The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 26 April 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 East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 66 81
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.57% 0.84% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.99% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £450 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -21.28% +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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 883 911 1058
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.54% 85.14% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 493 512
Median daily rate £411 £410 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +15.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 25
Median hourly rate £31.00 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.48% +40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in Buckinghamshire

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -4 6 £450 -14.28%
Information Assurance
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 14 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 14 (66.67%) CISSP
2 14 (66.67%) CESG
3 12 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (38.10%) Cryptography
6 8 (38.10%) ISMS
6 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
7 7 (33.33%) RMADS
7 7 (33.33%) IPsec
7 7 (33.33%) Unix
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
9 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
9 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
9 5 (23.81%) Citrix
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
9 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
9 5 (23.81%) SMTP
9 5 (23.81%) Internet
9 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
10 4 (19.05%) Security Testing

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) IPsec
2 5 (23.81%) Internet
2 5 (23.81%) SMTP
3 4 (19.05%) Wireless
4 3 (14.29%) FTP
4 3 (14.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Security Advisor
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Security Penetration Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Security Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Strategy Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) CESG
2 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 12 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (38.10%) Cryptography
4 8 (38.10%) ISMS
4 8 (38.10%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
7 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) OWASP
9 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (9.52%) Matrix Management
9 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
10 1 (4.76%) Project Management
10 1 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 14 (66.67%) CISSP
3 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) CISM
6 2 (9.52%) IISP
6 2 (9.52%) ISACA
7 1 (4.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) RMADS
2 2 (9.52%) FedRAMP
2 2 (9.52%) HIPAA
2 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Citrix
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle