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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 506 556 448
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -108
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 156 107 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.23% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 54 134
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £276 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £700 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £450 £473
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.25% +27.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £31.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.98 £60.98 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £51.17 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +27.92%

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
44547 45656 42956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.99% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29462 29606 26622
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1037 1202 1216
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +68 141 £500 +5.26% 31
London -8 38 £438 -12.50% 8
South East +44 37 £488 +5.12% 11
South West +18 29 £575 +37.72% 7
Bristol +14 18 £575 +55.40%
Buckinghamshire - 16 £525 - 3
Milton Keynes - 15 £525 - 3
Yorkshire +9 13 £525 -25.00% 1
West Yorkshire +13 12 £550 -21.42% 1
Leeds +9 12 £550 -21.42% 1
East Midlands +7 12 £580 +28.88% 1
Hampshire - 11 £463 - 3
Nottinghamshire +3 9 £583 +29.44%
Scotland +2 9 £310 -6.06%
Nottingham -3 8 £580 +28.88%
Gloucestershire -7 8 £438 +2.94% 6
Winchester - 7 £475 - 1
City of London +49 5 - - 4
Tyne and Wear -32 5 £763 +8.92%
North East -35 5 £763 +8.92%
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 5 £763 +8.92%
Wales - 5 £525 -
North West -2 4 £425 -27.65% 2
Berkshire -4 4 £525 +5.00% 2
Newport - 4 - -
South Wales - 4 - -
Derby +10 3 £450 -0.10%
Derbyshire +10 3 £450 -0.10%
Reading +6 3 £563 - 1
Glasgow +2 3 £340 -1.44%

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 191 (48.97%) Security Cleared
2 126 (32.31%) Information Security
3 115 (29.49%) SC Cleared
4 113 (28.97%) CISSP
5 92 (23.59%) Management Information System
6 91 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 86 (22.05%) Risk Management
8 84 (21.54%) CESG Certified Professional
9 79 (20.26%) CESG
10 78 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (19.49%) Data Protection
12 72 (18.46%) Finance
13 64 (16.41%) RMADS
13 64 (16.41%) CLAS
14 61 (15.64%) Security Testing
14 61 (15.64%) DV Cleared
15 57 (14.62%) Project Management
16 56 (14.36%) Data Protection Act
17 54 (13.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 52 (13.33%) Software Testing
18 52 (13.33%) ITIL
19 50 (12.82%) PRINCE2
19 50 (12.82%) Security Architecture
20 49 (12.56%) Microsoft
21 45 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
21 45 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
22 44 (11.28%) Windows
23 40 (10.26%) CISM
24 39 (10.00%) Firewall
25 38 (9.74%) Internet

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 18 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.10%) IIS
3 8 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.54%) Apache
5 5 (1.28%) JBoss
6 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.77%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.77%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) CICS
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.26%) WinCC
Applications
1 29 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.03%) Magento
3 3 (0.77%) BusinessWare
3 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.77%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.77%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.79%) Office 365
2 4 (1.03%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.00%) Firewall
2 38 (9.74%) Internet
3 23 (5.90%) Network Security
4 16 (4.10%) IPsec
5 15 (3.85%) SMTP
6 13 (3.33%) FTP
6 13 (3.33%) SSH
7 12 (3.08%) DHCP
7 12 (3.08%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (2.82%) DNS
9 10 (2.56%) VPN
10 8 (2.05%) LAN
11 7 (1.79%) Wireless
12 6 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.54%) WAN
13 5 (1.28%) TCP/IP
14 4 (1.03%) SSL
15 3 (0.77%) LDAP
15 3 (0.77%) MPLS
15 3 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.82%) Big Data
3 7 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.79%) RDBMS
3 7 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.28%) Power BI
5 4 (1.03%) MySQL
6 3 (0.77%) DB2
6 3 (0.77%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (2.82%) JIRA
2 10 (2.56%) Cucumber
3 7 (1.79%) Selenium
4 5 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.28%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.03%) ProC
6 3 (0.77%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.77%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.51%) Toad
8 1 (0.26%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.26%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.26%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.26%) WatiN
General
1 72 (18.46%) Finance
2 25 (6.41%) Legal
3 20 (5.13%) Retail
4 15 (3.85%) Banking
5 13 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.05%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.54%) Law
9 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 76 (19.49%) Consultant
2 57 (14.62%) Analyst
3 47 (12.05%) Security Consultant
4 43 (11.03%) Architect
5 34 (8.72%) Security Architect
6 28 (7.18%) Test Analyst
7 25 (6.41%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 19 (4.87%) Security Advisor
8 19 (4.87%) Security Manager
9 17 (4.36%) Head of Security
9 17 (4.36%) Information Manager
9 17 (4.36%) Information Security Manager
9 17 (4.36%) Technical Leader
10 16 (4.10%) Project Manager
11 15 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
11 15 (3.85%) Security Analyst
12 14 (3.59%) CLAS Consultant
12 14 (3.59%) Head of Architecture
13 13 (3.33%) Information Architect
14 11 (2.82%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.08%) XML
2 3 (0.77%) LAMP
2 3 (0.77%) MSMQ
2 3 (0.77%) SOAP
3 2 (0.51%) JMS
3 2 (0.51%) REST
3 2 (0.51%) Web Services
3 2 (0.51%) WSDL
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) CSS
4 1 (0.26%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.26%) HTML
4 1 (0.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (23.59%) Management Information System
2 79 (20.26%) CESG
3 56 (14.36%) Data Protection Act
4 32 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (8.21%) Cryptography
5 29 (7.44%) PKI
6 20 (5.13%) CESG CLAS
7 15 (3.85%) Client/Server
8 13 (3.33%) Algorithms
9 12 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
10 11 (2.82%) Freedom of Information Act
10 11 (2.82%) User Experience
11 8 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.79%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.28%) Driving Licence
14 5 (1.28%) Mathematics
15 4 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
16 3 (0.77%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.28%) Windows
2 23 (5.90%) Unix
3 20 (5.13%) Linux
4 15 (3.85%) Windows Vista
5 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.28%) AIX
8 4 (1.03%) Solaris
9 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.77%) zOS
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (32.31%) Information Security
2 86 (22.05%) Risk Management
3 78 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (19.49%) Data Protection
5 61 (15.64%) Security Testing
6 57 (14.62%) Project Management
7 52 (13.33%) ITIL
7 52 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 50 (12.82%) PRINCE2
8 50 (12.82%) Security Architecture
9 45 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
9 45 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (9.49%) ISMS
11 32 (8.21%) Security Management
11 32 (8.21%) TOGAF
12 31 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
14 28 (7.18%) Information Security Management
14 28 (7.18%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.90%) C
2 20 (5.13%) SQL
3 14 (3.59%) Ruby
4 12 (3.08%) Java
5 11 (2.82%) Python
6 10 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.28%) C#
7 5 (1.28%) PHP
7 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 191 (48.97%) Security Cleared
2 115 (29.49%) SC Cleared
3 113 (28.97%) CISSP
4 84 (21.54%) CESG Certified Professional
5 64 (16.41%) CLAS
6 61 (15.64%) DV Cleared
7 40 (10.26%) CISM
8 37 (9.49%) Degree
9 25 (6.41%) CEH
10 22 (5.64%) ISEB
11 20 (5.13%) ISTQB
11 20 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (3.85%) IISP
14 12 (3.08%) CCSP
15 11 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (2.31%) GCIH
17 8 (2.05%) CCNP
17 8 (2.05%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (16.41%) RMADS
3 54 (13.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 28 (7.18%) JSP 440
5 20 (5.13%) PCI DSS
6 15 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (1.79%) QA
8 6 (1.54%) GPG13
9 5 (1.28%) SLA
10 3 (0.77%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.51%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.51%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.26%) BS25999
12 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.33%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.77%) ClearTrust
4 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.03%) Puppet
3 3 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.77%) QRadar
3 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.51%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) Kibana
5 1 (0.26%) logstash
5 1 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.26%) OpenView
5 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.26%) WMI
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (12.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.69%) Citrix
3 29 (7.44%) Oracle
4 22 (5.64%) Cisco
5 13 (3.33%) HP
6 12 (3.08%) Intel Security
7 11 (2.82%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.56%) TOWER Software
9 5 (1.28%) BMC
9 5 (1.28%) Remedy
10 4 (1.03%) Splunk
11 3 (0.77%) BEA
11 3 (0.77%) CA
11 3 (0.77%) IBM
11 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.77%) SAP
11 3 (0.77%) Vitria
12 2 (0.51%) ATG
12 2 (0.51%) ESRI
12 2 (0.51%) VMware
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