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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 75 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.56% 1.38% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £294 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.78 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+46.21% +92.35%
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
948 729 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.24% 71.68% 72.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 375 318
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 55
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.88 £15.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.48 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £63.55 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 -10 5 £500 +90.47% 3
High Wycombe - 2 £475 - 3
Marlow - - - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (42.86%) Data Security
1 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 5 (35.71%) Security Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Cyber Security
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (28.57%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) VB
4 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (21.43%) CISA
4 3 (21.43%) CISM
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) GCED
5 2 (14.29%) CSSLP
5 2 (14.29%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) GSEC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
1 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) Redmine
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Security Consultant
3 4 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (21.43%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Management Consultant
5 2 (14.29%) Junior
5 2 (14.29%) Information Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Business Solution Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Security Advisor
6 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Business Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Data Security
2 5 (35.71%) Security Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Cyber Security
3 4 (28.57%) SIEM
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
1 3 (21.43%) CISA
1 3 (21.43%) CISM
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) CSSLP
2 2 (14.29%) GCED
2 2 (14.29%) GSEC
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (14.29%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec
1 1 (7.14%) Splunk
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