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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 186 195 208
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 603 534 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.06% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.41% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 340 246
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £50.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.44% +180.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £32.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.35 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
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
38727 37841 32389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.63% 75.25% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24549 23975 19814
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1098 1003
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 276 £488 +2.63% 110
South East +10 130 £425 -5.55% 67
North West -43 51 £500 +31.57% 24
East of England +53 44 £450 +24.13% 17
West Midlands +1 33 £420 -11.57% 24
South West -8 33 £420 -19.23% 31
East Midlands +12 13 £425 +33.85% 10
Yorkshire -23 10 £353 +28.36% 16
North East -3 7 £120 -65.71% 1
Midlands - 3 £600 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 333 (29.50%) CISSP
2 308 (27.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 260 (23.03%) Management Information System
4 245 (21.70%) Finance
5 238 (21.08%) Risk Management
6 190 (16.83%) Security Cleared
7 181 (16.03%) Firewall
8 171 (15.15%) CISM
9 168 (14.88%) Microsoft
10 163 (14.44%) ITIL
11 162 (14.35%) Windows
12 148 (13.11%) Security Management
13 140 (12.40%) SC Cleared
14 135 (11.96%) Degree
15 132 (11.69%) PCI DSS
16 123 (10.89%) PRINCE2
17 105 (9.30%) Project Management
18 104 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
19 100 (8.86%) Data Protection
20 98 (8.68%) Security Architecture
21 90 (7.97%) CISA
21 90 (7.97%) Information Security Management
22 89 (7.88%) Cyber Security
23 88 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
23 88 (7.79%) Active Directory
24 87 (7.71%) Linux
25 85 (7.53%) ISMS
26 79 (7.00%) TOGAF
27 77 (6.82%) Cisco
28 75 (6.64%) Network Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 46 (4.07%) IIS
3 26 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.04%) CMS
5 15 (1.33%) Apache
6 9 (0.80%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.44%) Lync
9 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.35%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.18%) JBoss
12 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 67 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.07%) MS Office
3 23 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.89%) MS Project
6 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.62%) Summit
3 6 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.089%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.089%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.97%) SaaS
2 9 (0.80%) PaaS
2 9 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.44%) Office 365
3 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.089%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.089%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.089%) Route 53
5 1 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.089%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 181 (16.03%) Firewall
2 75 (6.64%) Network Security
3 57 (5.05%) WAN
4 53 (4.69%) VPN
5 50 (4.43%) LAN
6 46 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
7 41 (3.63%) TCP/IP
8 28 (2.48%) DNS
9 26 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (2.30%) LDAP
9 26 (2.30%) Internet
9 26 (2.30%) SAN
10 22 (1.95%) Wireless
11 21 (1.86%) DHCP
12 19 (1.68%) SSL
13 16 (1.42%) MPLS
14 13 (1.15%) VoIP
15 8 (0.71%) Intranet
15 8 (0.71%) OSPF
16 6 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.15%) MySQL
3 6 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (0.53%) Big Data
3 6 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.35%) DB2
5 4 (0.35%) DataStage
5 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.35%) DB2 UDB
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.18%) IDOL
7 2 (0.18%) OLTP
7 2 (0.18%) MS Access
7 2 (0.18%) QlikView
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 4 (0.35%) JIRA
2 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.18%) ERwin
2 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.089%) JSHint
3 1 (0.089%) Bower
3 1 (0.089%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.089%) Moq
3 1 (0.089%) Grunt
3 1 (0.089%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.089%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.089%) FxCop
3 1 (0.089%) StyleCop
3 1 (0.089%) NDepend
3 1 (0.089%) ReSharper
3 1 (0.089%) Selenium
3 1 (0.089%) MSI
3 1 (0.089%) NUnit
General
1 245 (21.70%) Finance
2 69 (6.11%) Banking
3 63 (5.58%) Legal
4 54 (4.78%) Retail
5 49 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.28%) Manufacturing
7 32 (2.83%) Investment Banking
8 27 (2.39%) Law
9 24 (2.13%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.89%) Publishing
11 9 (0.80%) Local Government
11 9 (0.80%) Military
12 7 (0.62%) Advertising
13 6 (0.53%) Games
13 6 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.53%) Marketing
14 4 (0.35%) Electronics
14 4 (0.35%) German Language
15 3 (0.27%) Billing
16 2 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 267 (23.65%) Analyst
2 201 (17.80%) Consultant
3 183 (16.21%) Security Analyst
4 158 (13.99%) Architect
5 152 (13.46%) Security Consultant
6 111 (9.83%) Security Manager
7 96 (8.50%) Project Manager
8 91 (8.06%) Information Analyst
9 89 (7.88%) Information Security Analyst
10 80 (7.09%) Information Manager
11 79 (7.00%) Security Architect
12 75 (6.64%) Information Security Manager
13 56 (4.96%) Information Security Consultant
14 45 (3.99%) Business Analyst
15 42 (3.72%) Security Engineer
16 40 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
17 37 (3.28%) Security Officer
18 32 (2.83%) IT Security Analyst
19 30 (2.66%) Security Specialist
20 29 (2.57%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.37%) .NET
2 24 (2.13%) Web Services
3 22 (1.95%) SAML
4 19 (1.68%) OAuth
4 19 (1.68%) OpenID
5 16 (1.42%) .NET Framework
6 14 (1.24%) Middleware
7 11 (0.97%) JSP
8 9 (0.80%) LAMP
9 8 (0.71%) XML
10 7 (0.62%) HTML
11 6 (0.53%) SOAP
11 6 (0.53%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.35%) J2EE
12 4 (0.35%) XACML
12 4 (0.35%) SailPoint
13 3 (0.27%) CSS
13 3 (0.27%) Flash
13 3 (0.27%) XSLT
14 2 (0.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 260 (23.03%) Management Information System
2 88 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.99%) CESG
4 38 (3.37%) PKI
5 32 (2.83%) Data Protection Act
6 31 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.57%) RMADS
8 22 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.86%) CESG CLAS
9 21 (1.86%) GIS
10 18 (1.59%) Human Factors
11 17 (1.51%) Cryptography
12 14 (1.24%) Mainframe
13 13 (1.15%) Mathematics
14 11 (0.97%) Statistics
14 11 (0.97%) NHS
15 9 (0.80%) SCADA
15 9 (0.80%) Replication
16 8 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
16 8 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 162 (14.35%) Windows
2 87 (7.71%) Linux
3 53 (4.69%) UNIX
4 17 (1.51%) Windows 7
5 16 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.80%) Solaris
7 8 (0.71%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.44%) Android
9 5 (0.44%) AIX
10 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.27%) CentOS
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.18%) HPUX
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.089%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.089%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (21.08%) Risk Management
2 163 (14.44%) ITIL
3 148 (13.11%) Security Management
4 123 (10.89%) PRINCE2
5 105 (9.30%) Project Management
6 104 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 100 (8.86%) Data Protection
8 98 (8.68%) Security Architecture
9 90 (7.97%) Information Security Management
10 89 (7.88%) Cyber Security
11 85 (7.53%) ISMS
12 79 (7.00%) TOGAF
13 72 (6.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 72 (6.38%) Change Management
14 70 (6.20%) Information Assurance
15 68 (6.02%) Risk Assessment
16 67 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
17 63 (5.58%) Penetration Testing
18 62 (5.49%) Incident Management
18 62 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (4.07%) SQL
2 24 (2.13%) C#
3 17 (1.51%) VB
4 15 (1.33%) C
5 11 (0.97%) Java
6 10 (0.89%) Python
6 10 (0.89%) PowerShell
7 9 (0.80%) Perl
8 8 (0.71%) JavaScript
9 7 (0.62%) VBA
10 4 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.35%) C++
11 2 (0.18%) PHP
12 1 (0.089%) R
12 1 (0.089%) Go
12 1 (0.089%) Scala
12 1 (0.089%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.089%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.089%) Tcl
12 1 (0.089%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 333 (29.50%) CISSP
2 190 (16.83%) Security Cleared
3 171 (15.15%) CISM
4 140 (12.40%) SC Cleared
5 135 (11.96%) Degree
6 90 (7.97%) CISA
7 48 (4.25%) DV Cleared
8 44 (3.90%) PMI Certification
8 44 (3.90%) GIAC
9 40 (3.54%) PMP
9 40 (3.54%) CEH
10 35 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (2.92%) ISEB
12 29 (2.57%) CCNA
12 29 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (2.39%) CISMP
14 24 (2.13%) CRISC
15 20 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 18 (1.59%) SSCP
17 17 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (27.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 132 (11.69%) PCI DSS
3 47 (4.16%) COBIT
4 29 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.86%) ISO 9000
6 16 (1.42%) QA
7 15 (1.33%) SLA
8 14 (1.24%) ISO 9001
9 13 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 11 (0.97%) ISO 14001
11 10 (0.89%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.71%) BS7799
13 6 (0.53%) GPG13
14 4 (0.35%) COSO
15 3 (0.27%) BS25999
15 3 (0.27%) HIPAA
16 1 (0.089%) TickIT
System Software
1 88 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.62%) vSphere
5 6 (0.53%) Snort
5 6 (0.53%) Squid
6 5 (0.44%) XenApp
6 5 (0.44%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.44%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.35%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.27%) Firmware
9 2 (0.18%) Samba
9 2 (0.18%) NFS
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.089%) UAG
10 1 (0.089%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.089%) vCloud
10 1 (0.089%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.33%) SCCM
2 12 (1.06%) Nessus
3 9 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 8 (0.71%) OpenView
5 6 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.53%) WSUS
5 6 (0.53%) SCOM
6 5 (0.44%) DatAdvantage
6 5 (0.44%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (0.44%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (0.35%) Puppet
7 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.27%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 168 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.82%) Cisco
3 54 (4.78%) VMware
4 49 (4.34%) Citrix
5 40 (3.54%) Oracle
6 38 (3.37%) CheckPoint
7 33 (2.92%) HP
8 29 (2.57%) McAfee
9 28 (2.48%) ArcSight
9 28 (2.48%) Websense
10 23 (2.04%) SAP
10 23 (2.04%) IBM
10 23 (2.04%) Cyber-Ark
11 22 (1.95%) Juniper
12 21 (1.86%) Symantec
13 20 (1.77%) Blue Coat
13 20 (1.77%) Qualys
14 18 (1.59%) F5
15 13 (1.15%) Dell
16 11 (0.97%) Splunk
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £370.37 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000-£85,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago