The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
London / City of London
Rank 149 151 186
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Median daily rate £513 £556 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.86% +39.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £511 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £593 £433
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in the City of London

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in the City of London

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 6 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) DMVPN
5 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
5 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Identity Management

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DMVPN
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Information Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance Leader
1 2 (22.22%) Lead Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) CESG
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) SABSA
5 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
6 1 (11.11%) Database Security
6 1 (11.11%) Records Management
6 1 (11.11%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (11.11%) CISM
3 1 (11.11%) ISACA
3 1 (11.11%) ISSMP
3 1 (11.11%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software