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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 180 210 236
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +26
Contract jobs citing Information Security 585 468 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 0.96% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.29% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 289 211
Average daily rate
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£450 £439 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £441 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 15
Average hourly rate £25.50 £27.25 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +22.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.33 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.21 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +104.54%

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +6 530 £463 +5.11% 270
London +10 251 £475 +5.55% 116
South East +30 113 £500 +16.95% 51
City of London +4 59 £500 +11.11% 31
South West +16 55 £625 +45.34% 23
North West +2 51 £345 -25.40% 19
Scotland +23 42 £435 +13.72% 8
Berkshire +28 38 £525 +33.75% 22
Surrey +20 31 £475 -9.52% 14
Manchester +10 22 £320 -36.00% 13
Edinburgh +13 21 £500 +53.84% 3
Staines +13 21 £475 - 2
East of England +8 20 £400 +12.28% 16
Somerset - 19 £675 - 4
Yorkshire -9 16 £415 -2.41% 23
Warrington +2 15 £350 -31.37% 1
Cheshire -13 15 £350 -17.64% 3
Taunton - 14 £675 - 2
West Yorkshire -2 13 £400 -5.93% 18
Hampshire -31 13 £425 -5.55% 6
East Midlands +14 11 £563 +134.37% 7
Middlesex +12 11 £572 +34.58%
Reading +12 11 £350 -7.28% 11
Glasgow +3 11 £172 -58.67% 4
West Midlands 0 10 £400 - 9
Bristol -4 10 £335 -23.86% 6
Leeds -5 9 £400 - 14
Cambridgeshire -10 8 £363 +3.94% 3
Gloucestershire -10 7 - - 6
Buckinghamshire -18 7 £438 +2.94% 2

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 466 (34.54%) CISSP
2 336 (24.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 310 (22.98%) Finance
4 302 (22.39%) Risk Management
5 276 (20.46%) Management Information System
6 241 (17.87%) CISM
7 210 (15.57%) Firewall
7 210 (15.57%) Security Cleared
8 195 (14.46%) ITIL
9 185 (13.71%) Windows
10 180 (13.34%) Security Management
11 170 (12.60%) SC Cleared
12 156 (11.56%) Degree
13 150 (11.12%) PCI DSS
14 145 (10.75%) Microsoft
15 139 (10.30%) CISA
16 131 (9.71%) Banking
17 130 (9.64%) Network Security
18 128 (9.49%) PRINCE2
19 127 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 121 (8.97%) Data Protection
21 120 (8.90%) Security Architecture
21 120 (8.90%) Information Security Management
22 117 (8.67%) Project Management
23 115 (8.52%) Linux
24 111 (8.23%) Penetration Testing
25 106 (7.86%) Cisco
26 105 (7.78%) Cyber Security
27 104 (7.71%) UNIX
28 100 (7.41%) Information Assurance

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 60 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 52 (3.85%) IIS
3 18 (1.33%) CMS
4 17 (1.26%) Apache
5 16 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.67%) IBM Notes
7 8 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.30%) Drupal
10 4 (0.30%) SAS
11 3 (0.22%) Documentum
11 3 (0.22%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.15%) Lync
13 1 (0.074%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.074%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.074%) NetWeaver
13 1 (0.074%) Node.js
Applications
1 58 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 47 (3.48%) MS Office
3 19 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.52%) MS Project
6 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.59%) Summit
2 8 (0.59%) assyst
3 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.074%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.074%) Minerva
5 1 (0.074%) Global One
5 1 (0.074%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.74%) SaaS
3 8 (0.59%) IaaS
4 7 (0.52%) PaaS
5 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.074%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 210 (15.57%) Firewall
2 130 (9.64%) Network Security
3 71 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 70 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 45 (3.34%) Internet
6 41 (3.04%) VPN
7 33 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (2.22%) LDAP
9 29 (2.15%) WAN
10 28 (2.08%) DNS
11 27 (2.00%) SSL
12 26 (1.93%) LAN
13 20 (1.48%) SAN
14 19 (1.41%) DHCP
15 17 (1.26%) Intranet
16 16 (1.19%) MPLS
17 14 (1.04%) Wireless
18 10 (0.74%) HTTP
19 9 (0.67%) VoIP
20 8 (0.59%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.56%) MySQL
3 19 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (0.74%) Big Data
6 9 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.52%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.22%) DB2
11 3 (0.22%) DataStage
11 3 (0.22%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.22%) Aerospike
11 3 (0.22%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 7 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (0.37%) Selenium
2 5 (0.37%) JIRA
3 4 (0.30%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.30%) RequisitePro
4 3 (0.22%) Hudson
4 3 (0.22%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.22%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.074%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.074%) Toad
5 1 (0.074%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.074%) AppScan
5 1 (0.074%) NUnit
5 1 (0.074%) Subversion
5 1 (0.074%) GCC
5 1 (0.074%) Moq
5 1 (0.074%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.074%) Grunt
General
1 310 (22.98%) Finance
2 131 (9.71%) Banking
3 79 (5.86%) Legal
4 78 (5.78%) Telecoms
5 68 (5.04%) Retail
6 50 (3.71%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 29 (2.15%) Law
9 24 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.48%) Publishing
11 16 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.74%) Advertising
13 8 (0.59%) German Language
13 8 (0.59%) Games
14 7 (0.52%) Local Government
15 6 (0.44%) Back Office
16 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.30%) Marketing
17 4 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
18 2 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 296 (21.94%) Consultant
2 262 (19.42%) Analyst
3 238 (17.64%) Security Consultant
4 198 (14.68%) Security Analyst
5 167 (12.38%) Architect
6 134 (9.93%) Security Manager
7 119 (8.82%) Project Manager
8 112 (8.30%) Information Analyst
9 111 (8.23%) Information Security Analyst
10 98 (7.26%) Information Security Consultant
11 92 (6.82%) Security Architect
11 92 (6.82%) Information Manager
12 80 (5.93%) Information Security Manager
13 63 (4.67%) Security Specialist
14 55 (4.08%) Security Engineer
15 41 (3.04%) Security Project Manager
16 39 (2.89%) Information Specialist
17 36 (2.67%) Business Analyst
18 32 (2.37%) Security Officer
18 32 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.74%) Web Services
2 34 (2.52%) .NET
3 27 (2.00%) SAML
4 24 (1.78%) OAuth
4 24 (1.78%) OpenID
5 15 (1.11%) Middleware
5 15 (1.11%) XML
6 12 (0.89%) .NET Framework
6 12 (0.89%) SOAP
7 10 (0.74%) LAMP
7 10 (0.74%) HTML
8 9 (0.67%) SailPoint
9 7 (0.52%) JSP
9 7 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.52%) WCF
10 6 (0.44%) CSS
11 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.30%) XACML
11 4 (0.30%) JSON
12 3 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 276 (20.46%) Management Information System
2 94 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.74%) CESG
4 61 (4.52%) Computer Science
5 54 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
6 40 (2.97%) PKI
7 39 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (2.74%) CESG CLAS
9 33 (2.45%) RMADS
10 26 (1.93%) Cryptography
11 23 (1.70%) SCADA
12 20 (1.48%) Smart Meter
13 17 (1.26%) Mathematics
14 15 (1.11%) FMCG
15 14 (1.04%) Replication
16 12 (0.89%) Freedom of Information Act
16 12 (0.89%) NHS
17 11 (0.82%) GIS
17 11 (0.82%) Reference Data
18 9 (0.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 185 (13.71%) Windows
2 115 (8.52%) Linux
3 104 (7.71%) UNIX
4 17 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (1.26%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.82%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.82%) Android
6 9 (0.67%) Solaris
7 6 (0.44%) AIX
8 5 (0.37%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.30%) CentOS
9 4 (0.30%) HPUX
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.074%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (22.39%) Risk Management
2 195 (14.46%) ITIL
3 180 (13.34%) Security Management
4 128 (9.49%) PRINCE2
5 127 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (8.97%) Data Protection
7 120 (8.90%) Security Architecture
7 120 (8.90%) Information Security Management
8 117 (8.67%) Project Management
9 111 (8.23%) Penetration Testing
10 105 (7.78%) Cyber Security
11 100 (7.41%) Information Assurance
12 99 (7.34%) Vulnerability Management
13 88 (6.52%) ISMS
14 85 (6.30%) Risk Assessment
15 84 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
16 83 (6.15%) Incident Management
17 81 (6.00%) TOGAF
18 68 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
19 63 (4.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 42 (3.11%) SQL
2 27 (2.00%) C#
2 27 (2.00%) Java
3 26 (1.93%) Perl
4 25 (1.85%) Python
5 15 (1.11%) C
5 15 (1.11%) C++
6 11 (0.82%) T-SQL
7 9 (0.67%) PHP
8 8 (0.59%) VB
9 6 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.30%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.30%) Ruby
11 3 (0.22%) VBA
11 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.22%) Jython
11 3 (0.22%) LINC
11 3 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.074%) R
12 1 (0.074%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 466 (34.54%) CISSP
2 241 (17.87%) CISM
3 210 (15.57%) Security Cleared
4 170 (12.60%) SC Cleared
5 156 (11.56%) Degree
6 139 (10.30%) CISA
7 66 (4.89%) GIAC
8 57 (4.23%) CEH
9 54 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
10 50 (3.71%) CCNA
11 47 (3.48%) CRISC
12 46 (3.41%) DV Cleared
13 42 (3.11%) PMP
14 41 (3.04%) PMI Certification
15 26 (1.93%) ISEB
16 22 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 20 (1.48%) SSCP
17 20 (1.48%) GCIA
18 18 (1.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (24.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 150 (11.12%) PCI DSS
3 67 (4.97%) COBIT
4 42 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 17 (1.26%) ISO 9001
6 17 (1.26%) QA
7 16 (1.19%) ISO 9000
8 12 (0.89%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.82%) SLA
9 11 (0.82%) BS7799
9 11 (0.82%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.52%) GPG13
11 2 (0.15%) COSO
11 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.074%) GxP
12 1 (0.074%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.074%) GCP
12 1 (0.074%) GMP
12 1 (0.074%) TickIT
System Software
1 63 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.04%) Snort
4 7 (0.52%) Squid
5 6 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.30%) Firmware
6 4 (0.30%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.22%) Nmap
7 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
8 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) UAG
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.15%) Samba
8 2 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.074%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (1.33%) Nessus
2 17 (1.26%) Puppet
3 16 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.96%) SCCM
5 9 (0.67%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 5 (0.37%) Nagios
8 5 (0.37%) OPNET
8 5 (0.37%) SCOM
9 4 (0.30%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (0.30%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (0.22%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.22%) Hyperic
10 3 (0.22%) Ganglia
11 2 (0.15%) CORE IMPACT
11 2 (0.15%) Salt
11 2 (0.15%) Ansible
11 2 (0.15%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 145 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 106 (7.86%) Cisco
3 65 (4.82%) CheckPoint
4 61 (4.52%) Oracle
5 49 (3.63%) VMware
5 49 (3.63%) ArcSight
6 41 (3.04%) HP
7 40 (2.97%) Juniper
8 36 (2.67%) McAfee
9 34 (2.52%) Citrix
10 32 (2.37%) Qualys
11 27 (2.00%) IBM
11 27 (2.00%) F5
12 24 (1.78%) SAP
12 24 (1.78%) Symantec
12 24 (1.78%) Websense
13 22 (1.63%) Cyber-Ark
13 22 (1.63%) Blue Coat
14 21 (1.56%) Sun
15 18 (1.33%) BMC
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