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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 633 647 592
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 28 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.026% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.027% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 24
Median daily rate £450 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £447 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £605 £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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 20 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 24 August 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 +14 25 £450 -18.18% 9
Yorkshire - 10 £488 - 2
West Yorkshire - 8 £506 -
London +7 6 £551 -11.92% 3
South East +18 5 £450 +4.04%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Bradford - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £506 -
East of England +9 2 £413 -28.26% 1
West Midlands -32 2 £450 - 3
Wales - 2 £128 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £128 -
South Wales - 2 £128 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £419 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £413 - 1
North West - 1 £205 -
Manchester - 1 £205 -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 43 (86.00%) Information Security
2 24 (48.00%) CISM
3 23 (46.00%) CISSP
4 22 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (34.00%) Finance
6 16 (32.00%) Management Information System
7 13 (26.00%) CISA
8 12 (24.00%) Cisco
8 12 (24.00%) Data Protection
9 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
9 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (22.00%) Unix
9 11 (22.00%) Firewall
9 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
10 10 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (20.00%) Windows
10 10 (20.00%) ITIL
11 9 (18.00%) Internet
11 9 (18.00%) Symantec
12 8 (16.00%) Intel Security
12 8 (16.00%) VPN
12 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (14.00%) GFI Software
13 7 (14.00%) Rapid7
13 7 (14.00%) LogRhythm
13 7 (14.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 7 (14.00%) 802.1X
13 7 (14.00%) FireEye
13 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 7 (14.00%) Nexpose

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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Firewall
1 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
2 9 (18.00%) Internet
3 8 (16.00%) VPN
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (14.00%) SSL
4 7 (14.00%) Wireless
5 4 (8.00%) LAN
5 4 (8.00%) WAN
6 2 (4.00%) Intranet
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.00%) QlikView
General
1 17 (34.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (2.00%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Equities
4 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.00%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Unix
2 10 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (86.00%) Information Security
2 12 (24.00%) Data Protection
3 11 (22.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (20.00%) ITIL
4 10 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (14.00%) Information Assurance
6 7 (14.00%) ISMS
6 7 (14.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 7 (14.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (14.00%) Security Management
6 7 (14.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 7 (14.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Project Management
8 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.00%) Network Management
8 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) CISM
2 23 (46.00%) CISSP
3 13 (26.00%) CISA
4 6 (12.00%) Degree
5 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) CCNA
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.00%) ISACA
7 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (6.00%) CEH
7 3 (6.00%) CRISC
8 1 (2.00%) CLAS
8 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (22.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.00%) COBIT
3 4 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (8.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.00%) ISO22301
4 2 (4.00%) JSP 440
4 2 (4.00%) RMADS
5 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco
2 9 (18.00%) Symantec
3 8 (16.00%) Intel Security
4 7 (14.00%) ArcSight
4 7 (14.00%) Blue Coat
4 7 (14.00%) F5
4 7 (14.00%) FireEye
4 7 (14.00%) GFI Software
4 7 (14.00%) Juniper
4 7 (14.00%) LogRhythm
4 7 (14.00%) Rapid7
4 7 (14.00%) Sourcefire
4 7 (14.00%) TippingPoint
5 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.00%) Arqiva
6 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.00%) Tableau