Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 143 169
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26 -32
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 44 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.78% 1.07% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.33% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 21
South West median daily rate £490 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £311 £384 £325
90th Percentile £728 £605 £775
England median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - -6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 13
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £29.50 £43.25 £42.25
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - -33.73% +50.91%

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 4598 4576 5194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.25% 80.01% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3087 3518
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £255
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 267 259
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.30 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.35
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Gloucestershire +3 11 £388 -13.89% 2
Wiltshire +2 11 £491 -6.57% 1
Bristol -20 10 £700 +55.56%
Devon -4 5 £363 -32.56%
Somerset - 2 £490 -
Information Assurance
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 39 (88.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (52.27%) SC Cleared
3 22 (50.00%) CISSP
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (36.36%) Finance
5 16 (36.36%) PRINCE2
5 16 (36.36%) CLAS
6 15 (34.09%) Risk Management
7 13 (29.55%) Project Management
7 13 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (27.27%) DV Cleared
9 11 (25.00%) Information Security
10 10 (22.73%) CESG
10 10 (22.73%) CESG CLAS
10 10 (22.73%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (20.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (20.45%) Management Information System
11 9 (20.45%) Requirements Management
11 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (20.45%) Change Control
12 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (18.18%) C
12 8 (18.18%) Document Management
13 7 (15.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 7 (15.91%) IISP
13 7 (15.91%) Sentinel
13 7 (15.91%) Risk Analysis
14 6 (13.64%) Data Protection

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 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Sentinel
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SMS
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Clusterpoint
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Bitbucket
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Military
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) CLAS Security Advisor
1 9 (20.45%) Security Advisor
2 8 (18.18%) Project Control Officer
2 8 (18.18%) Project Officer
3 5 (11.36%) Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Head of Design
4 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance Leader
5 2 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Service Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Digital Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Head of Information Systems
6 1 (2.27%) Head of Security
6 1 (2.27%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) ModSecurity
2 2 (4.55%) Visualforce
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) CESG
1 10 (22.73%) CESG CLAS
2 9 (20.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.36%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.82%) PMI
5 1 (2.27%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.27%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 15 (34.09%) Risk Management
4 13 (29.55%) Project Management
5 11 (25.00%) Information Security
6 9 (20.45%) Change Control
6 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (20.45%) Requirements Management
7 8 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (18.18%) Document Management
8 7 (15.91%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (13.64%) Data Protection
9 6 (13.64%) Migration
10 5 (11.36%) Programme Management
11 4 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (9.09%) Line Management
11 4 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
11 4 (9.09%) Supplier Management
12 3 (6.82%) Prototyping
12 3 (6.82%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) C
2 2 (4.55%) Apex Code
2 2 (4.55%) SOQL
2 2 (4.55%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 39 (88.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (52.27%) SC Cleared
3 22 (50.00%) CISSP
4 16 (36.36%) CLAS
5 12 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 12 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 10 (22.73%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (15.91%) IISP
7 7 (15.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 5 (11.36%) Degree
9 3 (6.82%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) CITP
9 3 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (6.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (6.82%) Master's Degree
9 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
10 2 (4.55%) CISM
11 1 (2.27%) CEH
11 1 (2.27%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (9.09%) JSP 440
4 3 (6.82%) RMADS
5 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.27%) GDPR
5 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) CA
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco