Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Assurance Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 862 874
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Information Assurance Consultant 18 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.023% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.024% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 21
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £400
90th Percentile £700 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
UK median hourly rate - - £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £60.74

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Information Assurance Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Assurance Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 8 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 6 months to 25 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
England 0 17 £488 +8.33% 1
London -5 11 £475 -9.52% 1
UK excluding London +34 6 £513 +13.89%
North of England +49 3 £525 -
Yorkshire - 3 £525 -
South East -6 1 - -
South West -9 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £513 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 13 (72.22%) Information Assurance
2 12 (66.67%) Information Security
3 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
7 5 (27.78%) RMADS
7 5 (27.78%) GDPR
8 4 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
8 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (16.67%) Marketing
9 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
9 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
9 3 (16.67%) SAP
9 3 (16.67%) Electronics
9 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
9 3 (16.67%) CISSP
9 3 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
9 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
9 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
9 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (11.11%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
General
1 3 (16.67%) Electronics
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.11%) BYOD
2 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (11.11%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Information Assurance
2 12 (66.67%) Information Security
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security Governance
6 3 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps
7 2 (11.11%) Information Management
7 2 (11.11%) Migration
7 2 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (11.11%) Remediation Plan
7 2 (11.11%) Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CISSP
4 2 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (11.11%) CISM
4 2 (11.11%) CLAS
5 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) GDPR
2 5 (27.78%) RMADS
3 4 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
5 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft