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 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 187 202 236
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +34
Contract jobs citing Information Security 646 516 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 0.98% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.31% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 326 204
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £578 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +106.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £17.88 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £51.45 £54.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +129.16%

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
41108 39275 33264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.88% 73.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 25532 24038 19929
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1128 1096
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 584 £450 - 309
London +17 276 £475 +5.55% 151
South East +3 111 £450 -5.26% 50
City of London +25 83 £475 - 45
South West +19 53 £625 +25.00% 20
North West -17 53 £425 -5.55% 21
Scotland +29 48 £400 +14.28% 22
East of England +22 32 £419 +10.56% 9
Edinburgh +16 29 £400 +32.23% 8
Berkshire +5 29 £525 +5.00% 17
West Midlands +6 28 £410 -18.00% 24
Somerset +17 25 £675 +42.10%
Surrey -2 24 £425 -19.04% 15
Taunton +3 20 £675 +42.10%
Manchester -3 19 £319 -15.00% 13
Hampshire -17 19 £438 +12.17% 4
Yorkshire -11 16 £400 +45.45% 21
Staines +14 15 £475 +13.43% 4
Cheshire -5 15 £500 -1.96% 7
West Yorkshire -3 14 £400 +18.43% 10
Glasgow -2 12 £250 -34.64% 12
Birmingham +2 11 £450 -10.00% 13
Leeds +1 11 £416 +75.26% 5
East Midlands +1 11 £400 +68.42% 9
Reading +9 10 £525 +16.66% 5
Bristol +4 10 £325 -38.09% 4
Oxfordshire -13 10 £450 - 1
Warrington -8 9 £500 -1.96% 1
Norwich - 9 £375 -
Norfolk - 9 £375 -

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 407 (31.72%) CISSP
2 328 (25.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 288 (22.45%) Finance
4 283 (22.06%) Risk Management
4 283 (22.06%) Management Information System
5 214 (16.68%) Security Cleared
6 208 (16.21%) CISM
7 196 (15.28%) Firewall
8 195 (15.20%) Windows
9 186 (14.50%) ITIL
10 168 (13.09%) Microsoft
11 164 (12.78%) SC Cleared
12 159 (12.39%) Degree
13 153 (11.93%) Security Management
14 150 (11.69%) PRINCE2
15 143 (11.15%) PCI DSS
16 129 (10.05%) Project Management
17 118 (9.20%) Data Protection
18 117 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 117 (9.12%) CISA
19 116 (9.04%) Linux
20 109 (8.50%) Security Architecture
21 99 (7.72%) Information Security Management
22 96 (7.48%) Cyber Security
23 91 (7.09%) Network Security
24 90 (7.01%) Banking
25 89 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
26 88 (6.86%) TOGAF
26 88 (6.86%) Cisco
27 86 (6.70%) Risk Assessment

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 59 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.36%) IIS
3 22 (1.71%) CMS
3 22 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 17 (1.33%) Apache
5 9 (0.70%) IBM Notes
6 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.31%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.23%) Documentum
10 3 (0.23%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.16%) Lync
Applications
1 65 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.27%) MS Office
3 23 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.62%) MS Project
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.55%) Summit
3 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.078%) Agresso
5 1 (0.078%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.078%) Eikon
5 1 (0.078%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.078%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.55%) SaaS
2 6 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.47%) IaaS
3 5 (0.39%) PaaS
4 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.078%) Route 53
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 196 (15.28%) Firewall
2 91 (7.09%) Network Security
3 63 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 60 (4.68%) TCP/IP
5 45 (3.51%) WAN
6 44 (3.43%) VPN
7 42 (3.27%) LAN
8 33 (2.57%) Internet
9 26 (2.03%) DNS
9 26 (2.03%) LDAP
10 23 (1.79%) SSL
10 23 (1.79%) SAN
11 22 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (1.33%) Wireless
13 16 (1.25%) DHCP
14 15 (1.17%) MPLS
15 14 (1.09%) Intranet
16 11 (0.86%) HTTP
17 10 (0.78%) FTP
18 8 (0.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.01%) MySQL
3 9 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 9 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.47%) Big Data
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.23%) DataStage
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.16%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.16%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.16%) MS Access
9 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.16%) IDOL
10 1 (0.078%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.23%) Selenium
2 3 (0.23%) JIRA
3 2 (0.16%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.16%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.078%) AppScan
4 1 (0.078%) NUnit
4 1 (0.078%) Subversion
4 1 (0.078%) MSI
4 1 (0.078%) ERwin
4 1 (0.078%) Bower
4 1 (0.078%) Grunt
4 1 (0.078%) JSHint
4 1 (0.078%) Moq
4 1 (0.078%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.078%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.078%) FxCop
4 1 (0.078%) StyleCop
General
1 288 (22.45%) Finance
2 90 (7.01%) Banking
3 71 (5.53%) Legal
4 59 (4.60%) Retail
4 59 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 41 (3.20%) Manufacturing
6 36 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 28 (2.18%) Law
8 25 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.09%) Publishing
10 9 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.55%) Military
12 6 (0.47%) German Language
12 6 (0.47%) Advertising
13 5 (0.39%) Local Government
13 5 (0.39%) Games
13 5 (0.39%) Back Office
14 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Marketing
15 2 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 289 (22.53%) Analyst
2 236 (18.39%) Consultant
3 214 (16.68%) Security Analyst
4 175 (13.64%) Security Consultant
5 161 (12.55%) Architect
6 136 (10.60%) Security Manager
7 114 (8.89%) Information Analyst
8 113 (8.81%) Information Security Analyst
9 109 (8.50%) Project Manager
10 98 (7.64%) Information Manager
11 92 (7.17%) Information Security Manager
12 71 (5.53%) Security Architect
13 69 (5.38%) Information Security Consultant
14 45 (3.51%) Security Specialist
15 43 (3.35%) Business Analyst
15 43 (3.35%) Security Engineer
15 43 (3.35%) Security Officer
16 39 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
17 36 (2.81%) Information Security Officer
18 30 (2.34%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.20%) .NET
2 36 (2.81%) Web Services
3 29 (2.26%) SAML
4 26 (2.03%) OAuth
4 26 (2.03%) OpenID
5 17 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 15 (1.17%) XML
6 15 (1.17%) Middleware
7 12 (0.94%) SOAP
8 10 (0.78%) LAMP
9 9 (0.70%) JSP
10 7 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.55%) WCF
11 5 (0.39%) HTML
11 5 (0.39%) CSS
11 5 (0.39%) XSLT
11 5 (0.39%) SailPoint
12 4 (0.31%) XACML
13 3 (0.23%) Flash
13 3 (0.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 283 (22.06%) Management Information System
2 81 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.21%) CESG
4 42 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 39 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
6 38 (2.96%) PKI
7 31 (2.42%) RMADS
8 29 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.18%) CESG CLAS
10 21 (1.64%) Cryptography
11 20 (1.56%) GIS
12 18 (1.40%) Human Factors
13 16 (1.25%) Mathematics
14 15 (1.17%) NHS
15 14 (1.09%) Mainframe
15 14 (1.09%) Replication
16 11 (0.86%) Smart Meter
16 11 (0.86%) Statistics
17 9 (0.70%) SCADA
18 8 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 195 (15.20%) Windows
2 116 (9.04%) Linux
3 85 (6.63%) UNIX
4 22 (1.71%) Windows 7
5 18 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (0.86%) Solaris
7 7 (0.55%) Windows XP
7 7 (0.55%) Android
8 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.47%) AIX
9 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.23%) CentOS
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.16%) HPUX
13 1 (0.078%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (22.06%) Risk Management
2 186 (14.50%) ITIL
3 153 (11.93%) Security Management
4 150 (11.69%) PRINCE2
5 129 (10.05%) Project Management
6 118 (9.20%) Data Protection
7 117 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 109 (8.50%) Security Architecture
9 99 (7.72%) Information Security Management
