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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 45 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.25% 0.36% 3.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.53% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
430 189 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.58% 68.23% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 90 168
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £43.72 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £14.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 -16 3 £475 +46.15%
Bedford - - - -
Information Security
East of England

Information Security
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Security Management
3 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) MS Project
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) CISM
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) CISSP
5 2 (22.22%) Telnet
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) OWASP
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) CISA
6 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (33.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Telnet
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Services Manager
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Manager
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Information Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Security Management
3 4 (44.44%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) OWASP
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISM
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix