Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 492 474
Rank change year-on-year -79 -18 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 69 115 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.27% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 93 104
London median daily rate £550 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £388 £250 £363
90th Percentile £769 £733 £700
England median daily rate £550 £485 £500
% change year-on-year +13.40% -3.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £34.63
% change year-on-year - -13.36% +25.91%

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 40,330 36,432 39,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.31% 87.01% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,255 26,045 28,454
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 389 357
London median hourly rate £24.75 £24.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +12.46% +8.24%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £49.78
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 London -38 11 £500 -16.67% 2
Central London -56 8 £650 +30.00% 2
East London -19 1 £525 +90.91%
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 London region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
2 32 (46.38%) SC Cleared
3 29 (42.03%) Information Security
4 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (36.23%) CISSP
5 23 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
6 22 (31.88%) Cybersecurity
7 20 (28.99%) Security Architecture
8 16 (23.19%) Firewall
9 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
11 13 (18.84%) Protective Monitoring
12 12 (17.39%) CISMP
13 11 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (15.94%) Docker
13 11 (15.94%) Kubernetes
14 10 (14.49%) Risk Management
15 9 (13.04%) CISM
15 9 (13.04%) Degree
16 8 (11.59%) Data Protection
16 8 (11.59%) Security Testing
16 8 (11.59%) Identity Management
16 8 (11.59%) Security Management
16 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
16 8 (11.59%) SAML
17 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
17 7 (10.14%) ITIL
17 7 (10.14%) Finance
17 7 (10.14%) Service Management
17 7 (10.14%) Open Source

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 3 (4.35%) Apache
1 3 (4.35%) CMS
1 3 (4.35%) WordPress
2 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.80%) Office 365
4 3 (4.35%) PaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) Firewall
2 6 (8.70%) Kerberos
3 5 (7.25%) Internet
3 5 (7.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
4 3 (4.35%) DNS
4 3 (4.35%) FTP
4 3 (4.35%) LAN
4 3 (4.35%) SSH
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
5 2 (2.90%) SSL
6 1 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Architect
2 14 (20.29%) Information Architect
3 13 (18.84%) Information Assurance Architect
3 13 (18.84%) Information Manager
3 13 (18.84%) Security Architect
4 10 (14.49%) Security Manager
5 9 (13.04%) Consultant
5 9 (13.04%) Information Security Architect
6 8 (11.59%) Information Assurance Leader
6 8 (11.59%) Information Security Manager
6 8 (11.59%) Security Consultant
7 7 (10.14%) Lead Architect
7 7 (10.14%) Lead Security Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Information Assurance Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Data Centre Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Information Officer
9 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) IT Support
10 3 (4.35%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) SAML
2 4 (5.80%) Node.js
3 3 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) OAuth
4 2 (2.90%) REST
4 2 (2.90%) SOAP
5 1 (1.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.25%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (7.25%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.35%) Replication
6 2 (2.90%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.90%) NHS
6 2 (2.90%) PKI
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.45%) Fintech
7 1 (1.45%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) CentOS
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Information Security
2 22 (31.88%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (28.99%) Security Architecture
4 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (18.84%) Protective Monitoring
6 10 (14.49%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.59%) Data Protection
7 8 (11.59%) Identity Management
7 8 (11.59%) Security Management
7 8 (11.59%) Security Testing
8 7 (10.14%) ITIL
8 7 (10.14%) Open Source
8 7 (10.14%) Service Management
9 6 (8.70%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.70%) SABSA
10 5 (7.25%) Information Security Management
10 5 (7.25%) Migration
10 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
10 5 (7.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) Java
2 4 (5.80%) C
3 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (49.28%) Security Cleared
2 32 (46.38%) SC Cleared
3 25 (36.23%) CISSP
4 23 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (17.39%) CISMP
6 9 (13.04%) CISM
6 9 (13.04%) Degree
7 5 (7.25%) GIAC
8 3 (4.35%) CISA
8 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (2.90%) PCI QSA
10 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (36.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.70%) COBIT
2 6 (8.70%) GDPR
3 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
3 4 (5.80%) PCI DSS
4 3 (4.35%) NIST 800
5 2 (2.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.45%) PSD2
6 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Docker
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.80%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (4.35%) WSUS
4 2 (2.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Progress
2 4 (5.80%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.90%) Mercator
5 1 (1.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.45%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.45%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.45%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) McAfee
5 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Thycotic
5 1 (1.45%) Varonis