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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 162 163 229
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +66
Contract jobs citing Information Security 849 754 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.35% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.78% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 492 285
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £455 £403
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 12
Average hourly rate £44.50 £34.00 £30.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.88% +10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.43 £15.90 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £46.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +5 788 £475 - 274
London -9 371 £490 -1.01% 113
South East +57 179 £475 - 42
City of London +12 106 £490 +1.23% 29
North West -45 67 £475 - 21
Surrey +25 46 £488 +26.62% 8
Berkshire +18 44 £500 +2.03% 17
East of England +19 43 £500 +5.26% 18
Scotland -9 36 £415 -11.70% 17
South West -24 36 £438 -2.77% 22
Hampshire +16 35 £450 +25.00% 5
West Midlands +18 32 £500 -4.76% 17
Manchester -27 21 £333 -33.50% 11
Buckinghamshire +1 20 £500 +122.22% 3
Yorkshire -27 18 £475 +31.03% 29
East Midlands -9 17 £400 - 7
Milton Keynes +1 16 £438 +94.44% 2
Staines - 16 £513 -
Reading -3 15 £475 -5.00% 9
Edinburgh -16 15 £415 +0.60% 7
Birmingham +12 14 £575 +9.52% 7
Glasgow +10 14 £350 -24.32% 10
Cheshire -43 14 £473 -1.45% 6
Bedfordshire +16 13 £489 -2.25% 2
Basingstoke - 13 £525 -
Kent +12 12 £425 -15.00% 1
Somerset +2 12 £450 -13.46%
West Sussex -3 12 £500 +72.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £625 - 3
North East - 11 £625 - 3

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 422 (26.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 418 (26.03%) Finance
3 415 (25.84%) CISSP
4 324 (20.17%) Management Information System
5 282 (17.56%) Firewall
6 266 (16.56%) Risk Management
7 255 (15.88%) CISM
8 240 (14.94%) ITIL
9 213 (13.26%) Security Management
10 212 (13.20%) Windows
11 211 (13.14%) Microsoft
12 185 (11.52%) Degree
13 181 (11.27%) PCI DSS
14 178 (11.08%) Project Management
15 171 (10.65%) Cyber Security
16 169 (10.52%) Security Architecture
17 154 (9.59%) Information Security Management
18 153 (9.53%) Banking
19 149 (9.28%) Linux
20 144 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 144 (8.97%) Data Protection
21 142 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
22 139 (8.66%) Security Cleared
23 137 (8.53%) SIEM
24 134 (8.34%) PRINCE2
25 124 (7.72%) CISA
26 118 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
27 117 (7.29%) Vulnerability Management
28 114 (7.10%) Change Management
28 114 (7.10%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 55 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 45 (2.80%) IIS
3 41 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.74%) CMS
5 21 (1.31%) Apache
6 14 (0.87%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.87%) Lync
7 13 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.68%) JBoss
9 10 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.56%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.37%) SAS
13 6 (0.37%) CICS
14 5 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.25%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 99 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.55%) MS Office
3 42 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.37%) MS Project
6 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
2 9 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.31%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.19%) Agresso
6 3 (0.19%) MoSes
6 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.19%) Eikon
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.12%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.12%) Summit
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.49%) SaaS
1 24 (1.49%) PaaS
2 15 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (0.68%) Office 365
4 9 (0.56%) IaaS
5 3 (0.19%) Taleo
6 2 (0.12%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.062%) Symantec.cloud
7 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.062%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 282 (17.56%) Firewall
2 108 (6.72%) Network Security
3 74 (4.61%) VPN
4 67 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 67 (4.17%) LAN
5 66 (4.11%) WAN
5 66 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 49 (3.05%) DNS
6 49 (3.05%) Internet
7 47 (2.93%) Wireless
8 39 (2.43%) SSL
9 33 (2.05%) DHCP
10 32 (1.99%) SAN
11 30 (1.87%) LDAP
12 25 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (1.43%) HTTP
14 22 (1.37%) VoIP
14 22 (1.37%) OSPF
15 21 (1.31%) MPLS
16 19 (1.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.56%) DB2
4 20 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 14 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.81%) DB2 UDB
9 12 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.68%) MongoDB
11 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.56%) Big Data
13 8 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.44%) MySQL
14 7 (0.44%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.37%) QlikView
15 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.75%) JUnit
2 12 (0.75%) Maven
3 11 (0.68%) Eclipse
4 9 (0.56%) ANTLR
5 8 (0.50%) VisualVM
5 8 (0.50%) YourKit
6 6 (0.37%) JIRA
7 5 (0.31%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.25%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.25%) ERwin
9 3 (0.19%) Hudson
9 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.12%) Mockito
10 2 (0.12%) Trac
10 2 (0.12%) WebStorm
10 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.12%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 418 (26.03%) Finance
2 153 (9.53%) Banking
3 80 (4.98%) Legal
4 78 (4.86%) Retail
5 51 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 47 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 35 (2.18%) Law
8 22 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 20 (1.25%) Publishing
11 18 (1.12%) Advertising
12 10 (0.62%) Marketing
13 9 (0.56%) Military
13 9 (0.56%) Local Government
14 6 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.37%) Games
14 6 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.31%) Billing
16 4 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 352 (21.92%) Analyst
2 278 (17.31%) Consultant
3 243 (15.13%) Architect
4 233 (14.51%) Security Analyst
5 212 (13.20%) Security Consultant
6 161 (10.02%) Security Manager
7 134 (8.34%) Information Analyst
8 133 (8.28%) Project Manager
9 130 (8.09%) Security Architect
9 130 (8.09%) Information Security Analyst
10 101 (6.29%) Information Security Consultant
11 80 (4.98%) Information Manager
12 77 (4.79%) Information Security Manager
13 73 (4.55%) Security Engineer
14 67 (4.17%) Business Analyst
15 62 (3.86%) Security Specialist
16 46 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
17 41 (2.55%) Security Project Manager
18 38 (2.37%) Developer
19 33 (2.05%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.55%) .NET
2 45 (2.80%) Web Services
3 40 (2.49%) Middleware
4 38 (2.37%) XML
4 38 (2.37%) REST
5 32 (1.99%) HTML
6 31 (1.93%) SOAP
7 21 (1.31%) Spring
8 16 (1.00%) JSON
9 14 (0.87%) JSP
10 13 (0.81%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.75%) CSS
12 11 (0.68%) SAML
12 11 (0.68%) JMS
12 11 (0.68%) RESTful
12 11 (0.68%) 802.1X
13 10 (0.62%) XACML
13 10 (0.62%) HTML5
13 10 (0.62%) Apache Thrift
14 9 (0.56%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 324 (20.17%) Management Information System
2 142 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 70 (4.36%) PKI
5 57 (3.55%) CESG
6 52 (3.24%) Data Protection Act
7 48 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.49%) RMADS
9 31 (1.93%) GIS
10 29 (1.81%) NHS
11 25 (1.56%) Mainframe
12 18 (1.12%) PMI
12 18 (1.12%) Cryptography
12 18 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 14 (0.87%) Blackberry
13 14 (0.87%) FMCG
14 13 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.68%) Data Integration
15 11 (0.68%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 212 (13.20%) Windows
2 149 (9.28%) Linux
3 96 (5.98%) UNIX
4 30 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.43%) Solaris
7 15 (0.93%) AIX
8 13 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.75%) Android
10 10 (0.62%) zOS
10 10 (0.62%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.31%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) Debian
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.062%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.062%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (16.56%) Risk Management
2 240 (14.94%) ITIL
3 213 (13.26%) Security Management
4 178 (11.08%) Project Management
5 171 (10.65%) Cyber Security
6 169 (10.52%) Security Architecture
7 154 (9.59%) Information Security Management
8 144 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 144 (8.97%) Data Protection
9 137 (8.53%) SIEM
10 134 (8.34%) PRINCE2
11 118 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
12 117 (7.29%) Vulnerability Management
13 114 (7.10%) Change Management
14 96 (5.98%) TOGAF
15 92 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
16 91 (5.67%) ISMS
17 84 (5.23%) Risk Assessment
18 82 (5.11%) Enterprise Architecture
19 75 (4.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 114 (7.10%) SQL
2 58 (3.61%) Java
3 42 (2.62%) C
4 38 (2.37%) PowerShell
5 33 (2.05%) VB
6 26 (1.62%) C#
7 25 (1.56%) Perl
7 25 (1.56%) Python
8 20 (1.25%) JavaScript
9 14 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.68%) C++
11 10 (0.62%) PHP
11 10 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.62%) VBA
12 7 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.25%) VBScript
14 3 (0.19%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.19%) Ruby
15 2 (0.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 415 (25.84%) CISSP
2 255 (15.88%) CISM
3 185 (11.52%) Degree
4 139 (8.66%) Security Cleared
5 124 (7.72%) CISA
6 90 (5.60%) SC Cleared
7 65 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (2.62%) CCNA
8 42 (2.62%) CRISC
9 38 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (2.24%) PMI Certification
11 34 (2.12%) ISEB
12 32 (1.99%) GIAC
13 27 (1.68%) CCNP
13 27 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 26 (1.62%) CEH
15 25 (1.56%) DV Cleared
15 25 (1.56%) PMP
16 20 (1.25%) CCSA
16 20 (1.25%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 422 (26.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 181 (11.27%) PCI DSS
3 86 (5.35%) COBIT
4 44 (2.74%) SLA
5 33 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (1.49%) QA
7 20 (1.25%) JSP 440
8 16 (1.00%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.75%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.75%) COSO
10 8 (0.50%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (0.31%) GPG13
12 4 (0.25%) BS7799
13 3 (0.19%) GCP
13 3 (0.19%) GMP
13 3 (0.19%) GLP
13 3 (0.19%) HL7
13 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
13 3 (0.19%) HIPAA
System Software
1 97 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 66 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.81%) vSphere
5 10 (0.62%) UAG
6 9 (0.56%) Snort
7 8 (0.50%) RACF
8 7 (0.44%) Time Sharing Option
8 7 (0.44%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 6 (0.37%) NFS
9 6 (0.37%) Firmware
9 6 (0.37%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.37%) XenApp
10 5 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.19%) Samba
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.12%) ClearTrust
13 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.12%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 26 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (0.68%) Nessus
3 10 (0.62%) SCCM
3 10 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.56%) Nagios
5 8 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.44%) OpenView
6 7 (0.44%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (0.44%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.37%) zSecure
7 6 (0.37%) Puppet
8 5 (0.31%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.25%) ArcSight ESM
9 4 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
11 2 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 211 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 107 (6.66%) Oracle
3 99 (6.16%) Cisco
4 89 (5.54%) VMware
5 67 (4.17%) McAfee
6 59 (3.67%) Symantec
7 53 (3.30%) ArcSight
8 47 (2.93%) CheckPoint
9 44 (2.74%) Citrix
10 38 (2.37%) HP
10 38 (2.37%) SAP
11 34 (2.12%) IBM
12 30 (1.87%) F5
13 26 (1.62%) Websense
13 26 (1.62%) Qualys
14 23 (1.43%) Tripwire
14 23 (1.43%) Juniper
15 20 (1.25%) Dell
16 17 (1.06%) Cyber-Ark
17 16 (1.00%) CA
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £0.00 - £37500.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
London (preferred) or Sheffield
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £335.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £415.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + extensions
Posted: 17 days ago