Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 692 635 621
Rank change year-on-year -57 -14 -56
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 193 259 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 182 182
UK median daily rate £548 £489 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.02% +2.89% +5.56%
10th Percentile £415 £275 £341
90th Percentile £788 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £520 £475
% change year-on-year +0.96% +9.47% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 22
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -34.52%
10th Percentile £22.50 £22.88 £22.88
90th Percentile £74.80 £51.88 £78.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -34.13%

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 89,041 88,174 90,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,899 58,617 59,550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,116 2,483
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +6.67% -

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -62 177 £550 +12.13% 62
UK excluding London +6 137 £525 +0.96% 46
South West -4 64 £525 +7.14% 13
London -63 55 £600 +29.73% 17
North of England -13 34 £650 +6.56% 6
North West -3 21 £650 +6.56% 3
South East -26 14 £525 +5.00% 13
Scotland +2 12 £525 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire -11 12 £675 +10.66% 3
Midlands -20 7 £250 -39.02% 8
North East -7 4 £650 +6.56%
West Midlands -22 4 - - 8
East Midlands +8 3 £250 -39.02%
East of England +1 3 £550 -3.30% 5
Wales -24 3 £505 -8.18%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 125 (64.77%) Security Cleared
2 76 (39.38%) Risk Management
2 76 (39.38%) Information Security
2 76 (39.38%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (37.31%) SC Cleared
4 60 (31.09%) Management Information System
5 54 (27.98%) CISSP
6 44 (22.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 43 (22.28%) CESG Certified Professional
8 39 (20.21%) DV Cleared
8 39 (20.21%) Security Architecture
8 39 (20.21%) CISM
9 32 (16.58%) Finance
10 31 (16.06%) Technical Architecture
11 30 (15.54%) Data Protection
12 27 (13.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 26 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (12.95%) CESG
14 25 (12.95%) JSP 440
14 25 (12.95%) IT Strategy
15 23 (11.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 23 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
17 17 (8.81%) Firewall
17 17 (8.81%) Cisco
17 17 (8.81%) Microsoft
17 17 (8.81%) Data Management
17 17 (8.81%) Degree
18 16 (8.29%) ISMS

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 (3.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.55%) CMS
3 3 (1.55%) WordPress
4 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 2 (1.04%) SAS
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.11%) Office 365
3 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.07%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.81%) Firewall
2 10 (5.18%) WAN
3 7 (3.63%) Unified Communications
4 6 (3.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.11%) Kerberos
5 4 (2.07%) Internet
5 4 (2.07%) LAN
5 4 (2.07%) SMS
6 3 (1.55%) DNS
6 3 (1.55%) Network Security
6 3 (1.55%) SSH
6 3 (1.55%) SSL
7 2 (1.04%) DHCP
7 2 (1.04%) FTP
7 2 (1.04%) VSAN
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.52%) Skype
8 1 (0.52%) VPN
8 1 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.11%) MongoDB
1 6 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.55%) Big Data
2 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.04%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.04%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.04%) HBase
3 2 (1.04%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.04%) ERwin
2 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 32 (16.58%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Legal
3 5 (2.59%) Law
4 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (25.91%) Architect
2 28 (14.51%) Security Architect
2 28 (14.51%) Security Manager
3 24 (12.44%) Consultant
3 24 (12.44%) Information Manager
3 24 (12.44%) Risk Manager
4 16 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (7.25%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 13 (6.74%) Information Architect
6 13 (6.74%) Information Assurance Architect
6 13 (6.74%) Information Security Manager
7 12 (6.22%) CISSP Manager
7 12 (6.22%) Security Consultant
8 11 (5.70%) Lead Architect
8 11 (5.70%) Project Officer
9 10 (5.18%) Analyst
9 10 (5.18%) Project Control Officer
10 9 (4.66%) Information Assurance Manager
10 9 (4.66%) Information Risk Manager
10 9 (4.66%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.66%) SAML
2 5 (2.59%) Web Services
3 4 (2.07%) Node.js
4 3 (1.55%) LDAP
5 2 (1.04%) OAuth
5 2 (1.04%) OpenID
5 2 (1.04%) REST
5 2 (1.04%) SOAP
5 2 (1.04%) XML
6 1 (0.52%) JSON
6 1 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 60 (31.09%) Management Information System
2 25 (12.95%) CESG
3 23 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.66%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (3.63%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.11%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (2.59%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.55%) PKI
11 2 (1.04%) Clustering
11 2 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (1.04%) PMI
11 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.04%) Replication
11 2 (1.04%) SCADA
12 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.74%) Linux
2 12 (6.22%) Windows
3 8 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.07%) Unix
6 2 (1.04%) CentOS
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (39.38%) Cybersecurity
1 76 (39.38%) Information Security
1 76 (39.38%) Risk Management
2 39 (20.21%) Security Architecture
3 31 (16.06%) Technical Architecture
4 30 (15.54%) Data Protection
5 26 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (12.95%) IT Strategy
7 23 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (9.84%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (8.81%) Data Management
10 16 (8.29%) ISMS
10 16 (8.29%) Security Testing
11 15 (7.77%) Infrastructure Management
11 15 (7.77%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.74%) Change Control
12 13 (6.74%) Penetration Testing
13 12 (6.22%) Document Management
13 12 (6.22%) Project Management
14 11 (5.70%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.29%) C
2 6 (3.11%) Java
3 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.04%) Python
4 2 (1.04%) SQL
5 1 (0.52%) Perl
5 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 125 (64.77%) Security Cleared
2 72 (37.31%) SC Cleared
3 54 (27.98%) CISSP
4 43 (22.28%) CESG Certified Professional
5 39 (20.21%) CISM
5 39 (20.21%) DV Cleared
6 17 (8.81%) Degree
7 14 (7.25%) CISA
7 14 (7.25%) CRISC
8 11 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (4.66%) ISACA
9 9 (4.66%) ISSAP
9 9 (4.66%) ISSEP
10 7 (3.63%) CISMP
11 5 (2.59%) ISEB
12 4 (2.07%) SSCP
13 3 (1.55%) CEH
13 3 (1.55%) CREST Certified
13 3 (1.55%) GIAC
13 3 (1.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (22.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (13.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 25 (12.95%) JSP 440
4 23 (11.92%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 15 (7.77%) HMG Infosec
6 14 (7.25%) GDPR
7 12 (6.22%) COBIT
7 12 (6.22%) RMADS
8 10 (5.18%) NIST 800
9 7 (3.63%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (3.11%) Data Quality
11 5 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (2.59%) QA
12 4 (2.07%) PCI DSS
13 2 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.63%) Firmware
4 6 (3.11%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.59%) Docker
6 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.52%) NDS
7 1 (0.52%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.11%) Puppet
1 6 (3.11%) RSA enVision
1 6 (3.11%) SCCM
1 6 (3.11%) SCOM
2 5 (2.59%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.07%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.04%) vRealize
4 2 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (8.81%) Cisco
1 17 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.66%) CheckPoint
3 8 (4.15%) Blue Coat
3 8 (4.15%) McAfee
3 8 (4.15%) VMware
4 7 (3.63%) Oracle
5 6 (3.11%) Juniper
5 6 (3.11%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.07%) Progress
6 4 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.07%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.55%) SAP
8 2 (1.04%) CA
8 2 (1.04%) Darktrace
8 2 (1.04%) Dell
8 2 (1.04%) FireEye
8 2 (1.04%) Informatica
8 2 (1.04%) Tableau
9 1 (0.52%) ForeScout