The median contractor rate for a Information Assurance Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 610 638
Rank change year-on-year +19 +28  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Assurance Consultant 17 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.054% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.057% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 3
Median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £501 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.55% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £60.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.98 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Information Assurance Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Information Assurance Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance Consultant in the UK

Information Assurance Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Assurance Consultant.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance Consultant in the UK

Information Assurance Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance Consultant over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance Consultant in the UK

Information Assurance Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance Consultant in the UK

Information Assurance Consultant
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance Consultant within the UK 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
England +27 17 £475 +5.55% 1
London +26 4 £540 -1.81% 1
South East +11 4 £465 -
Gloucestershire -2 4 £475 +5.55%
South West -9 4 £475 +5.55%
Yorkshire - 4 £600 -
Sheffield - 4 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £600 -
Hampshire +10 2 £463 -
Winchester - 2 £463 -
Berkshire - 2 £465 -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
City of London - 1 £525 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

Information Assurance Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Information Assurance Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Assurance Consultant in the job title.

1 24 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (76.67%) Information Assurance
3 16 (53.33%) CLAS
4 15 (50.00%) CISSP
5 14 (46.67%) Information Security
6 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
6 13 (43.33%) Remediation Plan
7 12 (40.00%) DV Cleared
8 11 (36.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (36.67%) Compliance Audit
9 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
9 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
10 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (16.67%) CESG
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) ISMS
11 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (13.33%) CESG CLAS
12 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
13 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
13 3 (10.00%) Security Management
13 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
13 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
13 3 (10.00%) OWASP
13 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
14 2 (6.67%) RMADS
14 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
14 2 (6.67%) CRAMM
14 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

Information Assurance Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) CESG
2 4 (13.33%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Information Assurance
2 14 (46.67%) Information Security
3 13 (43.33%) Remediation Plan
4 11 (36.67%) Compliance Audit
5 7 (23.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (23.33%) Security Architecture
6 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (16.67%) ISMS
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
9 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
9 3 (10.00%) OWASP
9 3 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Security Management
10 2 (6.67%) CRAMM
10 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
10 2 (6.67%) SDLC
10 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) CLAS
2 15 (50.00%) CISSP
3 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
4 12 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (6.67%) CISM
6 1 (3.33%) ISACA
6 1 (3.33%) ISSMP
6 1 (3.33%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (36.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (6.67%) GDPR
3 2 (6.67%) ISO27005
3 2 (6.67%) RMADS
4 1 (3.33%) BS25999
4 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
4 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS