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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 221 251
Rank change year-on-year -10 +30  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 22 44 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.48% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.59% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 11
Median daily rate £500 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £335 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £71.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -52.85% +27.70%  

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 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in the South East

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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 27 March 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 -4 12 £500 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £525 +16.66% 1
Surrey +5 2 £513 - 4
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (54.35%) CISSP
3 20 (43.48%) Management Information System
3 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (34.78%) Information Security
5 15 (32.61%) Windows
6 14 (30.43%) Cryptography
6 14 (30.43%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (28.26%) Security Architecture
7 13 (28.26%) PCI DSS
7 13 (28.26%) CESG
7 13 (28.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (26.09%) ITIL
9 11 (23.91%) Internet
9 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (21.74%) RMADS
11 9 (19.57%) ISMS
11 9 (19.57%) DNS
11 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
12 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 8 (17.39%) Unix
12 8 (17.39%) Project Management
12 8 (17.39%) Firewall
12 8 (17.39%) IPsec
12 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
12 8 (17.39%) GIAC
12 8 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (17.39%) GCIH
12 8 (17.39%) SIEM
12 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy

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 6 (13.04%) IIS
2 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Apache
3 3 (6.52%) JBoss
3 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Internet
2 9 (19.57%) DNS
3 8 (17.39%) Firewall
3 8 (17.39%) IPsec
4 7 (15.22%) MPLS
5 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (10.87%) SMTP
6 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.70%) DHCP
7 4 (8.70%) Wireless
8 3 (6.52%) FTP
8 3 (6.52%) LDAP
8 3 (6.52%) SSH
9 1 (2.17%) ADSL
9 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.17%) ISDN
9 1 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) PSTN
9 1 (2.17%) SNMP
9 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (15.22%) Legal
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Security Advisor
2 10 (21.74%) Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Risk Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Security Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Security Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Tester
6 3 (6.52%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) SIEM Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (43.48%) Management Information System
2 13 (28.26%) CESG
3 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
3 7 (15.22%) Driving Licence
3 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (13.04%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.35%) e-Learning
6 1 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) Unix
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Vista
4 4 (8.70%) Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Information Security
2 14 (30.43%) Cryptography
3 13 (28.26%) Security Architecture
4 12 (26.09%) ITIL
5 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (19.57%) ISMS
7 8 (17.39%) Project Management
7 8 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
7 8 (17.39%) SIEM
7 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.22%) Change Management
8 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
8 7 (15.22%) Security Patching
8 7 (15.22%) Server Hardening
9 6 (13.04%) Capacity Management
9 6 (13.04%) Computer Security
9 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
10 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.87%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Perl
2 3 (6.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (54.35%) CISSP
3 20 (43.48%) SC Cleared
4 14 (30.43%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (17.39%) GCIH
5 8 (17.39%) GIAC
6 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
7 5 (10.87%) CISM
8 3 (6.52%) RHCSA
9 2 (4.35%) CISA
9 2 (4.35%) CRISC
9 2 (4.35%) IISP
9 2 (4.35%) ISACA
10 1 (2.17%) CEH
10 1 (2.17%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (28.26%) PCI DSS
2 10 (21.74%) RMADS
3 7 (15.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (4.35%) FedRAMP
4 2 (4.35%) HIPAA
4 2 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) WSUS
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.17%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Citrix
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) Telelogic
6 1 (2.17%) Capita
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) F5
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