The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Information Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 633 630 615
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 28 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.033% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.035% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 15
Median daily rate £450 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £450 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Information Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Information Specialist in the job title.

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 29 July 2016.

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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +8 26 £450 -18.18% 6
Yorkshire - 9 £506 - 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £506 - 1
South East +14 6 £450 -
Leeds - 5 £506 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 4 £431 -
London -4 4 £470 -21.66% 3
East of England +15 3 £419 -27.17%
Hertfordshire - 3 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £450 -
Bradford - 3 - -
Coventry -13 2 £498 -
West Midlands -25 2 £498 +32.66% 1
South West - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £128 -
Bristol - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £128 -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Wales - 2 £128 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £413 -
Manchester - 1 £205 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £205 -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, Information Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 40 (78.43%) Information Security
2 27 (52.94%) CISM
3 26 (50.98%) CISSP
4 20 (39.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (37.25%) Management Information System
6 17 (33.33%) Finance
7 16 (31.37%) CISA
8 15 (29.41%) Risk Management
9 13 (25.49%) Data Protection
10 12 (23.53%) Firewall
11 11 (21.57%) PCI DSS
12 10 (19.61%) Project Management
13 9 (17.65%) VPN
14 8 (15.69%) Cisco
14 8 (15.69%) ITIL
14 8 (15.69%) Cybersecurity
14 8 (15.69%) IT Audit
15 7 (13.73%) Unix
15 7 (13.73%) Windows
15 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
15 7 (13.73%) LAN
15 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
15 7 (13.73%) Information Assurance
15 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 6 (11.76%) Degree
16 6 (11.76%) ISMS
16 6 (11.76%) MS Office
16 6 (11.76%) Internet
16 6 (11.76%) Security Management
17 5 (9.80%) Intel Security

Information Specialist Skill Set
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 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.76%) MS Office
3 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.88%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) Firewall
2 9 (17.65%) VPN
3 7 (13.73%) LAN
3 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.76%) Internet
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.84%) SSL
5 4 (7.84%) Wireless
6 3 (5.88%) WAN
7 2 (3.92%) Intranet
8 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.96%) MS Access
2 1 (1.96%) QlikView
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) PMI
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.88%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) CESG
4 1 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.96%) Equities
4 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.96%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.96%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Unix
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) Information Security
2 15 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 13 (25.49%) Data Protection
4 10 (19.61%) Project Management
5 8 (15.69%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (15.69%) IT Audit
5 8 (15.69%) ITIL
6 7 (13.73%) Information Assurance
6 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (11.76%) ISMS
7 6 (11.76%) Security Management
8 5 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
9 4 (7.84%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 4 (7.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (7.84%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.84%) PRINCE
9 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
9 4 (7.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (52.94%) CISM
2 26 (50.98%) CISSP
3 16 (31.37%) CISA
4 6 (11.76%) Degree
5 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.84%) CRISC
6 4 (7.84%) ISACA
6 4 (7.84%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (5.88%) CCNA
7 3 (5.88%) CEH
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.88%) IISP
7 3 (5.88%) QiCA
8 1 (1.96%) CLAS
8 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (39.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (21.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.84%) COBIT
3 4 (7.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (3.92%) ISO22301
5 2 (3.92%) JSP 440
5 2 (3.92%) RMADS
6 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Nexpose
2 3 (5.88%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco
2 5 (9.80%) Intel Security
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) ArcSight
3 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
3 4 (7.84%) F5
3 4 (7.84%) FireEye
3 4 (7.84%) GFI Software
3 4 (7.84%) Juniper
3 4 (7.84%) LogRhythm
3 4 (7.84%) Rapid7
3 4 (7.84%) Sourcefire
3 4 (7.84%) Symantec
3 4 (7.84%) TippingPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Arqiva
4 1 (1.96%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.96%) Tableau
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