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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 37 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 2 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.62% 1.39% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.96% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +106.25%
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
238 204 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 74.14% 70.83% 63.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 113 132
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 29
Average hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £22.30 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Qualys
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Security Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Information Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Risk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) User Stories
2 1 (12.50%) Cyber Security
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
1 1 (12.50%) Qualys
1 1 (12.50%) F5
1 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire
1 1 (12.50%) Perforce
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper