The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / England
Rank 155 125 210
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +85
Contract jobs citing Information Security 693 870 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.87% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.28% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 562 325
Median daily rate £450 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.83 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £58.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +96.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
33605 38158 36500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.39% 81.97% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22408 25058 23946
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1094 976
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the England region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in England

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the England region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in England

Information Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
London -10 341 £476 -4.80% 118
South East -58 94 £450 -5.26% 29
East of England +3 66 £425 -15.00% 14
South West +17 51 £413 -7.82% 29
West Midlands +33 49 £393 -13.49% 17
North West -22 47 £500 +28.20% 26
Yorkshire -6 29 £450 +7.14% 13
East Midlands -22 8 £500 -4.76% 6
Midlands +1 3 £500 -16.66%
North East -16 1 - - 4
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 493 (31.14%) CISSP
2 416 (26.28%) Finance
3 355 (22.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 331 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
5 315 (19.90%) Management Information System
6 313 (19.77%) CISM
7 294 (18.57%) Risk Management
8 258 (16.30%) Firewall
9 206 (13.01%) Windows
10 205 (12.95%) PCI DSS
11 204 (12.89%) SIEM
12 201 (12.70%) Security Cleared
13 182 (11.50%) ITIL
14 179 (11.31%) Security Architecture
15 174 (10.99%) CISA
16 170 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 166 (10.49%) Microsoft
18 162 (10.23%) Security Management
19 155 (9.79%) Banking
20 153 (9.67%) Security Operations
21 152 (9.60%) SC Cleared
22 151 (9.54%) Project Management
23 148 (9.35%) Network Security
24 146 (9.22%) Incident Management
25 143 (9.03%) Degree
26 137 (8.65%) Cisco
27 135 (8.53%) Penetration Testing
28 125 (7.90%) Data Protection
29 124 (7.83%) Unix
30 118 (7.45%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 35 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.33%) IIS
3 18 (1.14%) Apache
4 11 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.57%) Confluence
6 8 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.38%) JBoss
7 6 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.38%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.19%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.13%) nginx
11 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.063%) Liferay
Applications
1 95 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.97%) MS Office
3 32 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.57%) MS Project
5 9 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.32%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.063%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.063%) Global One
6 1 (0.063%) Minerva
6 1 (0.063%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.063%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 79 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.08%) SaaS
4 25 (1.58%) IaaS
5 21 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.33%) PaaS
6 20 (1.26%) Office 365
7 16 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
9 9 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 9 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 9 (0.57%) Route 53
10 7 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.32%) GitHub
12 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 258 (16.30%) Firewall
2 148 (9.35%) Network Security
3 111 (7.01%) TCP/IP
4 90 (5.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 86 (5.43%) Internet
6 72 (4.55%) LAN
7 70 (4.42%) WAN
8 66 (4.17%) VPN
9 55 (3.47%) DNS
10 52 (3.28%) Wireless
11 43 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (2.53%) SSL
13 29 (1.83%) DHCP
14 28 (1.77%) LDAP
15 26 (1.64%) MPLS
16 23 (1.45%) VoIP
17 20 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (1.26%) Ethernet
17 20 (1.26%) OSPF
18 19 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.34%) Big Data
2 35 (2.21%) SQL Server
3 19 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 13 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 12 (0.76%) GIS
6 11 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 11 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.44%) MySQL
10 6 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.38%) Redis
11 5 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.32%) QlikView
11 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.45%) JIRA
3 8 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.38%) Travis CI
5 4 (0.25%) IntelliJ
5 4 (0.25%) JUnit
5 4 (0.25%) Mercurial
5 4 (0.25%) Mockito
5 4 (0.25%) WebStorm
6 3 (0.19%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.13%) AppScan
8 1 (0.063%) Ant
8 1 (0.063%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.063%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.063%) Maven
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.063%) Visual Studio
General
1 416 (26.28%) Finance
2 155 (9.79%) Banking
3 117 (7.39%) Legal
4 92 (5.81%) Retail
5 55 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.14%) Law
9 17 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (0.95%) Military
11 13 (0.82%) Advertising
12 11 (0.69%) Games
13 10 (0.63%) Marketing
14 8 (0.51%) Automotive
14 8 (0.51%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.38%) French Language
16 5 (0.32%) Back Office
16 5 (0.32%) Electronics
17 4 (0.25%) Billing
17 4 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 373 (23.56%) Analyst
2 282 (17.81%) Security Analyst
3 242 (15.29%) Architect
4 238 (15.03%) Consultant
5 193 (12.19%) Security Manager
6 188 (11.88%) Security Consultant
7 167 (10.55%) Security Architect
8 111 (7.01%) Information Security Manager
9 101 (6.38%) Information Manager
10 96 (6.06%) Information Analyst
11 92 (5.81%) Information Security Analyst
12 86 (5.43%) Information Security Consultant
13 81 (5.12%) Project Manager
14 69 (4.36%) Business Analyst
15 66 (4.17%) Security Officer
16 60 (3.79%) Security Engineer
17 51 (3.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 51 (3.22%) Information Security Architect
18 49 (3.10%) IT Analyst
19 47 (2.97%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.18%) Web Services
2 46 (2.91%) .NET
3 29 (1.83%) J2EE
4 27 (1.71%) HTML
5 24 (1.52%) Spring
6 23 (1.45%) 802.1X
6 23 (1.45%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.39%) Hibernate
8 18 (1.14%) Middleware
9 17 (1.07%) Apache Flex
10 14 (0.88%) ELK Stack
11 13 (0.82%) SAML
12 12 (0.76%) RESTful
13 11 (0.69%) REST
14 10 (0.63%) XML
15 7 (0.44%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.44%) OAuth
15 7 (0.44%) WCF
16 6 (0.38%) OpenID
17 5 (0.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 315 (19.90%) Management Information System
2 118 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (6.44%) Data Centre
4 83 (5.24%) Security Operations Centre
5 53 (3.35%) CESG
6 47 (2.97%) Cyber Defence
7 44 (2.78%) Cryptography
8 39 (2.46%) Computer Science
8 39 (2.46%) PKI
9 37 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 33 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
11 27 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
12 24 (1.52%) Fixed Income
13 22 (1.39%) Driving Licence
14 21 (1.33%) Cyber Attack
14 21 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.14%) NHS
16 17 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
17 15 (0.95%) Equities
18 14 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 206 (13.01%) Windows
2 124 (7.83%) Unix
3 117 (7.39%) Linux
4 45 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.44%) Solaris
12 6 (0.38%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.13%) AIX
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.063%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (20.91%) Cybersecurity
2 294 (18.57%) Risk Management
3 204 (12.89%) SIEM
4 182 (11.50%) ITIL
5 179 (11.31%) Security Architecture
6 170 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 162 (10.23%) Security Management
8 153 (9.67%) Security Operations
9 151 (9.54%) Project Management
10 146 (9.22%) Incident Management
11 135 (8.53%) Penetration Testing
12 125 (7.90%) Data Protection
13 112 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
13 112 (7.08%) Risk Assessment
14 111 (7.01%) Information Security Management
15 102 (6.44%) Vulnerability Management
16 95 (6.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 78 (4.93%) ISMS
18 71 (4.49%) Information Assurance
19 67 (4.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (4.55%) SQL
2 56 (3.54%) Python
3 49 (3.10%) Java
4 28 (1.77%) PowerShell
5 25 (1.58%) JavaScript
6 23 (1.45%) Perl
7 21 (1.33%) C#
8 18 (1.14%) C
9 13 (0.82%) VB
10 11 (0.69%) Scala
11 9 (0.57%) C++
11 9 (0.57%) Ruby
12 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.44%) Go
14 4 (0.25%) Groovy
14 4 (0.25%) PHP
15 3 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.19%) R
15 3 (0.19%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 493 (31.14%) CISSP
2 313 (19.77%) CISM
3 201 (12.70%) Security Cleared
4 174 (10.99%) CISA
5 152 (9.60%) SC Cleared
6 143 (9.03%) Degree
7 64 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (3.79%) GIAC
9 53 (3.35%) SANS
10 48 (3.03%) CEH
11 45 (2.84%) CRISC
12 39 (2.46%) CISMP
13 36 (2.27%) CCNA
13 36 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
13 36 (2.27%) DV Cleared
14 34 (2.15%) GCIH
15 33 (2.08%) CCNP
16 32 (2.02%) ISEB
17 29 (1.83%) PCI QSA
18 28 (1.77%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (22.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 205 (12.95%) PCI DSS
3 60 (3.79%) COBIT
4 46 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (2.46%) QA
6 24 (1.52%) SLA
7 23 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 20 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 20 (1.26%) ISO27002
9 18 (1.14%) GDPR
9 18 (1.14%) RMADS
10 15 (0.95%) GMP
10 15 (0.95%) GxP
11 14 (0.88%) GAMP
11 14 (0.88%) GCP
12 10 (0.63%) Data Quality
13 9 (0.57%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.32%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.25%) Basel III
System Software
1 97 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.20%) Snort
4 15 (0.95%) vSphere
5 11 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.57%) BitLocker
8 8 (0.51%) RACF
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) Docker
10 2 (0.13%) Firmware
10 2 (0.13%) HDFS
10 2 (0.13%) vCloud
10 2 (0.13%) XenApp
11 1 (0.063%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.063%) NFS
11 1 (0.063%) Samba
11 1 (0.063%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (1.96%) Nessus
2 26 (1.64%) QRadar
3 19 (1.20%) Puppet
4 18 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (1.01%) Nexpose
6 15 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 15 (0.95%) Nagios
7 14 (0.88%) CSIRT
7 14 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.76%) SCCM
9 10 (0.63%) Ansible
9 10 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 8 (0.51%) Kibana
10 8 (0.51%) Nmap
11 7 (0.44%) logstash
12 6 (0.38%) EnCase
12 6 (0.38%) RSA enVision
12 6 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
13 5 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 166 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 137 (8.65%) Cisco
3 86 (5.43%) Splunk
4 73 (4.61%) VMware
5 67 (4.23%) Oracle
6 65 (4.11%) CheckPoint
7 51 (3.22%) Intel Security
7 51 (3.22%) LogRhythm
8 46 (2.91%) ArcSight
9 43 (2.72%) Symantec
10 40 (2.53%) F5
10 40 (2.53%) Juniper
11 37 (2.34%) SAP
12 30 (1.90%) Cyber-Ark
12 30 (1.90%) Qualys
13 29 (1.83%) Sourcefire
14 23 (1.45%) IBM
15 22 (1.39%) Fortinet
16 19 (1.20%) FireEye
17 17 (1.07%) Adobe
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