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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 432 486 523
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +37
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 231 154 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 82 48
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £313 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £498
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Median hourly rate £60.98 £44.24 £28.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.83% +52.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £65.89 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.98 £44.24 £28.99
% change year-on-year
+37.83% +52.60%

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
45304 44011 42247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.57% 78.89% 77.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27402 26436
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1284 1210
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +46 216 £500 +11.11% 41
London +28 99 £575 +15.00% 6
South East -2 42 £463 +8.50% 10
South West +6 28 £450 - 18
Gloucestershire +20 23 £450 - 17
North West +8 21 £340 +10.56% 3
Hampshire +17 19 £450 - 1
East Midlands +22 16 £550 +22.22%
Nottinghamshire - 10 £585 -
City of London +33 9 £575 +43.75% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £525 +16.66%
Nottingham - 9 £585 -
Milton Keynes +4 7 £525 +16.66%
Scotland -21 7 £400 +21.21% 1
Derbyshire +12 6 £350 -20.13%
West Midlands -4 6 £280 +5.66% 2
Derby +6 5 £350 -20.13%
Manchester -9 5 £300 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +4 4 - - 2
Barrow-in-Furness - 4 - -
Reading - 4 - -
Cumbria - 4 - -
Wiltshire +4 3 £485 +63.29%
Winchester +2 3 £450 +4.34%
Glasgow -1 3 £400 +21.21%
Basingstoke -5 3 - -
Edinburgh -8 3 £350 +81.81%
Cheshire - 3 £283 -
Fareham - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £280 -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 193 (42.98%) Security Cleared
2 160 (35.63%) Information Security
3 106 (23.61%) CISSP
4 104 (23.16%) SC Cleared
5 101 (22.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 101 (22.49%) Risk Management
5 101 (22.49%) Finance
6 97 (21.60%) Management Information System
7 96 (21.38%) Security Testing
7 96 (21.38%) DV Cleared
8 85 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (18.04%) Data Protection
10 78 (17.37%) Software Testing
10 78 (17.37%) CESG Certified Professional
11 77 (17.15%) RMADS
12 74 (16.48%) CLAS
13 70 (15.59%) CESG
14 65 (14.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 59 (13.14%) Project Management
16 58 (12.92%) Data Protection Act
17 51 (11.36%) PRINCE2
18 49 (10.91%) Firewall
19 48 (10.69%) ITIL
19 48 (10.69%) Cybersecurity
20 46 (10.24%) Degree
21 41 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
21 41 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
22 38 (8.46%) CISM
22 38 (8.46%) Security Architecture
23 37 (8.24%) Windows

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 21 (4.68%) IIS
2 14 (3.12%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.67%) JBoss
4 9 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.34%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.11%) Apache
7 5 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.11%) iPlanet
7 5 (1.11%) MQSeries
7 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.45%) nginx
8 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.56%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) BusinessWare
1 5 (1.11%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.67%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.34%) SaaS
2 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.67%) Office 365
4 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.91%) Firewall
2 35 (7.80%) Internet
3 18 (4.01%) VPN
4 13 (2.90%) DNS
5 12 (2.67%) DHCP
5 12 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (2.67%) Network Security
6 9 (2.00%) FTP
6 9 (2.00%) IPsec
6 9 (2.00%) SMTP
6 9 (2.00%) SSH
7 8 (1.78%) LAN
8 7 (1.56%) Extranet
8 7 (1.56%) LDAP
8 7 (1.56%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.34%) WAN
10 5 (1.11%) HTTP
10 5 (1.11%) VoIP
11 4 (0.89%) MPLS
11 4 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.45%) Big Data
4 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.11%) DB2
5 5 (1.11%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.22%) MySQL
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (4.23%) Selenium
2 15 (3.34%) Cucumber
3 11 (2.45%) JIRA
3 11 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.23%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.56%) WebDriver
6 6 (1.34%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.89%) ProC
8 3 (0.67%) ERwin
8 3 (0.67%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.67%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.45%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.45%) Hudson
9 2 (0.45%) MSI
9 2 (0.45%) NCrunch
9 2 (0.45%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (0.45%) Toad
9 2 (0.45%) WatiN
General
1 101 (22.49%) Finance
2 31 (6.90%) Banking
2 31 (6.90%) Legal
3 27 (6.01%) Retail
4 16 (3.56%) Retail Banking
5 12 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.56%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.67%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 98 (21.83%) Consultant
2 84 (18.71%) Analyst
3 63 (14.03%) Security Consultant
4 45 (10.02%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 42 (9.35%) Test Analyst
6 41 (9.13%) Architect
7 37 (8.24%) Security Architect
8 33 (7.35%) Security Analyst
9 32 (7.13%) Information Security Consultant
10 30 (6.68%) Security Manager
11 21 (4.68%) Head of Security
12 19 (4.23%) Security Assurance Manager
13 17 (3.79%) Information Analyst
13 17 (3.79%) Information Security Manager
13 17 (3.79%) Project Manager
14 16 (3.56%) Information Security Analyst
15 15 (3.34%) Information Architect
15 15 (3.34%) Information Manager
15 15 (3.34%) Security Specialist
16 14 (3.12%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.90%) XML
2 10 (2.23%) Web Services
3 7 (1.56%) .NET
4 6 (1.34%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.11%) MSMQ
6 4 (0.89%) SOAP
7 3 (0.67%) CSS
7 3 (0.67%) HTML
7 3 (0.67%) J2EE
8 2 (0.45%) Ajax
8 2 (0.45%) JMS
8 2 (0.45%) REST
8 2 (0.45%) WSDL
8 2 (0.45%) XHTML
9 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (21.60%) Management Information System
2 70 (15.59%) CESG
3 58 (12.92%) Data Protection Act
4 41 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (7.35%) PKI
6 21 (4.68%) CESG CLAS
6 21 (4.68%) Cryptography
7 11 (2.45%) Algorithms
7 11 (2.45%) Freedom of Information
8 10 (2.23%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.23%) User Experience
9 9 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.78%) Data Extraction
10 8 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.78%) Freedom of Information Act
11 7 (1.56%) BYOD
12 6 (1.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (8.24%) Windows
2 23 (5.12%) Unix
3 21 (4.68%) Linux
4 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.00%) Windows Vista
5 7 (1.56%) AIX
6 6 (1.34%) Solaris
7 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.11%) zOS
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (35.63%) Information Security
2 101 (22.49%) Risk Management
3 96 (21.38%) Security Testing
4 85 (18.93%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (18.04%) Data Protection
6 78 (17.37%) Software Testing
7 59 (13.14%) Project Management
8 51 (11.36%) PRINCE2
9 48 (10.69%) Cybersecurity
9 48 (10.69%) ITIL
10 41 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (8.46%) Security Architecture
12 36 (8.02%) Analytics
13 35 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 33 (7.35%) Security Management
15 32 (7.13%) Penetration Testing
16 30 (6.68%) TOGAF
17 25 (5.57%) Service Delivery
17 25 (5.57%) Vulnerability Management
18 23 (5.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.13%) C
1 32 (7.13%) SQL
2 16 (3.56%) Java
3 14 (3.12%) C#
4 12 (2.67%) Ruby
5 10 (2.23%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.00%) Python
7 8 (1.78%) Perl
8 6 (1.34%) PHP
9 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.22%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 193 (42.98%) Security Cleared
2 106 (23.61%) CISSP
3 104 (23.16%) SC Cleared
4 96 (21.38%) DV Cleared
5 78 (17.37%) CESG Certified Professional
6 74 (16.48%) CLAS
7 46 (10.24%) Degree
8 38 (8.46%) CISM
9 31 (6.90%) ISTQB
10 30 (6.68%) ISEB
11 28 (6.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (3.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (3.12%) IISP
13 13 (2.90%) CEH
14 12 (2.67%) GIAC
15 11 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (2.23%) GCIH
17 8 (1.78%) CISA
18 6 (1.34%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (22.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (17.15%) RMADS
3 65 (14.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 29 (6.46%) JSP 440
5 27 (6.01%) PCI DSS
6 15 (3.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 13 (2.90%) QA
8 7 (1.56%) FATCA
9 6 (1.34%) ISO27005
10 3 (0.67%) COBIT
11 2 (0.45%) BS25999
11 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.45%) GPG13
11 2 (0.45%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.45%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.45%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.45%) SLA
12 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 30 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.00%) Sendmail
3 5 (1.11%) ClearTrust
4 2 (0.45%) Docker
4 2 (0.45%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.45%) pfSense
4 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.45%) vCloud
4 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.78%) Puppet
3 5 (1.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.67%) QRadar
5 2 (0.45%) Ansible
5 2 (0.45%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.45%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.45%) Kibana
5 2 (0.45%) logstash
5 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.45%) Salt
5 2 (0.45%) SCCM
5 2 (0.45%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) WMI
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.24%) Oracle
3 14 (3.12%) HP
4 13 (2.90%) Citrix
5 11 (2.45%) TOWER Software
6 7 (1.56%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.34%) IBM
8 5 (1.11%) BEA
8 5 (1.11%) CA
8 5 (1.11%) SAP
8 5 (1.11%) Vitria
8 5 (1.11%) VMware
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco
10 2 (0.45%) BMC
10 2 (0.45%) Capita
10 2 (0.45%) ESRI
10 2 (0.45%) Google
10 2 (0.45%) Intel Security
10 2 (0.45%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £450 Per Day Maximum
Posted: 27 days ago