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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 157 159 227
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +68
Contract jobs citing Information Security 784 710 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.48% 1.41% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.84% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 475 272
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £347 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 9
Average hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -61.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £15.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £30.75 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £17.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+173.34% -66.66%
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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -17 357 £500 +5.26% 112
South East +73 192 £475 +1.06% 57
North West -51 66 £470 -1.05% 27
East of England +14 40 £500 +17.64% 19
South West -31 36 £425 -2.85% 22
West Midlands +4 29 £500 -4.76% 17
East Midlands -6 18 £425 +6.25% 9
Yorkshire -29 17 £473 +35.00% 19
North East -12 15 £625 +31.57% 3
Midlands +6 5 £444 -1.38% 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 389 (26.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 377 (25.84%) CISSP
3 371 (25.43%) Finance
4 293 (20.08%) Management Information System
5 270 (18.51%) Firewall
6 248 (17.00%) Risk Management
7 229 (15.70%) CISM
8 227 (15.56%) ITIL
9 202 (13.85%) Security Management
10 199 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 197 (13.50%) Windows
12 171 (11.72%) PCI DSS
13 163 (11.17%) Degree
14 161 (11.03%) Project Management
15 153 (10.49%) Cyber Security
16 150 (10.28%) Security Architecture
17 146 (10.01%) Data Protection
18 142 (9.73%) Information Security Management
19 137 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 137 (9.39%) Linux
20 133 (9.12%) Security Cleared
21 132 (9.05%) Banking
22 131 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
23 126 (8.64%) SIEM
24 116 (7.95%) CISA
25 114 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
25 114 (7.81%) Vulnerability Management
26 112 (7.68%) PRINCE2
27 101 (6.92%) SQL
28 97 (6.65%) Active Directory

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 54 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.81%) IIS
3 40 (2.74%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.92%) CMS
5 18 (1.23%) Apache
6 14 (0.96%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.96%) Lync
7 13 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.75%) JBoss
9 10 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.62%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.41%) SAS
13 6 (0.41%) CICS
14 5 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.27%) WordPress
15 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 90 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.52%) MS Office
3 34 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.37%) MS Project
6 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.34%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.14%) Summit
7 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.14%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.14%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.14%) MoSes
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.069%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.069%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.44%) SaaS
2 20 (1.37%) PaaS
3 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.69%) Office 365
5 6 (0.41%) IaaS
6 3 (0.21%) Taleo
7 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.069%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.069%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.069%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 270 (18.51%) Firewall
2 95 (6.51%) Network Security
3 68 (4.66%) VPN
4 63 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 60 (4.11%) LAN
6 59 (4.04%) WAN
7 51 (3.50%) TCP/IP
8 45 (3.08%) DNS
9 43 (2.95%) Wireless
10 38 (2.60%) Internet
11 36 (2.47%) SSL
12 35 (2.40%) LDAP
13 31 (2.12%) SAN
14 29 (1.99%) DHCP
15 27 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (1.51%) VoIP
17 21 (1.44%) HTTP
18 19 (1.30%) MPLS
18 19 (1.30%) OSPF
18 19 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.71%) DB2
3 23 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.89%) DB2 UDB
6 13 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 12 (0.82%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.75%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.55%) Big Data
12 6 (0.41%) MySQL
12 6 (0.41%) QlikView
12 6 (0.41%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Power View
13 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.75%) JUnit
2 11 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 11 (0.75%) Maven
3 9 (0.62%) ANTLR
4 8 (0.55%) VisualVM
4 8 (0.55%) YourKit
5 4 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.27%) JIRA
5 4 (0.27%) ERwin
6 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.14%) MSI
7 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.14%) Toad
7 2 (0.14%) Subversion
8 1 (0.069%) AppScan
8 1 (0.069%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.069%) ReSharper
General
1 371 (25.43%) Finance
2 132 (9.05%) Banking
3 72 (4.93%) Legal
4 70 (4.80%) Retail
5 47 (3.22%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.40%) Law
8 33 (2.26%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.23%) Publishing
12 14 (0.96%) Advertising
13 11 (0.75%) Military
14 10 (0.69%) Marketing
15 9 (0.62%) Local Government
16 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.34%) Billing
17 5 (0.34%) Games
18 4 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
18 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 321 (22.00%) Analyst
2 252 (17.27%) Consultant
3 228 (15.63%) Architect
4 223 (15.28%) Security Analyst
5 192 (13.16%) Security Consultant
6 155 (10.62%) Security Manager
7 124 (8.50%) Project Manager
8 121 (8.29%) Information Analyst
9 119 (8.16%) Security Architect
10 117 (8.02%) Information Security Analyst
11 91 (6.24%) Information Security Consultant
12 81 (5.55%) Information Manager
13 77 (5.28%) Information Security Manager
14 63 (4.32%) Business Analyst
15 60 (4.11%) Security Engineer
16 56 (3.84%) Security Specialist
17 42 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
18 39 (2.67%) Security Project Manager
19 32 (2.19%) Security Officer
19 32 (2.19%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.77%) .NET
2 39 (2.67%) Web Services
3 37 (2.54%) Middleware
4 36 (2.47%) REST
5 33 (2.26%) XML
6 31 (2.12%) HTML
7 26 (1.78%) SOAP
8 19 (1.30%) Spring
9 15 (1.03%) JSON
10 13 (0.89%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.82%) CSS
11 12 (0.82%) JSP
12 11 (0.75%) JMS
12 11 (0.75%) 802.1X
13 10 (0.69%) Apache Thrift
13 10 (0.69%) XACML
13 10 (0.69%) SAML
14 9 (0.62%) HTML5
14 9 (0.62%) Drools
14 9 (0.62%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 293 (20.08%) Management Information System
2 131 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 73 (5.00%) PKI
5 50 (3.43%) Data Protection Act
6 47 (3.22%) CESG
7 46 (3.15%) Computer Science
8 34 (2.33%) RMADS
9 31 (2.12%) Mainframe
10 25 (1.71%) GIS
11 18 (1.23%) PMI
12 17 (1.17%) Cryptography
13 16 (1.10%) NHS
14 14 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.89%) Blackberry
16 12 (0.82%) FMCG
17 11 (0.75%) Data Integration
17 11 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 11 (0.75%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 197 (13.50%) Windows
2 137 (9.39%) Linux
3 84 (5.76%) UNIX
4 30 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.58%) Windows 7
6 20 (1.37%) Solaris
7 14 (0.96%) AIX
8 13 (0.89%) Android
8 13 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.69%) zOS
12 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.069%) Debian
15 1 (0.069%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.069%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (17.00%) Risk Management
2 227 (15.56%) ITIL
3 202 (13.85%) Security Management
4 161 (11.03%) Project Management
5 153 (10.49%) Cyber Security
6 150 (10.28%) Security Architecture
7 146 (10.01%) Data Protection
8 142 (9.73%) Information Security Management
9 137 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 126 (8.64%) SIEM
11 114 (7.81%) Vulnerability Management
11 114 (7.81%) Penetration Testing
12 112 (7.68%) PRINCE2
13 95 (6.51%) Change Management
14 90 (6.17%) ISMS
15 87 (5.96%) TOGAF
16 84 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
17 77 (5.28%) Enterprise Architecture
18 75 (5.14%) Risk Assessment
19 69 (4.73%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (6.92%) SQL
2 52 (3.56%) Java
3 42 (2.88%) C
4 38 (2.60%) PowerShell
5 33 (2.26%) VB
6 21 (1.44%) C#
7 20 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.37%) Python
8 19 (1.30%) Perl
9 10 (0.69%) VBA
10 9 (0.62%) C++
10 9 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.55%) T-SQL
11 8 (0.55%) PHP
12 6 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.27%) VBScript
14 3 (0.21%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.21%) Ruby
15 2 (0.14%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.14%) REXX
Qualifications
1 377 (25.84%) CISSP
2 229 (15.70%) CISM
3 163 (11.17%) Degree
4 133 (9.12%) Security Cleared
5 116 (7.95%) CISA
6 88 (6.03%) SC Cleared
7 61 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (2.67%) CCNA
9 36 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (2.40%) CRISC
11 33 (2.26%) PMI Certification
12 29 (1.99%) GIAC
12 29 (1.99%) ISEB
13 26 (1.78%) DV Cleared
14 25 (1.71%) CEH
14 25 (1.71%) CCNP
15 22 (1.51%) PMP
15 22 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.17%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 389 (26.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 171 (11.72%) PCI DSS
3 72 (4.93%) COBIT
4 43 (2.95%) SLA
5 32 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (1.10%) ISO 9000
7 15 (1.03%) QA
8 13 (0.89%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.75%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.75%) COSO
10 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 4 (0.27%) BS7799
12 3 (0.21%) GCP
12 3 (0.21%) GMP
12 3 (0.21%) GLP
12 3 (0.21%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.14%) BS25999
13 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.14%) EMIR
System Software
1 97 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 66 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.89%) vSphere
5 10 (0.69%) UAG
6 8 (0.55%) RACF
6 8 (0.55%) Snort
7 7 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
7 7 (0.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (0.41%) NFS
8 6 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.41%) XenApp
9 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.27%) Firmware
9 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.21%) Samba
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.14%) ClearTrust
11 2 (0.14%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.14%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 26 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (0.75%) Nessus
3 10 (0.69%) SCCM
3 10 (0.69%) CA Single Sign-On
4 8 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.48%) OpenView
5 7 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.41%) zSecure
7 5 (0.34%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.27%) Puppet
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.21%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (0.21%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 199 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 92 (6.31%) Oracle
3 90 (6.17%) Cisco
4 89 (6.10%) VMware
5 66 (4.52%) McAfee
6 58 (3.98%) Symantec
7 50 (3.43%) ArcSight
8 44 (3.02%) Citrix
9 41 (2.81%) CheckPoint
10 37 (2.54%) IBM
11 36 (2.47%) SAP
12 35 (2.40%) HP
13 27 (1.85%) F5
14 26 (1.78%) Websense
15 23 (1.58%) Tripwire
15 23 (1.58%) Qualys
16 20 (1.37%) Dell
16 20 (1.37%) Juniper
17 17 (1.17%) Cyber-Ark
18 16 (1.10%) CA
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