The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 39 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.03% 0.55% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 0.74% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £333 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
Information Security
Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
251 269 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.75% 73.70% 61.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 157 111
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Malware Detection\Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Websense
3 2 (16.67%) Data Security
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 2 (16.67%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (8.33%) Lync
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) PABX
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (8.33%) PABX
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Information Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Information Risk Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Malware Detection\Protection
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Data Security
2 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) SSCP
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Websense
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (8.33%) Qualys
3 1 (8.33%) Perforce