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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 91 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 26 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.06% 0.62% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.84% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 2
Average daily rate
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£419 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% +10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +97.36%
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
1825 1911 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.43% 73.47% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1064 1080 830
Average daily rate £403 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 133 117
Average hourly rate £26.63 £29.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% -8.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.95 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 +7 9 £325 -10.34% 3
Norfolk - 8 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £450 - 3
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £425 +6.58% 3
Hertfordshire +4 1 - - 6
Suffolk - - - -
Information Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 20 (27.40%) CISSP
2 18 (24.66%) Firewall
2 18 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (24.66%) SIEM
3 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
4 16 (21.92%) Windows
5 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
6 14 (19.18%) PCI DSS
7 13 (17.81%) Network Security
7 13 (17.81%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
7 13 (17.81%) Linux
8 12 (16.44%) Finance
9 11 (15.07%) Cyber Security
10 10 (13.70%) Degree
10 10 (13.70%) CISM
10 10 (13.70%) Cisco
11 9 (12.33%) CISA
11 9 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (10.96%) CEH
12 8 (10.96%) Manufacturing
12 8 (10.96%) GIAC
12 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
12 8 (10.96%) ITIL
13 7 (9.59%) IBM
14 6 (8.22%) Sourcefire
14 6 (8.22%) CISMP
14 6 (8.22%) WSUS
14 6 (8.22%) SSCP
14 6 (8.22%) Check Point Certification

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
1 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) Firewall
2 13 (17.81%) Network Security
3 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.48%) DNS
4 4 (5.48%) DHCP
4 4 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.11%) Internet
5 3 (4.11%) Extranet
5 3 (4.11%) LDAP
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 3 (4.11%) VPN
6 2 (2.74%) IntruShield
6 2 (2.74%) SAN
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.37%) Wireless
7 1 (1.37%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.37%) SSL
7 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (2.74%) MS Access
2 1 (1.37%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.48%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Local Government
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Analyst
2 33 (45.21%) Security Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Information Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Security Manager
5 8 (10.96%) Information Manager
5 8 (10.96%) Information Security Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Security Specialist
6 7 (9.59%) Testing Specialist
7 6 (8.22%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) IT Security Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Security Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Security Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Information Security Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Flash
2 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.74%) AS400
2 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.74%) iSeries
2 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.37%) RMADS
3 1 (1.37%) DTV
3 1 (1.37%) CESG
3 1 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.37%) PKI
3 1 (1.37%) SCADA
3 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) Linux
3 6 (8.22%) UNIX
4 3 (4.11%) Solaris
5 2 (2.74%) AIX
5 2 (2.74%) HPUX
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.37%) Android
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) SIEM
2 17 (23.29%) Risk Management
3 13 (17.81%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (15.07%) Cyber Security
5 9 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (10.96%) ITIL
7 6 (8.22%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.85%) Project Management
8 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.85%) Data Security
8 5 (6.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (6.85%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.85%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (4.11%) Security Management
10 3 (4.11%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) Java
1 2 (2.74%) SQL
1 2 (2.74%) Python
2 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.37%) C
2 1 (1.37%) C#
2 1 (1.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) CISSP
2 10 (13.70%) CISM
2 10 (13.70%) Degree
3 9 (12.33%) CISA
4 8 (10.96%) GIAC
4 8 (10.96%) CEH
5 6 (8.22%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (8.22%) SSCP
5 6 (8.22%) CISMP
6 3 (4.11%) CRISC
6 3 (4.11%) ISSAP
7 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.74%) PCI QSA
7 2 (2.74%) ISEB
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) VCP4
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (19.18%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.48%) COBIT
4 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.37%) SLA
5 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.37%) TickIT
5 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) WSUS
2 5 (6.85%) Nessus
3 3 (4.11%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.37%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.70%) Cisco
3 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
4 7 (9.59%) IBM
5 6 (8.22%) Sourcefire
6 5 (6.85%) Qualys
6 5 (6.85%) Splunk
6 5 (6.85%) HP
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle
7 4 (5.48%) NetIQ
7 4 (5.48%) Sophos
7 4 (5.48%) ArcSight
7 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.48%) VMware
7 4 (5.48%) Rapid7
8 3 (4.11%) Tripwire
8 3 (4.11%) LogRhythm
8 3 (4.11%) Altiris
8 3 (4.11%) F5
8 3 (4.11%) Websense
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