Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Assurance Specialist was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 875 892 892
Rank change year-on-year +17 0 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Information Assurance Specialist 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.002% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.002% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median daily rate £275 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +25.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -45.00% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Information Assurance Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance Specialist in the UK

Information Assurance Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance Specialist in the UK

Information Assurance Specialist
Top 5 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 Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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
UK excluding London +30 2 £275 -45.00%
England - 2 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £275 -
London - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -

Information Assurance Specialist Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Information Assurance Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (100.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) IISP
3 1 (33.33%) CLAS
3 1 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (33.33%) PMO
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding

Information Assurance Specialist 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 3 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CLAS
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) IISP
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft