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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 30 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 2.84% 1.30% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 1.69% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
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£688 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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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
152 59 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 86.36% 76.62% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 42 51
Average daily rate £475 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £11.75 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £14.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £41.75 £45.80
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) ISSAP
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) Security Management
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) COBIT
3 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Database Security
3 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) SABSA
3 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (25.00%) People Management
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) MS Project
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless Security
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Security Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Account Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Security Management
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Database Security
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) SABSA
2 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (25.00%) People Management
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISSAP
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) COBIT
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft