Period
to 19 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 19 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 632 615 554
Rank change year-on-year -17 -61 -67
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 250 282 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 176 212
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -10.54%
10th Percentile £270 £345 £280
90th Percentile £700 £663 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -5.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 32
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.52% +9.80%
10th Percentile £22.88 £23.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £51.88 £77.50 £60.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year - -34.13% +23.70%

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
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 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +4 230 £488 +2.63% 15
UK excluding London -59 125 £520 +9.47% 12
London +29 121 £463 -7.50% 3
South West -14 41 £489 +8.61% 3
South East -31 30 £500 - 6
North of England +62 24 £610 +35.56% 1
North West +32 15 £610 +103.33%
Yorkshire +24 14 £610 +22.00% 1
Wales +8 11 £550 +10.00%
Midlands +7 9 £410 -8.89% 2
North East +75 7 £610 -2.40%
Scotland -14 7 £375 -34.78%
East Midlands +7 6 £410 -18.00% 1
West Midlands +10 3 - - 1
East of England -13 3 £569 +75.00%

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 118 (47.20%) Security Cleared
2 87 (34.80%) SC Cleared
3 82 (32.80%) Information Security
4 76 (30.40%) Data Protection
5 73 (29.20%) Management Information System
6 70 (28.00%) Finance
7 64 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (24.80%) Data Protection Act
9 56 (22.40%) CISSP
10 52 (20.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 45 (18.00%) Project Management
12 44 (17.60%) Cybersecurity
13 41 (16.40%) Risk Management
14 39 (15.60%) PRINCE2
15 37 (14.80%) CESG Certified Professional
16 33 (13.20%) Security Architecture
16 33 (13.20%) Windows
17 32 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
17 32 (12.80%) Programme Delivery
18 31 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
19 29 (11.60%) CESG
20 28 (11.20%) Migration
20 28 (11.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
20 28 (11.20%) DV Cleared
21 27 (10.80%) Office 365
22 25 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
23 24 (9.60%) ITIL
24 23 (9.20%) Agile Project Management
25 22 (8.80%) CLAS

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 8 (3.20%) SAS
1 8 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.80%) IIS
3 2 (0.80%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.80%) WinCC
Applications
1 32 (12.80%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.80%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.80%) Office 365
2 6 (2.40%) SaaS
3 5 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.80%) IaaS
5 2 (0.80%) PaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.20%) Firewall
2 13 (5.20%) Network Security
3 7 (2.80%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (2.80%) SMS
4 4 (1.60%) DHCP
4 4 (1.60%) DNS
4 4 (1.60%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.20%) Internet
5 3 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.20%) SMTP
6 2 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.80%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.80%) SSL
6 2 (0.80%) VPN
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.40%) FTP
7 1 (0.40%) IPsec
7 1 (0.40%) LAN
7 1 (0.40%) SSH
7 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.40%) Hadoop
2 8 (3.20%) Pentaho
3 7 (2.80%) Big Data
3 7 (2.80%) Data Lake
3 7 (2.80%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.40%) Apache Hive
4 6 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.40%) Clusterpoint
4 6 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.40%) HBase
4 6 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.60%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.80%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (0.80%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.80%) QlikView
7 2 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.40%) ERwin
2 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.20%) Burp Suite
2 3 (1.20%) JIRA
3 2 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 70 (28.00%) Finance
2 18 (7.20%) Legal
3 8 (3.20%) Manufacturing
3 8 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.40%) Military
5 5 (2.00%) Banking
5 5 (2.00%) Electronics
5 5 (2.00%) Marketing
6 4 (1.60%) Law
7 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.20%) Local Government
8 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (20.80%) Architect
2 29 (11.60%) Consultant
3 26 (10.40%) Security Architect
4 18 (7.20%) Security Advisor
5 17 (6.80%) Analyst
5 17 (6.80%) Security Consultant
6 14 (5.60%) Implementation Manager
6 14 (5.60%) Information Architect
7 13 (5.20%) Information Assurance Architect
7 13 (5.20%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 12 (4.80%) Information Analyst
8 12 (4.80%) Security Analyst
9 11 (4.40%) Data Architect
9 11 (4.40%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (4.00%) Information Officer
11 9 (3.60%) CLAS Security Advisor
11 9 (3.60%) Information Security Architect
11 9 (3.60%) Lead Architect
11 9 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.20%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.00%) Web Services
2 3 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.20%) Visualforce
2 3 (1.20%) WSDL
3 1 (0.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.40%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.40%) Express
3 1 (0.40%) Middleware
3 1 (0.40%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.40%) React
3 1 (0.40%) SOAP
3 1 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 73 (29.20%) Management Information System
2 62 (24.80%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (11.60%) CESG
5 11 (4.40%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.20%) BYOD
7 8 (3.20%) Freedom of Information
7 8 (3.20%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.40%) NHS
9 5 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.20%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.20%) PMI
10 3 (1.20%) Reinsurance
10 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.80%) Blog
11 2 (0.80%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.20%) Windows
2 14 (5.60%) Linux
3 13 (5.20%) Windows 10
4 11 (4.40%) Unix
5 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.80%) Information Security
2 76 (30.40%) Data Protection
3 64 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (18.00%) Project Management
5 44 (17.60%) Cybersecurity
6 41 (16.40%) Risk Management
7 39 (15.60%) PRINCE2
8 33 (13.20%) Security Architecture
9 32 (12.80%) Programme Delivery
10 28 (11.20%) Migration
11 25 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (9.60%) ITIL
13 23 (9.20%) Agile Project Management
14 22 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (8.80%) Risk Assessment
14 22 (8.80%) TOGAF
15 21 (8.40%) Security Management
15 21 (8.40%) Supplier Management
16 15 (6.00%) Data Modelling
16 15 (6.00%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.60%) SQL
2 9 (3.60%) C
3 8 (3.20%) Java
3 8 (3.20%) Python
4 6 (2.40%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.00%) R
5 5 (2.00%) Scala
6 3 (1.20%) Apex Code
6 3 (1.20%) SOQL
6 3 (1.20%) SOSL
7 2 (0.80%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 2 (0.80%) VBA
8 1 (0.40%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (47.20%) Security Cleared
2 87 (34.80%) SC Cleared
3 56 (22.40%) CISSP
4 37 (14.80%) CESG Certified Professional
5 28 (11.20%) DV Cleared
6 22 (8.80%) CLAS
7 18 (7.20%) Degree
8 16 (6.40%) CISM
9 14 (5.60%) IISP
10 12 (4.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (4.40%) SANS
12 10 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (4.00%) GCIA
12 10 (4.00%) GCIH
12 10 (4.00%) GIAC
12 10 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 9 (3.60%) ISSAP
14 8 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.60%) CISA
15 4 (1.60%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (20.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (11.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 16 (6.40%) RMADS
4 13 (5.20%) GDPR
5 12 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (4.40%) QA
7 10 (4.00%) NIST 800
8 8 (3.20%) COBIT
9 7 (2.80%) Data Quality
9 7 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (2.40%) PCI DSS
11 4 (1.60%) ISO 31000
11 4 (1.60%) SLA
12 3 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (1.20%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.40%) BS7799
13 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 10 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.20%) BitLocker
3 3 (1.20%) Firmware
4 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.80%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) XenApp
4 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.80%) XenServer
5 1 (0.40%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.20%) logstash
3 3 (1.20%) Nessus
4 2 (0.80%) EdgeSight
4 2 (0.80%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.40%) MIIS
Vendors
1 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.40%) Cisco
3 15 (6.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (6.00%) McAfee
4 12 (4.80%) Blue Coat
5 10 (4.00%) CA
5 10 (4.00%) Cloudera
5 10 (4.00%) Dell
5 10 (4.00%) FireEye
6 9 (3.60%) Oracle
7 8 (3.20%) Informatica
8 7 (2.80%) Citrix
8 7 (2.80%) SAP
9 6 (2.40%) Tableau
10 5 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.60%) Remedy
12 3 (1.20%) Qualys
12 3 (1.20%) Splunk
12 3 (1.20%) TOWER Software
12 3 (1.20%) VMware