Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 242 266
Rank change year-on-year +13 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 20 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.075% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.085% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 4
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% -11.36%
10th Percentile £303 £468 £311
90th Percentile £643 £533 £684
Central London median daily rate £469 £498 £518
% change year-on-year -5.78% -3.86% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Information Assurance is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6261 5866 7755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.43% 87.42% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4975 4699 6170
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £12.15 £10.91
90th Percentile £30.90 £53.05 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.58% -5.00% +11.14%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Information Assurance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 12 (60.00%) Finance
3 11 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (40.00%) Windows
5 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (35.00%) Dell
6 7 (35.00%) McAfee
6 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) Firewall
6 7 (35.00%) GIAC
6 7 (35.00%) GCIA
6 7 (35.00%) GCIH
6 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
6 7 (35.00%) FireEye
6 7 (35.00%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (35.00%) SIEM
6 7 (35.00%) Computer Security
6 7 (35.00%) SANS
6 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (35.00%) NIST 800
7 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
8 4 (20.00%) Security Management
8 4 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture

Information Assurance
Co-occurring 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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Local Government
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Information Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) CLAS Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) CLAS Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Development Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Deployment Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (35.00%) Computer Security
3 7 (35.00%) SIEM
4 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
5 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (20.00%) Security Management
6 3 (15.00%) Computer Forensics
6 3 (15.00%) ISMS
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Security Auditing
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Contract Management
7 2 (10.00%) Cryptography
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) GCIA
1 7 (35.00%) GCIH
1 7 (35.00%) GIAC
1 7 (35.00%) SANS
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (15.00%) CISM
3 3 (15.00%) CISSP
3 3 (15.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (10.00%) CLAS
4 2 (10.00%) ISACA
4 2 (10.00%) ISSMP
4 2 (10.00%) MBCS
5 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) CISA
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.00%) CRISC
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (35.00%) NIST 800
3 2 (10.00%) COBIT
3 2 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (5.00%) QA
4 1 (5.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Dell
2 7 (35.00%) FireEye
2 7 (35.00%) McAfee
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com