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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 469 522 484
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -38
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 171 121 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 56 90
Median daily rate £513 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £305 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £506 £425 £490
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -13.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £44.99 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.86% +12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £60.98 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +27.92%

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
44001 44737 42259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 79.69% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29186 28814 26448
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1191 1229
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
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 +56 160 £525 +16.66% 31
London -12 47 £525 +5.00% 8
South West +17 35 £575 +35.29% 3
South East +21 33 £513 +12.63% 9
Bristol +19 17 £575 +19.79% 2
East Midlands +9 16 £580 +28.88%
Buckinghamshire +16 15 £525 +16.66%
Milton Keynes +20 14 £525 +16.66%
Gloucestershire -5 14 £450 +5.88% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 13 £580 +28.88%
Nottingham +2 12 £580 +28.88%
Yorkshire +11 11 £513 +13.88% 1
North West 0 10 £325 +42.85% 7
West Yorkshire +11 9 £600 +33.33% 1
Leeds +4 9 £600 +33.33% 1
Scotland -20 9 £340 +3.03% 2
City of London +29 6 £625 +35.13% 4
Hampshire +11 5 £500 -9.09% 4
Berkshire +2 5 £563 +12.50% 3
Reading -1 5 £563 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £763 - 1
North East - 5 £763 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £763 - 1
Derby +9 3 £401 -11.14%
Derbyshire +5 3 £401 -11.14%
Edinburgh +2 3 £280 -15.15% 1
Manchester -2 3 £300 +31.86% 5
Wiltshire -2 3 £500 +25.00%
Birmingham -3 3 £360 - 2
Glasgow -5 3 £370 +8.82% 1

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 192 (47.88%) Security Cleared
2 132 (32.92%) Information Security
3 109 (27.18%) SC Cleared
4 107 (26.68%) CISSP
5 91 (22.69%) Risk Management
5 91 (22.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 89 (22.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 86 (21.45%) Management Information System
8 85 (21.20%) CESG
9 79 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
10 78 (19.45%) Finance
11 76 (18.95%) Security Testing
12 74 (18.45%) RMADS
12 74 (18.45%) CLAS
13 69 (17.21%) DV Cleared
14 65 (16.21%) Data Protection
15 61 (15.21%) Software Testing
16 55 (13.72%) Project Management
17 52 (12.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 50 (12.47%) PRINCE2
19 49 (12.22%) Microsoft
20 48 (11.97%) ITIL
20 48 (11.97%) Data Protection Act
20 48 (11.97%) Security Architecture
21 44 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
22 43 (10.72%) Cybersecurity
23 42 (10.47%) Firewall
24 40 (9.98%) Internet
24 40 (9.98%) Windows
25 37 (9.23%) Active Directory

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 19 (4.74%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.99%) IIS
3 11 (2.74%) JBoss
4 6 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.25%) Apache
5 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.75%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.25%) WinCC
Applications
1 25 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.00%) Magento
3 3 (0.75%) BusinessWare
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.50%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.50%) SaaS
2 5 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) Office 365
4 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.47%) Firewall
2 40 (9.98%) Internet
3 17 (4.24%) IPsec
4 16 (3.99%) Network Security
4 16 (3.99%) SMTP
5 14 (3.49%) DNS
5 14 (3.49%) FTP
5 14 (3.49%) SSH
5 14 (3.49%) VPN
6 13 (3.24%) DHCP
7 9 (2.24%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (2.00%) LAN
9 7 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.75%) LDAP
9 7 (1.75%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.75%) Wireless
10 6 (1.50%) WAN
11 4 (1.00%) MPLS
11 4 (1.00%) SSL
12 3 (0.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.74%) Big Data
3 8 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.50%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.25%) Power BI
6 3 (0.75%) DB2
6 3 (0.75%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.50%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.24%) Cucumber
2 12 (2.99%) Selenium
3 11 (2.74%) JIRA
4 8 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.25%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.00%) ProC
8 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.50%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.50%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.50%) Hudson
9 2 (0.50%) MSI
9 2 (0.50%) NCrunch
9 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.50%) Toad
9 2 (0.50%) WatiN
10 1 (0.25%) HP UFT
General
1 78 (19.45%) Finance
2 25 (6.23%) Legal
3 21 (5.24%) Retail
4 18 (4.49%) Banking
5 13 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.49%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.24%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Games
9 2 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 88 (21.95%) Consultant
2 68 (16.96%) Analyst
3 49 (12.22%) Security Consultant
4 42 (10.47%) Architect
5 38 (9.48%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 34 (8.48%) Test Analyst
7 33 (8.23%) Security Architect
8 23 (5.74%) Information Security Consultant
9 20 (4.99%) Security Analyst
9 20 (4.99%) Security Manager
10 18 (4.49%) Head of Security
10 18 (4.49%) Security Advisor
11 16 (3.99%) Information Security Manager
12 15 (3.74%) CLAS Consultant
12 15 (3.74%) Information Manager
12 15 (3.74%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.49%) Head of Architecture
13 14 (3.49%) Information Analyst
14 13 (3.24%) Information Architect
14 13 (3.24%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.99%) XML
2 4 (1.00%) Web Services
3 3 (0.75%) J2EE
3 3 (0.75%) MSMQ
3 3 (0.75%) SOAP
4 2 (0.50%) JMS
4 2 (0.50%) REST
4 2 (0.50%) WSDL
5 1 (0.25%) .NET
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (21.45%) Management Information System
2 85 (21.20%) CESG
3 48 (11.97%) Data Protection Act
4 34 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (7.73%) PKI
6 30 (7.48%) Cryptography
7 22 (5.49%) CESG CLAS
8 16 (3.99%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.99%) Freedom of Information
10 11 (2.74%) Freedom of Information Act
10 11 (2.74%) User Experience
11 9 (2.24%) Algorithms
12 8 (2.00%) Data Centre
12 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.75%) Driving Licence
14 5 (1.25%) Mathematics
15 4 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
15 4 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
16 3 (0.75%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.98%) Windows
2 25 (6.23%) Unix
3 18 (4.49%) Linux
4 16 (3.99%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.25%) AIX
6 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.00%) Solaris
8 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.75%) zOS
9 2 (0.50%) CentOS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (32.92%) Information Security
2 91 (22.69%) Risk Management
3 79 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (18.95%) Security Testing
5 65 (16.21%) Data Protection
6 61 (15.21%) Software Testing
7 55 (13.72%) Project Management
8 50 (12.47%) PRINCE2
9 48 (11.97%) ITIL
9 48 (11.97%) Security Architecture
10 44 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (10.72%) Cybersecurity
12 32 (7.98%) ISMS
12 32 (7.98%) Penetration Testing
12 32 (7.98%) Security Management
13 31 (7.73%) TOGAF
14 30 (7.48%) Analytics
15 29 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (6.98%) Risk Assessment
16 28 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.23%) C
2 22 (5.49%) SQL
3 14 (3.49%) Ruby
4 11 (2.74%) Java
5 10 (2.49%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.24%) Python
7 8 (2.00%) Perl
8 7 (1.75%) PHP
9 5 (1.25%) C#
9 5 (1.25%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 192 (47.88%) Security Cleared
2 109 (27.18%) SC Cleared
3 107 (26.68%) CISSP
4 89 (22.19%) CESG Certified Professional
5 74 (18.45%) CLAS
6 69 (17.21%) DV Cleared
7 30 (7.48%) CISM
7 30 (7.48%) Degree
8 27 (6.73%) ISEB
9 25 (6.23%) ISTQB
9 25 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (4.74%) CEH
11 15 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (3.49%) IISP
13 10 (2.49%) GCIH
13 10 (2.49%) GIAC
13 10 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (1.50%) CRISC
15 6 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (22.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (18.45%) RMADS
3 52 (12.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 24 (5.99%) JSP 440
5 16 (3.99%) PCI DSS
6 15 (3.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (2.00%) QA
8 5 (1.25%) GPG13
8 5 (1.25%) SLA
9 3 (0.75%) HMG Infosec
10 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.50%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.50%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.50%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.25%) BS25999
11 1 (0.25%) COBIT
11 1 (0.25%) FATCA
11 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 37 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.49%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.75%) ClearTrust
4 2 (0.50%) Docker
4 2 (0.50%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.50%) pfSense
4 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.50%) vCloud
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.00%) Puppet
3 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.75%) QRadar
5 2 (0.50%) Ansible
5 2 (0.50%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.50%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.50%) Kibana
5 2 (0.50%) logstash
5 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.50%) Salt
5 2 (0.50%) SCCM
5 2 (0.50%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.25%) OpenView
6 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.25%) WMI
6 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.23%) Citrix
2 29 (7.23%) Oracle
3 14 (3.49%) HP
4 11 (2.74%) Cisco
4 11 (2.74%) Intel Security
5 10 (2.49%) TOWER Software
6 7 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.25%) BMC
7 5 (1.25%) Remedy
8 4 (1.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.00%) VMware
9 3 (0.75%) BEA
9 3 (0.75%) CA
9 3 (0.75%) IBM
9 3 (0.75%) SAP
9 3 (0.75%) Vitria
10 2 (0.50%) ATG
10 2 (0.50%) ESRI
10 2 (0.50%) Google
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