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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 381 508 476
Rank change year-on-year
+127 -32
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 249 73 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 45 73
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£520 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £640 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £550 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 11
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% +56.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £33.45 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £57.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £45.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.97% +81.00%

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
42685 39165 41848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26606 24143 24263
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1100 1502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 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
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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 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 +125 222 £520 +1.96% 33
London +80 122 £552 +12.55% 10
South West +10 56 £500 -2.43% 5
City of London +38 26 £553 +10.60% 5
South East +15 19 £415 -7.77% 9
Scotland - 18 £500 -
Somerset - 17 £495 - 1
Edinburgh - 14 £575 -
Hampshire -4 12 £475 -18.80% 1
Wiltshire -4 11 £525 -
Taunton - 11 £448 -
North West 0 7 £478 +59.16% 4
Yorkshire - 7 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Devon - 7 £498 -
Gloucestershire -18 6 - - 3
Surrey - 4 £325 - 6
East Midlands - 4 £370 -
Leeds - 4 £425 -
Glasgow - 4 £375 -
Manchester -9 3 £390 - 3
West Midlands -15 3 £600 +9.09% 1
East of England -21 3 - - 3
Plymouth - 3 £600 -
Cheshire - 3 £575 -
Warrington - 3 £575 -
Berkshire +1 2 £428 -5.00% 2
Birmingham -8 2 £600 +9.09% 1
South Wales -11 2 £425 -5.55%
Wales -13 2 £425 -5.55%

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 169 (42.57%) Security Cleared
2 113 (28.46%) Information Security
3 108 (27.20%) SC Cleared
4 91 (22.92%) CESG
5 90 (22.67%) Management Information System
6 89 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (21.91%) Project Management
8 84 (21.16%) Risk Management
9 76 (19.14%) Data Protection
10 75 (18.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 73 (18.39%) Data Protection Act
12 63 (15.87%) RMADS
13 56 (14.11%) ITIL
14 52 (13.10%) PRINCE2
14 52 (13.10%) CISSP
15 50 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
16 49 (12.34%) Finance
16 49 (12.34%) CESG CLAS
17 45 (11.34%) Internet
18 44 (11.08%) Security Architecture
19 42 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
20 40 (10.08%) Change Control
21 38 (9.57%) Oracle
22 36 (9.07%) Firewall
23 35 (8.82%) Microsoft
23 35 (8.82%) JSP 440
24 34 (8.56%) Degree
25 32 (8.06%) TOGAF
26 30 (7.56%) DV Cleared
27 29 (7.30%) Cyber Security

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 13 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (1.51%) IIS
4 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.50%) ColdFusion
4 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (3.02%) MS Office
1 12 (3.02%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.76%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.51%) MS Project
4 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (3.27%) assyst
2 7 (1.76%) Summit
3 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.52%) IaaS
2 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.76%) SaaS
2 3 (0.76%) PaaS
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.50%) GitHub
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.34%) Internet
2 36 (9.07%) Firewall
3 26 (6.55%) Network Security
4 22 (5.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 21 (5.29%) TCP/IP
6 14 (3.53%) DNS
6 14 (3.53%) Intranet
7 13 (3.27%) HTTP
8 12 (3.02%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (2.27%) WAN
10 8 (2.02%) VLAN
11 7 (1.76%) SSL
12 6 (1.51%) 4G
12 6 (1.51%) HSRP
12 6 (1.51%) DHCP
12 6 (1.51%) VPN
13 5 (1.26%) MPLS
13 5 (1.26%) OSPF
13 5 (1.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.28%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.53%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.27%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.52%) DB2
5 9 (2.27%) MySQL
6 6 (1.51%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.50%) DataStage
8 2 (0.50%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.26%) Selenium
2 3 (0.76%) JIRA
3 2 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.50%) Subversion
3 2 (0.50%) Ant
3 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.25%) Sahi
4 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.25%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.25%) JUnit
4 1 (0.25%) Maven
4 1 (0.25%) WATIR
General
1 49 (12.34%) Finance
2 13 (3.27%) Law
3 11 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.51%) Electronics
6 4 (1.01%) Legal
6 4 (1.01%) Banking
7 3 (0.76%) Local Government
7 3 (0.76%) Dutch Language
7 3 (0.76%) Military
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (20.15%) Architect
2 66 (16.62%) Consultant
3 49 (12.34%) Project Manager
4 48 (12.09%) Analyst
5 32 (8.06%) Security Architect
5 32 (8.06%) CLAS Consultant
6 28 (7.05%) Information Architect
6 28 (7.05%) Security Consultant
7 25 (6.30%) Security Specialist
8 23 (5.79%) Senior Manager
9 22 (5.54%) Senior Project Manager
9 22 (5.54%) Information Analyst
10 21 (5.29%) Security Analyst
11 20 (5.04%) Security Manager
12 19 (4.79%) Designer
13 14 (3.53%) Information Specialist
13 14 (3.53%) Technical Architect
13 14 (3.53%) Information Manager
14 13 (3.27%) Information Security Specialist
15 12 (3.02%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.28%) Web Services
1 17 (4.28%) XML
2 13 (3.27%) REST
3 11 (2.77%) JSP
3 11 (2.77%) SOAP
4 7 (1.76%) XSLT
4 7 (1.76%) JMS
4 7 (1.76%) WSDL
5 4 (1.01%) Middleware
6 2 (0.50%) Spring
6 2 (0.50%) JSON
6 2 (0.50%) Apache Axis
6 2 (0.50%) GWT
6 2 (0.50%) Smart GWT
6 2 (0.50%) HTML
6 2 (0.50%) CSS
6 2 (0.50%) MyBatis
6 2 (0.50%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 91 (22.92%) CESG
2 90 (22.67%) Management Information System
3 73 (18.39%) Data Protection Act
4 63 (15.87%) RMADS
5 50 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (12.34%) CESG CLAS
7 12 (3.02%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.52%) Data Integration
9 9 (2.27%) Reference Data
10 8 (2.02%) Freedom of Information Act
11 7 (1.76%) Replication
12 6 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (1.26%) PKI
14 4 (1.01%) Web 2.0
14 4 (1.01%) Open Source
14 4 (1.01%) Wiki
15 3 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
15 3 (0.76%) Statistics
15 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
16 2 (0.50%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.79%) Windows
2 6 (1.51%) Linux
2 6 (1.51%) UNIX
3 4 (1.01%) zOS
4 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (28.46%) Information Security
2 89 (22.42%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (21.91%) Project Management
4 84 (21.16%) Risk Management
5 76 (19.14%) Data Protection
6 56 (14.11%) ITIL
7 52 (13.10%) PRINCE2
8 44 (11.08%) Security Architecture
9 42 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (10.08%) Change Control
11 32 (8.06%) TOGAF
12 29 (7.30%) Service Delivery
12 29 (7.30%) Cyber Security
13 26 (6.55%) Penetration Testing
14 24 (6.05%) Service Management
14 24 (6.05%) ISMS
15 22 (5.54%) Security Testing
16 20 (5.04%) Data Security
16 20 (5.04%) Migration
17 18 (4.53%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.55%) Java
2 23 (5.79%) SQL
3 16 (4.03%) C
4 6 (1.51%) C++
5 3 (0.76%) C#
5 3 (0.76%) Delphi
6 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.50%) Python
6 2 (0.50%) Ruby
6 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.25%) COBOL
7 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (42.57%) Security Cleared
2 108 (27.20%) SC Cleared
3 52 (13.10%) CISSP
4 34 (8.56%) Degree
5 30 (7.56%) DV Cleared
6 21 (5.29%) CEH
7 15 (3.78%) GIAC
8 13 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.27%) MCSE
9 7 (1.76%) CISA
9 7 (1.76%) CISM
10 6 (1.51%) HND
10 6 (1.51%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (1.26%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.26%) CCNP
11 5 (1.26%) CCNA
11 5 (1.26%) ISEB
12 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (18.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (8.82%) JSP 440
3 17 (4.28%) COBIT
4 9 (2.27%) QA
4 9 (2.27%) GPG13
5 8 (2.02%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.76%) ISO 9000
6 7 (1.76%) ISO 14001
7 5 (1.26%) PCI DSS
8 4 (1.01%) SLA
9 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.25%) BS7799
10 1 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) XenApp
2 2 (0.50%) XenServer
2 2 (0.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.25%) RACF
3 1 (0.25%) Snort
3 1 (0.25%) Nmap
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.27%) SCCM
2 4 (1.01%) SCOM
3 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (9.57%) Oracle
2 35 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.53%) Blue Coat
4 12 (3.02%) Cisco
5 10 (2.52%) TOWER Software
6 9 (2.27%) F5
7 7 (1.76%) Casewise
8 6 (1.51%) VMware
8 6 (1.51%) HP
9 5 (1.26%) SAP
9 5 (1.26%) Juniper
10 4 (1.01%) IBM
11 3 (0.76%) Sun
11 3 (0.76%) BMC
11 3 (0.76%) Remedy
12 2 (0.50%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.50%) Mercator
12 2 (0.50%) Dell
12 2 (0.50%) Citrix
12 2 (0.50%) JBoss
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £475 - £525 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 6 days ago