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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Specialist
Rank 616 622 610
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 27 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.025% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.026% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
Median daily rate £450 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £600 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +34.61%
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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 23 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 June 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 +9 27 £450 -10.00% 5
South East +5 10 £450 +9.09% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £525 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £525 - 1
Hampshire +12 5 £450 +5.88% 1
London +2 4 £470 -21.66%
Leeds - 4 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes +11 3 £450 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £450 +12.50%
Fareham - 3 - -
East of England +15 2 £438 -2.77%
Coventry -6 2 £498 -
West Midlands -26 2 £498 +65.83%
Hertfordshire - 2 £438 -
South West - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Winchester - 2 £450 -
North West - 1 £205 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 £205 - 1
Leatherhead - 1 - -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 45 (83.33%) Information Security
2 25 (46.30%) CISM
3 24 (44.44%) CISSP
4 23 (42.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (35.19%) Risk Management
6 18 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 18 (33.33%) Data Protection
7 16 (29.63%) Firewall
8 15 (27.78%) Finance
8 15 (27.78%) CISA
9 12 (22.22%) VPN
10 11 (20.37%) ITIL
10 11 (20.37%) PCI DSS
11 10 (18.52%) Information Assurance
11 10 (18.52%) Project Management
12 8 (14.81%) Asset Management
13 7 (12.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 7 (12.96%) Degree
13 7 (12.96%) ISMS
13 7 (12.96%) Internet
13 7 (12.96%) Security Management
13 7 (12.96%) Unix
13 7 (12.96%) Windows
13 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
13 7 (12.96%) Cisco
13 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (12.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (12.96%) IT Audit
14 6 (11.11%) LAN
14 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared

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 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.26%) MS Office
2 4 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.56%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) Firewall
2 12 (22.22%) VPN
3 7 (12.96%) Internet
3 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.11%) LAN
5 5 (9.26%) SSL
5 5 (9.26%) Wireless
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (7.41%) Intranet
7 2 (3.70%) WAN
8 1 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.85%) MS Access
2 1 (1.85%) QlikView
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Law
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) PMI
3 3 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.70%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) CESG
5 1 (1.85%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) Equities
5 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.85%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.85%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Unix
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (83.33%) Information Security
2 19 (35.19%) Risk Management
3 18 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 11 (20.37%) ITIL
5 10 (18.52%) Information Assurance
5 10 (18.52%) Project Management
6 8 (14.81%) Asset Management
7 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (12.96%) ISMS
7 7 (12.96%) IT Audit
7 7 (12.96%) Security Management
7 7 (12.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (9.26%) Information Security Management
8 5 (9.26%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 5 (9.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (9.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (7.41%) Business Continuity
9 4 (7.41%) PRINCE
9 4 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) CISM
2 24 (44.44%) CISSP
3 15 (27.78%) CISA
4 7 (12.96%) Degree
5 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.41%) CRISC
6 4 (7.41%) ISACA
6 4 (7.41%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (5.56%) CEH
7 3 (5.56%) IISP
7 3 (5.56%) QiCA
8 2 (3.70%) CCNA
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.85%) CLAS
9 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (42.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (20.37%) PCI DSS
3 7 (12.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (7.41%) RMADS
5 3 (5.56%) COBIT
5 3 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (5.56%) JSP 440
6 2 (3.70%) ISO22301
7 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Nexpose
2 3 (5.56%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Cisco
2 5 (9.26%) ArcSight
2 5 (9.26%) Intel Security
3 4 (7.41%) Blue Coat
3 4 (7.41%) F5
3 4 (7.41%) FireEye
3 4 (7.41%) GFI Software
3 4 (7.41%) Juniper
3 4 (7.41%) LogRhythm
3 4 (7.41%) Rapid7
3 4 (7.41%) Sourcefire
3 4 (7.41%) Symantec
3 4 (7.41%) TippingPoint
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.85%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.85%) Splunk
5 1 (1.85%) Tableau
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