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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 160 234 254
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +20
Contract jobs citing Information Security 789 449 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 0.87% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.17% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 274 267
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.21% +92.35%

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
43026 38252 39233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 74.11% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 27635 23752 22856
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1133 1448
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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 +68 740 £475 +11.76% 246
London +91 426 £485 +2.10% 100
City of London +75 128 £484 -3.20% 41
South East +14 123 £475 +13.77% 45
North West +8 63 £446 +18.93% 29
Berkshire +40 53 £475 +5.55% 17
East of England +11 46 £475 +8.63% 13
Cheshire +19 34 £492 +22.61% 9
Scotland +8 31 £400 +59.46% 6
South West -25 31 £400 +30.61% 24
Surrey +10 30 £405 -5.59% 8
West Midlands -3 21 £488 +34.48% 13
Warrington +4 19 £563 - 2
Reading +11 18 £495 -10.00% 5
Edinburgh +3 18 £390 - 2
Manchester -12 17 £450 +28.57% 16
Yorkshire -5 15 £350 -24.32% 12
Hampshire -19 14 £425 +13.33% 5
Uxbridge +1 13 £533 +17.67% 1
Essex -4 13 £500 +43.06% 2
Suffolk - 13 £375 - 1
Ipswich - 13 £375 -
Middlesex +12 12 £525 +8.47%
Glasgow +1 11 £500 +419.68%
West Yorkshire 0 11 £375 -26.82% 10
Bristol - 11 £370 - 5
East Midlands +3 10 £413 +135.71% 6
Bedfordshire - 10 £550 - 4
Slough - 10 £468 -
Hertfordshire -16 9 £525 - 4

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 465 (32.47%) CISSP
2 390 (27.23%) Finance
3 329 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 316 (22.07%) Risk Management
5 297 (20.74%) Management Information System
6 250 (17.46%) CISM
7 219 (15.29%) Firewall
8 214 (14.94%) Windows
9 198 (13.83%) Security Management
10 193 (13.48%) Banking
11 186 (12.99%) ITIL
12 174 (12.15%) Security Cleared
13 168 (11.73%) Microsoft
14 159 (11.10%) CISA
15 156 (10.89%) Penetration Testing
16 153 (10.68%) Security Architecture
17 142 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 135 (9.43%) Data Protection
19 134 (9.36%) PCI DSS
20 133 (9.29%) Degree
21 132 (9.22%) UNIX
22 131 (9.15%) Network Security
23 129 (9.01%) SC Cleared
23 129 (9.01%) Project Management
24 126 (8.80%) Information Security Management
25 120 (8.38%) Cyber Security
26 119 (8.31%) Risk Assessment
27 112 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
28 108 (7.54%) Information Assurance
29 104 (7.26%) Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 56 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.72%) IIS
3 18 (1.26%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.63%) Apache
5 7 (0.49%) SAS
6 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.42%) CMS
6 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.21%) Joomla!
7 3 (0.21%) Lync
7 3 (0.21%) Magnolia
7 3 (0.21%) Drupal
7 3 (0.21%) Documentum
8 2 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.14%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 74 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.84%) MS Office
3 30 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.33%) MS Project
6 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.070%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.91%) assyst
3 12 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.77%) Summit
5 4 (0.28%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.21%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.070%) Global One
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.070%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.070%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.070%) Minerva
8 1 (0.070%) Cordys
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.070%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.91%) SaaS
3 10 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.49%) IaaS
5 5 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.070%) Office 365
6 1 (0.070%) Taleo
6 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 219 (15.29%) Firewall
2 131 (9.15%) Network Security
3 64 (4.47%) TCP/IP
4 51 (3.56%) Internet
4 51 (3.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (1.96%) Intranet
5 28 (1.96%) VPN
6 27 (1.89%) DNS
7 26 (1.82%) WAN
8 25 (1.75%) LDAP
8 25 (1.75%) SAN
9 24 (1.68%) SSL
10 23 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (1.40%) LAN
12 14 (0.98%) DHCP
13 13 (0.91%) Wireless
14 11 (0.77%) HTTP
15 9 (0.63%) MPLS
15 9 (0.63%) FTP
16 7 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.98%) Big Data
2 14 (0.98%) Relational Database
3 12 (0.84%) MySQL
4 11 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.70%) Data Mining
5 10 (0.70%) RDBMS
5 10 (0.70%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 8 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.49%) DataStage
7 7 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.35%) DB2
9 4 (0.28%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.21%) Jackrabbit
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Metasploit
1 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.28%) Hudson
2 4 (0.28%) RequisitePro
2 4 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.21%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.21%) Selenium
3 3 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.14%) Maven
4 2 (0.14%) JIRA
4 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.070%) Toad
5 1 (0.070%) Subversion
5 1 (0.070%) QADirector
5 1 (0.070%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.070%) GCC
5 1 (0.070%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 390 (27.23%) Finance
2 193 (13.48%) Banking
3 74 (5.17%) Legal
4 64 (4.47%) Investment Banking
5 62 (4.33%) Retail
6 50 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.96%) Law
8 24 (1.68%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.33%) Advertising
11 17 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.12%) Publishing
13 8 (0.56%) Marketing
13 8 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.49%) International Banking
14 7 (0.49%) Games
14 7 (0.49%) Local Government
14 7 (0.49%) Back Office
14 7 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 307 (21.44%) Consultant
2 306 (21.37%) Analyst
3 253 (17.67%) Security Consultant
4 214 (14.94%) Security Analyst
5 177 (12.36%) Architect
6 144 (10.06%) Project Manager
7 142 (9.92%) Security Manager
8 119 (8.31%) Information Analyst
9 113 (7.89%) Information Security Analyst
10 111 (7.75%) Information Security Consultant
11 95 (6.63%) Security Architect
12 94 (6.56%) Information Manager
13 81 (5.66%) Information Security Manager
14 67 (4.68%) Security Specialist
15 55 (3.84%) Business Analyst
16 50 (3.49%) Security Engineer
17 46 (3.21%) Security Project Manager
18 42 (2.93%) Information Specialist
19 40 (2.79%) IT Consultant
19 40 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.44%) Web Services
2 32 (2.23%) Middleware
3 26 (1.82%) .NET
4 19 (1.33%) JSP
5 15 (1.05%) HTML
6 11 (0.77%) CSS
7 10 (0.70%) SOAP
8 9 (0.63%) SAML
8 9 (0.63%) XML
9 7 (0.49%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.49%) jQuery
9 7 (0.49%) OAuth
9 7 (0.49%) OpenID
9 7 (0.49%) SailPoint
10 6 (0.42%) REST
10 6 (0.42%) JSON
11 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.35%) J2EE
11 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 297 (20.74%) Management Information System
2 112 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (6.08%) CESG
4 62 (4.33%) RMADS
5 60 (4.19%) Data Protection Act
6 59 (4.12%) Computer Science
7 47 (3.28%) CESG CLAS
8 35 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (2.23%) PKI
10 22 (1.54%) PMI
11 20 (1.40%) FMCG
12 18 (1.26%) Freedom of Information Act
12 18 (1.26%) SCADA
13 15 (1.05%) Cryptography
13 15 (1.05%) Open Source
14 14 (0.98%) Smart Meter
14 14 (0.98%) Economics
15 13 (0.91%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
17 11 (0.77%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 214 (14.94%) Windows
2 132 (9.22%) UNIX
3 104 (7.26%) Linux
4 20 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.77%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.70%) Android
7 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.49%) Solaris
8 6 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.35%) AIX
10 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.28%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.21%) HPUX
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.070%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.070%) CentOS
13 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (22.07%) Risk Management
2 198 (13.83%) Security Management
3 186 (12.99%) ITIL
4 156 (10.89%) Penetration Testing
5 153 (10.68%) Security Architecture
6 142 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 135 (9.43%) Data Protection
8 129 (9.01%) Project Management
9 126 (8.80%) Information Security Management
10 120 (8.38%) Cyber Security
11 119 (8.31%) Risk Assessment
12 108 (7.54%) Information Assurance
13 101 (7.05%) Vulnerability Management
14 90 (6.28%) PRINCE2
15 86 (6.01%) Incident Management
16 81 (5.66%) SIEM
17 74 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 73 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
19 69 (4.82%) ISMS
20 60 (4.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 46 (3.21%) Java
2 45 (3.14%) SQL
3 30 (2.09%) C
4 27 (1.89%) C++
5 23 (1.61%) Perl
6 18 (1.26%) Python
6 18 (1.26%) C#
7 14 (0.98%) PHP
8 13 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.70%) Ruby
10 6 (0.42%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.35%) VB
12 4 (0.28%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.21%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.21%) LINC
13 3 (0.21%) VBA
13 3 (0.21%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.21%) Jython
14 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 465 (32.47%) CISSP
2 250 (17.46%) CISM
3 174 (12.15%) Security Cleared
4 159 (11.10%) CISA
5 133 (9.29%) Degree
6 129 (9.01%) SC Cleared
7 72 (5.03%) GIAC
8 57 (3.98%) CEH
9 53 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (3.07%) CCNA
10 44 (3.07%) CRISC
11 35 (2.44%) DV Cleared
12 30 (2.09%) PMP
12 30 (2.09%) PMI Certification
13 25 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (1.61%) MCSE
15 19 (1.33%) CCSA
16 18 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 17 (1.19%) JNCIA
17 17 (1.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (22.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (9.36%) PCI DSS
3 61 (4.26%) COBIT
3 61 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 42 (2.93%) QA
5 31 (2.16%) JSP 440
6 15 (1.05%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.91%) SLA
8 12 (0.84%) BS7799
8 12 (0.84%) ISO 14001
9 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 5 (0.35%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.35%) GPG13
11 4 (0.28%) GCP
11 4 (0.28%) GMP
11 4 (0.28%) GxP
12 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.14%) GAMP
12 2 (0.14%) BS25999
12 2 (0.14%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 69 (4.82%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.91%) Snort
4 10 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.35%) vSphere
6 4 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.28%) Squid
7 3 (0.21%) Nmap
8 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.14%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.070%) XenApp
9 1 (0.070%) UAG
9 1 (0.070%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (1.40%) Tivoli
2 16 (1.12%) Nessus
2 16 (1.12%) Puppet
3 15 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.98%) SCCM
5 11 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 9 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 7 (0.49%) Nagios
7 7 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.42%) OPNET
8 6 (0.42%) ZENworks
9 5 (0.35%) CORE IMPACT
9 5 (0.35%) DatAdvantage
10 4 (0.28%) SCOM
11 3 (0.21%) Ganglia
11 3 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.21%) Hyperic
12 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 168 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.80%) Cisco
3 79 (5.52%) Oracle
4 62 (4.33%) VMware
5 50 (3.49%) CheckPoint
6 39 (2.72%) Juniper
6 39 (2.72%) ArcSight
7 38 (2.65%) HP
7 38 (2.65%) McAfee
8 36 (2.51%) SAP
9 34 (2.37%) Symantec
9 34 (2.37%) Qualys
10 32 (2.23%) Citrix
11 28 (1.96%) IBM
12 22 (1.54%) Sun
13 19 (1.33%) Cyber-Ark
14 18 (1.26%) BMC
15 17 (1.19%) Websense
15 17 (1.19%) F5
16 15 (1.05%) Blue Coat
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