Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 210 219
Rank change year-on-year +19 +9 -26
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 13 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.099% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.12% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 28
North West median daily rate £610 £315 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.65% -36.36% +7.61%
10th Percentile £278 £303 £393
90th Percentile £755 £327 £783
England median daily rate £495 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +4.21% +2.15% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
North West median hourly rate £96.78 £82.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.31% +96.43% -
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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,396 5,130 6,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.25% 84.47% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,859 3,326 4,220
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 144 274
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £23.30 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% -29.40% +73.68%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £12.53
90th Percentile £49.10 £49.93 £52.47
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 the North West

Job postings citing Information Assurance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the North West

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in the North West

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the North West over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in the North West

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in the North West

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Cheshire +7 5 £300 -
Lancashire - 4 £610 -
Manchester +11 2 £495 +57.14% 3
Cumbria -3 2 - -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Management Information System
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Data Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Security
4 4 (30.77%) CESG
4 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (30.77%) Unix
4 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (30.77%) CA
4 4 (30.77%) Informatica
4 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
4 4 (30.77%) ERwin
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) SAS
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) Data Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Pentaho
4 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
4 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
4 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Apache Hive
4 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
4 4 (30.77%) Data Visualisation

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (30.77%) SAS
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Apache Hive
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
1 4 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (30.77%) Data Lake
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
1 4 (30.77%) HBase
1 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
1 4 (30.77%) Pentaho
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) ERwin
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Lead Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Data Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Lead Data Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
5 2 (15.38%) Information Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance Practitioner
6 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Management Information System
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) CESG
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (23.08%) e-Learning
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (15.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) Data Management
4 4 (30.77%) Analytics
4 4 (30.77%) Data Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Data Governance
4 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
4 4 (30.77%) Data Security
4 4 (30.77%) Data Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (30.77%) Metadata Management
4 4 (30.77%) Open Source
4 4 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) SFIA
4 4 (30.77%) Visualisation
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) Data Quality
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) GMP
2 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (15.38%) JSP 440
2 2 (15.38%) RMADS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) CA
1 4 (30.77%) Informatica
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) Tableau