The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 400 480 443
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -37
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 197 83 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 43 96
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £571 £646
UK excluding London average daily rate £479 £445 £488
% change year-on-year
+7.58% -8.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +92.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.99 £50.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +100.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +81 171 £510 +11.17% 41
London +48 90 £550 +14.58% 11
South West -21 42 £495 +12.50% 8
City of London +29 19 £568 +18.22% 5
South East +5 19 £500 +5.26% 15
Scotland -9 16 £425 +220.75%
Somerset -10 14 £495 +22.22% 3
Hampshire -4 9 £575 +21.05% 3
Bristol -11 9 £520 +48.57% 3
Taunton -21 9 £473 +16.66% 2
Edinburgh - 9 £575 -
Devon -6 8 £355 -
Glasgow - 7 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £450 - 4
Yorkshire +9 5 £425 - 3
North West 0 5 £260 -40.57% 1
Wiltshire -6 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £444 - 4
South Wales -14 4 £425 -5.55% 1
Wales -15 4 £425 -5.55% 1
West Midlands -15 4 £600 +9.09% 1
Gloucestershire -21 3 £450 -7.69% 1
East of England - 3 - - 1
Birmingham -8 2 £600 +9.09% 1
Cardiff - 2 £425 - 1
Ipswich - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £500 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 122 (42.66%) Security Cleared
2 88 (30.77%) Information Security
3 82 (28.67%) SC Cleared
4 72 (25.17%) Risk Management
5 70 (24.48%) CESG
6 68 (23.78%) Management Information System
7 57 (19.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 56 (19.58%) Project Management
9 50 (17.48%) RMADS
10 42 (14.69%) Data Protection
11 41 (14.34%) Data Protection Act
12 38 (13.29%) CESG CLAS
13 33 (11.54%) Finance
14 32 (11.19%) CISSP
14 32 (11.19%) ITIL
15 31 (10.84%) PRINCE2
16 29 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (10.14%) JSP 440
16 29 (10.14%) Security Architecture
17 28 (9.79%) Internet
18 26 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
19 25 (8.74%) DV Cleared
20 24 (8.39%) Degree
20 24 (8.39%) Firewall
20 24 (8.39%) Microsoft
21 23 (8.04%) Oracle
22 22 (7.69%) Service Delivery
23 21 (7.34%) Change Control
24 20 (6.99%) TOGAF
25 18 (6.29%) ISMS

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.40%) IIS
4 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.70%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (3.50%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.15%) MS Office
3 7 (2.45%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.10%) Summit
2 5 (1.75%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.45%) IaaS
2 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.79%) Internet
2 24 (8.39%) Firewall
3 15 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (4.90%) Network Security
4 14 (4.90%) DNS
5 12 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (4.20%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.50%) HTTP
7 8 (2.80%) WAN
7 8 (2.80%) VLAN
8 7 (2.45%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (2.10%) Intranet
9 6 (2.10%) VPN
9 6 (2.10%) 4G
9 6 (2.10%) HSRP
9 6 (2.10%) DHCP
10 5 (1.75%) MPLS
10 5 (1.75%) OSPF
10 5 (1.75%) BGP
10 5 (1.75%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.20%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.50%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.10%) MySQL
5 5 (1.75%) DB2
5 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.40%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.70%) DataStage
7 2 (0.70%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
1 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
1 1 (0.35%) Selenium
1 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.35%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (11.54%) Finance
2 10 (3.50%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.10%) Law
5 5 (1.75%) Electronics
5 5 (1.75%) Military
6 4 (1.40%) Legal
7 3 (1.05%) Banking
7 3 (1.05%) Local Government
7 3 (1.05%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (20.28%) Consultant
2 46 (16.08%) Architect
3 34 (11.89%) Analyst
4 28 (9.79%) CLAS Consultant
5 27 (9.44%) Project Manager
6 23 (8.04%) Security Consultant
7 18 (6.29%) Security Specialist
8 17 (5.94%) Security Architect
9 16 (5.59%) Information Architect
10 14 (4.90%) Security Analyst
10 14 (4.90%) Security Manager
11 12 (4.20%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 12 (4.20%) Information Analyst
11 12 (4.20%) Senior Manager
11 12 (4.20%) Information Manager
12 11 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
12 11 (3.85%) Coordinator
12 11 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
13 9 (3.15%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.15%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.24%) Web Services
2 12 (4.20%) XML
3 10 (3.50%) JSP
4 7 (2.45%) REST
5 6 (2.10%) SOAP
6 5 (1.75%) XSLT
7 4 (1.40%) JMS
7 4 (1.40%) WSDL
7 4 (1.40%) Middleware
8 2 (0.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 70 (24.48%) CESG
2 68 (23.78%) Management Information System
3 50 (17.48%) RMADS
4 41 (14.34%) Data Protection Act
5 38 (13.29%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (3.15%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.45%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.45%) Replication
8 6 (2.10%) PKI
8 6 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.40%) Wiki
10 4 (1.40%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.40%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (1.05%) Physics
11 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.70%) PDA
12 2 (0.70%) Biometrics
12 2 (0.70%) CMDB
13 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.20%) Windows
2 5 (1.75%) Linux
3 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.35%) Android
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.35%) Solaris
5 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.77%) Information Security
2 72 (25.17%) Risk Management
3 56 (19.58%) Project Management
4 42 (14.69%) Data Protection
5 32 (11.19%) ITIL
6 31 (10.84%) PRINCE2
7 29 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (10.14%) Security Architecture
8 26 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 21 (7.34%) Change Control
11 20 (6.99%) TOGAF
12 18 (6.29%) ISMS
13 17 (5.94%) Cyber Security
13 17 (5.94%) Security Testing
13 17 (5.94%) Service Management
13 17 (5.94%) Data Security
14 15 (5.24%) Security Management
14 15 (5.24%) Migration
15 14 (4.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.24%) Java
2 11 (3.85%) C
3 10 (3.50%) SQL
4 5 (1.75%) C++
5 2 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 122 (42.66%) Security Cleared
2 82 (28.67%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.19%) CISSP
4 25 (8.74%) DV Cleared
5 24 (8.39%) Degree
6 12 (4.20%) CEH
7 7 (2.45%) GIAC
8 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.10%) MCSE
9 5 (1.75%) HND
9 5 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.75%) CCNP
9 5 (1.75%) CCNA
9 5 (1.75%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.40%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.05%) CISM
11 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.05%) ISEB
11 3 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (19.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (10.14%) JSP 440
3 7 (2.45%) GPG13
3 7 (2.45%) COBIT
3 7 (2.45%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.10%) ISO 9000
4 6 (2.10%) ISO 14001
4 6 (2.10%) QA
5 4 (1.40%) SLA
5 4 (1.40%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.35%) WCAG
7 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) XenApp
2 2 (0.70%) XenServer
2 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.35%) Snort
3 1 (0.35%) Nmap
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.40%) SCCM
2 2 (0.70%) SCOM
2 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (8.39%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.04%) Oracle
3 14 (4.90%) Blue Coat
4 10 (3.50%) Cisco
5 9 (3.15%) F5
6 6 (2.10%) Casewise
6 6 (2.10%) TOWER Software
7 5 (1.75%) VMware
7 5 (1.75%) HP
7 5 (1.75%) Juniper
8 2 (0.70%) Dell
8 2 (0.70%) Citrix
8 2 (0.70%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.35%) Wall Street Systems
9 1 (0.35%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.35%) IBM
9 1 (0.35%) SAP
9 1 (0.35%) BMC
9 1 (0.35%) CODA
9 1 (0.35%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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South West England
DP Connect
Rate: £540 per day
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Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
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West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Somerset
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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