Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 633 672 548
Rank change year-on-year +39 -124 -75
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 197 179 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.22% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 108 171
England median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% +1.77%
10th Percentile £438 £313 £350
90th Percentile £725 £741 £613
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £475
% change year-on-year - +15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 20
England median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.51% +3.64% -33.73%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £29.63 £96.78 £54.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.51% +3.64% -54.55%

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 75,882 80,079 71,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.17% 86.46% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,632 53,217 47,623
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,900 2,067 1,929
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.10 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.34 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.60% -10.00% -

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 24 April 2019.

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 6 months to 24 April 2019. 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
London +41 72 £589 +2.30% 11
South West -18 58 £500 +5.26% 4
South East +25 34 £525 -3.23% 7
Midlands +6 18 £550 +35.80% 4
West Midlands -6 14 £725 +97.28% 4
North of England +9 13 £638 +15.91% 4
North West +3 6 £546 -0.73% 4
Yorkshire -5 6 £650 +1.17%
East Midlands +7 4 £520 +26.83%
East of England +5 2 - - 4
North East +6 1 £650 -3.70%
Information Assurance
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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.

1 127 (64.47%) Security Cleared
2 77 (39.09%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (37.56%) Management Information System
4 70 (35.53%) SC Cleared
5 68 (34.52%) Information Security
5 68 (34.52%) Risk Management
6 63 (31.98%) DV Cleared
7 55 (27.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 49 (24.87%) Finance
9 42 (21.32%) CISSP
9 42 (21.32%) CESG Certified Professional
10 38 (19.29%) TOGAF
11 34 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (16.75%) Penetration Testing
13 31 (15.74%) CESG
13 31 (15.74%) PRINCE2
13 31 (15.74%) Firewall
13 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
14 28 (14.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (14.21%) CISM
15 26 (13.20%) Threat Modelling
16 24 (12.18%) C
17 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Excel
18 21 (10.66%) Change Control
19 20 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (10.15%) Document Management
19 20 (10.15%) Requirements Management
20 19 (9.64%) Data Protection
21 18 (9.14%) Google Cloud Platform
21 18 (9.14%) SANS

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 4 (2.03%) NetWeaver
1 4 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (11.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (7.11%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) HFM
1 2 (1.02%) Maximo
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.54%) SaaS
5 4 (2.03%) Boomi
6 2 (1.02%) IaaS
6 2 (1.02%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.74%) Firewall
2 10 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (3.55%) Network Security
4 5 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.03%) DNS
5 4 (2.03%) Internet
6 3 (1.52%) FTP
6 3 (1.52%) IPsec
6 3 (1.52%) SMTP
6 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.52%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.02%) BGP
7 2 (1.02%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.02%) HTTP
7 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.02%) IGRP
7 2 (1.02%) OSPF
7 2 (1.02%) VLAN
7 2 (1.02%) VPN
7 2 (1.02%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) Big Data
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
Development Applications
1 13 (6.60%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.09%) GoCD
2 12 (6.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.03%) ERwin
4 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.51%) JUnit
4 1 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 49 (24.87%) Finance
2 11 (5.58%) Legal
2 11 (5.58%) Manufacturing
2 11 (5.58%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.06%) Electronics
3 8 (4.06%) Marketing
4 7 (3.55%) Banking
4 7 (3.55%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.03%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.03%) Back Office
6 2 (1.02%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (26.90%) Architect
2 43 (21.83%) Consultant
3 40 (20.30%) Security Architect
4 27 (13.71%) Security Consultant
5 19 (9.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 18 (9.14%) Project Officer
7 17 (8.63%) Lead Architect
8 13 (6.60%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 13 (6.60%) Lead Security Architect
8 13 (6.60%) Security Engineer
9 12 (6.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 11 (5.58%) Information Architect
11 10 (5.08%) Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) Security Manager
12 9 (4.57%) Information Assurance Architect
12 9 (4.57%) Information Security Architect
13 8 (4.06%) Information Assurance Leader
13 8 (4.06%) Operations Engineer
14 7 (3.55%) Security Specialist
15 6 (3.05%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.05%) SOAP
2 4 (2.03%) IDoc
2 4 (2.03%) Middleware
2 4 (2.03%) RESTful
2 4 (2.03%) SAP PI
2 4 (2.03%) SAP XI
2 4 (2.03%) Web Services
2 4 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.52%) CakePHP
3 3 (1.52%) SAML
4 2 (1.02%) JFC
4 2 (1.02%) LDAP
4 2 (1.02%) OAuth
4 2 (1.02%) OpenID
4 2 (1.02%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 74 (37.56%) Management Information System
2 31 (15.74%) CESG
3 16 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.11%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (3.55%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.54%) PKI
8 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.52%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.52%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.02%) Acoustics
9 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.02%) Clustering
9 2 (1.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.11%) Linux
2 13 (6.60%) Windows
3 9 (4.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.55%) Unix
6 4 (2.03%) Solaris
7 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (39.09%) Cybersecurity
2 68 (34.52%) Information Security
2 68 (34.52%) Risk Management
3 38 (19.29%) TOGAF
4 34 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (16.75%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (15.74%) PRINCE2
7 28 (14.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (13.20%) Threat Modelling
9 21 (10.66%) Change Control
10 20 (10.15%) Document Management
10 20 (10.15%) Requirements Management
11 19 (9.64%) Data Protection
12 18 (9.14%) Cryptography
12 18 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.63%) Compliance Audit
13 17 (8.63%) Security Architecture
14 16 (8.12%) ITIL
14 16 (8.12%) Security Operations
14 16 (8.12%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.18%) C
2 15 (7.61%) Python
3 14 (7.11%) Perl
4 11 (5.58%) Bash Shell
4 11 (5.58%) Ruby
5 4 (2.03%) ABAP
6 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.02%) SQL
8 1 (0.51%) Java
8 1 (0.51%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 127 (64.47%) Security Cleared
2 70 (35.53%) SC Cleared
3 63 (31.98%) DV Cleared
4 42 (21.32%) CESG Certified Professional
4 42 (21.32%) CISSP
5 28 (14.21%) CISM
6 18 (9.14%) SANS
7 15 (7.61%) GIAC
8 14 (7.11%) GSNA
9 13 (6.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (3.05%) CREST Certified
11 6 (3.05%) SSCP
12 5 (2.54%) CEH
12 5 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.54%) Degree
13 4 (2.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (1.52%) CRISC
14 3 (1.52%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (27.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (8.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 15 (7.61%) RMADS
4 14 (7.11%) JSP 440
5 13 (6.60%) GDPR
6 8 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (2.03%) ISO 9001
8 4 (2.03%) PCI DSS
8 4 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (1.52%) QA
10 2 (1.02%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.51%) COBIT
11 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.51%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.51%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (6.60%) Docker
2 10 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.03%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.03%) vSphere
5 2 (1.02%) Firmware
6 1 (0.51%) NDS
6 1 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.51%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 16 (8.12%) Puppet
2 13 (6.60%) Kubernetes
3 12 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.58%) Ansible
5 10 (5.08%) Rundeck
6 4 (2.03%) RSA enVision
7 2 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.02%) SCCM
7 2 (1.02%) WSUS
8 1 (0.51%) CASB
8 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (7.11%) Microsoft
1 14 (7.11%) SAP
2 13 (6.60%) Atlassian
2 13 (6.60%) Cisco
3 12 (6.09%) VMware
4 10 (5.08%) SaltStack
5 8 (4.06%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.55%) Oracle
7 6 (3.05%) ArcSight
7 6 (3.05%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.05%) Juniper
7 6 (3.05%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.54%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.54%) CA
8 5 (2.54%) Dell
8 5 (2.54%) McAfee
9 4 (2.03%) Casewise
9 4 (2.03%) Google
9 4 (2.03%) IBM
9 4 (2.03%) Sun