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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 157 211 299
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +88
Contract jobs citing Information Security 694 443 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 0.92% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.25% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 269 208
Average daily rate
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£470 £475 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £279 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £405 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.80 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £60.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +87.50%
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
37903 35325 37963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.50% 73.75% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23950 22116 22455
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 961 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +84 362 £475 -6.40% 116
North West +40 111 £475 +13.23% 19
South East -33 70 £450 +7.14% 29
South West -5 58 £438 -16.66% 10
East of England -15 28 £400 - 11
West Midlands +3 25 £525 +40.00% 7
East Midlands +14 17 £400 +18.51% 7
Yorkshire +9 17 £365 -18.88% 16
North East -19 2 £475 +46.15%
Midlands - 2 £450 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Information Security also 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 that cited Information Security.

1 367 (30.28%) Finance
2 363 (29.95%) CISSP
3 291 (24.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 268 (22.11%) Management Information System
5 260 (21.45%) Risk Management
6 217 (17.90%) Windows
7 191 (15.76%) CISM
8 188 (15.51%) Security Management
9 181 (14.93%) Banking
10 179 (14.77%) Firewall
11 150 (12.38%) Microsoft
12 145 (11.96%) ITIL
12 145 (11.96%) Security Cleared
13 141 (11.63%) CISA
14 132 (10.89%) Security Architecture
15 128 (10.56%) UNIX
16 122 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 115 (9.49%) Risk Assessment
18 114 (9.41%) Information Security Management
19 112 (9.24%) Penetration Testing
20 110 (9.08%) Project Management
21 109 (8.99%) Degree
22 105 (8.66%) SC Cleared
23 104 (8.58%) Data Protection
24 97 (8.00%) Network Security
25 94 (7.76%) PCI DSS
26 92 (7.59%) Linux
27 90 (7.43%) Information Assurance
28 81 (6.68%) MS Excel
28 81 (6.68%) CESG

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Information Security also 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 that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.89%) IIS
3 19 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.16%) CMS
5 11 (0.91%) Joomla!
6 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.58%) Apache
8 7 (0.58%) Lync
9 5 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.33%) SAS
10 4 (0.33%) Drupal
10 4 (0.33%) Magnolia
11 3 (0.25%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.17%) SAP Web AS
13 1 (0.083%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 81 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (3.14%) MS Office
4 26 (2.15%) MS Project
5 24 (1.98%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.083%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.83%) Summit
3 10 (0.83%) assyst
4 4 (0.33%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.083%) Cordys
7 1 (0.083%) Documaker
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.083%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.083%) RMDS
7 1 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.083%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.083%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.91%) SaaS
3 10 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.25%) IaaS
6 2 (0.17%) PaaS
6 2 (0.17%) Office 365
7 1 (0.083%) Taleo
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 179 (14.77%) Firewall
2 97 (8.00%) Network Security
3 48 (3.96%) TCP/IP
4 46 (3.80%) Internet
5 31 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 28 (2.31%) WAN
7 27 (2.23%) Intranet
8 26 (2.15%) SAN
9 25 (2.06%) LAN
10 23 (1.90%) VPN
11 20 (1.65%) SSL
12 19 (1.57%) DNS
13 16 (1.32%) LDAP
13 16 (1.32%) Wireless
14 11 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (0.83%) MPLS
16 7 (0.58%) DHCP
16 7 (0.58%) Unified Communications
17 6 (0.50%) VoIP
18 5 (0.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.40%) Data Mining
3 13 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.07%) Relational Database
4 11 (0.91%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.91%) MySQL
4 11 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 9 (0.74%) QlikView
6 8 (0.66%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.66%) Big Data
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.50%) DataStage
8 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.33%) Data Mart
8 4 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.25%) Jackrabbit
9 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.083%) ERwin
5 1 (0.083%) Maven
5 1 (0.083%) JIRA
5 1 (0.083%) QADirector
5 1 (0.083%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.083%) Redmine
5 1 (0.083%) Jenkins
General
1 367 (30.28%) Finance
2 181 (14.93%) Banking
3 61 (5.03%) Retail
4 59 (4.87%) Investment Banking
5 53 (4.37%) Legal
6 31 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.57%) Law
8 16 (1.32%) Advertising
9 14 (1.16%) Publishing
10 11 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.74%) Marketing
13 8 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.50%) Back Office
15 5 (0.41%) Front Office
15 5 (0.41%) Local Government
15 5 (0.41%) International Banking
16 4 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 265 (21.86%) Analyst
2 238 (19.64%) Consultant
3 189 (15.59%) Security Consultant
4 170 (14.03%) Security Analyst
5 150 (12.38%) Architect
6 133 (10.97%) Project Manager
7 124 (10.23%) Security Manager
8 90 (7.43%) Information Analyst
8 90 (7.43%) Information Manager
9 80 (6.60%) Information Security Analyst
10 79 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
11 68 (5.61%) Security Architect
12 61 (5.03%) Information Security Consultant
13 51 (4.21%) Security Specialist
14 49 (4.04%) Business Analyst
15 44 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
15 44 (3.63%) Security Engineer
16 43 (3.55%) Security Project Manager
17 37 (3.05%) IT Consultant
18 36 (2.97%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.05%) Middleware
2 30 (2.48%) .NET
2 30 (2.48%) Web Services
3 25 (2.06%) JSP
4 12 (0.99%) Regular Expression
5 11 (0.91%) SOAP
5 11 (0.91%) HTML
6 10 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.74%) JSON
8 8 (0.66%) REST
9 7 (0.58%) XML
10 6 (0.50%) CSS
10 6 (0.50%) jQuery
10 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.41%) HTML5
12 4 (0.33%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.33%) LAMP
12 4 (0.33%) J2EE
12 4 (0.33%) WAP
13 3 (0.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 268 (22.11%) Management Information System
2 81 (6.68%) CESG
3 58 (4.79%) RMADS
4 49 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 48 (3.96%) Data Protection Act
6 43 (3.55%) CESG CLAS
7 32 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (2.48%) Economics
9 24 (1.98%) PMI
10 21 (1.73%) PKI
11 19 (1.57%) Mainframe
11 19 (1.57%) E-Learning
12 18 (1.49%) Open Source
13 17 (1.40%) GIS
14 13 (1.07%) NHS
15 12 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
15 12 (0.99%) FMCG
16 10 (0.83%) Reference Data
16 10 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
17 9 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 217 (17.90%) Windows
2 128 (10.56%) UNIX
3 92 (7.59%) Linux
4 18 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.91%) Android
8 9 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.50%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.50%) Solaris
11 5 (0.41%) AIX
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.083%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.083%) zOS
14 1 (0.083%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (21.45%) Risk Management
2 188 (15.51%) Security Management
3 145 (11.96%) ITIL
4 132 (10.89%) Security Architecture
5 122 (10.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 115 (9.49%) Risk Assessment
7 114 (9.41%) Information Security Management
8 112 (9.24%) Penetration Testing
9 110 (9.08%) Project Management
10 104 (8.58%) Data Protection
11 90 (7.43%) Information Assurance
12 78 (6.44%) Cyber Security
13 75 (6.19%) Vulnerability Management
14 68 (5.61%) PRINCE2
15 64 (5.28%) Incident Management
16 61 (5.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 55 (4.54%) SIEM
18 54 (4.46%) Business Continuity
19 53 (4.37%) Service Management
20 49 (4.04%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 37 (3.05%) SQL
2 33 (2.72%) Java
3 31 (2.56%) C
4 25 (2.06%) Perl
5 24 (1.98%) C++
6 17 (1.40%) C#
7 12 (0.99%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 8 (0.66%) PHP
9 8 (0.66%) Ruby
10 6 (0.50%) Python
11 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.33%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.33%) VB
13 3 (0.25%) VBA
13 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.17%) LINC
15 1 (0.083%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.083%) VB6
Qualifications
1 363 (29.95%) CISSP
2 191 (15.76%) CISM
3 145 (11.96%) Security Cleared
4 141 (11.63%) CISA
5 109 (8.99%) Degree
6 105 (8.66%) SC Cleared
7 50 (4.13%) GIAC
8 39 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (2.97%) CEH
10 32 (2.64%) CCNA
11 30 (2.48%) PMI Certification
12 29 (2.39%) PMP
13 27 (2.23%) CRISC
14 26 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (1.90%) MCSE
15 23 (1.90%) DV Cleared
16 17 (1.40%) ISEB
16 17 (1.40%) CCSA
17 14 (1.16%) CCNP
17 14 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (24.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 94 (7.76%) PCI DSS
3 65 (5.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 56 (4.62%) QA
5 47 (3.88%) COBIT
6 34 (2.81%) JSP 440
7 14 (1.16%) BS7799
8 13 (1.07%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.91%) ISO 14001
10 10 (0.83%) ISO 9000
10 10 (0.83%) SLA
10 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 4 (0.33%) GCP
11 4 (0.33%) GMP
11 4 (0.33%) GxP
11 4 (0.33%) GPG13
12 3 (0.25%) BS25999
13 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.17%) GAMP
13 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.41%) Snort
4 5 (0.41%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.41%) vSphere
4 5 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.25%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.25%) Nmap
6 3 (0.25%) Squid
6 3 (0.25%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.083%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.083%) XenApp
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.083%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (1.65%) Tivoli
2 13 (1.07%) SCCM
3 10 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (0.74%) Puppet
4 9 (0.74%) Nessus
5 8 (0.66%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 8 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.41%) SCOM
7 4 (0.33%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.33%) ZENworks
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.33%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.25%) Nagios
8 3 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.083%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.083%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.083%) Control-M
Vendors
1 150 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.02%) Oracle
3 62 (5.12%) Cisco
4 49 (4.04%) VMware
5 43 (3.55%) SAP
6 39 (3.22%) McAfee
7 32 (2.64%) CheckPoint
8 31 (2.56%) Juniper
9 27 (2.23%) HP
10 25 (2.06%) Citrix
11 24 (1.98%) Symantec
12 23 (1.90%) IBM
13 19 (1.57%) Qualys
13 19 (1.57%) Splunk
14 15 (1.24%) Blue Coat
15 14 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
16 13 (1.07%) ArcSight
16 13 (1.07%) Red Hat
17 11 (0.91%) Sophos
18 9 (0.74%) Sourcefire
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
NTT Com Security
Posted: Yesterday
London
NTT Com Security
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago