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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 41 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.85% 0.27% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.35% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
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£444 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £51.00 £17.42
% change year-on-year
-61.76% +192.76%
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
279 286 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.81% 77.93% 62.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 175 108
Average daily rate £375 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.37 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) COBIT
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Websense
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
4 1 (11.11%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (11.11%) SABSA
4 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 1 (11.11%) PABX
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Information Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security Risk Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Information Risk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Implementation Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Data Security
1 2 (22.22%) Security Management
1 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
1 2 (22.22%) SIEM
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) SABSA
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection\Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SSCP
2 1 (11.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (22.22%) COBIT
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (22.22%) Websense
3 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) Qualys
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper