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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 39 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.61% 1.92% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.49% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%
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
314 241 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.18% 77.00% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 151 103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) JUnit
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) OO
1 4 (40.00%) IntelliJ
1 4 (40.00%) XML Schema
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
1 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) TDD
1 4 (40.00%) Spring
1 4 (40.00%) Maven
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) JSON
1 4 (40.00%) BPMN
1 4 (40.00%) Groovy
1 4 (40.00%) JPA
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 4 (40.00%) Mercurial
1 4 (40.00%) Scala
1 4 (40.00%) HTML5
1 4 (40.00%) Mockito
1 4 (40.00%) BDD

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) IntelliJ
1 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (40.00%) JUnit
1 4 (40.00%) Maven
1 4 (40.00%) Mercurial
1 4 (40.00%) Mockito
1 4 (40.00%) WebStorm
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Information Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) HTML5
1 4 (40.00%) JPA
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) JSON
1 4 (40.00%) REST
1 4 (40.00%) Spring
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) BDD
1 4 (40.00%) BPMN
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
1 4 (40.00%) OO
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
1 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) ArchiMate
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Groovy
1 4 (40.00%) Java
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) Scala
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (10.00%) COSO
3 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (10.00%) ISO22301
3 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sophos