Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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 > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 337 300
Rank change year-on-year -28 -37 +41
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 21 29 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.17% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.21% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 49
South East median daily rate £525 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £513 £416 £410
90th Percentile £575 £594 £550
England median daily rate £550 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £67.00 - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 14,731 14,048 13,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.78% 84.37% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,850 8,420 8,195
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 460 580
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £23.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -5.06% -3.10%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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

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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 10 December 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
Hampshire -23 9 £575 +4.55% 3
West Sussex - 9 £525 - 1
Thames Valley -3 3 - - 4
Berkshire -4 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 1 - - 1
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 16 (76.19%) Risk Management
1 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 13 (61.90%) Management Information System
3 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 10 (47.62%) CISSP
5 9 (42.86%) CISM
5 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (38.10%) Palo Alto
6 8 (38.10%) RSA enVision
6 8 (38.10%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (38.10%) Business Transformation
6 8 (38.10%) VMware NSX
6 8 (38.10%) Migration
6 8 (38.10%) VMware
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco
6 8 (38.10%) Juniper
6 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
6 8 (38.10%) McAfee
6 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
7 7 (33.33%) CESG
8 6 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (23.81%) Information Security
9 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
10 4 (19.05%) ISMS
10 4 (19.05%) RMADS
10 4 (19.05%) Cryptography
10 4 (19.05%) Security Management
10 4 (19.05%) Finance
10 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Consultant
2 7 (33.33%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Application Security Specialist
3 6 (28.57%) Applications Specialist
3 6 (28.57%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 6 (28.57%) Information Security Specialist
3 6 (28.57%) Information Specialist
3 6 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 6 (28.57%) Security Specialist
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Information Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) SAP Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Management Information System
2 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (33.33%) CESG
4 3 (14.29%) PKI
5 2 (9.52%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Risk Management
2 8 (38.10%) Business Transformation
2 8 (38.10%) Migration
3 6 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (23.81%) Information Security
5 4 (19.05%) Cryptography
5 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (19.05%) ISMS
5 4 (19.05%) Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) CRAMM
6 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Information Security Management
7 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
7 2 (9.52%) SAP Security
7 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) Cyber Resilience
8 1 (4.76%) Ethical Hacking
8 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 10 (47.62%) CISSP
4 9 (42.86%) CISM
5 8 (38.10%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (23.81%) DV Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) CISA
7 2 (9.52%) CLAS
7 2 (9.52%) CRISC
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
8 1 (4.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) RMADS
2 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) GDPR
3 2 (9.52%) JSP 440
3 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (38.10%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Blue Coat
1 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
1 8 (38.10%) Juniper
1 8 (38.10%) McAfee
1 8 (38.10%) Palo Alto
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft