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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 121 175 215
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +40
Contract jobs citing Information Security 972 675 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.37% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.73% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 413 327
Median daily rate £485 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+14.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £34.69 £30.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.61% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.56 £34.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.25 £60.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+108.75% -60.78%
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
40423 39105 37846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.09% 79.40% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27171 25311 24283
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1103 1146
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 +67 395 £500 +5.26% 102
South East +2 206 £472 +7.77% 39
North West +25 107 £490 +8.88% 23
East of England +31 77 £425 -1.16% 9
South West +3 57 £550 +34.22% 18
Yorkshire +33 48 £475 +5.55% 21
West Midlands -19 35 £485 +14.79% 14
East Midlands +21 25 £525 +23.52% 6
North East -43 15 £790 +558.33%
Midlands +7 11 £600 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 644 (35.13%) CISSP
2 489 (26.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 407 (22.20%) Finance
4 388 (21.17%) CISM
5 321 (17.51%) Management Information System
6 315 (17.18%) Risk Management
7 306 (16.69%) PCI DSS
8 305 (16.64%) Firewall
9 266 (14.51%) Project Management
10 260 (14.18%) Cybersecurity
11 239 (13.04%) Windows
12 221 (12.06%) Security Cleared
13 205 (11.18%) Degree
13 205 (11.18%) Security Operations
14 204 (11.13%) CISA
15 203 (11.07%) Security Management
16 201 (10.97%) Security Architecture
17 192 (10.47%) ITIL
18 182 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
19 178 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
20 174 (9.49%) Data Protection
21 166 (9.06%) SIEM
22 162 (8.84%) SC Cleared
23 158 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
24 157 (8.57%) Microsoft
25 148 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
26 145 (7.91%) Information Assurance
27 135 (7.36%) Linux
28 134 (7.31%) Risk Assessment
29 132 (7.20%) PRINCE2

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 45 (2.45%) IIS
2 32 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 14 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.44%) Apache
7 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.33%) iPlanet
9 6 (0.33%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.27%) SAS
11 3 (0.16%) CMS
11 3 (0.16%) Confluence
11 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 74 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.22%) MS Office
3 40 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.04%) MS Project
4 19 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.27%) SmartSuite
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.60%) SAP ERP
2 9 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.33%) BusinessWare
3 6 (0.33%) SAP R/3
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Primavera
6 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.055%) assyst
7 1 (0.055%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.055%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 81 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.45%) SaaS
4 41 (2.24%) IaaS
5 36 (1.96%) Office 365
6 27 (1.47%) PaaS
7 14 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.33%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.055%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 305 (16.64%) Firewall
2 121 (6.60%) Network Security
3 112 (6.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 83 (4.53%) Internet
5 75 (4.09%) TCP/IP
6 59 (3.22%) VPN
7 54 (2.95%) DNS
8 50 (2.73%) LAN
9 36 (1.96%) HTTP
10 35 (1.91%) WAN
11 31 (1.69%) SSL
12 26 (1.42%) Wireless
13 22 (1.20%) DHCP
14 21 (1.15%) Intranet
15 19 (1.04%) IPsec
16 18 (0.98%) MPLS
17 16 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (0.87%) SAN
18 15 (0.82%) LDAP
19 14 (0.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.04%) DB2
3 18 (0.98%) Big Data
4 16 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 10 (0.55%) DB2 UDB
5 10 (0.55%) Hadoop
5 10 (0.55%) NoSQL
5 10 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.38%) MySQL
6 7 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.33%) GIS
7 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.33%) SAP HANA
7 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.22%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 30 (1.64%) Metasploit
2 14 (0.76%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.76%) Maven
3 13 (0.71%) JUnit
4 10 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (0.55%) Mockito
5 9 (0.49%) TestNG
6 8 (0.44%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.38%) AppScan
7 7 (0.38%) Gradle
7 7 (0.38%) JIRA
8 5 (0.27%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.16%) Burp Suite
9 3 (0.16%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.16%) Subversion
9 3 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.16%) WebStorm
10 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.11%) Moq
General
1 407 (22.20%) Finance
2 118 (6.44%) Legal
3 99 (5.40%) Banking
4 73 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 71 (3.87%) Retail
6 23 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 17 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.76%) Law
10 11 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.55%) French Language
12 9 (0.49%) Marketing
13 8 (0.44%) Italian Language
13 8 (0.44%) Polish Language
13 8 (0.44%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.33%) Advertising
14 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.33%) Back Office
14 6 (0.33%) Games
15 5 (0.27%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 402 (21.93%) Analyst
2 322 (17.57%) Security Analyst
3 297 (16.20%) Consultant
4 269 (14.68%) Architect
5 261 (14.24%) Security Consultant
6 253 (13.80%) Security Manager
7 213 (11.62%) Security Architect
8 164 (8.95%) Project Manager
9 158 (8.62%) Information Analyst
10 155 (8.46%) Information Security Analyst
11 149 (8.13%) Information Security Consultant
12 114 (6.22%) Information Security Manager
13 104 (5.67%) Security Project Manager
14 102 (5.56%) Information Manager
15 82 (4.47%) Security Specialist
16 71 (3.87%) Business Analyst
17 58 (3.16%) IT Manager
18 52 (2.84%) Security Engineer
18 52 (2.84%) Security Officer
19 49 (2.67%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.24%) Web Services
2 31 (1.69%) Middleware
3 29 (1.58%) .NET
4 25 (1.36%) REST
5 20 (1.09%) SOAP
6 13 (0.71%) HTML
6 13 (0.71%) SAML
6 13 (0.71%) XML
7 12 (0.65%) 802.1X
7 12 (0.65%) Spring
8 11 (0.60%) Hibernate
9 10 (0.55%) J2EE
10 8 (0.44%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.38%) Dropwizard
11 7 (0.38%) JDBC
11 7 (0.38%) jQuery
11 7 (0.38%) JSON
11 7 (0.38%) Kafka
12 6 (0.33%) AngularJS
12 6 (0.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 321 (17.51%) Management Information System
2 182 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (6.44%) CESG
4 91 (4.96%) Data Centre
5 80 (4.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 65 (3.55%) Cryptography
7 62 (3.38%) Cyberthreat
8 54 (2.95%) PKI
9 50 (2.73%) Computer Science
10 39 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
10 39 (2.13%) FMCG
11 32 (1.75%) Mathematics
12 28 (1.53%) PMI
13 27 (1.47%) Driving Licence
14 26 (1.42%) CESG CLAS
15 25 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 23 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
17 21 (1.15%) Private Cloud
18 20 (1.09%) User Experience
19 18 (0.98%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 239 (13.04%) Windows
2 135 (7.36%) Linux
3 97 (5.29%) Unix
4 51 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.36%) Solaris
9 22 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.04%) Windows 8
11 18 (0.98%) AIX
12 15 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 15 (0.82%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.71%) zOS
14 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.55%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.27%) Android
18 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (17.18%) Risk Management
2 266 (14.51%) Project Management
3 260 (14.18%) Cybersecurity
4 205 (11.18%) Security Operations
5 203 (11.07%) Security Management
6 201 (10.97%) Security Architecture
7 192 (10.47%) ITIL
8 178 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 174 (9.49%) Data Protection
10 166 (9.06%) SIEM
11 158 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
12 148 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
13 145 (7.91%) Information Assurance
14 134 (7.31%) Risk Assessment
15 132 (7.20%) PRINCE2
16 129 (7.04%) TOGAF
16 129 (7.04%) Vulnerability Management
17 125 (6.82%) Information Security Management
18 118 (6.44%) Change Management
19 98 (5.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (4.53%) Java
2 66 (3.60%) SQL
3 60 (3.27%) Python
4 44 (2.40%) C
5 30 (1.64%) C++
6 29 (1.58%) C#
7 27 (1.47%) PowerShell
8 25 (1.36%) Perl
9 18 (0.98%) Ruby
10 17 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 16 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.55%) PHP
12 10 (0.55%) VB
13 7 (0.38%) Scala
14 5 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.22%) ABAP
16 3 (0.16%) Groovy
16 3 (0.16%) VBScript
17 2 (0.11%) Lua
17 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 644 (35.13%) CISSP
2 388 (21.17%) CISM
3 221 (12.06%) Security Cleared
4 205 (11.18%) Degree
5 204 (11.13%) CISA
6 162 (8.84%) SC Cleared
7 77 (4.20%) CESG Certified Professional
8 75 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (3.11%) CEH
9 57 (3.11%) CLAS
10 53 (2.89%) GIAC
11 47 (2.56%) SANS
12 46 (2.51%) CISMP
12 46 (2.51%) DV Cleared
13 44 (2.40%) IISP
14 41 (2.24%) CRISC
14 41 (2.24%) PMI Certification
15 36 (1.96%) CREST Certified
16 35 (1.91%) GCIA
16 35 (1.91%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 489 (26.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 306 (16.69%) PCI DSS
3 100 (5.46%) COBIT
4 71 (3.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 66 (3.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 43 (2.35%) RMADS
7 31 (1.69%) QA
7 31 (1.69%) SLA
8 27 (1.47%) ISO27005
8 27 (1.47%) JSP 440
9 26 (1.42%) ISO 9001
10 19 (1.04%) ISO27002
11 16 (0.87%) ISAE 3402
12 15 (0.82%) ISO22301
13 13 (0.71%) Data Quality
14 10 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (0.49%) COSO
16 8 (0.44%) GPG13
17 7 (0.38%) BS25999
18 5 (0.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 120 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 58 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.65%) vSphere
4 7 (0.38%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.33%) BitLocker
5 6 (0.33%) ClearTrust
5 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.27%) Xen
7 4 (0.22%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.22%) Docker
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.22%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.16%) Postfix
8 3 (0.16%) Snort
9 2 (0.11%) LXC
9 2 (0.11%) RACF
10 1 (0.055%) HDFS
10 1 (0.055%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (2.35%) QRadar
2 41 (2.24%) Nessus
3 28 (1.53%) Nmap
4 26 (1.42%) SCCM
5 21 (1.15%) Puppet
6 19 (1.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 18 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.87%) EnCase
9 10 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.49%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.49%) RSA Security Analytics
11 8 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.38%) WSUS
13 6 (0.33%) Ansible
13 6 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.33%) RSA Archer
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 4 (0.22%) Control-M
15 4 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 157 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 124 (6.76%) Cisco
3 101 (5.51%) Oracle
4 84 (4.58%) VMware
5 78 (4.26%) ArcSight
6 76 (4.15%) Splunk
7 51 (2.78%) IBM
8 45 (2.45%) Intel Security
9 42 (2.29%) Qualys
10 30 (1.64%) CheckPoint
11 26 (1.42%) F5
12 25 (1.36%) SAP
13 21 (1.15%) Red Hat
13 21 (1.15%) Remedy
14 20 (1.09%) Citrix
14 20 (1.09%) Symantec
15 18 (0.98%) Barracuda Networks
15 18 (0.98%) HP
16 17 (0.93%) Palo Alto
16 17 (0.93%) Tripwire
Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market rates [negotiable]
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
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City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £445 - £490 per day
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Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
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London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
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City, London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £530 - £540 per day
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Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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London
Robert Walters UK
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Epsom
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Swindon
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