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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 157 162 199
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +37
Contract jobs citing Information Security 758 638 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.29% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.69% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 405 289
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £594
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.45 £59.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 £20.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+74.00% -66.66%
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
40181 37789 35076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.87% 76.43% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23781 21753
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1086 1099 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £24.12 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.23% -25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +8 319 £488 +2.63% 131
South East +63 192 £475 +8.26% 60
North West -33 71 £470 +4.44% 27
East of England +20 47 £500 +25.00% 31
South West -16 43 £425 -5.55% 16
West Midlands +8 28 £494 -5.95% 19
East Midlands -3 19 £468 +49.60% 9
Yorkshire -17 19 £475 +30.13% 22
North East -15 9 £350 -17.64% 8
Midlands 0 3 - -
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 373 (26.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 364 (26.30%) CISSP
3 346 (25.00%) Finance
4 291 (21.03%) Management Information System
5 247 (17.85%) Risk Management
6 245 (17.70%) Firewall
7 221 (15.97%) CISM
8 211 (15.25%) ITIL
9 208 (15.03%) Microsoft
10 192 (13.87%) Windows
11 184 (13.29%) Security Management
12 165 (11.92%) PCI DSS
13 161 (11.63%) Project Management
14 147 (10.62%) Data Protection
14 147 (10.62%) Security Architecture
15 139 (10.04%) Degree
16 134 (9.68%) Cyber Security
17 131 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
18 127 (9.18%) Information Security Management
19 125 (9.03%) Security Cleared
20 124 (8.96%) Linux
21 122 (8.82%) PRINCE2
22 112 (8.09%) Banking
22 112 (8.09%) SIEM
23 111 (8.02%) CISA
24 110 (7.95%) Penetration Testing
25 108 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
26 106 (7.66%) Vulnerability Management
27 102 (7.37%) Active Directory
28 93 (6.72%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 52 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 36 (2.60%) IIS
4 26 (1.88%) CMS
5 14 (1.01%) Apache
6 12 (0.87%) Lync
7 11 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.51%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.43%) SAS
11 6 (0.43%) CICS
11 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.29%) JBoss
13 4 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 92 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 58 (4.19%) MS Office
3 28 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.52%) MS Project
6 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
3 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.29%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.14%) Summit
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.072%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.072%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.072%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.072%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.37%) SaaS
2 17 (1.23%) PaaS
3 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.65%) Office 365
6 7 (0.51%) IaaS
7 3 (0.22%) Taleo
8 1 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.072%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.072%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 245 (17.70%) Firewall
2 82 (5.92%) Network Security
3 60 (4.34%) VPN
4 59 (4.26%) WAN
4 59 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 55 (3.97%) LAN
6 48 (3.47%) TCP/IP
7 44 (3.18%) DNS
8 37 (2.67%) Wireless
9 31 (2.24%) LDAP
10 30 (2.17%) SAN
11 28 (2.02%) Internet
12 27 (1.95%) DHCP
13 23 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (1.59%) SSL
15 19 (1.37%) VoIP
16 15 (1.08%) Intranet
17 14 (1.01%) MPLS
17 14 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (1.01%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.45%) DB2
4 15 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (0.79%) DB2 UDB
6 10 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.58%) Big Data
9 7 (0.51%) QlikView
9 7 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.36%) MySQL
10 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (0.29%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.29%) DataStage
12 3 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.58%) Eclipse
3 7 (0.51%) JUnit
3 7 (0.51%) Maven
4 6 (0.43%) ANTLR
5 5 (0.36%) VisualVM
5 5 (0.36%) YourKit
6 4 (0.29%) ERwin
7 3 (0.22%) MSI
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.14%) Subversion
8 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.14%) JIRA
8 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.072%) Toad
9 1 (0.072%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.072%) JMeter
9 1 (0.072%) NUnit
9 1 (0.072%) ReSharper
General
1 346 (25.00%) Finance
2 112 (8.09%) Banking
3 71 (5.13%) Retail
4 69 (4.99%) Legal
5 45 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.60%) Law
7 35 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 31 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.08%) Publishing
11 10 (0.72%) Military
12 9 (0.65%) Advertising
13 8 (0.58%) Local Government
13 8 (0.58%) Marketing
14 5 (0.36%) Billing
15 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.29%) Games
16 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 317 (22.90%) Analyst
2 235 (16.98%) Consultant
3 218 (15.75%) Security Analyst
4 204 (14.74%) Architect
5 180 (13.01%) Security Consultant
6 152 (10.98%) Security Manager
7 120 (8.67%) Project Manager
8 118 (8.53%) Information Analyst
9 114 (8.24%) Information Security Analyst
10 107 (7.73%) Security Architect
11 83 (6.00%) Information Security Consultant
12 74 (5.35%) Information Manager
13 72 (5.20%) Information Security Manager
14 58 (4.19%) Business Analyst
15 53 (3.83%) Security Engineer
16 46 (3.32%) Security Specialist
17 43 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
18 40 (2.89%) Security Project Manager
19 33 (2.38%) Security Officer
20 30 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.40%) .NET
2 35 (2.53%) Web Services
3 32 (2.31%) Middleware
4 23 (1.66%) HTML
5 22 (1.59%) XML
6 18 (1.30%) SOAP
7 16 (1.16%) REST
8 14 (1.01%) .NET Framework
9 11 (0.79%) Spring
10 10 (0.72%) JSP
11 8 (0.58%) JMS
11 8 (0.58%) HTML5
12 7 (0.51%) XACML
12 7 (0.51%) Apache Thrift
12 7 (0.51%) ISPF
13 6 (0.43%) MyBatis
13 6 (0.43%) Drools
14 5 (0.36%) RESTful
14 5 (0.36%) 802.1X
14 5 (0.36%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 291 (21.03%) Management Information System
2 108 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 66 (4.77%) PKI
5 47 (3.40%) Data Protection Act
6 44 (3.18%) CESG
7 36 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 31 (2.24%) Mainframe
9 27 (1.95%) RMADS
10 26 (1.88%) GIS
11 18 (1.30%) PMI
12 17 (1.23%) NHS
12 17 (1.23%) Cryptography
13 14 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 13 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
15 11 (0.79%) Replication
15 11 (0.79%) Data Integration
16 10 (0.72%) FMCG
16 10 (0.72%) Visualisation
16 10 (0.72%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 192 (13.87%) Windows
2 124 (8.96%) Linux
3 83 (6.00%) UNIX
4 27 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.01%) Solaris
7 11 (0.79%) AIX
7 11 (0.79%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.72%) Android
9 8 (0.58%) zOS
9 8 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.072%) Debian
14 1 (0.072%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (17.85%) Risk Management
2 211 (15.25%) ITIL
3 184 (13.29%) Security Management
4 161 (11.63%) Project Management
5 147 (10.62%) Data Protection
5 147 (10.62%) Security Architecture
6 134 (9.68%) Cyber Security
7 131 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 127 (9.18%) Information Security Management
9 122 (8.82%) PRINCE2
10 112 (8.09%) SIEM
11 110 (7.95%) Penetration Testing
12 106 (7.66%) Vulnerability Management
13 90 (6.50%) Change Management
14 89 (6.43%) ISMS
15 85 (6.14%) TOGAF
16 84 (6.07%) Risk Assessment
17 78 (5.64%) Enterprise Architecture
18 76 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
19 75 (5.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (6.72%) SQL
2 36 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 33 (2.38%) C
4 32 (2.31%) Java
5 30 (2.17%) VB
6 21 (1.52%) C#
7 18 (1.30%) Python
8 17 (1.23%) Perl
9 15 (1.08%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.79%) VBA
11 8 (0.58%) PHP
12 7 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.43%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.43%) C++
14 5 (0.36%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.29%) Ruby
16 3 (0.22%) VBScript
16 3 (0.22%) Tcl
17 2 (0.14%) Assembly Language
17 2 (0.14%) REXX
Qualifications
1 364 (26.30%) CISSP
2 221 (15.97%) CISM
3 139 (10.04%) Degree
4 125 (9.03%) Security Cleared
5 111 (8.02%) CISA
6 87 (6.29%) SC Cleared
7 48 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (2.82%) GIAC
9 37 (2.67%) PMI Certification
10 34 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 33 (2.38%) ISEB
12 32 (2.31%) CCNA
13 31 (2.24%) CEH
13 31 (2.24%) CRISC
14 27 (1.95%) PMP
15 25 (1.81%) DV Cleared
16 24 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 24 (1.73%) CCNP
17 19 (1.37%) CISMP
18 15 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (26.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 165 (11.92%) PCI DSS
3 71 (5.13%) COBIT
4 40 (2.89%) SLA
5 29 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (1.23%) ISO 9000
7 16 (1.16%) QA
8 8 (0.58%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 8 (0.58%) COSO
9 7 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.43%) BS7799
11 3 (0.22%) GCP
11 3 (0.22%) GMP
11 3 (0.22%) GLP
11 3 (0.22%) BS25999
11 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.14%) EMIR
System Software
1 102 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 60 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.87%) vSphere
5 10 (0.72%) UAG
6 8 (0.58%) RACF
7 7 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
7 7 (0.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (0.43%) Snort
8 6 (0.43%) XenApp
9 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.29%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.22%) NFS
12 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.14%) Squid
12 2 (0.14%) Postfix
13 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.072%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (0.94%) Nessus
3 11 (0.79%) SCCM
4 9 (0.65%) OpenView
4 9 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.51%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.43%) ArcSight ESM
6 6 (0.43%) zSecure
6 6 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.43%) WSUS
7 5 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.29%) DatAdvantage
8 4 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.22%) Nagios
9 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 208 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 87 (6.29%) VMware
3 80 (5.78%) Cisco
4 78 (5.64%) Oracle
5 52 (3.76%) McAfee
6 50 (3.61%) Citrix
6 50 (3.61%) Symantec
7 44 (3.18%) ArcSight
8 36 (2.60%) HP
9 34 (2.46%) SAP
9 34 (2.46%) IBM
9 34 (2.46%) CheckPoint
10 28 (2.02%) Websense
11 22 (1.59%) Cyber-Ark
12 18 (1.30%) Tripwire
13 17 (1.23%) Dell
13 17 (1.23%) Juniper
13 17 (1.23%) F5
14 14 (1.01%) Splunk
15 13 (0.94%) Qualys
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