The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 125 136
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.041% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.051% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -52.85% +27.70%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1456 1977 2225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.40% 80.33% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 1023 1162
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 45 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Assurance in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (100.00%) Capita
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) RMADS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) SABSA

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Information Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance Leader
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) SABSA
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) RMADS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Capita