The median contractor rate for an Information Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Specialist
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 625 631
Rank change year-on-year +29 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 14 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.048% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.051% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £424 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £503 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Information Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Specialist over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Specialist in the UK

Information Specialist
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +24 13 £475 +5.55% 7
UK excluding London +26 11 £475 +5.55% 6
South East +23 7 £550 +22.22% 1
North of England +56 3 £475 -9.52% 2
London +11 3 £405 -13.82% 2
Scotland - 1 £500 -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Information Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Specialist in the job title.

1 20 (66.67%) Information Security
2 15 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 14 (46.67%) Finance
4 12 (40.00%) Firewall
5 10 (33.33%) Unix
6 9 (30.00%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (23.33%) VPN
7 7 (23.33%) SSL
7 7 (23.33%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (23.33%) Wireless
7 7 (23.33%) Internet
7 7 (23.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 7 (23.33%) 802.1X
7 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 7 (23.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 7 (23.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.00%) Nexpose
8 6 (20.00%) FireEye
8 6 (20.00%) Rapid7
8 6 (20.00%) LogRhythm
8 6 (20.00%) TippingPoint
8 6 (20.00%) PCI DSS
8 6 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (20.00%) F5
8 6 (20.00%) ArcSight
8 6 (20.00%) GFI Software
8 6 (20.00%) Symantec

Information Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) Internet
2 7 (23.33%) SSL
2 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (23.33%) VPN
2 7 (23.33%) Wireless
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (13.33%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Unix
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (23.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 7 (23.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 7 (23.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 7 (23.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.33%) Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
8 2 (6.67%) Data Management
8 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.67%) Security Management
8 2 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) PCI QSA
2 3 (10.00%) CISA
2 3 (10.00%) CISM
2 3 (10.00%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.33%) GDPR
3 1 (3.33%) GPG13
3 1 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.33%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Nexpose
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) MicroStrategy
2 6 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) F5
2 6 (20.00%) FireEye
2 6 (20.00%) GFI Software
2 6 (20.00%) Juniper
2 6 (20.00%) LogRhythm
2 6 (20.00%) McAfee
2 6 (20.00%) Progress
2 6 (20.00%) Rapid7
2 6 (20.00%) Sourcefire
2 6 (20.00%) Symantec
2 6 (20.00%) TippingPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Avaloq
3 1 (3.33%) Informatica
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle