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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 455 507 428
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -79
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 139 93 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.23% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 48 73
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £349 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £515 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.90% +28.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £47.75 £33.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.48% +16.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.75 £33.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+41.48% +16.37%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +37 128 £450 -10.00% 22
London +31 65 £525 +10.52% 9
South East +7 31 £425 -12.37% 4
South West -8 12 £410 -21.15% 8
Scotland +15 11 £220 - 1
City of London +21 10 £400 -27.27%
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £450 -14.28% 1
East Sussex - 10 £419 -
East Midlands +11 7 £450 +18.42%
Gloucestershire -8 7 - - 4
Glasgow +2 6 £330 - 1
Milton Keynes -3 6 £450 -14.28% 1
Lewes - 6 - -
North West -19 5 £290 -17.43%
Derbyshire +6 4 £438 +15.32%
Hampshire -13 4 £450 +8.43%
West Yorkshire - 4 £413 -
Yorkshire - 4 £413 -
Edinburgh - 4 £153 - 1
Derby -4 3 £438 +15.32%
Northampton - 3 £450 -
Kent - 3 £505 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
Manchester - 3 £275 -
Wiltshire +13 2 £297 -
Surrey +2 2 £380 - 2
Birmingham +1 2 £298 -
Winchester -8 2 £431 +25.00%
West Midlands -10 2 £298 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £380 -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 94 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 75 (31.91%) Information Security
3 67 (28.51%) SC Cleared
4 54 (22.98%) Management Information System
4 54 (22.98%) Risk Management
4 54 (22.98%) Finance
5 47 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 45 (19.15%) CISSP
7 39 (16.60%) RMADS
8 37 (15.74%) Security Testing
8 37 (15.74%) ITIL
9 36 (15.32%) Software Testing
10 35 (14.89%) PRINCE2
11 30 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
11 30 (12.77%) CESG
11 30 (12.77%) Degree
11 30 (12.77%) Security Architecture
12 28 (11.91%) Legal
13 26 (11.06%) Data Protection
14 25 (10.64%) DV Cleared
15 24 (10.21%) Project Management
15 24 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (9.79%) HP
17 21 (8.94%) Service Delivery
17 21 (8.94%) Cyber Security
18 19 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 19 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (8.09%) Cisco
19 18 (7.66%) CISM
19 18 (7.66%) Data Protection Act

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (2.98%) IIS
2 3 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.70%) IaaS
2 4 (1.70%) SaaS
2 4 (1.70%) PaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.38%) Firewall
2 8 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (2.55%) Internet
3 6 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.55%) Network Security
4 4 (1.70%) DNS
4 4 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.28%) DHCP
5 3 (1.28%) HTTP
5 3 (1.28%) SAN
6 2 (0.85%) SSL
6 2 (0.85%) FTP
7 1 (0.43%) MVNO
7 1 (0.43%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.43%) LTE
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.43%) SSH
7 1 (0.43%) Wireless
7 1 (0.43%) TETRA
7 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.28%) WebDriver
1 3 (1.28%) Selenium
2 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
2 1 (0.43%) Maven
2 1 (0.43%) JUnit
2 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 54 (22.98%) Finance
2 28 (11.91%) Legal
3 12 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.83%) Retail
5 7 (2.98%) Banking
6 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.70%) Games
8 2 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.85%) Local Government
8 2 (0.85%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (14.47%) Architect
2 30 (12.77%) Consultant
3 29 (12.34%) Security Architect
4 26 (11.06%) Security Manager
5 25 (10.64%) Analyst
6 21 (8.94%) Information Manager
7 18 (7.66%) Security Consultant
7 18 (7.66%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (6.38%) Coordinator
9 12 (5.11%) Service Manager
9 12 (5.11%) Senior Manager
10 11 (4.68%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.83%) Information Specialist
11 9 (3.83%) Information Assurance Specialist
11 9 (3.83%) Security Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.40%) Project Support Officer
12 8 (3.40%) Technical Manager
12 8 (3.40%) Project Officer
12 8 (3.40%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.26%) JSP
2 7 (2.98%) Web Services
3 5 (2.13%) XML
4 4 (1.70%) .NET
5 2 (0.85%) XSL
5 2 (0.85%) XSLT
5 2 (0.85%) HTML
6 1 (0.43%) COM
6 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 54 (22.98%) Management Information System
2 39 (16.60%) RMADS
3 30 (12.77%) CESG
4 19 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (7.66%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (6.38%) CESG CLAS
7 8 (3.40%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.98%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (2.55%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (1.28%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.28%) SCADA
10 3 (1.28%) Online Games
10 3 (1.28%) PKI
10 3 (1.28%) EPoS
11 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.85%) Equities
11 2 (0.85%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.85%) Open Source
11 2 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.68%) Windows
2 6 (2.55%) Linux
3 4 (1.70%) UNIX
4 3 (1.28%) Solaris
5 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) Android
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (31.91%) Information Security
2 54 (22.98%) Risk Management
3 37 (15.74%) Security Testing
3 37 (15.74%) ITIL
4 36 (15.32%) Software Testing
5 35 (14.89%) PRINCE2
6 30 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (12.77%) Security Architecture
7 26 (11.06%) Data Protection
8 24 (10.21%) Project Management
8 24 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (8.94%) Service Delivery
9 21 (8.94%) Cyber Security
10 19 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (7.66%) Performance Management
12 16 (6.81%) Incident Management
13 15 (6.38%) Risk Assessment
13 15 (6.38%) ISMS
14 13 (5.53%) Migration
14 13 (5.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.53%) C
2 12 (5.11%) SQL
3 7 (2.98%) C#
4 4 (1.70%) Java
5 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.85%) PHP
6 2 (0.85%) XPath
6 2 (0.85%) R
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 94 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 67 (28.51%) SC Cleared
3 45 (19.15%) CISSP
4 30 (12.77%) Degree
5 25 (10.64%) DV Cleared
6 18 (7.66%) CISM
7 14 (5.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (5.11%) CISA
9 11 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.68%) CCNA
10 10 (4.26%) CCNP
10 10 (4.26%) ISTQB
11 9 (3.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (3.40%) GIAC
13 7 (2.98%) ISEB
14 5 (2.13%) GCIA
14 5 (2.13%) GCIH
14 5 (2.13%) Postgraduate
15 4 (1.70%) CISMP
16 3 (1.28%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.11%) COBIT
3 11 (4.68%) JSP 440
3 11 (4.68%) SLA
4 8 (3.40%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.70%) QA
6 3 (1.28%) CESG Infosec
7 2 (0.85%) FATCA
8 1 (0.43%) GPG13
8 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.28%) Snort
3 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.43%) XenApp
4 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.85%) Netcool
2 2 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.85%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.85%) SCCM
2 2 (0.85%) SCOM
2 2 (0.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.43%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.43%) Salt
3 1 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (9.79%) HP
2 19 (8.09%) Cisco
3 14 (5.96%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.83%) BMC
5 8 (3.40%) NetScout
6 7 (2.98%) Oracle
6 7 (2.98%) NetApp
7 6 (2.55%) F5
8 5 (2.13%) Citrix
8 5 (2.13%) McAfee
9 4 (1.70%) Symantec
9 4 (1.70%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.28%) VMware
11 2 (0.85%) Veritas
11 2 (0.85%) Reuters
11 2 (0.85%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.85%) IBM
11 2 (0.85%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.85%) TOWER Software
11 2 (0.85%) ArcSight
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