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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Specialist
Rank 583 573 603
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Specialist 30 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.023% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 4
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£400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £463
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 24 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 18 September 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 -7 29 £400 -5.88% 4
London +18 25 £400 -5.88% 3
South East - 3 - -
City of London +23 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £500 -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Information Security Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 39 (100.00%) Information Security
2 27 (69.23%) CISSP
3 17 (43.59%) Intranet
3 17 (43.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (38.46%) ISMS
4 15 (38.46%) Firewall
4 15 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
5 14 (35.90%) Law
5 14 (35.90%) Internet
6 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 13 (33.33%) GIAC
6 13 (33.33%) Information Assurance
6 13 (33.33%) Network Security
6 13 (33.33%) Cyber Security
7 12 (30.77%) Change Control
7 12 (30.77%) assyst
7 12 (30.77%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (30.77%) CEH
7 12 (30.77%) Security Management
7 12 (30.77%) ITIL
7 12 (30.77%) MCSE
7 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (28.21%) Finance
9 10 (25.64%) Information Security Management
10 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
10 8 (20.51%) CISM
11 7 (17.95%) CISA
11 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
12 6 (15.38%) Degree

Information Security Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (10.26%) CMS
1 4 (10.26%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 12 (30.77%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (43.59%) Intranet
2 15 (38.46%) Firewall
3 14 (35.90%) Internet
4 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 13 (33.33%) Network Security
5 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (35.90%) Law
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
3 5 (12.82%) Financial Institution
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 2 (5.13%) Games
5 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) E-Learning
2 4 (10.26%) Economics
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Online Games
4 2 (5.13%) CESG
5 1 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.56%) RMADS
5 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) UNIX
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Information Security
2 15 (38.46%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (38.46%) ISMS
3 13 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 13 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 12 (30.77%) Change Control
4 12 (30.77%) ITIL
4 12 (30.77%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (30.77%) Security Management
5 10 (25.64%) Information Security Management
6 8 (20.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
9 2 (5.13%) E-Discovery
9 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (5.13%) Security Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) CISSP
2 13 (33.33%) GIAC
3 12 (30.77%) CEH
3 12 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (30.77%) MCSE
4 8 (20.51%) CISM
5 7 (17.95%) CISA
6 6 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (5.13%) ISACA
8 1 (2.56%) GCIA
8 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.56%) CRISC
8 1 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CNA
8 1 (2.56%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (43.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
2 3 (7.69%) Qualys
2 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee
4 1 (2.56%) Sophos
4 1 (2.56%) Tripwire
4 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
4 1 (2.56%) IronPort
4 1 (2.56%) Sun
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec