The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
UK
Rank 448 385 522
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +137
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 138 243 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.47% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.57% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 158 68
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £306 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £60.98 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.90% +121.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £60.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-54.90% +121.74%

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
36679 42732 41310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.31% 82.43% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24330 27936 26209
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 939 1157 1103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +42.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -42 124 £475 +5.55% 33
London -37 40 £500 +3.09% 9
South West +14 33 £448 -0.55% 5
South East -3 26 £500 +11.11% 7
Gloucestershire -4 15 £475 +5.55% 2
Scotland +29 11 £500 +42.85%
Buckinghamshire +11 11 £513 +13.88% 1
Hampshire -3 11 £450 +18.42% 3
Bristol +17 10 £350 -13.04% 1
Milton Keynes +11 10 £525 +3.96% 1
Glasgow +10 9 £475 +39.70%
West Midlands +15 8 £425 +51.78% 2
Corsham - 8 £410 - 1
Wiltshire - 8 £410 - 1
East of England +14 7 - - 2
Yorkshire +9 7 £369 -10.06% 3
Coventry -3 7 £408 -9.44%
Hertfordshire - 7 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - - 1
Sheffield +1 4 £600 +46.34% 2
South Yorkshire 0 4 £600 +46.34% 2
Surrey +13 3 £500 - 3
City of London +8 3 £528 -4.09% 1
Winchester +2 3 £475 +8.57%
Edinburgh +16 2 £588 +67.85%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £355 -21.11%
Leeds +2 2 £355 -21.11%
East Midlands -6 2 £500 +42.85%
South Wales - 2 £513 -
Cardiff - 2 £513 -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 138 (49.29%) Security Cleared
2 91 (32.50%) Information Security
3 89 (31.79%) CISSP
3 89 (31.79%) Risk Management
4 83 (29.64%) SC Cleared
5 80 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 77 (27.50%) Cybersecurity
7 68 (24.29%) Security Architecture
8 61 (21.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 59 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (20.36%) Finance
11 48 (17.14%) CESG
12 46 (16.43%) Project Management
12 46 (16.43%) DV Cleared
13 37 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 37 (13.21%) CESG Certified Professional
14 36 (12.86%) PRINCE2
14 36 (12.86%) Microsoft
15 33 (11.79%) ITIL
15 33 (11.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 32 (11.43%) Data Protection
17 29 (10.36%) CLAS
18 28 (10.00%) RMADS
18 28 (10.00%) Cryptography
18 28 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
19 26 (9.29%) Legal
20 25 (8.93%) CISM
20 25 (8.93%) Windows
20 25 (8.93%) Change Control
21 24 (8.57%) CEH

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.14%) IIS
3 6 (2.14%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.07%) Apache
4 3 (1.07%) JBoss
4 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.36%) Documentum
5 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.36%) SAS
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.57%) MS Office
3 3 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.71%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.36%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.43%) Office 365
2 16 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.86%) SaaS
4 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.43%) IaaS
5 4 (1.43%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.71%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.36%) Internet
2 13 (4.64%) Firewall
3 12 (4.29%) IPsec
4 9 (3.21%) DNS
5 8 (2.86%) SMTP
6 7 (2.50%) MPLS
6 7 (2.50%) Skype
6 7 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (2.14%) LDAP
8 5 (1.79%) FTP
8 5 (1.79%) SSH
9 4 (1.43%) DHCP
9 4 (1.43%) Network Security
9 4 (1.43%) WAN
9 4 (1.43%) Wireless
10 3 (1.07%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.07%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.71%) DMVPN
11 2 (0.71%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.21%) Big Data
3 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.36%) GIS
4 1 (0.36%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.36%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
General
1 57 (20.36%) Finance
2 26 (9.29%) Legal
3 9 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.86%) Military
5 5 (1.79%) Electronics
6 4 (1.43%) Law
6 4 (1.43%) Marketing
6 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (20.36%) Architect
2 54 (19.29%) Consultant
3 33 (11.79%) Security Architect
4 31 (11.07%) Security Consultant
5 24 (8.57%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 21 (7.50%) Analyst
7 19 (6.79%) Project Officer
7 19 (6.79%) Security Manager
8 16 (5.71%) CISSP Consultant
8 16 (5.71%) Support Officer
9 15 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 15 (5.36%) Information Architect
9 15 (5.36%) Security Advisor
10 14 (5.00%) Information Assurance Architect
10 14 (5.00%) Information Assurance Leader
11 13 (4.64%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.64%) Project Support Officer
12 12 (4.29%) Security Specialist
13 10 (3.57%) Information Security Architect
13 10 (3.57%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.50%) Middleware
2 6 (2.14%) CSS
2 6 (2.14%) HTML
2 6 (2.14%) HTML5
3 3 (1.07%) SAML
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) JSON
4 1 (0.36%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 48 (17.14%) CESG
3 28 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (6.79%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.93%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.50%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.14%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (2.14%) Statistics
9 5 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.43%) BYOD
11 3 (1.07%) Ergonomics
11 3 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.71%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.71%) PKI
12 2 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.93%) Windows
2 13 (4.64%) Linux
3 12 (4.29%) Unix
4 7 (2.50%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.14%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.36%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (32.50%) Information Security
2 89 (31.79%) Risk Management
3 77 (27.50%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (24.29%) Security Architecture
5 59 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (16.43%) Project Management
7 37 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 36 (12.86%) PRINCE2
9 33 (11.79%) ITIL
10 32 (11.43%) Data Protection
11 28 (10.00%) Cryptography
12 25 (8.93%) Change Control
13 22 (7.86%) Security Testing
14 21 (7.50%) Document Management
14 21 (7.50%) Ethical Hacking
14 21 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
14 21 (7.50%) Security Management
15 20 (7.14%) Requirements Management
15 20 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
15 20 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.50%) C
2 11 (3.93%) SQL
3 10 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.57%) Python
4 7 (2.50%) Java
5 6 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.43%) Perl
7 2 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.36%) Ada
8 1 (0.36%) C#
8 1 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 138 (49.29%) Security Cleared
2 89 (31.79%) CISSP
3 83 (29.64%) SC Cleared
4 46 (16.43%) DV Cleared
5 37 (13.21%) CESG Certified Professional
6 29 (10.36%) CLAS
7 25 (8.93%) CISM
8 24 (8.57%) CEH
9 17 (6.07%) GIAC
9 17 (6.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (5.71%) CREST Certified
11 12 (4.29%) Degree
12 10 (3.57%) CISA
13 9 (3.21%) SANS
14 8 (2.86%) GCIH
15 7 (2.50%) CRISC
16 6 (2.14%) ISEB
17 4 (1.43%) IISP
18 3 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
18 3 (1.07%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (21.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (11.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 28 (10.00%) RMADS
4 19 (6.79%) PCI DSS
5 14 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (3.21%) ISO27002
7 6 (2.14%) QA
8 3 (1.07%) GPG13
9 2 (0.71%) COBIT
9 2 (0.71%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.71%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.71%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.36%) BS25999
10 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.36%) GMP
10 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.79%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.36%) Firmware
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.50%) Puppet
2 4 (1.43%) WSUS
3 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.36%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) SCOM
4 1 (0.36%) SELinux
Vendors
1 36 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.57%) Citrix
3 8 (2.86%) Oracle
4 7 (2.50%) Cisco
5 6 (2.14%) VMware
6 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.43%) HP
7 4 (1.43%) SAP
7 4 (1.43%) TOWER Software
8 3 (1.07%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.07%) Google
8 3 (1.07%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.71%) F5
9 2 (0.71%) Polycom
9 2 (0.71%) Telelogic
10 1 (0.36%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.36%) CA
10 1 (0.36%) Juniper
10 1 (0.36%) Splunk
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