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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 633 635 605
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 15 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.043% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.045% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 22
Median daily rate £456 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +15.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £456 £500
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -8.75%
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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 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 28 September 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 +9 12 £450 -1.36% 14
Yorkshire - 4 £469 - 4
London -12 3 £551 +10.10% 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £488 - 1
South East +8 2 £431 -4.16% 2
East of England -3 2 £413 -25.00% 1
Bedfordshire -6 2 £438 -5.40% 1
Wales - 2 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £431 - 1
Bradford - 2 - -
Luton -4 1 £463 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 - 1
Leeds - 1 £488 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Newport - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 4
Hertfordshire - 1 £413 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 35 (89.74%) Information Security
2 19 (48.72%) CISSP
3 18 (46.15%) CISM
4 16 (41.03%) Finance
5 15 (38.46%) Management Information System
6 13 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco
8 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
8 11 (28.21%) Unix
9 10 (25.64%) Windows
9 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (23.08%) Firewall
10 9 (23.08%) CISA
10 9 (23.08%) Internet
10 9 (23.08%) Symantec
11 8 (20.51%) Intel Security
11 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
11 8 (20.51%) ITIL
11 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
12 7 (17.95%) F5
12 7 (17.95%) ArcSight
12 7 (17.95%) Rapid7
12 7 (17.95%) LogRhythm
12 7 (17.95%) GFI Software
12 7 (17.95%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 7 (17.95%) 802.1X
12 7 (17.95%) FireEye
12 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (17.95%) Nexpose
12 7 (17.95%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.08%) Firewall
2 9 (23.08%) Internet
3 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (17.95%) SSL
3 7 (17.95%) VPN
3 7 (17.95%) Wireless
4 4 (10.26%) LAN
4 4 (10.26%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) Intranet
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Unix
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Information Security
2 10 (25.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
4 7 (17.95%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 7 (17.95%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 7 (17.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 7 (17.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (15.38%) Information Assurance
5 6 (15.38%) ISMS
5 6 (15.38%) Security Management
6 5 (12.82%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.26%) IT Audit
7 4 (10.26%) Network Management
7 4 (10.26%) Prototyping
7 4 (10.26%) Service Continuity Management
7 4 (10.26%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) CISSP
2 18 (46.15%) CISM
3 9 (23.08%) CISA
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.69%) CRISC
5 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (12.82%) COBIT
4 2 (5.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (5.13%) ISO22301
5 1 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) Symantec
3 8 (20.51%) Intel Security
4 7 (17.95%) ArcSight
4 7 (17.95%) Blue Coat
4 7 (17.95%) F5
4 7 (17.95%) FireEye
4 7 (17.95%) GFI Software
4 7 (17.95%) Juniper
4 7 (17.95%) LogRhythm
4 7 (17.95%) Rapid7
4 7 (17.95%) Sourcefire
4 7 (17.95%) TippingPoint
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Arqiva
6 1 (2.56%) Forcepoint