Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 346 314
Rank change year-on-year -29 -32 +36
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 13 30 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.079% 0.18% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.22% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 46
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £513 £405 £413
90th Percentile £590 £550 £550
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £67.00 - -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.73% - -33.73%

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 14,187 13,772 14,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.02% 84.19% 83.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,536 8,223 8,583
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £253
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 470 577
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -2.22% -4.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 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 23 October 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 -16 7 £600 +20.00% 2
West Sussex - 6 £525 - 1
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (92.31%) Risk Management
2 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
3 9 (69.23%) Management Information System
4 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
6 5 (38.46%) RSA enVision
6 5 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (38.46%) Business Transformation
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) CISM
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 5 (38.46%) CISSP
6 5 (38.46%) Juniper
6 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
6 5 (38.46%) McAfee
6 5 (38.46%) Migration
6 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) CESG
6 5 (38.46%) Blue Coat
6 5 (38.46%) VMware NSX
7 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (30.77%) Information Security
7 4 (30.77%) Security Management
7 4 (30.77%) ISMS
8 3 (23.08%) Cryptography
8 3 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (15.38%) Finance
9 2 (15.38%) CISA
9 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management

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 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Application Security Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Information Specialist
3 3 (23.08%) Security Specialist
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Application Security Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Product Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Security Assurance Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Management Information System
2 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (38.46%) CESG
4 1 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Risk Management
2 5 (38.46%) Business Transformation
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security
3 4 (30.77%) ISMS
3 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (30.77%) Security Management
4 3 (23.08%) Cryptography
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) CRAMM
6 1 (7.69%) Cyber Resilience
6 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
3 5 (38.46%) CISM
3 5 (38.46%) CISSP
4 2 (15.38%) CISA
4 2 (15.38%) CRISC
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) RMADS
3 1 (7.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (38.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Blue Coat
1 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
1 5 (38.46%) Juniper
1 5 (38.46%) McAfee
1 5 (38.46%) Palo Alto
1 5 (38.46%) VMware