Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 190 205
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 18 6 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.11% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.13% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 31
North West median daily rate £550 £275 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -43.30% +46.97%
10th Percentile £433 £263 £270
90th Percentile £615 £288 £775
England median daily rate £550 £475 £469
% change year-on-year +15.79% +1.23% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
North West median hourly rate £96.78 £48.00 £85.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.63% -43.72% -
England median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +3.64% -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 4,915 4,493 6,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.27% 83.50% 82.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,101 2,802 3,970
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.83% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 191 239
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £37.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.28% +11.19% +52.27%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £51.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +10.87% +9.79%

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 26 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the North West over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 April 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
Manchester - 12 £523 - 5
Cumbria - 3 - -
Cheshire -21 2 - - 2
Lancashire -8 1 £610 -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 12 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (38.89%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) QA
3 6 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (27.78%) Tableau
4 5 (27.78%) Data Governance
4 5 (27.78%) Data Quality
4 5 (27.78%) HBase
4 5 (27.78%) Big Data
4 5 (27.78%) Analytics
4 5 (27.78%) Metadata Management
4 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 5 (27.78%) Pentaho
4 5 (27.78%) Hadoop
4 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
4 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 5 (27.78%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (27.78%) Apache Hive
4 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (27.78%) SFIA
4 5 (27.78%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (27.78%) Data Lake
4 5 (27.78%) Data Strategy
4 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
4 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
4 5 (27.78%) SCADA

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 5 (27.78%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) Network Security
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
1 4 (22.22%) Wireless
2 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.11%) Skype
3 2 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (27.78%) Apache Hive
2 5 (27.78%) Big Data
2 5 (27.78%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (27.78%) Data Lake
2 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 5 (27.78%) Hadoop
2 5 (27.78%) HBase
2 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
2 5 (27.78%) Pentaho
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) ERwin
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Data Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance Practitioner
3 3 (16.67%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Information Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Java Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Data Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
1 2 (11.11%) Thymeleaf
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (27.78%) CESG
2 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (27.78%) SCADA
3 1 (5.56%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (27.78%) Analytics
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) Data Governance
3 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
3 5 (27.78%) Data Management
3 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
3 5 (27.78%) Data Security
3 5 (27.78%) Data Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (27.78%) Metadata Management
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
3 5 (27.78%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (27.78%) SFIA
3 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (22.22%) Service Design
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) MBA
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 5 (27.78%) Data Quality
3 3 (16.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (16.67%) JSP 440
3 3 (16.67%) RMADS
4 2 (11.11%) GMP
4 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) CA
1 5 (27.78%) Informatica
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
1 5 (27.78%) Tableau
2 4 (22.22%) ForeScout
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) F5