Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 135 156
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21 +23
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1935 1903 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.06% 1.94% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.30% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1240 1109
England median daily rate £485 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.11% +1.06%
10th Percentile £313 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £613
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 26
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -5.47% -30.79%
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.28 £9.72
90th Percentile £43.00 £62.50 £60.87
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £38.40
% change year-on-year -3.97% -54.43% +34.74%

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 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +2 928 £500 - 83
South East +17 377 £475 - 46
North of England +55 268 £475 - 45
East of England -12 167 £470 +1.62% 20
North West +31 132 £475 -5.00% 13
Yorkshire +34 120 £470 -10.05% 29
Midlands -13 106 £443 -6.84% 10
South West -46 73 £500 +2.56% 12
West Midlands -9 63 £425 -2.86% 8
East Midlands +17 39 £540 +13.68% 2
North East +43 17 £500 +25.00% 3
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 504 (26.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 497 (25.68%) Finance
3 467 (24.13%) CISSP
4 370 (19.12%) Management Information System
5 349 (18.04%) Cybersecurity
6 314 (16.23%) Risk Management
6 314 (16.23%) CISM
7 310 (16.02%) Windows
8 293 (15.14%) Data Protection
8 293 (15.14%) GDPR
9 277 (14.32%) Firewall
10 244 (12.61%) Project Management
11 242 (12.51%) PCI DSS
12 221 (11.42%) Microsoft
13 219 (11.32%) Security Management
14 212 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
15 207 (10.70%) Degree
16 206 (10.65%) SIEM
17 200 (10.34%) Linux
18 199 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
19 192 (9.92%) Security Architecture
20 187 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
21 177 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
22 173 (8.94%) ITIL
23 167 (8.63%) Security Operations
24 165 (8.53%) Active Directory
25 164 (8.48%) Legal
26 157 (8.11%) Information Security Management
27 149 (7.70%) Risk Assessment
28 146 (7.55%) Banking

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 48 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.60%) IIS
3 21 (1.09%) OpenStack
4 16 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 15 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.67%) Confluence
8 9 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.41%) Apache
9 8 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.31%) nginx
11 5 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.21%) Drupal
12 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.21%) WordPress
13 2 (0.10%) Jetty
13 2 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 100 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.36%) SmartSuite
6 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) SAP GRC
2 6 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.10%) SAP SM
4 2 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.10%) Workfront
5 1 (0.052%) assyst
5 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.052%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.052%) Relativity
5 1 (0.052%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.052%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 131 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.10%) Office 365
4 49 (2.53%) SaaS
5 43 (2.22%) PaaS
6 41 (2.12%) IaaS
7 20 (1.03%) Mimecast
8 19 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.88%) GitHub
10 12 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.31%) Route 53
13 5 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.26%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 277 (14.32%) Firewall
2 139 (7.18%) Network Security
3 83 (4.29%) LAN
4 77 (3.98%) Intrusion Detection
5 71 (3.67%) WAN
6 64 (3.31%) TCP/IP
7 62 (3.20%) VPN
8 49 (2.53%) Internet
9 39 (2.02%) SAN
10 36 (1.86%) LDAP
11 32 (1.65%) SSL
12 29 (1.50%) DNS
13 28 (1.45%) VoIP
14 26 (1.34%) HTTP
15 25 (1.29%) NAS
15 25 (1.29%) SMS
16 24 (1.24%) Wireless
17 23 (1.19%) Intranet
18 21 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
19 17 (0.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.02%) Big Data
3 27 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 23 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 17 (0.88%) HBase
6 17 (0.88%) MySQL
7 16 (0.83%) Apache Hive
8 15 (0.78%) GIS
8 15 (0.78%) Impala
8 15 (0.78%) Sqoop
9 14 (0.72%) Power BI
10 12 (0.62%) QlikView
11 10 (0.52%) Spotfire
12 8 (0.41%) SAP HANA
13 7 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.36%) EDRMS
13 7 (0.36%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (1.71%) JIRA
2 28 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.67%) Maven
5 12 (0.62%) Metasploit
6 11 (0.57%) JUnit
6 11 (0.57%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.41%) Burp Suite
8 7 (0.36%) TestNG
9 5 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.21%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.21%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.21%) Mockito
10 4 (0.21%) MSI
10 4 (0.21%) WebStorm
11 3 (0.16%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.16%) Gradle
11 3 (0.16%) IDA Disassembler
11 3 (0.16%) OllyDbg
11 3 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 497 (25.68%) Finance
2 164 (8.48%) Legal
3 146 (7.55%) Banking
4 90 (4.65%) Retail
5 72 (3.72%) Law
5 72 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.43%) Marketing
7 27 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.09%) Electronics
9 20 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.52%) Publishing
13 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.36%) Advertising
14 7 (0.36%) Games
15 6 (0.31%) International Banking
16 5 (0.26%) Front Office
16 5 (0.26%) Local Government
17 4 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 446 (23.05%) Analyst
2 314 (16.23%) Consultant
3 289 (14.94%) Security Analyst
4 247 (12.76%) Security Consultant
5 231 (11.94%) Architect
6 189 (9.77%) Security Manager
7 156 (8.06%) Security Architect
8 138 (7.13%) Project Manager
9 134 (6.93%) Information Analyst
10 129 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
11 112 (5.79%) Information Security Manager
12 107 (5.53%) Information Security Consultant
13 100 (5.17%) Business Analyst
14 99 (5.12%) Information Manager
15 84 (4.34%) Security Specialist
16 82 (4.24%) Security Engineer
17 68 (3.51%) Security Project Manager
18 58 (3.00%) IT Analyst
18 58 (3.00%) IT Manager
19 54 (2.79%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (2.95%) Web Services
2 27 (1.40%) .NET
3 23 (1.19%) REST
4 18 (0.93%) Kafka
4 18 (0.93%) OAuth
5 17 (0.88%) HTML
5 17 (0.88%) SAML
5 17 (0.88%) XML
6 14 (0.72%) SOAP
6 14 (0.72%) Spark Streaming
7 13 (0.67%) SailPoint
7 13 (0.67%) Sensu
8 12 (0.62%) Middleware
9 10 (0.52%) D3.js
9 10 (0.52%) Dropwizard
10 8 (0.41%) 802.1X
10 8 (0.41%) JSON
10 8 (0.41%) Spring
11 7 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.31%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 370 (19.12%) Management Information System
2 199 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.98%) Data Protection Act
4 75 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 69 (3.57%) CESG
6 62 (3.20%) PKI
7 61 (3.15%) Data Centre
8 53 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
9 33 (1.71%) Virtual Team
10 31 (1.60%) Algorithms
10 31 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
11 23 (1.19%) FMCG
12 21 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 19 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 19 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
14 18 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (0.93%) NHS
15 17 (0.88%) Client/Server
16 16 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 310 (16.02%) Windows
2 200 (10.34%) Linux
3 142 (7.34%) Unix
4 58 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 24 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 20 (1.03%) Solaris
8 16 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.67%) Android
11 13 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 11 (0.57%) AIX
14 10 (0.52%) CentOS
14 10 (0.52%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.31%) VMS
16 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (18.04%) Cybersecurity
2 314 (16.23%) Risk Management
3 293 (15.14%) Data Protection
4 244 (12.61%) Project Management
5 219 (11.32%) Security Management
6 212 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
7 206 (10.65%) SIEM
8 192 (9.92%) Security Architecture
9 187 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 177 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 173 (8.94%) ITIL
12 167 (8.63%) Security Operations
13 157 (8.11%) Information Security Management
14 149 (7.70%) Risk Assessment
15 140 (7.24%) Penetration Testing
16 125 (6.46%) ISMS
17 115 (5.94%) Incident Management
18 105 (5.43%) Identity Access Management
19 97 (5.01%) Analytics
20 96 (4.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 105 (5.43%) SQL
2 75 (3.88%) Python
3 66 (3.41%) Java
4 35 (1.81%) PowerShell
5 28 (1.45%) Perl
6 26 (1.34%) C#
7 25 (1.29%) Bash Shell
8 24 (1.24%) Shell Script
9 19 (0.98%) Scala
10 16 (0.83%) C
10 16 (0.83%) JavaScript
11 13 (0.67%) Ruby
12 12 (0.62%) C++
13 9 (0.47%) GraphQL
13 9 (0.47%) R
13 9 (0.47%) VB
13 9 (0.47%) VBScript
14 5 (0.26%) PHP
15 4 (0.21%) Go
15 4 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 467 (24.13%) CISSP
2 314 (16.23%) CISM
3 207 (10.70%) Degree
4 132 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 111 (5.74%) CISA
6 88 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 85 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
8 64 (3.31%) SANS
9 53 (2.74%) CEH
10 52 (2.69%) CRISC
11 35 (1.81%) DV Cleared
11 35 (1.81%) IISP
12 33 (1.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 33 (1.71%) CLAS
13 30 (1.55%) CCNA
13 30 (1.55%) GIAC
14 29 (1.50%) SSCP
15 28 (1.45%) CESG Certified Professional
16 25 (1.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 23 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 504 (26.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 293 (15.14%) GDPR
3 242 (12.51%) PCI DSS
4 120 (6.20%) COBIT
5 86 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 62 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 55 (2.84%) QA
8 46 (2.38%) SLA
9 44 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 34 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials
11 27 (1.40%) PMO
12 22 (1.14%) HIPAA
13 21 (1.09%) Data Quality
14 20 (1.03%) NIST 800
15 17 (0.88%) Actionable Recommendations
15 17 (0.88%) ISO 9001
15 17 (0.88%) RMADS
16 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 9 (0.47%) JSP 440
18 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 165 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 66 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (1.09%) vSphere
5 17 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.78%) Apache Flume
7 13 (0.67%) Docker
8 9 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.41%) Firmware
9 8 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.26%) vCloud
11 5 (0.26%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.21%) SRDF
12 4 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.21%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.16%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 36 (1.86%) Nessus
2 33 (1.71%) Ansible
3 24 (1.24%) CSIRT
3 24 (1.24%) QRadar
4 23 (1.19%) SCCM
5 21 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 17 (0.88%) Nmap
7 15 (0.78%) RSA Archer
8 13 (0.67%) Prometheus
8 13 (0.67%) SCOM
9 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (0.62%) Puppet
10 10 (0.52%) Nexpose
10 10 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (0.47%) Terraform
12 8 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.36%) Packer
14 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 221 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 128 (6.61%) Cisco
3 83 (4.29%) VMware
4 78 (4.03%) McAfee
5 74 (3.82%) Splunk
6 62 (3.20%) SAP
7 60 (3.10%) CheckPoint
7 60 (3.10%) Oracle
8 58 (3.00%) HP
9 56 (2.89%) Qualys
10 37 (1.91%) Dell
11 34 (1.76%) ArcSight
12 33 (1.71%) Citrix
13 30 (1.55%) Juniper
13 30 (1.55%) Symantec
14 28 (1.45%) LogRhythm
15 26 (1.34%) Blue Coat
15 26 (1.34%) CyberArk
16 24 (1.24%) IBM
17 23 (1.19%) Red Hat