Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 85 123
Rank change year-on-year -30 +38 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 14 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.66% 1.26% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.49% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 3
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £416 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.76% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £416 £463 £425
90th Percentile £500 £550 £475
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £428
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.11% -13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £82.50 £60.74
% change year-on-year - +35.82% -

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 1750 1674 2066
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.24% 84.12% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 807 901 1078
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.47% +5.36%
10th Percentile £251 £253 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 42 51
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -25.69% +31.50%
10th Percentile £9.62 £9.12 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £54.10 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +7.14%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Information Assurance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -25 14 £416 -20.76%
Information Assurance
South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) Security Architecture
3 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (35.71%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (35.71%) CESG
6 5 (35.71%) ISMS
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Unix
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 5 (35.71%) CISSP
7 4 (28.57%) Service Management
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) ITSM
7 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
7 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
7 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
7 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
8 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
8 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
8 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
9 1 (7.14%) Cryptography

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) IPsec
1 1 (7.14%) SMTP
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Security Advisor
2 4 (28.57%) Penetration Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Security Penetration Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Security Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Tester
3 3 (21.43%) Supplier Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Relationships Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Supplier Relationship Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (35.71%) CESG
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Security Architecture
2 6 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (35.71%) ISMS
4 4 (28.57%) Contract Management
4 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 4 (28.57%) ITSM
4 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
6 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (35.71%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft