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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 189 203 249
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +46
Contract jobs citing Information Security 541 440 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 1.00% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.34% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 276 187
Average daily rate
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£475 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 £24.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% +9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £17.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.21 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +63.63%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +5 254 £475 +5.55% 116
South East +38 113 £500 +16.95% 48
South West +21 57 £625 +45.34% 25
North West -1 57 £365 -21.08% 18
East of England +8 20 £400 +12.28% 17
Yorkshire -8 16 £415 -2.41% 23
East Midlands +10 11 £563 +134.37% 7
West Midlands +1 10 £400 - 9
North East -10 4 £450 - 3
Midlands - - - -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 439 (35.09%) CISSP
2 334 (26.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 284 (22.70%) Finance
4 283 (22.62%) Risk Management
5 252 (20.14%) Management Information System
6 233 (18.63%) CISM
7 199 (15.91%) Security Cleared
8 184 (14.71%) Firewall
9 178 (14.23%) ITIL
10 169 (13.51%) Security Management
11 161 (12.87%) Windows
11 161 (12.87%) SC Cleared
12 144 (11.51%) Degree
13 142 (11.35%) PCI DSS
14 133 (10.63%) CISA
15 131 (10.47%) Microsoft
16 123 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 122 (9.75%) Banking
17 122 (9.75%) PRINCE2
18 121 (9.67%) Network Security
19 119 (9.51%) Security Architecture
20 117 (9.35%) Data Protection
21 111 (8.87%) Information Security Management
22 107 (8.55%) Cyber Security
23 106 (8.47%) Project Management
24 100 (7.99%) Penetration Testing
25 95 (7.59%) Cisco
26 94 (7.51%) Information Assurance
27 92 (7.35%) Vulnerability Management
27 92 (7.35%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.84%) IIS
3 17 (1.36%) Apache
4 16 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.20%) CMS
6 9 (0.72%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.32%) SAS
9 4 (0.32%) Drupal
9 4 (0.32%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.24%) Magnolia
10 3 (0.24%) Documentum
11 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.16%) Lync
12 1 (0.080%) Node.js
12 1 (0.080%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.080%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.080%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.04%) MS Office
3 19 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.48%) MS Project
6 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.64%) assyst
2 8 (0.64%) Summit
3 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.080%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.080%) Global One
5 1 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.080%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.080%) Minerva
5 1 (0.080%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.80%) SaaS
3 7 (0.56%) PaaS
3 7 (0.56%) IaaS
4 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.080%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 184 (14.71%) Firewall
2 121 (9.67%) Network Security
3 60 (4.80%) TCP/IP
4 52 (4.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (3.36%) Internet
6 41 (3.28%) VPN
7 31 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (2.32%) LDAP
8 29 (2.32%) WAN
9 26 (2.08%) LAN
10 21 (1.68%) SSL
11 20 (1.60%) DNS
12 19 (1.52%) SAN
13 16 (1.28%) DHCP
13 16 (1.28%) MPLS
14 14 (1.12%) Wireless
15 12 (0.96%) Intranet
16 9 (0.72%) VoIP
17 7 (0.56%) IP Telephony
18 6 (0.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.68%) MySQL
3 17 (1.36%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.64%) RDBMS
5 7 (0.56%) MongoDB
5 7 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.24%) Jackrabbit
7 3 (0.24%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.24%) Aerospike
7 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.24%) DB2
7 3 (0.24%) DataStage
8 2 (0.16%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (0.40%) JIRA
2 4 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.24%) Hudson
3 3 (0.24%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.24%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.24%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.080%) GCC
4 1 (0.080%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.080%) Moq
4 1 (0.080%) FxCop
4 1 (0.080%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.080%) NDepend
4 1 (0.080%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.080%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.080%) Selenium
4 1 (0.080%) Bower
4 1 (0.080%) Grunt
4 1 (0.080%) JSHint
General
1 284 (22.70%) Finance
2 122 (9.75%) Banking
3 76 (6.08%) Legal
4 75 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 67 (5.36%) Retail
6 50 (4.00%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 29 (2.32%) Law
9 24 (1.92%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.44%) Publishing
11 16 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.80%) Advertising
13 8 (0.64%) Games
13 8 (0.64%) German Language
14 7 (0.56%) Local Government
15 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
17 2 (0.16%) Marketing
17 2 (0.16%) Military
17 2 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 277 (22.14%) Consultant
2 250 (19.98%) Analyst
3 229 (18.31%) Security Consultant
4 193 (15.43%) Security Analyst
5 160 (12.79%) Architect
6 124 (9.91%) Security Manager
7 114 (9.11%) Project Manager
8 112 (8.95%) Information Analyst
9 111 (8.87%) Information Security Analyst
10 93 (7.43%) Information Security Consultant
11 88 (7.03%) Security Architect
12 83 (6.63%) Information Manager
13 74 (5.92%) Information Security Manager
14 61 (4.88%) Security Specialist
15 51 (4.08%) Security Engineer
16 39 (3.12%) Security Project Manager
17 38 (3.04%) Business Analyst
18 36 (2.88%) Information Specialist
19 32 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
20 31 (2.48%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.40%) Web Services
2 29 (2.32%) .NET
3 27 (2.16%) SAML
4 24 (1.92%) OpenID
4 24 (1.92%) OAuth
5 15 (1.20%) Middleware
6 12 (0.96%) .NET Framework
7 10 (0.80%) LAMP
8 8 (0.64%) SailPoint
9 7 (0.56%) XML
9 7 (0.56%) JSP
10 6 (0.48%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.48%) HTML
11 5 (0.40%) SOAP
12 4 (0.32%) CSS
12 4 (0.32%) JSON
12 4 (0.32%) XACML
13 3 (0.24%) REST
13 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 252 (20.14%) Management Information System
2 92 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.88%) CESG
4 52 (4.16%) Data Protection Act
4 52 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 39 (3.12%) PKI
6 37 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.72%) CESG CLAS
8 29 (2.32%) RMADS
9 26 (2.08%) Cryptography
10 20 (1.60%) Smart Meter
11 18 (1.44%) SCADA
12 17 (1.36%) Mathematics
13 15 (1.20%) FMCG
14 12 (0.96%) GIS
14 12 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
15 11 (0.88%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
16 9 (0.72%) Statistics
16 9 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 161 (12.87%) Windows
2 91 (7.27%) Linux
3 79 (6.31%) UNIX
4 17 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.88%) Android
6 11 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.72%) Solaris
8 5 (0.40%) AIX
8 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.32%) HPUX
9 4 (0.32%) CentOS
9 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.080%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.080%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.080%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (22.62%) Risk Management
2 178 (14.23%) ITIL
3 169 (13.51%) Security Management
4 123 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 122 (9.75%) PRINCE2
6 119 (9.51%) Security Architecture
7 117 (9.35%) Data Protection
8 111 (8.87%) Information Security Management
9 107 (8.55%) Cyber Security
10 106 (8.47%) Project Management
11 100 (7.99%) Penetration Testing
12 94 (7.51%) Information Assurance
13 92 (7.35%) Vulnerability Management
14 82 (6.55%) TOGAF
15 80 (6.39%) ISMS
16 78 (6.24%) Risk Assessment
17 73 (5.84%) Enterprise Architecture
18 71 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
19 67 (5.36%) Incident Management
20 53 (4.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (2.56%) SQL
2 20 (1.60%) C#
3 19 (1.52%) Java
4 14 (1.12%) C
5 9 (0.72%) VB
5 9 (0.72%) Python
6 8 (0.64%) Perl
7 7 (0.56%) JavaScript
7 7 (0.56%) C++
8 4 (0.32%) Ruby
9 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.24%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.24%) Jython
9 3 (0.24%) LINC
9 3 (0.24%) VBA
9 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.080%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.080%) R
11 1 (0.080%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 439 (35.09%) CISSP
2 233 (18.63%) CISM
3 199 (15.91%) Security Cleared
4 161 (12.87%) SC Cleared
5 144 (11.51%) Degree
6 133 (10.63%) CISA
7 61 (4.88%) GIAC
8 49 (3.92%) CEH
8 49 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
9 45 (3.60%) CCNA
9 45 (3.60%) DV Cleared
10 43 (3.44%) CRISC
11 36 (2.88%) PMP
11 36 (2.88%) PMI Certification
12 23 (1.84%) ISEB
13 22 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (1.44%) MCSE
14 18 (1.44%) CCSA
15 17 (1.36%) JNCIA
16 15 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (26.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 142 (11.35%) PCI DSS
3 64 (5.12%) COBIT
4 40 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 17 (1.36%) ISO 9000
7 16 (1.28%) ISO 9001
7 16 (1.28%) QA
8 12 (0.96%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.88%) ISO 14001
9 11 (0.88%) BS7799
10 10 (0.80%) SLA
11 7 (0.56%) GPG13
12 2 (0.16%) COSO
12 2 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.080%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.080%) BS25999
13 1 (0.080%) HMG Infosec
13 1 (0.080%) GxP
13 1 (0.080%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 63 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.72%) Snort
4 7 (0.56%) Squid
5 6 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.32%) Firmware
6 4 (0.32%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.24%) vSphere
7 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.24%) Nmap
8 2 (0.16%) NFS
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.16%) Samba
8 2 (0.16%) XenApp
8 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.16%) UAG
9 1 (0.080%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (1.44%) Nessus
2 17 (1.36%) Puppet
3 16 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.04%) SCCM
5 9 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.64%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 5 (0.40%) SCOM
9 5 (0.40%) Nagios
10 4 (0.32%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (0.32%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (0.24%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.24%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.24%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.16%) ZENworks
12 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.16%) Control-M
12 2 (0.16%) Ansible
12 2 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 131 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 95 (7.59%) Cisco
3 62 (4.96%) CheckPoint
4 60 (4.80%) Oracle
5 48 (3.84%) VMware
6 38 (3.04%) HP
7 36 (2.88%) Juniper
8 35 (2.80%) McAfee
8 35 (2.80%) ArcSight
9 34 (2.72%) Citrix
10 32 (2.56%) Qualys
11 26 (2.08%) IBM
11 26 (2.08%) F5
12 24 (1.92%) Symantec
12 24 (1.92%) Websense
12 24 (1.92%) SAP
13 22 (1.76%) Blue Coat
13 22 (1.76%) Cyber-Ark
14 18 (1.44%) BMC
15 16 (1.28%) Sun
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £20 - 25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £20 - 25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £397 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Windsor
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 11 days ago