Period
to 25 May 2019

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 6 months to 25 May 2019 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
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 319 360 307
Rank change year-on-year +41 -53 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 37 13 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.077% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.090% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 38
South East median daily rate £556 £535 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.97% +7.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £444 £430 £410
90th Percentile £650 £650 £538
England median daily rate £550 £550 £478
% change year-on-year - +15.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £29.25 £28.75
% change year-on-year -5.98% +1.74% -16.97%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 12,969 14,370 12,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.19% 85.33% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,801 8,498 7,458
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £263
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 472 503
South East median hourly rate £27.35 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.72 £11.65
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.45
England median hourly rate £24.58 £22.00 £25.06
% change year-on-year +11.70% -12.21% +8.96%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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
Hampshire +18 25 £600 -7.69% 6
Thames Valley +29 8 £515 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £515 -
West Sussex +10 3 £525 +5.00%
Berkshire -9 3 - - 1
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 31 (83.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (54.05%) CESG Certified Professional
3 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) DV Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) Management Information System
3 18 (48.65%) Risk Management
3 18 (48.65%) CESG
4 14 (37.84%) Information Security
5 12 (32.43%) Cryptography
6 11 (29.73%) TOGAF
6 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (27.03%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (27.03%) Systems Engineering
7 10 (27.03%) JSP 440
7 10 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (27.03%) MODAF
7 10 (27.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (24.32%) RMADS
9 8 (21.62%) Threat Modelling
9 8 (21.62%) CISSP
9 8 (21.62%) CA
10 7 (18.92%) SAP
10 7 (18.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 6 (16.22%) Cisco
11 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
11 6 (16.22%) Finance
11 6 (16.22%) VMware
12 5 (13.51%) Electronics
12 5 (13.51%) Programme Management
12 5 (13.51%) Marketing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) FTP
1 1 (2.70%) IPsec
1 1 (2.70%) SMTP
1 1 (2.70%) SSH
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Electronics
2 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Architect
2 13 (35.14%) Security Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Consultant
3 9 (24.32%) Security Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Security Assurance Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Security Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Security Advisor
6 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Information Assurance Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Application Security Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Information Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) SAP Architect
7 2 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) CESG
1 18 (48.65%) Management Information System
2 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (27.03%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (8.11%) Acoustics
4 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Risk Management
2 14 (37.84%) Information Security
3 12 (32.43%) Cryptography
4 11 (29.73%) TOGAF
5 10 (27.03%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (27.03%) MODAF
5 10 (27.03%) Systems Engineering
6 8 (21.62%) Threat Modelling
7 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.51%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.51%) Programme Management
7 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.81%) ITIL
9 3 (8.11%) Business Transformation
9 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (8.11%) ISMS
9 3 (8.11%) Migration
9 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (83.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (54.05%) CESG Certified Professional
3 18 (48.65%) DV Cleared
3 18 (48.65%) SC Cleared
4 8 (21.62%) CISSP
5 7 (18.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 3 (8.11%) IISP
7 2 (5.41%) CISM
8 1 (2.70%) CEH
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
8 1 (2.70%) GIAC
8 1 (2.70%) GSNA
8 1 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (27.03%) JSP 440
2 9 (24.32%) RMADS
3 3 (8.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (5.41%) GDPR
4 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) RSA enVision
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
1 3 (8.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) CA
2 7 (18.92%) SAP
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco
3 6 (16.22%) VMware
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.11%) Juniper
5 3 (8.11%) McAfee
5 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto