The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 184 201 246
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +45
Contract jobs citing Information Security 595 532 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.06% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.46% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 320 237
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £420 £440
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 13
Average hourly rate £51.00 £18.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% -52.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.20 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £60.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £60.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +58.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +19 567 £450 -2.17% 212
London +17 260 £475 -5.00% 88
South East -33 96 £428 -3.38% 43
North West +10 85 £450 +8.69% 16
City of London -3 66 £450 -9.54% 33
South West -13 46 £475 -9.52% 19
Cheshire +8 44 £450 +61.29% 1
Manchester +8 31 £475 +26.66% 11
West Midlands +8 25 £500 +4.16% 9
East of England -1 25 £400 -0.31% 9
Surrey +12 22 £400 - 6
Berkshire -13 20 £460 -8.00% 12
Scotland -11 19 £411 +13.05% 9
Hampshire -32 18 £363 -14.70% 21
Yorkshire +6 14 £365 -28.78% 12
Essex - 14 £363 -
West Yorkshire +12 13 £365 +62.22% 7
Warrington -5 13 £450 +5.88%
Leeds +10 12 £365 - 6
Somerset -14 12 £520 +28.39% 1
Edinburgh -8 10 £375 - 4
Bristol -15 10 £465 +69.09% 5
West Sussex - 10 £325 - 1
Middlesex +6 9 £433 -
East Midlands -3 9 £239 -40.31% 6
Chester -3 9 - -
Taunton -22 9 £520 +28.39%
Birmingham 0 8 £450 -12.62% 6
Docklands, London +12 7 £500 -
Wiltshire -2 7 £400 +8.10% 5

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 345 (29.87%) Finance
2 338 (29.26%) CISSP
3 278 (24.07%) Management Information System
4 269 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 236 (20.43%) Risk Management
6 219 (18.96%) Windows
7 191 (16.54%) CISM
8 172 (14.89%) Security Management
9 165 (14.29%) Banking
10 156 (13.51%) Microsoft
11 154 (13.33%) Firewall
12 135 (11.69%) ITIL
13 132 (11.43%) Security Architecture
14 126 (10.91%) CISA
15 123 (10.65%) Security Cleared
16 120 (10.39%) UNIX
17 117 (10.13%) Project Management
18 110 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
19 107 (9.26%) Degree
20 99 (8.57%) Information Security Management
20 99 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
21 98 (8.48%) Linux
22 93 (8.05%) CESG
23 84 (7.27%) Data Protection
24 83 (7.19%) Information Assurance
24 83 (7.19%) MS Excel
25 82 (7.10%) SC Cleared
26 78 (6.75%) Network Security
27 77 (6.67%) Oracle
28 74 (6.41%) Active Directory

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 43 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.38%) IIS
3 27 (2.34%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.21%) Apache
4 14 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.13%) CMS
6 10 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (0.87%) Joomla!
7 9 (0.78%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.69%) SAP Web AS
9 7 (0.61%) Lync
10 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.26%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.26%) SAS
12 2 (0.17%) CICS
12 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.087%) Drupal
13 1 (0.087%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 83 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.12%) MS Office
3 30 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.82%) MS Project
6 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.52%) Summit
3 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.26%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.26%) assyst
4 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.087%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.087%) RMDS
5 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.087%) Cordys
5 1 (0.087%) Documaker
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.95%) SaaS
3 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.26%) PaaS
4 3 (0.26%) IaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Office 365
6 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 154 (13.33%) Firewall
2 78 (6.75%) Network Security
3 47 (4.07%) TCP/IP
4 34 (2.94%) WAN
5 33 (2.86%) LAN
6 30 (2.60%) VPN
7 28 (2.42%) Internet
8 27 (2.34%) SAN
9 21 (1.82%) SSL
10 19 (1.65%) Wireless
10 19 (1.65%) Intranet
11 17 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (1.21%) DNS
13 12 (1.04%) LDAP
14 11 (0.95%) MPLS
15 10 (0.87%) FTP
16 9 (0.78%) IP Telephony
17 8 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (0.61%) Unified Communications
18 7 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.47%) Data Mining
3 9 (0.78%) QlikView
4 8 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.43%) DB2
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.35%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.35%) Big Data
8 3 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.17%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.17%) MySQL
9 2 (0.17%) DataStage
9 2 (0.17%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.17%) IMS/DB
9 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Maven
1 9 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.61%) JUnit
2 7 (0.61%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.52%) ANTLR
4 5 (0.43%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.17%) JIRA
7 2 (0.17%) Subversion
7 2 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.087%) QADirector
8 1 (0.087%) ERwin
8 1 (0.087%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.087%) Hudson
8 1 (0.087%) FindBugs
General
1 345 (29.87%) Finance
2 165 (14.29%) Banking
3 52 (4.50%) Investment Banking
4 51 (4.42%) Retail
5 47 (4.07%) Legal
6 31 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 30 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 15 (1.30%) Advertising
9 12 (1.04%) Marketing
10 11 (0.95%) Law
10 11 (0.95%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.69%) Publishing
12 8 (0.69%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.61%) Back Office
13 7 (0.61%) International Banking
14 5 (0.43%) German Language
15 4 (0.35%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.35%) Local Government
15 4 (0.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 261 (22.60%) Analyst
2 243 (21.04%) Consultant
3 180 (15.58%) Security Consultant
4 143 (12.38%) Security Analyst
5 129 (11.17%) Architect
6 108 (9.35%) Project Manager
7 94 (8.14%) Security Manager
8 78 (6.75%) Information Manager
9 72 (6.23%) Security Architect
10 70 (6.06%) Information Security Consultant
11 69 (5.97%) Information Security Manager
12 63 (5.45%) Information Analyst
13 59 (5.11%) Business Analyst
14 52 (4.50%) Information Security Analyst
15 42 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
16 36 (3.12%) CLAS Consultant
17 35 (3.03%) IT Consultant
18 34 (2.94%) Security Specialist
19 33 (2.86%) Developer
20 30 (2.60%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.77%) Middleware
2 31 (2.68%) Web Services
3 27 (2.34%) .NET
4 18 (1.56%) JSP
5 11 (0.95%) SOAP
6 10 (0.87%) HTML
6 10 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.78%) JMS
7 9 (0.78%) Regular Expression
8 8 (0.69%) REST
9 7 (0.61%) XACML
9 7 (0.61%) SAML
9 7 (0.61%) Spring
10 6 (0.52%) jQuery
10 6 (0.52%) CSS
10 6 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.52%) MyBatis
11 4 (0.35%) SailPoint
11 4 (0.35%) JSON
11 4 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 278 (24.07%) Management Information System
2 93 (8.05%) CESG
3 56 (4.85%) RMADS
4 51 (4.42%) CESG CLAS
4 51 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 35 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
6 27 (2.34%) Economics
7 23 (1.99%) Mainframe
8 21 (1.82%) PKI
9 20 (1.73%) NHS
10 19 (1.65%) GIS
10 19 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.39%) E-Learning
12 14 (1.21%) PMI
13 13 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
14 12 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
14 12 (1.04%) Blackberry
14 12 (1.04%) Open Source
15 10 (0.87%) FMCG
15 10 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 219 (18.96%) Windows
2 120 (10.39%) UNIX
3 98 (8.48%) Linux
4 20 (1.73%) Windows 7
5 15 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (1.21%) Solaris
7 13 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.04%) Android
8 12 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (0.69%) AIX
10 5 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.087%) Debian
13 1 (0.087%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.087%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.087%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (20.43%) Risk Management
2 172 (14.89%) Security Management
3 135 (11.69%) ITIL
4 132 (11.43%) Security Architecture
5 117 (10.13%) Project Management
6 110 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
7 99 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 99 (8.57%) Information Security Management
8 84 (7.27%) Data Protection
9 83 (7.19%) Information Assurance
10 74 (6.41%) Penetration Testing
11 67 (5.80%) PRINCE2
12 65 (5.63%) Vulnerability Management
13 64 (5.54%) Business Continuity
14 56 (4.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 55 (4.76%) SIEM
15 55 (4.76%) Cyber Security
16 52 (4.50%) Change Management
16 52 (4.50%) Incident Management
17 46 (3.98%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (3.90%) Java
2 42 (3.64%) SQL
3 24 (2.08%) C
3 24 (2.08%) C++
4 17 (1.47%) Perl
5 16 (1.39%) C#
6 11 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 11 (0.95%) Python
7 9 (0.78%) PowerShell
8 5 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.43%) PHP
9 4 (0.35%) VB
9 4 (0.35%) Objective-C
9 4 (0.35%) Ruby
10 3 (0.26%) VBA
11 2 (0.17%) PL/1
11 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.087%) VB6
12 1 (0.087%) Ada
12 1 (0.087%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 338 (29.26%) CISSP
2 191 (16.54%) CISM
3 126 (10.91%) CISA
4 123 (10.65%) Security Cleared
5 107 (9.26%) Degree
6 82 (7.10%) SC Cleared
7 34 (2.94%) GIAC
7 34 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (2.77%) CEH
9 23 (1.99%) CCNA
10 21 (1.82%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.65%) CRISC
11 19 (1.65%) PMI Certification
12 18 (1.56%) PMP
13 17 (1.47%) CCNP
14 16 (1.39%) ISEB
15 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (1.04%) MCSE
16 12 (1.04%) ISSAP
17 10 (0.87%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (6.15%) PCI DSS
3 64 (5.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 52 (4.50%) QA
5 44 (3.81%) COBIT
6 29 (2.51%) JSP 440
7 15 (1.30%) BS7799
8 11 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 9 (0.78%) ISO 9000
10 8 (0.69%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.61%) SLA
11 7 (0.61%) ISO 14001
12 6 (0.52%) BS25999
13 4 (0.35%) GPG13
14 3 (0.26%) CRD IV
14 3 (0.26%) COREP
14 3 (0.26%) FINREP
15 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.17%) GxP
15 2 (0.17%) GCP
System Software
1 74 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.52%) Snort
5 5 (0.43%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.43%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.43%) vSphere
5 5 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.26%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.26%) Squid
8 2 (0.17%) Nmap
9 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.087%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.087%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (1.99%) Tivoli
2 15 (1.30%) SCCM
3 10 (0.87%) Nessus
3 10 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 9 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 6 (0.52%) SCOM
6 5 (0.43%) Control-M
6 5 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.35%) CORE IMPACT
7 4 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.35%) ZENworks
8 3 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.17%) Nagios
10 1 (0.087%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.087%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.087%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.087%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 156 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 77 (6.67%) Oracle
3 64 (5.54%) Cisco
4 49 (4.24%) VMware
5 46 (3.98%) SAP
6 36 (3.12%) IBM
6 36 (3.12%) McAfee
7 34 (2.94%) Citrix
8 26 (2.25%) Juniper
9 20 (1.73%) CheckPoint
10 19 (1.65%) HP
11 17 (1.47%) Qualys
12 16 (1.39%) Splunk
13 14 (1.21%) Symantec
14 12 (1.04%) Blue Coat
14 12 (1.04%) ArcSight
15 11 (0.95%) Cyber-Ark
16 9 (0.78%) Sophos
16 9 (0.78%) Websense
16 9 (0.78%) Sourcefire
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