Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 311 333
Rank change year-on-year -37 +22 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 30 67 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.49% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 33
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £416 £413 £340
90th Percentile £588 £550 £625
England median daily rate £491 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.26% - -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £60.98
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -33.73% +50.91%

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 13933 13731 15560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.79% 82.58% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8355 8291 9281
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 544 605
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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

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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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -27 19 £500 -4.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -41 16 £500 -4.76% 1
Hampshire -3 9 £550 +29.41% 2
Berkshire 0 2 £625 +11.11%
Kent -12 1 - -
Surrey -15 1 £375 -12.79% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 10 (33.33%) CISSP
4 9 (30.00%) ISMS
4 9 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 8 (26.67%) Data Protection
5 8 (26.67%) Security Architecture
5 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 8 (26.67%) Information Security
5 8 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (23.33%) Finance
7 6 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (20.00%) ITIL
8 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) Cloudera
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (13.33%) Contract Management
9 4 (13.33%) ISO 31000
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
9 4 (13.33%) CRAMM
9 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) CESG
9 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
9 4 (13.33%) Supplier Management
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) Security Management

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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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
1 2 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (6.67%) SSL
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
2 1 (3.33%) IPsec
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
2 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.33%) Clusterpoint
2 1 (3.33%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
2 7 (23.33%) Security Advisor
3 6 (20.00%) Security Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Compliance Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) IT Governance Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Supplier Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Hadoop Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Information Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance Coordinator
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ISMS
2 8 (26.67%) Data Protection
2 8 (26.67%) Information Security
2 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
2 8 (26.67%) Security Architecture
3 7 (23.33%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Contract Management
6 4 (13.33%) CRAMM
6 4 (13.33%) Information Security Management
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
6 4 (13.33%) ITSM
6 4 (13.33%) Security Management
6 4 (13.33%) Service Management
6 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
1 2 (6.67%) Python
1 2 (6.67%) R
1 2 (6.67%) Scala
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (33.33%) CISSP
4 9 (30.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) ISSAP
7 2 (6.67%) CCSE
8 1 (3.33%) CISA
8 1 (3.33%) CRISC
8 1 (3.33%) GISF
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (13.33%) ISO 31000
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.33%) COBIT
4 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
4 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Cloudera
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
3 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) Fujitsu