The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 42 36 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.53% 2.05% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 3.54% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £333 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £17.71 £38.19
% change year-on-year
+185.14% -53.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
273 226 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.99% 57.80% 64.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 99 156
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 32
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Information Security
Cambridgeshire

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (60.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Information Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Compliance Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ISMS
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Management
2 2 (40.00%) QMS
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) PDCA
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
1 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix