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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 512 517 405
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -112
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 136 142 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.31% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 69 180
Median daily rate £475 £450 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £278 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £677
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £490
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £46.59 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.96% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £37.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.81 £60.98 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £43.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +19.00%

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
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +9 121 £475 +5.55% 30
South East +51 47 £513 +28.12% 11
London -43 36 £413 -8.33% 3
Buckinghamshire - 27 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 26 £525 -
South West +13 17 £450 +5.88% 8
Hampshire - 14 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 12 £450 +5.88% 7
Winchester - 10 £438 - 1
Yorkshire +1 9 £500 -28.57% 3
Wales - 9 £512 -
Leeds +5 8 £575 -17.85% 3
West Yorkshire +4 8 £575 -17.85% 3
South Wales - 7 - -
Newport - 7 - -
East Midlands 0 5 £518 +15.00%
Scotland 0 4 £270 -11.47%
West Midlands -37 4 £338 +14.40% 1
Birmingham -7 3 £325 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £450 -
Derby - 3 £450 -
City of London +23 2 - - 2
North West +2 2 - - 2
Berkshire +1 2 £475 +5.55% 6
Bristol 0 2 £573 -
Nottinghamshire -5 2 £558 +23.88%
Nottingham -9 2 £558 +23.88%
Gosport - 2 - -
Barrow-in-Furness - 2 - -
Cumbria - 2 - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 174 (50.58%) Security Cleared
2 116 (33.72%) Information Security
3 115 (33.43%) CISSP
4 105 (30.52%) SC Cleared
5 98 (28.49%) Risk Management
6 84 (24.42%) CESG
7 82 (23.84%) Management Information System
7 82 (23.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 79 (22.97%) CESG Certified Professional
9 59 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (16.57%) Microsoft
10 57 (16.57%) Data Protection
11 56 (16.28%) Security Architecture
11 56 (16.28%) Windows
12 55 (15.99%) Finance
12 55 (15.99%) RMADS
13 51 (14.83%) Cybersecurity
14 50 (14.53%) Security Testing
15 49 (14.24%) DV Cleared
15 49 (14.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 47 (13.66%) CLAS
17 46 (13.37%) ITIL
18 44 (12.79%) ISMS
19 40 (11.63%) Internet
19 40 (11.63%) Project Management
20 38 (11.05%) CISM
20 38 (11.05%) Cryptography
20 38 (11.05%) Penetration Testing
20 38 (11.05%) Software Testing
21 37 (10.76%) PRINCE2

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 19 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.20%) IIS
3 9 (2.62%) Apache
4 8 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.87%) JBoss
6 2 (0.58%) nginx
6 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.29%) CICS
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) WinCC
Applications
1 30 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.16%) Magento
3 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.87%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.03%) Office 365
3 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.63%) Internet
2 34 (9.88%) Firewall
3 26 (7.56%) Network Security
4 24 (6.98%) IPsec
5 20 (5.81%) SMTP
6 16 (4.65%) FTP
6 16 (4.65%) SSH
7 13 (3.78%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (2.62%) Wireless
9 8 (2.33%) DHCP
9 8 (2.33%) DNS
10 6 (1.74%) VPN
11 5 (1.45%) LAN
11 5 (1.45%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.16%) LDAP
13 3 (0.87%) WAN
14 2 (0.58%) SSL
14 2 (0.58%) VoIP
15 1 (0.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.20%) Big Data
3 9 (2.62%) MySQL
4 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.45%) Power BI
5 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (2.03%) JIRA
2 7 (2.03%) Selenium
3 5 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.87%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.58%) Hudson
5 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.58%) MSI
5 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.29%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.29%) ProC
6 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (15.99%) Finance
2 26 (7.56%) Legal
3 16 (4.65%) Retail
4 12 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.20%) Banking
6 7 (2.03%) Law
6 7 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 64 (18.60%) Consultant
2 46 (13.37%) Analyst
3 40 (11.63%) Security Consultant
4 34 (9.88%) Architect
5 26 (7.56%) Security Architect
6 22 (6.40%) Security Advisor
7 19 (5.52%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 19 (5.52%) Test Analyst
8 17 (4.94%) Information Assurance Leader
9 15 (4.36%) Security Analyst
10 14 (4.07%) Head of Architecture
10 14 (4.07%) Project Officer
10 14 (4.07%) Security Manager
10 14 (4.07%) Technical Leader
11 13 (3.78%) CLAS Consultant
11 13 (3.78%) Information Manager
11 13 (3.78%) Information Security Consultant
12 12 (3.49%) Information Security Manager
13 11 (3.20%) Head of Security
14 10 (2.91%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.03%) LAMP
1 7 (2.03%) XML
2 3 (0.87%) J2EE
3 2 (0.58%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 84 (24.42%) CESG
2 82 (23.84%) Management Information System
3 38 (11.05%) Cryptography
4 36 (10.47%) Data Protection Act
5 23 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (6.69%) PKI
6 20 (5.81%) Client/Server
7 16 (4.65%) CESG CLAS
8 13 (3.78%) Algorithms
9 12 (3.49%) Freedom of Information
10 11 (3.20%) Freedom of Information Act
10 11 (3.20%) User Experience
11 6 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.45%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.16%) Computer Science
13 4 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.87%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 56 (16.28%) Windows
2 36 (10.47%) Unix
3 22 (6.40%) Linux
4 19 (5.52%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.58%) AIX
8 2 (0.58%) CentOS
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.58%) Solaris
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (33.72%) Information Security
2 98 (28.49%) Risk Management
3 59 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (16.57%) Data Protection
5 56 (16.28%) Security Architecture
6 51 (14.83%) Cybersecurity
7 50 (14.53%) Security Testing
8 46 (13.37%) ITIL
9 44 (12.79%) ISMS
10 40 (11.63%) Project Management
11 38 (11.05%) Penetration Testing
11 38 (11.05%) Software Testing
12 37 (10.76%) PRINCE2
13 32 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (9.01%) Security Management
15 30 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
15 30 (8.72%) Information Security Management
16 26 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
17 25 (7.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.69%) C
2 16 (4.65%) Python
3 14 (4.07%) SQL
4 12 (3.49%) Ruby
5 10 (2.91%) Java
6 9 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.03%) PHP
8 5 (1.45%) Perl
9 3 (0.87%) C#
9 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 174 (50.58%) Security Cleared
2 115 (33.43%) CISSP
3 105 (30.52%) SC Cleared
4 79 (22.97%) CESG Certified Professional
5 49 (14.24%) DV Cleared
6 47 (13.66%) CLAS
7 38 (11.05%) CISM
8 35 (10.17%) Degree
9 29 (8.43%) CEH
10 15 (4.36%) ISEB
10 15 (4.36%) ISTQB
10 15 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (4.07%) IISP
12 13 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (2.91%) CCSP
15 9 (2.62%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (2.62%) CCNP
15 9 (2.62%) CISMP
16 8 (2.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (23.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (15.99%) RMADS
3 49 (14.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (7.27%) JSP 440
5 19 (5.52%) PCI DSS
6 10 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (2.03%) GPG13
8 6 (1.74%) QA
9 5 (1.45%) SLA
10 3 (0.87%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.58%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.58%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.29%) BS25999
12 1 (0.29%) COBIT
12 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 35 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.65%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.58%) vCloud
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.16%) Puppet
3 3 (0.87%) Kibana
3 3 (0.87%) logstash
3 3 (0.87%) QRadar
4 2 (0.58%) Ansible
4 2 (0.58%) CFEngine
4 2 (0.58%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.58%) Salt
4 2 (0.58%) SCCM
4 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.29%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 57 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.17%) Citrix
3 27 (7.85%) Oracle
4 25 (7.27%) Cisco
5 15 (4.36%) Intel Security
6 10 (2.91%) CheckPoint
7 9 (2.62%) Splunk
8 7 (2.03%) HP
9 6 (1.74%) Remedy
9 6 (1.74%) TOWER Software
10 5 (1.45%) BMC
11 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.16%) VMware
12 2 (0.58%) Google
13 1 (0.29%) Ab Initio
13 1 (0.29%) ArcSight
13 1 (0.29%) Computacenter
13 1 (0.29%) Crossbeam
13 1 (0.29%) F5
13 1 (0.29%) RedPrairie
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