The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 120 161 177
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1085 833 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.46% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.83% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 499 405
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 9
Median hourly rate £22.25 £20.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £7.19 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £60.98 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+4.15% -49.99%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security within the UK.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security within the UK.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security
Top 30 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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 +42 1020 £500 +5.26% 293
London +42 414 £525 +9.09% 121
South East +1 194 £463 +0.54% 37
East of England +46 88 £475 +5.55% 14
Yorkshire +52 75 £475 - 21
South West +23 69 £550 +29.41% 29
City of London +19 68 £525 +5.00% 26
North West -1 67 £513 +9.04% 34
West Midlands -7 54 £490 +1.81% 25
West Yorkshire +47 52 £475 -5.94% 18
Bristol +38 47 £575 +9.52% 3
Berkshire -1 43 £450 -5.26% 10
Hampshire +8 42 £450 - 9
Manchester +6 36 £500 +61.29% 26
Leeds +29 35 £475 +1.06% 17
Surrey -11 35 £510 -2.85% 5
Scotland -5 32 £475 +8.57% 13
East Midlands +14 31 £550 +22.22% 5
North East -22 25 £800 +178.26% 1
Edinburgh +13 21 £500 +22.69% 9
South Yorkshire +10 21 £448 -3.24% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 20 £450 -1.09% 5
Nottinghamshire +3 19 £565 +29.14% 2
Sheffield -2 19 £450 -2.70% 1
Cambridgeshire +30 18 £413 +2.99% 5
Hertfordshire +14 18 £450 +42.17% 4
Bedfordshire +11 18 £450 -14.28% 4
Suffolk +7 18 £550 -
Nottingham +4 18 £573 +30.85% 1
Ipswich +2 18 £550 -

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Information Security.

1 713 (34.10%) CISSP
2 514 (24.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 510 (24.39%) Finance
4 421 (20.13%) CISM
5 340 (16.26%) Management Information System
6 332 (15.88%) Cybersecurity
7 315 (15.06%) Firewall
8 312 (14.92%) Risk Management
9 303 (14.49%) Project Management
10 275 (13.15%) PCI DSS
11 264 (12.63%) Windows
12 252 (12.05%) Security Cleared
13 231 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 228 (10.90%) Security Management
15 223 (10.66%) Security Operations
16 216 (10.33%) ITIL
17 209 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 207 (9.90%) SIEM
19 204 (9.76%) CISA
20 196 (9.37%) Degree
21 193 (9.23%) Security Architecture
21 193 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
22 182 (8.70%) Active Directory
23 179 (8.56%) SC Cleared
24 178 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
25 160 (7.65%) Linux
26 159 (7.60%) Penetration Testing
27 157 (7.51%) Information Security Management
28 154 (7.36%) Cisco
29 150 (7.17%) PRINCE2

Information Security
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 36 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 34 (1.63%) IIS
3 31 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 18 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 17 (0.81%) Apache
5 17 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.29%) Confluence
11 6 (0.29%) JBoss
11 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.24%) SAS
12 5 (0.24%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (0.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 103 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 74 (3.54%) MS Office
3 36 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.24%) MS Project
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) SmartSuite
8 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.19%) BusinessWare
5 4 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.19%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.14%) assyst
6 3 (0.14%) Eikon
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.096%) Primavera
7 2 (0.096%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (3.01%) SaaS
4 56 (2.68%) IaaS
5 43 (2.06%) Office 365
6 40 (1.91%) PaaS
7 16 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
10 6 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.096%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.096%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.048%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 315 (15.06%) Firewall
2 117 (5.60%) Network Security
3 96 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 90 (4.30%) Internet
5 88 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.16%) VPN
7 63 (3.01%) DNS
8 61 (2.92%) LAN
9 60 (2.87%) WAN
10 48 (2.30%) Wireless
11 47 (2.25%) SSL
12 42 (2.01%) HTTP
13 41 (1.96%) LDAP
14 29 (1.39%) DHCP
15 28 (1.34%) MPLS
16 21 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (0.91%) Intranet
17 19 (0.91%) IPsec
18 18 (0.86%) SAN
19 17 (0.81%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.72%) Big Data
3 25 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 22 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (0.72%) DB2
7 14 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 12 (0.57%) GIS
8 12 (0.57%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.43%) MySQL
10 8 (0.38%) DB2 UDB
10 8 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.19%) QlikView
14 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (0.86%) JIRA
2 16 (0.77%) Metasploit
3 15 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.67%) JUnit
5 12 (0.57%) Maven
6 11 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (0.53%) Mockito
7 10 (0.48%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.43%) TestNG
9 8 (0.38%) AppScan
10 7 (0.33%) Gradle
10 7 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.24%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.19%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.19%) WebStorm
13 3 (0.14%) Subversion
13 3 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
14 2 (0.096%) ANTLR
14 2 (0.096%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.096%) JBuilder
General
1 510 (24.39%) Finance
2 120 (5.74%) Legal
3 116 (5.55%) Banking
4 84 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 74 (3.54%) Retail
6 36 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.20%) Law
8 18 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.57%) French Language
12 9 (0.43%) Advertising
12 9 (0.43%) Italian Language
12 9 (0.43%) Marketing
13 8 (0.38%) Polish Language
13 8 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.29%) Automotive
14 6 (0.29%) Back Office
14 6 (0.29%) Publishing
15 5 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 415 (19.85%) Analyst
2 358 (17.12%) Consultant
3 325 (15.54%) Security Analyst
4 319 (15.26%) Architect
5 292 (13.96%) Security Consultant
6 282 (13.49%) Security Manager
7 236 (11.29%) Security Architect
8 198 (9.47%) Project Manager
9 160 (7.65%) Information Security Consultant
10 156 (7.46%) Information Analyst
11 154 (7.36%) Information Security Analyst
12 136 (6.50%) Information Security Manager
13 130 (6.22%) Security Project Manager
14 119 (5.69%) Information Manager
15 84 (4.02%) Business Analyst
15 84 (4.02%) Security Specialist
16 73 (3.49%) IT Manager
17 56 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
18 55 (2.63%) Security Engineer
19 50 (2.39%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.87%) .NET
1 39 (1.87%) Web Services
2 34 (1.63%) REST
3 29 (1.39%) SAML
4 28 (1.34%) Middleware
5 21 (1.00%) SOAP
6 20 (0.96%) J2EE
7 17 (0.81%) 802.1X
8 16 (0.77%) HTML
8 16 (0.77%) XML
9 14 (0.67%) OAuth
9 14 (0.67%) OpenID
10 13 (0.62%) Hibernate
11 12 (0.57%) Spring
12 9 (0.43%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.38%) AngularJS
13 8 (0.38%) JSON
13 8 (0.38%) RESTful
14 7 (0.33%) Kafka
14 7 (0.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 340 (16.26%) Management Information System
2 193 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 150 (7.17%) CESG
4 100 (4.78%) Data Centre
5 86 (4.11%) Security Operations Centre
6 76 (3.63%) PKI
7 53 (2.53%) Cryptography
7 53 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
8 52 (2.49%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
10 33 (1.58%) FMCG
10 33 (1.58%) Mathematics
11 29 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
12 27 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 24 (1.15%) PMI
14 23 (1.10%) Data Integration
15 21 (1.00%) Driving Licence
16 18 (0.86%) Algorithms
17 17 (0.81%) Public Cloud
17 17 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 264 (12.63%) Windows
2 160 (7.65%) Linux
3 100 (4.78%) Unix
4 63 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 44 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 27 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (0.96%) Solaris
12 17 (0.81%) Windows 10
13 14 (0.67%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.57%) AIX
14 12 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.57%) zOS
15 10 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.43%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (15.88%) Cybersecurity
2 312 (14.92%) Risk Management
3 303 (14.49%) Project Management
4 231 (11.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 228 (10.90%) Security Management
6 223 (10.66%) Security Operations
7 216 (10.33%) ITIL
8 207 (9.90%) SIEM
9 193 (9.23%) Security Architecture
10 178 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
11 159 (7.60%) Penetration Testing
12 157 (7.51%) Information Security Management
13 150 (7.17%) PRINCE2
14 149 (7.13%) Vulnerability Management
15 146 (6.98%) TOGAF
16 145 (6.93%) Data Protection
17 130 (6.22%) Information Assurance
18 122 (5.83%) Change Management
19 113 (5.40%) Risk Assessment
20 110 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (5.40%) Java
2 80 (3.83%) SQL
3 77 (3.68%) Python
4 47 (2.25%) Perl
5 43 (2.06%) C
6 40 (1.91%) PowerShell
7 33 (1.58%) C#
8 30 (1.43%) C++
9 28 (1.34%) Ruby
10 20 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.91%) VB
12 15 (0.72%) JavaScript
13 11 (0.53%) PHP
14 6 (0.29%) Scala
15 5 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.24%) VBScript
16 4 (0.19%) Groovy
17 3 (0.14%) Assembly Language
17 3 (0.14%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.096%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 713 (34.10%) CISSP
2 421 (20.13%) CISM
3 252 (12.05%) Security Cleared
4 204 (9.76%) CISA
5 196 (9.37%) Degree
6 179 (8.56%) SC Cleared
7 97 (4.64%) CESG Certified Professional
8 85 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
9 70 (3.35%) CEH
10 63 (3.01%) GIAC
11 56 (2.68%) CLAS
11 56 (2.68%) CRISC
12 47 (2.25%) CISMP
13 45 (2.15%) CREST Certified
14 43 (2.06%) CCNP
15 39 (1.87%) GCIH
16 37 (1.77%) SANS
17 35 (1.67%) DV Cleared
17 35 (1.67%) PMI Certification
18 34 (1.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 514 (24.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 275 (13.15%) PCI DSS
3 103 (4.93%) COBIT
4 66 (3.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 58 (2.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 40 (1.91%) SLA
7 38 (1.82%) RMADS
8 31 (1.48%) JSP 440
9 30 (1.43%) QA
10 19 (0.91%) ISO 9001
10 19 (0.91%) ISO27002
11 16 (0.77%) GPG13
12 15 (0.72%) ISO27005
13 14 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
14 12 (0.57%) Data Quality
15 11 (0.53%) ISO22301
16 10 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
17 7 (0.33%) COSO
18 4 (0.19%) GxP
18 4 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 182 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 67 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.53%) vSphere
5 9 (0.43%) RACF
5 9 (0.43%) Snort
6 8 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.29%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.19%) ClearTrust
9 4 (0.19%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.19%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.19%) Xen
10 3 (0.14%) Postfix
10 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (1.24%) QRadar
1 26 (1.24%) SCCM
2 24 (1.15%) Nessus
2 24 (1.15%) Puppet
3 20 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 19 (0.91%) EnCase
5 16 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.72%) Nmap
7 12 (0.57%) OpenAM
7 12 (0.57%) OpenIDM
8 10 (0.48%) Ansible
8 10 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (0.48%) RSA Archer
8 10 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.43%) ArcSight ESM
9 9 (0.43%) RSA Security Analytics
10 8 (0.38%) Control-M
11 7 (0.33%) Nexpose
11 7 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 209 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 154 (7.36%) Cisco
3 116 (5.55%) Oracle
4 93 (4.45%) VMware
5 72 (3.44%) Splunk
6 66 (3.16%) CheckPoint
7 65 (3.11%) ArcSight
8 58 (2.77%) Intel Security
9 43 (2.06%) Qualys
10 37 (1.77%) IBM
11 36 (1.72%) Juniper
11 36 (1.72%) Symantec
12 34 (1.63%) Citrix
13 32 (1.53%) SAP
14 28 (1.34%) Cyber-Ark
15 27 (1.29%) Blue Coat
16 25 (1.20%) F5
17 24 (1.15%) HP
18 23 (1.10%) Remedy
19 22 (1.05%) Red Hat
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 to £500 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Acumin
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash Associates
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Sage UK Limited
Rate: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago