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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 184 207 212
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 691 541 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 0.99% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.33% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 329 259
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £420
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £50.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.44% +180.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £29.74 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.10 £52.05 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +23 626 £450 - 297
London +30 272 £475 - 99
South East +19 149 £425 -5.55% 53
City of London +41 91 £475 - 23
East of England +50 55 £438 +14.37% 20
North West -48 46 £450 +20.00% 26
Scotland +31 44 £400 +115.48% 23
West Midlands +3 37 £418 -12.10% 20
Buckinghamshire +16 31 £400 -3.03% 6
South West -8 30 £420 -19.23% 33
Berkshire +7 29 £431 -13.75% 17
Milton Keynes +15 27 £400 -2.43% 3
Edinburgh +19 26 £400 +42.85% 13
Hampshire -1 24 £425 +19.29% 16
Surrey -5 21 £471 +14.24% 6
Hertfordshire +23 19 £342 +1.18% 9
Birmingham +4 15 £435 -3.33% 13
East Sussex +2 15 £413 -25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -11 15 £435 - 4
Manchester -23 14 £450 +5.88% 19
Glasgow +1 12 £400 +374.07% 11
Slough +8 11 £431 -13.31% 4
East Midlands +2 11 £400 +25.98% 17
Yorkshire -14 11 £375 +36.36% 26
Cheshire -22 11 £500 +47.05% 1
Bedfordshire - 11 £450 - 1
Staines +8 10 £513 +32.25%
Lewes - 10 £275 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 10 £310 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 9 £444 +7.57% 8

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 377 (29.38%) CISSP
2 336 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 295 (22.99%) Finance
4 292 (22.76%) Management Information System
5 260 (20.27%) Risk Management
6 223 (17.38%) Firewall
7 208 (16.21%) Security Cleared
8 197 (15.35%) CISM
9 194 (15.12%) Microsoft
10 191 (14.89%) ITIL
11 187 (14.58%) Windows
12 163 (12.70%) Security Management
13 157 (12.24%) Degree
14 154 (12.00%) SC Cleared
15 139 (10.83%) PCI DSS
16 132 (10.29%) Project Management
16 132 (10.29%) PRINCE2
17 118 (9.20%) Data Protection
18 107 (8.34%) Cyber Security
18 107 (8.34%) Linux
19 106 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
20 101 (7.87%) Security Architecture
21 99 (7.72%) Information Security Management
22 98 (7.64%) CISA
23 96 (7.48%) Banking
24 93 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
25 92 (7.17%) Change Management
26 91 (7.09%) ISMS
27 90 (7.01%) Network Security
27 90 (7.01%) Active Directory

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (4.29%) IIS
2 53 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.10%) MS Exchange
4 25 (1.95%) CMS
5 16 (1.25%) Apache
6 9 (0.70%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.39%) Lync
9 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.16%) SAS
11 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 80 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.44%) MS Office
3 27 (2.10%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.94%) MS Project
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Summit
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.23%) Eikon
3 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.23%) Agresso
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.078%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.078%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.86%) SaaS
2 10 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.55%) Office 365
3 7 (0.55%) PaaS
4 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.078%) Route 53
7 1 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 223 (17.38%) Firewall
2 90 (7.01%) Network Security
3 68 (5.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 59 (4.60%) VPN
4 59 (4.60%) WAN
5 58 (4.52%) TCP/IP
6 52 (4.05%) LAN
7 37 (2.88%) Internet
8 34 (2.65%) DNS
9 30 (2.34%) LDAP
10 29 (2.26%) SAN
11 26 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (1.95%) DHCP
13 23 (1.79%) SSL
13 23 (1.79%) Wireless
14 17 (1.33%) MPLS
15 16 (1.25%) VoIP
16 15 (1.17%) Intranet
17 10 (0.78%) OSPF
18 9 (0.70%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (0.86%) MySQL
4 10 (0.78%) DB2
4 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (0.78%) DB2 UDB
5 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.62%) Big Data
6 7 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.31%) DataStage
9 3 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (0.16%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.31%) JIRA
4 3 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.16%) ERwin
5 2 (0.16%) Selenium
5 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.078%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.078%) Bower
6 1 (0.078%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.078%) Grunt
6 1 (0.078%) JSHint
6 1 (0.078%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.078%) FxCop
6 1 (0.078%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.078%) NDepend
6 1 (0.078%) ANTLR
6 1 (0.078%) Moq
6 1 (0.078%) ReSharper
General
1 295 (22.99%) Finance
2 96 (7.48%) Banking
3 68 (5.30%) Legal
4 58 (4.52%) Retail
5 54 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 34 (2.65%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 25 (1.95%) Law
9 17 (1.33%) Publishing
10 10 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (0.78%) Military
10 10 (0.78%) Local Government
11 8 (0.62%) Advertising
12 7 (0.55%) Marketing
13 6 (0.47%) Games
14 5 (0.39%) German Language
14 5 (0.39%) Back Office
15 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 294 (22.92%) Analyst
2 222 (17.30%) Consultant
3 201 (15.67%) Security Analyst
4 175 (13.64%) Architect
5 163 (12.70%) Security Consultant
6 126 (9.82%) Security Manager
7 105 (8.18%) Project Manager
8 99 (7.72%) Information Analyst
9 97 (7.56%) Information Security Analyst
10 88 (6.86%) Information Manager
11 85 (6.63%) Security Architect
12 83 (6.47%) Information Security Manager
13 57 (4.44%) Information Security Consultant
14 53 (4.13%) Security Engineer
15 49 (3.82%) Business Analyst
16 44 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
17 37 (2.88%) Security Officer
18 36 (2.81%) Security Specialist
19 35 (2.73%) IT Security Analyst
20 30 (2.34%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.13%) .NET
2 38 (2.96%) Web Services
3 26 (2.03%) XML
4 21 (1.64%) SOAP
5 20 (1.56%) SAML
6 17 (1.33%) OAuth
6 17 (1.33%) OpenID
7 16 (1.25%) .NET Framework
8 15 (1.17%) Middleware
9 12 (0.94%) JSP
9 12 (0.94%) HTML
10 8 (0.62%) ASP.NET
10 8 (0.62%) LAMP
10 8 (0.62%) WCF
11 5 (0.39%) SailPoint
11 5 (0.39%) XACML
12 4 (0.31%) XSLT
13 3 (0.23%) RESTful
13 3 (0.23%) Flash
13 3 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 292 (22.76%) Management Information System
2 93 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (4.13%) PKI
4 51 (3.98%) CESG
5 39 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
6 34 (2.65%) RMADS
7 32 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
9 22 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.56%) NHS
10 20 (1.56%) GIS
11 19 (1.48%) Cryptography
12 18 (1.40%) Human Factors
13 16 (1.25%) Mainframe
13 16 (1.25%) Replication
14 13 (1.01%) Statistics
14 13 (1.01%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.78%) PMI
15 10 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 187 (14.58%) Windows
2 107 (8.34%) Linux
3 74 (5.77%) UNIX
4 18 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 15 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.01%) Solaris
7 11 (0.86%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.62%) AIX
9 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.39%) Android
11 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.23%) CentOS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.16%) HPUX
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.078%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.078%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (20.27%) Risk Management
2 191 (14.89%) ITIL
3 163 (12.70%) Security Management
4 132 (10.29%) Project Management
4 132 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 118 (9.20%) Data Protection
6 107 (8.34%) Cyber Security
7 106 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 101 (7.87%) Security Architecture
9 99 (7.72%) Information Security Management
10 92 (7.17%) Change Management
11 91 (7.09%) ISMS
12 83 (6.47%) Vulnerability Management
13 80 (6.24%) Incident Management
13 80 (6.24%) Penetration Testing
14 77 (6.00%) TOGAF
15 76 (5.92%) Information Assurance
16 75 (5.85%) SIEM
17 71 (5.53%) Risk Assessment
18 67 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (5.46%) SQL
2 33 (2.57%) C#
3 25 (1.95%) Python
3 25 (1.95%) VB
4 21 (1.64%) C
5 20 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 20 (1.56%) Perl
6 17 (1.33%) Java
7 12 (0.94%) T-SQL
8 8 (0.62%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.47%) C++
9 6 (0.47%) VBA
10 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.39%) VBScript
11 3 (0.23%) PHP
12 2 (0.16%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.078%) Go
13 1 (0.078%) Scala
13 1 (0.078%) R
Qualifications
1 377 (29.38%) CISSP
2 208 (16.21%) Security Cleared
3 197 (15.35%) CISM
4 157 (12.24%) Degree
5 154 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 98 (7.64%) CISA
7 52 (4.05%) PMI Certification
8 49 (3.82%) DV Cleared
8 49 (3.82%) GIAC
9 46 (3.59%) PMP
10 41 (3.20%) ISEB
10 41 (3.20%) CEH
11 40 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (3.12%) CISMP
12 32 (2.49%) CCNA
13 29 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 29 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (2.18%) CRISC
15 19 (1.48%) SSCP
15 19 (1.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (26.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 139 (10.83%) PCI DSS
3 51 (3.98%) COBIT
4 30 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (1.79%) SLA
6 21 (1.64%) ISO 9000
6 21 (1.64%) QA
7 15 (1.17%) ISO 9001
8 14 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 14 (1.09%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.70%) ISO 14001
10 8 (0.62%) BS7799
11 6 (0.47%) GPG13
12 5 (0.39%) COSO
13 3 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.23%) BS25999
14 2 (0.16%) HL7
14 2 (0.16%) EMIR
14 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.078%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 90 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.86%) UAG
3 11 (0.86%) vSphere
4 10 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.47%) Snort
5 6 (0.47%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.47%) Squid
6 5 (0.39%) XenApp
6 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.31%) NFS
7 4 (0.31%) Firmware
7 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.23%) Samba
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.078%) vCloud
10 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.078%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (1.33%) SCCM
2 13 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (0.86%) Nessus
4 10 (0.78%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (0.62%) OpenView
7 6 (0.47%) SCOM
7 6 (0.47%) WSUS
7 6 (0.47%) DatAdvantage
8 5 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (0.39%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.31%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.31%) Puppet
9 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.31%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.16%) Salt
11 2 (0.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 194 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 87 (6.78%) Cisco
3 57 (4.44%) VMware
4 51 (3.98%) Citrix
5 46 (3.59%) Oracle
6 42 (3.27%) CheckPoint
6 42 (3.27%) ArcSight
7 39 (3.04%) McAfee
8 34 (2.65%) HP
9 30 (2.34%) Symantec
10 28 (2.18%) Websense
11 27 (2.10%) Cyber-Ark
11 27 (2.10%) Juniper
12 24 (1.87%) IBM
12 24 (1.87%) SAP
13 22 (1.71%) Qualys
14 20 (1.56%) F5
14 20 (1.56%) Blue Coat
15 13 (1.01%) Dell
16 12 (0.94%) Nokia
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