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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
UK / England
Rank 452 400 486
Rank change year-on-year -52 +86  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 122 217 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.53% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 146 68
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £315 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £675 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Median hourly rate £28.75 £80.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.06% +190.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -52.85% +27.70%  

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 34360 40698 38684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.96% 80.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22779 27017 24364
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1001 1130
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 -31 46 £475 -13.63% 6
South West +2 29 £460 +2.22% 4
South East +2 21 £500 +25.00% 6
Yorkshire +20 10 £375 -8.53%
East of England +2 7 £340 -51.42% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £423 +19.18% 2
West Midlands +12 3 £488 +74.10% 1
North West +12 1 - - 4
Information Assurance
UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 138 (53.08%) Security Cleared
2 83 (31.92%) Risk Management
3 81 (31.15%) Management Information System
4 80 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 79 (30.38%) Information Security
6 73 (28.08%) Cybersecurity
7 69 (26.54%) CISSP
8 62 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 53 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (20.00%) CESG
10 52 (20.00%) Security Architecture
11 50 (19.23%) Finance
12 47 (18.08%) Project Management
13 44 (16.92%) DV Cleared
14 39 (15.00%) Data Protection
15 38 (14.62%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (14.23%) PRINCE2
17 34 (13.08%) ITIL
18 32 (12.31%) Data Protection Act
18 32 (12.31%) CESG Certified Professional
19 31 (11.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 28 (10.77%) CLAS
21 26 (10.00%) RMADS
22 24 (9.23%) Legal
22 24 (9.23%) Change Control
23 23 (8.85%) CISM
23 23 (8.85%) Windows
24 21 (8.08%) Security Management
25 20 (7.69%) Microsoft
26 19 (7.31%) C

Information Assurance
Top Related 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 16 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.31%) IIS
4 5 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.15%) Apache
5 3 (1.15%) JBoss
5 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.38%) Documentum
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.23%) MS Office
3 3 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.77%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.38%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.38%) Office 365
2 11 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.46%) SaaS
4 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.92%) IaaS
6 3 (1.15%) PaaS
7 1 (0.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.38%) DNS
2 13 (5.00%) Internet
3 9 (3.46%) DHCP
3 9 (3.46%) Firewall
4 8 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (3.08%) IPsec
5 7 (2.69%) LDAP
5 7 (2.69%) MPLS
6 6 (2.31%) SMTP
6 6 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.54%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.54%) Wireless
8 3 (1.15%) FTP
8 3 (1.15%) SSH
9 2 (0.77%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.77%) LAN
9 2 (0.77%) SCCP
9 2 (0.77%) Skype
9 2 (0.77%) WAN
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.23%) Big Data
3 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.38%) GIS
5 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
General
1 50 (19.23%) Finance
2 24 (9.23%) Legal
3 11 (4.23%) Military
4 10 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (17.69%) Consultant
2 39 (15.00%) Architect
3 25 (9.62%) Security Consultant
4 24 (9.23%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 24 (9.23%) Security Architect
5 20 (7.69%) Analyst
6 19 (7.31%) Security Manager
7 17 (6.54%) Information Assurance Architect
7 17 (6.54%) Project Officer
8 16 (6.15%) Information Architect
9 14 (5.38%) Support Officer
10 13 (5.00%) Security Advisor
11 11 (4.23%) CISSP Consultant
11 11 (4.23%) Project Support Officer
12 10 (3.85%) Information Assurance Leader
12 10 (3.85%) Lead Architect
12 10 (3.85%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.85%) Security Specialist
13 9 (3.46%) Applications Consultant
13 9 (3.46%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.46%) Middleware
2 6 (2.31%) CSS
2 6 (2.31%) HTML
2 6 (2.31%) HTML5
3 4 (1.54%) SAML
4 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.38%) JSON
4 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (31.15%) Management Information System
2 52 (20.00%) CESG
3 32 (12.31%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (7.31%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.62%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (2.69%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.69%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.31%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.31%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.54%) BYOD
10 2 (0.77%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.77%) User Experience
11 1 (0.38%) Clustering
11 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.38%) PKI
11 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.85%) Windows
2 10 (3.85%) Unix
3 5 (1.92%) Linux
3 5 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 5 (1.92%) Windows Vista
4 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (31.92%) Risk Management
2 79 (30.38%) Information Security
3 73 (28.08%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 47 (18.08%) Project Management
7 39 (15.00%) Data Protection
8 38 (14.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (14.23%) PRINCE2
10 34 (13.08%) ITIL
11 24 (9.23%) Change Control
12 21 (8.08%) Security Management
13 19 (7.31%) Document Management
13 19 (7.31%) Service Delivery
14 18 (6.92%) ISMS
14 18 (6.92%) Requirements Management
14 18 (6.92%) TOGAF
15 17 (6.54%) Risk Assessment
15 17 (6.54%) Security Testing
16 16 (6.15%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.31%) C
2 15 (5.77%) SQL
3 6 (2.31%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.31%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.92%) VBA
5 4 (1.54%) Perl
5 4 (1.54%) Python
6 2 (0.77%) C++
7 1 (0.38%) Ada
7 1 (0.38%) C#
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 138 (53.08%) Security Cleared
2 80 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 69 (26.54%) CISSP
4 44 (16.92%) DV Cleared
5 32 (12.31%) CESG Certified Professional
6 28 (10.77%) CLAS
7 23 (8.85%) CISM
8 18 (6.92%) Degree
9 17 (6.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (3.46%) CISA
11 8 (3.08%) GCIH
11 8 (3.08%) GIAC
12 6 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (2.31%) CRISC
13 5 (1.92%) ISEB
14 4 (1.54%) CEH
14 4 (1.54%) IISP
14 4 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (1.15%) ISACA
15 3 (1.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (11.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 26 (10.00%) RMADS
4 16 (6.15%) PCI DSS
5 12 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (3.46%) ISO27002
7 7 (2.69%) QA
8 6 (2.31%) PMO
9 4 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.15%) GDPR
11 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.77%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.77%) GPG13
11 2 (0.77%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.38%) GMP
12 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.15%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.38%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.69%) Puppet
2 4 (1.54%) WSUS
3 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.15%) SCCM
4 1 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.38%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.23%) TOWER Software
3 10 (3.85%) Oracle
4 6 (2.31%) HP
5 5 (1.92%) Citrix
5 5 (1.92%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.92%) VMware
6 4 (1.54%) Google
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco
7 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.77%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.77%) Telelogic
9 1 (0.38%) CA
9 1 (0.38%) Capita
9 1 (0.38%) F5
9 1 (0.38%) Meridio
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