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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 628 642 611
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 22 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.022% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.023% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 18
Median daily rate £450 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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
England +4 21 £450 -21.73% 10
Yorkshire - 8 £488 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £506 -
South East +11 5 £450 +4.04%
London -12 5 £551 -11.92% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Bradford - 4 - -
East of England +12 2 £413 -28.26% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £419 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 2
Leeds - 2 £506 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 £450 - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £413 - 1

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 43 (95.56%) Information Security
2 23 (51.11%) CISM
3 22 (48.89%) CISSP
3 22 (48.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (37.78%) Finance
5 14 (31.11%) Management Information System
6 13 (28.89%) CISA
7 12 (26.67%) Cisco
8 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
8 11 (24.44%) Unix
8 11 (24.44%) Risk Management
8 11 (24.44%) PCI DSS
9 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
9 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 10 (22.22%) Windows
9 10 (22.22%) ITIL
9 10 (22.22%) Firewall
10 9 (20.00%) Internet
10 9 (20.00%) Symantec
11 8 (17.78%) Intel Security
11 8 (17.78%) VPN
11 8 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (15.56%) GFI Software
12 7 (15.56%) Rapid7
12 7 (15.56%) LogRhythm
12 7 (15.56%) ArcSight
12 7 (15.56%) TippingPoint
12 7 (15.56%) ISMS
12 7 (15.56%) F5
12 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
2 10 (22.22%) Firewall
3 9 (20.00%) Internet
4 8 (17.78%) VPN
5 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (15.56%) SSL
5 7 (15.56%) Wireless
6 4 (8.89%) LAN
6 4 (8.89%) WAN
7 2 (4.44%) Intranet
8 1 (2.22%) Network Security
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.22%) Equities
3 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Unix
2 10 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (95.56%) Information Security
2 11 (24.44%) Risk Management
3 10 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 10 (22.22%) ITIL
3 10 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (17.78%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (15.56%) ISMS
5 7 (15.56%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 7 (15.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 7 (15.56%) Security Management
5 7 (15.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 7 (15.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (13.33%) Information Assurance
7 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
8 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.89%) Network Management
8 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.89%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) CISM
2 22 (48.89%) CISSP
3 13 (28.89%) CISA
4 5 (11.11%) Degree
5 4 (8.89%) CCNA
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (8.89%) ISACA
5 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.67%) CEH
6 3 (6.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (48.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (24.44%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.89%) COBIT
3 4 (8.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (8.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.44%) ISO22301
4 2 (4.44%) JSP 440
4 2 (4.44%) RMADS
5 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Cisco
2 9 (20.00%) Symantec
3 8 (17.78%) Intel Security
4 7 (15.56%) ArcSight
4 7 (15.56%) Blue Coat
4 7 (15.56%) F5
4 7 (15.56%) FireEye
4 7 (15.56%) GFI Software
4 7 (15.56%) Juniper
4 7 (15.56%) LogRhythm
4 7 (15.56%) Rapid7
4 7 (15.56%) Sourcefire
4 7 (15.56%) TippingPoint
5 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) Arqiva
6 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint