The first table below looks at the demand for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 44 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.37% 0.42% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.67% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +49.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £325 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £325 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-62.50% +84.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
416 149 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.25% 63.14% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 76 144
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -45.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.30 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Bedfordshire region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -12 5 £475 +46.15% 3
Bedford - - - - 1
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 5 (71.43%) Security Management
2 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MS Project
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
4 2 (28.57%) CISM
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) CISSP
4 2 (28.57%) Telnet
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (14.29%) OWASP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Telnet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Security Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Information Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Security Management
2 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
4 1 (14.29%) OWASP
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
1 2 (28.57%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft