The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 88 124 113
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 54 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.89% 0.20% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 0.30% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 1 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £270 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -29.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £270 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £270 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £48.75 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 - £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2194 1687 2030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.61% 68.77% 67.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 905 1100
Average daily rate £413 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 155 186
Average hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Information Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
Hertfordshire +7 15 £500 - 2
Essex +4 13 £500 - 3
Suffolk - 11 £375 -
Bedfordshire -7 8 £650 +140.74% 2
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £356 - 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 19 (23.17%) CISSP
2 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
3 15 (18.29%) Firewall
3 15 (18.29%) Windows
3 15 (18.29%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (18.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (15.85%) Cisco
4 13 (15.85%) Finance
5 12 (14.63%) CISM
5 12 (14.63%) Degree
5 12 (14.63%) Network Security
6 10 (12.20%) PCI DSS
6 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
6 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
7 9 (10.98%) Check Point Certification
7 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
7 9 (10.98%) Security Management
7 9 (10.98%) Cyber Security
8 8 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
8 8 (9.76%) CISA
8 8 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
8 8 (9.76%) Linux
9 7 (8.54%) ITIL
9 7 (8.54%) Project Management
9 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
9 7 (8.54%) SIEM
9 7 (8.54%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Project
3 2 (2.44%) MS Office
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) Firewall
2 12 (14.63%) Network Security
3 4 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.88%) WAN
3 4 (4.88%) VPN
4 3 (3.66%) DNS
4 3 (3.66%) Internet
4 3 (3.66%) Extranet
4 3 (3.66%) DHCP
4 3 (3.66%) LDAP
4 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.44%) IntruShield
5 2 (2.44%) LAN
6 1 (1.22%) HTTP
6 1 (1.22%) SSL
6 1 (1.22%) Wireless
6 1 (1.22%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
1 1 (1.22%) QADirector
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.32%) Legal
4 4 (4.88%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.44%) Electronics
5 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Billing
6 1 (1.22%) Local Government
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Analyst
2 21 (25.61%) Security Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Security Manager
4 10 (12.20%) Information Security Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Testing Specialist
4 10 (12.20%) Information Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Security Specialist
5 9 (10.98%) Consultant
6 7 (8.54%) Project Manager
6 7 (8.54%) Information Manager
7 6 (7.32%) Security Consultant
7 6 (7.32%) Information Security Manager
7 6 (7.32%) Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Security Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.22%) WCF
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (1.22%) REST
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.88%) SCADA
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) PKI
4 2 (2.44%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.44%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.22%) RMADS
5 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.22%) CESG
5 1 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 8 (9.76%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) UNIX
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Risk Management
2 15 (18.29%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (12.20%) E-Commerce
4 9 (10.98%) Security Management
4 9 (10.98%) Cyber Security
5 8 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 8 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.54%) Project Management
6 7 (8.54%) ITIL
6 7 (8.54%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.54%) SIEM
6 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.32%) Business Continuity
8 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.10%) Information Security Management
8 5 (6.10%) Security Testing
9 4 (4.88%) Operations Management
9 4 (4.88%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) Java
2 2 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (1.22%) C++
3 1 (1.22%) Python
3 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (23.17%) CISSP
2 12 (14.63%) CISM
2 12 (14.63%) Degree
3 9 (10.98%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (9.76%) CISA
5 3 (3.66%) GIAC
5 3 (3.66%) ISSAP
5 3 (3.66%) CRISC
6 2 (2.44%) ISEB
6 2 (2.44%) CEH
6 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) CSSLP
7 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (12.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.10%) COBIT
4 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.22%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.22%) TickIT
5 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Nessus
2 2 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.22%) WebInspect
3 1 (1.22%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Cisco
2 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.10%) Qualys
5 4 (4.88%) HP
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
5 4 (4.88%) IBM
5 4 (4.88%) VMware
6 3 (3.66%) NetIQ
6 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.66%) Splunk
6 3 (3.66%) ArcSight
6 3 (3.66%) Rapid7
7 2 (2.44%) ScanSafe
7 2 (2.44%) F5
7 2 (2.44%) Symantec
7 2 (2.44%) McAfee
7 2 (2.44%) Altiris
7 2 (2.44%) Tripwire
7 2 (2.44%) Sourcefire