The first table below looks at the demand for Information Security Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security Management over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Management
Rank 532 515 543
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +28
Contract jobs citing Information Security Management 55 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.061% 0.074%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.084% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 20
Average daily rate £451 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £454 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £423
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

Information Security Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security Management within the UK.

Information Security Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Management within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Information Security Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Management within the UK.

Information Security Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Management within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -60 54 £451 +6.00% 17
London -12 24 £451 +0.11% 8
City of London -6 10 £450 - 2
North West -9 8 £510 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £200 - 1
West Midlands -9 7 £600 -
Cheshire - 7 £510 -
South East -17 6 £500 +17.64% 4
Warrington - 6 £510 -
Leeds - 4 £200 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £200 - 1
Hampshire 0 2 £500 +17.64% 3
South West -22 1 £530 -
East Sussex - 1 £700 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £600 -
Brighton - 1 £700 -
Bristol - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Guildford - - - - 1
Havant - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hove - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Lewes - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1

Information Security Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Information Security Management 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 Management.

1 96 (100.00%) Security Management
1 96 (100.00%) Information Security
2 54 (56.25%) Management Information System
3 50 (52.08%) CISSP
4 41 (42.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (37.50%) CISA
6 33 (34.38%) Finance
7 31 (32.29%) ISMS
8 28 (29.17%) CISM
9 24 (25.00%) Risk Management
10 21 (21.88%) ITIL
11 20 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
12 18 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 18 (18.75%) Computer Science
13 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
13 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
13 17 (17.71%) CESG
14 15 (15.63%) SAP
15 13 (13.54%) Security Architecture
16 11 (11.46%) Degree
17 10 (10.42%) BS7799
17 10 (10.42%) Banking
17 10 (10.42%) QA
17 10 (10.42%) Information Assurance
18 9 (9.38%) RMADS
18 9 (9.38%) Economics
18 9 (9.38%) E-Learning
18 9 (9.38%) Financial Institution
19 8 (8.33%) Intranet
19 8 (8.33%) Oracle

Information Security Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Information Security Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.29%) Joomla!
1 7 (7.29%) CMS
2 6 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.04%) MS Project
3 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.04%) Summit
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) Intranet
2 1 (1.04%) Network Security
2 1 (1.04%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) SAN
2 1 (1.04%) LAN
2 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
General
1 33 (34.38%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Banking
3 9 (9.38%) Financial Institution
4 8 (8.33%) Legal
5 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.13%) Publishing
7 2 (2.08%) Games
7 2 (2.08%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.04%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (1.04%) Local Government
8 1 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (18.75%) Analyst
2 15 (15.63%) Consultant
3 14 (14.58%) Security Analyst
4 11 (11.46%) Architect
5 10 (10.42%) Security Manager
5 10 (10.42%) Information Specialist
6 9 (9.38%) Security Specialist
6 9 (9.38%) Security Architect
6 9 (9.38%) Information Manager
6 9 (9.38%) Security Consultant
7 8 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
8 7 (7.29%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (6.25%) DBA
9 6 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Developer
9 6 (6.25%) SQL Developer
9 6 (6.25%) SQL DBA
9 6 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (56.25%) Management Information System
2 18 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 17 (17.71%) CESG
4 9 (9.38%) RMADS
4 9 (9.38%) Economics
4 9 (9.38%) E-Learning
5 7 (7.29%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 2 (2.08%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.08%) Derivative
6 2 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.08%) Online Games
6 2 (2.08%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.08%) FMCG
7 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.04%) PKI
7 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Windows
2 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.04%) AIX
3 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (100.00%) Security Management
1 96 (100.00%) Information Security
2 31 (32.29%) ISMS
3 24 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 21 (21.88%) ITIL
5 20 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (13.54%) Security Architecture
7 10 (10.42%) Information Assurance
8 8 (8.33%) Business Continuity
8 8 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
8 8 (8.33%) TOGAF
8 8 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 8 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
9 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.25%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.25%) ETL
10 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.21%) Matrix Management
11 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (5.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (52.08%) CISSP
2 36 (37.50%) CISA
3 28 (29.17%) CISM
4 17 (17.71%) SC Cleared
4 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.46%) Degree
6 4 (4.17%) ISSEP
6 4 (4.17%) CGEIT
7 3 (3.13%) CRISC
8 2 (2.08%) ISEB
8 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.08%) CISMP
8 2 (2.08%) PCI QSA
8 2 (2.08%) ISACA
9 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (42.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (18.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (10.42%) BS7799
3 10 (10.42%) QA
4 5 (5.21%) COBIT
5 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.08%) SLA
6 2 (2.08%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.04%) BS25999
7 1 (1.04%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) SCOM
1 1 (1.04%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) SAP
2 8 (8.33%) Oracle
3 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) McAfee
6 1 (1.04%) Citrix
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