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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.84% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +129.16%
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
355 312 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.80% 79.59% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 194 91
Average daily rate £475 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £507 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +3.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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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 - 6 £500 -
Dunstable - - - -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (50.00%) CISSP
3 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) CISM
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) COBIT
6 3 (25.00%) ISSAP
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (25.00%) Database Security
6 3 (25.00%) SABSA
7 2 (16.67%) People Management
7 2 (16.67%) SIEM
7 2 (16.67%) GIAC
7 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 2 (16.67%) Data Security
7 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (16.67%) SSCP
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) CISMP
7 2 (16.67%) WSUS
7 2 (16.67%) CEH
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) VPN

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Information Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Security Solutions Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Information Risk Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Information Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Database Security
3 3 (25.00%) SABSA
4 2 (16.67%) People Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) SIEM
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Data Security
5 1 (8.33%) Security Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) CISM
3 3 (25.00%) ISSAP
4 2 (16.67%) CISMP
4 2 (16.67%) GIAC
4 2 (16.67%) CEH
4 2 (16.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (25.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft