Period
to 20 January 2019

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 6 months to 20 January 2019 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 114 154
Rank change year-on-year -26 +40 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1,741 2,034 1,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.94% 2.22% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.58% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,113 1,274 1,026
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £319 £313 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £470
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 15
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £15.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +15.13% -52.97%
10th Percentile £12.73 £13.11 £11.22
90th Percentile £29.36 £60.51 £63.50
UK median hourly rate £17.32 £17.85 £15.05
% change year-on-year -2.97% +18.60% -66.18%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,193 78,716 76,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.04% 85.97% 85.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,209 53,121 51,114
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £300 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £615
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,914 1,838 2,170
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.83 £47.85
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
% change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 818 £550 +5.77% 249
South East -7 323 £538 +7.50% 126
North of England -36 227 £500 - 91
South West -3 133 £500 +17.65% 44
Midlands -9 126 £475 +5.56% 56
East of England -33 115 £450 -5.26% 51
North West -18 114 £500 -2.72% 53
West Midlands 0 102 £515 +21.18% 38
Yorkshire -35 93 £439 -7.63% 34
East Midlands -17 27 £600 +12.68% 17
North East +8 20 £500 -2.44% 4
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 433 (24.87%) Finance
2 425 (24.41%) CISSP
3 421 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
4 374 (21.48%) Management Information System
5 351 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 290 (16.66%) CISM
7 282 (16.20%) Risk Management
8 261 (14.99%) Windows
9 247 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 246 (14.13%) Firewall
11 239 (13.73%) Microsoft
12 228 (13.10%) GDPR
13 211 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
14 210 (12.06%) Data Protection
14 210 (12.06%) Security Architecture
15 202 (11.60%) Security Management
16 199 (11.43%) Security Cleared
17 195 (11.20%) CISA
18 191 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
18 191 (10.97%) SIEM
19 188 (10.80%) Active Directory
20 187 (10.74%) Degree
21 186 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
22 169 (9.71%) Linux
23 165 (9.48%) Information Security Management
24 162 (9.30%) Security Operations
25 160 (9.19%) Penetration Testing
25 160 (9.19%) ISMS
26 157 (9.02%) Legal
27 152 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management

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 64 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 35 (2.01%) IIS
4 24 (1.38%) Confluence
5 23 (1.32%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.80%) Apache
7 13 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (0.69%) CMS
8 12 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.29%) SAS
15 4 (0.23%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 3 (0.17%) Drupal
16 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.057%) InDesign
7 1 (0.057%) InVision
7 1 (0.057%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.11%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.057%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.057%) iTrent
7 1 (0.057%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.057%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.057%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.057%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 247 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 191 (10.97%) Amazon AWS
3 140 (8.04%) Office 365
4 85 (4.88%) IaaS
5 79 (4.54%) PaaS
6 55 (3.16%) SaaS
7 41 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 38 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 32 (1.84%) Mimecast
10 23 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.46%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.46%) G Suite
12 8 (0.46%) Serverless
13 7 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.40%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.34%) GitHub
14 6 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 246 (14.13%) Firewall
2 119 (6.84%) Network Security
3 85 (4.88%) VPN
4 82 (4.71%) LAN
5 74 (4.25%) WAN
6 68 (3.91%) Intrusion Detection
7 63 (3.62%) TCP/IP
8 53 (3.04%) DNS
9 48 (2.76%) Internet
10 38 (2.18%) HTTP
11 34 (1.95%) Wireless
12 33 (1.90%) DHCP
13 31 (1.78%) SSL
14 19 (1.09%) SAN
14 19 (1.09%) VoIP
15 18 (1.03%) MPLS
16 16 (0.92%) OSPF
17 14 (0.80%) Intranet
18 13 (0.75%) Kerberos
18 13 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.24%) Hadoop
3 31 (1.78%) Big Data
4 26 (1.49%) Power BI
5 18 (1.03%) MySQL
6 15 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (0.75%) Apache Hive
7 13 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (0.52%) GIS
8 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.46%) HBase
9 8 (0.46%) Pentaho
10 7 (0.40%) QlikView
10 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.40%) Sqoop
11 6 (0.34%) Redis
11 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (2.93%) JIRA
2 44 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.92%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.69%) Burp Suite
6 11 (0.63%) GoCD
6 11 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 11 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 9 (0.52%) Selenium
8 8 (0.46%) SonarQube
8 8 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.40%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.40%) MSI
10 6 (0.34%) GitLab
11 5 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.29%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.23%) JUnit
12 4 (0.23%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.17%) TestNG
13 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 433 (24.87%) Finance
2 157 (9.02%) Legal
3 130 (7.47%) Banking
4 89 (5.11%) Law
5 75 (4.31%) Retail
6 55 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 44 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 28 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.86%) Marketing
11 12 (0.69%) French Language
12 10 (0.57%) German Language
12 10 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.52%) Back Office
13 9 (0.52%) Billing
13 9 (0.52%) Electronics
14 7 (0.40%) Publishing
15 6 (0.34%) Advertising
15 6 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 355 (20.39%) Analyst
2 263 (15.11%) Consultant
3 262 (15.05%) Architect
4 207 (11.89%) Security Consultant
5 195 (11.20%) Security Analyst
6 158 (9.08%) Security Architect
7 153 (8.79%) Security Manager
8 101 (5.80%) Project Manager
9 97 (5.57%) Information Security Consultant
10 91 (5.23%) Security Engineer
11 90 (5.17%) Information Analyst
12 89 (5.11%) Information Security Manager
13 84 (4.82%) Information Security Analyst
14 79 (4.54%) Information Manager
14 79 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
15 66 (3.79%) Security Specialist
16 54 (3.10%) Business Analyst
17 48 (2.76%) Security Project Manager
18 47 (2.70%) Developer
19 39 (2.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (4.54%) Web Services
2 45 (2.58%) OAuth
3 43 (2.47%) .NET
4 40 (2.30%) JSON
4 40 (2.30%) SAML
5 39 (2.24%) SOAP
6 35 (2.01%) XML
7 29 (1.67%) JSP
8 28 (1.61%) HTML
9 23 (1.32%) LDAP
10 22 (1.26%) OpenID
11 20 (1.15%) CSS
12 19 (1.09%) REST
13 15 (0.86%) HTML5
14 13 (0.75%) Spring
15 12 (0.69%) AngularJS
15 12 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
15 12 (0.69%) Node.js
16 10 (0.57%) Kafka
16 10 (0.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 374 (21.48%) Management Information System
2 186 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 45 (2.58%) Security Operations Centre
6 41 (2.35%) PKI
7 40 (2.30%) Public Cloud
8 39 (2.24%) Cyberthreat
9 37 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 32 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
11 26 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 24 (1.38%) CESG
13 23 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 22 (1.26%) User Experience
15 18 (1.03%) Cloud Native
15 18 (1.03%) Cyberattack
15 18 (1.03%) e-Learning
16 16 (0.92%) iPhone
16 16 (0.92%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 261 (14.99%) Windows
2 169 (9.71%) Linux
3 71 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 55 (3.16%) Unix
5 37 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 34 (1.95%) Android
7 29 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 27 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (1.09%) Solaris
10 19 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.98%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (0.52%) Windows XP
13 9 (0.52%) zOS
14 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.29%) CentOS
17 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (24.18%) Cybersecurity
2 282 (16.20%) Risk Management
3 211 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 210 (12.06%) Data Protection
4 210 (12.06%) Security Architecture
5 202 (11.60%) Security Management
6 191 (10.97%) SIEM
7 165 (9.48%) Information Security Management
8 162 (9.30%) Security Operations
9 160 (9.19%) ISMS
9 160 (9.19%) Penetration Testing
10 152 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 141 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
12 139 (7.98%) Identity Access Management
13 134 (7.70%) ITIL
14 131 (7.52%) DevOps
15 129 (7.41%) Project Management
16 126 (7.24%) Vulnerability Management
17 99 (5.69%) Incident Management
18 98 (5.63%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 120 (6.89%) Java
1 120 (6.89%) Python
2 108 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 92 (5.28%) SQL
4 50 (2.87%) C
5 39 (2.24%) C++
6 34 (1.95%) JavaScript
7 33 (1.90%) Perl
8 32 (1.84%) C#
9 25 (1.44%) Bash Shell
10 18 (1.03%) Ruby
11 17 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.86%) PHP
13 7 (0.40%) JCL
13 7 (0.40%) REXX
13 7 (0.40%) Scala
13 7 (0.40%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.40%) VBScript
14 6 (0.34%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 425 (24.41%) CISSP
2 290 (16.66%) CISM
3 199 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 195 (11.20%) CISA
5 187 (10.74%) Degree
6 133 (7.64%) SC Cleared
7 75 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
7 75 (4.31%) CRISC
8 68 (3.91%) DV Cleared
9 67 (3.85%) GIAC
10 66 (3.79%) CEH
11 48 (2.76%) SANS
12 31 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 31 (1.78%) GCIH
13 29 (1.67%) CCNA
14 27 (1.55%) ISSAP
15 26 (1.49%) CCNP
15 26 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
16 24 (1.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 22 (1.26%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 228 (13.10%) GDPR
3 144 (8.27%) PCI DSS
4 58 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 55 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 52 (2.99%) JSP 440
7 50 (2.87%) QA
8 45 (2.58%) HMG Infosec
9 35 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 33 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 33 (1.90%) SLA
11 31 (1.78%) HIPAA
12 28 (1.61%) COBIT
13 27 (1.55%) Cyber Essentials
14 20 (1.15%) Data Quality
15 15 (0.86%) PMO
16 11 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
17 10 (0.57%) FedRAMP
17 10 (0.57%) ISO 22301
18 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 188 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.53%) Docker
3 30 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.63%) HDFS
7 10 (0.57%) vSphere
8 8 (0.46%) Firmware
8 8 (0.46%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.40%) ACF2
9 7 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.40%) RACF
10 6 (0.34%) Snort
10 6 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.29%) XenApp
11 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (2.93%) Ansible
2 38 (2.18%) Kubernetes
3 32 (1.84%) Puppet
4 30 (1.72%) Nessus
5 27 (1.55%) CASB
6 26 (1.49%) Terraform
7 23 (1.32%) QRadar
8 22 (1.26%) SCCM
8 22 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 18 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 17 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (0.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 13 (0.75%) Rundeck
14 12 (0.69%) CSIRT
14 12 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
14 12 (0.69%) Oozie
15 10 (0.57%) Nmap
16 9 (0.52%) FortiGate
16 9 (0.52%) FTK
Vendors
1 239 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 82 (4.71%) Oracle
3 70 (4.02%) VMware
4 62 (3.56%) Splunk
5 59 (3.39%) Cisco
6 51 (2.93%) Sony
7 43 (2.47%) Citrix
8 40 (2.30%) CheckPoint
9 35 (2.01%) ArcSight
10 34 (1.95%) CyberArk
10 34 (1.95%) McAfee
11 32 (1.84%) Qualys
12 30 (1.72%) Google
12 30 (1.72%) Okta
13 29 (1.67%) IBM
13 29 (1.67%) SAP
14 24 (1.38%) ServiceNow
15 20 (1.15%) Symantec
16 17 (0.98%) F5
16 17 (0.98%) Red Hat