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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 78 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.59% 1.04% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.38% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
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£550 £413 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £400 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £485 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £411
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +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
927 800 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.57% 75.83% 73.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 438 293
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £258 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 42
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.99 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.73% -11.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £14.23 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 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
Milton Keynes +2 7 £550 +12.76% 4
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (27.78%) CISM
3 5 (27.78%) Data Security
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) CISSP
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) COBIT
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
5 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 3 (16.67%) SABSA
5 3 (16.67%) SCADA
5 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) SOAP
5 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.11%) CISA
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) GSEC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) German Language
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Security Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Security Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Information Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Security Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Information Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Management Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Risk Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) SCADA
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Data Security
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 3 (16.67%) SABSA
4 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) BCP
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CISSP
1 5 (27.78%) CISM
2 2 (11.11%) GSEC
2 2 (11.11%) CISA
2 2 (11.11%) CISMP
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CSSLP
2 2 (11.11%) GCED
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (22.22%) COBIT
2 4 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) VMware