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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 25 10 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +35
Contract jobs citing Information Security 8 35 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.00% 10.74% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 12.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 1
Median daily rate £475 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +96.26%

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
227 286 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.02% 87.73% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 198 240
Median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 32 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +171.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Luton -7 4 £475 +10.14% 3
Bedford -6 1 £300 - 1
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
1 10 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 9 (40.91%) PCI DSS
2 9 (40.91%) CISSP
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco
3 8 (36.36%) Nessus
3 8 (36.36%) Network Security
3 8 (36.36%) Splunk
3 8 (36.36%) ArcSight
3 8 (36.36%) LogLogic
3 8 (36.36%) SIEM
3 8 (36.36%) LogRhythm
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (31.82%) tcpdump
4 7 (31.82%) Spanning Tree
4 7 (31.82%) Wireshark
4 7 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
4 7 (31.82%) CCNP
4 7 (31.82%) LAN
4 7 (31.82%) WAN
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (31.82%) Juniper
4 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
5 6 (27.27%) OSPF
5 6 (27.27%) BGP
5 6 (27.27%) Tripwire
5 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) Network Security
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (31.82%) LAN
3 7 (31.82%) Spanning Tree
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (31.82%) tcpdump
3 7 (31.82%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) Wireshark
4 6 (27.27%) BGP
4 6 (27.27%) OSPF
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Consultant
1 8 (36.36%) Security Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Information Security Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Security Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Information Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Information Security Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Security Technical Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Security Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 2 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Security Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Service Transition Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Transition Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 8 (36.36%) SIEM
3 7 (31.82%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 6 (27.27%) Network Management
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) ITSM
7 2 (9.09%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) People Management
7 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) R
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
2 7 (31.82%) CCNP
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.09%) COBIT
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) ArcSight
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco
1 8 (36.36%) LogLogic
1 8 (36.36%) LogRhythm
1 8 (36.36%) Splunk
2 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
2 7 (31.82%) Fortinet
2 7 (31.82%) Juniper
3 6 (27.27%) F5
3 6 (27.27%) Tripwire
4 2 (9.09%) Intel
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Trustwave