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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 138 146 156
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 902 865 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.84% 1.65% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.03% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 576 535
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £349 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £575 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £474 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.90% +5.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 10
Median hourly rate £17.50 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.89 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £60.98 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-64.04% -1.11%
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
40831 42666 40917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.45% 81.24% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27254 28340 26063
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1188 1145
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +38.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.23 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +15 455 £500 +5.26% 117
South East -28 134 £475 +5.55% 45
East of England +35 70 £450 -7.69% 10
South West +42 69 £469 +5.33% 20
North West -23 60 £499 +5.00% 37
Yorkshire +18 33 £488 +2.63% 23
North East -6 32 £400 -35.74% 1
West Midlands -16 32 £425 -10.52% 17
East Midlands -17 9 £475 +46.15% 4
Midlands -1 4 £525 +10.52% 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 680 (35.77%) CISSP
2 498 (26.20%) Finance
3 478 (25.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 422 (22.20%) CISM
5 347 (18.25%) Cybersecurity
6 335 (17.62%) Management Information System
7 297 (15.62%) Risk Management
8 275 (14.47%) PCI DSS
9 273 (14.36%) Firewall
10 247 (12.99%) Project Management
11 244 (12.84%) Windows
12 228 (11.99%) Security Cleared
13 218 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 216 (11.36%) SIEM
15 207 (10.89%) ITIL
16 206 (10.84%) Security Architecture
17 202 (10.63%) Security Management
18 197 (10.36%) CISA
19 195 (10.26%) Microsoft
20 191 (10.05%) Security Operations
21 168 (8.84%) Degree
22 164 (8.63%) Active Directory
23 163 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
24 162 (8.52%) Cisco
25 158 (8.31%) Vulnerability Management
26 156 (8.21%) Linux
27 153 (8.05%) SC Cleared
28 143 (7.52%) Information Security Management
29 139 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
30 138 (7.26%) Data Protection

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 44 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.63%) IIS
3 21 (1.10%) Apache
4 20 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 13 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 9 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.37%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.32%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.26%) Confluence
10 5 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.26%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.16%) CMS
12 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.11%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 100 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 69 (3.63%) MS Office
3 43 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.05%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.21%) Eikon
5 4 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (0.21%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.16%) assyst
7 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.053%) Primavera
8 1 (0.053%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.053%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 68 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (2.74%) SaaS
4 43 (2.26%) IaaS
5 36 (1.89%) Office 365
6 30 (1.58%) PaaS
7 17 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
10 7 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.21%) GitHub
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.11%) Yammer
14 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.053%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.053%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.053%) Heroku
14 1 (0.053%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 273 (14.36%) Firewall
2 127 (6.68%) Network Security
3 87 (4.58%) Intrusion Detection
4 83 (4.37%) TCP/IP
5 74 (3.89%) Internet
6 73 (3.84%) WAN
7 68 (3.58%) LAN
8 53 (2.79%) DNS
9 51 (2.68%) VPN
10 40 (2.10%) LDAP
10 40 (2.10%) Wireless
11 39 (2.05%) SSL
12 37 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (1.84%) HTTP
14 29 (1.53%) DHCP
15 27 (1.42%) MPLS
16 24 (1.26%) Cisco ISE
16 24 (1.26%) Wireshark
17 19 (1.00%) OSPF
18 18 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.74%) Big Data
3 32 (1.68%) Hadoop
4 20 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.79%) NoSQL
5 15 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.74%) GIS
7 13 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 13 (0.68%) MySQL
8 6 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.32%) Redis
9 5 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.21%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.21%) Power BI
10 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 23 (1.21%) JIRA
2 17 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.58%) JUnit
4 9 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.47%) Metasploit
5 8 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.42%) Maven
5 8 (0.42%) Mockito
5 8 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.26%) AppScan
6 5 (0.26%) IntelliJ
6 5 (0.26%) Mercurial
6 5 (0.26%) TestNG
6 5 (0.26%) WebStorm
7 3 (0.16%) Gradle
8 2 (0.11%) ANTLR
8 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.11%) JBuilder
8 2 (0.11%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.053%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 498 (26.20%) Finance
2 133 (7.00%) Banking
3 109 (5.73%) Legal
4 82 (4.31%) Retail
5 74 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.68%) Law
7 20 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.79%) French Language
9 13 (0.68%) Advertising
10 12 (0.63%) Automotive
11 9 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.47%) Italian Language
11 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.42%) German Language
12 8 (0.42%) Polish Language
12 8 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.26%) Marketing
14 4 (0.21%) Back Office
14 4 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 376 (19.78%) Analyst
2 331 (17.41%) Consultant
3 302 (15.89%) Architect
4 300 (15.78%) Security Analyst
5 269 (14.15%) Security Consultant
6 251 (13.20%) Security Manager
7 228 (11.99%) Security Architect
8 169 (8.89%) Project Manager
9 153 (8.05%) Information Security Manager
10 139 (7.31%) Information Security Consultant
11 136 (7.15%) Information Manager
12 132 (6.94%) Information Analyst
13 127 (6.68%) Information Security Analyst
14 108 (5.68%) Security Project Manager
15 67 (3.52%) Business Analyst
15 67 (3.52%) Security Specialist
16 65 (3.42%) Security Officer
17 56 (2.95%) Security Engineer
18 55 (2.89%) IT Analyst
19 54 (2.84%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.58%) Web Services
2 38 (2.00%) .NET
3 29 (1.53%) REST
4 27 (1.42%) Middleware
4 27 (1.42%) SAML
5 20 (1.05%) HTML
6 18 (0.95%) XML
7 17 (0.89%) 802.1X
8 16 (0.84%) J2EE
8 16 (0.84%) OpenID
8 16 (0.84%) RESTful
9 14 (0.74%) OAuth
9 14 (0.74%) SOAP
9 14 (0.74%) Spring
10 11 (0.58%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.58%) ELK Stack
10 11 (0.58%) Hibernate
11 8 (0.42%) jQuery
11 8 (0.42%) LAMP
12 7 (0.37%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 335 (17.62%) Management Information System
2 163 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (6.31%) CESG
4 103 (5.42%) Data Centre
5 83 (4.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 73 (3.84%) PKI
7 43 (2.26%) Cyberthreat
8 40 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.10%) Cryptography
9 39 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
10 28 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 23 (1.21%) Fixed Income
12 21 (1.10%) Mathematics
13 19 (1.00%) Data Integration
13 19 (1.00%) FMCG
14 18 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 17 (0.89%) Driving Licence
15 17 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
16 15 (0.79%) CESG CLAS
16 15 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 244 (12.84%) Windows
2 156 (8.21%) Linux
3 104 (5.47%) Unix
4 47 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 39 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 22 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 15 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.74%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.68%) Solaris
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.32%) AIX
15 6 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.21%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (18.25%) Cybersecurity
2 297 (15.62%) Risk Management
3 247 (12.99%) Project Management
4 218 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 216 (11.36%) SIEM
6 207 (10.89%) ITIL
7 206 (10.84%) Security Architecture
8 202 (10.63%) Security Management
9 191 (10.05%) Security Operations
10 158 (8.31%) Vulnerability Management
11 143 (7.52%) Information Security Management
12 139 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
13 138 (7.26%) Data Protection
14 126 (6.63%) Penetration Testing
15 124 (6.52%) TOGAF
16 116 (6.10%) PRINCE2
17 110 (5.79%) Risk Assessment
18 105 (5.52%) Incident Management
19 102 (5.37%) Identity Access Management
20 98 (5.16%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 82 (4.31%) Java
2 81 (4.26%) SQL
3 73 (3.84%) Python
4 45 (2.37%) PowerShell
5 33 (1.74%) C#
6 31 (1.63%) Perl
7 27 (1.42%) C
8 23 (1.21%) VB
9 18 (0.95%) Ruby
10 11 (0.58%) C++
10 11 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.47%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.32%) PHP
12 6 (0.32%) Scala
13 5 (0.26%) Groovy
14 4 (0.21%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.21%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.21%) VBScript
15 3 (0.16%) R
16 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 680 (35.77%) CISSP
2 422 (22.20%) CISM
3 228 (11.99%) Security Cleared
4 197 (10.36%) CISA
5 168 (8.84%) Degree
6 153 (8.05%) SC Cleared
7 83 (4.37%) CESG Certified Professional
8 70 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
9 68 (3.58%) CRISC
10 65 (3.42%) CEH
11 58 (3.05%) GIAC
12 52 (2.74%) CISMP
13 49 (2.58%) CCNP
14 48 (2.52%) SANS
15 39 (2.05%) CLAS
16 36 (1.89%) IISP
17 34 (1.79%) DV Cleared
18 32 (1.68%) GCIH
19 28 (1.47%) CCNA
20 27 (1.42%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 478 (25.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 275 (14.47%) PCI DSS
3 95 (5.00%) COBIT
4 53 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 50 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 28 (1.47%) SLA
7 25 (1.32%) ISO27002
7 25 (1.32%) QA
8 22 (1.16%) JSP 440
9 15 (0.79%) GPG13
9 15 (0.79%) RMADS
10 11 (0.58%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.42%) GxP
13 7 (0.37%) Data Quality
14 6 (0.32%) GAMP
14 6 (0.32%) GCP
14 6 (0.32%) GMP
14 6 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.26%) ISO22301
System Software
1 164 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 62 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.68%) Snort
4 11 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.53%) BitLocker
6 8 (0.42%) vSphere
7 7 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.26%) RACF
8 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.21%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.16%) HDFS
10 3 (0.16%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.16%) XenApp
11 2 (0.11%) Docker
11 2 (0.11%) Postfix
11 2 (0.11%) Squid
11 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (1.53%) QRadar
2 27 (1.42%) Nessus
3 21 (1.10%) SCCM
4 18 (0.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 16 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (0.84%) Puppet
6 14 (0.74%) OpenAM
6 14 (0.74%) OpenIDM
7 11 (0.58%) ArcSight ESM
7 11 (0.58%) Nexpose
8 10 (0.53%) EnCase
8 10 (0.53%) Nmap
8 10 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.47%) Ansible
10 8 (0.42%) Kibana
11 7 (0.37%) Control-M
11 7 (0.37%) logstash
11 7 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 195 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 162 (8.52%) Cisco
3 95 (5.00%) Oracle
4 82 (4.31%) Splunk
5 74 (3.89%) VMware
6 66 (3.47%) CheckPoint
7 65 (3.42%) ArcSight
8 50 (2.63%) Intel Security
9 47 (2.47%) Juniper
10 42 (2.21%) Symantec
11 40 (2.10%) Cyber-Ark
12 39 (2.05%) SAP
13 37 (1.95%) LogRhythm
14 36 (1.89%) F5
15 32 (1.68%) Qualys
16 27 (1.42%) IBM
17 25 (1.32%) Remedy
18 24 (1.26%) Blue Coat
18 24 (1.26%) Citrix
19 23 (1.21%) Fortinet
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Acumin
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Freshtechit
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Proteus Europe
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £65,000 per annum Plus benefits package and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ServerChoice
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 16 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago