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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 174 187 190
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 673 566 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.32% 1.16% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.52% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 342 295
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.74% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £19.60 £17.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.50 £47.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £38.71
% change year-on-year
-62.74% +31.74%
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
39455 37165 33497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.65% 76.32% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25919 23647 20610
Average daily rate £415 £408 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 1127 1015
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £31.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +2 248 £475 - 135
South East +48 198 £450 +5.88% 67
East of England +30 52 £434 +8.43% 20
North West -59 47 £415 -7.77% 26
South West -12 41 £422 -16.43% 15
West Midlands 0 29 £441 -15.95% 26
East Midlands +2 18 £450 +44.00% 6
North East -6 16 £120 -71.76%
Yorkshire -15 12 £375 +4.89% 20
Midlands +3 6 £600 +33.33%
Information Security
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Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 351 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 345 (27.21%) CISSP
3 305 (24.05%) Finance
4 283 (22.32%) Management Information System
5 247 (19.48%) Risk Management
6 230 (18.14%) Firewall
7 207 (16.32%) Microsoft
8 201 (15.85%) CISM
9 200 (15.77%) ITIL
10 187 (14.75%) Windows
11 169 (13.33%) Security Management
12 150 (11.83%) PCI DSS
13 146 (11.51%) Security Cleared
14 135 (10.65%) Data Protection
14 135 (10.65%) Project Management
15 134 (10.57%) PRINCE2
15 134 (10.57%) Degree
16 122 (9.62%) Security Architecture
17 119 (9.38%) Cyber Security
18 111 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
18 111 (8.75%) Linux
19 109 (8.60%) CISA
20 108 (8.52%) Information Security Management
21 105 (8.28%) SC Cleared
22 100 (7.89%) Active Directory
23 94 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
24 89 (7.02%) MS Excel
24 89 (7.02%) SIEM
25 88 (6.94%) ISMS
26 87 (6.86%) Banking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 45 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.31%) IIS
3 33 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 29 (2.29%) CMS
5 23 (1.81%) Apache
6 10 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.47%) Lync
10 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.39%) SAS
11 5 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.32%) WordPress
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 49 (3.86%) MS Office
3 26 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.58%) MS Project
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle iRecruitment
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (0.24%) Summit
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.079%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.079%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.079%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.079%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.079%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.10%) SaaS
2 12 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.87%) PaaS
4 10 (0.79%) Office 365
4 10 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.55%) IaaS
7 3 (0.24%) Taleo
8 1 (0.079%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.079%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.079%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.079%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.079%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 230 (18.14%) Firewall
2 82 (6.47%) Network Security
3 65 (5.13%) VPN
4 59 (4.65%) WAN
5 53 (4.18%) LAN
6 49 (3.86%) TCP/IP
7 47 (3.71%) Intrusion Detection
8 39 (3.08%) DNS
9 34 (2.68%) LDAP
10 29 (2.29%) Wireless
11 28 (2.21%) Internet
12 27 (2.13%) SAN
13 26 (2.05%) DHCP
13 26 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (1.97%) SSL
15 17 (1.34%) VoIP
16 15 (1.18%) MPLS
17 12 (0.95%) Intranet
18 10 (0.79%) OSPF
18 10 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (0.95%) DB2
3 12 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (0.87%) DB2 UDB
5 9 (0.71%) Big Data
5 9 (0.71%) MySQL
6 8 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.55%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.55%) QlikView
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.47%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Power View
9 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.39%) DataStage
9 5 (0.39%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.16%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (0.47%) Eclipse
1 6 (0.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.39%) Maven
2 5 (0.39%) JUnit
3 4 (0.32%) ERwin
3 4 (0.32%) VisualVM
3 4 (0.32%) ANTLR
3 4 (0.32%) YourKit
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.24%) MSI
5 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.16%) JIRA
6 1 (0.079%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.079%) Hudson
6 1 (0.079%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.079%) JMeter
6 1 (0.079%) Subversion
6 1 (0.079%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.079%) LoadRunner
General
1 305 (24.05%) Finance
2 87 (6.86%) Banking
3 77 (6.07%) Retail
4 69 (5.44%) Legal
5 40 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 39 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 38 (3.00%) Telecoms
8 34 (2.68%) Law
9 31 (2.44%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.26%) Publishing
11 14 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.79%) Local Government
13 9 (0.71%) Military
13 9 (0.71%) Advertising
14 7 (0.55%) Marketing
15 5 (0.39%) Billing
15 5 (0.39%) Games
16 4 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 309 (24.37%) Analyst
2 217 (17.11%) Consultant
3 211 (16.64%) Security Analyst
4 199 (15.69%) Architect
5 161 (12.70%) Security Consultant
6 115 (9.07%) Information Analyst
7 114 (8.99%) Security Manager
8 111 (8.75%) Information Security Analyst
9 97 (7.65%) Project Manager
10 93 (7.33%) Security Architect
11 71 (5.60%) Information Manager
12 69 (5.44%) Information Security Consultant
13 67 (5.28%) Information Security Manager
14 57 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
15 56 (4.42%) Business Analyst
16 49 (3.86%) Security Engineer
17 34 (2.68%) Security Specialist
17 34 (2.68%) Security Officer
18 28 (2.21%) IT Security Analyst
19 27 (2.13%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.02%) .NET
2 37 (2.92%) Web Services
3 21 (1.66%) .NET Framework
4 20 (1.58%) XML
4 20 (1.58%) HTML
5 19 (1.50%) Middleware
6 16 (1.26%) SOAP
7 13 (1.03%) JSP
8 8 (0.63%) SAML
9 7 (0.55%) Spring
9 7 (0.55%) REST
10 6 (0.47%) OAuth
10 6 (0.47%) OpenID
10 6 (0.47%) JMS
11 5 (0.39%) XSLT
11 5 (0.39%) J2EE
11 5 (0.39%) LAMP
11 5 (0.39%) Regular Expression
12 4 (0.32%) MyBatis
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Thrift
Miscellaneous
1 283 (22.32%) Management Information System
2 94 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (6.07%) Data Centre
4 54 (4.26%) PKI
5 48 (3.79%) Data Protection Act
6 34 (2.68%) CESG
7 32 (2.52%) RMADS
8 28 (2.21%) Computer Science
9 27 (2.13%) GIS
10 23 (1.81%) Mainframe
11 18 (1.42%) Cryptography
12 17 (1.34%) NHS
13 16 (1.26%) PMI
14 15 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
15 13 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 11 (0.87%) Human Factors
17 11 (0.87%) Replication
18 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
18 10 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 187 (14.75%) Windows
2 111 (8.75%) Linux
3 80 (6.31%) UNIX
4 23 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 16 (1.26%) Solaris
7 12 (0.95%) AIX
7 12 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.79%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.39%) Android
10 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.16%) zOS
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.079%) CentOS
13 1 (0.079%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (19.48%) Risk Management
2 200 (15.77%) ITIL
3 169 (13.33%) Security Management
4 135 (10.65%) Project Management
4 135 (10.65%) Data Protection
5 134 (10.57%) PRINCE2
6 122 (9.62%) Security Architecture
7 119 (9.38%) Cyber Security
8 111 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 108 (8.52%) Information Security Management
10 89 (7.02%) SIEM
11 88 (6.94%) ISMS
12 87 (6.86%) Penetration Testing
13 86 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
14 80 (6.31%) Change Management
15 77 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
16 73 (5.76%) Incident Management
17 70 (5.52%) Risk Assessment
18 68 (5.36%) Migration
19 66 (5.21%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 78 (6.15%) SQL
2 32 (2.52%) VB
3 25 (1.97%) PowerShell
4 22 (1.74%) C
5 21 (1.66%) C#
6 20 (1.58%) Java
7 15 (1.18%) Python
8 13 (1.03%) Perl
9 12 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.79%) VBA
11 7 (0.55%) PHP
12 6 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.47%) VBScript
13 5 (0.39%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.24%) C++
14 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.16%) Tcl
16 1 (0.079%) Scala
16 1 (0.079%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 345 (27.21%) CISSP
2 201 (15.85%) CISM
3 146 (11.51%) Security Cleared
4 134 (10.57%) Degree
5 109 (8.60%) CISA
6 105 (8.28%) SC Cleared
7 44 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (3.31%) GIAC
9 39 (3.08%) ISEB
10 34 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (2.68%) PMI Certification
11 30 (2.37%) CEH
12 28 (2.21%) CCNA
13 27 (2.13%) CISMP
13 27 (2.13%) CRISC
14 26 (2.05%) DV Cleared
15 24 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 24 (1.89%) PMP
16 23 (1.81%) CCNP
17 17 (1.34%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (27.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 150 (11.83%) PCI DSS
3 60 (4.73%) COBIT
4 32 (2.52%) SLA
5 31 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 28 (2.21%) ISO 9000
7 17 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 17 (1.34%) QA
8 10 (0.79%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.63%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.47%) BS7799
10 6 (0.47%) COSO
11 5 (0.39%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.39%) ISO 14001
12 3 (0.24%) BS25999
12 3 (0.24%) GCP
12 3 (0.24%) GMP
12 3 (0.24%) GLP
12 3 (0.24%) GPG13
13 2 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 100 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 58 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.03%) vSphere
5 10 (0.79%) UAG
6 8 (0.63%) XenApp
7 7 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.55%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.32%) Snort
9 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.32%) NFS
10 3 (0.24%) Squid
11 2 (0.16%) RACF
11 2 (0.16%) Samba
11 2 (0.16%) Firmware
11 2 (0.16%) Postfix
11 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.079%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 15 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (0.95%) SCCM
3 11 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (0.71%) OpenView
5 8 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.55%) Nessus
6 7 (0.55%) DatAdvantage
7 6 (0.47%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.47%) WSUS
7 6 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (0.39%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.39%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.32%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.24%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 207 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.47%) VMware
3 81 (6.39%) Cisco
4 61 (4.81%) Citrix
5 58 (4.57%) Oracle
6 48 (3.79%) Symantec
7 43 (3.39%) McAfee
8 40 (3.15%) CheckPoint
9 39 (3.08%) ArcSight
10 36 (2.84%) HP
11 34 (2.68%) SAP
12 29 (2.29%) Websense
12 29 (2.29%) Cyber-Ark
13 24 (1.89%) IBM
14 17 (1.34%) Juniper
15 15 (1.18%) Dell
15 15 (1.18%) Qualys
15 15 (1.18%) Splunk
16 12 (0.95%) F5
16 12 (0.95%) Tripwire
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