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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 121 177 206
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +29
Contract jobs citing Information Security 986 672 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 1.32% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.66% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 382 337
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.79% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 12
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -62.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £8.25 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.20 £60.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £27.40 £51.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% -46.27%
Information Security
UK

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
40110 40514 38511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.68% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26974 26588 24639
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 1082 1144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +79 391 £500 +2.56% 130
South East +1 188 £463 +2.77% 57
North West +21 91 £475 +14.45% 20
East of England +35 80 £450 +4.65% 15
South West +33 67 £500 +22.10% 17
Yorkshire +55 63 £475 +8.57% 28
West Midlands +5 55 £485 +12.13% 18
East Midlands +11 24 £538 +19.44% 9
North East -47 21 £790 +558.33% 7
Midlands +2 11 £538 -10.41% 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 659 (35.13%) CISSP
2 487 (25.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 445 (23.72%) Finance
4 389 (20.74%) CISM
5 317 (16.90%) Management Information System
6 304 (16.20%) Firewall
7 291 (15.51%) PCI DSS
8 289 (15.41%) Risk Management
9 288 (15.35%) Cybersecurity
10 268 (14.29%) Project Management
11 258 (13.75%) Windows
12 226 (12.05%) Security Operations
13 223 (11.89%) Security Cleared
14 207 (11.03%) Security Management
14 207 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
15 206 (10.98%) CISA
16 198 (10.55%) Degree
17 197 (10.50%) Security Architecture
18 193 (10.29%) ITIL
19 182 (9.70%) Microsoft
20 177 (9.43%) SIEM
21 169 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
22 160 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
23 159 (8.48%) SC Cleared
24 155 (8.26%) Data Protection
25 154 (8.21%) Penetration Testing
26 153 (8.16%) Active Directory
27 145 (7.73%) PRINCE2
28 143 (7.62%) Linux
29 138 (7.36%) TOGAF

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 38 (2.03%) IIS
2 33 (1.76%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 14 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.48%) Apache
8 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.27%) SAS
12 4 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.21%) Confluence
12 4 (0.21%) iPlanet
12 4 (0.21%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 93 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.52%) MS Office
3 45 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.12%) MS Project
6 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (0.59%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.21%) BusinessWare
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.21%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.16%) assyst
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Primavera
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 77 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (3.25%) SaaS
4 53 (2.83%) IaaS
5 40 (2.13%) Office 365
6 38 (2.03%) PaaS
7 15 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.053%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 304 (16.20%) Firewall
2 110 (5.86%) Network Security
3 100 (5.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 90 (4.80%) Internet
5 77 (4.10%) TCP/IP
6 61 (3.25%) VPN
7 55 (2.93%) DNS
8 52 (2.77%) LAN
9 44 (2.35%) WAN
10 40 (2.13%) HTTP
11 39 (2.08%) SSL
12 35 (1.87%) Wireless
13 27 (1.44%) LDAP
14 23 (1.23%) Intranet
15 20 (1.07%) MPLS
16 19 (1.01%) DHCP
17 18 (0.96%) SAN
18 17 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
19 16 (0.85%) IPsec
20 14 (0.75%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.17%) Oracle Database
3 19 (1.01%) Big Data
4 16 (0.85%) DB2
5 13 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.64%) GIS
7 11 (0.59%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.43%) DB2 UDB
10 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.32%) MySQL
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.32%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.32%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.27%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (1.28%) Metasploit
2 15 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.75%) JUnit
4 13 (0.69%) Maven
5 11 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.59%) Mockito
6 10 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.53%) JIRA
7 9 (0.48%) TestNG
8 7 (0.37%) Gradle
9 6 (0.32%) AppScan
9 6 (0.32%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.21%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.21%) WebStorm
11 3 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.11%) ANTLR
12 2 (0.11%) Burp Suite
12 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 445 (23.72%) Finance
2 125 (6.66%) Legal
3 97 (5.17%) Banking
4 72 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 65 (3.46%) Retail
6 21 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.12%) Law
7 19 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.53%) French Language
9 10 (0.53%) Marketing
10 8 (0.43%) Advertising
10 8 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 8 (0.43%) Polish Language
10 8 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.32%) Back Office
12 5 (0.27%) Automotive
12 5 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 399 (21.27%) Analyst
2 315 (16.79%) Security Analyst
3 307 (16.36%) Consultant
4 287 (15.30%) Architect
5 257 (13.70%) Security Consultant
6 248 (13.22%) Security Manager
7 225 (11.99%) Security Architect
8 177 (9.43%) Project Manager
9 147 (7.84%) Information Security Consultant
10 146 (7.78%) Information Analyst
11 143 (7.62%) Information Security Analyst
12 116 (6.18%) Information Security Manager
13 113 (6.02%) Security Project Manager
14 103 (5.49%) Information Manager
15 92 (4.90%) Security Specialist
16 73 (3.89%) Business Analyst
17 63 (3.36%) IT Manager
18 51 (2.72%) Security Engineer
18 51 (2.72%) Security Officer
19 47 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.08%) Web Services
2 29 (1.55%) .NET
3 26 (1.39%) REST
4 25 (1.33%) Middleware
5 21 (1.12%) SAML
5 21 (1.12%) SOAP
6 15 (0.80%) XML
7 14 (0.75%) 802.1X
7 14 (0.75%) HTML
8 13 (0.69%) Hibernate
9 12 (0.64%) Spring
10 10 (0.53%) J2EE
11 8 (0.43%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.43%) JSON
12 7 (0.37%) Dropwizard
12 7 (0.37%) JDBC
12 7 (0.37%) jQuery
12 7 (0.37%) Kafka
13 6 (0.32%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.32%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 317 (16.90%) Management Information System
2 169 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (6.13%) CESG
4 87 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 86 (4.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 62 (3.30%) PKI
7 56 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
8 55 (2.93%) Computer Science
9 54 (2.88%) Cryptography
10 38 (2.03%) FMCG
11 32 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
11 32 (1.71%) Mathematics
12 25 (1.33%) PMI
13 24 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 22 (1.17%) CESG CLAS
15 21 (1.12%) Driving Licence
16 20 (1.07%) User Experience
17 18 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
18 17 (0.91%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 258 (13.75%) Windows
2 143 (7.62%) Linux
3 97 (5.17%) Unix
4 55 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 34 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 20 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.91%) Solaris
10 17 (0.91%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.64%) AIX
13 12 (0.64%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.59%) zOS
15 9 (0.48%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.37%) Android
17 4 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (15.41%) Risk Management
2 288 (15.35%) Cybersecurity
3 268 (14.29%) Project Management
4 226 (12.05%) Security Operations
5 207 (11.03%) Security Management
5 207 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 197 (10.50%) Security Architecture
7 193 (10.29%) ITIL
8 177 (9.43%) SIEM
9 160 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
10 155 (8.26%) Data Protection
11 154 (8.21%) Penetration Testing
12 145 (7.73%) PRINCE2
13 138 (7.36%) TOGAF
14 135 (7.20%) Vulnerability Management
15 133 (7.09%) Information Security Management
16 119 (6.34%) Information Assurance
17 115 (6.13%) Change Management
18 111 (5.92%) Risk Assessment
19 89 (4.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (4.85%) Java
2 72 (3.84%) SQL
3 68 (3.62%) Python
4 41 (2.19%) C
5 38 (2.03%) Perl
6 35 (1.87%) PowerShell
7 29 (1.55%) C#
8 27 (1.44%) C++
9 22 (1.17%) Ruby
10 18 (0.96%) VB
11 15 (0.80%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.43%) PHP
14 7 (0.37%) Scala
15 5 (0.27%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.21%) ABAP
16 4 (0.21%) Groovy
16 4 (0.21%) VBScript
17 3 (0.16%) Assembly Language
18 2 (0.11%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 659 (35.13%) CISSP
2 389 (20.74%) CISM
3 223 (11.89%) Security Cleared
4 206 (10.98%) CISA
5 198 (10.55%) Degree
6 159 (8.48%) SC Cleared
7 75 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 71 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
9 66 (3.52%) GIAC
10 57 (3.04%) CEH
10 57 (3.04%) CRISC
11 50 (2.67%) CLAS
12 45 (2.40%) SANS
13 44 (2.35%) CISMP
14 40 (2.13%) PMI Certification
15 37 (1.97%) IISP
16 35 (1.87%) CREST Certified
16 35 (1.87%) DV Cleared
17 33 (1.76%) CCNP
17 33 (1.76%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 487 (25.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 291 (15.51%) PCI DSS
3 98 (5.22%) COBIT
4 64 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 50 (2.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 34 (1.81%) RMADS
7 33 (1.76%) SLA
8 25 (1.33%) QA
9 23 (1.23%) ISO27002
10 21 (1.12%) JSP 440
11 20 (1.07%) ISO 9001
12 19 (1.01%) ISO27005
13 13 (0.69%) ISO22301
14 12 (0.64%) Data Quality
14 12 (0.64%) GPG13
15 10 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
16 8 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
17 7 (0.37%) COSO
18 4 (0.21%) BS25999
18 4 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 153 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.53%) vSphere
4 9 (0.48%) BitLocker
5 8 (0.43%) Snort
6 7 (0.37%) Apache Flume
7 6 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.21%) ClearTrust
8 4 (0.21%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.21%) Docker
8 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.21%) Sendmail
8 4 (0.21%) Xen
9 3 (0.16%) Postfix
9 3 (0.16%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 37 (1.97%) QRadar
2 34 (1.81%) Nessus
3 24 (1.28%) SCCM
4 20 (1.07%) Nmap
4 20 (1.07%) Puppet
5 19 (1.01%) EnCase
6 18 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 17 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
9 10 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (0.43%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.43%) RSA Archer
11 7 (0.37%) Ansible
11 7 (0.37%) Control-M
11 7 (0.37%) Nexpose
11 7 (0.37%) RSA Security Analytics
11 7 (0.37%) WSUS
12 6 (0.32%) ArcSight ESM
12 6 (0.32%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 182 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 132 (7.04%) Cisco
3 108 (5.76%) Oracle
4 84 (4.48%) VMware
5 79 (4.21%) Splunk
6 76 (4.05%) ArcSight
7 56 (2.99%) Intel Security
8 41 (2.19%) IBM
9 39 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 39 (2.08%) Qualys
10 31 (1.65%) Symantec
11 29 (1.55%) SAP
12 28 (1.49%) F5
13 27 (1.44%) Juniper
14 25 (1.33%) Blue Coat
14 25 (1.33%) Citrix
15 23 (1.23%) Cyber-Ark
16 20 (1.07%) Remedy
17 19 (1.01%) Red Hat
18 17 (0.91%) HP
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
AAP3
Rate: Attractive based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago