The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 571 550 573
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 7 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.028% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£425 £438 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £410 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48880 46358 52194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.58% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 26970 28985
Average daily rate £393 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1978 2143 2595
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.26% -2.94%

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 9 July 2014.

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 29 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 9 July 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
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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 -22 6 £400 -8.57% 5
London +12 4 £400 -11.11% 2
Scotland - 1 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Moray - - - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (68.18%) CISSP
3 11 (50.00%) Security Management
4 10 (45.45%) Finance
4 10 (45.45%) CISM
4 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
5 8 (36.36%) CISA
5 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
6 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
6 5 (22.73%) E-Learning
6 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
6 5 (22.73%) Intranet
6 5 (22.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (22.73%) Banking
6 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Joomla!
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (18.18%) Firewall
7 4 (18.18%) CMS
7 4 (18.18%) ISMS
8 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
8 3 (13.64%) Economics
8 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (9.09%) Online Games
9 2 (9.09%) Network Security
9 2 (9.09%) Marketing
9 2 (9.09%) Time Management
9 2 (9.09%) Creative Marketing

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, 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 4 (18.18%) Joomla!
1 4 (18.18%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Intranet
2 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) NetScreen
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Financial Institution
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Games
5 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.55%) Law
5 1 (4.55%) Publishing
5 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 5 (22.73%) E-Learning
3 3 (13.64%) Economics
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) Online Games
4 2 (9.09%) CESG
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) RMADS
5 1 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (50.00%) Security Management
3 10 (45.45%) Information Security Management
4 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (18.18%) ISMS
6 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 2 (9.09%) Creative Marketing
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
8 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (4.55%) Change Control
8 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
8 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security
8 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity Management
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) CISSP
2 10 (45.45%) CISM
3 8 (36.36%) CISA
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) CRISC
5 2 (9.09%) ISACA
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) MCSE
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.55%) GIAC
6 1 (4.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Juniper
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee
2 1 (4.55%) Sophos
2 1 (4.55%) Websense
2 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
2 1 (4.55%) IronPort