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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 489 376 524
Rank change year-on-year
-113 +148
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 144 248 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.44% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.58% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 183 36
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£436 £520 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £351 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £490 £550
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -30.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -30.83%

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -104 116 £450 -13.46% 36
London -56 62 £436 -20.68% 14
South West -35 21 £418 -16.50% 4
Scotland -10 19 £330 -34.00% 2
Gloucestershire +5 18 £425 - 1
Glasgow +15 11 £330 -12.00% 1
South East -30 9 £375 -1.31% 6
North West -32 9 £700 +46.59% 4
Edinburgh -20 8 £280 -51.30% 1
Lancashire - 7 £700 -
West Midlands +13 6 £295 -50.83% 2
Surrey +2 5 £310 -4.61% 1
City of London -15 5 £488 -11.84% 3
Yorkshire -30 5 £700 +64.70% 4
Warwickshire - 5 £290 -
East Midlands -9 4 £450 +21.62% 2
Sheffield - 4 £625 - 3
South Yorkshire - 4 £625 - 3
Berkshire 0 3 £450 +18.42% 2
Leeds -29 3 £700 +64.70% 1
West Yorkshire -31 3 £700 +64.70% 1
Reading -6 2 £400 +5.26% 1
Merseyside -7 2 £475 +82.69%
Nottinghamshire -9 2 £450 +25.00% 2
Liverpool -9 2 £475 +82.69%
Cheshire -14 2 £700 +21.73%
Warrington -18 2 £700 +21.73%
Blackpool - 2 £700 -
Nottingham - 2 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £700 -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 88 (30.99%) Security Testing
2 84 (29.58%) Security Cleared
3 82 (28.87%) Software Testing
4 69 (24.30%) Management Information System
5 68 (23.94%) Information Security
6 54 (19.01%) Finance
6 54 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 53 (18.66%) Risk Management
8 52 (18.31%) CISSP
9 45 (15.85%) SC Cleared
10 39 (13.73%) DV Cleared
10 39 (13.73%) RMADS
10 39 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (13.38%) ITIL
12 35 (12.32%) CESG
13 34 (11.97%) C
14 30 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (10.21%) PRINCE2
16 28 (9.86%) Project Management
17 27 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 26 (9.15%) Microsoft
19 25 (8.80%) Service Delivery
20 24 (8.45%) HP
20 24 (8.45%) Security Architecture
20 24 (8.45%) Data Protection
20 24 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
21 22 (7.75%) Cisco
21 22 (7.75%) Degree
22 20 (7.04%) Change Control

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 15 (5.28%) IIS
2 8 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.70%) iPlanet
5 2 (0.70%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.82%) MS Office
3 7 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.70%) BusinessWare
3 2 (0.70%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.35%) Summit
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.11%) SaaS
3 2 (0.70%) PaaS
3 2 (0.70%) IaaS
3 2 (0.70%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.99%) Network Security
2 14 (4.93%) Internet
3 12 (4.23%) Firewall
4 7 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.11%) SAN
6 5 (1.76%) HTTP
6 5 (1.76%) DNS
7 4 (1.41%) DHCP
7 4 (1.41%) VLAN
7 4 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.06%) WAN
8 3 (1.06%) LAN
8 3 (1.06%) SSL
9 2 (0.70%) SMS
9 2 (0.70%) Wireless
10 1 (0.35%) IPsec
10 1 (0.35%) TETRA
10 1 (0.35%) SSH
10 1 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.41%) Big Data
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.06%) MySQL
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.70%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (0.70%) DB2
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.76%) Selenium
1 5 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.41%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.70%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.35%) JMeter
5 1 (0.35%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.35%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.35%) Behat
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 54 (19.01%) Finance
2 15 (5.28%) Banking
3 11 (3.87%) Retail
3 11 (3.87%) Legal
4 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.70%) Billing
6 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.70%) Local Government
6 2 (0.70%) Games
6 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.70%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (11.27%) Architect
1 32 (11.27%) Consultant
2 29 (10.21%) Analyst
3 23 (8.10%) Security Architect
4 20 (7.04%) Test Analyst
4 20 (7.04%) Coordinator
5 15 (5.28%) Project Manager
6 14 (4.93%) Information Manager
6 14 (4.93%) Security Manager
6 14 (4.93%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 13 (4.58%) Test Manager
8 12 (4.23%) Developer
8 12 (4.23%) Senior Manager
9 11 (3.87%) Security Consultant
9 11 (3.87%) Project Officer
10 10 (3.52%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.17%) Information Security Manager
11 9 (3.17%) Information Architect
11 9 (3.17%) Information Security Engineer
12 8 (2.82%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.23%) .NET
2 10 (3.52%) JSP
3 6 (2.11%) Web Services
4 4 (1.41%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.06%) Velocity
5 3 (1.06%) HTML
5 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.06%) CSS
5 3 (1.06%) SAP PI
6 2 (0.70%) SOAP
6 2 (0.70%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.70%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.35%) Symfony
7 1 (0.35%) Drush
7 1 (0.35%) LAMP
7 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.35%) XML
7 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.35%) HTML5
7 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 69 (24.30%) Management Information System
2 39 (13.73%) RMADS
3 35 (12.32%) CESG
4 27 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.28%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (4.58%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.87%) EPoS
7 11 (3.87%) CESG CLAS
8 5 (1.76%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.76%) PKI
9 4 (1.41%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.06%) User Experience
10 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.06%) NHS
11 2 (0.70%) Statistics
11 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.70%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.70%) AS400
11 2 (0.70%) Replication
11 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.63%) Windows
2 6 (2.11%) UNIX
3 5 (1.76%) Linux
4 4 (1.41%) Solaris
4 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.70%) AIX
5 2 (0.70%) zOS
5 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.99%) Security Testing
2 82 (28.87%) Software Testing
3 68 (23.94%) Information Security
4 53 (18.66%) Risk Management
5 39 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (13.38%) ITIL
7 30 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (10.21%) PRINCE2
9 28 (9.86%) Project Management
10 26 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (8.80%) Service Delivery
12 24 (8.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (8.45%) Data Protection
12 24 (8.45%) Security Architecture
13 20 (7.04%) Change Control
14 18 (6.34%) Performance Management
15 17 (5.99%) Cyber Security
16 14 (4.93%) Migration
17 13 (4.58%) Programme Management
17 13 (4.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.97%) C
2 18 (6.34%) SQL
3 14 (4.93%) C#
4 6 (2.11%) Java
5 5 (1.76%) PHP
6 3 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.06%) C++
7 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.35%) Tcl
8 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 84 (29.58%) Security Cleared
2 52 (18.31%) CISSP
3 45 (15.85%) SC Cleared
4 39 (13.73%) DV Cleared
5 22 (7.75%) Degree
6 20 (7.04%) CISA
7 19 (6.69%) CISM
8 18 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (5.63%) CCNA
10 15 (5.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (3.87%) CCNP
12 8 (2.82%) ISTQB
12 8 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.82%) MCSE
13 7 (2.46%) ISEB
14 6 (2.11%) MCSA
14 6 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.76%) CISMP
15 5 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (19.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.34%) JSP 440
3 16 (5.63%) SLA
4 8 (2.82%) COBIT
5 4 (1.41%) QA
6 3 (1.06%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) DO-254
7 1 (0.35%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.41%) vSphere
3 3 (1.06%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.70%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.35%) Varnish
5 1 (0.35%) Snort
5 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.70%) Nessus
3 1 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 26 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.45%) HP
3 22 (7.75%) Cisco
4 12 (4.23%) Oracle
5 10 (3.52%) VMware
6 9 (3.17%) BMC
7 8 (2.82%) NetScout
8 7 (2.46%) F5
8 7 (2.46%) Citrix
9 6 (2.11%) SAP
9 6 (2.11%) NetApp
10 5 (1.76%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.41%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.41%) Remedy
12 2 (0.70%) McAfee
12 2 (0.70%) TOWER Software
12 2 (0.70%) CA
12 2 (0.70%) Vitria
12 2 (0.70%) Symantec
12 2 (0.70%) IBM
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