Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 16 January 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 524 439
Rank change year-on-year +1 -85 -16
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 102 64 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.15% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.18% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 123
London median daily rate £463 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.91% +13.40% -11.82%
10th Percentile £266 £400 £300
90th Percentile £828 £738 £617
England median daily rate £500 £475 £467
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.77% -6.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -33.73% +50.91%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,206 35,902 37,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.05% 84.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,349 25,851 26,433
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +0.11%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £295
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 419 453
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £51.80
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in London

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in London

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in London

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in London

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Central London +9 23 £338 -35.10% 2
South London -33 6 £825 +73.68% 1
West London -16 4 £355 -1.39% 3
East London - 2 £267 - 1
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 47 (46.08%) Security Cleared
2 38 (37.25%) Information Security
3 35 (34.31%) SC Cleared
4 33 (32.35%) Data Protection
5 28 (27.45%) Data Protection Act
6 26 (25.49%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (21.57%) Management Information System
8 21 (20.59%) Finance
9 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (18.63%) CISSP
10 18 (17.65%) CheckPoint
10 18 (17.65%) Cisco
11 16 (15.69%) Security Architecture
11 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (14.71%) GDPR
12 15 (14.71%) Project Management
12 15 (14.71%) Windows
12 15 (14.71%) Migration
13 14 (13.73%) Risk Management
13 14 (13.73%) Security Management
13 14 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (13.73%) Programme Delivery
14 13 (12.75%) SIEM
14 13 (12.75%) Office 365
14 13 (12.75%) Firewall
14 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
15 12 (11.76%) Linux
15 12 (11.76%) CISM
16 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (10.78%) Legal

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) IIS
3 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.75%) Office 365
2 8 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.96%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.98%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) Firewall
2 7 (6.86%) WAN
3 6 (5.88%) LAN
4 5 (4.90%) BGP
4 5 (4.90%) Internet
4 5 (4.90%) MPLS
4 5 (4.90%) OSPF
4 5 (4.90%) VPLS
4 5 (4.90%) VPN
5 4 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (3.92%) DMZ
5 4 (3.92%) Network Security
5 4 (3.92%) SSL
6 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.96%) SMS
8 1 (0.98%) NAS
8 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon QuickSight
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (1.96%) Big Data
1 2 (1.96%) Data Lake
1 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.98%) Clusterpoint
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Burp Suite
General
1 21 (20.59%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Legal
3 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.94%) Law
4 3 (2.94%) Local Government
5 2 (1.96%) Electronics
5 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) Military
6 1 (0.98%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (21.57%) Architect
2 16 (15.69%) Consultant
3 15 (14.71%) Security Architect
4 13 (12.75%) Information Architect
4 13 (12.75%) Information Assurance Architect
5 11 (10.78%) Security Consultant
6 10 (9.80%) Information Security Architect
7 7 (6.86%) Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Information Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Information Officer
7 7 (6.86%) Information Security Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) Security Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (5.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 6 (5.88%) Information Assurance Leader
8 6 (5.88%) Lead Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Lead Security Architect
10 4 (3.92%) Implementation Manager
10 4 (3.92%) Security Officer
11 3 (2.94%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.96%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Data Protection Act
2 22 (21.57%) Management Information System
3 16 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.78%) CESG
5 8 (7.84%) BYOD
5 8 (7.84%) Freedom of Information
5 8 (7.84%) Freedom of Information Act
6 7 (6.86%) Public Cloud
7 6 (5.88%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.92%) NHS
9 3 (2.94%) EFT
9 3 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (2.94%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.96%) Blog
10 2 (1.96%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.98%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.98%) RIA
11 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) Linux
3 5 (4.90%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.25%) Information Security
2 33 (32.35%) Data Protection
3 26 (25.49%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (15.69%) Security Architecture
6 15 (14.71%) Migration
6 15 (14.71%) Project Management
7 14 (13.73%) Programme Delivery
7 14 (13.73%) Risk Management
7 14 (13.73%) Security Management
8 13 (12.75%) SIEM
9 11 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (9.80%) Information Management
10 10 (9.80%) ITIL
10 10 (9.80%) PRINCE2
11 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.84%) Information Security Management
11 8 (7.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 8 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (6.86%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.90%) Java
1 5 (4.90%) Python
2 2 (1.96%) C
2 2 (1.96%) R
2 2 (1.96%) Scala
3 1 (0.98%) SQL
3 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (46.08%) Security Cleared
2 35 (34.31%) SC Cleared
3 19 (18.63%) CISSP
4 12 (11.76%) CISM
5 10 (9.80%) Degree
5 10 (9.80%) GIAC
6 9 (8.82%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (8.82%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.86%) GCIA
7 7 (6.86%) GCIH
7 7 (6.86%) SANS
8 5 (4.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.92%) CCIE
9 4 (3.92%) CCNA
9 4 (3.92%) IISP
9 4 (3.92%) MCP
9 4 (3.92%) MCSE
10 3 (2.94%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.71%) GDPR
2 14 (13.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (9.80%) NIST 800
4 8 (7.84%) RMADS
5 6 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (4.90%) QA
7 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
8 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (1.96%) COBIT
9 2 (1.96%) Data Quality
9 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.98%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.98%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.94%) Firmware
3 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.94%) logstash
2 3 (2.94%) Nessus
3 2 (1.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) CheckPoint
1 18 (17.65%) Cisco
2 10 (9.80%) Blue Coat
2 10 (9.80%) McAfee
3 7 (6.86%) Dell
3 7 (6.86%) FireEye
4 5 (4.90%) Fortinet
4 5 (4.90%) Juniper
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.92%) Remedy
6 3 (2.94%) AlienVault
6 3 (2.94%) CyberArk
6 3 (2.94%) Lumension
6 3 (2.94%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.94%) Qualys
6 3 (2.94%) SAP
6 3 (2.94%) Splunk
6 3 (2.94%) Thycotic
6 3 (2.94%) Varonis
7 2 (1.96%) Cloudera