The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 22 34 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.89% 1.84% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.00% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£363 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -14.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 200 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 79.87% 92.17% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 157 32
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £24.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Luton region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) MBCS
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ISSMP
5 1 (11.11%) COBIT
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (11.11%) CRISC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Security Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 2 (22.22%) CISM
3 1 (11.11%) ISSMP
3 1 (11.11%) MBCS
3 1 (11.11%) CRISC
3 1 (11.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix
1 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
1 1 (11.11%) VMware
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