The median contractor rate for a Information Assurance Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance Specialist
UK
Rank 595 641 616
Rank change year-on-year +46 -25  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Assurance Specialist 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.002% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
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 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Information Assurance Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 4 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 3 months to 24 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 +34 1 £500 +11.11%
Winchester - 1 £500 -
Hampshire - 1 £500 -
South East - 1 £500 -

Information Assurance Specialist Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (100.00%) RMADS
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity Management
1 1 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework

Information Assurance Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) RMADS