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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Assurance
Rank 467 463 451
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 104 96 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 49
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£470 £403 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.77% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.63%

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 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 -9 94 £475 +0.52% 16
London +32 57 £513 +34.86% 6
City of London +17 18 £500 +36.98%
South West -12 15 £400 -28.88% 3
North West +5 8 £460 -20.00% 3
Scotland -7 8 £330 - 1
South East -26 6 £400 -20.00% 4
Edinburgh -7 5 £180 -45.45% 1
Gloucestershire -15 5 £500 - 2
West Midlands 0 4 £398 -29.01%
Bristol -4 4 £425 -29.16% 1
Yorkshire -7 4 £420 -
Manchester - 3 £330 - 2
Berkshire -2 2 £383 -23.50% 2
Gloucester -3 2 £500 -
West Yorkshire -4 2 £450 -
Glasgow - 2 £330 -
Birmingham - 2 £330 -
Bracknell - 2 £383 - 1
Telford -9 1 - -
Shropshire -11 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £500 - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Avon - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 130 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 100 (31.25%) Information Security
3 82 (25.63%) SC Cleared
4 79 (24.69%) Data Protection
5 71 (22.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 70 (21.88%) Data Protection Act
7 67 (20.94%) CISSP
7 67 (20.94%) Management Information System
8 63 (19.69%) Risk Management
9 62 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (19.38%) PRINCE2
10 61 (19.06%) ITIL
11 59 (18.44%) CESG
12 56 (17.50%) Project Management
12 56 (17.50%) Security Architecture
13 50 (15.63%) Finance
14 46 (14.38%) Degree
15 43 (13.44%) RMADS
16 36 (11.25%) CESG CLAS
17 35 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (9.38%) CISM
19 30 (9.38%) Service Delivery
20 28 (8.75%) Firewall
20 28 (8.75%) Internet
21 27 (8.44%) Change Control
22 25 (7.81%) Security Testing
23 24 (7.50%) ISMS
23 24 (7.50%) Cyber Security
23 24 (7.50%) Legal

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (4.06%) IIS
2 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.63%) JBoss
4 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (2.81%) MS Excel
1 9 (2.81%) MS Office
2 7 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.50%) assyst
2 4 (1.25%) Summit
3 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.50%) IaaS
2 5 (1.56%) SaaS
2 5 (1.56%) PaaS
3 2 (0.63%) GitHub
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.75%) Firewall
1 28 (8.75%) Internet
2 22 (6.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (5.63%) Network Security
3 18 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.13%) HTTP
5 8 (2.50%) WAN
5 8 (2.50%) DNS
5 8 (2.50%) Intranet
6 7 (2.19%) IPsec
6 7 (2.19%) HTTPS
6 7 (2.19%) MPLS
6 7 (2.19%) OSPF
6 7 (2.19%) BGP
6 7 (2.19%) VPN
6 7 (2.19%) VLAN
6 7 (2.19%) DMVPN
6 7 (2.19%) HSRP
7 3 (0.94%) SSL
8 2 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.19%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.88%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.88%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.56%) DB2
4 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.94%) MySQL
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.63%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Selenium
2 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.63%) JIRA
3 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.63%) Toad
3 2 (0.63%) Ant
3 2 (0.63%) JUnit
3 2 (0.63%) Maven
3 2 (0.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.31%) WATIR
4 1 (0.31%) Sahi
4 1 (0.31%) CasperJS
4 1 (0.31%) PhantomJS
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (15.63%) Finance
2 24 (7.50%) Legal
3 17 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.81%) Law
5 8 (2.50%) Banking
6 5 (1.56%) Local Government
7 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.25%) Retail
8 3 (0.94%) Games
8 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Military
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (25.94%) Architect
2 56 (17.50%) Security Architect
3 41 (12.81%) Consultant
4 37 (11.56%) Analyst
5 34 (10.63%) Project Manager
6 26 (8.13%) Security Consultant
7 25 (7.81%) Information Architect
8 23 (7.19%) Security Manager
9 19 (5.94%) Security Analyst
9 19 (5.94%) Information Analyst
10 18 (5.63%) Information Specialist
10 18 (5.63%) Senior Manager
11 17 (5.31%) Senior Project Manager
11 17 (5.31%) Information Manager
12 16 (5.00%) CLAS Consultant
13 15 (4.69%) Information Security Analyst
14 14 (4.38%) Service Manager
14 14 (4.38%) Lead Architect
14 14 (4.38%) Lead Security Architect
15 13 (4.06%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.81%) XML
2 6 (1.88%) REST
3 5 (1.56%) SOAP
4 4 (1.25%) JSP
4 4 (1.25%) HTML
5 3 (0.94%) Web Services
5 3 (0.94%) CSS
5 3 (0.94%) JMS
5 3 (0.94%) WSDL
6 2 (0.63%) Smart GWT
6 2 (0.63%) MyBatis
6 2 (0.63%) GWT
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Axis
6 2 (0.63%) XSLT
6 2 (0.63%) DOM
6 2 (0.63%) Spring
7 1 (0.31%) VML
7 1 (0.31%) Middleware
7 1 (0.31%) XSL
7 1 (0.31%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 70 (21.88%) Data Protection Act
2 67 (20.94%) Management Information System
3 59 (18.44%) CESG
4 43 (13.44%) RMADS
5 36 (11.25%) CESG CLAS
6 32 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.06%) Freedom of Information Act
8 10 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
9 9 (2.81%) PKI
10 6 (1.88%) Open Source
10 6 (1.88%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.25%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.94%) SCADA
12 3 (0.94%) Online Games
13 2 (0.63%) Statistics
14 1 (0.31%) Tandem
14 1 (0.31%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.56%) Windows
2 12 (3.75%) Linux
3 10 (3.13%) UNIX
4 4 (1.25%) zOS
5 2 (0.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (31.25%) Information Security
2 79 (24.69%) Data Protection
3 63 (19.69%) Risk Management
4 62 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (19.38%) PRINCE2
5 61 (19.06%) ITIL
6 56 (17.50%) Project Management
6 56 (17.50%) Security Architecture
7 35 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (9.38%) Service Delivery
9 27 (8.44%) Change Control
10 25 (7.81%) Security Testing
11 24 (7.50%) ISMS
11 24 (7.50%) Cyber Security
12 22 (6.88%) TOGAF
12 22 (6.88%) Data Security
12 22 (6.88%) Software Testing
13 19 (5.94%) Service Management
14 17 (5.31%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.88%) SQL
2 14 (4.38%) Java
3 10 (3.13%) C
4 6 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.94%) Delphi
5 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.94%) C#
6 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.63%) C++
6 2 (0.63%) Ruby
7 1 (0.31%) COBOL
7 1 (0.31%) XPath
7 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 130 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 82 (25.63%) SC Cleared
3 67 (20.94%) CISSP
4 46 (14.38%) Degree
5 30 (9.38%) CISM
6 20 (6.25%) CISA
7 19 (5.94%) DV Cleared
8 18 (5.63%) GIAC
9 14 (4.38%) CEH
10 11 (3.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (3.13%) ISEB
12 9 (2.81%) ISTQB
13 8 (2.50%) MCSE
13 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (2.19%) Postgraduate
15 6 (1.88%) CRISC
16 4 (1.25%) BC Cleared
16 4 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
17 3 (0.94%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (22.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.88%) COBIT
3 11 (3.44%) JSP 440
3 11 (3.44%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.88%) QA
5 4 (1.25%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.25%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.94%) SLA
6 3 (0.94%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.63%) FATCA
7 2 (0.63%) GPG13
8 1 (0.31%) BS7799
8 1 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 9 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.63%) Snort
3 1 (0.31%) RACF
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) XenApp
3 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.19%) SCCM
2 4 (1.25%) SCOM
3 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool
4 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.31%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.88%) Oracle
3 7 (2.19%) Blue Coat
3 7 (2.19%) SAP
4 6 (1.88%) TOWER Software
5 4 (1.25%) HP
5 4 (1.25%) IBM
5 4 (1.25%) VMware
6 3 (0.94%) Cisco
6 3 (0.94%) Citrix
6 3 (0.94%) Sun
6 3 (0.94%) McAfee
7 2 (0.63%) Capita
7 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.63%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.63%) Remedy
7 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.63%) BMC
8 1 (0.31%) Casewise
8 1 (0.31%) ICL
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