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 23 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 158 191
Rank change year-on-year +9 +33  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 7
Median daily rate £525 £625 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +38.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £625 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year +78.18% -46.25%  

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 2907 2906 4704
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.09% 85.87% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2235 2375 3702
Median daily rate £500 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £31.50 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 10 (45.45%) Data Protection
1 10 (45.45%) Security Architecture
2 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (36.36%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (36.36%) CISSP
2 8 (36.36%) CISM
2 8 (36.36%) MBCS
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
3 7 (31.82%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (31.82%) Security Auditing
3 7 (31.82%) ISACA
3 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
4 6 (27.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 6 (27.27%) ISSMP
4 6 (27.27%) Cryptography
5 5 (22.73%) CLAS
5 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) Office 365
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 4 (18.18%) Legal
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security
7 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
7 3 (13.64%) CESG
7 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (13.64%) Windows

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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (18.18%) Legal
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) CLAS Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) CLAS Security Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Deployment Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Service Design Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) CESG
3 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Data Protection
1 10 (45.45%) Security Architecture
2 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (31.82%) Risk Management
3 7 (31.82%) Security Auditing
4 6 (27.27%) Cryptography
5 4 (18.18%) Information Security
5 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) SABSA
6 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) CISM
1 8 (36.36%) CISSP
1 8 (36.36%) MBCS
2 7 (31.82%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (31.82%) ISACA
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 6 (27.27%) ISSMP
4 5 (22.73%) CLAS
4 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) CITP
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.55%) IISP
6 1 (4.55%) ISEB
6 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
6 1 (4.55%) Postgraduate
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.64%) RMADS
3 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.55%) COBIT
4 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.55%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) Capita
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com