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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 446 486 495
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 215 142 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 74 66
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £313 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Median hourly rate £41.75 £44.24 £28.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +52.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.12 £60.98 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £44.24 £28.99
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +52.60%

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
44690 43131 40985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.93% 79.27% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29627 27316 25903
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1233 1208
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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
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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 +44 199 £500 +10.92% 41
London +2 72 £600 +20.00% 17
South East -2 39 £475 +11.43% 7
South West +8 37 £500 +19.04% 7
Gloucestershire +9 19 £450 - 4
North West +1 18 £350 +7.69% 7
Bristol +11 16 £575 +19.79% 1
East Midlands +18 14 £583 +29.23%
Buckinghamshire +14 14 £500 +11.11%
Hampshire +8 13 £450 -18.18% 2
Milton Keynes +9 11 £513 +13.88%
Nottinghamshire - 11 £585 -
Nottingham - 10 £585 -
Scotland -14 9 £340 +3.03%
City of London +33 7 £581 +36.76% 2
Yorkshire +14 6 £513 +28.12% 2
West Midlands -6 6 £280 +5.66%
Leeds +4 5 £550 +37.50% 2
West Yorkshire +4 5 £550 +37.50% 2
Manchester -14 5 £300 -11.11% 5
Tyne and Wear - 5 £763 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £763 -
North East - 5 £763 -
Glasgow +2 4 £370 +8.82%
Edinburgh +1 4 £310 +5.08%
Berkshire -4 4 £525 - 2
Reading - 4 £525 -
Derbyshire +11 3 £359 -20.48%
Derby +6 3 £359 -20.48%
Birmingham +6 3 £360 +35.84%

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 204 (45.13%) Security Cleared
2 159 (35.18%) Information Security
3 115 (25.44%) SC Cleared
4 111 (24.56%) CISSP
5 105 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 101 (22.35%) Risk Management
7 100 (22.12%) Management Information System
8 93 (20.58%) Finance
9 90 (19.91%) Security Testing
10 89 (19.69%) DV Cleared
11 88 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
12 87 (19.25%) CESG Certified Professional
13 81 (17.92%) RMADS
14 80 (17.70%) CLAS
15 79 (17.48%) CESG
16 78 (17.26%) Data Protection
17 74 (16.37%) Software Testing
18 66 (14.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 58 (12.83%) Project Management
20 56 (12.39%) Data Protection Act
21 51 (11.28%) PRINCE2
21 51 (11.28%) Firewall
22 50 (11.06%) ITIL
22 50 (11.06%) Security Architecture
23 44 (9.73%) Microsoft
24 43 (9.51%) Degree
25 42 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
25 42 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
26 40 (8.85%) Internet
26 40 (8.85%) Analytical Skills

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 20 (4.42%) IIS
2 18 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.65%) JBoss
4 10 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.11%) Apache
6 5 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.11%) iPlanet
6 5 (1.11%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.44%) nginx
8 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.11%) BusinessWare
1 5 (1.11%) SAP R/3
2 4 (0.88%) Magento
3 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.44%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.33%) SaaS
2 5 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.66%) Office 365
4 2 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.28%) Firewall
2 40 (8.85%) Internet
3 18 (3.98%) VPN
4 14 (3.10%) Network Security
5 13 (2.88%) DNS
5 13 (2.88%) IPsec
5 13 (2.88%) SMTP
6 12 (2.65%) DHCP
6 12 (2.65%) FTP
6 12 (2.65%) SSH
7 10 (2.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (1.77%) LAN
9 7 (1.55%) LDAP
9 7 (1.55%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.55%) Wireless
10 6 (1.33%) Extranet
10 6 (1.33%) WAN
11 5 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.11%) VoIP
12 4 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.43%) Big Data
3 10 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.11%) DB2
5 5 (1.11%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.88%) Power BI
7 3 (0.66%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.44%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.22%) MySQL
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (3.76%) Selenium
2 16 (3.54%) Cucumber
3 11 (2.43%) JIRA
4 10 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.55%) WebDriver
6 6 (1.33%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.88%) ProC
8 3 (0.66%) ERwin
8 3 (0.66%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.44%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.44%) Hudson
9 2 (0.44%) MSI
9 2 (0.44%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (0.44%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.44%) Toad
9 2 (0.44%) WatiN
General
1 93 (20.58%) Finance
2 29 (6.42%) Legal
2 29 (6.42%) Retail
3 27 (5.97%) Banking
4 16 (3.54%) Retail Banking
5 13 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.88%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 104 (23.01%) Consultant
2 81 (17.92%) Analyst
3 63 (13.94%) Security Consultant
4 45 (9.96%) Architect
5 43 (9.51%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 41 (9.07%) Test Analyst
7 37 (8.19%) Security Architect
8 31 (6.86%) Information Security Consultant
9 30 (6.64%) Security Manager
10 29 (6.42%) Security Analyst
11 21 (4.65%) Head of Security
12 19 (4.20%) Security Assurance Manager
13 18 (3.98%) Security Advisor
14 17 (3.76%) Information Analyst
14 17 (3.76%) Information Security Manager
15 16 (3.54%) Information Architect
15 16 (3.54%) Project Manager
16 15 (3.32%) Information Manager
16 15 (3.32%) Information Security Architect
17 14 (3.10%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.10%) XML
2 6 (1.33%) .NET
2 6 (1.33%) Web Services
3 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.11%) MSMQ
4 4 (0.88%) SOAP
5 3 (0.66%) CSS
5 3 (0.66%) HTML
5 3 (0.66%) J2EE
6 2 (0.44%) Ajax
6 2 (0.44%) JMS
6 2 (0.44%) REST
6 2 (0.44%) WSDL
6 2 (0.44%) XHTML
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 100 (22.12%) Management Information System
2 79 (17.48%) CESG
3 56 (12.39%) Data Protection Act
4 40 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (7.96%) PKI
6 27 (5.97%) Cryptography
7 22 (4.87%) CESG CLAS
8 13 (2.88%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.88%) Freedom of Information
9 11 (2.43%) User Experience
10 10 (2.21%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.21%) Data Centre
10 10 (2.21%) Freedom of Information Act
11 8 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.55%) BYOD
12 7 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.55%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (1.11%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.63%) Windows
2 23 (5.09%) Unix
3 20 (4.42%) Linux
4 13 (2.88%) Windows Vista
5 9 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.55%) AIX
7 6 (1.33%) Solaris
8 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.11%) zOS
9 2 (0.44%) CentOS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (35.18%) Information Security
2 101 (22.35%) Risk Management
3 90 (19.91%) Security Testing
4 88 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (17.26%) Data Protection
6 74 (16.37%) Software Testing
7 58 (12.83%) Project Management
8 51 (11.28%) PRINCE2
9 50 (11.06%) ITIL
9 50 (11.06%) Security Architecture
10 42 (9.29%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (7.96%) Analytics
12 33 (7.30%) Penetration Testing
13 31 (6.86%) Security Management
13 31 (6.86%) TOGAF
13 31 (6.86%) Vulnerability Management
14 30 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (6.19%) Risk Assessment
16 27 (5.97%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.86%) SQL
2 29 (6.42%) C
3 14 (3.10%) Java
3 14 (3.10%) Ruby
4 13 (2.88%) C#
5 12 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.99%) Python
7 8 (1.77%) Perl
8 7 (1.55%) PHP
9 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 204 (45.13%) Security Cleared
2 115 (25.44%) SC Cleared
3 111 (24.56%) CISSP
4 89 (19.69%) DV Cleared
5 87 (19.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 80 (17.70%) CLAS
7 43 (9.51%) Degree
8 34 (7.52%) CISM
9 33 (7.30%) ISTQB
10 32 (7.08%) ISEB
11 30 (6.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (3.54%) IISP
13 15 (3.32%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (3.32%) CEH
14 12 (2.65%) GIAC
15 10 (2.21%) GCIH
16 8 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (1.55%) CISA
18 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (17.92%) RMADS
3 66 (14.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 27 (5.97%) JSP 440
5 23 (5.09%) PCI DSS
6 16 (3.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (2.43%) QA
8 6 (1.33%) ISO27005
9 4 (0.88%) FATCA
10 3 (0.66%) COBIT
10 3 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.66%) GPG13
10 3 (0.66%) SLA
11 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.44%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.44%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.22%) BS25999
System Software
1 36 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.65%) Sendmail
3 5 (1.11%) ClearTrust
4 2 (0.44%) Docker
4 2 (0.44%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.44%) pfSense
4 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.44%) vCloud
4 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.77%) Puppet
3 5 (1.11%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.66%) QRadar
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
5 2 (0.44%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.44%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.44%) Kibana
5 2 (0.44%) logstash
5 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) Salt
5 2 (0.44%) SCCM
5 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.22%) WMI
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (9.73%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.19%) Oracle
3 22 (4.87%) Citrix
4 13 (2.88%) HP
5 10 (2.21%) TOWER Software
6 7 (1.55%) Cisco
6 7 (1.55%) Intel Security
6 7 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.33%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.11%) BEA
8 5 (1.11%) CA
8 5 (1.11%) IBM
8 5 (1.11%) SAP
8 5 (1.11%) Vitria
9 4 (0.88%) VMware
10 3 (0.66%) BMC
10 3 (0.66%) Remedy
11 2 (0.44%) ATG
11 2 (0.44%) ESRI
11 2 (0.44%) Google
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