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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Assurance
UK
Rank 452 394 514
Rank change year-on-year -58 +120  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 134 244 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.46% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.56% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 162 64
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £60.98 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.90% +27.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £60.98 £47.75
% change year-on-year -54.90% +27.70%  

Information Assurance is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36922 43751 41629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.12% 82.86% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24340 28690 25778
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1113 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Information Assurance as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 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 -39 130 £475 +5.55% 29
London -58 45 £475 -13.63% 6
South West +3 29 £463 +2.77% 7
South East -4 23 £500 +25.00% 6
Wiltshire +16 13 £423 +106.09%
Gloucestershire -11 12 £475 +5.55% 2
Hampshire +1 11 £500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +16 10 £375 -8.53%
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £525 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes - 10 £525 - 1
West Midlands +25 9 £425 +51.78% 1
Corsham - 9 £378 -
East of England -1 8 £340 -51.42% 3
Sheffield +3 7 £600 +46.34%
South Yorkshire +2 7 £600 +46.34%
Hertfordshire -3 7 - - 2
Coventry -4 7 £408 +45.53% 1
Welwyn Garden City +4 6 - -
Derby -3 5 £423 +20.71%
East Midlands -3 5 £423 +19.18% 1
Derbyshire -5 5 £423 +20.71%
City of London -3 4 £525 -5.61% 2
Salisbury - 4 £453 -
Winchester +7 3 £475 +5.55%
West Yorkshire +20 2 £355 -7.18%
Cardiff +18 2 £513 +201.47%
South Wales +16 2 £513 +201.47%
Surrey +14 2 £513 - 2
Wales +13 2 £513 +201.47%
Leeds +9 2 £355 -7.18%

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 151 (51.19%) Security Cleared
2 96 (32.54%) Information Security
3 91 (30.85%) SC Cleared
4 90 (30.51%) Risk Management
5 88 (29.83%) Cybersecurity
6 87 (29.49%) CISSP
7 81 (27.46%) Management Information System
8 74 (25.08%) Security Architecture
9 66 (22.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 65 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (18.98%) Finance
12 51 (17.29%) CESG
13 49 (16.61%) Project Management
14 45 (15.25%) DV Cleared
15 39 (13.22%) Data Protection
16 38 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
17 37 (12.54%) PRINCE2
18 35 (11.86%) ITIL
19 33 (11.19%) CESG Certified Professional
20 32 (10.85%) Data Protection Act
21 31 (10.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
22 29 (9.83%) CLAS
23 28 (9.49%) Windows
24 27 (9.15%) Microsoft
24 27 (9.15%) RMADS
25 26 (8.81%) Legal
26 25 (8.47%) CISM
26 25 (8.47%) Cryptography
26 25 (8.47%) Security Testing
27 22 (7.46%) Change Control

Information Assurance
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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (2.03%) IIS
3 6 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.02%) Apache
4 3 (1.02%) JBoss
4 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.34%) Documentum
5 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.73%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.68%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.46%) Office 365
2 17 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.05%) SaaS
4 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.69%) IaaS
6 4 (1.36%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.02%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.75%) DNS
2 13 (4.41%) Internet
3 10 (3.39%) Firewall
4 9 (3.05%) DHCP
5 8 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (2.71%) IPsec
6 7 (2.37%) LDAP
6 7 (2.37%) MPLS
6 7 (2.37%) Skype
7 6 (2.03%) SMTP
7 6 (2.03%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.36%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.36%) WAN
8 4 (1.36%) Wireless
9 3 (1.02%) FTP
9 3 (1.02%) SSH
10 2 (0.68%) DMVPN
10 2 (0.68%) LAN
10 2 (0.68%) SCCP
11 1 (0.34%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.73%) Big Data
3 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.69%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.34%) GIS
5 1 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
General
1 56 (18.98%) Finance
2 26 (8.81%) Legal
3 14 (4.75%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.73%) Military
5 5 (1.69%) Electronics
6 4 (1.36%) Law
6 4 (1.36%) Marketing
6 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (21.36%) Consultant
2 53 (17.97%) Architect
3 39 (13.22%) Security Consultant
4 36 (12.20%) Security Architect
5 25 (8.47%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 21 (7.12%) Analyst
7 19 (6.44%) Information Architect
7 19 (6.44%) Security Manager
8 18 (6.10%) Information Assurance Architect
9 17 (5.76%) Project Officer
10 15 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 15 (5.08%) Security Advisor
11 14 (4.75%) CISSP Consultant
11 14 (4.75%) Support Officer
12 12 (4.07%) Information Security Architect
13 11 (3.73%) Project Support Officer
14 10 (3.39%) Information Assurance Leader
14 10 (3.39%) Lead Architect
14 10 (3.39%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.39%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.05%) Middleware
2 6 (2.03%) CSS
2 6 (2.03%) HTML
2 6 (2.03%) HTML5
3 4 (1.36%) SAML
4 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 81 (27.46%) Management Information System
2 51 (17.29%) CESG
3 32 (10.85%) Data Protection Act
4 19 (6.44%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.07%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.37%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.37%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (2.37%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.03%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (1.36%) BYOD
11 3 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.68%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.68%) PKI
12 2 (0.68%) User Experience
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.49%) Windows
2 12 (4.07%) Linux
3 11 (3.73%) Unix
4 9 (3.05%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.69%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.54%) Information Security
2 90 (30.51%) Risk Management
3 88 (29.83%) Cybersecurity
4 74 (25.08%) Security Architecture
5 65 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (16.61%) Project Management
7 39 (13.22%) Data Protection
8 38 (12.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (12.54%) PRINCE2
10 35 (11.86%) ITIL
11 25 (8.47%) Cryptography
11 25 (8.47%) Security Testing
12 22 (7.46%) Change Control
13 21 (7.12%) Security Management
14 20 (6.78%) Risk Assessment
15 19 (6.44%) Document Management
15 19 (6.44%) Service Delivery
15 19 (6.44%) TOGAF
16 18 (6.10%) ISMS
16 18 (6.10%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.44%) C
2 15 (5.08%) SQL
3 10 (3.39%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.39%) Python
4 7 (2.37%) Java
5 6 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.69%) VBA
7 4 (1.36%) Perl
8 2 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.34%) Ada
9 1 (0.34%) C#
9 1 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 151 (51.19%) Security Cleared
2 91 (30.85%) SC Cleared
3 87 (29.49%) CISSP
4 45 (15.25%) DV Cleared
5 33 (11.19%) CESG Certified Professional
6 29 (9.83%) CLAS
7 25 (8.47%) CISM
8 20 (6.78%) CEH
9 18 (6.10%) Degree
10 17 (5.76%) GIAC
10 17 (5.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 16 (5.42%) CREST Certified
12 11 (3.73%) CISA
13 9 (3.05%) SANS
14 8 (2.71%) GCIH
15 7 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (2.37%) CRISC
16 6 (2.03%) ISEB
17 4 (1.36%) IISP
17 4 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (22.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (10.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 27 (9.15%) RMADS
4 19 (6.44%) PCI DSS
5 15 (5.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (3.05%) ISO27002
7 7 (2.37%) QA
8 6 (2.03%) PMO
9 4 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.02%) GDPR
11 2 (0.68%) COBIT
11 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.68%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.68%) GPG13
11 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.34%) GMP
12 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.02%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.37%) Puppet
2 4 (1.36%) WSUS
3 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) SELinux
Vendors
1 27 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.73%) TOWER Software
3 10 (3.39%) Oracle
4 6 (2.03%) HP
5 5 (1.69%) Citrix
5 5 (1.69%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.69%) VMware
6 4 (1.36%) Google
6 4 (1.36%) SAP
7 3 (1.02%) Cisco
7 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.68%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.68%) Polycom
8 2 (0.68%) Telelogic
9 1 (0.34%) CA
9 1 (0.34%) Capita
9 1 (0.34%) F5
9 1 (0.34%) Meridio
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