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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 130 190 219
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +29
Contract jobs citing Information Security 999 693 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.22% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.55% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 407 345
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.85 £32.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £60.00 £52.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%

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
45487 44731 42956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.61% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30072 27893 26816
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1299 1233
Median hourly rate £34.50 £29.41 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +56 921 £455 +1.11% 281
London +34 398 £475 - 109
South East +25 199 £463 +8.82% 56
North West +39 103 £425 -15.00% 21
East of England +20 74 £425 -4.22% 12
Berkshire +30 55 £450 +4.34% 16
Yorkshire +46 53 £410 +9.33% 24
Hampshire +28 53 £448 +5.29% 9
Manchester +33 52 £450 - 12
City of London -4 49 £475 - 21
West Yorkshire +31 39 £410 +9.33% 18
Scotland -25 37 £510 +27.50% 12
Leeds +21 35 £410 +9.33% 15
West Midlands -14 34 £425 +1.79% 21
Cambridgeshire +29 32 £425 -4.22% 2
Cambridge +18 30 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey 0 30 £488 +3.44% 15
South West -2 30 £470 +11.90% 22
Cheshire -3 24 £425 -15.00% 5
Hertfordshire +14 20 £415 +15.21% 6
Winchester +13 20 £443 +2.72%
Edinburgh -16 20 £510 +27.50% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £450 +12.50% 7
Reading +4 17 £494 -5.95% 9
Lancashire +11 16 £531 +6.25%
Bromley - 16 £425 -
Midlands +7 15 £600 -
Basingstoke -6 13 £700 +82.41% 2
Blackpool +10 12 £556 +1.13%
Middlesex +3 12 £500 +5.26% 1

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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.

1 667 (35.24%) CISSP
2 508 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 429 (22.66%) Finance
4 414 (21.87%) CISM
5 344 (18.17%) Management Information System
6 340 (17.96%) Risk Management
7 314 (16.59%) Firewall
8 297 (15.69%) PCI DSS
9 262 (13.84%) Project Management
10 245 (12.94%) Windows
10 245 (12.94%) Cybersecurity
11 238 (12.57%) Security Cleared
12 212 (11.20%) CISA
13 210 (11.09%) Security Management
14 206 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
15 205 (10.83%) ITIL
16 200 (10.57%) Degree
16 200 (10.57%) Security Operations
17 186 (9.83%) SC Cleared
18 180 (9.51%) SIEM
19 175 (9.24%) Security Architecture
20 174 (9.19%) Data Protection
21 168 (8.87%) Microsoft
22 164 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
23 160 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
24 159 (8.40%) Information Assurance
25 154 (8.14%) Risk Assessment
26 136 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
27 134 (7.08%) Information Security Management
28 130 (6.87%) Legal

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 53 (2.80%) IIS
2 27 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 16 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 12 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.48%) Apache
7 8 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.32%) iPlanet
8 6 (0.32%) JBoss
8 6 (0.32%) MQSeries
8 6 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.26%) CMS
9 5 (0.26%) SAS
10 4 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.21%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 77 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 55 (2.91%) MS Office
3 48 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.69%) MS Project
6 5 (0.26%) SmartSuite
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.58%) SAP ERP
2 6 (0.32%) BusinessWare
2 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.32%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.11%) Primavera
5 1 (0.053%) Documaker
5 1 (0.053%) Misys Equation
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.053%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 76 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.95%) SaaS
4 32 (1.69%) IaaS
5 29 (1.53%) Office 365
6 18 (0.95%) PaaS
7 13 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.21%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.053%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.053%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.053%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.053%) Force.com
9 1 (0.053%) Taleo
9 1 (0.053%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 314 (16.59%) Firewall
2 128 (6.76%) Network Security
3 114 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 79 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 74 (3.91%) Internet
6 66 (3.49%) LAN
7 64 (3.38%) VPN
8 56 (2.96%) DNS
9 55 (2.91%) WAN
10 40 (2.11%) SSL
11 37 (1.95%) HTTP
12 32 (1.69%) Wireless
13 30 (1.58%) DHCP
14 24 (1.27%) MPLS
15 22 (1.16%) IPsec
15 22 (1.16%) LDAP
16 19 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (1.00%) SAN
17 17 (0.90%) SSH
18 16 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.11%) DB2
3 20 (1.06%) Big Data
4 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
6 10 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.42%) MySQL
8 8 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.32%) GIS
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.32%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 29 (1.53%) Metasploit
2 13 (0.69%) Maven
3 11 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (0.48%) JIRA
4 9 (0.48%) JUnit
4 9 (0.48%) Mockito
4 9 (0.48%) TestNG
5 8 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.42%) Gradle
6 7 (0.37%) AppScan
6 7 (0.37%) Subversion
7 6 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.21%) Mercurial
8 4 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.16%) Burp Suite
9 3 (0.16%) Selenium
10 2 (0.11%) Moq
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.11%) WebStorm
General
1 429 (22.66%) Finance
2 130 (6.87%) Legal
3 113 (5.97%) Banking
4 78 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 76 (4.01%) Retail
6 29 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (0.74%) Marketing
10 12 (0.63%) Law
10 12 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.53%) French Language
12 8 (0.42%) Italian Language
12 8 (0.42%) Polish Language
12 8 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.37%) Games
14 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.32%) International Banking
15 5 (0.26%) Publishing
16 4 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 439 (23.19%) Analyst
2 344 (18.17%) Security Analyst
3 318 (16.80%) Consultant
4 272 (14.37%) Security Consultant
5 243 (12.84%) Security Manager
6 242 (12.78%) Architect
7 191 (10.09%) Security Architect
8 168 (8.87%) Information Analyst
9 166 (8.77%) Information Security Analyst
10 153 (8.08%) Information Security Consultant
11 139 (7.34%) Project Manager
12 108 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
13 96 (5.07%) Information Manager
14 88 (4.65%) Business Analyst
15 84 (4.44%) Security Project Manager
16 79 (4.17%) Security Specialist
17 60 (3.17%) IT Manager
18 58 (3.06%) Security Engineer
19 54 (2.85%) Security Officer
20 53 (2.80%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.32%) Web Services
2 40 (2.11%) Middleware
3 28 (1.48%) .NET
4 22 (1.16%) SOAP
5 20 (1.06%) REST
6 17 (0.90%) J2EE
7 16 (0.85%) 802.1X
8 15 (0.79%) XML
9 13 (0.69%) HTML
10 10 (0.53%) Hibernate
10 10 (0.53%) SAML
10 10 (0.53%) Spring
11 8 (0.42%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.37%) JDBC
12 7 (0.37%) JSON
12 7 (0.37%) Kafka
13 6 (0.32%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.32%) RESTful
13 6 (0.32%) SailPoint
13 6 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 344 (18.17%) Management Information System
2 206 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (5.12%) CESG
4 89 (4.70%) Data Centre
5 82 (4.33%) Security Operations Centre
6 75 (3.96%) Cryptography
7 74 (3.91%) Cyberthreat
8 60 (3.17%) PKI
9 50 (2.64%) Computer Science
10 40 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
11 36 (1.90%) FMCG
12 33 (1.74%) CESG CLAS
12 33 (1.74%) Driving Licence
13 26 (1.37%) PMI
14 25 (1.32%) Mathematics
15 23 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
16 22 (1.16%) Private Cloud
17 21 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 20 (1.06%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 245 (12.94%) Windows
2 126 (6.66%) Linux
3 119 (6.29%) Unix
4 55 (2.91%) Windows Server
5 35 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (1.43%) Solaris
9 20 (1.06%) AIX
9 20 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.85%) zOS
12 15 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.58%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.53%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.42%) Android
17 7 (0.37%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (17.96%) Risk Management
2 262 (13.84%) Project Management
3 245 (12.94%) Cybersecurity
4 210 (11.09%) Security Management
5 205 (10.83%) ITIL
6 200 (10.57%) Security Operations
7 180 (9.51%) SIEM
8 175 (9.24%) Security Architecture
9 174 (9.19%) Data Protection
10 164 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 160 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
12 159 (8.40%) Information Assurance
13 154 (8.14%) Risk Assessment
14 136 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
15 134 (7.08%) Information Security Management
16 126 (6.66%) Change Management
17 124 (6.55%) PRINCE2
18 111 (5.86%) Vulnerability Management
19 106 (5.60%) TOGAF
20 100 (5.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (4.28%) Java
2 70 (3.70%) SQL
3 57 (3.01%) Python
4 52 (2.75%) C
5 37 (1.95%) C++
6 30 (1.58%) C#
6 30 (1.58%) Perl
7 27 (1.43%) PowerShell
7 27 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 20 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 19 (1.00%) Ruby
10 12 (0.63%) PHP
11 8 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.37%) VB
13 5 (0.26%) Scala
13 5 (0.26%) VBScript
14 4 (0.21%) ABAP
15 3 (0.16%) Lua
16 2 (0.11%) Go
16 2 (0.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 667 (35.24%) CISSP
2 414 (21.87%) CISM
3 238 (12.57%) Security Cleared
4 212 (11.20%) CISA
5 200 (10.57%) Degree
6 186 (9.83%) SC Cleared
7 88 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (3.59%) CLAS
9 63 (3.33%) GIAC
10 57 (3.01%) CESG Certified Professional
11 55 (2.91%) CEH
12 53 (2.80%) DV Cleared
13 50 (2.64%) SANS
14 47 (2.48%) IISP
15 46 (2.43%) CCNA
16 44 (2.32%) CISMP
17 36 (1.90%) GCIA
17 36 (1.90%) GCIH
17 36 (1.90%) PMI Certification
18 31 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 508 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 297 (15.69%) PCI DSS
3 101 (5.34%) COBIT
4 75 (3.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 64 (3.38%) RMADS
6 61 (3.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 36 (1.90%) JSP 440
8 33 (1.74%) QA
8 33 (1.74%) SLA
9 30 (1.58%) ISO27005
10 23 (1.22%) ISO 9001
11 22 (1.16%) ISO27002
12 19 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
13 16 (0.85%) ISAE 3402
14 15 (0.79%) ISO22301
15 13 (0.69%) Data Quality
16 11 (0.58%) COSO
17 9 (0.48%) BS25999
18 7 (0.37%) GPG13
19 6 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 115 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 59 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.69%) vSphere
4 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.32%) ClearTrust
6 6 (0.32%) RACF
6 6 (0.32%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.26%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.26%) Snort
7 5 (0.26%) Xen
8 4 (0.21%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 3 (0.16%) Docker
9 3 (0.16%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.11%) LXC
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.053%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 44 (2.32%) QRadar
2 39 (2.06%) Nessus
3 26 (1.37%) Nmap
3 26 (1.37%) SCCM
4 20 (1.06%) Puppet
5 17 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.79%) EnCase
7 12 (0.63%) RSA Security Analytics
8 11 (0.58%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 8 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.37%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.37%) RSA Archer
11 7 (0.37%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 6 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.32%) SCOM
12 6 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 168 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 126 (6.66%) Cisco
3 103 (5.44%) Oracle
4 87 (4.60%) VMware
5 78 (4.12%) ArcSight
6 70 (3.70%) Splunk
7 65 (3.43%) IBM
8 57 (3.01%) Intel Security
9 44 (2.32%) Qualys
10 40 (2.11%) CheckPoint
11 32 (1.69%) SAP
12 28 (1.48%) Citrix
13 26 (1.37%) F5
14 25 (1.32%) HP
15 24 (1.27%) Symantec
16 21 (1.11%) Red Hat
16 21 (1.11%) Remedy
17 18 (0.95%) Barracuda Networks
17 18 (0.95%) Cyber-Ark
17 18 (0.95%) Tripwire
London
Templeton & Partners
Rate: £80 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Competive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Intapeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Highlands & Islands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greenock, Renfrewshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £380.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
aap3
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
United Kingdom
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Day rate negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computacenter
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago