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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK / England
Rank 159 126 191
Rank change year-on-year -33 +65  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 676 900 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.62% 1.83% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.21% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 598 362
Median daily rate £450 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 12
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.90 £15.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.70 £75.00 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 34805 40691 38449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.96% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23041 27009 24200
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1001 1126
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -9 330 £450 -5.26% 125
South East -62 97 £470 +4.44% 50
North West 0 67 £450 - 19
East of England -5 65 £450 +5.88% 18
Yorkshire -5 36 £475 +15.50% 9
West Midlands +15 29 £425 -10.52% 24
South West +1 27 £445 +4.70% 14
East Midlands -6 11 £350 -36.36% 6
Midlands -1 3 £500 -9.09%
North East - 3 £350 - 4
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 390 (26.40%) CISSP
2 348 (23.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 333 (22.55%) Finance
4 322 (21.80%) Management Information System
5 292 (19.77%) Cybersecurity
6 255 (17.26%) Risk Management
7 236 (15.98%) Firewall
8 227 (15.37%) PCI DSS
9 219 (14.83%) CISM
10 211 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 201 (13.61%) Windows
12 196 (13.27%) Microsoft
13 182 (12.32%) SIEM
14 178 (12.05%) Security Management
15 157 (10.63%) ITIL
16 155 (10.49%) Penetration Testing
17 153 (10.36%) Security Architecture
18 152 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 151 (10.22%) Degree
20 150 (10.16%) SC Cleared
21 142 (9.61%) CISA
22 141 (9.55%) Security Operations
23 139 (9.41%) Project Management
24 138 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
25 135 (9.14%) Banking
26 133 (9.00%) Data Protection
27 128 (8.67%) Network Security
28 115 (7.79%) TCP/IP
29 114 (7.72%) Linux
29 114 (7.72%) Risk Assessment

Information Security
Top Related 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 34 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.29%) Skype for Business
3 14 (0.95%) Confluence
3 14 (0.95%) IIS
4 13 (0.88%) CMS
5 12 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.68%) Apache
7 7 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.27%) JBoss
9 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.14%) Jetty
10 2 (0.14%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.14%) nginx
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 111 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 48 (3.25%) MS Office
3 26 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.02%) MS Project
5 12 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.068%) Global One
7 1 (0.068%) Maximo
7 1 (0.068%) Minerva
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.068%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.068%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 93 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.30%) Office 365
4 30 (2.03%) SaaS
5 28 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.62%) PaaS
7 19 (1.29%) IaaS
8 17 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.68%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
11 9 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
11 9 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 9 (0.61%) Route 53
12 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
13 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 236 (15.98%) Firewall
2 128 (8.67%) Network Security
3 115 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 104 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 101 (6.84%) Internet
6 81 (5.48%) LAN
7 75 (5.08%) WAN
8 68 (4.60%) VPN
9 62 (4.20%) Wireless
10 60 (4.06%) DNS
11 46 (3.11%) SSL
12 32 (2.17%) DHCP
13 26 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (1.69%) LDAP
15 23 (1.56%) Ethernet
16 21 (1.42%) HTTP
16 21 (1.42%) Skype
17 20 (1.35%) VoIP
18 17 (1.15%) WebEx
19 14 (0.95%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.83%) Big Data
3 13 (0.88%) GIS
4 12 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.54%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.27%) Redis
8 3 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.20%) QlikView
8 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.56%) JIRA
3 10 (0.68%) JUnit
4 9 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (0.54%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.47%) Maven
7 6 (0.41%) Travis CI
8 5 (0.34%) ANTLR
8 5 (0.34%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.34%) IntelliJ
8 5 (0.34%) Mercurial
8 5 (0.34%) Mockito
8 5 (0.34%) WebStorm
9 4 (0.27%) AppScan
10 3 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.20%) MSI
10 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.068%) Ant
General
1 333 (22.55%) Finance
2 135 (9.14%) Banking
3 110 (7.45%) Legal
4 85 (5.75%) Retail
5 42 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.35%) Military
8 14 (0.95%) Marketing
9 11 (0.74%) Games
9 11 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.61%) Advertising
11 8 (0.54%) Law
12 7 (0.47%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.41%) Electronics
14 5 (0.34%) Billing
14 5 (0.34%) Local Government
15 4 (0.27%) Back Office
15 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 368 (24.92%) Analyst
2 264 (17.87%) Security Analyst
3 219 (14.83%) Consultant
4 205 (13.88%) Architect
5 175 (11.85%) Security Consultant
6 174 (11.78%) Security Manager
7 120 (8.12%) Security Architect
8 92 (6.23%) Information Analyst
9 91 (6.16%) Information Security Analyst
10 90 (6.09%) Information Security Manager
11 81 (5.48%) Information Manager
12 80 (5.42%) Information Security Consultant
13 76 (5.15%) Project Manager
14 68 (4.60%) Business Analyst
15 65 (4.40%) Security Engineer
16 57 (3.86%) Security Officer
17 54 (3.66%) Security Specialist
18 51 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
19 45 (3.05%) IT Manager
19 45 (3.05%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.55%) Web Services
2 39 (2.64%) .NET
3 31 (2.10%) HTML
3 31 (2.10%) Spring
4 30 (2.03%) J2EE
5 26 (1.76%) ASP.NET
6 25 (1.69%) Hibernate
7 20 (1.35%) Apache Flex
8 17 (1.15%) 802.1X
8 17 (1.15%) Middleware
9 13 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (0.74%) REST
11 10 (0.68%) XML
12 9 (0.61%) SAML
13 8 (0.54%) Regular Expression
14 7 (0.47%) Leaflet
14 7 (0.47%) RESTful
15 6 (0.41%) HTML5
15 6 (0.41%) JMS
15 6 (0.41%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 322 (21.80%) Management Information System
2 109 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (5.89%) Data Centre
4 75 (5.08%) Security Operations Centre
5 57 (3.86%) CESG
6 48 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 39 (2.64%) Cyber Defence
8 37 (2.51%) Data Protection Act
9 36 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 32 (2.17%) PKI
11 22 (1.49%) Virtual Team
12 21 (1.42%) Cyber Attack
13 18 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
15 16 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 16 (1.08%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.08%) Public Cloud
16 15 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 201 (13.61%) Windows
2 114 (7.72%) Linux
3 108 (7.31%) Unix
4 52 (3.52%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.62%) Mac OS X
5 24 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.29%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.54%) OpenVMS
10 6 (0.41%) Solaris
11 5 (0.34%) MVS
12 3 (0.20%) AIX
12 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.14%) CentOS
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.068%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (19.77%) Cybersecurity
2 255 (17.26%) Risk Management
3 182 (12.32%) SIEM
4 178 (12.05%) Security Management
5 157 (10.63%) ITIL
6 155 (10.49%) Penetration Testing
7 153 (10.36%) Security Architecture
8 152 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 141 (9.55%) Security Operations
10 139 (9.41%) Project Management
11 138 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
12 133 (9.00%) Data Protection
13 114 (7.72%) Incident Management
13 114 (7.72%) Risk Assessment
14 113 (7.65%) Information Security Management
15 97 (6.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 88 (5.96%) Vulnerability Management
17 83 (5.62%) ISMS
18 80 (5.42%) Continuous Improvement
19 79 (5.35%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 65 (4.40%) SQL
2 51 (3.45%) Python
3 44 (2.98%) Java
4 36 (2.44%) C
5 29 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 20 (1.35%) Perl
6 20 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 12 (0.81%) C++
7 12 (0.81%) Scala
8 10 (0.68%) C#
9 9 (0.61%) Ruby
10 7 (0.47%) Go
11 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.41%) VB
12 5 (0.34%) Groovy
13 4 (0.27%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.20%) PHP
14 3 (0.20%) VBScript
15 1 (0.068%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 390 (26.40%) CISSP
2 219 (14.83%) CISM
3 211 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 151 (10.22%) Degree
5 150 (10.16%) SC Cleared
6 142 (9.61%) CISA
7 72 (4.87%) SANS
8 61 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
9 49 (3.32%) GIAC
10 45 (3.05%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.64%) CEH
12 38 (2.57%) SSCP
13 35 (2.37%) CRISC
14 31 (2.10%) CCNA
14 31 (2.10%) CISMP
15 30 (2.03%) PCI QSA
16 28 (1.90%) CESG Certified Professional
16 28 (1.90%) ISEB
17 27 (1.83%) CLAS
18 25 (1.69%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (23.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 227 (15.37%) PCI DSS
3 70 (4.74%) GDPR
4 43 (2.91%) COBIT
5 36 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 29 (1.96%) QA
7 27 (1.83%) ISO27002
8 24 (1.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 24 (1.62%) SLA
9 23 (1.56%) PMO
10 19 (1.29%) RMADS
11 18 (1.22%) JSP 440
12 16 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
13 15 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
14 10 (0.68%) GMP
14 10 (0.68%) GxP
15 9 (0.61%) GAMP
15 9 (0.61%) GCP
15 9 (0.61%) ISO27005
16 7 (0.47%) ISO22301
System Software
1 92 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 49 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.08%) vSphere
4 14 (0.95%) Snort
5 12 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.68%) BitLocker
6 10 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.54%) RACF
8 5 (0.34%) Docker
9 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.20%) Firmware
11 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.14%) Xen
12 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.068%) Squid
12 1 (0.068%) vCloud
12 1 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
2 22 (1.49%) QRadar
3 18 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 18 (1.22%) Nessus
4 16 (1.08%) Nagios
4 16 (1.08%) Puppet
5 14 (0.95%) Nexpose
6 13 (0.88%) Ansible
7 12 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (0.74%) SCCM
9 7 (0.47%) CSIRT
9 7 (0.47%) Nmap
10 5 (0.34%) EnCase
10 5 (0.34%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.27%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.27%) Kibana
11 4 (0.27%) logstash
11 4 (0.27%) SCOM
11 4 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 196 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 111 (7.52%) Cisco
3 75 (5.08%) VMware
4 71 (4.81%) Splunk
5 69 (4.67%) Intel Security
6 53 (3.59%) Oracle
7 52 (3.52%) LogRhythm
8 51 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 35 (2.37%) Juniper
10 31 (2.10%) Qualys
10 31 (2.10%) Symantec
11 28 (1.90%) ArcSight
11 28 (1.90%) Sourcefire
12 26 (1.76%) SAP
13 25 (1.69%) Intel
14 24 (1.62%) F5
15 22 (1.49%) Dell
16 21 (1.42%) Red Hat
17 20 (1.35%) Adobe
18 19 (1.29%) IBM
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