The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Information Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 256 272 246
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.068% 0.010% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.011% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8322 9076 8678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.77% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4961 5328 4688
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 429 434
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.46 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Information Specialist in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £431 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Information Specialist
England

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Information Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Information Assurance
3 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) CISSP
4 5 (29.41%) CISM
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire
6 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
6 3 (17.65%) SSL
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Juniper
6 3 (17.65%) Internet
6 3 (17.65%) Symantec
6 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
6 3 (17.65%) GFI Software
6 3 (17.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (17.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (17.65%) Internet
3 3 (17.65%) SSL
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) MS Access
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Information Assurance
3 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
4 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (17.65%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 3 (17.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
5 3 (17.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
6 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
7 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Data Management
7 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.88%) Information Management
7 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CISM
1 5 (29.41%) CISSP
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) CISA
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) CLAS
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (23.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.76%) ISO22301
3 2 (11.76%) JSP 440
3 2 (11.76%) RMADS
4 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
4 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) ArcSight
1 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) F5
1 3 (17.65%) FireEye
1 3 (17.65%) GFI Software
1 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
1 3 (17.65%) Juniper
1 3 (17.65%) LogRhythm
1 3 (17.65%) Rapid7
1 3 (17.65%) Sourcefire
1 3 (17.65%) Symantec
1 3 (17.65%) TippingPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Arqiva
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Informatica