Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 161 146
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15 +25
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 55 41 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.00% 0.75% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.90% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 33
South West median daily rate £525 £483 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% -3.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £421 £354 £331
90th Percentile £638 £725 £625
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 13
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% - -
10th Percentile £23.25 £26.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £28.75 £28.75
England median hourly rate £28.50 £48.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -40.63% +74.55% -17.04%

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 4,654 4,545 4,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.54% 83.50% 81.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,880 2,881 3,172
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 198 261
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.94 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.93 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +19 24 £575 +20.42% 5
Gloucestershire +9 14 - - 3
Bristol -19 7 £338 -51.79% 4
Devon +8 5 £421 +7.26%
Somerset +5 1 £450 -8.16%
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 47 (85.45%) Security Cleared
2 22 (40.00%) CISSP
3 20 (36.36%) Information Security
4 19 (34.55%) C
4 19 (34.55%) DV Cleared
5 18 (32.73%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
7 16 (29.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (27.27%) Risk Management
8 15 (27.27%) Finance
9 14 (25.45%) Requirements Management
10 13 (23.64%) Security Architecture
10 13 (23.64%) Change Control
10 13 (23.64%) Project Management
11 12 (21.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (21.82%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (20.00%) PRINCE2
12 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
12 11 (20.00%) IT Strategy
13 10 (18.18%) Document Management
13 10 (18.18%) Business Analysis
14 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
14 9 (16.36%) CISM
15 8 (14.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (14.55%) JSP 440
16 7 (12.73%) Degree
16 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) VSAN
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Architect
2 11 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 10 (18.18%) Project Officer
4 7 (12.73%) Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Project Support Officer
5 6 (10.91%) Support Officer
6 5 (9.09%) Category Manager
6 5 (9.09%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Coordinator
7 4 (7.27%) Project Control Officer
7 4 (7.27%) Security Assurance Coordinator
8 3 (5.45%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Security Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) CESG
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Cyber Warfare
5 1 (1.82%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Information Security
2 18 (32.73%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 14 (25.45%) Requirements Management
6 13 (23.64%) Change Control
6 13 (23.64%) Project Management
6 13 (23.64%) Security Architecture
7 12 (21.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (21.82%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (20.00%) IT Strategy
8 11 (20.00%) PRINCE2
9 10 (18.18%) Business Analysis
9 10 (18.18%) Document Management
10 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
14 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (7.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) C
2 1 (1.82%) C++
2 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 47 (85.45%) Security Cleared
2 22 (40.00%) CISSP
3 19 (34.55%) DV Cleared
4 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
5 16 (29.09%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (16.36%) CISM
7 8 (14.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (12.73%) Degree
9 4 (7.27%) CISA
10 3 (5.45%) CEH
10 3 (5.45%) ISEB
10 3 (5.45%) ISSAP
10 3 (5.45%) ISSEP
10 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (5.45%) SSCP
11 1 (1.82%) CLAS
11 1 (1.82%) HNC
11 1 (1.82%) HND
11 1 (1.82%) IISP
11 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 8 (14.55%) JSP 440
2 7 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (10.91%) HMG Infosec
4 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (7.27%) RMADS
5 1 (1.82%) GDPR
5 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (5.45%) SAP
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.82%) VMware