Period
to 18 July 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 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 184 210
Rank change year-on-year -18 +26 +21
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 18 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.24% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 16
North West median daily rate £550 £610 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.84% +79.41% +10.57%
10th Percentile £420 £263 £239
90th Percentile £585 £755 £400
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
North West median hourly rate £65.00 £49.00 £85.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.65% -42.35% -
10th Percentile £62.50 £47.55 £63.75
90th Percentile £82.14 £52.05 £85.59
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 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 5,196 4,665 6,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.72% 82.45% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,266 2,861 3,928
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £254 £258
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 218 212
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.31% +36.06% -0.61%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £12.60
90th Percentile £53.74 £52.65 £48.68
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 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
Manchester -6 12 £550 +15.79% 10
Cheshire -3 5 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
1 10 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (38.89%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (33.33%) SCADA
3 6 (33.33%) QA
3 6 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (27.78%) Service Design
4 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 5 (27.78%) SFIA
4 5 (27.78%) Data Lake
4 5 (27.78%) Data Strategy
4 5 (27.78%) ForeScout
4 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (27.78%) Tableau
4 5 (27.78%) Coaching
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Apache Hive
4 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
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%) Network Security
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management

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
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
1 5 (27.78%) Network Security
1 5 (27.78%) WAN
1 5 (27.78%) Wireless
2 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 3 (16.67%) Skype
3 3 (16.67%) 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 7 (38.89%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Data Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.56%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Consultant
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 10 (55.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (33.33%) SCADA
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.56%) CESG
4 1 (5.56%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (27.78%) Analytics
2 5 (27.78%) Coaching
2 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Data Governance
2 5 (27.78%) Data Integration
2 5 (27.78%) Data Management
2 5 (27.78%) Data Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Data Visualisation
2 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Metadata Management
2 5 (27.78%) Open Source
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Management
2 5 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (27.78%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (27.78%) Service Design
2 5 (27.78%) SFIA
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
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 6 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) MBA
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 5 (27.78%) Data Quality
2 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
3 1 (5.56%) RMADS
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) CA
1 5 (27.78%) ForeScout
1 5 (27.78%) Informatica
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
1 5 (27.78%) Tableau
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) F5