The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 237 256
Rank change year-on-year +16 +19  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 18 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 8
Median daily rate £500 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year +78.18% -46.25%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6343 7314 7622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.05% 81.98% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3719 4473 4397
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 272 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the South East

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in the South East

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in the South East

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in the South East

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +18 12 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -24 5 £416 -16.80%
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 29 (70.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
3 19 (46.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (34.15%) CISSP
4 14 (34.15%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (29.27%) Management Information System
6 11 (26.83%) Information Security
7 10 (24.39%) ISMS
8 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
8 8 (19.51%) PCI DSS
8 8 (19.51%) CESG
8 8 (19.51%) CISM
8 8 (19.51%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (17.07%) Windows
9 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
9 7 (17.07%) Security Architecture
10 6 (14.63%) RMADS
10 6 (14.63%) ITIL
10 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
11 5 (12.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (12.20%) Finance
11 5 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (12.20%) Unix
12 4 (9.76%) Legal
12 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
12 4 (9.76%) Security Management
12 4 (9.76%) Project Management
12 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (9.76%) JSP 440
12 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (7.32%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
1 3 (7.32%) Internet
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) IPsec
2 2 (4.88%) SMTP
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.44%) LDAP
3 1 (2.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Consultant
2 16 (39.02%) Security Consultant
3 11 (26.83%) Risk Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Security Advisor
5 4 (9.76%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Security Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Tester
6 3 (7.32%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Supplier Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Deployment Manager
8 1 (2.44%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Operations Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Management Information System
2 8 (19.51%) CESG
3 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.88%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (26.83%) Information Security
3 10 (24.39%) ISMS
4 8 (19.51%) Data Protection
5 7 (17.07%) Security Architecture
6 6 (14.63%) ITIL
6 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
7 5 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
8 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
8 4 (9.76%) Project Management
8 4 (9.76%) Security Management
8 4 (9.76%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
9 3 (7.32%) Contract Management
9 3 (7.32%) ITSM
9 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
9 3 (7.32%) Service Management
9 3 (7.32%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) Python
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (70.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
3 14 (34.15%) CISSP
4 8 (19.51%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (19.51%) CISM
5 7 (17.07%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (4.88%) CCDP
6 2 (4.88%) CCNP
6 2 (4.88%) CCSP
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
6 2 (4.88%) GCIH
6 2 (4.88%) GIAC
6 2 (4.88%) IISP
6 2 (4.88%) ISACA
7 1 (2.44%) CLAS
7 1 (2.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (2.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (2.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (46.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (19.51%) PCI DSS
3 6 (14.63%) RMADS
4 5 (12.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (9.76%) JSP 440
6 3 (7.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (4.88%) FedRAMP
7 2 (4.88%) HIPAA
7 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (2.44%) ISO 22301
8 1 (2.44%) ISO 31000
8 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Citrix
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat