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 3 months to 28 March 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 104 140
Rank change year-on-year -4 +36  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 29 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 1.03% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.29% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 3
Median daily rate £460 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £316 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £485 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -52.85% +27.70%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2325 2484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.64% 79.84% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1533 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 138 87
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.20 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +11 13 £423 +106.09%
Gloucestershire -13 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Bristol +5 2 £365 +30.35% 2
Devon - 2 £385 -
Information Assurance
England

Information Assurance
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 50 (67.57%) Security Cleared
2 33 (44.59%) Risk Management
3 30 (40.54%) DV Cleared
4 25 (33.78%) CISSP
5 22 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (27.03%) Finance
7 19 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 19 (25.68%) Change Control
8 18 (24.32%) CESG
8 18 (24.32%) Management Information System
8 18 (24.32%) C
9 17 (22.97%) PRINCE2
9 17 (22.97%) Project Management
9 17 (22.97%) Document Management
9 17 (22.97%) Requirements Management
9 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (22.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
11 13 (17.57%) CLAS
12 12 (16.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 11 (14.86%) Remediation Plan
13 11 (14.86%) Compliance Audit
14 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (12.16%) Information Security
15 8 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
15 8 (10.81%) Degree
15 8 (10.81%) ISO27002
16 6 (8.11%) Information Management
16 6 (8.11%) CESG Certified Professional
16 6 (8.11%) Computer Security

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.35%) AMQP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Military
3 4 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Project Officer
2 13 (17.57%) Architect
2 13 (17.57%) Consultant
3 11 (14.86%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 11 (14.86%) Project Support Officer
3 11 (14.86%) Support Officer
4 10 (13.51%) CISSP Consultant
5 9 (12.16%) Security Specialist
6 7 (9.46%) Security Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Coordinator
7 6 (8.11%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 6 (8.11%) Information Assurance Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Security Assurance Coordinator
8 5 (6.76%) Information Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Security Assurance Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Information Security Architect
11 2 (2.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 2 (2.70%) Documentation Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) CESG
1 18 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.76%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (5.41%) BYOD
4 2 (2.70%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Risk Management
2 22 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (25.68%) Change Control
4 17 (22.97%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (22.97%) Document Management
4 17 (22.97%) PRINCE2
4 17 (22.97%) Project Management
4 17 (22.97%) Requirements Management
5 11 (14.86%) Compliance Audit
5 11 (14.86%) Remediation Plan
6 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (12.16%) Information Security
7 8 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (8.11%) Computer Security
8 6 (8.11%) Information Management
9 4 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (5.41%) Security Management
9 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (5.41%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) C
2 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (67.57%) Security Cleared
2 30 (40.54%) DV Cleared
3 25 (33.78%) CISSP
4 17 (22.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
6 13 (17.57%) CLAS
7 8 (10.81%) Degree
8 6 (8.11%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (5.41%) ISEB
10 2 (2.70%) CISA
10 2 (2.70%) CISM
10 2 (2.70%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (16.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (10.81%) ISO27002
4 2 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.70%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft