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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 115 159 183
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +24
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1017 759 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.04% 1.47% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 1.84% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 462 378
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £439
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 6
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -57.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £7.19 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £60.93 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+6.82% -61.76%
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
41428 41257 37860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 79.94% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27601 27254 23966
Median daily rate £450 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1077 1095
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 +33 407 £525 +7.69% 126
South East -9 193 £463 +0.54% 40
East of England +46 89 £450 - 12
Yorkshire +54 76 £475 - 21
South West +37 70 £550 +29.41% 23
North West -8 69 £500 +5.82% 33
West Midlands +2 53 £491 +0.76% 25
East Midlands +16 33 £535 +18.88% 6
North East -30 25 £800 +178.26% 2
Midlands 0 9 £525 - 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 680 (34.68%) CISSP
2 498 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 476 (24.27%) Finance
4 406 (20.70%) CISM
5 326 (16.62%) Management Information System
6 314 (16.01%) Cybersecurity
7 296 (15.09%) Project Management
7 296 (15.09%) Risk Management
7 296 (15.09%) Firewall
8 273 (13.92%) PCI DSS
9 258 (13.16%) Windows
10 237 (12.09%) Security Cleared
11 223 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 219 (11.17%) Security Management
13 217 (11.07%) Security Operations
14 203 (10.35%) ITIL
15 201 (10.25%) Microsoft
16 196 (9.99%) SIEM
17 194 (9.89%) CISA
18 191 (9.74%) Security Architecture
19 187 (9.54%) Degree
20 183 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
21 178 (9.08%) Active Directory
22 170 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
23 169 (8.62%) SC Cleared
24 158 (8.06%) Linux
25 151 (7.70%) Information Security Management
26 148 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
27 147 (7.50%) PRINCE2
28 144 (7.34%) 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 34 (1.73%) IIS
1 34 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 15 (0.76%) Apache
4 14 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.61%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.36%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.25%) Confluence
10 5 (0.25%) SAS
11 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.20%) iPlanet
11 4 (0.20%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.15%) JBoss
12 3 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 99 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 72 (3.67%) MS Office
3 37 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.27%) MS Project
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) SmartSuite
8 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) SAP ERP
2 10 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.20%) BusinessWare
4 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.20%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.15%) assyst
5 3 (0.15%) Eikon
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.10%) Primavera
6 2 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 83 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (3.16%) SaaS
4 56 (2.86%) IaaS
5 44 (2.24%) Office 365
6 40 (2.04%) PaaS
7 16 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.10%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.051%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.051%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.051%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 296 (15.09%) Firewall
2 101 (5.15%) Network Security
3 91 (4.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 87 (4.44%) Internet
5 79 (4.03%) TCP/IP
6 58 (2.96%) VPN
7 56 (2.86%) DNS
8 53 (2.70%) LAN
9 52 (2.65%) WAN
10 37 (1.89%) LDAP
11 36 (1.84%) HTTP
11 36 (1.84%) SSL
12 35 (1.78%) Wireless
13 22 (1.12%) DHCP
14 21 (1.07%) MPLS
15 19 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (0.97%) Intranet
16 17 (0.87%) SAN
16 17 (0.87%) Wireshark
17 16 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.58%) Big Data
3 22 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 20 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 16 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.76%) DB2
7 14 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.66%) GIS
9 11 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.41%) DB2 UDB
10 8 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.41%) MySQL
11 7 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.25%) SAP HANA
14 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (0.82%) JIRA
2 15 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.76%) Metasploit
3 14 (0.71%) JUnit
4 12 (0.61%) Maven
5 11 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.56%) Mockito
6 10 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.46%) TestNG
8 7 (0.36%) AppScan
8 7 (0.36%) Gradle
8 7 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.31%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.20%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.20%) WebStorm
11 3 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.10%) ANTLR
12 2 (0.10%) JBuilder
12 2 (0.10%) Subversion
12 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 476 (24.27%) Finance
2 127 (6.48%) Legal
3 93 (4.74%) Banking
4 78 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 71 (3.62%) Retail
6 28 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 24 (1.22%) Law
8 19 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.61%) French Language
12 9 (0.46%) Advertising
12 9 (0.46%) Italian Language
12 9 (0.46%) Marketing
13 8 (0.41%) Polish Language
13 8 (0.41%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.31%) Automotive
14 6 (0.31%) Back Office
15 5 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 404 (20.60%) Analyst
2 327 (16.68%) Consultant
3 318 (16.22%) Security Analyst
4 298 (15.20%) Architect
5 276 (14.07%) Security Consultant
5 276 (14.07%) Security Manager
6 223 (11.37%) Security Architect
7 195 (9.94%) Project Manager
8 157 (8.01%) Information Analyst
9 155 (7.90%) Information Security Analyst
10 153 (7.80%) Information Security Consultant
11 134 (6.83%) Information Security Manager
12 125 (6.37%) Security Project Manager
13 117 (5.97%) Information Manager
14 84 (4.28%) Security Specialist
15 78 (3.98%) Business Analyst
16 70 (3.57%) IT Manager
17 54 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
18 50 (2.55%) Security Engineer
19 48 (2.45%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.94%) Web Services
2 36 (1.84%) .NET
3 34 (1.73%) REST
4 29 (1.48%) SAML
5 28 (1.43%) Middleware
6 21 (1.07%) SOAP
7 16 (0.82%) HTML
7 16 (0.82%) XML
8 14 (0.71%) J2EE
8 14 (0.71%) OAuth
8 14 (0.71%) OpenID
9 13 (0.66%) Hibernate
10 12 (0.61%) 802.1X
10 12 (0.61%) Spring
11 8 (0.41%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.41%) JSON
12 7 (0.36%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.36%) JDBC
12 7 (0.36%) Kafka
12 7 (0.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 326 (16.62%) Management Information System
2 183 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 131 (6.68%) CESG
4 91 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 85 (4.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 66 (3.37%) PKI
7 51 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 50 (2.55%) Cyberthreat
9 46 (2.35%) Cryptography
10 35 (1.78%) Data Protection Act
11 34 (1.73%) FMCG
12 32 (1.63%) Mathematics
13 25 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 24 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
14 24 (1.22%) PMI
15 19 (0.97%) Driving Licence
15 19 (0.97%) User Experience
16 18 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.87%) Data Integration
17 17 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 258 (13.16%) Windows
2 158 (8.06%) Linux
3 90 (4.59%) Unix
4 60 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.17%) Windows 8
9 19 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (0.87%) Solaris
11 15 (0.76%) Windows 10
12 12 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 12 (0.61%) zOS
13 10 (0.51%) AIX
14 9 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (16.01%) Cybersecurity
2 296 (15.09%) Project Management
2 296 (15.09%) Risk Management
3 223 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 219 (11.17%) Security Management
5 217 (11.07%) Security Operations
6 203 (10.35%) ITIL
7 196 (9.99%) SIEM
8 191 (9.74%) Security Architecture
9 170 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
10 151 (7.70%) Information Security Management
11 148 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
12 147 (7.50%) PRINCE2
13 144 (7.34%) TOGAF
13 144 (7.34%) Vulnerability Management
14 140 (7.14%) Data Protection
15 125 (6.37%) Information Assurance
16 111 (5.66%) Change Management
17 103 (5.25%) ISMS
17 103 (5.25%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 99 (5.05%) Java
2 76 (3.88%) SQL
3 70 (3.57%) Python
4 39 (1.99%) Perl
5 38 (1.94%) C
6 37 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 30 (1.53%) C#
8 25 (1.27%) C++
9 23 (1.17%) Ruby
10 19 (0.97%) VB
11 14 (0.71%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.36%) PHP
13 7 (0.36%) Scala
14 5 (0.25%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.20%) Groovy
15 4 (0.20%) VBScript
16 3 (0.15%) ABAP
16 3 (0.15%) Assembly Language
17 2 (0.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 680 (34.68%) CISSP
2 406 (20.70%) CISM
3 237 (12.09%) Security Cleared
4 194 (9.89%) CISA
5 187 (9.54%) Degree
6 169 (8.62%) SC Cleared
7 84 (4.28%) CESG Certified Professional
8 77 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
9 64 (3.26%) CEH
10 62 (3.16%) GIAC
11 56 (2.86%) CRISC
12 49 (2.50%) CLAS
13 43 (2.19%) CISMP
14 41 (2.09%) CCNP
15 36 (1.84%) GCIH
15 36 (1.84%) SANS
16 35 (1.78%) PMI Certification
17 34 (1.73%) IISP
18 32 (1.63%) CREST Certified
18 32 (1.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 498 (25.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 273 (13.92%) PCI DSS
3 102 (5.20%) COBIT
4 60 (3.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 58 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 35 (1.78%) SLA
7 29 (1.48%) RMADS
8 28 (1.43%) JSP 440
8 28 (1.43%) QA
9 21 (1.07%) ISO27002
10 19 (0.97%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.66%) GPG13
11 13 (0.66%) ISO27005
12 11 (0.56%) Data Quality
12 11 (0.56%) ISO22301
13 10 (0.51%) ISAE 3402
14 9 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
15 8 (0.41%) COSO
16 4 (0.20%) GxP
16 4 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 178 (9.08%) Active Directory
2 66 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.56%) vSphere
5 9 (0.46%) Snort
6 8 (0.41%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.20%) ClearTrust
9 4 (0.20%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.20%) Docker
9 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.20%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.20%) Xen
10 3 (0.15%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.15%) RACF
10 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (1.43%) QRadar
2 26 (1.33%) SCCM
3 22 (1.12%) Nessus
3 22 (1.12%) Puppet
4 20 (1.02%) EnCase
4 20 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 16 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.71%) Nmap
7 12 (0.61%) OpenAM
7 12 (0.61%) OpenIDM
8 10 (0.51%) Ansible
8 10 (0.51%) RSA Archer
8 10 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.41%) Control-M
11 7 (0.36%) ArcSight ESM
11 7 (0.36%) Nexpose
11 7 (0.36%) RSA Security Analytics
11 7 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 201 (10.25%) Microsoft
2 142 (7.24%) Cisco
3 109 (5.56%) Oracle
4 92 (4.69%) VMware
5 74 (3.77%) Splunk
6 64 (3.26%) ArcSight
7 58 (2.96%) CheckPoint
8 53 (2.70%) Intel Security
9 39 (1.99%) Qualys
10 33 (1.68%) Citrix
10 33 (1.68%) SAP
11 31 (1.58%) Juniper
12 29 (1.48%) IBM
13 28 (1.43%) Symantec
14 25 (1.27%) Cyber-Ark
14 25 (1.27%) F5
15 24 (1.22%) Blue Coat
16 22 (1.12%) Remedy
17 21 (1.07%) HP
18 20 (1.02%) Red Hat
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