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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 28 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.36% 1.39% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 1.58% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 1
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£489 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -14.28%
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
304 444 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.55% 88.27% 64.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 314 75
Average daily rate £425 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.92% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
Bedford - 6 £489 - 1
Luton +12 3 £363 -23.68% 1
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) CISSP
1 13 (61.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (57.14%) Security Management
3 10 (47.62%) CISM
3 10 (47.62%) Information Security Management
4 8 (38.10%) Security Testing
4 8 (38.10%) ISMS
5 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
5 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (14.29%) Firewall
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Finance
8 2 (9.52%) Legal
8 2 (9.52%) Publishing
8 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) Data Security
8 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
8 2 (9.52%) Cyber Security

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Legal
1 2 (9.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Security Manager
2 8 (38.10%) IT Security Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Information Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Security Management
2 10 (47.62%) Information Security Management
3 8 (38.10%) Security Testing
3 8 (38.10%) ISMS
4 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) Data Security
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) Cyber Security
7 2 (9.52%) Line Management
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) CISSP
2 10 (47.62%) CISM
3 1 (4.76%) GIAC
3 1 (4.76%) ISSMP
3 1 (4.76%) MBCS
3 1 (4.76%) CRISC
3 1 (4.76%) ISACA
3 1 (4.76%) PMP
3 1 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (23.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix
1 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
1 1 (4.76%) VMware
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