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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 188 205 227
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 585 444 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.18% 0.95% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 1.28% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 276 234
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£475 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £270 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.63 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -35.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £17.67 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.11 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +38 289 £475 -5.00% 69
South East +28 138 £475 +14.45% 34
East of England +23 43 £400 +33.33% 7
North West -16 42 £438 +9.37% 19
South West -26 29 £411 +19.63% 14
West Midlands -6 14 £405 +1.25% 6
Yorkshire -12 14 £415 -10.27% 25
East Midlands +6 12 £513 +150.00% 11
North East -25 5 £450 - 4
Midlands - - - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 461 (34.10%) CISSP
2 326 (24.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 321 (23.74%) Finance
4 300 (22.19%) Risk Management
5 267 (19.75%) Management Information System
6 241 (17.83%) CISM
7 209 (15.46%) Firewall
8 208 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 182 (13.46%) ITIL
10 181 (13.39%) Windows
11 175 (12.94%) Security Management
12 167 (12.35%) SC Cleared
13 162 (11.98%) Banking
14 148 (10.95%) Degree
15 143 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 142 (10.50%) Security Architecture
17 141 (10.43%) PCI DSS
18 139 (10.28%) CISA
19 131 (9.69%) Data Protection
20 130 (9.62%) Microsoft
21 129 (9.54%) Penetration Testing
22 123 (9.10%) Cyber Security
23 122 (9.02%) Network Security
24 119 (8.80%) Project Management
25 117 (8.65%) Information Security Management
26 116 (8.58%) PRINCE2
26 116 (8.58%) Information Assurance
27 105 (7.77%) Risk Assessment
28 103 (7.62%) UNIX
29 96 (7.10%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 54 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.96%) IIS
3 16 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.67%) CMS
5 8 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.52%) Apache
7 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.37%) SAS
9 4 (0.30%) Drupal
10 3 (0.22%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.22%) Documentum
10 3 (0.22%) Magnolia
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.22%) Lync
11 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.074%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 43 (3.18%) MS Office
3 25 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.96%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (0.96%) assyst
2 11 (0.81%) Summit
3 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.074%) Global One
6 1 (0.074%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.074%) Minerva
6 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.074%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.74%) SaaS
3 8 (0.59%) IaaS
4 7 (0.52%) PaaS
5 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.074%) Taleo
6 1 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.074%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 209 (15.46%) Firewall
2 122 (9.02%) Network Security
3 62 (4.59%) TCP/IP
4 58 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 49 (3.62%) Internet
6 31 (2.29%) VPN
6 31 (2.29%) LDAP
7 26 (1.92%) DNS
8 25 (1.85%) WAN
9 23 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (1.63%) LAN
10 22 (1.63%) SAN
11 20 (1.48%) Intranet
12 17 (1.26%) DHCP
13 15 (1.11%) Wireless
14 12 (0.89%) SSL
14 12 (0.89%) MPLS
15 8 (0.59%) VoIP
16 6 (0.44%) IP Telephony
17 5 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 18 (1.33%) MySQL
4 11 (0.81%) RDBMS
5 9 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 7 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.37%) DataStage
8 5 (0.37%) DB2
9 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.30%) Big Data
9 4 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.22%) Aerospike
10 3 (0.22%) Jackrabbit
10 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (0.37%) JIRA
2 4 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.22%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.22%) Hudson
3 3 (0.22%) RequisitePro
3 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.22%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.074%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.074%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.074%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.074%) FxCop
4 1 (0.074%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.074%) NDepend
4 1 (0.074%) Moq
4 1 (0.074%) NUnit
4 1 (0.074%) Subversion
4 1 (0.074%) AppScan
4 1 (0.074%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.074%) Selenium
General
1 321 (23.74%) Finance
2 162 (11.98%) Banking
3 79 (5.84%) Legal
4 71 (5.25%) Telecoms
5 64 (4.73%) Retail
6 56 (4.14%) Investment Banking
7 33 (2.44%) Law
8 26 (1.92%) Financial Institution
9 24 (1.78%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (1.11%) Publishing
12 12 (0.89%) Advertising
13 8 (0.59%) Games
13 8 (0.59%) German Language
14 7 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.44%) Local Government
16 4 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
17 3 (0.22%) Marketing
18 2 (0.15%) Dutch Language
18 2 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 285 (21.08%) Consultant
2 263 (19.45%) Analyst
3 239 (17.68%) Security Consultant
4 193 (14.28%) Security Analyst
5 166 (12.28%) Architect
6 152 (11.24%) Security Manager
7 149 (11.02%) Project Manager
8 116 (8.58%) Information Analyst
9 114 (8.43%) Information Security Analyst
10 102 (7.54%) Security Architect
11 96 (7.10%) Information Manager
12 95 (7.03%) Information Security Consultant
13 87 (6.43%) Information Security Manager
14 66 (4.88%) Security Specialist
15 54 (3.99%) Security Project Manager
16 46 (3.40%) Security Engineer
17 45 (3.33%) Business Analyst
18 42 (3.11%) Information Specialist
19 34 (2.51%) Information Security Specialist
20 30 (2.22%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.07%) Web Services
2 24 (1.78%) .NET
3 23 (1.70%) SAML
4 20 (1.48%) OAuth
4 20 (1.48%) OpenID
5 19 (1.41%) Middleware
6 18 (1.33%) JSP
7 9 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.67%) SailPoint
8 8 (0.59%) HTML
8 8 (0.59%) XML
9 7 (0.52%) CSS
9 7 (0.52%) jQuery
10 6 (0.44%) JSON
10 6 (0.44%) SOAP
11 5 (0.37%) LAMP
12 4 (0.30%) WAP
12 4 (0.30%) Regular Expression
12 4 (0.30%) HTML5
12 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 267 (19.75%) Management Information System
2 96 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.77%) CESG
4 59 (4.36%) Computer Science
5 54 (3.99%) Data Protection Act
6 46 (3.40%) RMADS
7 42 (3.11%) CESG CLAS
8 36 (2.66%) PKI
9 35 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.48%) FMCG
10 20 (1.48%) Cryptography
11 18 (1.33%) PMI
12 17 (1.26%) SCADA
13 16 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
13 16 (1.18%) Smart Meter
14 15 (1.11%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
16 11 (0.81%) E-Learning
16 11 (0.81%) Reference Data
17 10 (0.74%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 181 (13.39%) Windows
2 103 (7.62%) UNIX
3 94 (6.95%) Linux
4 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.74%) Android
8 9 (0.67%) Solaris
9 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.30%) AIX
12 3 (0.22%) HPUX
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.22%) CentOS
13 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (22.19%) Risk Management
2 182 (13.46%) ITIL
3 175 (12.94%) Security Management
4 143 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 142 (10.50%) Security Architecture
6 131 (9.69%) Data Protection
7 129 (9.54%) Penetration Testing
8 123 (9.10%) Cyber Security
9 119 (8.80%) Project Management
10 117 (8.65%) Information Security Management
11 116 (8.58%) PRINCE2
11 116 (8.58%) Information Assurance
12 105 (7.77%) Risk Assessment
13 91 (6.73%) Vulnerability Management
14 77 (5.70%) ISMS
15 75 (5.55%) Incident Management
15 75 (5.55%) TOGAF
16 73 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
17 62 (4.59%) Enterprise Architecture
18 61 (4.51%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 37 (2.74%) SQL
2 20 (1.48%) C
3 19 (1.41%) Java
4 16 (1.18%) C#
5 14 (1.04%) Perl
6 10 (0.74%) Python
6 10 (0.74%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.59%) C++
8 6 (0.44%) Ruby
8 6 (0.44%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.37%) PHP
10 4 (0.30%) VBA
10 4 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.22%) Jython
11 3 (0.22%) LINC
11 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.15%) VB
13 1 (0.074%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.074%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 461 (34.10%) CISSP
2 241 (17.83%) CISM
3 208 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 167 (12.35%) SC Cleared
5 148 (10.95%) Degree
6 139 (10.28%) CISA
7 67 (4.96%) GIAC
8 51 (3.77%) CEH
8 51 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 50 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (3.48%) CRISC
11 46 (3.40%) CCNA
12 43 (3.18%) PMP
12 43 (3.18%) PMI Certification
13 29 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (1.92%) MCSE
15 21 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (1.26%) JNCIA
16 17 (1.26%) CCSA
17 16 (1.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (24.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 141 (10.43%) PCI DSS
3 64 (4.73%) COBIT
4 39 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (2.07%) QA
6 27 (2.00%) JSP 440
7 18 (1.33%) ISO 9001
8 14 (1.04%) ISO 14001
9 12 (0.89%) BS7799
10 10 (0.74%) SLA
10 10 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (0.37%) GPG13
12 3 (0.22%) GCP
12 3 (0.22%) GMP
12 3 (0.22%) GxP
13 2 (0.15%) GAMP
13 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
13 2 (0.15%) BS25999
14 1 (0.074%) COSO
System Software
1 74 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.74%) Snort
4 6 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (0.37%) Squid
6 4 (0.30%) Nmap
7 3 (0.22%) Firmware
7 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) UAG
8 2 (0.15%) vSphere
9 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.074%) Samba
9 1 (0.074%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (1.55%) Nessus
2 18 (1.33%) Puppet
3 17 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.18%) SCCM
5 15 (1.11%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 8 (0.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 7 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.44%) Nagios
9 6 (0.44%) SCOM
10 5 (0.37%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (0.22%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.22%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.22%) ZENworks
12 2 (0.15%) Control-M
12 2 (0.15%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.15%) Ansible
12 2 (0.15%) Salt
12 2 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 130 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.07%) Cisco
3 66 (4.88%) Oracle
4 51 (3.77%) VMware
5 49 (3.62%) CheckPoint
6 41 (3.03%) HP
7 38 (2.81%) McAfee
8 36 (2.66%) Juniper
8 36 (2.66%) ArcSight
9 30 (2.22%) Qualys
10 26 (1.92%) SAP
10 26 (1.92%) Symantec
11 25 (1.85%) IBM
12 24 (1.78%) F5
13 20 (1.48%) Cyber-Ark
13 20 (1.48%) Blue Coat
14 18 (1.33%) Websense
14 18 (1.33%) Splunk
14 18 (1.33%) BMC
14 18 (1.33%) Citrix
City, London
BELL MICROSYSTEMS LTD
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North East
Gem Partnership
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockton On Tees
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Via Resource
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
North Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £42000.00 - £49000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago