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 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 455 468 496
Rank change year-on-year +13 +28  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 125 160 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 92 54
Median daily rate £500 £525 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £330 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £650 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 5
Median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.18% -  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 68 £500 -9.90% 3
South East +24 18 £500 - 3
East of England +6 14 £538 +65.38% 2
South West -18 13 £488 -15.21% 1
North West +24 7 £275 -15.38%
East Midlands -21 4 £425 -27.03%
West Midlands +21 1 - - 2
Information Assurance
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 122 (48.22%) Security Cleared
2 88 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 79 (31.23%) Management Information System
4 77 (30.43%) Data Protection
5 72 (28.46%) Information Security
6 61 (24.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 60 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (23.32%) Data Protection Act
9 52 (20.55%) Risk Management
10 51 (20.16%) Finance
11 49 (19.37%) Cybersecurity
12 47 (18.58%) Security Architecture
13 44 (17.39%) CISSP
14 43 (17.00%) ITIL
15 42 (16.60%) Project Management
16 35 (13.83%) CESG
17 32 (12.65%) PRINCE2
18 31 (12.25%) Microsoft
18 31 (12.25%) Service Delivery
18 31 (12.25%) DV Cleared
19 29 (11.46%) Office 365
19 29 (11.46%) CESG Certified Professional
20 28 (11.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
21 27 (10.67%) Agile Project Management
21 27 (10.67%) CISM
22 26 (10.28%) Windows
22 26 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (9.88%) Legal
24 24 (9.49%) Degree
25 23 (9.09%) CLAS

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 15 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.77%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.37%) IIS
5 3 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) JBoss
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) WinCC
Applications
1 22 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.46%) Office 365
2 15 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.53%) IaaS
3 14 (5.53%) PaaS
4 10 (3.95%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (3.16%) SaaS
6 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.40%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.95%) DHCP
1 10 (3.95%) DNS
2 7 (2.77%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (2.77%) Skype
3 6 (2.37%) Firewall
3 6 (2.37%) LDAP
4 5 (1.98%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.58%) Internet
5 4 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.19%) Network Security
6 3 (1.19%) SMTP
7 2 (0.79%) IPsec
7 2 (0.79%) SAN
7 2 (0.79%) SCCP
7 2 (0.79%) SNMP
7 2 (0.79%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.40%) LAN
8 1 (0.40%) MPLS
8 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.16%) Big Data
4 6 (2.37%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 51 (20.16%) Finance
2 25 (9.88%) Legal
3 16 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.56%) Local Government
5 9 (3.56%) Military
6 7 (2.77%) Marketing
7 6 (2.37%) Electronics
8 3 (1.19%) Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (22.53%) Consultant
2 40 (15.81%) Security Consultant
3 29 (11.46%) Architect
4 24 (9.49%) Analyst
5 23 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 18 (7.11%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 12 (4.74%) Service Manager
8 11 (4.35%) Deployment Manager
8 11 (4.35%) Risk Consultant
9 10 (3.95%) Programme Manager
9 10 (3.95%) Technical Manager
10 9 (3.56%) Coordinator
10 9 (3.56%) Information Analyst
10 9 (3.56%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.16%) Applications Consultant
11 8 (3.16%) CISSP Consultant
11 8 (3.16%) Information Officer
11 8 (3.16%) Supplier Manager
12 7 (2.77%) Information Assurance Architect
12 7 (2.77%) Technical Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.16%) Middleware
2 6 (2.37%) CSS
2 6 (2.37%) HTML
2 6 (2.37%) HTML5
3 5 (1.98%) SAML
4 1 (0.40%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 79 (31.23%) Management Information System
2 59 (23.32%) Data Protection Act
3 35 (13.83%) CESG
4 26 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.74%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (3.95%) Data Centre
7 8 (3.16%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (2.77%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (2.77%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.19%) BYOD
10 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.79%) ASIC
11 2 (0.79%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.40%) Clustering
12 1 (0.40%) NHS
12 1 (0.40%) PKI
12 1 (0.40%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.28%) Windows
2 15 (5.93%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.37%) Unix
4 3 (1.19%) Linux
4 3 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (30.43%) Data Protection
2 72 (28.46%) Information Security
3 60 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (20.55%) Risk Management
5 49 (19.37%) Cybersecurity
6 47 (18.58%) Security Architecture
7 43 (17.00%) ITIL
8 42 (16.60%) Project Management
9 32 (12.65%) PRINCE2
10 31 (12.25%) Service Delivery
11 27 (10.67%) Agile Project Management
12 23 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
13 22 (8.70%) ISMS
13 22 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
14 21 (8.30%) Service Management
15 20 (7.91%) Security Management
16 19 (7.51%) DevOps
17 17 (6.72%) Information Security Management
17 17 (6.72%) Programme Management
17 17 (6.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.51%) SQL
2 15 (5.93%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.35%) VBA
4 7 (2.77%) C
5 6 (2.37%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.79%) C++
6 2 (0.79%) Python
7 1 (0.40%) C#
7 1 (0.40%) Java
7 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 122 (48.22%) Security Cleared
2 88 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 44 (17.39%) CISSP
4 31 (12.25%) DV Cleared
5 29 (11.46%) CESG Certified Professional
6 27 (10.67%) CISM
7 24 (9.49%) Degree
8 23 (9.09%) CLAS
9 11 (4.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 10 (3.95%) MBCS
11 9 (3.56%) ISACA
12 7 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (2.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (2.37%) ISSMP
14 5 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (1.98%) IISP
15 4 (1.58%) CISA
15 4 (1.58%) CITP
15 4 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (24.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (11.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (6.72%) RMADS
4 16 (6.32%) GDPR
4 16 (6.32%) PCI DSS
5 10 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (3.56%) PMO
7 8 (3.16%) JSP 440
8 7 (2.77%) QA
9 6 (2.37%) SLA
10 5 (1.98%) COBIT
11 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.79%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.79%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.40%) BS25999
13 1 (0.40%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.19%) Firmware
2 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.40%) XenApp
3 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.19%) SCCM
3 2 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.40%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.40%) MIIS
4 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.40%) SCOM
4 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.74%) TOWER Software
3 8 (3.16%) Oracle
4 7 (2.77%) CA
5 6 (2.37%) SAP
6 5 (1.98%) Cisco
6 5 (1.98%) Google
7 4 (1.58%) Citrix
7 4 (1.58%) HP
8 3 (1.19%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.19%) VMware
9 2 (0.79%) AppSense
9 2 (0.79%) Capita
9 2 (0.79%) IBM
9 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.79%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.40%) Meridio
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.40%) Siemens
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