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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 181 194 226
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +32
Contract jobs citing Information Security 548 478 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 1.05% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.39% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 304 192
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 18
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +85.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £17.77 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +97.36%
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
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 +5 263 £475 +2.70% 111
South East +5 104 £450 -5.26% 45
South West +33 60 £600 +14.83% 18
North West -22 49 £340 -24.44% 26
East of England +16 26 £419 +8.06% 16
West Midlands -7 15 £310 -40.95% 13
East Midlands +10 14 £525 +156.09% 7
Yorkshire -15 13 £389 -15.99% 22
North East +6 4 £450 +28.57% 1
Midlands - - - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 375 (32.24%) CISSP
2 304 (26.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 265 (22.79%) Finance
4 260 (22.36%) Risk Management
5 257 (22.10%) Management Information System
6 204 (17.54%) CISM
7 197 (16.94%) Security Cleared
8 165 (14.19%) ITIL
9 164 (14.10%) Firewall
10 162 (13.93%) Windows
11 157 (13.50%) Security Management
12 151 (12.98%) SC Cleared
13 144 (12.38%) Degree
14 134 (11.52%) PCI DSS
15 130 (11.18%) Microsoft
16 125 (10.75%) PRINCE2
17 113 (9.72%) CISA
18 112 (9.63%) Data Protection
19 110 (9.46%) Project Management
20 109 (9.37%) Security Architecture
21 108 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
22 105 (9.03%) Information Security Management
23 101 (8.68%) Network Security
23 101 (8.68%) Cyber Security
24 96 (8.25%) Linux
25 87 (7.48%) Information Assurance
26 84 (7.22%) Vulnerability Management
26 84 (7.22%) Banking
27 83 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
28 81 (6.96%) Cisco

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 51 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 47 (4.04%) IIS
3 20 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.29%) Apache
5 14 (1.20%) CMS
6 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.26%) SAS
10 3 (0.26%) Documentum
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.17%) Lync
12 1 (0.086%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.086%) Node.js
12 1 (0.086%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.086%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 61 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.92%) MS Office
3 18 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Summit
2 5 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.086%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.086%) Global One
6 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.086%) assyst
6 1 (0.086%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.086%) Minerva
6 1 (0.086%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.95%) SaaS
2 9 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.69%) PaaS
3 8 (0.69%) IaaS
4 6 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.17%) Office 365
6 1 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.086%) Route 53
6 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 164 (14.10%) Firewall
2 101 (8.68%) Network Security
3 52 (4.47%) TCP/IP
4 48 (4.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (3.61%) VPN
6 38 (3.27%) WAN
7 34 (2.92%) LAN
8 28 (2.41%) Internet
9 25 (2.15%) LDAP
10 24 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (1.89%) SAN
12 18 (1.55%) SSL
13 17 (1.46%) MPLS
14 16 (1.38%) DNS
14 16 (1.38%) Wireless
15 12 (1.03%) DHCP
16 9 (0.77%) VoIP
17 8 (0.69%) Intranet
18 7 (0.60%) IP Telephony
19 5 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.20%) MySQL
3 8 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.26%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.17%) DataStage
6 2 (0.17%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.17%) MS Access
6 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.17%) IDOL
6 2 (0.17%) Big Data
7 1 (0.086%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.086%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.086%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.086%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.086%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.26%) JIRA
3 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.17%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.17%) Hudson
4 1 (0.086%) Grunt
4 1 (0.086%) JSHint
4 1 (0.086%) Bower
4 1 (0.086%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.086%) FxCop
4 1 (0.086%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.086%) NDepend
4 1 (0.086%) Moq
4 1 (0.086%) GCC
4 1 (0.086%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.086%) Selenium
4 1 (0.086%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.086%) NUnit
General
1 265 (22.79%) Finance
2 84 (7.22%) Banking
3 70 (6.02%) Legal
4 68 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 58 (4.99%) Retail
6 40 (3.44%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.92%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.32%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.98%) Law
10 12 (1.03%) Publishing
11 9 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.60%) Local Government
13 6 (0.52%) German Language
14 5 (0.43%) Advertising
15 4 (0.34%) Military
15 4 (0.34%) Games
16 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.26%) Back Office
17 2 (0.17%) Electronics
18 1 (0.086%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 256 (22.01%) Analyst
2 238 (20.46%) Consultant
3 197 (16.94%) Security Analyst
4 187 (16.08%) Security Consultant
5 137 (11.78%) Architect
6 119 (10.23%) Security Manager
7 111 (9.54%) Information Analyst
8 110 (9.46%) Information Security Analyst
9 103 (8.86%) Project Manager
10 81 (6.96%) Information Manager
11 78 (6.71%) Information Security Consultant
12 76 (6.53%) Security Architect
13 75 (6.45%) Information Security Manager
14 45 (3.87%) Security Specialist
15 40 (3.44%) Business Analyst
16 37 (3.18%) Security Engineer
16 37 (3.18%) Security Officer
17 33 (2.84%) Security Project Manager
18 30 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
19 29 (2.49%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.49%) SAML
2 28 (2.41%) Web Services
3 27 (2.32%) .NET
4 26 (2.24%) OpenID
4 26 (2.24%) OAuth
5 12 (1.03%) .NET Framework
6 11 (0.95%) Middleware
7 10 (0.86%) JSP
7 10 (0.86%) LAMP
8 6 (0.52%) SOAP
8 6 (0.52%) HTML
8 6 (0.52%) XML
9 5 (0.43%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.34%) CSS
10 4 (0.34%) XACML
11 3 (0.26%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.26%) XSLT
12 2 (0.17%) JCE
12 2 (0.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 257 (22.10%) Management Information System
2 79 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.64%) CESG
4 45 (3.87%) Data Protection Act
5 43 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 36 (3.10%) PKI
7 31 (2.67%) CESG CLAS
8 25 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.15%) RMADS
8 25 (2.15%) Cryptography
9 18 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 16 (1.38%) Smart Meter
10 16 (1.38%) Human Factors
11 12 (1.03%) GIS
12 11 (0.95%) SCADA
12 11 (0.95%) FMCG
12 11 (0.95%) Statistics
12 11 (0.95%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
13 9 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 162 (13.93%) Windows
2 96 (8.25%) Linux
3 66 (5.67%) UNIX
4 19 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.86%) Solaris
7 9 (0.77%) Android
8 7 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.43%) AIX
10 4 (0.34%) HPUX
10 4 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.34%) CentOS
10 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (22.36%) Risk Management
2 165 (14.19%) ITIL
3 157 (13.50%) Security Management
4 125 (10.75%) PRINCE2
5 112 (9.63%) Data Protection
6 110 (9.46%) Project Management
7 109 (9.37%) Security Architecture
8 108 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 105 (9.03%) Information Security Management
10 101 (8.68%) Cyber Security
11 87 (7.48%) Information Assurance
12 84 (7.22%) Vulnerability Management
13 83 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
14 78 (6.71%) Penetration Testing
14 78 (6.71%) Enterprise Architecture
15 77 (6.62%) ISMS
16 72 (6.19%) TOGAF
17 67 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (5.33%) Incident Management
19 61 (5.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (3.18%) SQL
2 19 (1.63%) C#
3 18 (1.55%) Java
4 17 (1.46%) C
5 10 (0.86%) VB
5 10 (0.86%) Python
6 8 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.60%) Perl
8 5 (0.43%) C++
9 4 (0.34%) VBA
9 4 (0.34%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.26%) Ruby
10 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.17%) PHP
11 2 (0.17%) Jython
11 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.17%) R
12 1 (0.086%) Golang
12 1 (0.086%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.086%) Scala
Qualifications
1 375 (32.24%) CISSP
2 204 (17.54%) CISM
3 197 (16.94%) Security Cleared
4 151 (12.98%) SC Cleared
5 144 (12.38%) Degree
6 113 (9.72%) CISA
7 54 (4.64%) DV Cleared
8 53 (4.56%) GIAC
9 44 (3.78%) CEH
10 38 (3.27%) PMP
10 38 (3.27%) PMI Certification
11 36 (3.10%) CRISC
12 34 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
13 30 (2.58%) CCNA
14 28 (2.41%) VCP4
15 26 (2.24%) ISEB
16 20 (1.72%) CISMP
16 20 (1.72%) SSCP
17 16 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 16 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (26.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (11.52%) PCI DSS
3 58 (4.99%) COBIT
4 34 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (1.55%) ISO 9000
6 17 (1.46%) QA
7 15 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 13 (1.12%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.95%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.86%) ISO 14001
11 8 (0.69%) BS7799
11 8 (0.69%) GPG13
12 7 (0.60%) SLA
13 3 (0.26%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.17%) COSO
15 1 (0.086%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.086%) HMG Infosec
15 1 (0.086%) BS25999
15 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 73 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.77%) Snort
4 8 (0.69%) Squid
5 7 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.34%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.34%) Firmware
8 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.26%) vSphere
9 3 (0.26%) XenApp
9 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.26%) Nmap
10 2 (0.17%) NFS
10 2 (0.17%) Samba
11 1 (0.086%) UAG
11 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.086%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.086%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (1.72%) Nessus
2 14 (1.20%) SCCM
3 10 (0.86%) Puppet
4 9 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.77%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.52%) WSUS
7 5 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (0.43%) SCOM
8 4 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.34%) Nagios
8 4 (0.34%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (0.26%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.26%) CORE IMPACT
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.17%) Control-M
10 2 (0.17%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.17%) OpenView
10 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 130 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 81 (6.96%) Cisco
3 53 (4.56%) VMware
4 49 (4.21%) CheckPoint
5 43 (3.70%) Citrix
6 40 (3.44%) HP
6 40 (3.44%) Oracle
7 33 (2.84%) McAfee
8 32 (2.75%) ArcSight
9 30 (2.58%) IBM
10 27 (2.32%) Qualys
11 25 (2.15%) Websense
12 24 (2.06%) Juniper
13 23 (1.98%) Cyber-Ark
13 23 (1.98%) SAP
14 22 (1.89%) Symantec
15 20 (1.72%) Blue Coat
15 20 (1.72%) F5
16 17 (1.46%) Splunk
17 14 (1.20%) Sourcefire
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