The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 124 193
Rank change year-on-year -27 +69  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 728 987 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 2.03% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 2.43% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 633 378
Median daily rate £490 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £350 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £490 £443
% change year-on-year -3.57% +10.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.34% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.89 £15.10 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.09 £57.20 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36558 40684 41140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.69% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24009 27323 26926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 945 955 1136
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in England

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in England

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in England

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in England

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Security in England

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
London -23 325 £500 - 128
South East -14 138 £490 +6.52% 71
North West +16 81 £525 +10.52% 37
East of England -9 79 £475 +5.55% 34
Yorkshire -1 36 £450 -5.26% 20
South West -34 26 £413 -17.50% 20
West Midlands -15 17 £415 -14.43% 20
North East +60 12 £400 -49.36% 2
East Midlands -20 12 £425 -20.93% 5
Midlands +5 2 £500 -6.97% 25
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 373 (26.68%) CISSP
2 351 (25.11%) Finance
3 336 (24.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 324 (23.18%) Management Information System
5 250 (17.88%) Cybersecurity
6 242 (17.31%) Risk Management
7 236 (16.88%) CISM
8 222 (15.88%) Firewall
9 208 (14.88%) PCI DSS
10 200 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
11 195 (13.95%) Windows
12 188 (13.45%) SIEM
13 177 (12.66%) Microsoft
14 168 (12.02%) Degree
15 162 (11.59%) Security Management
16 156 (11.16%) Project Management
17 152 (10.87%) ITIL
18 145 (10.37%) Data Protection
19 143 (10.23%) Penetration Testing
20 139 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 139 (9.94%) Security Cleared
21 137 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
22 136 (9.73%) Security Architecture
23 134 (9.59%) Banking
24 129 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
25 116 (8.30%) Legal
26 111 (7.94%) GDPR
27 108 (7.73%) Security Operations
28 106 (7.58%) Linux
28 106 (7.58%) Network Security

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 41 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.50%) Skype for Business
3 16 (1.14%) IIS
4 15 (1.07%) CMS
5 13 (0.93%) Apache
5 13 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (0.57%) Confluence
9 7 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.29%) nginx
13 3 (0.21%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.21%) JBoss
14 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 57 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.14%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 10 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.29%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.29%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.072%) Global One
7 1 (0.072%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.072%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.072%) Relativity
7 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.072%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.072%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.072%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (4.01%) Office 365
4 41 (2.93%) SaaS
5 31 (2.22%) PaaS
6 20 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.22%) IaaS
8 10 (0.72%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.36%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.21%) Akamai
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.21%) Route 53
13 3 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 222 (15.88%) Firewall
2 106 (7.58%) Network Security
3 86 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 82 (5.87%) TCP/IP
5 75 (5.36%) Internet
6 65 (4.65%) LAN
7 59 (4.22%) Wireless
8 58 (4.15%) WAN
9 55 (3.93%) VPN
10 41 (2.93%) SSL
11 40 (2.86%) DNS
12 24 (1.72%) HTTP
13 22 (1.57%) Skype
13 22 (1.57%) VoIP
14 19 (1.36%) LDAP
15 18 (1.29%) DHCP
16 15 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (0.93%) Ethernet
18 12 (0.86%) SAN
19 10 (0.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.50%) Big Data
3 17 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.07%) GIS
5 14 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 11 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 8 (0.57%) MySQL
9 6 (0.43%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.36%) DB2
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.36%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.29%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.29%) Redis
11 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.21%) QlikView
12 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.00%) Maven
4 12 (0.86%) JIRA
4 12 (0.86%) Metasploit
5 11 (0.79%) JUnit
6 9 (0.64%) AppScan
7 7 (0.50%) IDA Disassembler
7 7 (0.50%) OllyDbg
8 6 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.43%) IntelliJ
8 6 (0.43%) Mercurial
8 6 (0.43%) Mockito
8 6 (0.43%) WebStorm
9 5 (0.36%) ANTLR
9 5 (0.36%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.21%) MSI
10 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 351 (25.11%) Finance
2 134 (9.59%) Banking
3 116 (8.30%) Legal
4 74 (5.29%) Retail
5 37 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.50%) Law
7 33 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.50%) Marketing
9 18 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.79%) Electronics
10 11 (0.79%) Military
11 7 (0.50%) Billing
11 7 (0.50%) Local Government
12 6 (0.43%) Advertising
12 6 (0.43%) Digital Economy
12 6 (0.43%) Front Office
12 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.29%) International Banking
13 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (23.96%) Analyst
2 242 (17.31%) Consultant
3 234 (16.74%) Security Analyst
4 208 (14.88%) Security Consultant
5 177 (12.66%) Architect
6 134 (9.59%) Security Manager
7 121 (8.66%) Security Architect
8 97 (6.94%) Information Security Consultant
9 96 (6.87%) Project Manager
10 85 (6.08%) Information Analyst
11 83 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
12 72 (5.15%) Security Engineer
13 71 (5.08%) Information Security Manager
14 64 (4.58%) Business Analyst
15 63 (4.51%) Information Manager
16 53 (3.79%) Security Officer
17 51 (3.65%) Security Project Manager
18 46 (3.29%) Security Specialist
19 45 (3.22%) IT Analyst
20 44 (3.15%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.22%) Web Services
2 22 (1.57%) Middleware
3 20 (1.43%) HTML
4 18 (1.29%) .NET
4 18 (1.29%) Spring
4 18 (1.29%) XML
5 16 (1.14%) REST
6 13 (0.93%) 802.1X
6 13 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (0.93%) J2EE
7 11 (0.79%) Hibernate
7 11 (0.79%) SailPoint
8 10 (0.72%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.57%) jQuery
9 8 (0.57%) Regular Expression
10 7 (0.50%) DOM
10 7 (0.50%) HTML5
10 7 (0.50%) JMS
10 7 (0.50%) JSON
11 6 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 324 (23.18%) Management Information System
2 129 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (5.44%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.86%) Computer Science
5 50 (3.58%) CESG
6 49 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
7 48 (3.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 39 (2.79%) Virtual Team
9 36 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
10 31 (2.22%) PKI
11 18 (1.29%) Cyber Attack
12 16 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
12 16 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.14%) PMI
13 14 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.93%) FMCG
15 12 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.86%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 11 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 195 (13.95%) Windows
2 106 (7.58%) Linux
3 92 (6.58%) Unix
4 53 (3.79%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.86%) Mac OS X
6 22 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.36%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.07%) Windows 10
10 13 (0.93%) MVS
11 10 (0.72%) Solaris
12 8 (0.57%) VMS
12 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.50%) CentOS
14 6 (0.43%) AIX
15 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.29%) OpenVMS
16 4 (0.29%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.21%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (17.88%) Cybersecurity
2 242 (17.31%) Risk Management
3 200 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (13.45%) SIEM
5 162 (11.59%) Security Management
6 156 (11.16%) Project Management
7 152 (10.87%) ITIL
8 145 (10.37%) Data Protection
9 143 (10.23%) Penetration Testing
10 139 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 137 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
12 136 (9.73%) Security Architecture
13 108 (7.73%) Security Operations
14 103 (7.37%) ISMS
15 101 (7.22%) Information Security Management
16 99 (7.08%) Incident Management
17 85 (6.08%) Vulnerability Management
18 83 (5.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 72 (5.15%) Identity Access Management
20 71 (5.08%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 67 (4.79%) SQL
2 55 (3.93%) Python
3 48 (3.43%) Java
4 32 (2.29%) C
5 30 (2.15%) Perl
6 29 (2.07%) PowerShell
7 20 (1.43%) C#
8 18 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.93%) C++
10 12 (0.86%) Bash Shell
10 12 (0.86%) Scala
11 9 (0.64%) PHP
12 6 (0.43%) Groovy
12 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.36%) Ruby
13 5 (0.36%) VB
14 4 (0.29%) VBScript
15 3 (0.21%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.21%) AWK
15 3 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 373 (26.68%) CISSP
2 236 (16.88%) CISM
3 168 (12.02%) Degree
4 139 (9.94%) Security Cleared
5 99 (7.08%) CISA
6 86 (6.15%) SC Cleared
7 67 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
8 63 (4.51%) SANS
9 36 (2.58%) DV Cleared
9 36 (2.58%) SSCP
10 34 (2.43%) CEH
11 32 (2.29%) CRISC
12 29 (2.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 29 (2.07%) CCSP
13 28 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
14 27 (1.93%) CESG Certified Professional
14 27 (1.93%) CLAS
14 27 (1.93%) GIAC
15 25 (1.79%) CCNA
16 22 (1.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (24.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 208 (14.88%) PCI DSS
3 111 (7.94%) GDPR
4 62 (4.43%) COBIT
5 54 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 38 (2.72%) SLA
7 37 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 28 (2.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 22 (1.57%) JSP 440
9 22 (1.57%) PMO
10 20 (1.43%) QA
10 20 (1.43%) RMADS
11 19 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 19 (1.36%) NIST 800
12 18 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (0.64%) ISO 22301
14 7 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
15 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
15 5 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
15 5 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 103 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.93%) vSphere
4 10 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.57%) Docker
6 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.50%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.36%) Snort
9 4 (0.29%) RACF
10 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.21%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.14%) Firmware
11 2 (0.14%) pfSense
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.14%) Xen
12 1 (0.072%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (1.65%) SCCM
2 21 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
2 21 (1.50%) QRadar
3 15 (1.07%) Nessus
4 12 (0.86%) Ansible
4 12 (0.86%) CSIRT
4 12 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 12 (0.86%) Nexpose
5 10 (0.72%) Puppet
6 9 (0.64%) EnCase
6 9 (0.64%) Nagios
6 9 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (0.64%) SCOM
7 8 (0.57%) Nmap
8 6 (0.43%) RSA enVision
9 5 (0.36%) HP Fortify
9 5 (0.36%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.29%) Kibana
10 4 (0.29%) logstash
Vendors
1 177 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 93 (6.65%) Cisco
3 71 (5.08%) Splunk
4 64 (4.58%) McAfee
5 60 (4.29%) VMware
6 48 (3.43%) Oracle
7 47 (3.36%) CheckPoint
8 43 (3.08%) LogRhythm
9 41 (2.93%) SAP
10 40 (2.86%) ArcSight
11 31 (2.22%) IBM
11 31 (2.22%) Juniper
12 25 (1.79%) HP
12 25 (1.79%) Qualys
13 24 (1.72%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.65%) Dell
14 23 (1.65%) FireEye
14 23 (1.65%) Intel
15 22 (1.57%) Rapid7
15 22 (1.57%) Symantec
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £710 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £450 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
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