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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 599 584 566
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 20 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.034% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.036% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 11
Average daily rate £425 £525 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £345
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +37.68%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 18 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 5 February 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 +6 20 £425 -27.65% 6
South East +11 12 £425 - 2
Hampshire +10 6 £425 -
Winchester - 5 £425 -
Berkshire +5 4 - -
London -8 4 £500 -23.07% 3
West Yorkshire -6 2 £410 -13.68%
Yorkshire -11 2 £410 -13.68%
Leeds -18 2 £410 -13.68%
Slough - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 49 (89.09%) Information Security
2 32 (58.18%) Risk Management
3 26 (47.27%) Data Protection
3 26 (47.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (43.64%) Management Information System
5 22 (40.00%) Firewall
6 18 (32.73%) VPN
6 18 (32.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (30.91%) Asset Management
7 17 (30.91%) RMADS
8 16 (29.09%) PCI DSS
9 15 (27.27%) Information Assurance
9 15 (27.27%) ISMS
10 14 (25.45%) ITIL
11 13 (23.64%) Information Security Management
11 13 (23.64%) Security Management
12 12 (21.82%) CISSP
13 11 (20.00%) JSP 440
14 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
14 10 (18.18%) Operations Management
14 10 (18.18%) Business Continuity Management
14 10 (18.18%) Business Continuity
15 9 (16.36%) Legal
15 9 (16.36%) Analytics
16 8 (14.55%) CISM
17 7 (12.73%) Degree
18 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
18 6 (10.91%) CISA
18 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
18 6 (10.91%) Finance

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.00%) Firewall
2 18 (32.73%) VPN
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.64%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) Intranet
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (16.36%) Legal
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.27%) Law
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.82%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.82%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 24 (43.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) SecurID
4 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 3 (5.45%) PMI
5 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) CESG
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (89.09%) Information Security
2 32 (58.18%) Risk Management
3 26 (47.27%) Data Protection
4 17 (30.91%) Asset Management
5 15 (27.27%) Information Assurance
5 15 (27.27%) ISMS
6 14 (25.45%) ITIL
7 13 (23.64%) Information Security Management
7 13 (23.64%) Security Management
8 10 (18.18%) Business Continuity
8 10 (18.18%) Business Continuity Management
8 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
8 10 (18.18%) Operations Management
9 9 (16.36%) Analytics
10 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
12 3 (5.45%) Information Governance
12 3 (5.45%) PRINCE
12 3 (5.45%) Project Management
12 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) CISSP
2 8 (14.55%) CISM
3 7 (12.73%) Degree
4 6 (10.91%) CISA
5 3 (5.45%) CISMP
5 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) IISP
6 2 (3.64%) QiCA
7 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CCIE
7 1 (1.82%) CCNP
7 1 (1.82%) CEH
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CRISC
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) GIAC
7 1 (1.82%) MCSA
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (47.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (32.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 17 (30.91%) RMADS
4 16 (29.09%) PCI DSS
5 11 (20.00%) JSP 440
6 4 (7.27%) COBIT
7 1 (1.82%) BS25999
7 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Nexpose
1 5 (9.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
1 5 (9.09%) McAfee
1 5 (9.09%) Rapid7
1 5 (9.09%) Websense
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Tableau
4 1 (1.82%) Apple
4 1 (1.82%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.82%) Splunk
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