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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 480 413 480
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +67
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 150 236 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.43% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 151 108
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £313 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £736 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.27% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +52.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.52% +52.72%

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
41121 45003 43480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.48% 81.18% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 29175 28284
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1352 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 -56 128 £475 -5.00% 33
South West +28 49 £450 -37.93% 7
London -41 30 £538 +3.36% 9
South East -4 21 £474 -6.06% 3
Bristol +27 20 £400 - 5
West Midlands -4 18 £450 +32.35% 2
Gloucestershire +3 17 £450 - 2
Scotland +8 13 £650 +91.17% 3
Edinburgh +29 12 £650 +132.14% 2
Coventry 0 11 £401 -10.80%
Buckinghamshire +26 9 £475 -5.94%
Wales +2 9 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes +25 8 £475 -5.94%
Hampshire -2 8 £420 -22.75% 1
Devon +13 7 £538 +53.57%
South Wales +9 7 £500 - 1
Plymouth - 7 £538 -
Newport -1 6 £500 - 1
Wiltshire -3 4 £500 -34.42%
East Midlands -3 4 £500 +6.38% 2
Birmingham -4 4 £495 +76.78% 2
North West -6 4 £315 -58.00% 8
Lincolnshire - 4 £500 -
Surrey +21 3 £430 -
Corsham -16 3 £475 -37.70%
Worcester - 3 £475 -
Farnborough - 3 £425 -
City of London - 3 £500 - 4
Worcestershire - 3 £475 -
East of England +9 2 - - 1

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 151 (53.36%) Security Cleared
2 112 (39.58%) CISSP
3 99 (34.98%) Information Security
4 95 (33.57%) SC Cleared
5 87 (30.74%) Risk Management
6 85 (30.04%) Management Information System
7 65 (22.97%) Security Architecture
8 64 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
8 64 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 57 (20.14%) CESG
10 49 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (17.31%) CESG Certified Professional
11 47 (16.61%) DV Cleared
12 44 (15.55%) Windows
13 43 (15.19%) Finance
14 42 (14.84%) Microsoft
15 40 (14.13%) Data Protection
16 39 (13.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 39 (13.78%) Cryptography
16 39 (13.78%) CEH
17 38 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
17 38 (13.43%) RMADS
18 37 (13.07%) ITIL
19 35 (12.37%) PRINCE2
19 35 (12.37%) Project Management
20 33 (11.66%) Ethical Hacking
20 33 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
21 31 (10.95%) ISMS
21 31 (10.95%) Security Management
21 31 (10.95%) CISM

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 13 (4.59%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.53%) Apache
3 6 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.41%) IIS
5 3 (1.06%) JBoss
5 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) nginx
6 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.35%) CICS
7 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.35%) SAS
7 1 (0.35%) WinCC
Applications
1 19 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.71%) MS Office
2 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.06%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.24%) Office 365
3 6 (2.12%) SaaS
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.06%) IaaS
6 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.83%) Internet
2 21 (7.42%) IPsec
3 20 (7.07%) Firewall
4 17 (6.01%) Network Security
5 15 (5.30%) SMTP
6 11 (3.89%) DNS
6 11 (3.89%) FTP
6 11 (3.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (3.89%) SSH
7 6 (2.12%) DHCP
7 6 (2.12%) MPLS
7 6 (2.12%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.12%) Wireless
8 5 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.77%) LDAP
9 2 (0.71%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.71%) LAN
9 2 (0.71%) Skype
9 2 (0.71%) WAN
10 1 (0.35%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.83%) MySQL
3 4 (1.41%) Big Data
3 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.35%) GIS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.71%) Hudson
2 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.71%) MSI
2 2 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 43 (15.19%) Finance
2 19 (6.71%) Legal
3 11 (3.89%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.83%) Military
5 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.77%) Electronics
6 5 (1.77%) Law
7 4 (1.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 2 (0.71%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (16.61%) Consultant
2 46 (16.25%) Architect
3 33 (11.66%) Security Consultant
4 31 (10.95%) Security Architect
5 21 (7.42%) Security Manager
6 19 (6.71%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 18 (6.36%) Information Assurance Leader
7 18 (6.36%) Project Officer
7 18 (6.36%) Security Advisor
8 16 (5.65%) Analyst
9 14 (4.95%) CISSP Consultant
9 14 (4.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 14 (4.95%) Support Officer
10 13 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.24%) Information Architect
11 12 (4.24%) Information Security Architect
11 12 (4.24%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.24%) Technical Leader
12 11 (3.89%) Information Assurance Architect
12 11 (3.89%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.47%) LAMP
2 3 (1.06%) Web Services
3 2 (0.71%) J2EE
3 2 (0.71%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.35%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.35%) JSON
4 1 (0.35%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 85 (30.04%) Management Information System
2 57 (20.14%) CESG
3 39 (13.78%) Cryptography
4 28 (9.89%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (5.30%) Algorithms
6 14 (4.95%) Client/Server
7 13 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.59%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.83%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.12%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (2.12%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.77%) PKI
11 4 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.41%) Statistics
12 3 (1.06%) Ergonomics
12 3 (1.06%) Psychology
13 2 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.71%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.55%) Windows
2 26 (9.19%) Unix
3 24 (8.48%) Linux
4 13 (4.59%) Windows Vista
5 6 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.71%) CentOS
10 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (34.98%) Information Security
2 87 (30.74%) Risk Management
3 65 (22.97%) Security Architecture
4 64 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
5 49 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (14.13%) Data Protection
7 38 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (13.07%) ITIL
9 35 (12.37%) PRINCE2
9 35 (12.37%) Project Management
10 33 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
10 33 (11.66%) Ethical Hacking
11 31 (10.95%) ISMS
11 31 (10.95%) Security Management
12 27 (9.54%) OWASP
13 26 (9.19%) Information Security Management
14 24 (8.48%) Change Control
15 22 (7.77%) Risk Analysis
16 21 (7.42%) Fuzz Testing
17 20 (7.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.77%) Python
2 19 (6.71%) C
3 12 (4.24%) Java
4 6 (2.12%) Perl
4 6 (2.12%) SQL
5 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.71%) C++
5 2 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.35%) Ada
6 1 (0.35%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 151 (53.36%) Security Cleared
2 112 (39.58%) CISSP
3 95 (33.57%) SC Cleared
4 49 (17.31%) CESG Certified Professional
5 47 (16.61%) DV Cleared
6 39 (13.78%) CEH
7 31 (10.95%) CISM
8 22 (7.77%) CLAS
9 18 (6.36%) CREST Certified
9 18 (6.36%) Degree
10 16 (5.65%) GIAC
11 12 (4.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (4.24%) SANS
12 10 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (3.18%) CCNP
13 9 (3.18%) CCSP
14 8 (2.83%) CCDP
14 8 (2.83%) GCIH
15 7 (2.47%) CISA
15 7 (2.47%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (22.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (13.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 38 (13.43%) RMADS
4 21 (7.42%) PCI DSS
5 15 (5.30%) JSP 440
6 13 (4.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (2.83%) ISO27002
8 5 (1.77%) GPG13
9 2 (0.71%) QA
10 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.35%) GMP
10 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.89%) Sendmail
3 6 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.71%) vCloud
5 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.83%) Puppet
2 3 (1.06%) Kibana
2 3 (1.06%) logstash
2 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (1.06%) WSUS
3 2 (0.71%) Ansible
3 2 (0.71%) CFEngine
3 2 (0.71%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.71%) Salt
3 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.35%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.35%) SELinux
Vendors
1 42 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.83%) Citrix
3 24 (8.48%) Cisco
4 17 (6.01%) Oracle
5 13 (4.59%) Intel Security
6 11 (3.89%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.83%) Splunk
8 6 (2.12%) VMware
9 5 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.41%) HP
10 4 (1.41%) SAP
11 3 (1.06%) TOWER Software
12 2 (0.71%) F5
12 2 (0.71%) Google
12 2 (0.71%) Remedy
12 2 (0.71%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.71%) Telelogic
13 1 (0.35%) ArcSight
13 1 (0.35%) Crossbeam
13 1 (0.35%) Palo Alto
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