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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 482 474 523
Rank change year-on-year -8 +49  
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 132 176 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 112 54
UK median daily rate £500 £506 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +12.50%  
10th Percentile £343 £325 £281
90th Percentile £738 £650 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £418
% change year-on-year - +19.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £44.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.18% -38.86%  
10th Percentile £47.55 £22.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £52.05 £47.85 £60.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +78.18% -  

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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Top 9 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 29 June 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 -8 128 £500 -4.76% 12
London +25 69 £500 -6.97% 4
UK excluding London -1 60 £500 - 8
South East 0 17 £475 -7.31% 2
South West -20 14 £488 -15.21% 2
East of England +6 13 £538 +65.38% 2
North of England +41 8 £647 +61.62% 1
Midlands 0 7 £418 -24.09% 1
Scotland +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 122 (47.29%) Security Cleared
2 88 (34.11%) SC Cleared
3 83 (32.17%) Management Information System
4 80 (31.01%) Data Protection
5 75 (29.07%) Information Security
6 62 (24.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 61 (23.64%) Data Protection Act
8 59 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (19.77%) Finance
10 50 (19.38%) Risk Management
10 50 (19.38%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (17.83%) CISSP
12 44 (17.05%) Security Architecture
13 43 (16.67%) ITIL
14 40 (15.50%) Project Management
15 34 (13.18%) CESG
16 31 (12.02%) PRINCE2
16 31 (12.02%) DV Cleared
17 30 (11.63%) Microsoft
17 30 (11.63%) Service Delivery
18 29 (11.24%) Office 365
18 29 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (11.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 27 (10.47%) Agile Project Management
19 27 (10.47%) CISM
20 26 (10.08%) Windows
20 26 (10.08%) CESG Certified Professional
21 25 (9.69%) Degree
22 24 (9.30%) Legal
23 23 (8.91%) Risk Assessment

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 14 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.71%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.94%) IIS
5 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.78%) WinCC
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) JBoss
6 1 (0.39%) SAS
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (8.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (7.75%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.78%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.24%) Office 365
2 14 (5.43%) IaaS
2 14 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.43%) PaaS
3 10 (3.88%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.10%) SaaS
5 4 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.88%) DHCP
1 10 (3.88%) DNS
2 8 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (2.71%) Skype
4 6 (2.33%) Firewall
5 5 (1.94%) LDAP
6 4 (1.55%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.55%) Network Security
6 4 (1.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.16%) Internet
8 2 (0.78%) SAN
8 2 (0.78%) SMTP
8 2 (0.78%) SNMP
8 2 (0.78%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.39%) IPsec
9 1 (0.39%) LAN
9 1 (0.39%) MPLS
9 1 (0.39%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.39%) SCCP
9 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.10%) Big Data
4 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.39%) HBase
5 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.39%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.39%) ERwin
General
1 51 (19.77%) Finance
2 24 (9.30%) Legal
3 17 (6.59%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.26%) Military
6 9 (3.49%) Local Government
7 7 (2.71%) Marketing
8 6 (2.33%) Electronics
9 3 (1.16%) Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (23.26%) Consultant
2 43 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 30 (11.63%) Architect
4 23 (8.91%) Analyst
5 22 (8.53%) Security Architect
6 18 (6.98%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 11 (4.26%) Deployment Manager
7 11 (4.26%) Risk Consultant
7 11 (4.26%) Service Manager
8 10 (3.88%) Programme Manager
8 10 (3.88%) Technical Manager
9 9 (3.49%) Coordinator
9 9 (3.49%) Supplier Manager
10 8 (3.10%) CISSP Consultant
10 8 (3.10%) Information Analyst
10 8 (3.10%) Information Architect
10 8 (3.10%) Information Assurance Architect
10 8 (3.10%) Security Advisor
10 8 (3.10%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.10%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.71%) Middleware
2 6 (2.33%) CSS
2 6 (2.33%) HTML
2 6 (2.33%) HTML5
3 4 (1.55%) SAML
4 1 (0.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (32.17%) Management Information System
2 61 (23.64%) Data Protection Act
3 34 (13.18%) CESG
4 29 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.65%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (4.26%) Cyber Defence
7 9 (3.49%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.71%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (2.71%) Freedom of Information Act
9 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.16%) BYOD
11 2 (0.78%) ASIC
11 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.78%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.39%) Clustering
12 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.39%) NHS
12 1 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.08%) Windows
2 15 (5.81%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.71%) Unix
4 3 (1.16%) Linux
4 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (31.01%) Data Protection
2 75 (29.07%) Information Security
3 59 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (19.38%) Cybersecurity
4 50 (19.38%) Risk Management
5 44 (17.05%) Security Architecture
6 43 (16.67%) ITIL
7 40 (15.50%) Project Management
8 31 (12.02%) PRINCE2
9 30 (11.63%) Service Delivery
10 27 (10.47%) Agile Project Management
11 23 (8.91%) Programme Delivery
11 23 (8.91%) Risk Assessment
12 21 (8.14%) Security Management
13 20 (7.75%) ISMS
14 19 (7.36%) Service Management
15 18 (6.98%) DevOps
15 18 (6.98%) Information Security Management
16 17 (6.59%) Programme Management
16 17 (6.59%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.14%) SQL
2 15 (5.81%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.26%) VBA
4 6 (2.33%) C
4 6 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.78%) C++
5 2 (0.78%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) C#
6 1 (0.39%) Java
6 1 (0.39%) Perl
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 122 (47.29%) Security Cleared
2 88 (34.11%) SC Cleared
3 46 (17.83%) CISSP
4 31 (12.02%) DV Cleared
5 27 (10.47%) CISM
6 26 (10.08%) CESG Certified Professional
7 25 (9.69%) Degree
8 23 (8.91%) CLAS
9 11 (4.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 10 (3.88%) MBCS
11 8 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (3.10%) ISACA
12 6 (2.33%) ISSMP
12 6 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.94%) CISA
13 5 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (1.55%) CITP
14 4 (1.55%) CREST Certified
14 4 (1.55%) IISP
14 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (24.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (11.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (6.59%) PCI DSS
4 16 (6.20%) GDPR
4 16 (6.20%) RMADS
5 10 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 10 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (3.49%) PMO
7 8 (3.10%) JSP 440
7 8 (3.10%) QA
8 6 (2.33%) SLA
9 5 (1.94%) COBIT
10 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.39%) BS25999
12 1 (0.39%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.39%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.39%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 9 (3.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.16%) Firmware
2 3 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.39%) XenApp
3 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.16%) SCCM
3 2 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.39%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.39%) MIIS
4 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.65%) TOWER Software
3 8 (3.10%) CA
3 8 (3.10%) Oracle
4 6 (2.33%) SAP
5 5 (1.94%) Cisco
5 5 (1.94%) HP
6 4 (1.55%) Google
7 3 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.16%) Citrix
7 3 (1.16%) VMware
8 2 (0.78%) AppSense
8 2 (0.78%) Capita
8 2 (0.78%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.78%) Siemens
9 1 (0.39%) Informatica
9 1 (0.39%) Meridio
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) Tableau
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