Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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.

Information Assurance
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 628 616 553
Rank change year-on-year -12 -63 -44
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 255 279 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 174 213
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -11.15%
10th Percentile £273 £343 £280
90th Percentile £700 £668 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £516 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.68% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 32
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.52% +15.07%
10th Percentile £23.63 £23.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.38 £77.50 £60.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year - -34.13% +51.82%

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 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
England +10 233 £490 +3.21% 21
UK excluding London -45 127 £516 +8.68% 15
London +41 122 £463 -7.50% 6
South West -9 41 £489 +8.61% 3
South East -31 30 £500 - 4
North of England +66 26 £610 +35.56% 5
North West +32 17 £610 +103.33% 2
Yorkshire +17 14 £610 +22.00% 3
Wales +5 11 £550 +10.00%
Midlands -2 9 £410 -8.89% 3
North East +68 7 £610 -2.40%
Scotland -22 7 £375 -34.78%
East Midlands -1 6 £410 -18.00% 2
West Midlands +5 3 - - 1
East of England -15 3 £569 +75.00%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 121 (47.45%) Security Cleared
2 90 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 82 (32.16%) Information Security
4 76 (29.80%) Management Information System
4 76 (29.80%) Data Protection
5 70 (27.45%) Finance
6 64 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (24.31%) Data Protection Act
8 56 (21.96%) CISSP
9 52 (20.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 45 (17.65%) Project Management
11 44 (17.25%) Cybersecurity
12 42 (16.47%) Risk Management
13 39 (15.29%) PRINCE2
14 37 (14.51%) CESG Certified Professional
15 35 (13.73%) Security Architecture
15 35 (13.73%) Windows
16 34 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
17 32 (12.55%) Programme Delivery
18 31 (12.16%) Microsoft
18 31 (12.16%) CESG
18 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (11.76%) DV Cleared
20 28 (10.98%) Migration
20 28 (10.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
21 27 (10.59%) Office 365
22 25 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
23 24 (9.41%) ITIL
23 24 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
24 23 (9.02%) Cisco

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 10 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.14%) SAS
3 7 (2.75%) IIS
4 2 (0.78%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.78%) WinCC
Applications
1 34 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.75%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.59%) Office 365
2 6 (2.35%) SaaS
3 5 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.78%) IaaS
5 2 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.06%) Firewall
2 13 (5.10%) Network Security
3 7 (2.75%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (2.75%) SMS
4 4 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.57%) DHCP
4 4 (1.57%) DNS
4 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.18%) Internet
5 3 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.18%) IPsec
5 3 (1.18%) SMTP
5 3 (1.18%) SSH
6 2 (0.78%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.78%) ICMP
6 2 (0.78%) IGMP
6 2 (0.78%) L2TP
6 2 (0.78%) MPLS
6 2 (0.78%) OSPF
6 2 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.31%) Hadoop
2 8 (3.14%) Pentaho
3 7 (2.75%) Big Data
3 7 (2.75%) Data Lake
3 7 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.35%) Apache Hive
4 6 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.35%) Clusterpoint
4 6 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.35%) HBase
4 6 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.78%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.78%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.78%) QlikView
7 2 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) ERwin
2 3 (1.18%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.18%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.18%) JIRA
3 2 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 70 (27.45%) Finance
2 18 (7.06%) Legal
3 8 (3.14%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.14%) Military
3 8 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.96%) Banking
4 5 (1.96%) Electronics
4 5 (1.96%) Marketing
5 4 (1.57%) Law
6 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Local Government
7 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (21.18%) Architect
2 29 (11.37%) Consultant
3 26 (10.20%) Security Architect
4 18 (7.06%) Security Advisor
5 17 (6.67%) Analyst
5 17 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 16 (6.27%) Information Architect
7 15 (5.88%) Information Assurance Architect
8 14 (5.49%) Implementation Manager
9 13 (5.10%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 12 (4.71%) Information Analyst
10 12 (4.71%) Security Analyst
11 11 (4.31%) Data Architect
11 11 (4.31%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (3.92%) Information Officer
13 9 (3.53%) CLAS Security Advisor
13 9 (3.53%) Information Security Architect
13 9 (3.53%) Lead Architect
13 9 (3.53%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.14%) Project Control Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.96%) Web Services
2 3 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.18%) Visualforce
2 3 (1.18%) WSDL
3 2 (0.78%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.39%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.39%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.39%) Express
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.39%) React
4 1 (0.39%) SOAP
4 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (29.80%) Management Information System
2 62 (24.31%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (12.16%) CESG
4 11 (4.31%) CESG CLAS
5 9 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (3.14%) BYOD
6 8 (3.14%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (3.14%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.35%) NHS
8 5 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.18%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.18%) PMI
9 3 (1.18%) Reinsurance
9 3 (1.18%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.73%) Windows
2 14 (5.49%) Linux
3 13 (5.10%) Unix
3 13 (5.10%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.78%) FreeBSD
6 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.16%) Information Security
2 76 (29.80%) Data Protection
3 64 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (17.65%) Project Management
5 44 (17.25%) Cybersecurity
6 42 (16.47%) Risk Management
7 39 (15.29%) PRINCE2
8 35 (13.73%) Security Architecture
9 32 (12.55%) Programme Delivery
10 28 (10.98%) Migration
11 25 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (9.41%) ITIL
13 23 (9.02%) Agile Project Management
13 23 (9.02%) TOGAF
14 22 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (8.63%) Risk Assessment
15 21 (8.24%) Security Management
15 21 (8.24%) Supplier Management
16 16 (6.27%) Change Control
16 16 (6.27%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.27%) SQL
2 9 (3.53%) C
3 8 (3.14%) Java
3 8 (3.14%) Python
4 6 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.96%) R
5 5 (1.96%) Scala
6 3 (1.18%) Apex Code
6 3 (1.18%) SOQL
6 3 (1.18%) SOSL
7 2 (0.78%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 2 (0.78%) VBA
8 1 (0.39%) C#
8 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (47.45%) Security Cleared
2 90 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 56 (21.96%) CISSP
4 37 (14.51%) CESG Certified Professional
5 30 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 22 (8.63%) CLAS
7 18 (7.06%) Degree
8 16 (6.27%) CISM
9 14 (5.49%) IISP
10 12 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (4.31%) SANS
12 10 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (3.92%) GCIA
12 10 (3.92%) GCIH
12 10 (3.92%) GIAC
12 10 (3.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 9 (3.53%) ISSAP
14 8 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.57%) CISA
15 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (20.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (10.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 16 (6.27%) RMADS
4 13 (5.10%) GDPR
5 12 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (4.31%) QA
7 10 (3.92%) NIST 800
8 8 (3.14%) COBIT
9 7 (2.75%) Data Quality
9 7 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (2.35%) PCI DSS
11 4 (1.57%) ISO 31000
11 4 (1.57%) JSP 440
11 4 (1.57%) SLA
12 3 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.78%) GMP
14 1 (0.39%) BS7799
14 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 10 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.18%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.18%) Firmware
4 3 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.78%) NFS
5 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.78%) vSphere
5 2 (0.78%) XenApp
5 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.78%) XenServer
6 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.96%) Nessus
3 4 (1.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.18%) logstash
5 2 (0.78%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.39%) MIIS
Vendors
1 31 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.02%) Cisco
3 15 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 15 (5.88%) McAfee
4 12 (4.71%) Blue Coat
5 10 (3.92%) CA
5 10 (3.92%) Cloudera
5 10 (3.92%) Dell
5 10 (3.92%) FireEye
6 9 (3.53%) Oracle
7 8 (3.14%) Informatica
8 7 (2.75%) Citrix
8 7 (2.75%) SAP
9 6 (2.35%) Tableau
10 5 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.96%) VMware
11 4 (1.57%) HP
11 4 (1.57%) Remedy
12 3 (1.18%) Splunk
12 3 (1.18%) TOWER Software