The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Information Security Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Specialist
UK
Rank 575 618 616
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 16 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.029% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.030% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 4
Median daily rate £453 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £440
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -3.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42429 49412 49763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 95.00% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27681 31767 30512
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1511 1637 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

Information Security Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Information Security Specialist in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Information Security Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 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
England +41 14 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +23 6 £450 +9.75%
West Yorkshire +12 4 £463 +12.80%
Leeds +3 4 £463 +12.80%
South East +6 3 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands - 3 £450 -
Milton Keynes +4 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Glasgow - 2 £478 -
Scotland - 2 £478 -
London +6 1 £475 +5.55% 3
Hampshire +5 1 £500 +17.64%
Winchester +2 1 £500 +17.64%
Liverpool - 1 £600 -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £600 -
North West - 1 £600 - 1

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, Information Security 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 featuring Information Security Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (96.00%) Information Security
2 18 (72.00%) Firewall
3 14 (56.00%) Cisco
4 13 (52.00%) Finance
4 13 (52.00%) Sourcefire
5 11 (44.00%) Windows
6 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (40.00%) VPN
6 10 (40.00%) Unix
6 10 (40.00%) Juniper
6 10 (40.00%) Internet
6 10 (40.00%) Wireless
6 10 (40.00%) Intel Security
6 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (36.00%) Blue Coat
7 9 (36.00%) TippingPoint
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (36.00%) Symantec
7 9 (36.00%) SSL
7 9 (36.00%) Rapid7
7 9 (36.00%) LogRhythm
7 9 (36.00%) F5
7 9 (36.00%) ArcSight
7 9 (36.00%) 802.1X
7 9 (36.00%) FireEye
7 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (36.00%) Nexpose
7 9 (36.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 9 (36.00%) GFI Software
7 9 (36.00%) Two-Factor Authentication

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Internet
2 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (40.00%) VPN
2 10 (40.00%) Wireless
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (36.00%) SSL
4 5 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (36.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 9 (36.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 9 (36.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 9 (36.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (20.00%) Analytics
5 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.00%) SIEM
8 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Management
8 1 (4.00%) Data Privacy
8 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
8 1 (4.00%) Information Assurance
8 1 (4.00%) Information Security Governance
8 1 (4.00%) Operations Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) PCI QSA
2 3 (12.00%) CISA
2 3 (12.00%) CISSP
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) CRISC
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) COBIT
3 1 (4.00%) GDPR
3 1 (4.00%) GPG13
3 1 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.00%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Nexpose
2 4 (16.00%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) Sourcefire
3 10 (40.00%) Intel Security
3 10 (40.00%) Juniper
4 9 (36.00%) ArcSight
4 9 (36.00%) Blue Coat
4 9 (36.00%) F5
4 9 (36.00%) FireEye
4 9 (36.00%) GFI Software
4 9 (36.00%) LogRhythm
4 9 (36.00%) Rapid7
4 9 (36.00%) Symantec
4 9 (36.00%) TippingPoint
5 4 (16.00%) NetWitness
5 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.00%) Aruba
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft