The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 50 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 24 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.46% 0.61% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 0.77% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate £450 £438 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £515 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.39 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
Information Security
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
794 908 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.35% 78.48% 76.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 465 424
Average daily rate £390 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Buckinghamshire region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Milton Keynes +23 20 £450 +28.57% 3
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 21 (42.00%) Incident Management
3 18 (36.00%) Management Information System
4 17 (34.00%) Firewall
5 15 (30.00%) Windows
6 14 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (26.00%) Migration
8 12 (24.00%) AppSense
8 12 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (22.00%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (20.00%) IBM
10 10 (20.00%) McAfee
10 10 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (20.00%) Web Filtering
11 9 (18.00%) Security Patching
11 9 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (18.00%) CISSP
12 8 (16.00%) VB
12 8 (16.00%) Data Security
12 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
12 8 (16.00%) PCI DSS
13 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
14 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
14 6 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (12.00%) SIEM
14 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
15 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 3 (6.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MoSes
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) Firewall
2 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Analyst
2 24 (48.00%) Security Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Security Manager
4 7 (14.00%) Security Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) IT Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Information Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Security Risk Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) CISSP Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) SIEM Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) SOX Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 13 (26.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Incident Management
2 14 (28.00%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (26.00%) Migration
4 11 (22.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (22.00%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Web Filtering
6 9 (18.00%) Security Patching
6 9 (18.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (16.00%) Data Security
7 8 (16.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.00%) SIEM
9 5 (10.00%) ITIL
9 5 (10.00%) Security Architecture
9 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
10 4 (8.00%) Security Testing
11 3 (6.00%) Change Management
11 3 (6.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) VB
2 2 (4.00%) C#
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) Python
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) CISSP
2 3 (6.00%) CEH
2 3 (6.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (6.00%) CLAS
2 3 (6.00%) IISP
2 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) CISM
3 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) GCIA
3 2 (4.00%) GCIH
3 2 (4.00%) GIAC
3 2 (4.00%) HNC
3 2 (4.00%) HND
4 1 (2.00%) CCIE
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (16.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (6.00%) ISO27002
4 3 (6.00%) RMADS
5 2 (4.00%) COBIT
5 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
5 2 (4.00%) QA
6 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) AppSense
2 10 (20.00%) IBM
2 10 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) Splunk
4 1 (2.00%) Aruba
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.00%) GFI Software
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) Remedy
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec
4 1 (2.00%) VMware