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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 148 133 192
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +59
Contract jobs citing Information Security 793 897 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.73% 1.77% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.17% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 612 421
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 17
Median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% -45.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.52 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £47.75 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -38.00%
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
37885 41254 40531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.84% 81.42% 77.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25383 27169 26769
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 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1228 1147
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -17 346 £500 +1.01% 109
South East -18 138 £450 -5.26% 20
South West +33 69 £400 -10.11% 19
North West -17 69 £475 - 41
East of England +9 54 £456 -8.29% 17
West Midlands +19 51 £400 -15.78% 11
Yorkshire -9 32 £645 +57.31% 16
North East -23 15 £400 -13.51% 2
East Midlands -18 11 £450 -10.00% 8
Midlands 0 2 £475 -9.52%
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 602 (33.88%) CISSP
2 471 (26.51%) Finance
3 443 (24.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 371 (20.88%) CISM
5 370 (20.82%) Cybersecurity
6 334 (18.80%) Management Information System
7 313 (17.61%) Risk Management
8 261 (14.69%) Firewall
9 251 (14.12%) PCI DSS
10 232 (13.06%) Security Cleared
11 214 (12.04%) SIEM
12 206 (11.59%) Windows
13 204 (11.48%) Project Management
14 203 (11.42%) ITIL
15 200 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 197 (11.09%) CISA
17 189 (10.64%) Security Management
18 188 (10.58%) Security Architecture
19 177 (9.96%) SC Cleared
19 177 (9.96%) Microsoft
20 170 (9.57%) Security Operations
21 147 (8.27%) Network Security
22 145 (8.16%) Degree
22 145 (8.16%) Cisco
23 143 (8.05%) Incident Management
24 141 (7.93%) Penetration Testing
25 140 (7.88%) Information Security Management
26 138 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
27 137 (7.71%) Data Protection
28 132 (7.43%) Linux

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 35 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.29%) Apache
3 22 (1.24%) IIS
4 13 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.62%) Confluence
7 10 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.34%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.28%) JBoss
10 5 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.11%) nginx
13 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 97 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.76%) MS Office
3 42 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.73%) MS Project
6 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
5 6 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.23%) Eikon
7 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.23%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.056%) assyst
10 1 (0.056%) Bankmaster
10 1 (0.056%) Minerva
10 1 (0.056%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 1 (0.056%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.056%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.19%) SaaS
4 28 (1.58%) IaaS
5 23 (1.29%) Office 365
6 18 (1.01%) PaaS
7 17 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.56%) IBM Blueworks
9 8 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 7 (0.39%) Route 53
11 6 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.23%) GitHub
13 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 261 (14.69%) Firewall
2 147 (8.27%) Network Security
3 87 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 82 (4.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 75 (4.22%) WAN
6 70 (3.94%) Internet
7 69 (3.88%) LAN
8 66 (3.71%) VPN
9 48 (2.70%) DNS
10 46 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (2.19%) Wireless
12 37 (2.08%) LDAP
13 36 (2.03%) SSL
14 30 (1.69%) DHCP
15 29 (1.63%) MPLS
16 23 (1.29%) VoIP
17 21 (1.18%) HTTP
18 18 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
19 17 (0.96%) OSPF
19 17 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.42%) Big Data
2 39 (2.19%) SQL Server
3 27 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 15 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 15 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.56%) GIS
8 9 (0.51%) MySQL
8 9 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.34%) Redis
10 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.17%) MS Access
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (1.63%) JIRA
2 24 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.34%) IntelliJ
5 6 (0.34%) JUnit
5 6 (0.34%) Mercurial
5 6 (0.34%) Metasploit
5 6 (0.34%) Mockito
5 6 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.34%) Travis CI
5 6 (0.34%) WebStorm
6 3 (0.17%) AppScan
7 2 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.056%) Ant
8 1 (0.056%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.056%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.056%) JBuilder
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio
General
1 471 (26.51%) Finance
2 124 (6.98%) Legal
3 122 (6.87%) Banking
4 93 (5.23%) Retail
5 66 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.41%) Law
9 16 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.68%) Military
11 11 (0.62%) Advertising
11 11 (0.62%) Marketing
12 9 (0.51%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.45%) Automotive
13 8 (0.45%) Electronics
13 8 (0.45%) Games
14 6 (0.34%) French Language
15 5 (0.28%) German Language
15 5 (0.28%) Local Government
15 5 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 367 (20.65%) Analyst
2 311 (17.50%) Consultant
3 286 (16.09%) Security Analyst
4 272 (15.31%) Architect
5 248 (13.96%) Security Consultant
6 224 (12.61%) Security Manager
7 196 (11.03%) Security Architect
8 137 (7.71%) Information Security Manager
9 132 (7.43%) Information Security Consultant
10 126 (7.09%) Information Manager
11 108 (6.08%) Project Manager
12 107 (6.02%) Information Analyst
13 103 (5.80%) Information Security Analyst
14 68 (3.83%) Business Analyst
15 65 (3.66%) Security Project Manager
16 61 (3.43%) Security Officer
17 57 (3.21%) Security Engineer
18 55 (3.10%) Information Security Architect
19 52 (2.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
20 48 (2.70%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.11%) Web Services
2 50 (2.81%) .NET
3 28 (1.58%) HTML
4 27 (1.52%) J2EE
5 24 (1.35%) SAML
6 22 (1.24%) REST
6 22 (1.24%) Spring
7 20 (1.13%) Hibernate
8 19 (1.07%) 802.1X
8 19 (1.07%) ASP.NET
8 19 (1.07%) Middleware
9 16 (0.90%) RESTful
9 16 (0.90%) XML
10 15 (0.84%) OpenID
11 14 (0.79%) ELK Stack
11 14 (0.79%) OAuth
12 13 (0.73%) Apache Flex
13 11 (0.62%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.51%) WCF
15 8 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 334 (18.80%) Management Information System
2 138 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 85 (4.78%) Security Operations Centre
5 69 (3.88%) CESG
6 47 (2.64%) PKI
7 46 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.25%) Cryptography
9 39 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
10 37 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
10 37 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 28 (1.58%) Fixed Income
12 23 (1.29%) Driving Licence
13 19 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
14 18 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
15 17 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
15 17 (0.96%) Equities
15 17 (0.96%) NHS
16 15 (0.84%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 206 (11.59%) Windows
2 132 (7.43%) Linux
3 110 (6.19%) Unix
4 39 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.45%) Solaris
11 7 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.17%) NetWare
15 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.11%) AIX
16 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (20.82%) Cybersecurity
2 313 (17.61%) Risk Management
3 214 (12.04%) SIEM
4 204 (11.48%) Project Management
5 203 (11.42%) ITIL
6 200 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 189 (10.64%) Security Management
8 188 (10.58%) Security Architecture
9 170 (9.57%) Security Operations
10 143 (8.05%) Incident Management
11 141 (7.93%) Penetration Testing
12 140 (7.88%) Information Security Management
13 137 (7.71%) Data Protection
14 131 (7.37%) Vulnerability Management
15 116 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
16 106 (5.97%) Risk Assessment
17 99 (5.57%) PRINCE2
18 98 (5.51%) ISMS
19 88 (4.95%) Identity Access Management
20 87 (4.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 76 (4.28%) SQL
2 65 (3.66%) Java
3 64 (3.60%) Python
4 35 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 27 (1.52%) Perl
6 26 (1.46%) C#
7 23 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 20 (1.13%) C
9 16 (0.90%) VB
10 13 (0.73%) Ruby
11 11 (0.62%) Scala
12 10 (0.56%) C++
13 9 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.34%) Go
14 6 (0.34%) Groovy
15 4 (0.23%) PHP
15 4 (0.23%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.17%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 602 (33.88%) CISSP
2 371 (20.88%) CISM
3 232 (13.06%) Security Cleared
4 197 (11.09%) CISA
5 177 (9.96%) SC Cleared
6 145 (8.16%) Degree
7 72 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (3.83%) GIAC
9 64 (3.60%) CRISC
10 59 (3.32%) CEH
11 56 (3.15%) SANS
12 43 (2.42%) CESG Certified Professional
13 41 (2.31%) CCNP
14 38 (2.14%) DV Cleared
15 35 (1.97%) GCIH
15 35 (1.97%) ISEB
16 33 (1.86%) CCNA
17 31 (1.74%) CISMP
18 28 (1.58%) CLAS
19 27 (1.52%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (24.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 251 (14.12%) PCI DSS
3 82 (4.61%) COBIT
4 41 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (2.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 36 (2.03%) QA
7 27 (1.52%) ISO27002
8 21 (1.18%) SLA
9 18 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
10 17 (0.96%) RMADS
11 16 (0.90%) JSP 440
12 15 (0.84%) GMP
13 14 (0.79%) GAMP
13 14 (0.79%) GCP
13 14 (0.79%) GxP
14 8 (0.45%) GPG13
15 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
16 5 (0.28%) PA-DSS
17 4 (0.23%) Basel III
17 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 127 (7.15%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.01%) Snort
4 12 (0.68%) BitLocker
5 9 (0.51%) vSphere
6 8 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.23%) XenApp
9 3 (0.17%) HDFS
9 3 (0.17%) RACF
9 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) Docker
10 2 (0.11%) vCloud
11 1 (0.056%) ACF2
11 1 (0.056%) Firmware
11 1 (0.056%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.056%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.056%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (1.86%) Nessus
2 32 (1.80%) QRadar
3 23 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
4 19 (1.07%) Puppet
5 14 (0.79%) Nexpose
5 14 (0.79%) OpenAM
5 14 (0.79%) OpenIDM
6 13 (0.73%) SCCM
7 12 (0.68%) Ansible
7 12 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.51%) Nmap
9 8 (0.45%) ArcSight ESM
9 8 (0.45%) EnCase
9 8 (0.45%) Kibana
9 8 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 7 (0.39%) logstash
10 7 (0.39%) RSA enVision
11 6 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.34%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 177 (9.96%) Microsoft
2 145 (8.16%) Cisco
3 90 (5.06%) Splunk
4 77 (4.33%) Oracle
5 74 (4.16%) CheckPoint
6 69 (3.88%) VMware
7 55 (3.10%) LogRhythm
8 54 (3.04%) Intel Security
9 52 (2.93%) ArcSight
10 47 (2.64%) SAP
11 42 (2.36%) Juniper
12 39 (2.19%) F5
13 38 (2.14%) Symantec
14 33 (1.86%) Qualys
15 31 (1.74%) Cyber-Ark
16 25 (1.41%) Varonis
17 24 (1.35%) Sourcefire
18 23 (1.29%) Citrix
18 23 (1.29%) Palo Alto
19 22 (1.24%) IBM
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Boston Hale
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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London
Lawrence Harvey
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Chelmsford, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Austin Fraser
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Bankside Recruitment
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London
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Calderdale College
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Staffworx Ltd
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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