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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 7 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 27 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.67% 0.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.36% 0.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%
Information Security
Bedfordshire

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
165 147 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.67% 87.50% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 118 64
Average daily rate £438 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 17 (48.57%) Security Operations
2 15 (42.86%) CISSP
3 14 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 13 (37.14%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (34.29%) Security Management
6 11 (31.43%) PCI DSS
7 10 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 10 (28.57%) COBIT
8 7 (20.00%) Legal
8 7 (20.00%) Network Security
9 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
9 6 (17.14%) Retail
10 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (14.29%) Cryptography
11 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
11 4 (11.43%) Security Architecture
12 3 (8.57%) SIEM
12 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (8.57%) PCI QSA
12 3 (8.57%) People Management
12 3 (8.57%) Performance Metrics
12 3 (8.57%) Change Management
12 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
13 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
13 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (5.71%) CRM

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
General
1 7 (20.00%) Legal
2 6 (17.14%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Analyst
2 17 (48.57%) Security Analyst
3 15 (42.86%) Information Analyst
3 15 (42.86%) Information Security Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) Architect
4 8 (22.86%) Security Architect
5 6 (17.14%) Information Architect
5 6 (17.14%) Information Security Architect
6 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Incident Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Compliance Officer
8 2 (5.71%) Information Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) CISSP Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Information Officer
9 1 (2.86%) Security Compliance Officer
9 1 (2.86%) SIEM Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Web Information Architect
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Android
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Security Operations
2 14 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (34.29%) Security Management
4 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
6 4 (11.43%) Security Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (8.57%) People Management
7 3 (8.57%) SIEM
7 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (5.71%) CRM
8 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.71%) Information Security Governance
8 2 (5.71%) ITIL
8 2 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) CISSP
2 3 (8.57%) PCI QSA
3 2 (5.71%) CISM
4 1 (2.86%) CISA
4 1 (2.86%) CRISC
4 1 (2.86%) ISSMP
4 1 (2.86%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (31.43%) PCI DSS
2 10 (28.57%) COBIT
3 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.86%) ISO27002
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco
1 1 (2.86%) Citrix
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
1 1 (2.86%) VMware