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 2 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 617 580 583
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 13 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.050% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.054% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 3
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£550 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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
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 2 September 2015.

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 15 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 2 September 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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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 -21 11 £575 +43.75% 8
East of England - 6 £550 - 3
Suffolk - 5 £575 -
London -27 4 £625 +56.25% 2
Ipswich - 4 £575 -
City of London +10 1 £600 -
Scotland -6 1 - - 1
South East -22 1 £415 -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £463 - 1
Winchester - 1 £415 -
Hampshire - 1 £415 -
Channel Islands - 1 £550 -
Guernsey - 1 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £463 - 1

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (61.54%) CISSP
3 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 11 (42.31%) SIEM
4 9 (34.62%) CISA
4 9 (34.62%) CISM
5 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
6 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
6 7 (26.92%) CRISC
7 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (19.23%) COBIT
8 5 (19.23%) REST
8 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (19.23%) Build Automation
8 5 (19.23%) Firewall
8 5 (19.23%) Retail
8 5 (19.23%) IBM
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 4 (15.38%) Linux
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
9 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
9 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (11.54%) SecurID
10 3 (11.54%) Degree
10 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Hudson
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) Trac
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) SecurID
4 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
4 2 (7.69%) Equities
5 1 (3.85%) CESG
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Statistics
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) RMADS
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) SIEM
3 8 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 5 (19.23%) Build Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (7.69%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) ISMS
7 2 (7.69%) Security Management
7 2 (7.69%) Information Security Management
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) CISSP
2 9 (34.62%) CISA
2 9 (34.62%) CISM
3 7 (26.92%) CRISC
4 3 (11.54%) GIAC
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) MCSE
6 1 (3.85%) PCI QSA
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.85%) CEH
6 1 (3.85%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (19.23%) COBIT
3 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) McAfee
3 3 (11.54%) Websense
3 3 (11.54%) Rapid7
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Qualys
5 1 (3.85%) Opsware
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
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