10 96 (7.48%) Cyber Security
11 89 (6.94%) Vulnerability Management
12 88 (6.86%) TOGAF
13 86 (6.70%) Risk Assessment
13 86 (6.70%) ISMS
14 85 (6.63%) Information Assurance
15 78 (6.08%) Enterprise Architecture
16 77 (6.00%) SIEM
16 77 (6.00%) Change Management
16 77 (6.00%) Penetration Testing
17 76 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (3.59%) SQL
2 31 (2.42%) C#
3 25 (1.95%) C
4 24 (1.87%) Java
5 23 (1.79%) Python
6 21 (1.64%) Perl
7 13 (1.01%) VB
8 10 (0.78%) C++
9 9 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.47%) PHP
12 4 (0.31%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.31%) VBA
13 3 (0.23%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.16%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.16%) Ruby
15 1 (0.078%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.078%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.078%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 407 (31.72%) CISSP
2 214 (16.68%) Security Cleared
3 208 (16.21%) CISM
4 164 (12.78%) SC Cleared
5 159 (12.39%) Degree
6 117 (9.12%) CISA
7 56 (4.36%) DV Cleared
8 54 (4.21%) GIAC
9 49 (3.82%) PMP
10 48 (3.74%) PMI Certification
11 45 (3.51%) CEH
12 42 (3.27%) ISEB
13 41 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
13 41 (3.20%) CRISC
14 40 (3.12%) CISMP
15 37 (2.88%) CCNA
16 30 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 25 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (1.79%) SSCP
19 20 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (25.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (11.15%) PCI DSS
3 57 (4.44%) COBIT
4 33 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.64%) ISO 9000
6 17 (1.33%) QA
7 16 (1.25%) ISO 9001
8 13 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 10 (0.78%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.78%) ISO 14001
10 9 (0.70%) SLA
10 9 (0.70%) BS7799
11 7 (0.55%) GPG13
12 3 (0.23%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.23%) COSO
13 2 (0.16%) BS25999
14 1 (0.078%) TickIT
14 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.078%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 82 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.01%) Snort
4 8 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.55%) Squid
6 6 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.31%) XenApp
8 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.23%) Samba
9 3 (0.23%) NFS
9 3 (0.23%) Firmware
9 3 (0.23%) vSphere
10 1 (0.078%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.078%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.078%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (1.40%) Nessus
2 15 (1.17%) SCCM
3 10 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.55%) Puppet
5 6 (0.47%) WSUS
6 5 (0.39%) OPNET
6 5 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (0.39%) SCOM
7 4 (0.31%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.31%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.23%) Nmap
8 3 (0.23%) OpenView
8 3 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (0.23%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.16%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 168 (13.09%) Microsoft
2 88 (6.86%) Cisco
3 55 (4.29%) VMware
4 48 (3.74%) Oracle
5 47 (3.66%) ArcSight
6 46 (3.59%) Citrix
7 42 (3.27%) CheckPoint
8 36 (2.81%) HP
9 33 (2.57%) McAfee
10 30 (2.34%) IBM
11 28 (2.18%) Juniper
12 25 (1.95%) Cyber-Ark
13 24 (1.87%) SAP
14 23 (1.79%) Websense
15 21 (1.64%) Qualys
15 21 (1.64%) F5
16 20 (1.56%) Blue Coat
17 17 (1.33%) Symantec
17 17 (1.33%) Splunk
18 14 (1.09%) Tripwire
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 400 - 500
Posted: 10 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Montash
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
England
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £75000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £340 - £342 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
ICO
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
ICO
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow, near Manchester, Cheshire
Information Commissioner's Office
Rate: £30,923
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow, near Manchester, Cheshire
Information Commissioner's Office
Rate: £39,137 + benefits + pension
Posted: 7 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago