The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Specialist
Rank 255 243 219
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.011% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.012% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£430 £345 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.63% -24.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £345 £225
% change year-on-year
+27.53% +53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Information Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8981 8228 6991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.40% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4347 3312
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 476 593
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Specialist in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Information Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Specialist across the South East region.

Information Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Information Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Specialist across the South East region.

Information Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Information Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Information Specialist
England

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Information Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Specialist in their job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (50.00%) CISSP
3 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (35.71%) Publishing
5 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
5 5 (35.71%) CISA
5 5 (35.71%) CISM
5 5 (35.71%) CRISC
6 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (21.43%) Security Management
8 2 (14.29%) Internet
8 2 (14.29%) McAfee
8 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
8 2 (14.29%) Firewall
8 2 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (14.29%) IIS
8 2 (14.29%) JSP
8 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
8 2 (14.29%) Cisco
8 2 (14.29%) IBM
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (14.29%) Sun
8 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
8 2 (14.29%) Qualys
8 2 (14.29%) Security Testing

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Information Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (35.71%) Publishing
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) RMADS
1 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Business Continuity
4 3 (21.43%) Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Security
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) CISA
2 5 (35.71%) CISM
2 5 (35.71%) CRISC
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
3 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Sun
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) McAfee
1 2 (14.29%) Tripwire
1 2 (14.29%) Qualys
1 2 (14.29%) Barracuda Networks
1 2 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.14%) Infoflex
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.14%) MicroStrategy