Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 852 845
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Information Specialist 38 39 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.039% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 38
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.37% +14.06%
10th Percentile £326 £332 £405
90th Percentile £719 £551 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 6 months to 23 November 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 12 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 6 months to 23 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
England +18 35 £475 +5.56% 3
UK excluding London +31 24 £488 +8.33% 1
London -11 14 £470 - 2
North of England +60 12 £475 +5.56% 1
Yorkshire +21 11 £488 +4.00%
South East +3 4 £675 +63.64%
Scotland +1 3 £388 -3.13%
East of England -20 2 £475 +15.15%
South West - 2 £475 -
Midlands +24 1 - -
North East - 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

Information Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 32 (84.21%) Information Security
2 16 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 16 (42.11%) CISSP
3 14 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 14 (36.84%) Finance
3 14 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (36.84%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (28.95%) Firewall
5 9 (23.68%) CISM
5 9 (23.68%) CEH
5 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
6 8 (21.05%) CRISC
6 8 (21.05%) Internet
6 8 (21.05%) Symantec
7 7 (18.42%) Windows
7 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (15.79%) Banking
8 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
8 6 (15.79%) Network Security
8 6 (15.79%) FireEye
8 6 (15.79%) Remediation Plan
9 5 (13.16%) Security Operations
9 5 (13.16%) Data Loss Prevention
9 5 (13.16%) Investment Management
9 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (13.16%) Unix
9 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.16%) CISA
10 4 (10.53%) Law
10 4 (10.53%) Wireless

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) assyst
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) Internet
3 6 (15.79%) Network Security
4 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.53%) Wireless
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.89%) Intranet
6 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.89%) SSL
6 3 (7.89%) VPN
7 2 (5.26%) DNS
8 1 (2.63%) LAN
8 1 (2.63%) NAS
8 1 (2.63%) SAN
8 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) DataStage
2 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.63%) MS Access
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) FMCG
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (84.21%) Information Security
2 14 (36.84%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
4 6 (15.79%) Remediation Plan
5 5 (13.16%) Data Loss Prevention
5 5 (13.16%) Investment Management
5 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) Security Operations
6 4 (10.53%) ISMS
6 4 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (10.53%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (7.89%) Data Privacy
7 3 (7.89%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 3 (7.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
1 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
1 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) CISSP
2 9 (23.68%) CEH
2 9 (23.68%) CISM
3 8 (21.05%) CRISC
4 5 (13.16%) CISA
5 4 (10.53%) Degree
6 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
7 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (5.26%) IISP
7 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.63%) CLAS
8 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) ISACA
8 1 (2.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (2.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (2.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (23.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (7.89%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
3 3 (7.89%) GDPR
4 2 (5.26%) COBIT
5 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (2.63%) PMO
5 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Nexpose
2 2 (5.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Symantec
2 6 (15.79%) FireEye
3 4 (10.53%) LogRhythm
4 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
4 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) F5
4 3 (7.89%) GFI Software
4 3 (7.89%) Juniper
4 3 (7.89%) McAfee
4 3 (7.89%) Rapid7
4 3 (7.89%) Sourcefire
4 3 (7.89%) TippingPoint
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) Varonis
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk