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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 571 567 598
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 35 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.047% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.051% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 4
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£400 £535 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.23% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £408 £474
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £691 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £463
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 26 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 16 September 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 +12 34 £400 -25.23% 4
London +29 26 £400 -35.48% 2
South East -4 3 - -
City of London +19 2 £503 +18.35%
Yorkshire -1 2 £363 -19.44%
West Yorkshire - 2 £363 -
Leeds - 2 £363 -
East of England -33 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South West - - - - 2
North West - - - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 42 (85.71%) Information Security
2 29 (59.18%) CISSP
3 18 (36.73%) Intranet
4 17 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (30.61%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (30.61%) ISMS
5 15 (30.61%) Firewall
6 14 (28.57%) Security Management
6 14 (28.57%) Law
6 14 (28.57%) Internet
6 14 (28.57%) Information Assurance
7 13 (26.53%) Network Security
7 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
7 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
7 13 (26.53%) Finance
7 13 (26.53%) GIAC
7 13 (26.53%) Cyber Security
8 12 (24.49%) Information Security Management
8 12 (24.49%) ITIL
8 12 (24.49%) MCSE
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (24.49%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (24.49%) CEH
8 12 (24.49%) assyst
8 12 (24.49%) Change Control
9 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
9 10 (20.41%) CISM
10 9 (18.37%) CISA
10 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
11 6 (12.24%) Degree

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (10.20%) CMS
1 5 (10.20%) Joomla!
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
Business Applications
1 12 (24.49%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) Intranet
2 15 (30.61%) Firewall
3 14 (28.57%) Internet
4 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
4 13 (26.53%) Network Security
5 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (28.57%) Law
2 13 (26.53%) Finance
3 5 (10.20%) Financial Institution
3 5 (10.20%) Legal
3 5 (10.20%) Banking
4 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Games
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) E-Learning
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.16%) Economics
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) CESG
5 2 (4.08%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (4.08%) Online Games
5 2 (4.08%) RMADS
5 2 (4.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (2.04%) Informatics
6 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) UNIX
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) Information Security
2 15 (30.61%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (30.61%) ISMS
3 14 (28.57%) Information Assurance
3 14 (28.57%) Security Management
4 13 (26.53%) Cyber Security
5 12 (24.49%) Change Control
5 12 (24.49%) ITIL
5 12 (24.49%) Ethical Hacking
5 12 (24.49%) Information Security Management
6 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (6.12%) Information Governance
9 2 (4.08%) Security Architecture
9 2 (4.08%) E-Discovery
9 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (59.18%) CISSP
2 13 (26.53%) GIAC
3 12 (24.49%) CEH
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (24.49%) MCSE
4 10 (20.41%) CISM
5 9 (18.37%) CISA
6 6 (12.24%) Degree
7 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
8 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
9 2 (4.08%) ISACA
10 1 (2.04%) CRISC
10 1 (2.04%) GCIA
10 1 (2.04%) CIPFA
10 1 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.04%) CNA
10 1 (2.04%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (10.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (2.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) ArcSight
3 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.12%) Qualys
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee
4 2 (4.08%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) Sun
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Sophos
5 1 (2.04%) Tripwire
5 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.04%) IronPort
5 1 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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