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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 87 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 45 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.59% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.48% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 3 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £276 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £370 £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 £26.75 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.88% +25.00%
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
2143 1679 1881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.64% 68.95% 66.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 923 1034
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 163 178
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +4 14 £513 - 2
Hertfordshire +10 9 £500 +29.03%
Cambridgeshire -3 9 £363 +20.83% 2
Suffolk - 8 £375 -
Bedfordshire -13 6 £675 +150.00% 4
Information Security
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (24.68%) Risk Management
2 17 (22.08%) CISSP
3 15 (19.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (18.18%) Windows
5 13 (16.88%) Firewall
6 12 (15.58%) Cisco
7 11 (14.29%) CISM
7 11 (14.29%) Finance
7 11 (14.29%) Degree
7 11 (14.29%) Network Security
8 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
9 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
9 9 (11.69%) Check Point Certification
9 9 (11.69%) Linux
9 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
9 9 (11.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (11.69%) Cyber Security
9 9 (11.69%) PCI DSS
10 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
10 8 (10.39%) ITIL
11 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
11 7 (9.09%) CISA
11 7 (9.09%) Legal
11 7 (9.09%) Manufacturing
11 7 (9.09%) SIEM
11 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (9.09%) Data Protection
12 6 (7.79%) Security Management
12 6 (7.79%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (5.19%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.88%) Firewall
2 11 (14.29%) Network Security
3 4 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (5.19%) VPN
4 3 (3.90%) Internet
4 3 (3.90%) Extranet
4 3 (3.90%) DNS
4 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.90%) LDAP
4 3 (3.90%) DHCP
4 3 (3.90%) WAN
5 2 (2.60%) IntruShield
6 1 (1.30%) SSL
6 1 (1.30%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) HTTP
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) MS Access
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Legal
2 7 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
6 1 (1.30%) Law
6 1 (1.30%) Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Analyst
2 19 (24.68%) Security Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Testing Specialist
3 10 (12.99%) Information Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Security Specialist
3 10 (12.99%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Consultant
5 8 (10.39%) Security Manager
6 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.79%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Information Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Security Project Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Information Security Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Security Architect
10 2 (2.60%) Service Continuity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.30%) Flash
2 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 1 (1.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.19%) SCADA
3 3 (3.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.60%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.30%) DTV
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) AS400
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.30%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.30%) RMADS
5 1 (1.30%) iSeries
5 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Linux
3 3 (3.90%) UNIX
4 1 (1.30%) AIX
4 1 (1.30%) HPUX
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Risk Management
2 14 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
3 9 (11.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (11.69%) Cyber Security
4 8 (10.39%) ITIL
5 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.09%) SIEM
5 7 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 6 (7.79%) Security Management
6 6 (7.79%) Business Continuity
6 6 (7.79%) Project Management
7 5 (6.49%) Security Architecture
7 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.19%) Operations Management
8 4 (5.19%) Security Testing
8 4 (5.19%) Supplier Management
8 4 (5.19%) Information Assurance
8 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.60%) C#
1 2 (2.60%) Java
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) C++
2 1 (1.30%) C
2 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) CISSP
2 11 (14.29%) CISM
2 11 (14.29%) Degree
3 9 (11.69%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (9.09%) CISA
5 3 (3.90%) CRISC
5 3 (3.90%) ISSAP
6 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.60%) CEH
6 2 (2.60%) GIAC
6 2 (2.60%) ISEB
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CCNP
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.69%) PCI DSS
3 5 (6.49%) COBIT
4 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.30%) ISO 9000
5 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.30%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Nessus
2 2 (2.60%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.30%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Cisco
2 10 (12.99%) CheckPoint
3 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.49%) IBM
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 3 (3.90%) NetIQ
5 3 (3.90%) HP
5 3 (3.90%) Rapid7
5 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.90%) Splunk
5 3 (3.90%) ArcSight
5 3 (3.90%) Qualys
6 2 (2.60%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.60%) Tripwire
6 2 (2.60%) Altiris
6 2 (2.60%) F5
6 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 2 (2.60%) Symantec
6 2 (2.60%) McAfee
7 1 (1.30%) BMC