The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 576 561 543
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 16 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.018% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.019% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
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£475 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £440 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £720 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Information Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK.

Information Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Information Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK.

Information Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -23 14 £475 +5.55% 6
South East - 8 £345 -
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
London +6 1 £650 +44.44% 3
South West - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 £345 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Moray - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
York - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Specialist in their job title.

1 45 (80.36%) Information Security
2 30 (53.57%) CISSP
3 20 (35.71%) Information Assurance
4 19 (33.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (28.57%) ISMS
5 16 (28.57%) Intranet
6 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
6 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
6 15 (26.79%) CISM
7 14 (25.00%) Firewall
7 14 (25.00%) Law
7 14 (25.00%) Internet
7 14 (25.00%) PCI DSS
8 13 (23.21%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (23.21%) Network Security
8 13 (23.21%) Cyber Security
8 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
8 13 (23.21%) GIAC
9 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (21.43%) ITIL
9 12 (21.43%) MCSE
9 12 (21.43%) Change Control
9 12 (21.43%) assyst
9 12 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
9 12 (21.43%) CEH
10 11 (19.64%) Finance
10 11 (19.64%) Security Management
11 10 (17.86%) CISA
12 8 (14.29%) Information Security Management
12 8 (14.29%) Legal

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information Specialist in their job title 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 with Information Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.36%) CMS
1 3 (5.36%) Joomla!
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (21.43%) assyst
2 1 (1.79%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) Intranet
2 14 (25.00%) Internet
2 14 (25.00%) Firewall
3 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
3 13 (23.21%) Network Security
4 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) DB2
General
1 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
2 14 (25.00%) Law
3 11 (19.64%) Finance
4 8 (14.29%) Legal
5 5 (8.93%) Publishing
6 4 (7.14%) Banking
6 4 (7.14%) Financial Institution
7 3 (5.36%) Retail
7 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
7 3 (5.36%) Local Government
8 1 (1.79%) Marketing
8 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) NHS
2 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.93%) CESG
4 4 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (5.36%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.36%) RMADS
5 3 (5.36%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (5.36%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (5.36%) Economics
5 3 (5.36%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (80.36%) Information Security
2 20 (35.71%) Information Assurance
3 16 (28.57%) ISMS
4 13 (23.21%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (23.21%) Cyber Security
5 12 (21.43%) Change Control
5 12 (21.43%) Ethical Hacking
5 12 (21.43%) ITIL
6 11 (19.64%) Security Management
7 8 (14.29%) Information Security Management
7 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.50%) Information Governance
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
10 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.93%) Business Continuity
10 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.93%) Security Architecture
11 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
12 3 (5.36%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.79%) VB
2 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (53.57%) CISSP
2 15 (26.79%) CISM
3 13 (23.21%) GIAC
4 12 (21.43%) CEH
4 12 (21.43%) MCSE
4 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (17.86%) CISA
6 8 (14.29%) CRISC
6 8 (14.29%) Degree
7 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.57%) Postgraduate
10 1 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.79%) CNA
10 1 (1.79%) Novell Certification
10 1 (1.79%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (5.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.79%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.79%) QA
5 1 (1.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Qualys
2 4 (7.14%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.57%) Tripwire
3 2 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee
3 2 (3.57%) Sun
3 2 (3.57%) HP
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Business Objects
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco
3 2 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) CA
4 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.79%) Infoflex
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec
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