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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 471 495 448
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -47
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 105 81 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 35 52
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +24.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £47.75 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -4 96 £438 -12.50% 26
London +39 57 £458 -3.17% 10
City of London +19 18 £430 -21.81% 3
South West -12 12 £400 -24.52% 5
South East -27 9 £413 -17.50% 5
North West -4 8 £378 -34.34% 2
Scotland -2 7 £180 -45.45% 1
Devon 0 4 £375 -28.57% 1
West Midlands -3 4 £398 -29.01% 2
Edinburgh -5 4 £125 -62.12%
Gloucestershire -6 4 £500 - 3
Glasgow +7 3 £330 -
Bristol -6 3 £450 -20.35% 1
Manchester - 3 £330 -
Berkshire +1 2 £383 -23.50% 1
Gloucester -4 2 £500 -
Hampshire -27 2 £431 +22.34% 2
Birmingham - 2 £330 - 2
Bracknell - 2 £383 -
Derbyshire +11 1 £425 +11.84% 1
Derby +7 1 £425 +11.84% 1
East Midlands -5 1 £425 +11.84% 1
Sidcup - 1 - -
Slough - - - - 1
Southampton - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 102 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 94 (36.43%) Information Security
3 67 (25.97%) SC Cleared
3 67 (25.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (24.03%) Risk Management
5 58 (22.48%) CISSP
5 58 (22.48%) Management Information System
6 53 (20.54%) Data Protection
7 51 (19.77%) Security Architecture
8 50 (19.38%) ITIL
9 49 (18.99%) Finance
10 47 (18.22%) PRINCE2
11 46 (17.83%) Degree
11 46 (17.83%) Data Protection Act
12 38 (14.73%) RMADS
12 38 (14.73%) CESG
13 37 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (12.40%) Project Management
14 32 (12.40%) Legal
15 30 (11.63%) CISM
15 30 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (10.85%) Service Delivery
17 25 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (9.69%) CESG CLAS
18 24 (9.30%) Security Testing
19 23 (8.91%) Cyber Security
20 22 (8.53%) Firewall
21 21 (8.14%) Software Testing
21 21 (8.14%) ISMS
22 20 (7.75%) DV Cleared

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 14 (5.43%) IIS
2 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.39%) Documentum
4 1 (0.39%) JBoss
4 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.33%) MS Office
3 5 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Summit
2 2 (0.78%) assyst
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.71%) IaaS
2 5 (1.94%) SaaS
2 5 (1.94%) PaaS
3 1 (0.39%) GitHub
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.53%) Firewall
2 18 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (6.20%) Internet
4 13 (5.04%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.26%) Network Security
6 9 (3.49%) HTTP
7 8 (3.10%) DNS
8 7 (2.71%) HTTPS
8 7 (2.71%) VPN
8 7 (2.71%) WAN
8 7 (2.71%) MPLS
8 7 (2.71%) OSPF
8 7 (2.71%) BGP
8 7 (2.71%) IPsec
8 7 (2.71%) VLAN
8 7 (2.71%) DMVPN
8 7 (2.71%) HSRP
9 2 (0.78%) SAN
9 2 (0.78%) Intranet
10 1 (0.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 5 (1.94%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.16%) DB2
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.78%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Selenium
2 2 (0.78%) Subversion
2 2 (0.78%) Maven
2 2 (0.78%) JUnit
2 2 (0.78%) Toad
2 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.78%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) PhantomJS
3 1 (0.39%) CasperJS
3 1 (0.39%) Ant
3 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (18.99%) Finance
2 32 (12.40%) Legal
3 17 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.71%) Banking
5 6 (2.33%) Retail
5 6 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.94%) Local Government
7 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.55%) Law
8 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.16%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (23.26%) Architect
2 48 (18.60%) Security Architect
3 35 (13.57%) Consultant
4 29 (11.24%) Analyst
5 24 (9.30%) Security Consultant
6 21 (8.14%) Security Manager
7 16 (6.20%) Information Manager
8 14 (5.43%) Security Analyst
8 14 (5.43%) Information Architect
8 14 (5.43%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.43%) Information Specialist
9 13 (5.04%) Service Manager
10 12 (4.65%) Information Security Manager
10 12 (4.65%) Information Assurance Specialist
10 12 (4.65%) Lead Security Architect
10 12 (4.65%) Lead Architect
11 11 (4.26%) CLAS Consultant
11 11 (4.26%) Information Analyst
11 11 (4.26%) Coordinator
12 10 (3.88%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.33%) JSP
1 6 (2.33%) XML
2 3 (1.16%) HTML
3 2 (0.78%) CSS
3 2 (0.78%) Web Services
3 2 (0.78%) XSLT
4 1 (0.39%) VML
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) Spring
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Axis
4 1 (0.39%) GWT
4 1 (0.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.39%) Smart GWT
4 1 (0.39%) REST
4 1 (0.39%) WebKit
4 1 (0.39%) MyBatis
4 1 (0.39%) DOM
4 1 (0.39%) XSL
4 1 (0.39%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 58 (22.48%) Management Information System
2 46 (17.83%) Data Protection Act
3 38 (14.73%) RMADS
3 38 (14.73%) CESG
4 30 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (9.69%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (4.26%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.26%) Freedom of Information Act
7 9 (3.49%) Freedom of Information
7 9 (3.49%) PKI
8 5 (1.94%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.55%) Open Source
10 3 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.16%) SCADA
10 3 (1.16%) Online Games
11 2 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.78%) Equities
11 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.98%) Windows
2 13 (5.04%) Linux
3 8 (3.10%) UNIX
4 3 (1.16%) Solaris
5 1 (0.39%) zOS
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (36.43%) Information Security
2 62 (24.03%) Risk Management
3 53 (20.54%) Data Protection
4 51 (19.77%) Security Architecture
5 50 (19.38%) ITIL
6 47 (18.22%) PRINCE2
7 37 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (12.40%) Project Management
9 28 (10.85%) Service Delivery
10 25 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (9.30%) Security Testing
12 23 (8.91%) Cyber Security
13 21 (8.14%) ISMS
13 21 (8.14%) Software Testing
14 20 (7.75%) Data Security
15 19 (7.36%) Incident Management
16 17 (6.59%) Service Management
17 15 (5.81%) TOGAF
18 13 (5.04%) Risk Assessment
19 12 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.43%) SQL
2 8 (3.10%) C
3 6 (2.33%) Java
4 4 (1.55%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.16%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.78%) C#
6 2 (0.78%) Ruby
7 1 (0.39%) XPath
7 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.39%) R
7 1 (0.39%) C++
7 1 (0.39%) Delphi
7 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (39.53%) Security Cleared
2 67 (25.97%) SC Cleared
3 58 (22.48%) CISSP
4 46 (17.83%) Degree
5 30 (11.63%) CISM
6 20 (7.75%) DV Cleared
7 19 (7.36%) CISA
8 13 (5.04%) GIAC
9 11 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (3.49%) ISEB
11 9 (3.49%) ISTQB
12 7 (2.71%) CRISC
12 7 (2.71%) Postgraduate
12 7 (2.71%) CEH
13 6 (2.33%) VCP4
14 4 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (1.16%) GCIA
15 3 (1.16%) GCIH
15 3 (1.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (25.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (7.36%) COBIT
3 11 (4.26%) PCI DSS
4 10 (3.88%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.55%) QA
5 4 (1.55%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.55%) ISO 14001
6 3 (1.16%) SLA
7 2 (0.78%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.78%) FATCA
8 1 (0.39%) GPG13
8 1 (0.39%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 11 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.78%) Snort
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
1 2 (0.78%) SCCM
1 2 (0.78%) SCOM
1 2 (0.78%) Puppet
1 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.39%) Salt
2 1 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Netcool
2 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.65%) Oracle
3 8 (3.10%) HP
4 7 (2.71%) Blue Coat
5 5 (1.94%) SAP
6 4 (1.55%) IBM
7 3 (1.16%) Citrix
7 3 (1.16%) McAfee
8 2 (0.78%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.78%) VMware
8 2 (0.78%) Reuters
8 2 (0.78%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.78%) Symantec
8 2 (0.78%) BMC
8 2 (0.78%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.78%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.39%) Actimize
9 1 (0.39%) Capita
9 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.39%) Veeam
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago