The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Specialist role 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 613 599 594
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 13 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.012% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.012% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Average daily rate £425 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £322 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £379
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +16.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Information Security Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Information Security Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Information Security Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Specialist
Top 14 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -1 13 £425 -5.55% 3
South East +19 10 £425 -5.55%
Hampshire +16 6 £425 -5.55%
Winchester -6 5 £425 -5.55%
Berkshire - 3 - -
Slough - 2 - -
London +4 1 £450 -28.00% 2
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £420 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Security 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 Security Specialist in their job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Information Security
2 29 (65.91%) Risk Management
3 26 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (54.55%) Data Protection
5 20 (45.45%) Firewall
6 19 (43.18%) Management Information System
7 18 (40.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 17 (38.64%) RMADS
8 17 (38.64%) Asset Management
9 16 (36.36%) VPN
10 15 (34.09%) PCI DSS
10 15 (34.09%) Information Assurance
10 15 (34.09%) ISMS
11 13 (29.55%) ITIL
11 13 (29.55%) Information Security Management
11 13 (29.55%) Security Management
12 11 (25.00%) JSP 440
13 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
13 10 (22.73%) Operations Management
13 10 (22.73%) Business Continuity Management
13 10 (22.73%) Business Continuity
13 10 (22.73%) CISSP
14 7 (15.91%) Legal
15 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
15 6 (13.64%) CISM
15 6 (13.64%) Analytics
15 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (11.36%) Nexpose
16 5 (11.36%) Rapid7
16 5 (11.36%) QRadar

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Security 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 Security Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) SmartSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (45.45%) Firewall
2 16 (36.36%) VPN
3 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) Intranet
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) SSL
5 1 (2.27%) Wireless
General
1 7 (15.91%) Legal
2 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.36%) Finance
4 3 (6.82%) Law
5 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Marketing
6 1 (2.27%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.27%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.36%) SecurID
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) CESG
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Information Security
2 29 (65.91%) Risk Management
3 24 (54.55%) Data Protection
4 17 (38.64%) Asset Management
5 15 (34.09%) Information Assurance
5 15 (34.09%) ISMS
6 13 (29.55%) Information Security Management
6 13 (29.55%) ITIL
6 13 (29.55%) Security Management
7 10 (22.73%) Business Continuity
7 10 (22.73%) Business Continuity Management
7 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
7 10 (22.73%) Operations Management
8 6 (13.64%) Analytics
9 3 (6.82%) Email Filtering
9 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (4.55%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) CISSP
2 6 (13.64%) CISM
3 5 (11.36%) CISA
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) CISMP
5 2 (4.55%) CRISC
6 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.27%) CCIE
6 1 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (2.27%) CCSE
6 1 (2.27%) CEH
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.27%) GIAC
6 1 (2.27%) IISP
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.27%) QiCA
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (59.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (40.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (38.64%) RMADS
4 15 (34.09%) PCI DSS
5 11 (25.00%) JSP 440
6 4 (9.09%) COBIT
7 1 (2.27%) BS25999
7 1 (2.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Nexpose
1 5 (11.36%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
1 5 (11.36%) Forcepoint
1 5 (11.36%) Intel Security
1 5 (11.36%) Rapid7
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Apple
3 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.27%) Splunk