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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 641 627 607
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 23 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.035% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.037% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 9
Average daily rate £425 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £313 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -
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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 16 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 23 £425 -1.16% 7
South East -11 11 £438 +4.47% 2
Hampshire +6 8 £450 +5.88% 1
London -19 7 £450 -33.33% 1
Winchester -3 4 £450 +4.34%
Yorkshire - 4 £410 -
Leeds - 3 £410 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £410 -
Fareham - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £155 -61.25% 1
Milton Keynes +3 1 £155 -61.25%
Berkshire 0 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 £313 +4.16% 1
Coventry - 1 £313 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Humberside - 1 £410 -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 33 (76.74%) Information Security
2 20 (46.51%) Risk Management
3 18 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (41.86%) Data Protection
4 16 (37.21%) CISM
5 15 (34.88%) CISSP
6 14 (32.56%) Firewall
7 13 (30.23%) Management Information System
8 12 (27.91%) Project Management
8 12 (27.91%) Information Assurance
9 11 (25.58%) VPN
9 11 (25.58%) CISA
10 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
11 8 (18.60%) Degree
11 8 (18.60%) ITIL
11 8 (18.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (16.28%) Asset Management
12 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (13.95%) Finance
13 6 (13.95%) PRINCE
13 6 (13.95%) LAN
13 6 (13.95%) PMI
13 6 (13.95%) PMI Certification
13 6 (13.95%) IT Audit
14 5 (11.63%) MS Office
14 5 (11.63%) RMADS
15 4 (9.30%) JSP 440
15 4 (9.30%) ISMS
15 4 (9.30%) CEH

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 4 (9.30%) SmartSuite
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) Firewall
2 11 (25.58%) VPN
3 6 (13.95%) LAN
4 2 (4.65%) Intranet
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.33%) MS Access
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.95%) PMI
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.98%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) CESG
4 1 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Equities
4 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.33%) Life Science
4 1 (2.33%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Android
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Information Security
2 20 (46.51%) Risk Management
3 18 (41.86%) Data Protection
4 12 (27.91%) Information Assurance
4 12 (27.91%) Project Management
5 8 (18.60%) ITIL
6 7 (16.28%) Asset Management
7 6 (13.95%) IT Audit
7 6 (13.95%) PRINCE
7 6 (13.95%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
8 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity Management
8 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.30%) Information Governance
8 4 (9.30%) Information Security Management
8 4 (9.30%) ISMS
8 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
8 4 (9.30%) Security Management
9 3 (6.98%) Computer Security
9 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) CISM
2 15 (34.88%) CISSP
3 11 (25.58%) CISA
4 8 (18.60%) Degree
5 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
6 6 (13.95%) PMI Certification
7 4 (9.30%) CEH
7 4 (9.30%) IISP
7 4 (9.30%) ISACA
7 4 (9.30%) QiCA
8 3 (6.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (6.98%) CRISC
9 1 (2.33%) CCIE
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.33%) CISMP
9 1 (2.33%) CLAS
9 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.33%) MCSA
9 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (41.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
3 8 (18.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (11.63%) RMADS
5 4 (9.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (9.30%) JSP 440
6 2 (4.65%) ISO22301
7 1 (2.33%) BS25999
7 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
7 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) RSA Archer
2 1 (2.33%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Apple
1 1 (2.33%) ArcSight
1 1 (2.33%) Arqiva
1 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
1 1 (2.33%) IBM
1 1 (2.33%) Informatica
1 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
1 1 (2.33%) Rapid7
1 1 (2.33%) Splunk
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