Period
to 19 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 568 500 551
Rank change year-on-year -68 +51 -80
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 58 120 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 86 51
London median daily rate £563 £469 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £344 £250 £363
90th Percentile £753 £738 £700
England median daily rate £550 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +10.00% +0.50% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.73% - -33.73%

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 40,343 39,644 38,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.50% 88.01% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,136 28,682 27,988
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £640
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 366 405
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.56 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.12 £11.39
90th Percentile £54.01 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

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 October 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 October 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 -9 11 £500 -16.67%
Central London -54 7 £625 +31.58% 2
West London -10 1 £500 +40.85%
East London -23 1 £525 +96.63% 6
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 25 (43.10%) CESG Certified Professional
3 25 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (39.66%) Information Security
5 22 (37.93%) CISSP
6 15 (25.86%) Security Architecture
6 15 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
8 13 (22.41%) Protective Monitoring
9 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (20.69%) CISMP
10 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (18.97%) Firewall
10 11 (18.97%) Kubernetes
10 11 (18.97%) Docker
11 9 (15.52%) CISM
11 9 (15.52%) Open Source
12 8 (13.79%) SAML
12 8 (13.79%) Degree
13 7 (12.07%) Identity Management
13 7 (12.07%) Risk Management
13 7 (12.07%) GDPR
14 6 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
14 6 (10.34%) Kerberos
14 6 (10.34%) Java
14 6 (10.34%) Linux
14 6 (10.34%) Data Management
15 5 (8.62%) 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 3 (5.17%) Apache
1 3 (5.17%) CMS
1 3 (5.17%) WordPress
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 3 (5.17%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) Kerberos
3 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.90%) DNS
4 4 (6.90%) Internet
4 4 (6.90%) SSH
5 3 (5.17%) DHCP
5 3 (5.17%) FTP
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
5 3 (5.17%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.17%) Subversion
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.62%) Legal
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Law
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Architect
2 12 (20.69%) Information Architect
2 12 (20.69%) Information Assurance Architect
3 11 (18.97%) Information Manager
4 10 (17.24%) Security Manager
5 9 (15.52%) Security Architect
6 8 (13.79%) Information Security Manager
7 7 (12.07%) Consultant
7 7 (12.07%) Information Assurance Leader
7 7 (12.07%) Information Security Architect
8 6 (10.34%) Lead Architect
8 6 (10.34%) Lead Security Architect
8 6 (10.34%) Security Consultant
9 4 (6.90%) Data Centre Manager
9 4 (6.90%) Information Officer
9 4 (6.90%) Technical Architect
10 3 (5.17%) CISSP Manager
10 3 (5.17%) IT Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) IT Support
10 3 (5.17%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) SAML
2 4 (6.90%) Node.js
2 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) OAuth
3 2 (3.45%) OpenID
3 2 (3.45%) REST
3 2 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) LDAP
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
4 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Replication
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (3.45%) NHS
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.17%) CentOS
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Information Security
2 15 (25.86%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (25.86%) Security Architecture
3 13 (22.41%) Protective Monitoring
4 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.52%) Open Source
6 7 (12.07%) Identity Management
6 7 (12.07%) Risk Management
7 6 (10.34%) Data Management
7 6 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.62%) ITIL
8 5 (8.62%) Microservices
8 5 (8.62%) Security Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.90%) CRM
9 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.90%) Migration
9 4 (6.90%) Security Management
9 4 (6.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.17%) C
3 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 25 (43.10%) CESG Certified Professional
4 22 (37.93%) CISSP
5 12 (20.69%) CISMP
6 9 (15.52%) CISM
7 8 (13.79%) Degree
8 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.45%) CISA
9 2 (3.45%) CRISC
9 2 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (3.45%) GIAC
10 1 (1.72%) GCIA
10 1 (1.72%) GCIH
10 1 (1.72%) ISACA
10 1 (1.72%) ISEB
10 1 (1.72%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (1.72%) ISSMP
10 1 (1.72%) MBCS
10 1 (1.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (43.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.07%) GDPR
3 4 (6.90%) COBIT
3 4 (6.90%) Data Quality
3 4 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (3.45%) NIST 800
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.62%) Puppet
3 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.90%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (5.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (5.17%) WSUS
5 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle
2 4 (6.90%) Progress
2 4 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (6.90%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
3 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco
3 2 (3.45%) McAfee
4 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.72%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.72%) Dell
4 1 (1.72%) FireEye
4 1 (1.72%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.72%) Google
4 1 (1.72%) NetApp
4 1 (1.72%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Symantec
4 1 (1.72%) Varonis