The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
Rank 148 137 219
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +82
Contract jobs citing Information Security 790 888 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.78% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.17% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 561 334
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 10
Median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +105.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £60.98 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +84.21%

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
36876 40874 39156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 81.75% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24455 26538 25225
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1196 1034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 707 £450 -5.26% 277
London -1 359 £476 -4.80% 121
South East -50 92 £450 -5.26% 36
East of England +14 72 £425 -14.14% 15
City of London +19 53 £500 +5.26% 30
South West +15 51 £413 -8.33% 33
Scotland +40 47 £525 +25.00% 11
North West -32 47 £500 +28.20% 28
West Midlands +18 41 £396 -12.67% 22
Hampshire +10 39 £438 -2.77% 10
Edinburgh +47 38 £538 +26.47% 7
Yorkshire -4 30 £450 +7.14% 12
Wiltshire +25 29 £413 -21.42% 2
Hertfordshire +18 28 £625 +21.35% 8
Manchester -26 26 £540 +38.46% 21
Cambridgeshire +19 23 £425 -1.16% 2
West Yorkshire +14 22 £450 +7.14% 11
Peterborough - 20 £425 -
Bristol +10 16 £400 -17.73% 17
Buckinghamshire -1 16 £450 -5.26% 2
Berkshire -9 15 £500 +11.11% 10
Swindon +18 14 £413 -25.00% 2
Milton Keynes +2 13 £450 -5.26%
Leeds +7 12 £450 +7.14% 8
Coventry -7 12 £450 +5.88% 1
Cheshire +26 11 £475 +40.74% 3
Surrey -20 11 £500 - 5
Welwyn Garden City - 11 £650 -
Essex +5 10 £400 +23.07%
Winchester +2 10 £413 -2.94%

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Information Security.

1 526 (29.80%) CISSP
2 470 (26.63%) Finance
3 382 (21.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 358 (20.28%) Cybersecurity
5 339 (19.21%) Management Information System
6 326 (18.47%) CISM
7 319 (18.07%) Risk Management
8 293 (16.60%) Firewall
9 229 (12.97%) Windows
9 229 (12.97%) SIEM
10 223 (12.63%) Security Cleared
11 222 (12.58%) PCI DSS
12 201 (11.39%) Security Architecture
13 200 (11.33%) ITIL
14 183 (10.37%) Microsoft
15 181 (10.25%) Banking
16 179 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 178 (10.08%) CISA
18 172 (9.75%) Security Management
19 169 (9.58%) SC Cleared
20 167 (9.46%) Degree
21 165 (9.35%) Security Operations
22 164 (9.29%) Project Management
23 156 (8.84%) Incident Management
24 155 (8.78%) Cisco
25 153 (8.67%) Network Security
26 147 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
27 143 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
28 139 (7.88%) Unix
29 136 (7.71%) Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.25%) IIS
3 19 (1.08%) Apache
4 15 (0.85%) JBoss
4 15 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (0.51%) Confluence
7 8 (0.45%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.17%) SAS
11 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.11%) nginx
12 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 103 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 53 (3.00%) MS Office
3 33 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.68%) MS Project
6 10 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.057%) Bankmaster
8 1 (0.057%) Global One
8 1 (0.057%) Maximo
8 1 (0.057%) Minerva
8 1 (0.057%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 85 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.04%) SaaS
4 29 (1.64%) Office 365
5 27 (1.53%) IaaS
6 22 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (1.25%) PaaS
7 16 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
9 9 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
9 9 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 9 (0.51%) Route 53
10 7 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.28%) GitHub
11 5 (0.28%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 293 (16.60%) Firewall
2 153 (8.67%) Network Security
3 121 (6.86%) TCP/IP
4 101 (5.72%) Internet
5 99 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 77 (4.36%) VPN
7 74 (4.19%) LAN
8 72 (4.08%) WAN
9 63 (3.57%) DNS
9 63 (3.57%) Wireless
10 58 (3.29%) SSL
11 47 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (2.15%) LDAP
13 35 (1.98%) DHCP
14 32 (1.81%) MPLS
15 25 (1.42%) VoIP
16 20 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (1.13%) Ethernet
16 20 (1.13%) OSPF
17 19 (1.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (2.10%) Big Data
2 34 (1.93%) SQL Server
3 21 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 19 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 13 (0.74%) GIS
6 12 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 9 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.40%) MySQL
11 6 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.34%) Redis
12 5 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
12 5 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 5 (0.28%) QlikView
12 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.42%) JIRA
3 8 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.34%) Travis CI
5 4 (0.23%) IntelliJ
5 4 (0.23%) JUnit
5 4 (0.23%) Mercurial
5 4 (0.23%) Mockito
5 4 (0.23%) WebStorm
6 3 (0.17%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.11%) AppScan
7 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.057%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.057%) Maven
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.057%) Redmine
8 1 (0.057%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 470 (26.63%) Finance
2 181 (10.25%) Banking
3 121 (6.86%) Legal
4 97 (5.50%) Retail
5 61 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.76%) Financial Institution
6 31 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.13%) Law
8 17 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 16 (0.91%) Military
10 13 (0.74%) Advertising
10 13 (0.74%) Front Office
10 13 (0.74%) Marketing
11 11 (0.62%) Games
12 8 (0.45%) Automotive
12 8 (0.45%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.40%) Electronics
14 6 (0.34%) French Language
14 6 (0.34%) German Language
15 5 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 411 (23.29%) Analyst
2 312 (17.68%) Security Analyst
3 281 (15.92%) Architect
4 267 (15.13%) Consultant
5 208 (11.78%) Security Consultant
6 196 (11.10%) Security Manager
7 189 (10.71%) Security Architect
8 112 (6.35%) Information Security Manager
9 102 (5.78%) Information Manager
10 101 (5.72%) Information Analyst
11 97 (5.50%) Information Security Analyst
12 89 (5.04%) Information Security Consultant
13 88 (4.99%) Project Manager
14 79 (4.48%) Business Analyst
15 75 (4.25%) Security Engineer
16 71 (4.02%) Security Officer
17 63 (3.57%) IT Analyst
18 61 (3.46%) IT Security Analyst
19 56 (3.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
20 55 (3.12%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (5.10%) Web Services
2 53 (3.00%) .NET
3 44 (2.49%) J2EE
4 32 (1.81%) HTML
5 28 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 27 (1.53%) Spring
7 25 (1.42%) Hibernate
8 23 (1.30%) 802.1X
8 23 (1.30%) Middleware
9 20 (1.13%) Apache Flex
10 14 (0.79%) ELK Stack
10 14 (0.79%) SAML
11 12 (0.68%) RESTful
12 11 (0.62%) REST
12 11 (0.62%) XML
13 8 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (0.45%) OAuth
14 7 (0.40%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.40%) WCF
15 6 (0.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 339 (19.21%) Management Information System
2 127 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (6.69%) Data Centre
4 90 (5.10%) Security Operations Centre
5 60 (3.40%) CESG
6 47 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 47 (2.66%) Cyber Defence
7 46 (2.61%) PKI
8 45 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 38 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
11 27 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
12 24 (1.36%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.36%) Fixed Income
13 23 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
14 21 (1.19%) NHS
15 20 (1.13%) Public Cloud
16 17 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.96%) Mathematics
17 16 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 229 (12.97%) Windows
2 139 (7.88%) Unix
3 136 (7.71%) Linux
4 51 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (1.36%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 16 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.79%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.40%) OpenVMS
12 7 (0.40%) Solaris
13 3 (0.17%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.11%) AIX
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (20.28%) Cybersecurity
2 319 (18.07%) Risk Management
3 229 (12.97%) SIEM
4 201 (11.39%) Security Architecture
5 200 (11.33%) ITIL
6 179 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 172 (9.75%) Security Management
8 165 (9.35%) Security Operations
9 164 (9.29%) Project Management
10 156 (8.84%) Incident Management
11 147 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
12 143 (8.10%) Agile Software Development
13 134 (7.59%) Data Protection
14 125 (7.08%) Risk Assessment
15 121 (6.86%) Information Security Management
16 110 (6.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 104 (5.89%) Vulnerability Management
18 89 (5.04%) Information Assurance
19 87 (4.93%) ISMS
20 83 (4.70%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (4.82%) SQL
2 74 (4.19%) Python
3 71 (4.02%) Java
4 33 (1.87%) C#
5 32 (1.81%) JavaScript
6 29 (1.64%) PowerShell
7 28 (1.59%) Perl
8 20 (1.13%) C
8 20 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.02%) C++
10 13 (0.74%) VB
11 11 (0.62%) Scala
12 9 (0.51%) Ruby
13 7 (0.40%) Go
14 5 (0.28%) R
15 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.23%) Groovy
15 4 (0.23%) PHP
16 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 526 (29.80%) CISSP
2 326 (18.47%) CISM
3 223 (12.63%) Security Cleared
4 178 (10.08%) CISA
5 169 (9.58%) SC Cleared
6 167 (9.46%) Degree
7 73 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
7 73 (4.14%) GIAC
8 68 (3.85%) SANS
9 61 (3.46%) CEH
10 48 (2.72%) CRISC
11 40 (2.27%) CCNA
12 39 (2.21%) CISMP
13 37 (2.10%) DV Cleared
13 37 (2.10%) GCIH
14 36 (2.04%) CESG Certified Professional
15 34 (1.93%) CCNP
16 32 (1.81%) ISEB
17 30 (1.70%) CREST Certified
17 30 (1.70%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (21.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 222 (12.58%) PCI DSS
3 64 (3.63%) COBIT
4 48 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (2.21%) QA
6 28 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 26 (1.47%) SLA
8 23 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 21 (1.19%) ISO27002
10 19 (1.08%) GDPR
11 18 (1.02%) RMADS
12 15 (0.85%) GMP
12 15 (0.85%) GxP
13 14 (0.79%) GAMP
13 14 (0.79%) GCP
14 10 (0.57%) Data Quality
15 9 (0.51%) JSP 440
16 7 (0.40%) ISO27005
17 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
17 6 (0.34%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 104 (5.89%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.08%) Snort
4 15 (0.85%) vSphere
5 11 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.51%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.51%) RACF
8 6 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 5 (0.28%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.11%) Docker
11 2 (0.11%) Firmware
11 2 (0.11%) HDFS
11 2 (0.11%) vCloud
12 1 (0.057%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.057%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (2.15%) Nessus
2 27 (1.53%) QRadar
3 23 (1.30%) Puppet
4 19 (1.08%) Nagios
5 18 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 16 (0.91%) Nexpose
8 15 (0.85%) CSIRT
9 14 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 14 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (0.68%) Ansible
11 11 (0.62%) SCCM
12 10 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 9 (0.51%) logstash
13 9 (0.51%) Nmap
14 8 (0.45%) Kibana
15 7 (0.40%) RSA Security Analytics
15 7 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (0.40%) Tivoli
15 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 183 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 155 (8.78%) Cisco
3 92 (5.21%) Splunk
4 85 (4.82%) VMware
5 77 (4.36%) CheckPoint
6 73 (4.14%) Oracle
7 57 (3.23%) Intel Security
8 55 (3.12%) LogRhythm
9 50 (2.83%) ArcSight
10 49 (2.78%) F5
11 48 (2.72%) Symantec
12 46 (2.61%) SAP
13 44 (2.49%) Juniper
14 42 (2.38%) Sourcefire
15 35 (1.98%) Qualys
16 32 (1.81%) IBM
17 31 (1.76%) Cyber-Ark
18 29 (1.64%) Fortinet
19 23 (1.30%) Blue Coat
19 23 (1.30%) HP
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