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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 401 512 494
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -18
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 230 104 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 77 41
Average daily rate £450 £450 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £584 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 8
Average hourly rate £60.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.50 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -26.66%

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
41848 40077 37882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.28% 77.58% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27401 25574 22963
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1200 1065 1153
Average hourly rate £39.34 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.30% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +79 209 £450 -3.22% 48
London +35 87 £470 -6.00% 12
South East +33 45 £450 +4.34% 11
South West +14 30 £450 +12.85% 19
Hampshire +27 25 £400 -7.24% 2
Gloucestershire +30 24 £450 -10.00% 19
Yorkshire +1 19 £410 -2.38% 1
North West 0 17 £490 +15.29% 4
Scotland +1 11 £320 +25.49%
Edinburgh -2 10 £320 +116.94%
Leeds +2 9 £450 +13.92% 1
West Yorkshire -3 9 £450 +9.09% 1
Croydon -3 8 £520 -
Basingstoke - 8 - -
Merseyside +4 7 £485 +59.01% 1
Liverpool +2 7 £485 +59.01% 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £410 -
Sheffield - 7 £410 -
East Midlands - 7 £450 -
Bristol +2 5 £403 +0.62%
Blackpool - 5 £750 -
Nottingham - 5 - -
Hendon - 5 £485 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Lancashire - 5 £750 -
West Midlands -12 4 £365 -8.17% 1
Manchester -15 4 £280 -15.15% 3
Berkshire +7 3 £550 +43.79% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 -
West Sussex - 3 £585 - 1

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 181 (40.13%) Information Security
2 172 (38.14%) Security Cleared
3 124 (27.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 113 (25.06%) Management Information System
5 111 (24.61%) CISSP
6 105 (23.28%) Security Testing
7 99 (21.95%) Risk Management
8 95 (21.06%) SC Cleared
9 94 (20.84%) DV Cleared
9 94 (20.84%) Finance
10 88 (19.51%) Software Testing
11 87 (19.29%) RMADS
12 77 (17.07%) CLAS
12 77 (17.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 65 (14.41%) CESG Certified Professional
14 63 (13.97%) Firewall
14 63 (13.97%) Data Protection
15 61 (13.53%) CESG
16 57 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
17 48 (10.64%) Security Management
18 47 (10.42%) SQL
18 47 (10.42%) Windows
18 47 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (9.98%) Security Architecture
20 44 (9.76%) CISM
21 43 (9.53%) Banking
21 43 (9.53%) Cybersecurity
22 42 (9.31%) ITIL
23 40 (8.87%) Degree
24 38 (8.43%) PKI

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 27 (5.99%) IIS
2 11 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.00%) JBoss
4 9 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.77%) iPlanet
5 8 (1.77%) MQSeries
5 8 (1.77%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.67%) Apache
8 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.44%) nginx
9 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (2.66%) MS Office
4 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.77%) BusinessWare
1 8 (1.77%) SAP R/3
2 5 (1.11%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.44%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.66%) SaaS
2 6 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.33%) IaaS
2 6 (1.33%) PaaS
3 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (13.97%) Firewall
2 28 (6.21%) VPN
3 24 (5.32%) Internet
4 20 (4.43%) Network Security
5 14 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (2.22%) HTTP
7 9 (2.00%) DNS
8 7 (1.55%) Extranet
8 7 (1.55%) LDAP
9 6 (1.33%) SSL
10 5 (1.11%) DHCP
10 5 (1.11%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.67%) FTP
11 3 (0.67%) IPsec
11 3 (0.67%) LAN
11 3 (0.67%) MPLS
11 3 (0.67%) SMTP
11 3 (0.67%) SSH
11 3 (0.67%) VoIP
12 2 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.77%) DB2
3 8 (1.77%) DB2 UDB
3 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.44%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.44%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) MySQL
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (3.55%) Selenium
3 7 (1.55%) Cucumber
3 7 (1.55%) JIRA
4 6 (1.33%) FitNesse
4 6 (1.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.11%) NCrunch
5 5 (1.11%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.11%) StarTeam
5 5 (1.11%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.89%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.89%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.89%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.67%) ERwin
7 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.67%) WatiN
8 2 (0.44%) Hudson
8 2 (0.44%) MSTest
General
1 94 (20.84%) Finance
2 43 (9.53%) Banking
3 30 (6.65%) Legal
4 26 (5.76%) Retail
5 15 (3.33%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.77%) General Ledger
7 7 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.33%) Games
8 6 (1.33%) Law
9 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (21.51%) Consultant
2 82 (18.18%) Analyst
3 61 (13.53%) Security Consultant
4 54 (11.97%) Architect
5 50 (11.09%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 38 (8.43%) Security Analyst
6 38 (8.43%) Test Analyst
7 37 (8.20%) Security Architect
8 31 (6.87%) Information Security Consultant
9 24 (5.32%) Security Specialist
10 22 (4.88%) Security Manager
11 18 (3.99%) Test Manager
12 17 (3.77%) Security Assurance Manager
13 15 (3.33%) Developer
13 15 (3.33%) Information Analyst
13 15 (3.33%) Information Security Specialist
13 15 (3.33%) Information Specialist
14 14 (3.10%) Information Architect
14 14 (3.10%) IT Analyst
14 14 (3.10%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.88%) Web Services
2 11 (2.44%) .NET
2 11 (2.44%) XML
3 9 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.77%) MSMQ
5 6 (1.33%) SOAP
6 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.44%) Ajax
7 2 (0.44%) CSS
7 2 (0.44%) HTML
7 2 (0.44%) J2EE
7 2 (0.44%) JMS
7 2 (0.44%) WSDL
7 2 (0.44%) XHTML
8 1 (0.22%) Middleware
8 1 (0.22%) REST
8 1 (0.22%) RESTful
8 1 (0.22%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 113 (25.06%) Management Information System
2 61 (13.53%) CESG
3 47 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (8.43%) PKI
5 37 (8.20%) Data Protection Act
6 24 (5.32%) CESG CLAS
7 13 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 13 (2.88%) Performance Metrics
8 10 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.77%) AS400
9 8 (1.77%) Cryptography
9 8 (1.77%) Data Extraction
10 7 (1.55%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.55%) BYOD
10 7 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.55%) FMCG
11 6 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.33%) EPoS
11 6 (1.33%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.42%) Windows
2 34 (7.54%) Unix
3 24 (5.32%) Linux
4 9 (2.00%) AIX
4 9 (2.00%) Solaris
4 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.77%) zOS
6 5 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.67%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.44%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (40.13%) Information Security
2 105 (23.28%) Security Testing
3 99 (21.95%) Risk Management
4 88 (19.51%) Software Testing
5 63 (13.97%) Data Protection
6 57 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (10.64%) Security Management
8 45 (9.98%) Security Architecture
9 43 (9.53%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (9.31%) ITIL
11 37 (8.20%) Incident Management
12 35 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 33 (7.32%) Analytics
13 33 (7.32%) Project Management
14 31 (6.87%) Information Security Management
15 30 (6.65%) ISMS
16 29 (6.43%) Security Operations
17 28 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (5.99%) Change Control
18 27 (5.99%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.42%) SQL
2 36 (7.98%) C
3 16 (3.55%) Java
4 14 (3.10%) C#
5 7 (1.55%) Perl
5 7 (1.55%) Python
6 5 (1.11%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.67%) Assembly Language
7 3 (0.67%) C++
7 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.44%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.44%) PHP
8 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.44%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) Groovy
9 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 172 (38.14%) Security Cleared
2 111 (24.61%) CISSP
3 95 (21.06%) SC Cleared
4 94 (20.84%) DV Cleared
5 77 (17.07%) CLAS
6 65 (14.41%) CESG Certified Professional
7 44 (9.76%) CISM
8 40 (8.87%) Degree
9 27 (5.99%) ISEB
9 27 (5.99%) ISTQB
10 24 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (3.99%) GIAC
13 16 (3.55%) CCNA
14 14 (3.10%) IISP
14 14 (3.10%) MCP
14 14 (3.10%) MCSE
15 11 (2.44%) GCIH
15 11 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (27.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (19.29%) RMADS
3 77 (17.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 34 (7.54%) JSP 440
5 32 (7.10%) PCI DSS
6 20 (4.43%) QA
7 11 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (1.77%) FATCA
9 6 (1.33%) ISO27005
9 6 (1.33%) SLA
10 5 (1.11%) COBIT
10 5 (1.11%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.44%) DO-254
13 1 (0.22%) BS25999
13 1 (0.22%) COSO
13 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.77%) ClearTrust
3 3 (0.67%) Firmware
3 3 (0.67%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.44%) Docker
4 2 (0.44%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.44%) pfSense
4 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.44%) vCloud
4 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (1.33%) Puppet
4 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
5 2 (0.44%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.44%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.44%) Kibana
5 2 (0.44%) logstash
5 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) Salt
5 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (8.43%) Oracle
2 27 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.22%) IBM
4 9 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (1.77%) BEA
5 8 (1.77%) CA
5 8 (1.77%) SAP
5 8 (1.77%) Vitria
6 5 (1.11%) Citrix
6 5 (1.11%) HP
6 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.11%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.11%) VMware
7 3 (0.67%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.44%) Altera
8 2 (0.44%) BMC
8 2 (0.44%) Capita
8 2 (0.44%) Google
8 2 (0.44%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.44%) Xilinx
Gatwick
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60.98 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago