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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 115 107 128
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +21
Contract jobs citing Information Security 28 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.90% 0.78% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.11% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £292 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £439 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +86.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +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
2339 1713 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.23% 70.76% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 906 1073
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 114 221
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £42.50
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 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 20 August 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
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 20 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
Essex +5 12 £375 +7.29% 1
Hertfordshire -11 6 £675 +68.75% 2
Bedfordshire -15 5 £475 +46.15% 2
Suffolk - 3 £375 -
Cambridgeshire -15 2 £388 -3.42% 4
Norfolk - - - - 1
Information Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) CISSP
3 9 (23.68%) Firewall
3 9 (23.68%) Security Management
3 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (18.42%) Windows
5 6 (15.79%) Cisco
5 6 (15.79%) CISM
5 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Degree
5 6 (15.79%) Network Security
5 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (13.16%) Business Continuity
6 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
6 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
7 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
7 4 (10.53%) Information Security Management
7 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.53%) Legal
7 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.53%) VMware
8 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
8 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.89%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) Network Security
3 3 (7.89%) LAN
3 3 (7.89%) WAN
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 2 (5.26%) Telnet
5 1 (2.63%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) HTTP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) QADirector
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Security Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Security Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Security Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Information Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Security Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) IT Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) SOAP
2 2 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Security Management
2 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (13.16%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.53%) Information Security Management
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (10.53%) Operations Management
5 3 (7.89%) Information Governance
5 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
5 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Use Case
5 3 (7.89%) Security Testing
5 3 (7.89%) CRM
5 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) C#
1 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) CISSP
2 6 (15.79%) CISM
2 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (5.26%) CISA
4 1 (2.63%) GIAC
4 1 (2.63%) CEH
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.63%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Qualys
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) ScanSafe
3 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) TippingPoint
5 1 (2.63%) Progress
5 1 (2.63%) Symantec
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee