The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills 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 over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 166 212 210
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 735 541 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 1.02% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.36% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 339 280
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.78% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.42 £29.74 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.39 £59.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-60.78% +187.97%

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 +39 667 £450 - 279
London +35 259 £475 +5.20% 117
South East +36 170 £438 - 53
City of London +37 80 £475 +11.76% 25
North West -37 59 £450 +2.27% 26
East of England +46 52 £430 +17.40% 18
South West +12 47 £410 -14.63% 18
Buckinghamshire +36 38 £419 -1.47% 8
Scotland +21 36 £400 +10.34% 17
Hampshire +17 35 £438 -2.77% 12
West Midlands +5 34 £425 -10.52% 13
Milton Keynes +29 29 £400 +3.22% 3
Berkshire +11 29 £425 -14.14% 15
Surrey +2 27 £513 +34.42% 9
Hertfordshire +8 21 £333 -1.32% 8
Birmingham +8 20 £420 -6.66% 5
Edinburgh +13 19 £400 +10.34% 4
Manchester -19 18 £425 -10.52% 18
Cheshire -28 17 £475 +11.76% 6
Slough +17 15 £425 -14.57% 3
Wiltshire +11 14 £389 -2.75% 2
Yorkshire -24 14 £450 +43.42% 21
Somerset +13 13 £503 -3.36%
Staines +8 13 £494 +33.44% 1
East Sussex -5 13 £413 +26.92%
East Midlands +6 12 £425 +33.85% 11
North East +1 12 £120 -68.00% 2
Wales +5 11 £290 -27.72% 5
Glasgow -1 11 £413 +305.70% 9
West Yorkshire -17 11 £413 +15.38% 14

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Information Security also 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 that cited Information Security.

1 378 (28.57%) CISSP
2 352 (26.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 322 (24.34%) Finance
4 290 (21.92%) Management Information System
5 256 (19.35%) Risk Management
6 234 (17.69%) Firewall
7 216 (16.33%) CISM
8 215 (16.25%) Microsoft
9 205 (15.50%) Windows
10 204 (15.42%) ITIL
11 188 (14.21%) Security Cleared
12 169 (12.77%) Security Management
13 149 (11.26%) Degree
14 148 (11.19%) PCI DSS
15 143 (10.81%) Project Management
16 138 (10.43%) Data Protection
17 133 (10.05%) SC Cleared
18 132 (9.98%) PRINCE2
19 116 (8.77%) Cyber Security
20 115 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
21 113 (8.54%) Security Architecture
22 110 (8.31%) Linux
22 110 (8.31%) CISA
23 104 (7.86%) Information Security Management
24 97 (7.33%) Banking
25 96 (7.26%) Active Directory
25 96 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
26 94 (7.11%) SIEM
27 92 (6.95%) Vulnerability Management
28 91 (6.88%) Network Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Information Security also 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 that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 55 (4.16%) SharePoint
1 55 (4.16%) IIS
2 26 (1.97%) MS Exchange
2 26 (1.97%) CMS
3 25 (1.89%) Apache
4 9 (0.68%) IBM Notes
5 8 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.38%) Lync
8 4 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.30%) SAS
8 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.30%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 88 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 63 (4.76%) MS Office
3 29 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (1.21%) MS Project
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.076%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.53%) Summit
4 6 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.23%) Eikon
6 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.23%) Agresso
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.076%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.076%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.076%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.076%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.06%) SaaS
2 11 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.68%) PaaS
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.60%) Office 365
6 5 (0.38%) IaaS
7 3 (0.23%) Taleo
8 1 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.076%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.076%) Route 53
8 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.076%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.076%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 234 (17.69%) Firewall
2 91 (6.88%) Network Security
3 63 (4.76%) VPN
4 60 (4.54%) TCP/IP
4 60 (4.54%) WAN
5 55 (4.16%) LAN
6 53 (4.01%) Intrusion Detection
7 38 (2.87%) DNS
8 35 (2.65%) Internet
9 29 (2.19%) LDAP
10 28 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (2.04%) Wireless
11 27 (2.04%) SAN
12 26 (1.97%) DHCP
13 25 (1.89%) SSL
14 16 (1.21%) MPLS
14 16 (1.21%) Intranet
14 16 (1.21%) VoIP
15 12 (0.91%) OSPF
16 11 (0.83%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (0.91%) DB2
3 11 (0.83%) DB2 UDB
4 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (0.68%) Big Data
6 8 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (0.60%) MySQL
6 8 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.38%) DataStage
9 4 (0.30%) QlikView
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.23%) MSI
3 3 (0.23%) ERwin
3 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.15%) VisualVM
4 2 (0.15%) YourKit
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.15%) JUnit
4 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.15%) ANTLR
4 2 (0.15%) Maven
4 2 (0.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.076%) Selenium
5 1 (0.076%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.076%) Grunt
5 1 (0.076%) JSHint
5 1 (0.076%) Moq
5 1 (0.076%) FxCop
General
1 322 (24.34%) Finance
2 97 (7.33%) Banking
3 71 (5.37%) Legal
4 64 (4.84%) Retail
5 50 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.57%) Investment Banking
8 32 (2.42%) Law
9 28 (2.12%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.06%) Publishing
11 12 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.76%) Military
12 10 (0.76%) Advertising
12 10 (0.76%) Local Government
13 7 (0.53%) Marketing
14 5 (0.38%) Games
15 4 (0.30%) Billing
15 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.23%) German Language
17 2 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 309 (23.36%) Analyst
2 225 (17.01%) Consultant
3 208 (15.72%) Security Analyst
4 194 (14.66%) Architect
5 163 (12.32%) Security Consultant
6 121 (9.15%) Security Manager
7 112 (8.47%) Project Manager
8 108 (8.16%) Information Analyst
9 105 (7.94%) Information Security Analyst
10 90 (6.80%) Security Architect
11 81 (6.12%) Information Manager
12 76 (5.74%) Information Security Manager
13 61 (4.61%) Information Security Consultant
14 56 (4.23%) Security Engineer
15 55 (4.16%) Business Analyst
16 50 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
17 39 (2.95%) Security Officer
18 36 (2.72%) Security Specialist
19 35 (2.65%) IT Security Analyst
20 32 (2.42%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.78%) .NET
2 35 (2.65%) Web Services
3 22 (1.66%) XML
4 17 (1.28%) Middleware
5 16 (1.21%) SOAP
5 16 (1.21%) .NET Framework
6 15 (1.13%) HTML
7 13 (0.98%) SAML
8 11 (0.83%) JSP
9 10 (0.76%) OpenID
9 10 (0.76%) OAuth
10 8 (0.60%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.38%) XACML
11 5 (0.38%) LAMP
11 5 (0.38%) XSLT
12 4 (0.30%) RESTful
12 4 (0.30%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.23%) Spring
13 3 (0.23%) SailPoint
13 3 (0.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 290 (21.92%) Management Information System
2 96 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (6.27%) Data Centre
4 55 (4.16%) PKI
5 47 (3.55%) Data Protection Act
6 43 (3.25%) CESG
7 34 (2.57%) RMADS
8 27 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.81%) NHS
10 22 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.59%) GIS
12 20 (1.51%) CESG CLAS
12 20 (1.51%) Mainframe
12 20 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 18 (1.36%) Cryptography
13 18 (1.36%) Human Factors
14 15 (1.13%) PMI
15 14 (1.06%) Statistics
16 11 (0.83%) Replication
17 10 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 205 (15.50%) Windows
2 110 (8.31%) Linux
3 86 (6.50%) UNIX
4 21 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 20 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.06%) Solaris
7 13 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.76%) AIX
8 10 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.38%) Android
9 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.15%) HPUX
12 2 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.076%) Debian
13 1 (0.076%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (19.35%) Risk Management
2 204 (15.42%) ITIL
3 169 (12.77%) Security Management
4 143 (10.81%) Project Management
5 138 (10.43%) Data Protection
6 132 (9.98%) PRINCE2
7 116 (8.77%) Cyber Security
8 115 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 113 (8.54%) Security Architecture
10 104 (7.86%) Information Security Management
11 94 (7.11%) SIEM
12 92 (6.95%) Vulnerability Management
13 91 (6.88%) Change Management
14 87 (6.58%) ISMS
15 86 (6.50%) Incident Management
16 83 (6.27%) Penetration Testing
17 74 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
18 73 (5.52%) TOGAF
19 71 (5.37%) Risk Assessment
20 67 (5.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 81 (6.12%) SQL
2 28 (2.12%) VB
3 25 (1.89%) C#
4 24 (1.81%) PowerShell
5 22 (1.66%) Python
5 22 (1.66%) C
6 18 (1.36%) Perl
7 16 (1.21%) Java
8 10 (0.76%) VBA
9 9 (0.68%) JavaScript
10 8 (0.60%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.53%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.45%) VBScript
13 4 (0.30%) PHP
14 3 (0.23%) C++
15 2 (0.15%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.076%) Ruby
16 1 (0.076%) Go
16 1 (0.076%) Scala
Qualifications
1 378 (28.57%) CISSP
2 216 (16.33%) CISM
3 188 (14.21%) Security Cleared
4 149 (11.26%) Degree
5 133 (10.05%) SC Cleared
6 110 (8.31%) CISA
7 51 (3.85%) PMI Certification
8 49 (3.70%) GIAC
9 44 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (3.17%) PMP
11 40 (3.02%) ISEB
12 39 (2.95%) CISMP
13 38 (2.87%) DV Cleared
14 34 (2.57%) CEH
15 33 (2.49%) CRISC
16 30 (2.27%) CCNA
17 26 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 26 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (1.81%) CCNP
19 18 (1.36%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (26.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 148 (11.19%) PCI DSS
3 61 (4.61%) COBIT
4 32 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (2.34%) SLA
6 22 (1.66%) ISO 9000
7 21 (1.59%) QA
8 17 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 15 (1.13%) JSP 440
10 14 (1.06%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.76%) ISO 14001
12 8 (0.60%) GPG13
13 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
14 6 (0.45%) BS7799
15 5 (0.38%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.38%) COSO
16 3 (0.23%) BS25999
17 2 (0.15%) PMBOK
17 2 (0.15%) EMIR
17 2 (0.15%) GCP
System Software
1 96 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.98%) vSphere
5 10 (0.76%) UAG
6 7 (0.53%) XenApp
6 7 (0.53%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.53%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.45%) Snort
7 6 (0.45%) Squid
8 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.38%) NFS
9 4 (0.30%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.23%) Samba
10 3 (0.23%) Firmware
11 1 (0.076%) vCloud
11 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.076%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.076%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (1.13%) SCCM
2 12 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (0.76%) Nessus
3 10 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (0.68%) OpenView
4 9 (0.68%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.53%) DatAdvantage
6 6 (0.45%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (0.45%) WSUS
7 5 (0.38%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.30%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.30%) Puppet
8 4 (0.30%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 215 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.20%) Cisco
3 68 (5.14%) VMware
4 62 (4.69%) Oracle
5 56 (4.23%) Citrix
6 40 (3.02%) ArcSight
6 40 (3.02%) HP
6 40 (3.02%) CheckPoint
7 39 (2.95%) McAfee
8 33 (2.49%) Symantec
9 31 (2.34%) SAP
10 29 (2.19%) Websense
11 26 (1.97%) IBM
12 23 (1.74%) Juniper
12 23 (1.74%) Cyber-Ark
13 22 (1.66%) Qualys
14 16 (1.21%) Splunk
15 15 (1.13%) Blue Coat
15 15 (1.13%) Dell
16 13 (0.98%) F5
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