Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 15 August 2018 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
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 694 609 561
Rank change year-on-year -85 -48 +57
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 188 263 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 189 224
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £385 £308 £313
90th Percentile £688 £738 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £474
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.43% +11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 21
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £48.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.06% +74.55% -34.52%
10th Percentile £22.25 £26.25 £22.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.25 £85.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £48.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -39.06% +74.55% -

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,232 81,747 92,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.51% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,227 53,555 61,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,384 2,072 2,297
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% - +12.23%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Information Assurance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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 -96 179 £550 +10.00% 58
UK excluding London -29 124 £550 +10.00% 42
London -85 64 £575 +21.05% 16
South West +3 52 £525 +8.81% 14
North of England -13 28 £650 +6.56% 11
South East -38 19 £568 +13.50% 10
North West -9 18 £550 -9.84% 8
Yorkshire -13 10 £675 +10.66% 2
Midlands -26 9 £321 -23.96% 2
Scotland -33 8 £500 +33.33%
East of England -22 7 £615 +17.14% 5
West Midlands -24 6 £368 - 2
North East -6 4 £675 +10.66% 1
East Midlands -5 3 £250 -40.83%
Wales -18 1 £375 -31.82%

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 95 (50.53%) Security Cleared
2 82 (43.62%) Information Security
3 62 (32.98%) SC Cleared
4 59 (31.38%) Risk Management
4 59 (31.38%) CISSP
5 58 (30.85%) Cybersecurity
6 53 (28.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 52 (27.66%) Management Information System
8 47 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 43 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (19.68%) Security Architecture
11 29 (15.43%) Degree
12 28 (14.89%) CISM
13 26 (13.83%) Firewall
13 26 (13.83%) C
14 25 (13.30%) Finance
14 25 (13.30%) Risk Assessment
15 24 (12.77%) DV Cleared
16 21 (11.17%) CESG
17 20 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement
18 19 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (9.04%) Data Protection
19 17 (9.04%) Project Management
20 16 (8.51%) Legal
21 15 (7.98%) Security Management
21 15 (7.98%) CISMP
21 15 (7.98%) Open Source
21 15 (7.98%) Data Centre
21 15 (7.98%) ISO/IEC 27005

Information Assurance
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 6 (3.19%) SAS
2 3 (1.60%) Apache
2 3 (1.60%) CMS
2 3 (1.60%) WordPress
3 1 (0.53%) Confluence
3 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (5.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.60%) Office 365
3 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.83%) Firewall
2 12 (6.38%) Internet
3 9 (4.79%) LAN
3 9 (4.79%) Network Security
3 9 (4.79%) WAN
4 6 (3.19%) Kerberos
5 5 (2.66%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.66%) Wireless
6 4 (2.13%) SMS
6 4 (2.13%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.60%) DHCP
7 3 (1.60%) DNS
7 3 (1.60%) FTP
7 3 (1.60%) Skype
7 3 (1.60%) SSH
7 3 (1.60%) WLAN
8 2 (1.06%) SSL
9 1 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (5.32%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.79%) Big Data
4 7 (3.72%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.19%) Apache Hive
5 6 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.19%) Data Lake
5 6 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.19%) HBase
5 6 (3.19%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.19%) ERwin
2 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) JIRA
General
1 25 (13.30%) Finance
2 16 (8.51%) Legal
3 5 (2.66%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.06%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (26.06%) Architect
2 27 (14.36%) Consultant
2 27 (14.36%) Security Architect
3 26 (13.83%) Security Manager
4 21 (11.17%) Information Architect
5 20 (10.64%) Information Assurance Architect
6 19 (10.11%) Information Manager
7 16 (8.51%) Security Consultant
8 15 (7.98%) Information Security Architect
9 14 (7.45%) Analyst
9 14 (7.45%) Information Assurance Leader
9 14 (7.45%) Lead Architect
9 14 (7.45%) Risk Manager
10 13 (6.91%) Lead Security Architect
11 11 (5.85%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 10 (5.32%) Information Officer
12 10 (5.32%) Information Security Manager
13 9 (4.79%) Information Assurance Manager
13 9 (4.79%) Project Officer
14 8 (4.26%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) SAML
2 7 (3.72%) Web Services
3 4 (2.13%) Node.js
4 2 (1.06%) JSON
4 2 (1.06%) OAuth
4 2 (1.06%) REST
4 2 (1.06%) SOAP
4 2 (1.06%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.06%) Thymeleaf
4 2 (1.06%) XML
4 2 (1.06%) XSD
5 1 (0.53%) J2EE
5 1 (0.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (27.66%) Management Information System
2 21 (11.17%) CESG
3 20 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (7.98%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.72%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.66%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.13%) SCADA
9 3 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
9 3 (1.60%) PKI
9 3 (1.60%) Replication
10 2 (1.06%) Cyber Warfare
10 2 (1.06%) NHS
10 2 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.53%) Fintech
11 1 (0.53%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.26%) Unix
2 6 (3.19%) Linux
3 5 (2.66%) Windows
4 3 (1.60%) CentOS
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (43.62%) Information Security
2 59 (31.38%) Risk Management
3 58 (30.85%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (19.68%) Security Architecture
6 25 (13.30%) Risk Assessment
7 19 (10.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (9.04%) Data Protection
8 17 (9.04%) Project Management
9 15 (7.98%) Open Source
9 15 (7.98%) Security Management
10 14 (7.45%) Data Modelling
10 14 (7.45%) Protective Monitoring
11 13 (6.91%) Data Management
11 13 (6.91%) Requirements Management
11 13 (6.91%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (6.38%) Cryptography
12 12 (6.38%) Data Architecture
12 12 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.83%) C
2 9 (4.79%) Java
3 8 (4.26%) SQL
4 6 (3.19%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.06%) Java 9
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.53%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) R
7 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 95 (50.53%) Security Cleared
2 62 (32.98%) SC Cleared
3 59 (31.38%) CISSP
4 53 (28.19%) CESG Certified Professional
5 29 (15.43%) Degree
6 28 (14.89%) CISM
7 24 (12.77%) DV Cleared
8 15 (7.98%) CISMP
9 11 (5.85%) CRISC
10 7 (3.72%) CISA
10 7 (3.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (2.66%) ISACA
12 4 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (2.13%) MBA
13 3 (1.60%) CEH
13 3 (1.60%) CLAS
13 3 (1.60%) GIAC
13 3 (1.60%) ISEB
13 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (7.98%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 13 (6.91%) PCI DSS
4 12 (6.38%) RMADS
5 11 (5.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 10 (5.32%) COBIT
6 10 (5.32%) Data Quality
6 10 (5.32%) GDPR
7 9 (4.79%) QA
8 8 (4.26%) JSP 440
9 7 (3.72%) NIST 800
10 5 (2.66%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (2.66%) HMG Infosec
11 4 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (1.06%) BS7799
12 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (1.06%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.53%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.53%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (5.85%) Docker
2 6 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.72%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (3.19%) RSA enVision
4 4 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.13%) Puppet
5 3 (1.60%) WSUS
6 2 (1.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (6.38%) Cisco
2 10 (5.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.32%) Oracle
3 7 (3.72%) Blue Coat
3 7 (3.72%) CheckPoint
3 7 (3.72%) McAfee
3 7 (3.72%) Palo Alto
4 6 (3.19%) CA
4 6 (3.19%) Informatica
4 6 (3.19%) Juniper
4 6 (3.19%) Tableau
4 6 (3.19%) VMware
5 5 (2.66%) ForeScout
6 4 (2.13%) Progress
6 4 (2.13%) SAP
6 4 (2.13%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.06%) F5
9 1 (0.53%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.53%) CyberArk