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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 108 124
Rank change year-on-year -15 +16  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 13 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 1.11% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.40% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 7
Median daily rate £488 £575 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +35.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £370 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £656 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year +78.18% -46.25%  

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 2197 2349 2436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.07% 78.83% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1550 1640
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -1.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 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
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 24 June 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 +8 6 £494 +0.25%
Gloucestershire -4 1 £324 -28.00%
Somerset - 1 £490 -
Devon - 1 £400 -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 33 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) DV Cleared
4 13 (30.95%) Risk Management
5 11 (26.19%) Finance
5 11 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (21.43%) CESG
7 8 (19.05%) CISSP
7 8 (19.05%) Change Control
7 8 (19.05%) CLAS
8 7 (16.67%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (16.67%) C
8 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 7 (16.67%) Requirements Management
9 6 (14.29%) Document Management
9 6 (14.29%) Military
9 6 (14.29%) Project Management
9 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (11.90%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (11.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (11.90%) Information Security
10 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.52%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (9.52%) Degree
11 4 (9.52%) Remediation Plan

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:

Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.38%) DHCP
3 1 (2.38%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Military
3 3 (7.14%) Electronics
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Consultant
2 6 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 6 (14.29%) Project Officer
2 6 (14.29%) Project Support Officer
2 6 (14.29%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 6 (14.29%) Support Officer
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Information Assurance Architect
4 4 (9.52%) CISSP Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Information Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Security Assurance Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Security Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) CESG
2 7 (16.67%) Cyber Defence
2 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.52%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (7.14%) BYOD
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) ASIC
6 1 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Risk Management
2 11 (26.19%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (19.05%) Change Control
4 7 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (14.29%) Document Management
5 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.90%) Information Security
7 4 (9.52%) Compliance Audit
7 4 (9.52%) Remediation Plan
8 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 3 (7.14%) Service Management
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL
9 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C
2 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 16 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 15 (35.71%) DV Cleared
4 8 (19.05%) CISSP
4 8 (19.05%) CLAS
5 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (11.90%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (9.52%) Degree
8 2 (4.76%) CCENT
8 2 (4.76%) CCNA
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.76%) CREST Certified
8 2 (4.76%) SANS
9 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.14%) JSP 440
4 2 (4.76%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) SAP
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) CA
3 1 (2.38%) IBM