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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 162 226 288
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +62
Contract jobs citing Information Security 778 476 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 0.90% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.22% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 294 240
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 £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 15
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.78 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.39% +23.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £36.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%

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 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +81 730 £475 +11.24% 229
London +91 403 £486 -2.85% 113
City of London +61 109 £488 -7.14% 55
South East -3 89 £490 +22.51% 32
North West +24 84 £475 +15.15% 22
South West +16 62 £408 -2.91% 22
Cheshire +24 43 £475 +14.18% 4
Scotland +1 33 £413 +12.09% 10
East of England -20 32 £488 +21.87% 7
Berkshire +17 28 £488 +39.28% 5
Manchester +4 28 £500 +42.85% 11
Surrey +4 23 £385 -9.41% 6
West Midlands -3 23 £525 +44.82% 11
Devon - 20 £395 -
Edinburgh +3 18 £388 - 7
Warrington +10 17 £565 -
Yorkshire +4 17 £375 -16.66% 13
Hampshire 0 17 £475 +18.75% 8
Somerset - 17 £520 - 2
Exeter - 17 £395 -
East Midlands +14 16 £413 +135.71% 8
Taunton - 13 £495 -
West Yorkshire +7 12 £375 - 11
Bristol -9 12 £400 +45.45% 13
Reading +9 11 £495 -1.00% 1
Glasgow -11 11 £463 +354.88% 2
Hertfordshire -11 11 £663 +65.62% 2
Essex -2 10 £375 +7.29%
Leeds +6 9 £375 - 7
Docklands, London +18 7 £500 -24.52%

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 424 (30.72%) CISSP
2 406 (29.42%) Finance
3 328 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 300 (21.74%) Management Information System
5 289 (20.94%) Risk Management
6 230 (16.67%) Windows
7 229 (16.59%) CISM
8 206 (14.93%) Firewall
9 201 (14.57%) Banking
10 199 (14.42%) Security Management
11 173 (12.54%) ITIL
12 169 (12.25%) Microsoft
13 163 (11.81%) Security Cleared
14 153 (11.09%) Security Architecture
14 153 (11.09%) CISA
15 144 (10.43%) UNIX
16 137 (9.93%) Penetration Testing
17 136 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 124 (8.99%) Risk Assessment
18 124 (8.99%) Degree
19 122 (8.84%) SC Cleared
20 121 (8.77%) Information Security Management
21 115 (8.33%) Project Management
21 115 (8.33%) Information Assurance
21 115 (8.33%) Data Protection
22 113 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
23 111 (8.04%) PCI DSS
24 108 (7.83%) Network Security
25 104 (7.54%) Linux
26 98 (7.10%) CESG

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 50 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.46%) IIS
3 17 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 12 (0.87%) CMS
5 9 (0.65%) Joomla!
6 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (0.51%) SAS
6 7 (0.51%) Apache
7 6 (0.43%) Lync
8 4 (0.29%) Magnolia
8 4 (0.29%) Drupal
9 3 (0.22%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.072%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.072%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 88 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.48%) MS Office
3 36 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.96%) MS Project
5 26 (1.88%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.072%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.072%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.94%) assyst
3 12 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.80%) Summit
5 4 (0.29%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.072%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.072%) RMDS
8 1 (0.072%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.072%) Global One
8 1 (0.072%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.072%) Minerva
8 1 (0.072%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.072%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.94%) SaaS
3 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.36%) IaaS
5 4 (0.29%) PaaS
6 2 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.072%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 206 (14.93%) Firewall
2 108 (7.83%) Network Security
3 54 (3.91%) Internet
4 53 (3.84%) TCP/IP
5 41 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 33 (2.39%) Intranet
7 31 (2.25%) WAN
8 28 (2.03%) SAN
9 26 (1.88%) DNS
10 25 (1.81%) VPN
10 25 (1.81%) LAN
11 24 (1.74%) LDAP
12 22 (1.59%) SSL
13 20 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (1.09%) DHCP
15 14 (1.01%) Wireless
16 9 (0.65%) MPLS
17 7 (0.51%) SSH
17 7 (0.51%) Unified Communications
18 6 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.09%) Data Mining
3 13 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 12 (0.87%) MySQL
5 11 (0.80%) Big Data
5 11 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 9 (0.65%) QlikView
6 9 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 8 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.43%) DataStage
10 5 (0.36%) DB2
11 4 (0.29%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.36%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.29%) Hudson
3 4 (0.29%) RequisitePro
3 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.22%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.14%) Maven
5 2 (0.14%) JIRA
5 2 (0.14%) Selenium
6 1 (0.072%) JUnit
6 1 (0.072%) QADirector
6 1 (0.072%) Toad
6 1 (0.072%) ERwin
6 1 (0.072%) Subversion
6 1 (0.072%) GCC
General
1 406 (29.42%) Finance
2 201 (14.57%) Banking
3 74 (5.36%) Retail
4 59 (4.28%) Legal
5 57 (4.13%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 25 (1.81%) Law
9 20 (1.45%) Advertising
10 18 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.09%) Publishing
12 14 (1.01%) Marketing
13 13 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.80%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.65%) Games
16 8 (0.58%) Back Office
17 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.51%) International Banking
18 5 (0.36%) German Language
18 5 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 308 (22.32%) Analyst
2 296 (21.45%) Consultant
3 237 (17.17%) Security Consultant
4 201 (14.57%) Security Analyst
5 168 (12.17%) Architect
6 139 (10.07%) Project Manager
7 125 (9.06%) Security Manager
8 112 (8.12%) Information Analyst
9 102 (7.39%) Information Security Analyst
10 91 (6.59%) Information Security Consultant
11 87 (6.30%) Information Manager
12 85 (6.16%) Security Architect
13 73 (5.29%) Information Security Manager
14 62 (4.49%) Security Specialist
15 60 (4.35%) Business Analyst
16 48 (3.48%) Security Engineer
17 45 (3.26%) IT Consultant
18 42 (3.04%) Information Specialist
19 41 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
19 41 (2.97%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.61%) Middleware
2 35 (2.54%) .NET
3 33 (2.39%) Web Services
4 28 (2.03%) JSP
5 18 (1.30%) HTML
6 12 (0.87%) SOAP
6 12 (0.87%) Regular Expression
7 11 (0.80%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.72%) XML
9 9 (0.65%) CSS
9 9 (0.65%) JSON
10 8 (0.58%) REST
11 7 (0.51%) SailPoint
11 7 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (0.51%) jQuery
12 6 (0.43%) HTML5
13 5 (0.36%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.36%) J2EE
14 4 (0.29%) WAP
14 4 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 300 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 113 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 98 (7.10%) CESG
4 76 (5.51%) RMADS
5 59 (4.28%) Computer Science
6 56 (4.06%) Data Protection Act
7 54 (3.91%) CESG CLAS
8 33 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.03%) Economics
10 27 (1.96%) PKI
11 26 (1.88%) PMI
12 20 (1.45%) Mainframe
13 19 (1.38%) E-Learning
14 18 (1.30%) SCADA
15 16 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
15 16 (1.16%) GIS
15 16 (1.16%) Open Source
15 16 (1.16%) FMCG
16 14 (1.01%) NHS
17 11 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 230 (16.67%) Windows
2 144 (10.43%) UNIX
3 104 (7.54%) Linux
4 19 (1.38%) Windows 7
5 12 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (0.87%) Android
6 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.43%) AIX
9 6 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.36%) Solaris
11 2 (0.14%) HPUX
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.072%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.072%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (20.94%) Risk Management
2 199 (14.42%) Security Management
3 173 (12.54%) ITIL
4 153 (11.09%) Security Architecture
5 137 (9.93%) Penetration Testing
6 136 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 124 (8.99%) Risk Assessment
8 121 (8.77%) Information Security Management
9 115 (8.33%) Project Management
9 115 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 115 (8.33%) Information Assurance
10 91 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
11 86 (6.23%) Cyber Security
12 79 (5.72%) Incident Management
12 79 (5.72%) PRINCE2
13 71 (5.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 66 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
15 64 (4.64%) ISMS
16 62 (4.49%) SIEM
17 57 (4.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (3.33%) SQL
2 40 (2.90%) Java
3 31 (2.25%) C
4 29 (2.10%) C++
5 28 (2.03%) Perl
6 19 (1.38%) C#
7 13 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.80%) PHP
9 10 (0.72%) Python
10 9 (0.65%) Ruby
10 9 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.29%) VB
12 4 (0.29%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.22%) Jython
13 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.22%) VBA
13 3 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.22%) LINC
14 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 424 (30.72%) CISSP
2 229 (16.59%) CISM
3 163 (11.81%) Security Cleared
4 153 (11.09%) CISA
5 124 (8.99%) Degree
6 122 (8.84%) SC Cleared
7 63 (4.57%) GIAC
8 51 (3.70%) CEH
9 45 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (2.61%) CCNA
11 35 (2.54%) CRISC
12 33 (2.39%) PMI Certification
13 32 (2.32%) PMP
14 27 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (1.74%) MCSE
16 23 (1.67%) DV Cleared
17 18 (1.30%) CCSA
18 17 (1.23%) ISEB
19 14 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 13 (0.94%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (8.04%) PCI DSS
3 68 (4.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 55 (3.99%) QA
5 50 (3.62%) COBIT
6 41 (2.97%) JSP 440
7 16 (1.16%) ISO 9001
8 14 (1.01%) SLA
9 13 (0.94%) BS7799
10 12 (0.87%) ISO 14001
11 10 (0.72%) ISO 9000
12 9 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (0.29%) GCP
13 4 (0.29%) GMP
13 4 (0.29%) GxP
13 4 (0.29%) GPG13
14 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.14%) GAMP
14 2 (0.14%) BS25999
System Software
1 72 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 41 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.43%) Snort
5 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.36%) vSphere
6 4 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.22%) Squid
8 2 (0.14%) Nmap
9 1 (0.072%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.072%) XenApp
9 1 (0.072%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (1.45%) Tivoli
2 15 (1.09%) SCCM
3 13 (0.94%) Puppet
4 11 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 11 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.72%) Nessus
6 9 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 6 (0.43%) Nagios
7 6 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.43%) SCOM
8 5 (0.36%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (0.29%) CORE IMPACT
9 4 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.29%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.22%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.22%) Ganglia
10 3 (0.22%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.14%) Control-M
12 1 (0.072%) OPNET
Vendors
1 169 (12.25%) Microsoft
2 78 (5.65%) Oracle
3 73 (5.29%) Cisco
4 55 (3.99%) VMware
5 41 (2.97%) CheckPoint
6 39 (2.83%) SAP
6 39 (2.83%) McAfee
7 38 (2.75%) Juniper
8 31 (2.25%) HP
9 29 (2.10%) Citrix
9 29 (2.10%) Symantec
10 27 (1.96%) Qualys
11 24 (1.74%) IBM
12 21 (1.52%) ArcSight
13 19 (1.38%) Splunk
13 19 (1.38%) Cyber-Ark
14 17 (1.23%) Sun
15 16 (1.16%) Blue Coat
16 13 (0.94%) BMC
17 12 (0.87%) Red Hat
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