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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 462 501 487
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -14
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 130 69 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 35 48
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£475 £488 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £430
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.88 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.94% -9.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -1.51%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 December 2014. 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 +25 115 £495 +3.12% 18
London +48 70 £500 +12.67% 3
City of London +13 22 £500 +36.98% 1
South West -13 19 £450 -18.18% 4
South East -32 11 £500 - 7
Scotland -1 10 £375 +212.50%
Gloucestershire -14 6 £500 -9.09% 2
Devon - 6 £398 -
North West -8 5 £495 -13.91% 2
Edinburgh -11 5 £513 +327.08%
Reading +19 4 £375 - 1
Berkshire -5 4 £375 -25.00% 4
Yorkshire -8 4 £460 -
Hampshire -21 4 £519 +88.63% 1
Cumbria - 4 £495 -
Glasgow - 4 £370 -
Bristol - 4 £425 - 1
East of England -10 3 £375 - 1
Surrey - 3 £500 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £495 -
Gloucester -3 2 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire -13 2 £500 -
Plymouth - 2 £590 -
Hertfordshire +6 1 £500 -
Manchester -12 1 £200 - 1
Cheltenham -14 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £325 - 1
Telford - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 161 (40.35%) Security Cleared
2 124 (31.08%) Information Security
3 100 (25.06%) SC Cleared
4 92 (23.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 92 (23.06%) Management Information System
5 89 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (22.06%) CESG
6 88 (22.06%) Data Protection
7 86 (21.55%) Risk Management
8 81 (20.30%) CISSP
9 79 (19.80%) Data Protection Act
10 71 (17.79%) ITIL
11 68 (17.04%) Project Management
11 68 (17.04%) Security Architecture
12 62 (15.54%) PRINCE2
13 61 (15.29%) RMADS
14 52 (13.03%) Finance
15 48 (12.03%) CESG CLAS
16 46 (11.53%) Internet
17 45 (11.28%) Degree
18 43 (10.78%) Firewall
19 41 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
21 37 (9.27%) Change Control
22 34 (8.52%) ISMS
22 34 (8.52%) Data Security
22 34 (8.52%) Microsoft
23 33 (8.27%) Oracle
23 33 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
24 32 (8.02%) TOGAF

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (3.51%) IIS
2 13 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.50%) JBoss
4 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 14 (3.51%) MS Office
3 12 (3.01%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.50%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.26%) assyst
2 6 (1.50%) Summit
3 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.26%) IaaS
2 5 (1.25%) SaaS
2 5 (1.25%) PaaS
3 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.53%) Internet
2 43 (10.78%) Firewall
3 33 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (7.52%) TCP/IP
5 29 (7.27%) Network Security
6 17 (4.26%) HTTP
7 15 (3.76%) WAN
8 14 (3.51%) DNS
9 13 (3.26%) VPN
9 13 (3.26%) Intranet
9 13 (3.26%) HSRP
10 12 (3.01%) DMVPN
10 12 (3.01%) VLAN
10 12 (3.01%) MPLS
10 12 (3.01%) OSPF
10 12 (3.01%) BGP
11 11 (2.76%) HTTPS
11 11 (2.76%) IPsec
12 10 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.01%) Oracle Database
1 12 (3.01%) Relational Database
2 10 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.51%) DB2
3 9 (2.26%) MySQL
4 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Selenium
2 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.75%) JIRA
3 2 (0.50%) Subversion
3 2 (0.50%) Maven
3 2 (0.50%) Ant
3 2 (0.50%) JUnit
3 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.50%) Toad
3 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.25%) Sahi
4 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.25%) CasperJS
4 1 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.25%) WATIR
General
1 52 (13.03%) Finance
2 23 (5.76%) Legal
3 18 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.76%) Law
5 9 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.50%) Banking
7 5 (1.25%) Local Government
8 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 2 (0.50%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 117 (29.32%) Architect
2 66 (16.54%) Security Architect
3 56 (14.04%) Consultant
4 54 (13.53%) Analyst
5 44 (11.03%) Project Manager
6 39 (9.77%) Information Architect
7 30 (7.52%) Security Consultant
8 29 (7.27%) Information Analyst
9 25 (6.27%) CLAS Consultant
10 23 (5.76%) Security Analyst
11 22 (5.51%) Senior Manager
11 22 (5.51%) Security Manager
12 21 (5.26%) Lead Architect
12 21 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
13 20 (5.01%) Information Specialist
14 19 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
14 19 (4.76%) Information Manager
14 19 (4.76%) Security Specialist
15 18 (4.51%) Lead Security Architect
16 15 (3.76%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.01%) XML
2 10 (2.51%) Web Services
3 9 (2.26%) JSP
4 7 (1.75%) XSLT
4 7 (1.75%) REST
5 6 (1.50%) SOAP
6 4 (1.00%) HTML
6 4 (1.00%) JMS
6 4 (1.00%) WSDL
7 3 (0.75%) CSS
7 3 (0.75%) Middleware
8 2 (0.50%) Spring
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Axis
8 2 (0.50%) GWT
8 2 (0.50%) Smart GWT
8 2 (0.50%) DOM
8 2 (0.50%) MyBatis
9 1 (0.25%) WebKit
9 1 (0.25%) XSL
9 1 (0.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 92 (23.06%) Management Information System
2 88 (22.06%) CESG
3 79 (19.80%) Data Protection Act
4 61 (15.29%) RMADS
5 48 (12.03%) CESG CLAS
6 39 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.51%) PKI
8 13 (3.26%) Freedom of Information Act
9 10 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.51%) Reference Data
10 8 (2.01%) Data Integration
10 8 (2.01%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (1.75%) Replication
12 6 (1.50%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.25%) Open Source
14 4 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (1.00%) Wiki
14 4 (1.00%) Web 2.0
14 4 (1.00%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.52%) Windows
2 16 (4.01%) Linux
3 10 (2.51%) UNIX
4 4 (1.00%) zOS
5 3 (0.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (31.08%) Information Security
2 89 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (22.06%) Data Protection
4 86 (21.55%) Risk Management
5 71 (17.79%) ITIL
6 68 (17.04%) Project Management
6 68 (17.04%) Security Architecture
7 62 (15.54%) PRINCE2
8 41 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (9.27%) Change Control
10 34 (8.52%) ISMS
10 34 (8.52%) Data Security
11 32 (8.02%) TOGAF
11 32 (8.02%) Cyber Security
12 30 (7.52%) Service Delivery
13 24 (6.02%) Penetration Testing
14 21 (5.26%) Service Management
14 21 (5.26%) Security Testing
15 18 (4.51%) Migration
16 17 (4.26%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.01%) SQL
2 18 (4.51%) Java
3 9 (2.26%) C
4 5 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.75%) C#
5 3 (0.75%) Delphi
6 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.50%) C++
6 2 (0.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.25%) XPath
7 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 161 (40.35%) Security Cleared
2 100 (25.06%) SC Cleared
3 81 (20.30%) CISSP
4 45 (11.28%) Degree
5 30 (7.52%) DV Cleared
6 29 (7.27%) CISM
7 26 (6.52%) CEH
8 24 (6.02%) GIAC
9 21 (5.26%) CISA
10 14 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (3.51%) MCSE
11 10 (2.51%) ISEB
12 8 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (1.50%) ISTQB
13 6 (1.50%) CRISC
14 4 (1.00%) BC Cleared
14 4 (1.00%) Postgraduate
14 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.75%) ISACA
16 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (23.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.51%) COBIT
3 21 (5.26%) JSP 440
4 11 (2.76%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.26%) ISO 9000
6 7 (1.75%) GPG13
7 6 (1.50%) ISO 14001
7 6 (1.50%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.50%) QA
8 2 (0.50%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (0.50%) SLA
9 1 (0.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 8 (2.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.75%) Snort
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (2.01%) SCCM
2 5 (1.25%) SCOM
3 3 (0.75%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.25%) Netcool
5 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.27%) Oracle
3 12 (3.01%) Blue Coat
4 9 (2.26%) TOWER Software
5 7 (1.75%) SAP
5 7 (1.75%) Casewise
6 4 (1.00%) IBM
7 3 (0.75%) Cisco
7 3 (0.75%) BMC
7 3 (0.75%) Sun
7 3 (0.75%) VMware
7 3 (0.75%) Remedy
7 3 (0.75%) McAfee
8 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.50%) HP
8 2 (0.50%) Capita
8 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.25%) Citrix
9 1 (0.25%) CA
9 1 (0.25%) Veritas
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