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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / England
Rank 153 138 206
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +68
Contract jobs citing Information Security 699 852 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.69% 1.79% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.16% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 551 333
Median daily rate £450 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £50.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +133.33%

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
34237 39508 37993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.86% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22891 26199 24367
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 1079 1033
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +37.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +18 370 £450 -5.26% 99
South East -59 76 £470 +4.44% 26
East of England +5 67 £425 - 13
North West -20 57 £525 +26.81% 22
South West +7 42 £413 -2.94% 18
Yorkshire +12 38 £475 +4.97% 16
West Midlands +8 31 £401 -14.78% 15
East Midlands -8 9 £538 -2.27% 5
Midlands -4 3 £500 -13.04%
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 438 (29.22%) CISSP
2 353 (23.55%) Finance
3 347 (23.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 319 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
5 309 (20.61%) Management Information System
6 260 (17.34%) CISM
7 258 (17.21%) Risk Management
8 250 (16.68%) Firewall
9 212 (14.14%) Windows
9 212 (14.14%) PCI DSS
10 205 (13.68%) Security Cleared
11 188 (12.54%) Microsoft
12 185 (12.34%) SIEM
13 167 (11.14%) Security Management
14 166 (11.07%) Security Architecture
15 160 (10.67%) ITIL
16 155 (10.34%) Security Operations
17 154 (10.27%) CISA
18 150 (10.01%) SC Cleared
19 149 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 143 (9.54%) Project Management
20 143 (9.54%) Degree
21 141 (9.41%) Banking
21 141 (9.41%) Penetration Testing
22 137 (9.14%) Network Security
23 129 (8.61%) Incident Management
24 128 (8.54%) Data Protection
25 126 (8.41%) Unix
25 126 (8.41%) Linux
26 123 (8.21%) TCP/IP

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 26 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.07%) IIS
2 16 (1.07%) Skype for Business
3 13 (0.87%) Apache
4 12 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (0.67%) CMS
5 10 (0.67%) Confluence
5 10 (0.67%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.33%) JBoss
8 5 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.20%) Jetty
9 3 (0.20%) Mongrel
9 3 (0.20%) nginx
9 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.067%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 103 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.74%) MS Office
3 23 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.80%) MS Project
5 11 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.067%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.067%) Minerva
6 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.067%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.067%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.93%) Office 365
4 26 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.47%) SaaS
6 20 (1.33%) IaaS
6 20 (1.33%) PaaS
7 17 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.67%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (0.60%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 9 (0.60%) Route 53
11 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.20%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 250 (16.68%) Firewall
2 137 (9.14%) Network Security
3 123 (8.21%) TCP/IP
4 103 (6.87%) Intrusion Detection
5 90 (6.00%) Internet
6 84 (5.60%) LAN
7 79 (5.27%) WAN
8 74 (4.94%) VPN
9 62 (4.14%) DNS
10 61 (4.07%) Wireless
11 51 (3.40%) SSL
12 33 (2.20%) DHCP
13 32 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (1.93%) VoIP
15 24 (1.60%) LDAP
16 23 (1.53%) Ethernet
17 22 (1.47%) HTTP
18 20 (1.33%) MPLS
19 19 (1.27%) Skype
20 17 (1.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.80%) Big Data
3 12 (0.80%) Relational Database
4 11 (0.73%) GIS
5 9 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 9 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.60%) Redis
6 8 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.33%) MySQL
9 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.20%) QlikView
10 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.27%) JIRA
3 7 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.47%) Travis CI
4 5 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.33%) JUnit
5 3 (0.20%) IntelliJ
5 3 (0.20%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.20%) Mockito
5 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.20%) WebStorm
6 2 (0.13%) ANTLR
6 2 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.13%) Maven
6 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.067%) Ant
7 1 (0.067%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.067%) Visual Studio
General
1 353 (23.55%) Finance
2 141 (9.41%) Banking
3 115 (7.67%) Legal
4 83 (5.54%) Retail
5 48 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.20%) Military
9 15 (1.00%) Marketing
9 15 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (0.93%) Law
11 12 (0.80%) Advertising
12 11 (0.73%) Games
13 9 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.40%) Electronics
15 5 (0.33%) Back Office
15 5 (0.33%) French Language
15 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.27%) Billing
16 4 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 382 (25.48%) Analyst
2 281 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 218 (14.54%) Consultant
4 213 (14.21%) Architect
5 181 (12.07%) Security Manager
6 169 (11.27%) Security Consultant
7 133 (8.87%) Security Architect
8 96 (6.40%) Information Analyst
9 95 (6.34%) Information Security Manager
10 94 (6.27%) Information Security Analyst
11 85 (5.67%) Information Manager
12 76 (5.07%) Information Security Consultant
13 70 (4.67%) Project Manager
14 66 (4.40%) Security Engineer
15 60 (4.00%) Business Analyst
16 51 (3.40%) IT Analyst
16 51 (3.40%) Security Specialist
17 50 (3.34%) Security Officer
18 49 (3.27%) IT Security Analyst
19 48 (3.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.47%) Web Services
2 41 (2.74%) .NET
3 29 (1.93%) HTML
4 27 (1.80%) J2EE
4 27 (1.80%) Spring
5 24 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 23 (1.53%) Hibernate
7 22 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (1.33%) Apache Flex
8 20 (1.33%) Middleware
9 19 (1.27%) 802.1X
10 12 (0.80%) RESTful
11 10 (0.67%) SAML
12 9 (0.60%) XML
13 8 (0.53%) Regular Expression
14 7 (0.47%) REST
15 6 (0.40%) OAuth
16 5 (0.33%) Leaflet
16 5 (0.33%) WCF
17 4 (0.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 309 (20.61%) Management Information System
2 111 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (6.34%) Data Centre
4 84 (5.60%) Security Operations Centre
5 54 (3.60%) CESG
6 43 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 41 (2.74%) Cyber Defence
9 32 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
10 29 (1.93%) PKI
11 25 (1.67%) Cyber Attack
12 20 (1.33%) Driving Licence
12 20 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
13 19 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 16 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 16 (1.07%) Public Cloud
15 15 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (1.00%) Reference Data
16 14 (0.93%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 212 (14.14%) Windows
2 126 (8.41%) Linux
2 126 (8.41%) Unix
3 47 (3.14%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.20%) Mac OS X
6 18 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.53%) OpenVMS
10 8 (0.53%) Solaris
11 3 (0.20%) MVS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.067%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
2 258 (17.21%) Risk Management
3 185 (12.34%) SIEM
4 167 (11.14%) Security Management
5 166 (11.07%) Security Architecture
6 160 (10.67%) ITIL
7 155 (10.34%) Security Operations
8 149 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 143 (9.54%) Project Management
10 141 (9.41%) Penetration Testing
11 129 (8.61%) Incident Management
12 128 (8.54%) Data Protection
13 115 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
14 113 (7.54%) Information Security Management
15 105 (7.00%) Risk Assessment
16 94 (6.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 93 (6.20%) Vulnerability Management
18 78 (5.20%) Information Assurance
19 77 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
20 73 (4.87%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 67 (4.47%) SQL
2 53 (3.54%) Python
3 38 (2.54%) Java
4 29 (1.93%) C
5 27 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 24 (1.60%) Perl
7 22 (1.47%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.67%) Scala
9 9 (0.60%) Ruby
10 8 (0.53%) C#
10 8 (0.53%) C++
11 7 (0.47%) Go
11 7 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.33%) PHP
12 5 (0.33%) VB
13 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.20%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.20%) Groovy
15 2 (0.13%) VBScript
16 1 (0.067%) VBA
Qualifications
1 438 (29.22%) CISSP
2 260 (17.34%) CISM
3 205 (13.68%) Security Cleared
4 154 (10.27%) CISA
5 150 (10.01%) SC Cleared
6 143 (9.54%) Degree
7 74 (4.94%) SANS
8 57 (3.80%) GIAC
9 56 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (2.94%) SSCP
11 39 (2.60%) CEH
11 39 (2.60%) DV Cleared
12 38 (2.54%) CRISC
13 36 (2.40%) CESG Certified Professional
13 36 (2.40%) CISMP
14 33 (2.20%) CCNA
15 32 (2.13%) PCI QSA
16 27 (1.80%) CLAS
16 27 (1.80%) GCIH
17 24 (1.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (23.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 212 (14.14%) PCI DSS
3 51 (3.40%) GDPR
4 48 (3.20%) COBIT
5 45 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 38 (2.54%) QA
7 29 (1.93%) ISO27002
8 24 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 24 (1.60%) SLA
9 22 (1.47%) PMO
10 21 (1.40%) RMADS
11 19 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
12 16 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
13 13 (0.87%) GMP
13 13 (0.87%) GxP
14 12 (0.80%) GAMP
14 12 (0.80%) GCP
15 11 (0.73%) JSP 440
16 8 (0.53%) Data Quality
17 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 90 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.20%) Snort
4 16 (1.07%) vSphere
5 12 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.67%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.60%) RACF
8 7 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.33%) Docker
9 5 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.20%) Firmware
11 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.067%) ACF2
12 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.067%) NFS
12 1 (0.067%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (2.07%) QRadar
2 22 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
3 21 (1.40%) Nessus
4 18 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 18 (1.20%) Puppet
5 17 (1.13%) Nagios
6 13 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.80%) Ansible
7 12 (0.80%) Nexpose
8 11 (0.73%) CSIRT
8 11 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 10 (0.67%) RSA enVision
10 9 (0.60%) Kibana
10 9 (0.60%) logstash
11 8 (0.53%) SCCM
12 7 (0.47%) Nmap
13 6 (0.40%) EnCase
14 5 (0.33%) WSUS
15 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
15 4 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 188 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 120 (8.01%) Cisco
3 80 (5.34%) Splunk
4 70 (4.67%) VMware
5 64 (4.27%) Intel Security
6 57 (3.80%) Oracle
7 56 (3.74%) CheckPoint
8 51 (3.40%) LogRhythm
9 32 (2.13%) ArcSight
10 31 (2.07%) Juniper
11 30 (2.00%) Qualys
11 30 (2.00%) SAP
11 30 (2.00%) Sourcefire
12 29 (1.93%) F5
12 29 (1.93%) Symantec
13 27 (1.80%) IBM
14 26 (1.73%) Apple
15 25 (1.67%) CyberArk
16 20 (1.33%) Adobe
16 20 (1.33%) Intel
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