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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
Rank 158 135 199
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +64
Contract jobs citing Information Security 728 899 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.63% 1.73% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.10% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 563 369
Median daily rate £450 £463 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £340 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 9
Median hourly rate £21.00 £52.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +133.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +105.88%

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
36679 42732 41310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.31% 82.43% 79.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 24330 27936 26209
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 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 939 1157 1103
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +42.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -18 674 £450 -4.10% 261
London +8 355 £450 -5.26% 117
South East -55 72 £475 +5.55% 31
East of England +17 68 £425 - 14
North West -14 59 £501 +11.22% 33
South West +14 45 £413 -2.94% 18
City of London +15 43 £463 -3.89% 20
Yorkshire +10 35 £463 +2.20% 18
Manchester -12 31 £550 +15.78% 26
Hampshire +10 29 £475 +34.94% 11
West Midlands +12 28 £400 -15.73% 16
Wiltshire +21 26 £413 -2.94%
Hertfordshire +15 25 £538 -14.00% 9
West Yorkshire +19 23 £450 +2.85% 11
Scotland +20 20 £500 +19.04% 5
Bedfordshire -7 19 £450 +4.34% 2
Cheshire +29 17 £450 +50.00% 7
Edinburgh +25 15 £525 +31.25% 3
Bristol +15 14 £680 +81.33% 9
Swindon +14 14 £413 -2.94%
Cambridgeshire +8 14 £425 +6.25% 3
Berkshire -16 14 £425 - 5
South Wales +27 13 £364 -23.42% 2
Wales +17 13 £364 -23.42% 6
Leeds +9 13 £450 +5.88% 7
Cardiff +24 12 £364 -23.42% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 11 £400 -20.00% 2
Salford - 11 £550 - 3
Peterborough - 11 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes -7 10 £400 -15.78% 1

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 464 (28.00%) CISSP
2 402 (24.26%) Finance
3 355 (21.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 343 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
5 325 (19.61%) Management Information System
6 277 (16.72%) Firewall
7 276 (16.66%) Risk Management
8 274 (16.54%) CISM
9 229 (13.82%) Security Cleared
10 225 (13.58%) Windows
11 224 (13.52%) PCI DSS
12 202 (12.19%) SIEM
13 196 (11.83%) Microsoft
14 189 (11.41%) Security Architecture
15 178 (10.74%) Security Management
16 173 (10.44%) ITIL
17 170 (10.26%) SC Cleared
18 165 (9.96%) Banking
19 163 (9.84%) Security Operations
20 162 (9.78%) Project Management
21 160 (9.66%) CISA
22 159 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
23 155 (9.35%) Degree
24 145 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
25 143 (8.63%) Cisco
25 143 (8.63%) Penetration Testing
26 142 (8.57%) Network Security
27 135 (8.15%) Incident Management
28 133 (8.03%) Data Protection
28 133 (8.03%) Unix

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 30 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.27%) IIS
3 13 (0.78%) Apache
3 13 (0.78%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 10 (0.60%) Confluence
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (0.48%) JBoss
8 6 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.30%) CMS
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.18%) Mongrel
10 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.18%) SAS
10 3 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 104 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.84%) MS Office
3 24 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.66%) MS Project
5 10 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.060%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.060%) Global One
7 1 (0.060%) Maximo
7 1 (0.060%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.060%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.23%) Office 365
4 25 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.39%) SaaS
6 22 (1.33%) IaaS
7 21 (1.27%) PaaS
8 16 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
10 9 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 9 (0.54%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.54%) Route 53
11 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.18%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 277 (16.72%) Firewall
2 142 (8.57%) Network Security
3 125 (7.54%) TCP/IP
4 102 (6.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 90 (5.43%) Internet
6 85 (5.13%) VPN
7 84 (5.07%) LAN
8 79 (4.77%) WAN
9 65 (3.92%) DNS
10 64 (3.86%) Wireless
11 60 (3.62%) SSL
12 38 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (2.29%) DHCP
13 31 (1.87%) LDAP
14 30 (1.81%) VoIP
15 27 (1.63%) MPLS
16 22 (1.33%) Ethernet
17 21 (1.27%) HTTP
18 17 (1.03%) Skype
19 16 (0.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.75%) Big Data
3 18 (1.09%) NoSQL
4 14 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 12 (0.72%) GIS
6 11 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.54%) Redis
8 8 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.48%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 4 (0.24%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.24%) QlikView
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (1.81%) Jenkins
2 20 (1.21%) JIRA
3 7 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (0.42%) Travis CI
4 5 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.30%) JUnit
5 3 (0.18%) IntelliJ
5 3 (0.18%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.18%) Mockito
5 3 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.18%) WebStorm
6 2 (0.12%) ANTLR
6 2 (0.12%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.12%) Maven
6 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.060%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.060%) Redmine
7 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.060%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 402 (24.26%) Finance
2 165 (9.96%) Banking
3 122 (7.36%) Legal
4 83 (5.01%) Retail
5 51 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 31 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.09%) Military
9 17 (1.03%) Law
9 17 (1.03%) Marketing
10 16 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.91%) Front Office
12 13 (0.78%) Advertising
13 11 (0.66%) Games
14 9 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 8 (0.48%) Electronics
16 6 (0.36%) German Language
17 5 (0.30%) Back Office
17 5 (0.30%) Billing
17 5 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 404 (24.38%) Analyst
2 297 (17.92%) Security Analyst
3 248 (14.97%) Architect
4 245 (14.79%) Consultant
5 190 (11.47%) Security Manager
6 187 (11.29%) Security Consultant
7 154 (9.29%) Security Architect
8 101 (6.10%) Information Analyst
8 101 (6.10%) Information Security Manager
9 98 (5.91%) Information Security Analyst
10 89 (5.37%) Information Manager
11 80 (4.83%) Project Manager
12 79 (4.77%) Information Security Consultant
13 78 (4.71%) Security Engineer
14 69 (4.16%) Business Analyst
15 59 (3.56%) IT Analyst
16 57 (3.44%) IT Security Analyst
16 57 (3.44%) Security Officer
17 54 (3.26%) Security Specialist
18 49 (2.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (5.19%) Web Services
2 48 (2.90%) .NET
3 34 (2.05%) J2EE
4 30 (1.81%) HTML
5 28 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 28 (1.69%) Spring
6 24 (1.45%) Hibernate
6 24 (1.45%) Middleware
7 22 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (1.21%) Apache Flex
9 19 (1.15%) 802.1X
10 14 (0.84%) RESTful
11 11 (0.66%) SAML
12 9 (0.54%) XML
13 7 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (0.42%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.42%) REST
14 6 (0.36%) OAuth
14 6 (0.36%) SOAP
14 6 (0.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 325 (19.61%) Management Information System
2 122 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 115 (6.94%) Data Centre
4 87 (5.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 58 (3.50%) CESG
6 46 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 45 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 39 (2.35%) Cyber Defence
9 34 (2.05%) PKI
10 33 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
11 32 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.57%) Cyber Attack
13 21 (1.27%) Driving Licence
14 20 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 20 (1.21%) Public Cloud
15 19 (1.15%) Virtual Team
16 17 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
16 17 (1.03%) Mathematics
17 16 (0.97%) NHS
18 15 (0.91%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 225 (13.58%) Windows
2 133 (8.03%) Unix
3 128 (7.72%) Linux
4 53 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 18 (1.09%) Windows 10
9 16 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.48%) OpenVMS
11 8 (0.48%) Solaris
12 3 (0.18%) MVS
13 2 (0.12%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.060%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.060%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.060%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (20.70%) Cybersecurity
2 276 (16.66%) Risk Management
3 202 (12.19%) SIEM
4 189 (11.41%) Security Architecture
5 178 (10.74%) Security Management
6 173 (10.44%) ITIL
7 163 (9.84%) Security Operations
8 162 (9.78%) Project Management
9 159 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 145 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
11 143 (8.63%) Penetration Testing
12 135 (8.15%) Incident Management
13 133 (8.03%) Data Protection
14 125 (7.54%) Information Security Management
15 115 (6.94%) Risk Assessment
16 106 (6.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 92 (5.55%) Vulnerability Management
18 91 (5.49%) Information Assurance
19 83 (5.01%) ISMS
20 75 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 83 (5.01%) SQL
2 69 (4.16%) Python
3 57 (3.44%) Java
4 30 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.69%) C
5 28 (1.69%) Perl
6 24 (1.45%) C#
7 22 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 17 (1.03%) C++
9 13 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.60%) Scala
11 9 (0.54%) Ruby
12 7 (0.42%) Go
13 5 (0.30%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.30%) VB
14 4 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.18%) Groovy
15 3 (0.18%) PHP
15 3 (0.18%) R
16 1 (0.060%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 464 (28.00%) CISSP
2 274 (16.54%) CISM
3 229 (13.82%) Security Cleared
4 170 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 160 (9.66%) CISA
6 155 (9.35%) Degree
7 81 (4.89%) SANS
8 68 (4.10%) GIAC
9 63 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (3.02%) CEH
11 46 (2.78%) CRISC
12 44 (2.66%) SSCP
13 40 (2.41%) DV Cleared
14 37 (2.23%) CCNA
14 37 (2.23%) CISMP
15 36 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
16 32 (1.93%) PCI QSA
17 31 (1.87%) CREST Certified
18 29 (1.75%) CCNP
19 27 (1.63%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (21.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 224 (13.52%) PCI DSS
3 59 (3.56%) COBIT
4 46 (2.78%) GDPR
4 46 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 39 (2.35%) QA
6 28 (1.69%) ISO27002
7 26 (1.57%) SLA
8 24 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
10 21 (1.27%) RMADS
11 14 (0.84%) GMP
11 14 (0.84%) GxP
12 13 (0.78%) GAMP
12 13 (0.78%) GCP
13 11 (0.66%) JSP 440
14 9 (0.54%) Data Quality
15 8 (0.48%) ISO27005
16 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
17 6 (0.36%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 99 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 53 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.15%) Snort
4 16 (0.97%) vSphere
5 12 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.60%) BitLocker
7 9 (0.54%) RACF
8 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.30%) Docker
9 5 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.30%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.18%) Xen
12 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.12%) Firmware
12 2 (0.12%) vCloud
13 1 (0.060%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 32 (1.93%) QRadar
2 31 (1.87%) Nessus
3 22 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
3 22 (1.33%) Puppet
4 19 (1.15%) Nagios
5 17 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (0.84%) Ansible
6 14 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.72%) CSIRT
7 12 (0.72%) Nexpose
8 11 (0.66%) logstash
9 10 (0.60%) Kibana
9 10 (0.60%) RSA enVision
10 9 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.48%) Nmap
12 7 (0.42%) RSA Security Analytics
12 7 (0.42%) SCCM
12 7 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.36%) EnCase
Vendors
1 196 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 143 (8.63%) Cisco
3 89 (5.37%) Splunk
4 85 (5.13%) VMware
5 69 (4.16%) CheckPoint
6 65 (3.92%) Intel Security
6 65 (3.92%) Oracle
7 54 (3.26%) LogRhythm
8 41 (2.47%) SAP
8 41 (2.47%) Sourcefire
9 39 (2.35%) ArcSight
9 39 (2.35%) F5
10 37 (2.23%) Juniper
10 37 (2.23%) Symantec
11 35 (2.11%) IBM
12 32 (1.93%) Qualys
13 27 (1.63%) CyberArk
14 26 (1.57%) Apple
15 24 (1.45%) HP
16 23 (1.39%) Citrix
London
Marks Sattin
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Contingency Team
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £63000 - £74000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Leicester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
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Sheffield
People Source Consulting
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Central London / West End
Zimbani
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London
Hays Talent Solutions
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