Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 699 556 484
Rank change year-on-year -143 -72 +150
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 184 276 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 187 299
UK median daily rate £550 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £368 £339 £300
90th Percentile £756 £644 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +12.63% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 24
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £28.75 £60.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.87% -52.67% -0.39%
10th Percentile £26.25 £26.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £96.78 £47.58 £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £28.75 £34.63
% change year-on-year -0.87% -16.97% -21.73%

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 86,328 76,297 88,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.64% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,927 50,066 58,247
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,269 2,066 2,323
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.88% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.82% +22.71%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -148 174 £550 +15.79% 40
UK excluding London -74 119 £535 +12.63% 34
London -94 63 £550 +10.00% 9
South West +5 51 £475 +6.15% 5
North of England -3 23 £563 +52.54% 8
North West -12 17 £550 +100.00% 3
Midlands -19 14 £400 -5.88% 2
South East -57 13 £535 +7.00% 10
East of England -16 10 £680 +31.08% 6
East Midlands 0 8 £405 -4.71% 1
Yorkshire -8 6 £675 +80.00% 3
Scotland -42 6 £525 +10.53% 2
West Midlands -29 5 £368 -13.53% 1
North East - 3 £675 - 2
Wales -8 2 £650 +26.83%

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 89 (48.37%) Security Cleared
2 79 (42.93%) Information Security
3 58 (31.52%) Risk Management
4 55 (29.89%) CISSP
5 54 (29.35%) SC Cleared
6 52 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (27.17%) Cybersecurity
8 48 (26.09%) Management Information System
9 37 (20.11%) CESG Certified Professional
10 36 (19.57%) Security Architecture
10 36 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 31 (16.85%) Finance
12 28 (15.22%) C
13 27 (14.67%) Degree
14 26 (14.13%) Firewall
15 25 (13.59%) Legal
16 24 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (12.50%) Project Management
18 22 (11.96%) ITIL
19 19 (10.33%) Migration
19 19 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 17 (9.24%) CISM
20 17 (9.24%) Risk Assessment
20 17 (9.24%) Data Protection
21 16 (8.70%) Requirements Management
21 16 (8.70%) Data Management
21 16 (8.70%) PRINCE2
21 16 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
22 15 (8.15%) GDPR

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 (3.26%) SAS
2 2 (1.09%) Apache
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.09%) Confluence
2 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.63%) Office 365
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.09%) IaaS
4 2 (1.09%) PaaS
4 2 (1.09%) SaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.13%) Firewall
2 15 (8.15%) Internet
3 12 (6.52%) WAN
4 11 (5.98%) LAN
5 10 (5.43%) Network Security
6 5 (2.72%) BGP
6 5 (2.72%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.72%) MPLS
6 5 (2.72%) OSPF
6 5 (2.72%) VPLS
6 5 (2.72%) VPN
7 4 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.17%) DHCP
7 4 (2.17%) DMZ
7 4 (2.17%) DNS
7 4 (2.17%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.17%) SSL
7 4 (2.17%) Wireless
8 3 (1.63%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.52%) Hadoop
1 12 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.98%) Big Data
3 10 (5.43%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.35%) Data Lake
5 7 (3.80%) Apache Hive
5 7 (3.80%) HBase
6 6 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.26%) Pentaho
7 4 (2.17%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon QuickSight
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) ERwin
2 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.09%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Subversion
3 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
General
1 31 (16.85%) Finance
2 25 (13.59%) Legal
3 8 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.80%) Retail
5 3 (1.63%) Marketing
5 3 (1.63%) Military
5 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Electronics
6 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (25.00%) Architect
2 25 (13.59%) Security Architect
3 22 (11.96%) Consultant
3 22 (11.96%) Information Architect
4 21 (11.41%) Information Assurance Architect
4 21 (11.41%) Security Manager
5 18 (9.78%) Information Assurance Leader
5 18 (9.78%) Information Security Architect
5 18 (9.78%) Security Consultant
6 16 (8.70%) Information Manager
6 16 (8.70%) Lead Architect
7 15 (8.15%) Lead Security Architect
8 12 (6.52%) Analyst
8 12 (6.52%) Data Architect
8 12 (6.52%) Project Officer
9 10 (5.43%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.80%) Coordinator
10 7 (3.80%) Information Security Manager
10 7 (3.80%) Security Assurance Coordinator
11 6 (3.26%) Project Control Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.72%) Web Services
2 4 (2.17%) SAML
3 3 (1.63%) Node.js
4 2 (1.09%) JSON
4 2 (1.09%) PySpark
4 2 (1.09%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.09%) Thymeleaf
4 2 (1.09%) XML
4 2 (1.09%) XSD
5 1 (0.54%) J2EE
5 1 (0.54%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 23 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.52%) CESG
5 8 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.26%) SCADA
8 4 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.09%) Cyber Warfare
10 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.09%) EFT
10 2 (1.09%) NHS
10 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.09%) Replication
11 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.80%) Unix
2 6 (3.26%) Linux
2 6 (3.26%) Windows
3 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.09%) CentOS
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (42.93%) Information Security
2 58 (31.52%) Risk Management
3 52 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (27.17%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (19.57%) Security Architecture
6 24 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (12.50%) Project Management
8 22 (11.96%) ITIL
9 19 (10.33%) Migration
9 19 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (9.24%) Data Protection
10 17 (9.24%) Risk Assessment
11 16 (8.70%) Data Management
11 16 (8.70%) PRINCE2
11 16 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (8.70%) Requirements Management
12 15 (8.15%) Change Control
12 15 (8.15%) Data Modelling
12 15 (8.15%) Security Management
13 14 (7.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.22%) C
2 11 (5.98%) SQL
3 10 (5.43%) Java
4 6 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.72%) Python
5 5 (2.72%) R
5 5 (2.72%) Scala
6 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.09%) Java 9
7 1 (0.54%) C++
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (48.37%) Security Cleared
2 55 (29.89%) CISSP
3 54 (29.35%) SC Cleared
4 37 (20.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 27 (14.67%) Degree
6 17 (9.24%) CISM
7 14 (7.61%) DV Cleared
8 11 (5.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (5.43%) GIAC
10 8 (4.35%) CISMP
11 7 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (3.26%) CISA
13 5 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (2.72%) CCIE
13 5 (2.72%) CCNA
13 5 (2.72%) CLAS
13 5 (2.72%) CRISC
13 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.72%) TOGAF Certification
14 4 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (8.15%) GDPR
3 14 (7.61%) RMADS
4 11 (5.98%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.98%) QA
5 8 (4.35%) Data Quality
6 7 (3.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (2.72%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (2.72%) JSP 440
8 5 (2.72%) NIST 800
9 4 (2.17%) COBIT
10 3 (1.63%) BS7799
11 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.54%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.54%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.54%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (3.26%) Docker
1 6 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.09%) XenApp
3 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.26%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.63%) Puppet
3 3 (1.63%) RSA enVision
4 2 (1.09%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (7.61%) Cisco
2 13 (7.07%) CheckPoint
3 10 (5.43%) Oracle
4 8 (4.35%) Juniper
5 7 (3.80%) Tableau
6 6 (3.26%) Blue Coat
6 6 (3.26%) CA
6 6 (3.26%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.26%) Informatica
6 6 (3.26%) McAfee
6 6 (3.26%) Palo Alto
6 6 (3.26%) VMware
7 5 (2.72%) Fortinet
7 5 (2.72%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.17%) ForeScout
9 3 (1.63%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.63%) Mercator
9 3 (1.63%) Thycotic
9 3 (1.63%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.63%) Varonis