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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 625 623 607
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 21 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.039% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.041% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 11
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £665 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 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 17 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 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
(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 +12 21 £450 -7.69% 10
South East +6 10 £450 +12.50% 3
Hampshire +9 8 £450 +5.88%
Winchester - 4 £450 -
Leeds - 4 £410 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £410 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £410 - 4
Fareham - 3 - -
London -1 2 - - 3
Coventry -3 2 £405 -
West Midlands -10 2 £405 +35.00%
South West - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
East of England +9 1 £450 -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 38 (80.85%) Information Security
2 24 (51.06%) CISM
3 23 (48.94%) CISSP
4 20 (42.55%) Risk Management
4 20 (42.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (38.30%) Data Protection
6 16 (34.04%) CISA
7 14 (29.79%) Management Information System
8 13 (27.66%) Firewall
9 12 (25.53%) Project Management
10 11 (23.40%) Finance
11 10 (21.28%) ITIL
11 10 (21.28%) VPN
11 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
11 10 (21.28%) Information Assurance
12 8 (17.02%) Degree
12 8 (17.02%) Asset Management
12 8 (17.02%) IT Audit
13 7 (14.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
14 6 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (12.77%) MS Office
14 6 (12.77%) PRINCE
14 6 (12.77%) PMI
14 6 (12.77%) PMI Certification
14 6 (12.77%) LAN
15 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
16 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
16 4 (8.51%) CRISC
16 4 (8.51%) ISACA

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 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) SmartSuite
3 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) Firewall
2 10 (21.28%) VPN
3 6 (12.77%) LAN
4 2 (4.26%) Intranet
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) MS Access
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Law
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.77%) PMI
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.26%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) CESG
6 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) Equities
6 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.13%) Life Science
6 1 (2.13%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (2.13%) PKI
6 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.13%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Information Security
2 20 (42.55%) Risk Management
3 18 (38.30%) Data Protection
4 12 (25.53%) Project Management
5 10 (21.28%) Information Assurance
5 10 (21.28%) ITIL
6 8 (17.02%) Asset Management
6 8 (17.02%) IT Audit
7 6 (12.77%) PRINCE
7 6 (12.77%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
9 4 (8.51%) Information Security Management
9 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.51%) Security Management
10 3 (6.38%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (6.38%) ISMS
10 3 (6.38%) Operations Management
10 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
1 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) CISM
2 23 (48.94%) CISSP
3 16 (34.04%) CISA
4 8 (17.02%) Degree
5 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
6 6 (12.77%) PMI Certification
7 4 (8.51%) CEH
7 4 (8.51%) CRISC
7 4 (8.51%) IISP
7 4 (8.51%) ISACA
7 4 (8.51%) QiCA
8 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.13%) CCIE
9 1 (2.13%) CCNP
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.13%) CISMP
9 1 (2.13%) CLAS
9 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (42.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (21.28%) PCI DSS
3 7 (14.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (8.51%) RMADS
5 3 (6.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (6.38%) JSP 440
6 2 (4.26%) COBIT
6 2 (4.26%) ISO22301
7 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1 (2.13%) ArcSight
1 1 (2.13%) Arqiva
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco
1 1 (2.13%) Forcepoint
1 1 (2.13%) IBM
1 1 (2.13%) Informatica
1 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.13%) Splunk
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