Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 21 October 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 608 623
Rank change year-on-year -71 +15 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 174 245 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 172 175
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £366 £275 £350
90th Percentile £694 £749 £650
UK median daily rate £545 £500 £495
% change year-on-year +9.00% +1.01% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 18
England median hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% - -33.73%
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £74.80 £56.10 £73.25
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.73% - -34.52%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80,669 78,509 83,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.25% 85.92% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,846 52,524 55,930
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,159 1,846 2,231
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Assurance in England

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
South West -3 63 £525 +6.01% 12
London -87 58 £563 +18.42% 17
North of England -16 32 £650 +6.56% 5
North West -7 22 £650 +6.56% 4
South East -28 13 £525 +5.00% 6
Yorkshire -22 10 £675 +10.66% 1
Midlands -22 5 £250 -39.02% 4
North East +2 4 £675 +10.66%
East Midlands +9 3 £250 -39.02% 2
East of England -1 3 £550 +2.33% 1
West Midlands -20 2 - - 2
Information Assurance
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 106 (60.92%) Security Cleared
2 78 (44.83%) Information Security
3 61 (35.06%) SC Cleared
4 60 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
5 56 (32.18%) CISSP
6 55 (31.61%) Risk Management
7 54 (31.03%) Management Information System
8 49 (28.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 48 (27.59%) CESG Certified Professional
10 41 (23.56%) Security Architecture
11 33 (18.97%) CISM
11 33 (18.97%) DV Cleared
12 29 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
12 29 (16.67%) Finance
13 27 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
14 26 (14.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 25 (14.37%) Firewall
16 24 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (13.22%) IT Strategy
17 23 (13.22%) Degree
18 22 (12.64%) JSP 440
19 18 (10.34%) CESG
19 18 (10.34%) Data Protection
19 18 (10.34%) Microsoft
20 17 (9.77%) Cisco
20 17 (9.77%) C
21 16 (9.20%) Data Management
22 15 (8.62%) PRINCE2
22 15 (8.62%) Project Management

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.30%) SAS
4 3 (1.72%) Apache
4 3 (1.72%) CMS
4 3 (1.72%) WordPress
5 1 (0.57%) Confluence
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.45%) Office 365
3 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.72%) PaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.37%) Firewall
2 12 (6.90%) WAN
3 11 (6.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (5.17%) Unified Communications
5 6 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (3.45%) Internet
5 6 (3.45%) Kerberos
5 6 (3.45%) LAN
6 5 (2.87%) Network Security
7 4 (2.30%) DNS
7 4 (2.30%) SMS
7 4 (2.30%) SSH
8 3 (1.72%) DHCP
8 3 (1.72%) FTP
8 3 (1.72%) Wireless
9 2 (1.15%) Skype
9 2 (1.15%) SSL
9 2 (1.15%) VSAN
9 2 (1.15%) WLAN
10 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.60%) MongoDB
1 8 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.30%) Apache Hive
2 4 (2.30%) Big Data
2 4 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.30%) Data Lake
2 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.30%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.30%) HBase
2 4 (2.30%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) ERwin
2 3 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.72%) JIRA
2 3 (1.72%) Subversion
3 2 (1.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 29 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (5.75%) Legal
3 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.72%) Law
5 2 (1.15%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (27.01%) Architect
2 27 (15.52%) Consultant
3 26 (14.94%) Security Manager
4 24 (13.79%) Security Architect
5 20 (11.49%) Information Manager
6 15 (8.62%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 15 (8.62%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (8.05%) Information Security Manager
8 13 (7.47%) Risk Manager
8 13 (7.47%) Security Consultant
9 12 (6.90%) Information Architect
9 12 (6.90%) Information Assurance Architect
10 11 (6.32%) Analyst
11 10 (5.75%) Lead Architect
11 10 (5.75%) Project Officer
12 9 (5.17%) CISSP Manager
12 9 (5.17%) Information Officer
12 9 (5.17%) Project Control Officer
13 8 (4.60%) Security Solutions Architect
13 8 (4.60%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.60%) SAML
2 5 (2.87%) Web Services
3 4 (2.30%) Node.js
4 2 (1.15%) OAuth
4 2 (1.15%) OpenID
4 2 (1.15%) REST
4 2 (1.15%) SOAP
5 1 (0.57%) LDAP
5 1 (0.57%) RESTful
5 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (31.03%) Management Information System
2 24 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.34%) CESG
4 15 (8.62%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (2.87%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.30%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (2.30%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.72%) PKI
8 3 (1.72%) Replication
8 3 (1.72%) SCADA
9 2 (1.15%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.15%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.15%) NHS
9 2 (1.15%) PMI
9 2 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.47%) Linux
2 12 (6.90%) Windows
3 9 (5.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.45%) Unix
4 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.72%) CentOS
5 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (44.83%) Information Security
2 60 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (31.61%) Risk Management
4 41 (23.56%) Security Architecture
5 29 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 27 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (13.22%) IT Strategy
8 18 (10.34%) Data Protection
9 16 (9.20%) Data Management
10 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure Management
10 15 (8.62%) PRINCE2
10 15 (8.62%) Project Management
11 14 (8.05%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.47%) Change Control
12 13 (7.47%) ISMS
12 13 (7.47%) Open Source
12 13 (7.47%) Protective Monitoring
12 13 (7.47%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.77%) C
2 6 (3.45%) Java
3 5 (2.87%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.30%) SQL
5 3 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 106 (60.92%) Security Cleared
2 61 (35.06%) SC Cleared
3 56 (32.18%) CISSP
4 48 (27.59%) CESG Certified Professional
5 33 (18.97%) CISM
5 33 (18.97%) DV Cleared
6 23 (13.22%) Degree
7 14 (8.05%) CISMP
8 12 (6.90%) CISA
8 12 (6.90%) CRISC
9 10 (5.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (4.02%) ISSAP
10 7 (4.02%) ISSEP
11 5 (2.87%) ISEB
12 3 (1.72%) CEH
12 3 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.72%) MBA
12 3 (1.72%) SANS
12 3 (1.72%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (28.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (14.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 22 (12.64%) JSP 440
4 13 (7.47%) HMG Infosec
4 13 (7.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 13 (7.47%) RMADS
5 12 (6.90%) GDPR
6 8 (4.60%) Data Quality
7 5 (2.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (2.87%) QA
8 4 (2.30%) COBIT
8 4 (2.30%) PCI DSS
9 2 (1.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (1.15%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (6.32%) Docker
2 9 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.30%) Firmware
4 4 (2.30%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.45%) Puppet
2 6 (3.45%) SCCM
2 6 (3.45%) SCOM
2 6 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.87%) RSA enVision
4 4 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.72%) WSUS
6 2 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.77%) Cisco
3 8 (4.60%) Oracle
4 7 (4.02%) Blue Coat
4 7 (4.02%) CheckPoint
4 7 (4.02%) McAfee
4 7 (4.02%) VMware
5 6 (3.45%) Palo Alto
6 5 (2.87%) Juniper
7 4 (2.30%) CA
7 4 (2.30%) Informatica
7 4 (2.30%) Progress
7 4 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.30%) SAP
7 4 (2.30%) Tableau
7 4 (2.30%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.72%) ForeScout
9 1 (0.57%) Darktrace
9 1 (0.57%) F5
9 1 (0.57%) Thycotic