The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 42 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.47% 0.72% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.94% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 12
Average daily rate
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£675 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
Information Security
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
339 212 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.89% 76.26% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 131 149
Average daily rate £425 £370 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £12.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 5 £688 - 1
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 10 (76.92%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
2 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
3 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
3 4 (30.77%) Security Management
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) MS Project
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) SABSA
4 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) ISSAP
4 3 (23.08%) COBIT
4 3 (23.08%) Database Security
4 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (15.38%) People Management
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) CISM
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (23.08%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
1 5 (38.46%) Security Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Information Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Account Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) E-Commerce
2 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (30.77%) Security Management
3 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) SABSA
4 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Network Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Database Security
4 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (15.38%) People Management
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) ISSAP
3 2 (15.38%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (23.08%) COBIT
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix