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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 168 200 196
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 681 521 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.43% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 326 257
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £582 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.78% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.74 £34.45 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £59.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-61.76% +187.97%
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
38728 36307 31355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.28% 75.63% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 23317 19199
Average daily rate £418 £400 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1099 985
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +45 267 £475 +4.97% 112
South East +24 172 £438 - 59
North West -39 59 £463 +7.55% 28
East of England +44 53 £430 +12.41% 18
South West +6 44 £401 -16.56% 18
West Midlands +8 39 £423 -11.05% 16
Yorkshire -24 14 £450 +43.42% 23
East Midlands -5 13 £425 +33.85% 5
North East -3 12 £120 -68.00% 3
Midlands - 3 £600 -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 341 (28.21%) CISSP
2 340 (28.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 285 (23.57%) Finance
4 277 (22.91%) Management Information System
5 240 (19.85%) Risk Management
6 216 (17.87%) Firewall
7 199 (16.46%) Microsoft
8 190 (15.72%) CISM
8 190 (15.72%) ITIL
9 183 (15.14%) Windows
10 175 (14.47%) Security Cleared
11 160 (13.23%) Security Management
12 144 (11.91%) PCI DSS
13 131 (10.84%) Data Protection
13 131 (10.84%) Project Management
14 130 (10.75%) Degree
15 125 (10.34%) SC Cleared
16 121 (10.01%) PRINCE2
17 111 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
18 105 (8.68%) Security Architecture
19 104 (8.60%) Cyber Security
20 100 (8.27%) CISA
21 97 (8.02%) Linux
22 95 (7.86%) Active Directory
22 95 (7.86%) Information Security Management
23 91 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
24 86 (7.11%) ISMS
25 85 (7.03%) Vulnerability Management
26 84 (6.95%) MS Excel
26 84 (6.95%) SIEM

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 50 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.89%) IIS
3 26 (2.15%) MS Exchange
4 22 (1.82%) CMS
5 21 (1.74%) Apache
6 9 (0.74%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.41%) Lync
10 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.33%) SAS
11 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.25%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 84 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 58 (4.80%) MS Office
3 27 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.24%) MS Project
6 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.58%) Summit
4 6 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.083%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.083%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.083%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.16%) SaaS
2 10 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.74%) PaaS
3 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.66%) Office 365
5 5 (0.41%) IaaS
6 3 (0.25%) Taleo
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.083%) Route 53
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.083%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.083%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.083%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.083%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 216 (17.87%) Firewall
2 83 (6.87%) Network Security
3 62 (5.13%) VPN
4 58 (4.80%) WAN
5 54 (4.47%) LAN
6 46 (3.80%) TCP/IP
7 40 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
8 33 (2.73%) DNS
9 29 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (2.32%) LDAP
10 28 (2.32%) Internet
11 27 (2.23%) SAN
11 27 (2.23%) Wireless
12 24 (1.99%) SSL
13 23 (1.90%) DHCP
14 16 (1.32%) VoIP
14 16 (1.32%) MPLS
15 12 (0.99%) OSPF
16 9 (0.74%) BGP
16 9 (0.74%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.99%) DB2
3 11 (0.91%) DB2 UDB
4 9 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (0.66%) MySQL
5 8 (0.66%) Big Data
6 7 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.41%) DataStage
8 5 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.33%) QlikView
10 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (0.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.17%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
1 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.25%) ERwin
2 3 (0.25%) MSI
3 2 (0.17%) Maven
3 2 (0.17%) JIRA
3 2 (0.17%) JUnit
3 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.17%) ANTLR
3 2 (0.17%) VisualVM
3 2 (0.17%) YourKit
4 1 (0.083%) Bower
4 1 (0.083%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.083%) FxCop
4 1 (0.083%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.083%) NDepend
4 1 (0.083%) Moq
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.083%) Grunt
General
1 285 (23.57%) Finance
2 76 (6.29%) Banking
3 70 (5.79%) Legal
4 61 (5.05%) Retail
5 47 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.65%) Investment Banking
8 31 (2.56%) Law
9 25 (2.07%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.08%) Publishing
11 12 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.83%) Local Government
13 9 (0.74%) Advertising
13 9 (0.74%) Military
14 7 (0.58%) Marketing
15 6 (0.50%) Games
16 4 (0.33%) Billing
17 2 (0.17%) Electronics
17 2 (0.17%) Automotive
17 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 287 (23.74%) Analyst
2 216 (17.87%) Consultant
3 195 (16.13%) Security Analyst
4 176 (14.56%) Architect
5 159 (13.15%) Security Consultant
6 113 (9.35%) Security Manager
7 103 (8.52%) Project Manager
8 97 (8.02%) Information Analyst
9 94 (7.78%) Information Security Analyst
10 85 (7.03%) Security Architect
11 76 (6.29%) Information Manager
12 71 (5.87%) Information Security Manager
13 58 (4.80%) Information Security Consultant
14 52 (4.30%) Business Analyst
15 47 (3.89%) Security Engineer
16 46 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (3.14%) Security Officer
18 36 (2.98%) IT Security Analyst
19 32 (2.65%) Security Specialist
20 29 (2.40%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.72%) .NET
2 29 (2.40%) Web Services
3 16 (1.32%) Middleware
3 16 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 15 (1.24%) HTML
5 14 (1.16%) XML
6 13 (1.08%) SAML
7 12 (0.99%) SOAP
8 11 (0.91%) JSP
9 9 (0.74%) OpenID
9 9 (0.74%) OAuth
10 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.50%) XACML
11 5 (0.41%) LAMP
12 4 (0.33%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.25%) SailPoint
13 3 (0.25%) Apache Thrift
13 3 (0.25%) XSLT
13 3 (0.25%) Flash
13 3 (0.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 277 (22.91%) Management Information System
2 91 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (6.29%) Data Centre
4 55 (4.55%) PKI
5 44 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
6 39 (3.23%) CESG
7 32 (2.65%) RMADS
8 28 (2.32%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.74%) GIS
10 20 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.57%) CESG CLAS
11 19 (1.57%) Mainframe
12 18 (1.49%) Cryptography
12 18 (1.49%) Human Factors
13 15 (1.24%) PMI
14 14 (1.16%) NHS
14 14 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (0.99%) Statistics
16 11 (0.91%) Replication
17 10 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 183 (15.14%) Windows
2 97 (8.02%) Linux
3 68 (5.62%) UNIX
4 20 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.08%) Solaris
7 10 (0.83%) Windows XP
7 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.74%) AIX
9 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.41%) Android
10 4 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 2 (0.17%) HPUX
13 1 (0.083%) VMS
13 1 (0.083%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (19.85%) Risk Management
2 190 (15.72%) ITIL
3 160 (13.23%) Security Management
4 131 (10.84%) Project Management
4 131 (10.84%) Data Protection
5 121 (10.01%) PRINCE2
6 111 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 105 (8.68%) Security Architecture
8 104 (8.60%) Cyber Security
9 95 (7.86%) Information Security Management
10 86 (7.11%) ISMS
11 85 (7.03%) Vulnerability Management
12 84 (6.95%) SIEM
13 79 (6.53%) Penetration Testing
13 79 (6.53%) Change Management
14 76 (6.29%) Incident Management
15 70 (5.79%) Risk Assessment
16 69 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
17 66 (5.46%) TOGAF
18 61 (5.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (5.54%) SQL
2 28 (2.32%) VB
3 24 (1.99%) PowerShell
4 21 (1.74%) C#
5 16 (1.32%) C
6 14 (1.16%) Python
7 12 (0.99%) Perl
7 12 (0.99%) Java
8 10 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.83%) VBA
9 6 (0.50%) VBScript
10 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.33%) PHP
12 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.17%) C++
14 1 (0.083%) XQuery
14 1 (0.083%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.083%) REXX
14 1 (0.083%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 341 (28.21%) CISSP
2 190 (15.72%) CISM
3 175 (14.47%) Security Cleared
4 130 (10.75%) Degree
5 125 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 100 (8.27%) CISA
7 47 (3.89%) GIAC
8 46 (3.80%) PMI Certification
9 45 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (3.23%) DV Cleared
11 37 (3.06%) PMP
12 33 (2.73%) CEH
13 32 (2.65%) ISEB
14 30 (2.48%) CCNA
15 28 (2.32%) CISMP
16 27 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (2.15%) CRISC
18 24 (1.99%) CCNP
19 20 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 17 (1.41%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (28.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (11.91%) PCI DSS
3 54 (4.47%) COBIT
4 32 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (2.48%) SLA
6 22 (1.82%) ISO 9000
7 18 (1.49%) QA
8 17 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 12 (0.99%) ISO 9001
10 11 (0.91%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.83%) ISO 14001
12 6 (0.50%) BS7799
12 6 (0.50%) GPG13
13 5 (0.41%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.41%) COSO
14 3 (0.25%) BS25999
15 2 (0.17%) EMIR
15 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.17%) GCP
15 2 (0.17%) GMP
System Software
1 95 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.08%) vSphere
5 10 (0.83%) UAG
6 7 (0.58%) XenApp
6 7 (0.58%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.50%) Squid
8 5 (0.41%) Snort
8 5 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.33%) NFS
9 4 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.25%) Firmware
11 2 (0.17%) Samba
12 1 (0.083%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.083%) RACF
12 1 (0.083%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 15 (1.24%) SCCM
2 12 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (0.83%) Tivoli
3 10 (0.83%) Nessus
4 9 (0.74%) OpenView
4 9 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.58%) DatAdvantage
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (0.50%) WSUS
6 6 (0.50%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
7 5 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.33%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.33%) Puppet
9 3 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 199 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.62%) Cisco
3 67 (5.54%) VMware
4 58 (4.80%) Oracle
5 55 (4.55%) Citrix
6 39 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 38 (3.14%) McAfee
8 36 (2.98%) HP
9 33 (2.73%) Symantec
9 33 (2.73%) ArcSight
10 31 (2.56%) SAP
11 29 (2.40%) Websense
12 27 (2.23%) IBM
13 23 (1.90%) Cyber-Ark
14 21 (1.74%) Juniper
15 19 (1.57%) Qualys
16 17 (1.41%) Blue Coat
17 16 (1.32%) Dell
17 16 (1.32%) Splunk
18 14 (1.16%) F5
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