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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Specialist
Rank 636 613 601
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 20 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.027% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 9
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £400 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 17 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 27 May 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 -15 20 £450 -5.26% 9
South East -9 9 £450 +12.50% 3
Hampshire +3 7 £450 +5.88%
Winchester - 4 £450 -
Leeds - 4 £410 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £410 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £410 - 4
London -12 2 - - 2
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £405 -
Fareham - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £405 -
East of England +8 1 £450 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -

Information Security Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 33 (94.29%) Information Security
2 20 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (51.43%) CISM
4 17 (48.57%) CISSP
4 17 (48.57%) Data Protection
5 14 (40.00%) Risk Management
6 13 (37.14%) CISA
7 9 (25.71%) ITIL
7 9 (25.71%) Management Information System
7 9 (25.71%) PCI DSS
7 9 (25.71%) Information Assurance
8 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 8 (22.86%) Asset Management
9 7 (20.00%) Firewall
9 7 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (17.14%) Degree
10 6 (17.14%) Project Management
11 5 (14.29%) VPN
11 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (11.43%) CRISC
12 4 (11.43%) ISACA
12 4 (11.43%) RMADS
12 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
12 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
12 4 (11.43%) Security Management
12 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
12 4 (11.43%) CEH
12 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
13 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint

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 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) SmartSuite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) Intranet
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) Wireless
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) Information Security
2 17 (48.57%) Data Protection
3 14 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 9 (25.71%) Information Assurance
4 9 (25.71%) ITIL
5 8 (22.86%) Asset Management
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
8 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
8 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
8 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
8 4 (11.43%) Security Management
9 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity Management
9 3 (8.57%) Computer Security
9 3 (8.57%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (8.57%) ISMS
9 3 (8.57%) IT Audit
9 3 (8.57%) Operations Management
10 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) CISM
2 17 (48.57%) CISSP
3 13 (37.14%) CISA
4 6 (17.14%) Degree
5 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 4 (11.43%) CEH
6 4 (11.43%) CRISC
6 4 (11.43%) ISACA
7 3 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.86%) CCIE
8 1 (2.86%) CCNP
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.86%) CISMP
8 1 (2.86%) IISP
8 1 (2.86%) MCSA
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.86%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (25.71%) PCI DSS
3 7 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (11.43%) RMADS
5 3 (8.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (8.57%) JSP 440
6 2 (5.71%) COBIT
6 2 (5.71%) ISO22301
7 1 (2.86%) ISO 9000
7 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
1 1 (2.86%) Arqiva
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco
1 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
1 1 (2.86%) Intel Security
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) Splunk
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market rates [negotiable]
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