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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security Specialist
Rank 570 561 534
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 8 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.027% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.029% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 4
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£415 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £359 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £475 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £600
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -31.25%
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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 14 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 30 March 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 -23 7 £430 +1.17% 5
London -1 4 £475 +10.14% 2
South East -17 3 £415 +1.21% 1
City of London +16 2 £475 +7.04%
Milton Keynes -2 1 £400 -15.78%
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £400 -15.78%
Scotland - 1 £250 -
Moray - - - -
East of England - - - -
Essex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
York - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 16 (100.00%) Information Security
2 11 (68.75%) CISSP
3 9 (56.25%) CISM
3 9 (56.25%) PCI DSS
4 8 (50.00%) CRISC
5 7 (43.75%) CISA
6 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (37.50%) Business Continuity
7 5 (31.25%) Publishing
7 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
7 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) Security Management
9 3 (18.75%) Retail
9 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
10 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 2 (12.50%) CISMP
10 2 (12.50%) ISMS
10 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 2 (12.50%) Windows
10 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
11 1 (6.25%) Cisco
11 1 (6.25%) IBM
11 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
11 1 (6.25%) Sun
11 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
11 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
11 1 (6.25%) LAN

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
1 5 (31.25%) Publishing
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) RMADS
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (37.50%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) ISMS
5 1 (6.25%) BCP
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) CISSP
2 9 (56.25%) CISM
3 8 (50.00%) CRISC
4 7 (43.75%) CISA
5 2 (12.50%) CISMP
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) PCI DSS
2 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
4 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Sun
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee
1 1 (6.25%) Tripwire
1 1 (6.25%) Qualys
1 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
1 1 (6.25%) ArcSight