 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (9.11%) Change Control
11 33 (8.13%) ISMS
12 32 (7.88%) Data Security
13 31 (7.64%) TOGAF
14 29 (7.14%) Service Delivery
15 28 (6.90%) Cyber Security
16 25 (6.16%) Service Management
16 25 (6.16%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (5.91%) Security Testing
18 21 (5.17%) Migration
19 20 (4.93%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.40%) Java
2 24 (5.91%) SQL
3 11 (2.71%) C
4 4 (0.99%) C++
4 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.74%) C#
5 3 (0.74%) Delphi
6 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.49%) Ruby
6 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 158 (38.92%) Security Cleared
2 98 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 60 (14.78%) CISSP
4 39 (9.61%) Degree
5 31 (7.64%) DV Cleared
6 23 (5.67%) CEH
7 20 (4.93%) GIAC
8 16 (3.94%) CISM
9 13 (3.20%) MCSE
9 13 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (2.96%) CISA
11 8 (1.97%) ISEB
11 8 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (1.48%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.23%) CRISC
14 3 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.74%) CCNP
14 3 (0.74%) CCNA
14 3 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (19.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.40%) JSP 440
3 19 (4.68%) COBIT
4 9 (2.22%) GPG13
4 9 (2.22%) ISO 14001
4 9 (2.22%) ISO 9000
4 9 (2.22%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.48%) QA
5 6 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.99%) SLA
7 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.25%) WCAG
8 1 (0.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) XenApp
2 2 (0.49%) XenServer
2 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.25%) RACF
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (1.97%) SCCM
2 3 (0.74%) SCOM
2 3 (0.74%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (10.34%) Oracle
2 36 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.43%) Blue Coat
4 9 (2.22%) Cisco
5 8 (1.97%) TOWER Software
6 7 (1.72%) Casewise
7 6 (1.48%) F5
7 6 (1.48%) VMware
7 6 (1.48%) SAP
8 5 (1.23%) IBM
8 5 (1.23%) HP
9 3 (0.74%) Sun
9 3 (0.74%) Remedy
9 3 (0.74%) Juniper
9 3 (0.74%) BMC
10 2 (0.49%) Dell
10 2 (0.49%) Citrix
10 2 (0.49%) Mercator
10 2 (0.49%) Capita
10 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago