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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 72 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.57% 1.28% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.70% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.18% +5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +87.50%
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
892 823 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.17% 75.44% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 429 349
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 41
Average hourly rate £16.32 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.46% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £44.97 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 20 August 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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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 +1 7 £225 -39.18% 2
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) CISA
2 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (29.41%) Cyber Security
3 4 (23.53%) SIEM
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (23.53%) Data Security
3 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (23.53%) COBIT
3 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
4 3 (17.65%) VB
4 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) CISSP
5 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.88%) Learning Management System
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Visio
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Redmine
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
1 8 (47.06%) Security Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Process Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Junior
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Business Architect
3 3 (17.65%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Solution Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Information Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) VLE
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Cyber Security
2 4 (23.53%) SIEM
2 4 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Data Security
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CISA
2 2 (11.76%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (23.53%) COBIT
2 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 4 (23.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk