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 29 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Specialist
Rank 579 579 590
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 40 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.045% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.049% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 6
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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 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £691 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £301
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +32.89%
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
52704 48932 53740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.69% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32323 29402 30051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2063 2086 2672
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 29 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 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 29 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 +1 39 £400 -25.23% 5
London +26 32 £400 -35.48% 3
City of London +24 3 £577 +35.64% 1
South East -5 3 - -
Yorkshire -5 2 £363 -19.44%
East of England -28 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South West - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 41 (83.67%) Information Security
2 26 (53.06%) CISSP
3 20 (40.82%) Information Assurance
4 18 (36.73%) ISMS
4 18 (36.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (32.65%) Intranet
6 15 (30.61%) Firewall
7 14 (28.57%) Law
7 14 (28.57%) Internet
7 14 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (26.53%) Network Security
8 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
8 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
8 13 (26.53%) GIAC
8 13 (26.53%) Cyber Security
9 12 (24.49%) Security Management
9 12 (24.49%) MCSE
9 12 (24.49%) ITIL
9 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (24.49%) Change Control
9 12 (24.49%) Ethical Hacking
9 12 (24.49%) CEH
9 12 (24.49%) assyst
10 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
10 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
10 10 (20.41%) Information Security Management
10 10 (20.41%) Finance
11 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.33%) Legal
11 8 (16.33%) Telecoms

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 3 (6.12%) CMS
1 3 (6.12%) Joomla!
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
Business Applications
1 12 (24.49%) assyst
2 1 (2.04%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) Intranet
2 15 (30.61%) Firewall
3 14 (28.57%) Internet
4 13 (26.53%) Network Security
4 13 (26.53%) TCP/IP
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 10 (20.41%) Finance
3 8 (16.33%) Legal
3 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Local Government
4 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.08%) Games
7 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.04%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) CESG
3 4 (8.16%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (8.16%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (8.16%) RMADS
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) E-Learning
4 3 (6.12%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.12%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (6.12%) Economics
5 2 (4.08%) Online Games
5 2 (4.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.04%) Open Source
6 1 (2.04%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) UNIX
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Information Security
2 20 (40.82%) Information Assurance
3 18 (36.73%) ISMS
4 14 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (26.53%) Cyber Security
6 12 (24.49%) Security Management
6 12 (24.49%) ITIL
6 12 (24.49%) Change Control
6 12 (24.49%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (20.41%) Information Security Management
8 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
10 4 (8.16%) Security Architecture
10 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (6.12%) Information Governance
12 2 (4.08%) Security Testing
12 2 (4.08%) Time Management
12 2 (4.08%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
1 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) CISSP
2 13 (26.53%) GIAC
3 12 (24.49%) MCSE
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (24.49%) CEH
4 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) CISM
6 7 (14.29%) CISA
6 7 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (4.08%) ISACA
7 2 (4.08%) Postgraduate
8 1 (2.04%) CNA
8 1 (2.04%) Novell Certification
8 1 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.04%) GCIA
8 1 (2.04%) CIPFA
8 1 (2.04%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.24%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
5 1 (2.04%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.04%) QA
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%) Sun
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) CA
5 1 (2.04%) Sophos
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
5 1 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (2.04%) IronPort
5 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.04%) Tripwire
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