The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 168 201 277
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +76
Contract jobs citing Information Security 673 516 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.01% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.38% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 314 227
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £594 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £15.60 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £60.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £60.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +86.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +37 638 £450 -5.26% 224
London +51 301 £475 -5.00% 93
North West +23 99 £450 +20.00% 27
South East -33 87 £439 +3.23% 38
City of London +15 75 £463 -11.90% 41
South West +1 58 £450 -14.28% 13
Cheshire +14 48 £450 +61.29% 11
Manchester +10 39 £475 +26.66% 10
East of England -7 29 £400 - 12
Scotland -15 26 £400 +8.40% 16
West Midlands -2 25 £525 +27.27% 14
Berkshire -5 24 £481 -3.75% 9
Devon +6 18 £373 -
Surrey -3 17 £375 - 7
Somerset -5 17 £520 +28.39% 2
Yorkshire +7 16 £365 -18.88% 9
East Midlands +8 15 £313 -21.87% 10
Edinburgh -9 15 £375 - 9
West Yorkshire +11 14 £365 +62.22% 7
Leeds +4 14 £365 - 6
Essex +11 13 £350 - 1
Warrington -2 13 £475 +11.76% 3
Taunton -14 13 £495 +22.22% 1
Hampshire -22 13 £375 -12.28% 13
Exeter - 12 £375 -
West Sussex +4 9 £308 -39.40% 2
Docklands, London - 9 £500 -
Middlesex +1 8 £425 -
Glasgow -6 8 £400 +27.79% 6
Bristol -16 8 £465 +69.09% 6

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 385 (31.71%) Finance
2 342 (28.17%) CISSP
3 292 (24.05%) Management Information System
4 275 (22.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 257 (21.17%) Risk Management
6 226 (18.62%) Windows
7 188 (15.49%) CISM
8 183 (15.07%) Security Management
9 179 (14.74%) Banking
10 163 (13.43%) Firewall
11 155 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 145 (11.94%) Security Cleared
13 143 (11.78%) ITIL
14 135 (11.12%) Security Architecture
15 127 (10.46%) UNIX
15 127 (10.46%) Risk Assessment
16 120 (9.88%) CISA
17 119 (9.80%) Degree
18 117 (9.64%) Project Management
19 112 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
20 108 (8.90%) Information Security Management
21 98 (8.07%) SC Cleared
22 93 (7.66%) Linux
23 92 (7.58%) Data Protection
24 91 (7.50%) CESG
25 90 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
26 88 (7.25%) Information Assurance
27 83 (6.84%) Network Security
28 81 (6.67%) MS Excel
29 78 (6.43%) Active Directory

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.05%) IIS
3 23 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.07%) CMS
4 13 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (0.91%) Apache
6 10 (0.82%) Joomla!
7 9 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.58%) Lync
10 5 (0.41%) SAP Web AS
11 4 (0.33%) SAS
12 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.25%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.16%) CICS
14 1 (0.082%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.082%) Drupal
14 1 (0.082%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 81 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.13%) MS Office
3 37 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (2.14%) MS Project
5 25 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.082%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.74%) Summit
3 5 (0.41%) assyst
4 4 (0.33%) SAP GRC
5 3 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.16%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.082%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.082%) RMDS
7 1 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.082%) Cordys
7 1 (0.082%) Documaker
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.082%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.082%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.91%) SaaS
3 6 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.33%) IaaS
6 3 (0.25%) PaaS
7 2 (0.16%) Office 365
8 1 (0.082%) Taleo
8 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 163 (13.43%) Firewall
2 83 (6.84%) Network Security
3 45 (3.71%) TCP/IP
4 37 (3.05%) Internet
5 35 (2.88%) WAN
6 34 (2.80%) LAN
7 30 (2.47%) VPN
8 27 (2.22%) SAN
9 22 (1.81%) Intranet
10 21 (1.73%) SSL
10 21 (1.73%) Intrusion Detection
11 19 (1.57%) Wireless
12 16 (1.32%) DNS
13 12 (0.99%) LDAP
14 11 (0.91%) MPLS
15 9 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (0.66%) IP Telephony
17 7 (0.58%) Unified Communications
17 7 (0.58%) VoIP
17 7 (0.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.57%) Data Mining
3 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (0.74%) QlikView
4 9 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.58%) Big Data
7 6 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.41%) DataStage
8 5 (0.41%) DB2
8 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.33%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.33%) MySQL
9 4 (0.33%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.25%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.25%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Maven
1 5 (0.41%) Metasploit
1 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (0.41%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.33%) JUnit
3 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.25%) ANTLR
4 2 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.082%) QADirector
5 1 (0.082%) ERwin
5 1 (0.082%) Subversion
5 1 (0.082%) Hudson
5 1 (0.082%) Redmine
5 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 385 (31.71%) Finance
2 179 (14.74%) Banking
3 58 (4.78%) Investment Banking
4 55 (4.53%) Retail
5 47 (3.87%) Legal
6 32 (2.64%) Financial Institution
7 27 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.15%) Law
9 13 (1.07%) Marketing
9 13 (1.07%) Advertising
10 11 (0.91%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.66%) Publishing
13 7 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.58%) International Banking
14 6 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.49%) Back Office
15 5 (0.41%) Front Office
15 5 (0.41%) Local Government
15 5 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 264 (21.75%) Analyst
2 256 (21.09%) Consultant
3 199 (16.39%) Security Consultant
4 154 (12.69%) Security Analyst
5 136 (11.20%) Architect
6 125 (10.30%) Security Manager
7 123 (10.13%) Project Manager
8 88 (7.25%) Information Manager
9 81 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
10 76 (6.26%) Information Security Consultant
10 76 (6.26%) Information Analyst
11 70 (5.77%) Security Architect
12 66 (5.44%) Information Security Analyst
13 56 (4.61%) Business Analyst
14 42 (3.46%) Solutions Architect
15 39 (3.21%) Security Specialist
16 37 (3.05%) IT Consultant
17 36 (2.97%) Security Project Manager
18 34 (2.80%) Security Engineer
19 33 (2.72%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.97%) Middleware
2 30 (2.47%) .NET
2 30 (2.47%) Web Services
3 26 (2.14%) JSP
4 12 (0.99%) Regular Expression
5 11 (0.91%) HTML
5 11 (0.91%) SOAP
6 9 (0.74%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.66%) REST
8 6 (0.49%) JSON
8 6 (0.49%) CSS
8 6 (0.49%) JMS
8 6 (0.49%) SAML
8 6 (0.49%) jQuery
9 5 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (0.33%) HTML5
10 4 (0.33%) LAMP
10 4 (0.33%) jBPM
10 4 (0.33%) XML
10 4 (0.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 292 (24.05%) Management Information System
2 91 (7.50%) CESG
3 64 (5.27%) RMADS
4 51 (4.20%) CESG CLAS
5 49 (4.04%) Computer Science
6 41 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
7 30 (2.47%) Economics
8 24 (1.98%) Mainframe
8 24 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.81%) PKI
10 21 (1.73%) PMI
11 18 (1.48%) E-Learning
12 17 (1.40%) NHS
13 16 (1.32%) GIS
14 14 (1.15%) Open Source
15 12 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
16 11 (0.91%) FMCG
16 11 (0.91%) Blackberry
16 11 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
17 10 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 226 (18.62%) Windows
2 127 (10.46%) UNIX
3 93 (7.66%) Linux
4 20 (1.65%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (0.99%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.91%) Solaris
8 11 (0.91%) Android
9 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.49%) AIX
12 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.082%) Debian
14 1 (0.082%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.082%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.082%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (21.17%) Risk Management
2 183 (15.07%) Security Management
3 143 (11.78%) ITIL
4 135 (11.12%) Security Architecture
5 127 (10.46%) Risk Assessment
6 117 (9.64%) Project Management
7 112 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 108 (8.90%) Information Security Management
9 92 (7.58%) Data Protection
10 90 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
11 88 (7.25%) Information Assurance
12 69 (5.68%) Vulnerability Management
13 66 (5.44%) PRINCE2
14 65 (5.35%) Cyber Security
15 62 (5.11%) Business Continuity
16 61 (5.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 58 (4.78%) SIEM
18 57 (4.70%) Incident Management
19 52 (4.28%) Change Management
20 51 (4.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 44 (3.62%) SQL
2 40 (3.29%) Java
3 30 (2.47%) C
4 24 (1.98%) Perl
4 24 (1.98%) C++
5 15 (1.24%) C#
6 12 (0.99%) PowerShell
7 10 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.66%) PHP
8 8 (0.66%) Python
9 7 (0.58%) Ruby
10 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.33%) VB
11 4 (0.33%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.25%) VBA
13 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.16%) PL/1
14 1 (0.082%) VB6
14 1 (0.082%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 342 (28.17%) CISSP
2 188 (15.49%) CISM
3 145 (11.94%) Security Cleared
4 120 (9.88%) CISA
5 119 (9.80%) Degree
6 98 (8.07%) SC Cleared
7 42 (3.46%) GIAC
8 37 (3.05%) CEH
9 33 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (2.22%) PMI Certification
10 27 (2.22%) DV Cleared
11 26 (2.14%) PMP
12 25 (2.06%) CRISC
13 23 (1.89%) CCNA
14 22 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (1.65%) MCSE
16 16 (1.32%) CCNP
17 15 (1.24%) ISEB
18 13 (1.07%) ISSAP
19 12 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (22.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (6.26%) PCI DSS
3 63 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 60 (4.94%) QA
5 45 (3.71%) COBIT
6 39 (3.21%) JSP 440
7 12 (0.99%) BS7799
7 12 (0.99%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.82%) ISO 9000
8 10 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 10 (0.82%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.58%) SLA
10 5 (0.41%) BS25999
11 4 (0.33%) GPG13
12 3 (0.25%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.25%) COREP
12 3 (0.25%) FINREP
12 3 (0.25%) GCP
12 3 (0.25%) GMP
12 3 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 78 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.49%) Snort
5 5 (0.41%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.41%) vSphere
5 5 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.25%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.25%) Nmap
7 3 (0.25%) Squid
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.082%) XenApp
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (1.81%) Tivoli
2 15 (1.24%) SCCM
3 10 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (0.74%) Nessus
4 9 (0.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 6 (0.49%) SCOM
6 5 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.33%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (0.33%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.33%) ZENworks
8 3 (0.25%) Control-M
8 3 (0.25%) Nagios
8 3 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.16%) Puppet
9 2 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.082%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.082%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 155 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.52%) Oracle
3 64 (5.27%) Cisco
4 52 (4.28%) VMware
5 45 (3.71%) SAP
6 39 (3.21%) McAfee
7 31 (2.55%) IBM
7 31 (2.55%) Citrix
8 28 (2.31%) Juniper
9 25 (2.06%) CheckPoint
10 24 (1.98%) HP
11 21 (1.73%) Symantec
12 19 (1.57%) Splunk
13 17 (1.40%) Qualys
14 14 (1.15%) Blue Coat
15 13 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 13 (1.07%) Cyber-Ark
16 11 (0.91%) ArcSight
16 11 (0.91%) Sophos
17 9 (0.74%) Sourcefire
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