Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 159 145
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14 +25
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 71 44 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.08% 0.79% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.95% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 41
South West median daily rate £525 £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +44.44% -5.26%
10th Percentile £343 £308 £360
90th Percentile £633 £735 £588
England median daily rate £550 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 22
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £28.75 £41.80
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

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 5,624 4,624 4,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.85% 83.33% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,598 2,908 3,088
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £276 £253 £238
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 198 297
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.65%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.13 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +9 43 £525 -19.23%
Gloucestershire -10 15 £475 +22.58% 4
Bristol -23 9 £338 -51.79% 7
Devon -10 3 £410 +13.10%
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 64 (90.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (50.70%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (47.89%) DV Cleared
4 29 (40.85%) Technical Architecture
5 26 (36.62%) Management Information System
5 26 (36.62%) Security Architecture
5 26 (36.62%) IT Strategy
6 24 (33.80%) Information Security
7 21 (29.58%) Finance
8 20 (28.17%) CISSP
9 19 (26.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (26.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 18 (25.35%) JSP 440
11 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
11 17 (23.94%) PRINCE2
11 17 (23.94%) Risk Management
12 16 (22.54%) Change Control
12 16 (22.54%) Infrastructure Management
13 15 (21.13%) HMG Infosec
13 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Excel
14 14 (19.72%) C
14 14 (19.72%) CISM
14 14 (19.72%) Document Management
14 14 (19.72%) Requirements Management
15 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 12 (16.90%) Project Management
16 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (16.90%) CESG Certified Professional
16 12 (16.90%) Critical Thinking

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 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (8.45%) Firewall
1 6 (8.45%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications
1 6 (8.45%) WAN
2 2 (2.82%) VSAN
3 1 (1.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Big Data
1 1 (1.41%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.41%) GIS
1 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Bitbucket
1 2 (2.82%) JIRA
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Architect
2 17 (23.94%) Security Architect
3 16 (22.54%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (18.31%) Project Officer
5 11 (15.49%) Project Control Officer
6 8 (11.27%) Security Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.04%) Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Information Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.23%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (36.62%) Management Information System
2 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 6 (8.45%) Cyber Defence
4 6 (8.45%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.82%) CESG
5 2 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) PMI
6 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Cybersecurity
2 29 (40.85%) Technical Architecture
3 26 (36.62%) IT Strategy
3 26 (36.62%) Security Architecture
4 24 (33.80%) Information Security
5 19 (26.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (23.94%) PRINCE2
6 17 (23.94%) Risk Management
7 16 (22.54%) Change Control
7 16 (22.54%) Infrastructure Management
8 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (19.72%) Document Management
9 14 (19.72%) Requirements Management
10 12 (16.90%) Critical Thinking
10 12 (16.90%) Project Management
11 10 (14.08%) Security Testing
12 9 (12.68%) Computer Science
12 9 (12.68%) Data Protection
13 8 (11.27%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (11.27%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) C
2 2 (2.82%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (90.14%) Security Cleared
2 34 (47.89%) DV Cleared
3 20 (28.17%) CISSP
4 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
5 14 (19.72%) CISM
6 13 (18.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 12 (16.90%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (12.68%) CISA
8 9 (12.68%) ISSAP
8 9 (12.68%) ISSEP
9 6 (8.45%) Degree
10 4 (5.63%) ISEB
11 3 (4.23%) CEH
11 3 (4.23%) SSCP
12 2 (2.82%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (2.82%) CITP
12 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (2.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 18 (25.35%) JSP 440
3 15 (21.13%) HMG Infosec
4 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (4.23%) GDPR
6 1 (1.41%) QA
6 1 (1.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
1 6 (8.45%) Firmware
2 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
1 6 (8.45%) SCOM
2 3 (4.23%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Cisco
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.41%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.41%) Informatica
5 1 (1.41%) NetApp
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle