The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Assurance
Rank 489 418 487
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +69
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 98 126 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 71 34
Average daily rate £500 £430 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -25.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £413 £575
% change year-on-year
+22.42% -28.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £33.75 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.37% +16.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -104 93 £500 +14.94% 27
London -45 40 £475 +2.70% 11
South West -19 24 £520 +22.35% 5
South East -16 20 £493 +26.28% 6
Hampshire +8 10 £485 +11.49% 3
City of London -40 7 £550 +26.43% 5
Milton Keynes -15 5 £525 +29.62%
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £525 +29.62%
North West - 5 £351 - 2
Gloucestershire -1 2 - - 4
Suffolk -5 2 - - 2
Scotland -10 2 £330 -9.58%
Ipswich -12 2 - - 2
Berkshire -14 2 £500 +48.14% 1
East of England -25 2 - - 3
Farnborough - 2 £500 - 1
Basingstoke +18 1 - - 1
Reading -5 1 - - 1
Cheltenham -7 1 - -
Surrey -11 1 - - 2
West Midlands -15 1 - -
South Wales -20 1 - -
Swindon -21 1 - -
Wales -22 1 - -
Wiltshire -31 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 78 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 58 (31.18%) Information Security
3 54 (29.03%) SC Cleared
4 49 (26.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 47 (25.27%) CESG
6 37 (19.89%) Management Information System
7 36 (19.35%) Risk Management
7 36 (19.35%) CESG CLAS
8 35 (18.82%) Data Protection
9 34 (18.28%) RMADS
10 32 (17.20%) Project Management
11 30 (16.13%) CISSP
12 29 (15.59%) PRINCE2
12 29 (15.59%) Data Protection Act
13 28 (15.05%) Finance
14 24 (12.90%) Security Management
15 23 (12.37%) Security Architecture
16 21 (11.29%) Service Delivery
17 18 (9.68%) ITIL
18 16 (8.60%) Microsoft
18 16 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (8.60%) QA
18 16 (8.60%) Degree
19 15 (8.06%) DV Cleared
20 13 (6.99%) Law
21 12 (6.45%) C
21 12 (6.45%) JSP 440
22 11 (5.91%) Firewall
23 10 (5.38%) Information Security Management
23 10 (5.38%) Risk Assessment

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (2.69%) IIS
2 1 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.54%) SAS
2 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (3.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.61%) MS Office
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) assyst
2 1 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.91%) Firewall
2 7 (3.76%) Internet
3 6 (3.23%) DNS
3 6 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.15%) DHCP
5 3 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.61%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (1.61%) Network Security
5 3 (1.61%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.61%) SNMP
5 3 (1.61%) SMTP
5 3 (1.61%) FWSM
6 2 (1.08%) SAN
6 2 (1.08%) Intranet
7 1 (0.54%) Wireless
7 1 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.54%) SSL
7 1 (0.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.08%) PowerCenter
1 2 (1.08%) EDRMS
1 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
General
1 28 (15.05%) Finance
2 13 (6.99%) Law
3 6 (3.23%) Military
3 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.61%) Games
4 3 (1.61%) Electronics
4 3 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.54%) German Language
5 1 (0.54%) Local Government
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (29.57%) Consultant
2 27 (14.52%) CLAS Consultant
3 22 (11.83%) Project Manager
4 19 (10.22%) Security Consultant
5 15 (8.06%) Information Manager
5 15 (8.06%) Data Manager
6 12 (6.45%) Security Manager
7 10 (5.38%) Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Security Specialist
9 8 (4.30%) Senior Manager
9 8 (4.30%) Senior Project Manager
9 8 (4.30%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 8 (4.30%) Vendor Manager
10 7 (3.76%) Information Assurance Manager
10 7 (3.76%) Information Security Manager
11 6 (3.23%) Architect
11 6 (3.23%) IT Security Specialist
12 5 (2.69%) Lead Project Manager
12 5 (2.69%) IT Project Manager
12 5 (2.69%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) JSP
2 4 (2.15%) Web Services
3 2 (1.08%) REST
3 2 (1.08%) XML
3 2 (1.08%) SOAP
3 2 (1.08%) EDI
3 2 (1.08%) JSON
4 1 (0.54%) Spring
4 1 (0.54%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.27%) CESG
2 37 (19.89%) Management Information System
3 36 (19.35%) CESG CLAS
4 34 (18.28%) RMADS
5 29 (15.59%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.08%) Biometrics
8 2 (1.08%) PKI
8 2 (1.08%) Physics
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
9 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.54%) Statistics
9 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.69%) Windows
2 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) Android
3 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (31.18%) Information Security
2 36 (19.35%) Risk Management
3 35 (18.82%) Data Protection
4 32 (17.20%) Project Management
5 29 (15.59%) PRINCE2
6 24 (12.90%) Security Management
7 23 (12.37%) Security Architecture
8 21 (11.29%) Service Delivery
9 18 (9.68%) ITIL
10 16 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.38%) Information Security Management
11 10 (5.38%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (5.38%) Information Management
11 10 (5.38%) Risk Analysis
11 10 (5.38%) Change Control
11 10 (5.38%) Agile Project Management
12 9 (4.84%) Service Management
13 7 (3.76%) ISMS
13 7 (3.76%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.45%) C
2 4 (2.15%) C++
2 4 (2.15%) Java
3 3 (1.61%) SQL
4 2 (1.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 78 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 54 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 30 (16.13%) CISSP
4 16 (8.60%) Degree
5 15 (8.06%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.30%) CISM
7 5 (2.69%) GIAC
8 4 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.15%) ISSEP
8 4 (2.15%) CGEIT
9 3 (1.61%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (1.61%) PCI QSA
9 3 (1.61%) GCIA
9 3 (1.61%) GCIH
9 3 (1.61%) CISA
9 3 (1.61%) HND
9 3 (1.61%) GCED
10 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.08%) CCNP
10 2 (1.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (26.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (8.60%) QA
3 12 (6.45%) JSP 440
4 8 (4.30%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.61%) COBIT
5 3 (1.61%) SLA
5 3 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (1.08%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.61%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.54%) vSphere
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.54%) Nmap
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) SCCM
1 2 (1.08%) SCOM
2 1 (0.54%) Nessus
2 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.23%) F5
2 6 (3.23%) Cisco
2 6 (3.23%) Blue Coat
3 4 (2.15%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.61%) Wall Street Systems
4 3 (1.61%) VMware
5 2 (1.08%) Juniper
5 2 (1.08%) Informatica
5 2 (1.08%) HP
5 2 (1.08%) Citrix
5 2 (1.08%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.54%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.54%) Symantec
6 1 (0.54%) McAfee
6 1 (0.54%) NetApp
6 1 (0.54%) CODA
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Posted: 16 days ago
Ipswich
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago