The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 East of England 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 136 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 13 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.40% 0.52% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.76% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Average daily rate £363 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £350 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £350 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.50 £17.71 £38.19
% change year-on-year
+185.14% -53.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2324 1582 2149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 72.15% 68.60% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1318 870 1066
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 120 198
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £41.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Information Security
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Essex -11 10 £375 +7.14%
Cambridgeshire -18 2 £333 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 1 £338 - 5
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Information Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 13 (52.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (32.00%) Firewall
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) ITIL
4 7 (28.00%) Citrix
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 7 (28.00%) COBIT
4 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.00%) MS Office
6 5 (20.00%) UNIX
6 5 (20.00%) IBM
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) CISSP
6 5 (20.00%) Quality Management
6 5 (20.00%) Information Security Management
6 5 (20.00%) Security Management
6 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
6 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (16.00%) iSeries
7 4 (16.00%) ISMS
7 4 (16.00%) Legal
7 4 (16.00%) AS400
7 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
7 4 (16.00%) SAN
7 4 (16.00%) Tivoli

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (4.00%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security
3 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) LAN
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.00%) LDAP
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) FTP
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Auditor
5 2 (8.00%) IT Auditor
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Compliance Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Information Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Audit Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Management Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) iSeries
2 4 (16.00%) AS400
3 1 (4.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
3 4 (16.00%) AIX
3 4 (16.00%) Solaris
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) zOS
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 5 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 5 (20.00%) Security Management
4 5 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.00%) ISMS
5 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (16.00%) Change Control
6 3 (12.00%) QMS
7 2 (8.00%) Workflow
7 2 (8.00%) Information Governance
7 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity Management
8 1 (4.00%) SIEM
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) PDCA
8 1 (4.00%) ERP
8 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) JCL
2 1 (4.00%) REXX
2 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.00%) GSEC
2 2 (8.00%) GIAC
2 2 (8.00%) CISM
2 2 (8.00%) SSCP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CISA
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (28.00%) COBIT
3 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) RACF
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Tivoli
1 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Control-M
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) IBM
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) BMC
4 4 (16.00%) NetApp
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 2 (8.00%) Qualys
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) F5
6 2 (8.00%) ScanSafe
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) TippingPoint