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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 132 203 214
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 836 524 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.77% 1.14% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.46% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 328 273
Average daily rate £475 £475 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.30 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.30 £47.50 £57.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
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
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
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 average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +55 360 £485 -3.00% 148
South East +47 163 £450 -10.00% 74
North West +19 104 £414 +10.40% 30
East of England +30 55 £425 +9.67% 21
Yorkshire +23 48 £425 +6.25% 30
South West -8 45 £435 -31.76% 30
East Midlands +15 33 £525 -6.66% 13
West Midlands +1 22 £473 +21.93% 30
North East -26 2 £125 -72.22% 2
Midlands - 2 £600 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 565 (32.85%) CISSP
2 481 (27.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 387 (22.50%) Finance
4 380 (22.09%) Management Information System
5 331 (19.24%) CISM
6 317 (18.43%) Risk Management
7 299 (17.38%) Firewall
8 287 (16.69%) PCI DSS
9 245 (14.24%) Windows
10 243 (14.13%) Security Management
11 217 (12.62%) Security Cleared
11 217 (12.62%) Cybersecurity
12 201 (11.69%) ITIL
13 199 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
14 177 (10.29%) SIEM
15 176 (10.23%) Degree
16 170 (9.88%) Project Management
17 168 (9.77%) Information Assurance
18 163 (9.48%) Data Protection
19 160 (9.30%) SC Cleared
19 160 (9.30%) Microsoft
20 156 (9.07%) Security Architecture
21 155 (9.01%) CISA
22 154 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
23 152 (8.84%) Risk Assessment
24 150 (8.72%) Network Security
25 149 (8.66%) Information Security Management
26 148 (8.60%) Penetration Testing
27 143 (8.31%) Linux
28 139 (8.08%) Security Operations

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (2.97%) IIS
2 33 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 13 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.64%) JBoss
6 10 (0.58%) CMS
6 10 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.52%) Apache
7 9 (0.52%) MQSeries
8 8 (0.47%) Node.js
9 7 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.41%) iPlanet
10 5 (0.29%) Lync
10 5 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.23%) SAS
12 3 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.17%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.50%) MS Office
3 39 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.70%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) BusinessWare
1 7 (0.41%) SAP R/3
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.23%) MoSes
3 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) Documaker
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.058%) Misys Equation
6 1 (0.058%) Relativity
6 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP hybris
6 1 (0.058%) Symantec eDiscovery
6 1 (0.058%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.69%) SaaS
3 23 (1.34%) PaaS
4 22 (1.28%) IaaS
5 18 (1.05%) Office 365
6 12 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.058%) Force.com
8 1 (0.058%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 299 (17.38%) Firewall
2 150 (8.72%) Network Security
3 120 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 75 (4.36%) VPN
5 69 (4.01%) LAN
6 68 (3.95%) TCP/IP
7 66 (3.84%) Internet
8 59 (3.43%) DNS
8 59 (3.43%) WAN
9 43 (2.50%) DHCP
10 37 (2.15%) SSL
11 32 (1.86%) Wireless
12 31 (1.80%) HTTP
13 30 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (1.51%) SAN
15 25 (1.45%) MPLS
16 22 (1.28%) SSH
17 21 (1.22%) IPsec
18 20 (1.16%) Ethernet
19 19 (1.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.34%) GIS
3 19 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 17 (0.99%) MySQL
4 17 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (0.81%) DB2
6 14 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 14 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (0.64%) Big Data
9 11 (0.64%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.58%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
12 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.34%) Metasploit
2 14 (0.81%) Maven
3 10 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.58%) JUnit
4 7 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.41%) JIRA
4 7 (0.41%) Subversion
4 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.35%) Mercurial
6 5 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.29%) Mockito
7 4 (0.23%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.23%) Gradle
7 4 (0.23%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.23%) WebStorm
8 3 (0.17%) Ant
8 3 (0.17%) Burp Suite
8 3 (0.17%) NUnit
8 3 (0.17%) VisualVM
8 3 (0.17%) YourKit
General
1 387 (22.50%) Finance
2 136 (7.91%) Banking
3 115 (6.69%) Legal
4 65 (3.78%) Retail
5 62 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 53 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (0.93%) Law
10 14 (0.81%) Advertising
10 14 (0.81%) Marketing
11 10 (0.58%) International Banking
12 9 (0.52%) Games
13 8 (0.47%) Back Office
13 8 (0.47%) Publishing
14 7 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.35%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.29%) Military
17 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 397 (23.08%) Analyst
2 340 (19.77%) Consultant
3 307 (17.85%) Security Analyst
4 277 (16.10%) Security Consultant
5 194 (11.28%) Architect
6 191 (11.10%) Security Manager
7 157 (9.13%) Security Architect
8 155 (9.01%) Information Analyst
9 152 (8.84%) Information Security Analyst
10 135 (7.85%) Information Security Consultant
11 107 (6.22%) Project Manager
12 103 (5.99%) Security Specialist
13 99 (5.76%) Information Security Manager
14 94 (5.47%) Information Manager
15 76 (4.42%) Security Engineer
16 65 (3.78%) Business Analyst
17 56 (3.26%) Security Project Manager
18 49 (2.85%) Security Officer
19 47 (2.73%) Information Specialist
20 46 (2.67%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.20%) Middleware
2 51 (2.97%) Web Services
3 25 (1.45%) REST
4 21 (1.22%) .NET
4 21 (1.22%) Spring
5 19 (1.10%) XML
6 18 (1.05%) HTML
7 15 (0.87%) JSON
7 15 (0.87%) SailPoint
8 13 (0.76%) 802.1X
9 12 (0.70%) CSS
9 12 (0.70%) SOAP
10 8 (0.47%) J2EE
10 8 (0.47%) jQuery
10 8 (0.47%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.47%) RESTful
10 8 (0.47%) WSDL
11 7 (0.41%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.41%) HTML5
11 7 (0.41%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 380 (22.09%) Management Information System
2 199 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (5.58%) CESG
4 76 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 60 (3.49%) Cyberthreat
6 57 (3.31%) Security Operations Centre
7 43 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 43 (2.50%) PKI
8 41 (2.38%) Cryptography
8 41 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
9 40 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
10 31 (1.80%) Performance Metrics
11 25 (1.45%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.40%) FMCG
13 19 (1.10%) Private Cloud
14 18 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 18 (1.05%) Mathematics
14 18 (1.05%) NHS
15 17 (0.99%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.93%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 245 (14.24%) Windows
2 143 (8.31%) Linux
3 118 (6.86%) Unix
4 48 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 34 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 29 (1.69%) Solaris
7 26 (1.51%) AIX
8 19 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.70%) zOS
12 11 (0.64%) Android
13 10 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.41%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.35%) VMS
16 5 (0.29%) CentOS
16 5 (0.29%) Debian
17 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (18.43%) Risk Management
2 243 (14.13%) Security Management
3 217 (12.62%) Cybersecurity
4 201 (11.69%) ITIL
5 177 (10.29%) SIEM
6 170 (9.88%) Project Management
7 168 (9.77%) Information Assurance
8 163 (9.48%) Data Protection
9 156 (9.07%) Security Architecture
10 154 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 152 (8.84%) Risk Assessment
12 149 (8.66%) Information Security Management
13 148 (8.60%) Penetration Testing
14 139 (8.08%) Security Operations
15 121 (7.03%) Incident Management
16 108 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
17 107 (6.22%) Change Management
18 88 (5.12%) Vulnerability Management
19 80 (4.65%) TOGAF
20 78 (4.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 88 (5.12%) SQL
2 56 (3.26%) C
3 55 (3.20%) Java
4 41 (2.38%) Python
5 27 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 26 (1.51%) PowerShell
7 24 (1.40%) C++
8 18 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 17 (0.99%) C#
9 17 (0.99%) Perl
10 13 (0.76%) PHP
11 12 (0.70%) VB
12 7 (0.41%) Go
12 7 (0.41%) Scala
13 5 (0.29%) Ruby
14 4 (0.23%) ABAP
14 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.23%) Groovy
15 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 565 (32.85%) CISSP
2 331 (19.24%) CISM
3 217 (12.62%) Security Cleared
4 176 (10.23%) Degree
5 160 (9.30%) SC Cleared
6 155 (9.01%) CISA
7 102 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
8 79 (4.59%) CLAS
9 70 (4.07%) CCNA
9 70 (4.07%) DV Cleared
10 66 (3.84%) CESG Certified Professional
11 53 (3.08%) GIAC
12 42 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (2.44%) SANS
13 38 (2.21%) IISP
14 37 (2.15%) CRISC
15 31 (1.80%) CCNP
16 25 (1.45%) CCSA
17 24 (1.40%) CISMP
17 24 (1.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 481 (27.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 287 (16.69%) PCI DSS
3 89 (5.17%) COBIT
4 81 (4.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 76 (4.42%) RMADS
6 68 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (2.56%) JSP 440
8 32 (1.86%) SLA
9 31 (1.80%) QA
10 27 (1.57%) ISO27002
11 20 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 20 (1.16%) ISO 9001
12 17 (0.99%) ISO27005
13 16 (0.93%) COSO
14 11 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
14 11 (0.64%) ISO22301
15 10 (0.58%) GPG13
16 6 (0.35%) BS25999
17 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
18 4 (0.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 106 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 62 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (0.41%) ClearTrust
5 7 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.41%) vSphere
6 5 (0.29%) Snort
7 4 (0.23%) Firmware
7 4 (0.23%) NFS
8 3 (0.17%) RACF
8 3 (0.17%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.12%) NDS
9 2 (0.12%) Novell eDirectory
9 2 (0.12%) OpenSSH
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.12%) Samba
9 2 (0.12%) XenApp
9 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (2.38%) QRadar
2 35 (2.03%) Nessus
3 21 (1.22%) Nmap
4 13 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
4 13 (0.76%) Puppet
5 12 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.70%) EnCase
6 11 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (0.58%) Data Guard
8 9 (0.52%) Nagios
8 9 (0.52%) Nexpose
9 8 (0.47%) Foglight
9 8 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.47%) SCCM
10 7 (0.41%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 7 (0.41%) SCOM
10 7 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.29%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 160 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 125 (7.27%) Cisco
3 113 (6.57%) Oracle
4 76 (4.42%) VMware
5 74 (4.30%) McAfee
6 73 (4.24%) ArcSight
7 62 (3.60%) IBM
8 55 (3.20%) CheckPoint
9 53 (3.08%) Splunk
10 43 (2.50%) Qualys
11 42 (2.44%) Symantec
12 34 (1.98%) Cyber-Ark
12 34 (1.98%) F5
13 32 (1.86%) HP
14 29 (1.69%) SAP
15 24 (1.40%) Citrix
16 21 (1.22%) Tripwire
17 19 (1.10%) CA
17 19 (1.10%) Remedy
18 17 (0.99%) Palo Alto
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