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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
UK
Rank 421 387 512
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +125
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 178 236 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.58% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 156 68
Median daily rate £500 £450 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £280 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £604 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +25.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.28% +25.45%

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
36798 40775 39191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.72% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24365 26369 25350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 1196 1044
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -40 152 £475 +1.76% 23
South West +31 48 £450 - 5
London -35 36 £596 +22.93% 9
South East +3 31 £488 -9.30% 5
Scotland +29 22 £588 +78.03%
Gloucestershire +8 22 £450 -
West Midlands +6 19 £390 +14.70%
Coventry +2 17 £390 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire +14 15 £500 +11.11%
Milton Keynes +19 14 £500 -0.99%
Bristol +14 14 £350 -13.04% 4
Edinburgh +24 12 £650 +103.12%
Hampshire +2 11 £420 -18.04% 3
Glasgow +7 9 £475 +39.70%
East of England +11 7 - - 1
Hertfordshire +7 7 - - 1
Devon - 7 £538 -
Plymouth - 7 £538 -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - - 1
East Midlands +2 5 £500 +11.11%
Surrey +18 4 £500 - 1
Wiltshire +1 4 £500 -31.62% 1
Lincolnshire - 4 £500 -
Wales +3 3 £525 -
North West +2 3 £315 -37.00% 3
Yorkshire -7 3 £363 -11.58%
Corsham -7 3 £475 -35.04%
Farnborough - 3 £425 -
South Wales +16 2 £525 -
Manchester +14 2 £315 +12.50% 3

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 156 (51.32%) Security Cleared
2 114 (37.50%) CISSP
3 98 (32.24%) Information Security
4 94 (30.92%) Risk Management
4 94 (30.92%) SC Cleared
5 89 (29.28%) Management Information System
6 79 (25.99%) Cybersecurity
7 78 (25.66%) Security Architecture
8 68 (22.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 62 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (18.09%) CESG
10 55 (18.09%) Finance
11 50 (16.45%) DV Cleared
12 48 (15.79%) Project Management
13 45 (14.80%) Data Protection
14 44 (14.47%) CESG Certified Professional
15 43 (14.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 43 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
15 43 (14.14%) Windows
16 41 (13.49%) PRINCE2
16 41 (13.49%) Microsoft
17 39 (12.83%) ITIL
17 39 (12.83%) Cryptography
18 34 (11.18%) CEH
18 34 (11.18%) CISM
19 33 (10.86%) Data Protection Act
19 33 (10.86%) RMADS
20 31 (10.20%) ISMS
21 29 (9.54%) Legal
22 28 (9.21%) Ethical Hacking

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 14 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.62%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.63%) Apache
4 6 (1.97%) IIS
4 6 (1.97%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.32%) JBoss
5 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.66%) nginx
8 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.33%) Documentum
8 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.64%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.99%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.92%) Office 365
3 8 (2.63%) SaaS
4 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.32%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.99%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.58%) Internet
2 17 (5.59%) Firewall
2 17 (5.59%) IPsec
3 12 (3.95%) DNS
3 12 (3.95%) Network Security
3 12 (3.95%) SMTP
4 9 (2.96%) LDAP
5 8 (2.63%) MPLS
5 8 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.30%) FTP
6 7 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (2.30%) Skype
6 7 (2.30%) SSH
7 6 (1.97%) Wireless
8 5 (1.64%) DHCP
8 5 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (1.32%) WAN
10 3 (0.99%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.66%) DMVPN
11 2 (0.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.63%) Big Data
3 5 (1.64%) MySQL
4 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.33%) GIS
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.66%) Hudson
2 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.66%) MSI
2 2 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 55 (18.09%) Finance
2 29 (9.54%) Legal
3 9 (2.96%) Law
3 9 (2.96%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.63%) Military
5 6 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.64%) Electronics
7 4 (1.32%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.66%) Retail
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (19.08%) Architect
2 55 (18.09%) Consultant
3 34 (11.18%) Security Architect
3 34 (11.18%) Security Consultant
4 21 (6.91%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 21 (6.91%) Project Officer
5 19 (6.25%) Analyst
5 19 (6.25%) CISSP Consultant
5 19 (6.25%) Information Assurance Leader
6 18 (5.92%) Security Advisor
7 17 (5.59%) Support Officer
8 16 (5.26%) Information Architect
8 16 (5.26%) Security Manager
9 15 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 15 (4.93%) Information Assurance Architect
10 14 (4.61%) Project Support Officer
11 12 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.95%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.62%) Information Security Architect
12 11 (3.62%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.97%) Middleware
2 4 (1.32%) LAMP
3 3 (0.99%) SAML
3 3 (0.99%) Web Services
4 2 (0.66%) CSS
4 2 (0.66%) HTML
4 2 (0.66%) HTML5
4 2 (0.66%) J2EE
5 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.33%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.33%) JSON
5 1 (0.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 89 (29.28%) Management Information System
2 55 (18.09%) CESG
3 39 (12.83%) Cryptography
4 33 (10.86%) Data Protection Act
5 19 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 15 (4.93%) Algorithms
7 11 (3.62%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.96%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.63%) Driving Licence
9 8 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.97%) Cyber Attack
10 6 (1.97%) Statistics
11 5 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
12 3 (0.99%) Ergonomics
12 3 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.99%) PKI
12 3 (0.99%) Psychology
12 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.14%) Windows
2 23 (7.57%) Linux
2 23 (7.57%) Unix
3 10 (3.29%) Windows Vista
4 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.66%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
8 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (32.24%) Information Security
2 94 (30.92%) Risk Management
3 79 (25.99%) Cybersecurity
4 78 (25.66%) Security Architecture
5 62 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (15.79%) Project Management
7 45 (14.80%) Data Protection
8 43 (14.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 41 (13.49%) PRINCE2
10 39 (12.83%) ITIL
11 31 (10.20%) ISMS
12 28 (9.21%) Ethical Hacking
12 28 (9.21%) Penetration Testing
13 27 (8.88%) Change Control
13 27 (8.88%) Security Management
14 26 (8.55%) Security Testing
15 24 (7.89%) Information Security Management
16 23 (7.57%) OWASP
16 23 (7.57%) Service Management
17 22 (7.24%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.57%) C
2 20 (6.58%) Python
3 12 (3.95%) Java
4 7 (2.30%) Perl
4 7 (2.30%) SQL
5 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.66%) C++
6 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.66%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) Ada
7 1 (0.33%) C#
7 1 (0.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 156 (51.32%) Security Cleared
2 114 (37.50%) CISSP
3 94 (30.92%) SC Cleared
4 50 (16.45%) DV Cleared
5 44 (14.47%) CESG Certified Professional
6 34 (11.18%) CEH
6 34 (11.18%) CISM
7 26 (8.55%) CLAS
8 19 (6.25%) CREST Certified
9 18 (5.92%) Degree
9 18 (5.92%) GIAC
10 16 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 13 (4.28%) SANS
12 9 (2.96%) CCSP
12 9 (2.96%) CISA
12 9 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (2.96%) GCIH
13 8 (2.63%) CCDP
13 8 (2.63%) CCNP
14 7 (2.30%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (22.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (14.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 33 (10.86%) RMADS
4 28 (9.21%) PCI DSS
5 16 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 14 (4.61%) JSP 440
7 8 (2.63%) ISO27002
8 7 (2.30%) QA
9 4 (1.32%) GPG13
10 2 (0.66%) COBIT
10 2 (0.66%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.66%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.33%) GMP
11 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.30%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.66%) vCloud
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.29%) Puppet
2 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (1.32%) WSUS
3 3 (0.99%) Kibana
3 3 (0.99%) logstash
4 2 (0.66%) Ansible
4 2 (0.66%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.66%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.66%) Salt
4 2 (0.66%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.33%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 41 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.92%) Cisco
3 16 (5.26%) Citrix
4 12 (3.95%) Oracle
5 11 (3.62%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.63%) VMware
7 7 (2.30%) Intel Security
8 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.64%) Google
9 5 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.64%) Splunk
10 4 (1.32%) HP
10 4 (1.32%) SAP
10 4 (1.32%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.66%) F5
11 2 (0.66%) Polycom
11 2 (0.66%) Telelogic
12 1 (0.33%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.33%) Capita
12 1 (0.33%) Crossbeam
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
ECS
Rate: Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago