The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 72 82 83
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.14% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.69% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £256 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.09% -31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £52.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +64.06%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1053 1154 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.48% 71.41% 64.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 599 424
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the East Midlands region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the East Midlands region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +23 7 £413 +3.12%
Northamptonshire -1 5 £308 +75.71% 1
Derbyshire +3 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - - - - 3
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
1 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (18.18%) ISMS
3 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 4 (18.18%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) CISSP
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (13.64%) Security Management
4 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
5 2 (9.09%) SIEM
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
5 2 (9.09%) IT Governance
5 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.09%) Banking
5 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (9.09%) CISM
5 2 (9.09%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) WAN

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) MPLS
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Security Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Security
3 2 (9.09%) Information Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Project Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Author
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) HPUX
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 4 (18.18%) ISMS
2 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Security Management
3 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (13.64%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
4 2 (9.09%) SIEM
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) IT Governance
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.55%) UML
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CISSP
2 2 (9.09%) CISM
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) PCI QSA
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) GIAC
3 1 (4.55%) ISSAP
3 1 (4.55%) ISSEP
3 1 (4.55%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Software AG
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) webMethods
2 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
2 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft