Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 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 West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 155 164
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +10
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 64 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.06% 0.81% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.97% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 36
South West median daily rate £525 £495 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.01% +5.65% +1.08%
10th Percentile £343 £346 £389
90th Percentile £633 £755 £625
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +10.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 15
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £30.25 £28.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% - -34.13%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,171 4,542 4,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.53% 83.16% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,193 2,867 3,144
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 188 265
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.79 £12.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the South West

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Assurance in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in the South West

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the South West over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in the South West

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in the South West

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance in the South West over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Assurance in the South West

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 15 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
Wiltshire +10 37 £525 +7.03% 3
Gloucestershire +3 13 - - 5
Bristol -10 9 £338 -51.79% 5
Devon -1 3 £410 -0.61%
Somerset -5 1 £450 -8.16%
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 57 (89.06%) Security Cleared
2 32 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (42.19%) Information Security
4 25 (39.06%) DV Cleared
4 25 (39.06%) Technical Architecture
5 23 (35.94%) Management Information System
6 22 (34.38%) Security Architecture
6 22 (34.38%) IT Strategy
7 20 (31.25%) CISSP
8 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
9 17 (26.56%) Finance
9 17 (26.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 16 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 15 (23.44%) JSP 440
11 15 (23.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (21.88%) Risk Management
12 14 (21.88%) PRINCE2
13 13 (20.31%) C
13 13 (20.31%) Change Control
13 13 (20.31%) HMG Infosec
14 12 (18.75%) CISM
15 11 (17.19%) Project Management
15 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
15 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
15 11 (17.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 11 (17.19%) CESG Certified Professional
16 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (15.63%) Critical Thinking
16 10 (15.63%) Requirements Management

Information Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (9.38%) Unified Communications
2 6 (9.38%) WAN
3 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Bitbucket
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Architect
2 15 (23.44%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (21.88%) Security Architect
4 10 (15.63%) Project Officer
5 9 (14.06%) Project Control Officer
6 8 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
7 7 (10.94%) Consultant
8 5 (7.81%) Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 4 (6.25%) Information Manager
9 4 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (6.25%) IT Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Security Manager
10 3 (4.69%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (4.69%) Network Architect
10 3 (4.69%) Office 365 Specialist
10 3 (4.69%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 23 (35.94%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 4 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.69%) CESG
7 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (3.13%) PMI
8 1 (1.56%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.56%) Cyber Warfare
8 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Linux
2 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (42.19%) Information Security
3 25 (39.06%) Technical Architecture
4 22 (34.38%) IT Strategy
4 22 (34.38%) Security Architecture
5 16 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 15 (23.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (21.88%) PRINCE2
7 14 (21.88%) Risk Management
8 13 (20.31%) Change Control
9 11 (17.19%) Project Management
10 10 (15.63%) Critical Thinking
10 10 (15.63%) Document Management
10 10 (15.63%) Requirements Management
11 9 (14.06%) Data Protection
12 8 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
13 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
14 6 (9.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) C
2 1 (1.56%) C++
2 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
2 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (89.06%) Security Cleared
2 25 (39.06%) DV Cleared
3 20 (31.25%) CISSP
4 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
5 12 (18.75%) CISM
6 11 (17.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (15.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (10.94%) CISA
9 6 (9.38%) Degree
9 6 (9.38%) ISSAP
9 6 (9.38%) ISSEP
10 4 (6.25%) ISEB
11 3 (4.69%) CEH
11 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (4.69%) SSCP
12 2 (3.13%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (3.13%) CITP
12 2 (3.13%) CREST Certified
12 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
12 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 15 (23.44%) JSP 440
3 13 (20.31%) HMG Infosec
4 11 (17.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (6.25%) GDPR
6 3 (4.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (3.13%) RMADS
8 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
8 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) Firmware
3 2 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
1 6 (9.38%) SCOM
2 3 (4.69%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.13%) vRealize
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (4.69%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat