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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Specialist
Rank 572 584 552
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 21 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.027% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.029% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 8
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£440 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £475 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £350 £600
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -41.66%
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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 24 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 17 April 2015. 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 +2 19 £450 +2.85% 4
London +6 10 £650 +48.57% 1
South East -12 9 £419 +2.13% 1
City of London +20 3 £475 +2.70%
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £400 -15.78% 1
Milton Keynes -3 3 £400 -15.78%
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
East of England - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
York - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Information Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 26 (72.22%) Information Security
2 16 (44.44%) CISSP
3 11 (30.56%) PCI DSS
4 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 9 (25.00%) CISM
5 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (19.44%) CRISC
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
7 6 (16.67%) CISA
7 6 (16.67%) Project Management
7 6 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (13.89%) Information Governance
8 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture
8 5 (13.89%) NHS
8 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
8 5 (13.89%) Retail
8 5 (13.89%) CISMP
9 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
9 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 4 (11.11%) Publishing
9 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.11%) ISMS
9 4 (11.11%) RMADS
10 3 (8.33%) Data Governance

Information Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
1 1 (2.78%) PaaS
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
General
1 8 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 7 (19.44%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Retail
4 4 (11.11%) Publishing
5 2 (5.56%) Legal
5 2 (5.56%) Local Government
6 1 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (2.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) JSP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.89%) NHS
3 4 (11.11%) RMADS
4 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.33%) CESG
5 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (5.56%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Information Security
2 9 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
5 5 (13.89%) Security Architecture
5 5 (13.89%) Information Governance
6 4 (11.11%) ISMS
6 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.11%) Programme Management
6 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.33%) Security Management
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Data Governance
7 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.56%) Data Security
8 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) CISSP
2 9 (25.00%) CISM
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) CRISC
5 6 (16.67%) CISA
5 6 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (13.89%) CISMP
7 3 (8.33%) Postgraduate
8 1 (2.78%) PCI QSA
8 1 (2.78%) CEH
8 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) PCI DSS
2 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.56%) JSP 440
3 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) IBM
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Sun
2 1 (2.78%) Informatica
2 1 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (2.78%) McAfee
2 1 (2.78%) Tripwire
2 1 (2.78%) Qualys
2 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco