Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 126 133
Rank change year-on-year -23 +7 +26
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1,718 1,876 1,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.83% 2.01% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.34% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,083 1,178 1,266
England median daily rate £525 £483 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -0.97% +2.63%
10th Percentile £323 £313 £339
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +7.37% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 23
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £15.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +11.66% -20.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.05 £11.84
90th Percentile £45.85 £43.00 £40.52
UK median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.06% -3.97% -26.32%

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 81,192 80,044 83,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,372 53,725 55,738
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £606
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,092 1,902 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 -16 808 £538 +7.50% 255
South East -25 314 £525 +8.36% 115
North of England -28 239 £500 +5.26% 127
South West +21 125 £475 -5.00% 56
North West -26 124 £500 +4.71% 71
Midlands +14 123 £450 - 59
Yorkshire -14 103 £500 +7.53% 50
East of England -41 103 £513 +8.47% 44
West Midlands -1 81 £513 +20.59% 41
East Midlands +25 45 £538 -0.46% 18
North East -1 16 £650 +30.00% 6
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 449 (26.14%) CISSP
2 381 (22.18%) Finance
3 366 (21.30%) Cybersecurity
4 359 (20.90%) Management Information System
5 352 (20.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 311 (18.10%) Risk Management
7 301 (17.52%) CISM
8 248 (14.44%) Firewall
9 245 (14.26%) Windows
10 244 (14.20%) GDPR
11 235 (13.68%) Microsoft
12 225 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
12 225 (13.10%) Data Protection
13 213 (12.40%) Security Architecture
14 202 (11.76%) Degree
14 202 (11.76%) CISA
15 200 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
16 189 (11.00%) SIEM
17 185 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
18 183 (10.65%) Active Directory
19 180 (10.48%) PCI DSS
20 168 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
21 165 (9.60%) Security Management
22 163 (9.49%) Security Cleared
23 147 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
24 145 (8.44%) Legal
25 142 (8.27%) ITIL
26 137 (7.97%) Linux
27 136 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
28 132 (7.68%) 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 62 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 30 (1.75%) IIS
4 22 (1.28%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.28%) Confluence
5 13 (0.76%) Apache
6 11 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.47%) CMS
10 7 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.35%) SAS
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.17%) Drupal
14 3 (0.17%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.058%) InVision
7 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.058%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.12%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.058%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.058%) iTrent
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.058%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.058%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 200 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
3 106 (6.17%) Office 365
4 56 (3.26%) IaaS
5 50 (2.91%) PaaS
6 42 (2.44%) SaaS
7 32 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (1.86%) Mimecast
8 23 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (0.47%) Serverless
11 7 (0.41%) GitHub
12 6 (0.35%) Akamai
13 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.23%) Datadog
15 3 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 248 (14.44%) Firewall
2 132 (7.68%) Network Security
3 74 (4.31%) LAN
4 73 (4.25%) VPN
5 69 (4.02%) WAN
6 67 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 53 (3.08%) TCP/IP
8 49 (2.85%) Internet
9 45 (2.62%) DNS
10 44 (2.56%) HTTP
11 38 (2.21%) Wireless
12 26 (1.51%) DHCP
12 26 (1.51%) SSL
13 19 (1.11%) SAN
14 18 (1.05%) MPLS
15 16 (0.93%) IPsec
16 15 (0.87%) Intranet
16 15 (0.87%) Kerberos
16 15 (0.87%) OSPF
16 15 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.92%) Hadoop
3 22 (1.28%) Big Data
4 16 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (0.87%) MySQL
6 14 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 13 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 13 (0.76%) Apache Hive
7 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.70%) Power BI
9 9 (0.52%) HBase
10 8 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.41%) GIS
11 7 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.41%) QlikView
11 7 (0.41%) Redis
11 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (2.62%) JIRA
2 33 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 18 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.70%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.64%) SonarQube
6 10 (0.58%) Artifactory
6 10 (0.58%) Burp Suite
6 10 (0.58%) Metasploit
7 8 (0.47%) Selenium
8 7 (0.41%) Subversion
9 6 (0.35%) GitLab
9 6 (0.35%) MSBuild
9 6 (0.35%) MSI
10 5 (0.29%) ERwin
10 5 (0.29%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.23%) JUnit
11 4 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 381 (22.18%) Finance
2 145 (8.44%) Legal
3 90 (5.24%) Banking
4 86 (5.01%) Retail
5 63 (3.67%) Law
6 52 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.22%) Marketing
9 19 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.58%) Billing
13 9 (0.52%) Electronics
14 8 (0.47%) Advertising
15 7 (0.41%) Back Office
16 6 (0.35%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.29%) French Language
17 5 (0.29%) Games
18 4 (0.23%) German Language
18 4 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 368 (21.42%) Analyst
2 260 (15.13%) Consultant
3 247 (14.38%) Architect
4 212 (12.34%) Security Analyst
4 212 (12.34%) Security Consultant
5 207 (12.05%) Security Manager
6 173 (10.07%) Security Architect
7 132 (7.68%) Information Security Manager
8 121 (7.04%) Information Manager
9 105 (6.11%) Information Analyst
10 99 (5.76%) Project Manager
11 97 (5.65%) Information Security Analyst
12 94 (5.47%) Information Security Consultant
13 76 (4.42%) Security Engineer
14 68 (3.96%) Business Analyst
15 59 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
16 50 (2.91%) IT Analyst
16 50 (2.91%) Security Project Manager
17 45 (2.62%) Developer
18 36 (2.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.25%) Web Services
2 48 (2.79%) .NET
3 45 (2.62%) SAML
4 44 (2.56%) OAuth
5 28 (1.63%) HTML
6 26 (1.51%) REST
7 24 (1.40%) JSON
8 23 (1.34%) SOAP
9 21 (1.22%) Middleware
10 20 (1.16%) LDAP
10 20 (1.16%) OpenID
11 19 (1.11%) SailPoint
11 19 (1.11%) XML
12 17 (0.99%) CSS
12 17 (0.99%) JSP
13 15 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (0.87%) Kafka
13 15 (0.87%) React
14 14 (0.81%) ASP.NET
15 13 (0.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 359 (20.90%) Management Information System
2 185 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.83%) Computer Science
4 71 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (3.78%) Data Centre
6 49 (2.85%) Data Protection Act
7 41 (2.39%) PKI
8 37 (2.15%) Virtual Team
9 36 (2.10%) Public Cloud
10 33 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
11 32 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 31 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
13 29 (1.69%) CESG
14 24 (1.40%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.99%) Driving Licence
15 17 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.93%) e-Learning
16 16 (0.93%) iPhone
17 14 (0.81%) Cloud Native
17 14 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 245 (14.26%) Windows
2 137 (7.97%) Linux
3 75 (4.37%) Unix
4 65 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 39 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.63%) Android
7 27 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 24 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.34%) Solaris
9 23 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.47%) CentOS
12 8 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (0.41%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (21.30%) Cybersecurity
2 311 (18.10%) Risk Management
3 225 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (13.10%) Data Protection
4 213 (12.40%) Security Architecture
5 189 (11.00%) SIEM
6 168 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 165 (9.60%) Security Management
8 142 (8.27%) ITIL
9 136 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
10 130 (7.57%) Penetration Testing
11 129 (7.51%) Information Security Management
12 126 (7.33%) Project Management
13 125 (7.28%) Security Operations
14 124 (7.22%) Identity Access Management
15 118 (6.87%) ISMS
16 112 (6.52%) DevOps
17 106 (6.17%) Vulnerability Management
18 85 (4.95%) Risk Assessment
19 84 (4.89%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 93 (5.41%) Java
2 83 (4.83%) PowerShell
3 81 (4.71%) SQL
4 79 (4.60%) Python
5 42 (2.44%) C#
6 39 (2.27%) C
7 29 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.46%) C++
9 16 (0.93%) Perl
10 15 (0.87%) PHP
11 12 (0.70%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.58%) Scala
12 10 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.47%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.47%) VBScript
14 4 (0.23%) Go
14 4 (0.23%) R
14 4 (0.23%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.23%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 449 (26.14%) CISSP
2 301 (17.52%) CISM
3 202 (11.76%) CISA
3 202 (11.76%) Degree
4 163 (9.49%) Security Cleared
5 105 (6.11%) SC Cleared
6 82 (4.77%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (3.67%) CEH
8 55 (3.20%) GIAC
9 53 (3.08%) CRISC
10 47 (2.74%) DV Cleared
11 45 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 38 (2.21%) CESG Certified Professional
13 34 (1.98%) CCNA
14 33 (1.92%) SANS
15 30 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 29 (1.69%) GCIH
16 29 (1.69%) ISSAP
17 27 (1.57%) CISMP
17 27 (1.57%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (20.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 244 (14.20%) GDPR
3 180 (10.48%) PCI DSS
4 53 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 47 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 45 (2.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 43 (2.50%) QA
8 41 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 39 (2.27%) JSP 440
10 35 (2.04%) COBIT
11 34 (1.98%) SLA
12 33 (1.92%) HMG Infosec
13 27 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
13 27 (1.57%) Data Quality
13 27 (1.57%) HIPAA
14 18 (1.05%) ISAE 3402
15 16 (0.93%) ISO 22301
16 13 (0.76%) PMO
17 12 (0.70%) ISO 31000
17 12 (0.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 183 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.69%) Docker
4 23 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.64%) HDFS
7 9 (0.52%) BitLocker
8 8 (0.47%) Firmware
8 8 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.41%) Snort
10 6 (0.35%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.35%) vSphere
11 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.17%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.17%) XenApp
12 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (2.04%) Ansible
2 34 (1.98%) Nessus
3 27 (1.57%) CASB
4 25 (1.46%) SCCM
5 22 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
5 22 (1.28%) Terraform
6 20 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 20 (1.16%) Puppet
7 19 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 17 (0.99%) Kubernetes
8 17 (0.99%) QRadar
9 13 (0.76%) Oozie
10 12 (0.70%) CSIRT
11 11 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.64%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 9 (0.52%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.52%) Nmap
13 8 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 235 (13.68%) Microsoft
2 95 (5.53%) Oracle
3 71 (4.13%) VMware
4 68 (3.96%) Splunk
5 67 (3.90%) Cisco
6 48 (2.79%) CheckPoint
7 43 (2.50%) CyberArk
8 41 (2.39%) McAfee
9 38 (2.21%) Citrix
10 34 (1.98%) Qualys
10 34 (1.98%) Sony
11 33 (1.92%) ArcSight
12 32 (1.86%) IBM
13 27 (1.57%) SAP
14 23 (1.34%) Okta
14 23 (1.34%) ServiceNow
14 23 (1.34%) Symantec
15 21 (1.22%) Red Hat
16 19 (1.11%) Darktrace
16 19 (1.11%) LogRhythm