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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 36 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.52% 0.30% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.44% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£350 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
Information Security
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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
255 228 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.27% 69.30% 66.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 110 153
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 41
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) System Testing
3 1 (16.67%) DTV
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Perforce
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Information Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) DTV
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Perforce
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SAP