The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 14 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.78% 4.91% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.55% 5.95% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Average daily rate
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£460 £433 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.35% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £563 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £17.42
% change year-on-year
-60.78% +192.76%
Information Security
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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 Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
117 185 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 67.63% 82.59% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 109 96
Average daily rate £387 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

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

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 14 (66.67%) CISSP
1 14 (66.67%) CISM
2 10 (47.62%) Risk Management
3 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (38.10%) PMP
4 8 (38.10%) PMI Certification
4 8 (38.10%) Project Management
5 7 (33.33%) GIAC
5 7 (33.33%) Change Management
6 6 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (28.57%) Degree
6 6 (28.57%) Human Factors
6 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
7 4 (19.05%) IIS
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 3 (14.29%) SABSA
8 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 3 (14.29%) ISSAP
9 2 (9.52%) IT Asset Management
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (9.52%) IBM
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 2 (9.52%) C

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Security Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Information Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (28.57%) Human Factors
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) CESG
3 1 (4.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Risk Management
2 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Change Management
5 6 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
7 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security
7 3 (14.29%) SABSA
8 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.52%) IT Asset Management
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.76%) BPR
9 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
9 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) CISSP
1 14 (66.67%) CISM
2 8 (38.10%) PMP
2 8 (38.10%) PMI Certification
3 7 (33.33%) GIAC
4 6 (28.57%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) ISSAP
6 1 (4.76%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle
1 2 (9.52%) SAP
1 2 (9.52%) IBM
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft