The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 29 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.

Information Assurance
South West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 69 72
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.25% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £365 £280 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.35% -44.00%  
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 £30.00 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -50.80% +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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 643 743 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.19% 81.74% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 537 473
Median daily rate £390 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in Bristol

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 12 (70.59%) Management Information System
2 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
3 6 (35.29%) Information Management
3 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (29.41%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (23.53%) Security Management
5 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Computer Security
5 4 (23.53%) ISEB
5 4 (23.53%) CESG
5 4 (23.53%) Information Security
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Change Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (11.76%) IISP
7 2 (11.76%) CISA
7 2 (11.76%) CISM
7 2 (11.76%) CISSP
7 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Economics
7 2 (11.76%) Validation
7 2 (11.76%) Change Control
7 2 (11.76%) Information Governance

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Security Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Author
3 2 (11.76%) Documentation Author
3 2 (11.76%) Documentation Writer
3 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Information Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Author
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Writer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Audit Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) CESG
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Risk Management
2 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (35.29%) Information Management
3 4 (23.53%) Computer Security
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) Security Management
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Economics
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) CISA
4 2 (11.76%) CISM
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) IISP
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft