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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 448 512 462
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -50
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 162 66 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 41 59
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£500 £525 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £663 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £525 £436
% change year-on-year
-8.09% +20.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.98% +6.81%

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
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 +70 149 £500 -4.76% 20
London +47 86 £500 -4.76% 5
South West -9 27 £540 -1.81% 3
South East -5 19 £475 +13.43% 7
City of London +8 16 £475 +26.66%
Devon - 14 £573 -
Plymouth - 13 £580 -
Scotland -5 8 £410 +241.66%
Hampshire -14 8 £500 -
Gloucestershire -11 7 - - 3
Surrey - 6 £413 - 3
Reading +22 5 £375 -31.81%
Berkshire +6 5 £375 -16.66% 4
Edinburgh -7 5 £513 +327.08%
North West -6 4 £364 -16.85% 1
West Midlands -10 3 £525 -4.54%
Yorkshire - 3 £420 -
East of England - 3 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £345 - 3
Somerset - 3 £463 -
Glasgow - 3 £410 -
Manchester -10 2 £295 -
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Cumbria 0 1 £500 +66.66%
Cheltenham -14 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Leatherhead - 1 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 156 (37.96%) Security Cleared
2 116 (28.22%) Information Security
3 98 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (22.87%) SC Cleared
5 91 (22.14%) Management Information System
6 89 (21.65%) Data Protection
6 89 (21.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 87 (21.17%) CESG
8 86 (20.92%) Risk Management
9 81 (19.71%) Project Management
9 81 (19.71%) Data Protection Act
10 74 (18.00%) ITIL
11 69 (16.79%) CISSP
12 65 (15.82%) RMADS
13 63 (15.33%) Security Architecture
13 63 (15.33%) PRINCE2
14 47 (11.44%) Internet
14 47 (11.44%) CESG CLAS
15 46 (11.19%) Finance
16 45 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (10.46%) Firewall
19 39 (9.49%) Oracle
19 39 (9.49%) Change Control
20 38 (9.25%) Degree
21 36 (8.76%) Microsoft
22 35 (8.52%) Data Security
22 35 (8.52%) TOGAF
23 34 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
24 33 (8.03%) ISMS

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.68%) IIS
3 7 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.73%) 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%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.24%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (4.14%) MS Office
1 17 (4.14%) MS Visio
2 12 (2.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.73%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (3.16%) assyst
2 8 (1.95%) Summit
3 3 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.41%) IaaS
2 5 (1.22%) SaaS
2 5 (1.22%) PaaS
3 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.44%) Internet
2 43 (10.46%) Firewall
3 34 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 31 (7.54%) Network Security
5 28 (6.81%) TCP/IP
6 20 (4.87%) HTTP
7 16 (3.89%) DNS
8 15 (3.65%) WAN
9 14 (3.41%) VLAN
10 13 (3.16%) Intranet
10 13 (3.16%) VPN
10 13 (3.16%) HSRP
11 12 (2.92%) DMVPN
11 12 (2.92%) MPLS
11 12 (2.92%) OSPF
11 12 (2.92%) BGP
12 11 (2.68%) HTTPS
12 11 (2.68%) IPsec
13 10 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (2.19%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.38%) Oracle Database
2 12 (2.92%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.43%) DB2
4 9 (2.19%) MySQL
5 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.49%) DataStage
7 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.46%) Selenium
2 3 (0.73%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.73%) JIRA
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 (0.24%) Sahi
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.24%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.24%) CasperJS
4 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.24%) WATIR
General
1 46 (11.19%) Finance
2 15 (3.65%) Law
2 15 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.16%) Legal
4 9 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.46%) Local Government
6 5 (1.22%) Banking
7 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.73%) Electronics
8 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 112 (27.25%) Architect
2 60 (14.60%) Consultant
3 57 (13.87%) Security Architect
4 54 (13.14%) Analyst
5 45 (10.95%) Project Manager
6 38 (9.25%) Information Architect
7 30 (7.30%) CLAS Consultant
8 28 (6.81%) Information Analyst
9 27 (6.57%) Security Consultant
10 23 (5.60%) Senior Manager
10 23 (5.60%) Security Analyst
11 22 (5.35%) Senior Project Manager
12 21 (5.11%) Security Specialist
13 20 (4.87%) Designer
13 20 (4.87%) Information Specialist
13 20 (4.87%) Security Manager
14 19 (4.62%) Lead Architect
14 19 (4.62%) Information Manager
15 18 (4.38%) Information Security Analyst
16 16 (3.89%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.38%) XML
2 12 (2.92%) Web Services
3 11 (2.68%) REST
4 9 (2.19%) SOAP
5 7 (1.70%) XSLT
5 7 (1.70%) JMS
5 7 (1.70%) WSDL
6 6 (1.46%) JSP
7 5 (1.22%) Middleware
8 3 (0.73%) HTML
8 3 (0.73%) 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 (0.24%) WebKit
10 1 (0.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.24%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (22.14%) Management Information System
2 87 (21.17%) CESG
3 81 (19.71%) Data Protection Act
4 65 (15.82%) RMADS
5 47 (11.44%) CESG CLAS
6 45 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.92%) PKI
8 11 (2.68%) Freedom of Information Act
8 11 (2.68%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.68%) Data Integration
9 10 (2.43%) Reference Data
10 7 (1.70%) Replication
11 6 (1.46%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.22%) Open Source
13 4 (0.97%) Wiki
13 4 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (0.97%) Web 2.0
13 4 (0.97%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.33%) Windows
2 14 (3.41%) Linux
3 9 (2.19%) UNIX
4 4 (0.97%) zOS
5 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (28.22%) Information Security
2 98 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (21.65%) Data Protection
4 86 (20.92%) Risk Management
5 81 (19.71%) Project Management
6 74 (18.00%) ITIL
7 63 (15.33%) PRINCE2
7 63 (15.33%) Security Architecture
8 44 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (9.49%) Change Control
10 35 (8.52%) Data Security
10 35 (8.52%) TOGAF
11 33 (8.03%) Cyber Security
11 33 (8.03%) ISMS
12 31 (7.54%) Service Delivery
13 27 (6.57%) Service Management
14 24 (5.84%) Penetration Testing
15 21 (5.11%) Migration
16 20 (4.87%) Security Testing
17 18 (4.38%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.84%) Java
1 24 (5.84%) SQL
2 11 (2.68%) C
3 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.73%) C#
4 3 (0.73%) C++
4 3 (0.73%) Delphi
5 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.49%) Ruby
5 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 156 (37.96%) Security Cleared
2 94 (22.87%) SC Cleared
3 69 (16.79%) CISSP
4 38 (9.25%) Degree
5 29 (7.06%) DV Cleared
6 26 (6.33%) CEH
7 21 (5.11%) CISM
7 21 (5.11%) GIAC
8 19 (4.62%) CISA
9 14 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.41%) MCSE
10 8 (1.95%) ISEB
10 8 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (1.46%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.22%) CRISC
13 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.49%) HND
14 2 (0.49%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.49%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (21.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.33%) JSP 440
3 25 (6.08%) COBIT
4 9 (2.19%) ISO 9000
4 9 (2.19%) GPG13
5 8 (1.95%) ISO 14001
5 8 (1.95%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.70%) PCI DSS
7 6 (1.46%) QA
8 2 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (0.49%) SLA
9 1 (0.24%) BS7799
System Software
1 7 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.49%) XenApp
2 2 (0.49%) XenServer
2 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.24%) RACF
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (2.43%) SCCM
2 5 (1.22%) SCOM
3 3 (0.73%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.24%) Puppet
5 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (9.49%) Oracle
2 36 (8.76%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.92%) Blue Coat
4 10 (2.43%) TOWER Software
5 7 (1.70%) SAP
5 7 (1.70%) Casewise
6 6 (1.46%) VMware
7 4 (0.97%) IBM
8 3 (0.73%) Remedy
8 3 (0.73%) McAfee
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco
8 3 (0.73%) BMC
8 3 (0.73%) Sun
9 2 (0.49%) HP
9 2 (0.49%) Dell
9 2 (0.49%) Citrix
9 2 (0.49%) Juniper
9 2 (0.49%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.49%) Mercator
9 2 (0.49%) Capita
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