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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 151 221 297
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +76
Contract jobs citing Information Security 713 437 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 0.90% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.22% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 274 204
Average daily rate
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£475 £453 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 15
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.80 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £52.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +64.06%
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
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 2014.

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 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +91 386 £480 -4.00% 126
North West +29 94 £475 +13.23% 18
South East -22 84 £470 +11.90% 27
South West -9 58 £438 -7.89% 11
East of England -13 29 £475 +18.75% 13
West Midlands +4 24 £525 +27.27% 6
East Midlands +11 17 £400 +56.09% 3
Yorkshire +10 16 £350 -22.22% 15
Midlands - 2 £450 -
North East -20 1 £475 +46.15% 1
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 373 (30.03%) CISSP
2 355 (28.58%) Finance
3 313 (25.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 265 (21.34%) Management Information System
5 260 (20.93%) Risk Management
6 214 (17.23%) Windows
7 196 (15.78%) CISM
8 189 (15.22%) Firewall
9 187 (15.06%) Security Management
10 184 (14.81%) Banking
11 155 (12.48%) ITIL
12 154 (12.40%) Security Cleared
13 149 (12.00%) Microsoft
14 140 (11.27%) Security Architecture
15 139 (11.19%) CISA
16 128 (10.31%) UNIX
17 125 (10.06%) Penetration Testing
18 124 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 115 (9.26%) SC Cleared
20 113 (9.10%) Risk Assessment
21 111 (8.94%) Information Security Management
22 110 (8.86%) Data Protection
23 106 (8.53%) Project Management
24 105 (8.45%) PCI DSS
24 105 (8.45%) Degree
25 96 (7.73%) Information Assurance
26 94 (7.57%) Network Security
27 91 (7.33%) CESG
27 91 (7.33%) Linux
28 80 (6.44%) Vulnerability Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 41 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.66%) IIS
3 17 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 11 (0.89%) CMS
5 9 (0.72%) Joomla!
6 7 (0.56%) Apache
6 7 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.48%) Lync
7 6 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.40%) SAS
9 4 (0.32%) Drupal
9 4 (0.32%) Magnolia
10 3 (0.24%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.081%) SAP Web AS
12 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 79 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.90%) MS Office
2 36 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 26 (2.09%) MS Project
4 24 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.97%) assyst
3 11 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.81%) Summit
5 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.24%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.081%) Cordys
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.081%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.081%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.081%) RMDS
7 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.081%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.081%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.81%) SaaS
3 9 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.24%) IaaS
6 2 (0.16%) PaaS
6 2 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.081%) Taleo
7 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 189 (15.22%) Firewall
2 94 (7.57%) Network Security
3 48 (3.86%) Internet
3 48 (3.86%) TCP/IP
4 31 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (2.25%) WAN
6 27 (2.17%) Intranet
7 24 (1.93%) SAN
8 23 (1.85%) VPN
8 23 (1.85%) DNS
9 22 (1.77%) LDAP
9 22 (1.77%) LAN
10 20 (1.61%) SSL
11 18 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (1.13%) Wireless
13 13 (1.05%) DHCP
14 9 (0.72%) MPLS
15 7 (0.56%) Unified Communications
16 6 (0.48%) SSH
16 6 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.29%) Data Mining
3 13 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 11 (0.89%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.89%) MySQL
4 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 9 (0.72%) QlikView
6 8 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.64%) Big Data
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.48%) DataStage
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.32%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.24%) Jackrabbit
10 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (0.48%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.24%) JIRA
4 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.081%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.081%) QADirector
5 1 (0.081%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.081%) ERwin
5 1 (0.081%) Maven
5 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.081%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.081%) Hudson
5 1 (0.081%) Redmine
General
1 355 (28.58%) Finance
2 184 (14.81%) Banking
3 67 (5.39%) Retail
4 55 (4.43%) Legal
4 55 (4.43%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.85%) Law
7 18 (1.45%) Advertising
8 16 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.05%) Publishing
10 11 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 10 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.81%) Marketing
12 9 (0.72%) Games
13 8 (0.64%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.48%) Back Office
15 5 (0.40%) Local Government
15 5 (0.40%) International Banking
16 4 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 279 (22.46%) Analyst
2 250 (20.13%) Consultant
3 200 (16.10%) Security Consultant
4 180 (14.49%) Security Analyst
5 147 (11.84%) Architect
6 131 (10.55%) Project Manager
7 124 (9.98%) Security Manager
8 97 (7.81%) Information Analyst
9 87 (7.00%) Information Security Analyst
10 86 (6.92%) Information Manager
11 75 (6.04%) Information Security Manager
12 68 (5.48%) Security Architect
13 61 (4.91%) Information Security Consultant
14 53 (4.27%) Security Specialist
14 53 (4.27%) Business Analyst
15 44 (3.54%) Security Engineer
16 42 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
17 41 (3.30%) Security Project Manager
18 40 (3.22%) IT Consultant
19 37 (2.98%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.74%) Middleware
2 31 (2.50%) .NET
2 31 (2.50%) Web Services
3 25 (2.01%) JSP
4 12 (0.97%) Regular Expression
5 11 (0.89%) HTML
6 10 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.72%) SOAP
7 9 (0.72%) JSON
8 7 (0.56%) REST
8 7 (0.56%) XML
9 6 (0.48%) CSS
9 6 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (0.48%) jQuery
9 6 (0.48%) SailPoint
10 5 (0.40%) HTML5
11 4 (0.32%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.32%) J2EE
11 4 (0.32%) WAP
11 4 (0.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 265 (21.34%) Management Information System
2 91 (7.33%) CESG
3 65 (5.23%) RMADS
4 53 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 51 (4.11%) Data Protection Act
5 51 (4.11%) CESG CLAS
6 32 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.17%) Economics
8 24 (1.93%) PMI
9 23 (1.85%) PKI
10 19 (1.53%) E-Learning
11 18 (1.45%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.29%) GIS
12 16 (1.29%) Open Source
13 15 (1.21%) Freedom of Information Act
14 13 (1.05%) NHS
14 13 (1.05%) FMCG
15 11 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (0.89%) SCADA
16 10 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 214 (17.23%) Windows
2 128 (10.31%) UNIX
3 91 (7.33%) Linux
4 17 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.81%) Android
6 10 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.32%) Solaris
10 4 (0.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.081%) Debian
12 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.081%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (20.93%) Risk Management
2 187 (15.06%) Security Management
3 155 (12.48%) ITIL
4 140 (11.27%) Security Architecture
5 125 (10.06%) Penetration Testing
6 124 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 113 (9.10%) Risk Assessment
8 111 (8.94%) Information Security Management
9 110 (8.86%) Data Protection
10 106 (8.53%) Project Management
11 96 (7.73%) Information Assurance
12 80 (6.44%) Vulnerability Management
13 77 (6.20%) Cyber Security
14 75 (6.04%) PRINCE2
15 73 (5.88%) Incident Management
16 67 (5.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 60 (4.83%) SIEM
18 58 (4.67%) ISMS
19 54 (4.35%) Service Management
20 49 (3.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (2.90%) SQL
2 32 (2.58%) Java
3 29 (2.33%) C
4 25 (2.01%) Perl
4 25 (2.01%) C++
5 17 (1.37%) C#
6 10 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 9 (0.72%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.64%) Ruby
8 8 (0.64%) PHP
9 6 (0.48%) Python
10 4 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.32%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.32%) VB
11 3 (0.24%) VBA
11 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.24%) LINC
12 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.081%) Jython
Qualifications
1 373 (30.03%) CISSP
2 196 (15.78%) CISM
3 154 (12.40%) Security Cleared
4 139 (11.19%) CISA
5 115 (9.26%) SC Cleared
6 105 (8.45%) Degree
7 54 (4.35%) GIAC
8 40 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (2.98%) CEH
10 35 (2.82%) CRISC
11 33 (2.66%) CCNA
12 30 (2.42%) PMI Certification
13 29 (2.33%) PMP
14 25 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (1.85%) DV Cleared
16 22 (1.77%) MCSE
17 17 (1.37%) ISEB
17 17 (1.37%) CCSA
18 14 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 13 (1.05%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (25.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (8.45%) PCI DSS
3 65 (5.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 55 (4.43%) QA
5 39 (3.14%) COBIT
6 37 (2.98%) JSP 440
7 15 (1.21%) ISO 9001
8 14 (1.13%) BS7799
9 13 (1.05%) SLA
10 11 (0.89%) ISO 14001
11 10 (0.81%) ISO 9000
11 10 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 4 (0.32%) GCP
12 4 (0.32%) GMP
12 4 (0.32%) GxP
12 4 (0.32%) GPG13
13 3 (0.24%) BS25999
14 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.16%) GAMP
14 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 67 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.40%) Snort
4 5 (0.40%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.40%) vSphere
4 5 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.24%) Nmap
5 3 (0.24%) Squid
5 3 (0.24%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.081%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.081%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.081%) XenApp
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.081%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (1.45%) Tivoli
2 13 (1.05%) SCCM
3 10 (0.81%) Puppet
4 9 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.72%) Nessus
5 7 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 5 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.40%) SCOM
7 4 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.32%) Nagios
7 4 (0.32%) ZENworks
7 4 (0.32%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.081%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.081%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.081%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.081%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 149 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 75 (6.04%) Oracle
3 68 (5.48%) Cisco
4 48 (3.86%) VMware
5 39 (3.14%) SAP
5 39 (3.14%) Juniper
6 38 (3.06%) McAfee
7 36 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 26 (2.09%) HP
9 25 (2.01%) Citrix
10 24 (1.93%) Symantec
11 22 (1.77%) Qualys
12 20 (1.61%) IBM
13 19 (1.53%) Splunk
14 17 (1.37%) Blue Coat
15 16 (1.29%) ArcSight
15 16 (1.29%) Cyber-Ark
16 14 (1.13%) Sun
17 12 (0.97%) Red Hat
18 11 (0.89%) F5
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