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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 153 231 276
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +45
Contract jobs citing Information Security 751 434 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.44% 0.90% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.21% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 281 234
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £279 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 13
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.56 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% +26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £16.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £60.00 £33.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
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 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +101 420 £475 -5.00% 101
South East +9 90 £494 +23.44% 42
North West +28 86 £475 +24.18% 24
South West -2 63 £401 -15.23% 15
East of England -6 32 £475 +18.75% 9
West Midlands 0 24 £525 +44.82% 6
Yorkshire +7 18 £375 -16.66% 14
East Midlands +13 15 £413 +135.71% 4
Midlands - 2 £450 -
North East - - - - 3
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 394 (29.98%) CISSP
2 372 (28.31%) Finance
3 326 (24.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 282 (21.46%) Risk Management
5 278 (21.16%) Management Information System
6 220 (16.74%) Windows
7 217 (16.51%) CISM
8 198 (15.07%) Firewall
9 189 (14.38%) Banking
10 187 (14.23%) Security Management
11 168 (12.79%) ITIL
12 159 (12.10%) Microsoft
13 155 (11.80%) Security Cleared
14 148 (11.26%) Security Architecture
15 139 (10.58%) CISA
16 132 (10.05%) UNIX
16 132 (10.05%) Penetration Testing
17 130 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 119 (9.06%) SC Cleared
19 114 (8.68%) Information Security Management
19 114 (8.68%) Risk Assessment
20 113 (8.60%) Data Protection
21 111 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
22 108 (8.22%) Network Security
22 108 (8.22%) Degree
23 107 (8.14%) PCI DSS
23 107 (8.14%) Information Assurance
24 103 (7.84%) Project Management
25 97 (7.38%) Linux
26 93 (7.08%) CESG

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 46 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.59%) IIS
3 19 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.61%) CMS
4 8 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.53%) Apache
5 7 (0.53%) SAS
6 6 (0.46%) Joomla!
6 6 (0.46%) Lync
7 4 (0.30%) Drupal
7 4 (0.30%) Magnolia
8 3 (0.23%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 86 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.89%) MS Office
3 36 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.90%) MS Project
4 25 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.076%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.99%) assyst
3 12 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.84%) Summit
5 4 (0.30%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.076%) Cordys
8 1 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.076%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.076%) Global One
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.076%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.076%) Minerva
8 1 (0.076%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.076%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.076%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.99%) SaaS
3 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.38%) IaaS
5 4 (0.30%) PaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Office 365
7 1 (0.076%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 198 (15.07%) Firewall
2 108 (8.22%) Network Security
3 54 (4.11%) TCP/IP
4 51 (3.88%) Internet
5 38 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 27 (2.05%) SAN
6 27 (2.05%) WAN
7 26 (1.98%) VPN
8 25 (1.90%) Intranet
9 23 (1.75%) LDAP
9 23 (1.75%) DNS
10 22 (1.67%) SSL
11 21 (1.60%) LAN
12 20 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (1.07%) DHCP
14 13 (0.99%) Wireless
15 11 (0.84%) MPLS
16 7 (0.53%) Unified Communications
16 7 (0.53%) VoIP
17 6 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.22%) Data Mining
3 13 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 13 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (0.91%) MySQL
5 11 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.61%) QlikView
8 8 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.61%) Big Data
9 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.46%) DataStage
10 6 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.30%) DB2
11 4 (0.30%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.30%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (0.30%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.23%) Hudson
2 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
2 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (0.23%) RequisitePro
2 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.15%) JIRA
3 2 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.076%) Redmine
4 1 (0.076%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.076%) GCC
4 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.076%) QADirector
4 1 (0.076%) Maven
4 1 (0.076%) ERwin
4 1 (0.076%) Toad
General
1 372 (28.31%) Finance
2 189 (14.38%) Banking
3 71 (5.40%) Retail
4 63 (4.79%) Legal
5 57 (4.34%) Investment Banking
6 38 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.83%) Law
9 20 (1.52%) Advertising
10 18 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.99%) Publishing
13 11 (0.84%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.68%) Marketing
14 9 (0.68%) Games
15 7 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.53%) Back Office
16 5 (0.38%) International Banking
16 5 (0.38%) Local Government
17 4 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 290 (22.07%) Analyst
2 272 (20.70%) Consultant
3 221 (16.82%) Security Consultant
4 190 (14.46%) Security Analyst
5 168 (12.79%) Architect
6 136 (10.35%) Project Manager
7 123 (9.36%) Security Manager
8 106 (8.07%) Information Analyst
9 98 (7.46%) Information Security Analyst
10 86 (6.54%) Security Architect
11 81 (6.16%) Information Security Consultant
11 81 (6.16%) Information Manager
12 71 (5.40%) Information Security Manager
13 61 (4.64%) Security Specialist
14 57 (4.34%) Business Analyst
15 48 (3.65%) Security Engineer
16 42 (3.20%) IT Consultant
17 41 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
18 40 (3.04%) Information Specialist
19 39 (2.97%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.51%) .NET
1 33 (2.51%) Middleware
2 31 (2.36%) Web Services
3 27 (2.05%) JSP
4 13 (0.99%) HTML
5 11 (0.84%) Regular Expression
5 11 (0.84%) SOAP
6 10 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.68%) JSON
7 9 (0.68%) XML
8 8 (0.61%) REST
9 7 (0.53%) SailPoint
9 7 (0.53%) CSS
10 6 (0.46%) jQuery
10 6 (0.46%) HTML5
10 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.30%) WAP
11 4 (0.30%) J2EE
11 4 (0.30%) LAMP
11 4 (0.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 278 (21.16%) Management Information System
2 111 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (7.08%) CESG
4 66 (5.02%) RMADS
5 56 (4.26%) Data Protection Act
6 53 (4.03%) Computer Science
7 52 (3.96%) CESG CLAS
8 32 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.98%) PKI
9 26 (1.98%) PMI
9 26 (1.98%) Economics
10 20 (1.52%) FMCG
11 19 (1.45%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.22%) GIS
12 16 (1.22%) Freedom of Information Act
12 16 (1.22%) Open Source
13 15 (1.14%) SCADA
14 14 (1.07%) E-Learning
15 12 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
16 10 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 220 (16.74%) Windows
2 132 (10.05%) UNIX
3 97 (7.38%) Linux
4 19 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 13 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (0.91%) Android
6 12 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.46%) AIX
8 6 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.38%) Solaris
9 5 (0.38%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.15%) HPUX
10 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.076%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.076%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (21.46%) Risk Management
2 187 (14.23%) Security Management
3 168 (12.79%) ITIL
4 148 (11.26%) Security Architecture
5 132 (10.05%) Penetration Testing
6 130 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 114 (8.68%) Information Security Management
7 114 (8.68%) Risk Assessment
8 113 (8.60%) Data Protection
9 107 (8.14%) Information Assurance
10 103 (7.84%) Project Management
11 92 (7.00%) Cyber Security
12 84 (6.39%) Vulnerability Management
13 77 (5.86%) PRINCE2
14 74 (5.63%) Incident Management
15 66 (5.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 61 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
16 61 (4.64%) ISMS
17 59 (4.49%) SIEM
18 54 (4.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (2.97%) SQL
2 36 (2.74%) Java
3 30 (2.28%) C
4 27 (2.05%) C++
5 24 (1.83%) Perl
6 17 (1.29%) C#
7 12 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.68%) Ruby
8 9 (0.68%) Python
9 8 (0.61%) PHP
10 4 (0.30%) VB
10 4 (0.30%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.23%) LINC
11 3 (0.23%) Jython
11 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.23%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.23%) VBA
12 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 394 (29.98%) CISSP
2 217 (16.51%) CISM
3 155 (11.80%) Security Cleared
4 139 (10.58%) CISA
5 119 (9.06%) SC Cleared
6 108 (8.22%) Degree
7 54 (4.11%) GIAC
8 43 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (3.27%) CEH
9 36 (2.74%) CCNA
10 33 (2.51%) PMI Certification
11 32 (2.44%) PMP
12 30 (2.28%) CRISC
13 27 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (1.83%) MCSE
15 22 (1.67%) DV Cleared
16 17 (1.29%) CCSA
17 16 (1.22%) ISEB
18 14 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 13 (0.99%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (24.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (8.14%) PCI DSS
3 67 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 52 (3.96%) QA
5 50 (3.81%) COBIT
6 38 (2.89%) JSP 440
7 16 (1.22%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.99%) BS7799
8 13 (0.99%) SLA
9 12 (0.91%) ISO 14001
10 9 (0.68%) ISO 9000
11 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 5 (0.38%) GPG13
13 4 (0.30%) GxP
13 4 (0.30%) GCP
13 4 (0.30%) GMP
14 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.15%) GAMP
14 2 (0.15%) BS25999
14 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 71 (5.40%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.46%) Snort
5 5 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (0.38%) vSphere
5 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.30%) Squid
7 3 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.23%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.23%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.076%) UAG
8 1 (0.076%) XenApp
8 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.076%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.076%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 20 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 13 (0.99%) SCCM
3 12 (0.91%) Puppet
4 11 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 9 (0.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (0.61%) Nessus
7 7 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.46%) Nagios
8 6 (0.46%) SCOM
9 5 (0.38%) DatAdvantage
10 4 (0.30%) ZENworks
10 4 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
11 3 (0.23%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.23%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.076%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.076%) Cryoserver
Vendors
1 159 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.86%) Oracle
3 73 (5.56%) Cisco
4 56 (4.26%) VMware
5 42 (3.20%) CheckPoint
6 40 (3.04%) McAfee
7 38 (2.89%) SAP
8 36 (2.74%) Juniper
9 33 (2.51%) HP
10 29 (2.21%) Symantec
11 27 (2.05%) Citrix
11 27 (2.05%) Qualys
12 21 (1.60%) IBM
13 20 (1.52%) ArcSight
14 19 (1.45%) Cyber-Ark
15 17 (1.29%) Splunk
16 16 (1.22%) Sun
16 16 (1.22%) Blue Coat
17 13 (0.99%) BMC
18 12 (0.91%) Red Hat
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