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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 137 195 220
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +25
Contract jobs citing Information Security 902 600 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.16% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.49% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 369 288
Average daily rate £469 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 5
Average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -17.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £19.40 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £57.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +71 845 £475 - 354
London +66 365 £475 -5.00% 135
South East +53 164 £450 -5.26% 64
North West +23 108 £450 +20.00% 32
Manchester +22 61 £475 +48.43% 23
East of England +29 55 £425 +6.25% 19
Berkshire +21 46 £431 -17.85% 23
Yorkshire +8 45 £425 +6.25% 28
South West -8 43 £425 -33.33% 36
Bedfordshire +34 38 £425 -15.00% 5
City of London +13 38 £475 -5.00% 29
Surrey 0 36 £500 - 11
Scotland -17 33 £412 -3.17% 5
Hampshire +24 32 £364 -19.22% 9
East Midlands +7 32 £538 -4.44% 9
Luton +22 27 £425 - 2
South Yorkshire +15 25 £455 +76.69% 5
Sheffield +11 24 £455 +9.63% 5
West Midlands +7 24 £475 +22.58% 29
Buckinghamshire +30 23 £475 +8.57% 3
Nottinghamshire +15 23 £563 +40.62% 2
Nottingham +9 22 £563 +40.62% 2
Milton Keynes +18 19 £475 +35.71% 3
Glasgow +13 16 £288 +209.13% 3
Merseyside +10 16 £485 +42.64% 2
West Yorkshire -6 16 £420 +6.32% 15
Reading -1 14 £463 +32.14% 11
Leeds -5 14 £420 +6.32% 13
Cheshire -14 13 £325 -35.00% 1
Bristol +3 12 £424 +38.93% 8

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 587 (32.02%) CISSP
2 492 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 416 (22.70%) Finance
4 413 (22.53%) Management Information System
5 341 (18.60%) CISM
6 329 (17.95%) Risk Management
7 318 (17.35%) Firewall
8 291 (15.88%) PCI DSS
9 262 (14.29%) Windows
10 247 (13.48%) Security Management
11 223 (12.17%) Security Cleared
12 221 (12.06%) Cybersecurity
13 217 (11.84%) ITIL
14 210 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
15 186 (10.15%) Project Management
16 184 (10.04%) Degree
17 183 (9.98%) SIEM
18 181 (9.87%) Information Assurance
19 173 (9.44%) Data Protection
20 168 (9.17%) Microsoft
21 166 (9.06%) SC Cleared
22 159 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
22 159 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
22 159 (8.67%) Network Security
23 158 (8.62%) CISA
24 157 (8.57%) Security Architecture
25 153 (8.35%) Linux
26 150 (8.18%) Information Security Management
26 150 (8.18%) Banking
27 149 (8.13%) Penetration Testing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 54 (2.95%) IIS
2 38 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 34 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 18 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 13 (0.71%) CMS
6 12 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.60%) JBoss
7 11 (0.60%) MQSeries
8 10 (0.55%) Apache
9 9 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (0.49%) iPlanet
10 8 (0.44%) Node.js
11 5 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.27%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.22%) SAS
12 4 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.22%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 71 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.51%) MS Office
3 45 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.71%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) SmartSuite
7 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.49%) BusinessWare
1 9 (0.49%) SAP R/3
2 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.22%) MoSes
3 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.16%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.11%) Documaker
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.055%) Relativity
6 1 (0.055%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.055%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.055%) SAP hybris
6 1 (0.055%) Unica
6 1 (0.055%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.58%) SaaS
4 24 (1.31%) PaaS
5 22 (1.20%) IaaS
6 20 (1.09%) Office 365
7 14 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.055%) Force.com
9 1 (0.055%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 318 (17.35%) Firewall
2 159 (8.67%) Network Security
3 129 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 81 (4.42%) VPN
5 79 (4.31%) TCP/IP
6 78 (4.26%) LAN
7 70 (3.82%) DNS
8 69 (3.76%) Internet
9 67 (3.66%) WAN
10 49 (2.67%) DHCP
10 49 (2.67%) SSL
11 33 (1.80%) Wireless
12 32 (1.75%) HTTP
13 30 (1.64%) MPLS
14 29 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (1.53%) SAN
16 27 (1.47%) LDAP
17 26 (1.42%) IPsec
18 24 (1.31%) SNMP
18 24 (1.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.25%) GIS
3 20 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 18 (0.98%) DB2
5 17 (0.93%) MySQL
6 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (0.71%) Big Data
8 13 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 12 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (0.49%) DB2 UDB
13 8 (0.44%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (1.31%) Metasploit
2 14 (0.76%) Maven
3 10 (0.55%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.55%) JUnit
4 7 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.38%) JIRA
4 7 (0.38%) Subversion
4 7 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.33%) Mercurial
6 5 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.27%) Mockito
7 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.22%) Gradle
7 4 (0.22%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.22%) WebStorm
8 3 (0.16%) Ant
8 3 (0.16%) ANTLR
8 3 (0.16%) Moq
8 3 (0.16%) Selenium
8 3 (0.16%) VisualVM
General
1 416 (22.70%) Finance
2 150 (8.18%) Banking
3 124 (6.76%) Legal
4 71 (3.87%) Retail
5 70 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 18 (0.98%) Law
10 17 (0.93%) Marketing
11 14 (0.76%) Advertising
12 10 (0.55%) Games
12 10 (0.55%) International Banking
12 10 (0.55%) Publishing
13 8 (0.44%) Back Office
14 7 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.27%) Military
17 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
18 2 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 425 (23.19%) Analyst
2 353 (19.26%) Consultant
3 328 (17.89%) Security Analyst
4 282 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 201 (10.97%) Architect
6 196 (10.69%) Security Manager
7 161 (8.78%) Information Analyst
8 158 (8.62%) Information Security Analyst
8 158 (8.62%) Security Architect
9 139 (7.58%) Information Security Consultant
10 108 (5.89%) Project Manager
11 104 (5.67%) Security Specialist
12 99 (5.40%) Information Security Manager
13 94 (5.13%) Information Manager
14 83 (4.53%) Security Engineer
15 74 (4.04%) Business Analyst
16 56 (3.06%) Security Project Manager
17 50 (2.73%) Information Specialist
18 49 (2.67%) Security Officer
19 46 (2.51%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.84%) Middleware
2 49 (2.67%) Web Services
3 21 (1.15%) .NET
4 20 (1.09%) REST
5 19 (1.04%) Spring
6 18 (0.98%) 802.1X
6 18 (0.98%) J2EE
7 16 (0.87%) HTML
7 16 (0.87%) XML
8 15 (0.82%) SailPoint
9 12 (0.65%) JSON
10 10 (0.55%) CSS
11 9 (0.49%) MSMQ
11 9 (0.49%) SOAP
12 8 (0.44%) jQuery
12 8 (0.44%) Regular Expression
12 8 (0.44%) RESTful
12 8 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
12 8 (0.44%) WSDL
13 7 (0.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 413 (22.53%) Management Information System
2 210 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (5.51%) CESG
4 85 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 62 (3.38%) Cyberthreat
6 60 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 51 (2.78%) Cryptography
8 46 (2.51%) Computer Science
9 42 (2.29%) CESG CLAS
9 42 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
9 42 (2.29%) PKI
10 31 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
11 29 (1.58%) FMCG
12 27 (1.47%) Driving Licence
13 20 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 19 (1.04%) NHS
15 18 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 18 (0.98%) Mathematics
16 17 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 262 (14.29%) Windows
2 153 (8.35%) Linux
3 134 (7.31%) Unix
4 58 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 37 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 30 (1.64%) Solaris
7 28 (1.53%) AIX
8 23 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.76%) zOS
13 11 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.55%) Android
15 8 (0.44%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.33%) VMS
18 5 (0.27%) Debian
19 4 (0.22%) CentOS
19 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (17.95%) Risk Management
2 247 (13.48%) Security Management
3 221 (12.06%) Cybersecurity
4 217 (11.84%) ITIL
5 186 (10.15%) Project Management
6 183 (9.98%) SIEM
7 181 (9.87%) Information Assurance
8 173 (9.44%) Data Protection
9 159 (8.67%) Risk Assessment
9 159 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 157 (8.57%) Security Architecture
11 150 (8.18%) Information Security Management
12 149 (8.13%) Penetration Testing
12 149 (8.13%) Security Operations
13 136 (7.42%) Incident Management
14 130 (7.09%) Change Management
15 109 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
16 88 (4.80%) Vulnerability Management
17 85 (4.64%) Identity Access Management
18 84 (4.58%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 87 (4.75%) SQL
2 58 (3.16%) Java
3 56 (3.06%) C
4 43 (2.35%) Python
5 30 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 26 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 25 (1.36%) PowerShell
8 23 (1.25%) C++
9 20 (1.09%) Perl
10 16 (0.87%) C#
11 13 (0.71%) PHP
11 13 (0.71%) VB
12 7 (0.38%) Go
12 7 (0.38%) Scala
13 6 (0.33%) VBScript
14 5 (0.27%) Ruby
15 4 (0.22%) ABAP
15 4 (0.22%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.22%) Groovy
16 3 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 587 (32.02%) CISSP
2 341 (18.60%) CISM
3 223 (12.17%) Security Cleared
4 184 (10.04%) Degree
5 166 (9.06%) SC Cleared
6 158 (8.62%) CISA
7 112 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (4.42%) CLAS
9 76 (4.15%) CCNA
10 70 (3.82%) DV Cleared
11 67 (3.66%) CESG Certified Professional
12 59 (3.22%) GIAC
13 43 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 42 (2.29%) SANS
15 39 (2.13%) CRISC
16 37 (2.02%) IISP
17 33 (1.80%) CCNP
18 26 (1.42%) MCSE
19 25 (1.36%) CCSA
20 24 (1.31%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 492 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 291 (15.88%) PCI DSS
3 92 (5.02%) COBIT
4 86 (4.69%) RMADS
5 82 (4.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 69 (3.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 49 (2.67%) JSP 440
8 36 (1.96%) SLA
9 31 (1.69%) QA
10 30 (1.64%) ISO27002
11 24 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
12 20 (1.09%) ISO 9001
13 17 (0.93%) ISO27005
14 16 (0.87%) COSO
15 10 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
15 10 (0.55%) ISO22301
16 7 (0.38%) BS25999
16 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
17 5 (0.27%) ISO 9000
18 4 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 108 (5.89%) Active Directory
2 65 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.49%) ClearTrust
6 7 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.38%) vSphere
7 5 (0.27%) Snort
7 5 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 4 (0.22%) NFS
9 3 (0.16%) Firmware
9 3 (0.16%) RACF
9 3 (0.16%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.11%) NDS
10 2 (0.11%) Novell eDirectory
10 2 (0.11%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.11%) Samba
10 2 (0.11%) XenApp
10 2 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (2.24%) QRadar
2 37 (2.02%) Nessus
3 23 (1.25%) Nmap
4 16 (0.87%) Puppet
5 15 (0.82%) EnCase
6 14 (0.76%) CA Single Sign-On
6 14 (0.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 12 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (0.55%) Data Guard
8 10 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.49%) Nagios
9 9 (0.49%) Nexpose
9 9 (0.49%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.44%) Foglight
10 8 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.44%) SCCM
11 7 (0.38%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 7 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 168 (9.17%) Microsoft
2 132 (7.20%) Cisco
3 117 (6.38%) Oracle
4 83 (4.53%) VMware
5 77 (4.20%) IBM
6 69 (3.76%) Intel Security
7 68 (3.71%) ArcSight
8 58 (3.16%) CheckPoint
9 54 (2.95%) Splunk
10 40 (2.18%) Qualys
11 37 (2.02%) Symantec
12 35 (1.91%) HP
12 35 (1.91%) SAP
13 34 (1.85%) Cyber-Ark
14 32 (1.75%) F5
15 27 (1.47%) Citrix
16 26 (1.42%) CA
17 21 (1.15%) Remedy
18 20 (1.09%) Tripwire
19 17 (0.93%) Palo Alto
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