The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 198 196 211
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 550 402 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 0.93% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.28% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 233 238
Average daily rate £450 £430 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £419 £408
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 15
Average hourly rate £50.50 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.50% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £13.40 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £54.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £17.71 £38.19
% change year-on-year
+187.97% -53.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Information Security
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +13 252 £475 +5.55% 101
South East +4 110 £450 +7.14% 32
North West +6 81 £400 -4.42% 10
South West +5 46 £520 +7.21% 13
West Midlands -2 19 £500 - 8
Yorkshire -22 17 £306 -17.22% 21
East of England -25 13 £363 +3.57% 7
East Midlands -8 6 £318 - 3
North East - 6 £350 -
Midlands - - - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 310 (30.97%) CISSP
2 265 (26.47%) Finance
3 247 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 239 (23.88%) Management Information System
5 214 (21.38%) Risk Management
6 193 (19.28%) Windows
7 164 (16.38%) CISM
8 149 (14.89%) Security Management
9 141 (14.09%) Banking
10 137 (13.69%) ITIL
11 132 (13.19%) CISA
12 118 (11.79%) UNIX
13 113 (11.29%) Microsoft
14 102 (10.19%) Firewall
15 97 (9.69%) Project Management
15 97 (9.69%) Oracle
15 97 (9.69%) Risk Assessment
16 96 (9.59%) Data Protection
16 96 (9.59%) Security Architecture
17 94 (9.39%) Information Security Management
18 93 (9.29%) Security Cleared
19 81 (8.09%) PCI DSS
20 77 (7.69%) Linux
20 77 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
21 72 (7.19%) Degree
22 71 (7.09%) MS Excel
23 67 (6.69%) Active Directory
24 64 (6.39%) CESG
25 62 (6.19%) Network Security
26 60 (5.99%) SC Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.80%) IIS
3 23 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 19 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.00%) Apache
5 10 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (0.90%) CMS
7 8 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.80%) Joomla!
8 4 (0.40%) Lync
8 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.40%) SAP Web AS
9 3 (0.30%) CICS
9 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.20%) SAS
10 2 (0.20%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.20%) FileNet
11 1 (0.100%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 71 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.60%) MS Office
5 17 (1.70%) MS Project
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.30%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) assyst
3 2 (0.20%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.100%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.100%) RMDS
4 1 (0.100%) Summit
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.100%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.100%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.100%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.100%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.100%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.70%) SaaS
3 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.100%) IaaS
5 1 (0.100%) Office 365
5 1 (0.100%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 102 (10.19%) Firewall
2 62 (6.19%) Network Security
3 42 (4.20%) TCP/IP
4 33 (3.30%) LAN
5 32 (3.20%) VPN
6 25 (2.50%) WAN
7 23 (2.30%) SAN
7 23 (2.30%) DNS
8 19 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 19 (1.90%) Internet
9 16 (1.60%) MPLS
9 16 (1.60%) Wireless
10 15 (1.50%) SSL
11 14 (1.40%) DHCP
12 12 (1.20%) NetScaler
12 12 (1.20%) LDAP
13 11 (1.10%) Intranet
13 11 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (1.00%) VoIP
15 9 (0.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.70%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.20%) Data Mining
4 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (0.70%) DB2
6 6 (0.60%) QlikView
7 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.40%) MS Access
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.20%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.20%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.20%) MySQL
10 2 (0.20%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.20%) IMS/DB
11 1 (0.100%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.10%) Maven
3 10 (1.00%) JUnit
3 10 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.90%) ANTLR
5 3 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.30%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.20%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.20%) JIRA
6 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.100%) AppScan
7 1 (0.100%) ERwin
7 1 (0.100%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.100%) Mockito
7 1 (0.100%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.100%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.100%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.100%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 265 (26.47%) Finance
2 141 (14.09%) Banking
3 54 (5.39%) Legal
4 45 (4.50%) Retail
5 40 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 36 (3.60%) Investment Banking
7 27 (2.70%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.20%) Advertising
9 11 (1.10%) Games
10 10 (1.00%) Marketing
11 9 (0.90%) Law
12 6 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.50%) Front Office
13 5 (0.50%) Back Office
13 5 (0.50%) French Language
13 5 (0.50%) German Language
14 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.30%) Publishing
15 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 247 (24.68%) Analyst
2 186 (18.58%) Consultant
3 138 (13.79%) Security Analyst
4 130 (12.99%) Security Consultant
5 98 (9.79%) Architect
6 88 (8.79%) Security Manager
7 86 (8.59%) Project Manager
8 75 (7.49%) Information Manager
9 67 (6.69%) Information Security Manager
10 58 (5.79%) Security Architect
11 50 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
12 46 (4.60%) Business Analyst
13 40 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
13 40 (4.00%) Developer
14 37 (3.70%) Information Analyst
15 34 (3.40%) Risk Analyst
16 33 (3.30%) CLAS Consultant
17 31 (3.10%) Senior Security Analyst
18 30 (3.00%) Information Security Analyst
18 30 (3.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.20%) .NET
2 23 (2.30%) Middleware
3 16 (1.60%) Web Services
4 14 (1.40%) XACML
5 13 (1.30%) SOAP
6 12 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 12 (1.20%) JMS
7 11 (1.10%) Spring
7 11 (1.10%) XML
7 11 (1.10%) HTML
8 10 (1.00%) REST
8 10 (1.00%) JSP
9 7 (0.70%) CSS
9 7 (0.70%) Regular Expression
10 6 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.60%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.60%) Silverlight
10 6 (0.60%) COM+
11 4 (0.40%) JSON
11 4 (0.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 239 (23.88%) Management Information System
2 64 (6.39%) CESG
3 44 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.10%) CESG CLAS
5 38 (3.80%) RMADS
6 31 (3.10%) Mainframe
7 27 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
8 20 (2.00%) Economics
9 19 (1.90%) NHS
10 17 (1.70%) PKI
11 16 (1.60%) GIS
11 16 (1.60%) AS400
12 14 (1.40%) E-Learning
13 13 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
14 12 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.20%) Blackberry
15 10 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
15 10 (1.00%) iSeries
16 9 (0.90%) PMI
17 8 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 193 (19.28%) Windows
2 118 (11.79%) UNIX
3 77 (7.69%) Linux
4 22 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.10%) Solaris
5 21 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.40%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.30%) AIX
8 13 (1.30%) Android
9 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.20%) zOS
13 1 (0.100%) Debian
13 1 (0.100%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (21.38%) Risk Management
2 149 (14.89%) Security Management
3 137 (13.69%) ITIL
4 97 (9.69%) Project Management
4 97 (9.69%) Risk Assessment
5 96 (9.59%) Data Protection
5 96 (9.59%) Security Architecture
6 94 (9.39%) Information Security Management
7 77 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 58 (5.79%) Business Continuity
9 56 (5.59%) PRINCE2
10 55 (5.49%) Information Assurance
11 52 (5.19%) Penetration Testing
12 48 (4.80%) Vulnerability Management
13 44 (4.40%) Service Management
14 43 (4.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 40 (4.00%) ISMS
16 38 (3.80%) Identity Management
16 38 (3.80%) Change Management
17 35 (3.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (5.29%) SQL
2 33 (3.30%) Java
3 21 (2.10%) C
4 17 (1.70%) C++
4 17 (1.70%) Perl
5 16 (1.60%) Python
6 15 (1.50%) C#
7 9 (0.90%) PowerShell
8 7 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.20%) PL/1
11 1 (0.100%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.100%) JCL
11 1 (0.100%) REXX
11 1 (0.100%) VB
11 1 (0.100%) PHP
11 1 (0.100%) Korn
11 1 (0.100%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 310 (30.97%) CISSP
2 164 (16.38%) CISM
3 132 (13.19%) CISA
4 93 (9.29%) Security Cleared
5 72 (7.19%) Degree
6 60 (5.99%) SC Cleared
7 43 (4.30%) GIAC
8 27 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (2.10%) CRISC
10 19 (1.90%) CCNP
11 17 (1.70%) CEH
12 16 (1.60%) CCNA
13 14 (1.40%) ISEB
13 14 (1.40%) PMP
13 14 (1.40%) PMI Certification
14 13 (1.30%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.80%) MCSE
18 7 (0.70%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (24.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (8.09%) PCI DSS
3 39 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 37 (3.70%) COBIT
5 31 (3.10%) QA
6 17 (1.70%) BS7799
7 15 (1.50%) JSP 440
8 14 (1.40%) SLA
9 11 (1.10%) BS25999
10 10 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 6 (0.60%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.30%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.30%) HL7
13 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.100%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.100%) GCP
14 1 (0.100%) GMP
14 1 (0.100%) GLP
14 1 (0.100%) GxP
14 1 (0.100%) GPG13
System Software
1 67 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.20%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.60%) ProxySG
5 5 (0.50%) RACF
6 4 (0.40%) XenApp
6 4 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.30%) Nmap
7 3 (0.30%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.20%) XenServer
8 2 (0.20%) vSphere
9 1 (0.100%) Snort
9 1 (0.100%) ClearTrust
9 1 (0.100%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.100%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.100%) Squid
9 1 (0.100%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 35 (3.50%) Tivoli
2 27 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 24 (2.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 11 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (0.80%) SCCM
6 6 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (0.60%) Netcool
6 6 (0.60%) Control-M
6 6 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.60%) Nessus
7 4 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.30%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.30%) SCOM
9 2 (0.20%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.100%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.100%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.100%) Nagios
10 1 (0.100%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 97 (9.69%) Oracle
3 56 (5.59%) Cisco
4 47 (4.70%) IBM
5 34 (3.40%) VMware
6 29 (2.90%) SAP
7 28 (2.80%) HP
7 28 (2.80%) Citrix
8 27 (2.70%) Juniper
9 24 (2.40%) CheckPoint
10 23 (2.30%) McAfee
11 14 (1.40%) Splunk
11 14 (1.40%) Cyber-Ark
11 14 (1.40%) NetApp
12 12 (1.20%) TIBCO
13 11 (1.10%) Blue Coat
13 11 (1.10%) BMC
13 11 (1.10%) F5
14 9 (0.90%) Symantec
14 9 (0.90%) ArcSight
London
Acumin
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension and Other Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £455 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Swan IT Recruitment Limited
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £28 - £40 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Manchester
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Cheshire
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