The first table below looks at the demand for the Information Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 200 203 217
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.032% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.034% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £463 £1,000 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +105.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £1,000 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £1,000 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £600 £400
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5735 5831 7382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.14% 92.89% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 4277 5223
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 119 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £135.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Information Specialist
London

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Information Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Specialist across the City of London region.

Information Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Information Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Specialist across the City of London region.

Information Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Information Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Information Specialist in their job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 7 (70.00%) CISM
2 7 (70.00%) CISSP
3 6 (60.00%) Security Management
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Information Security Management
4 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (40.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) E-Learning
6 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (30.00%) CISA
6 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (20.00%) CISMP
7 2 (20.00%) Derivative
7 2 (20.00%) Joomla!
7 2 (20.00%) ISMS
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) P3O
7 2 (20.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (20.00%) Intranet
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (20.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (20.00%) CMS
7 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Information Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Information Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) CMS
1 2 (20.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) EDRMS
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) E-Learning
3 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (20.00%) Derivative
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) Economics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Security Management
3 5 (50.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Information Management
5 2 (20.00%) ISMS
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (10.00%) Service Continuity Management
6 1 (10.00%) Creative Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CISSP
1 7 (70.00%) CISM
2 3 (30.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CISMP
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) CRISC
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) P3O
2 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Websense
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco