Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 662 641 602
Rank change year-on-year -21 -39 -40
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 196 230 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 159 162
England median daily rate £550 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £435 £278 £360
90th Percentile £783 £725 £623
UK median daily rate £545 £491 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 25
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £22.25 £22.88 £26.25
90th Percentile £75.61 £51.63 £75.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 83,576 81,845 82,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.76% 86.07% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,042 55,106 54,600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,093 1,894 2,276
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £47.81
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -2 68 £525 -19.23% 14
London -54 59 £588 +28.42% 19
North of England -21 34 £650 +6.56% 11
South East -21 21 £525 +2.94% 12
North West -15 19 £650 +6.56% 11
Yorkshire -21 14 £650 +6.56%
Midlands -8 11 £510 +24.39% 8
West Midlands -12 6 - - 7
East Midlands +8 5 £510 +24.39% 1
East of England -6 3 £550 -2.22% 4
North East -10 3 £650 +6.56%
Information Assurance
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 133 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 87 (44.39%) Cybersecurity
3 76 (38.78%) SC Cleared
3 76 (38.78%) Information Security
4 71 (36.22%) Management Information System
5 69 (35.20%) Risk Management
6 56 (28.57%) CISSP
7 44 (22.45%) DV Cleared
8 42 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 41 (20.92%) CISM
10 38 (19.39%) CESG Certified Professional
11 35 (17.86%) Finance
11 35 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
12 32 (16.33%) Security Architecture
13 30 (15.31%) Data Protection
14 28 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 28 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (13.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (13.27%) JSP 440
16 26 (13.27%) Firewall
16 26 (13.27%) IT Strategy
17 25 (12.76%) Penetration Testing
18 21 (10.71%) Security Testing
19 19 (9.69%) Cisco
19 19 (9.69%) Security Monitoring
20 18 (9.18%) PRINCE2
20 18 (9.18%) Degree
20 18 (9.18%) CESG
21 17 (8.67%) Data 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 (3.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.53%) CMS
3 3 (1.53%) NetWeaver
3 3 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.53%) WordPress
4 2 (1.02%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) HFM
1 2 (1.02%) Maximo
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.04%) PaaS
4 3 (1.53%) Boomi
4 3 (1.53%) Office 365
5 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.27%) Firewall
2 7 (3.57%) Unified Communications
2 7 (3.57%) WAN
3 6 (3.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.04%) Internet
4 4 (2.04%) SMS
5 3 (1.53%) Network Security
5 3 (1.53%) SSL
5 3 (1.53%) VPN
6 2 (1.02%) DNS
6 2 (1.02%) NAS
6 2 (1.02%) VSAN
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.51%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.51%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.51%) Skype
7 1 (0.51%) SSH
7 1 (0.51%) Wireless
7 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.53%) Big Data
2 2 (1.02%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.02%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.02%) HBase
2 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.02%) Pentaho
2 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.51%) GIS
3 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.59%) GoCD
1 9 (4.59%) Jenkins
1 9 (4.59%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.02%) ERwin
2 2 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 35 (17.86%) Finance
2 8 (4.08%) Legal
3 5 (2.55%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.53%) Back Office
5 3 (1.53%) Law
5 3 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (25.51%) Architect
2 31 (15.82%) Security Architect
3 29 (14.80%) Consultant
4 25 (12.76%) Security Manager
5 18 (9.18%) Information Manager
6 17 (8.67%) Security Consultant
6 17 (8.67%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (8.16%) Lead Architect
8 15 (7.65%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 14 (7.14%) Risk Manager
10 12 (6.12%) CISSP Manager
10 12 (6.12%) Information Security Manager
11 11 (5.61%) Analyst
11 11 (5.61%) Project Officer
12 10 (5.10%) Information Assurance Architect
12 10 (5.10%) Information Security Architect
12 10 (5.10%) Lead Security Architect
12 10 (5.10%) Project Control Officer
13 9 (4.59%) Security Engineer
13 9 (4.59%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.08%) Web Services
2 5 (2.55%) SOAP
3 4 (2.04%) RESTful
4 3 (1.53%) IDoc
4 3 (1.53%) LDAP
4 3 (1.53%) Middleware
4 3 (1.53%) SAML
4 3 (1.53%) SAP PI
4 3 (1.53%) SAP XI
4 3 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.02%) OAuth
5 2 (1.02%) OpenID
5 2 (1.02%) REST
5 2 (1.02%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 71 (36.22%) Management Information System
2 28 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (9.18%) CESG
4 9 (4.59%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 7 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.06%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.55%) PKI
7 5 (2.55%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.02%) Clustering
9 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (1.02%) PMI
9 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) NHS
10 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.16%) Linux
2 14 (7.14%) Windows
3 9 (4.59%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.08%) Unix
5 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.39%) Cybersecurity
2 76 (38.78%) Information Security
3 69 (35.20%) Risk Management
4 35 (17.86%) Technical Architecture
5 32 (16.33%) Security Architecture
6 30 (15.31%) Data Protection
7 27 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (13.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (13.27%) IT Strategy
9 25 (12.76%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (10.71%) Security Testing
11 19 (9.69%) Security Monitoring
12 18 (9.18%) PRINCE2
13 17 (8.67%) Data Management
14 16 (8.16%) Infrastructure Management
14 16 (8.16%) ISMS
15 14 (7.14%) Change Control
15 14 (7.14%) Migration
16 13 (6.63%) Document Management
16 13 (6.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.65%) C
2 13 (6.63%) Python
3 11 (5.61%) Perl
4 10 (5.10%) Bash Shell
4 10 (5.10%) Ruby
5 4 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.53%) ABAP
6 3 (1.53%) SQL
7 2 (1.02%) Java
8 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 133 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 76 (38.78%) SC Cleared
3 56 (28.57%) CISSP
4 44 (22.45%) DV Cleared
5 41 (20.92%) CISM
6 38 (19.39%) CESG Certified Professional
7 18 (9.18%) Degree
8 13 (6.63%) CRISC
9 12 (6.12%) CISA
10 11 (5.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (4.59%) ISSAP
11 9 (4.59%) ISSEP
12 6 (3.06%) CISMP
13 5 (2.55%) ISEB
14 4 (2.04%) CEH
15 3 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (1.53%) GIAC
15 3 (1.53%) SANS
15 3 (1.53%) SSCP
16 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 26 (13.27%) JSP 440
4 15 (7.65%) GDPR
4 15 (7.65%) HMG Infosec
5 13 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 13 (6.63%) RMADS
6 6 (3.06%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (2.55%) Data Quality
7 5 (2.55%) QA
8 4 (2.04%) COBIT
9 3 (1.53%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (1.02%) NIST 800
10 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
10 2 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (7.65%) Docker
2 13 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.08%) VMware NSX
4 6 (3.06%) Firmware
5 5 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.53%) vSphere
7 2 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.51%) NDS
8 1 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) Kubernetes
2 14 (7.14%) Puppet
3 10 (5.10%) Ansible
4 9 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.59%) Rundeck
5 8 (4.08%) RSA enVision
6 6 (3.06%) SCCM
6 6 (3.06%) SCOM
7 4 (2.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (9.69%) Cisco
2 17 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.63%) VMware
4 11 (5.61%) CheckPoint
5 10 (5.10%) Atlassian
5 10 (5.10%) Blue Coat
5 10 (5.10%) McAfee
6 9 (4.59%) SaltStack
7 8 (4.08%) Juniper
7 8 (4.08%) Oracle
7 8 (4.08%) Palo Alto
7 8 (4.08%) SAP
8 5 (2.55%) Dell
8 5 (2.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.04%) Progress
9 4 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.53%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.53%) IBM
10 3 (1.53%) Informatica
10 3 (1.53%) Sun