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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 14 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.21% 0.52% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 0.69% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£572 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.58% +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +63.63%
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
141 145 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.66% 75.92% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 83 62
Average daily rate £425 £460 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +6.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £600 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £19.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +113.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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 12 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 10 (41.67%) CISM
2 10 (41.67%) CISSP
2 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (37.50%) PMP
3 9 (37.50%) PMI Certification
3 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) GIAC
4 6 (25.00%) Change Management
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Human Factors
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 4 (16.67%) Information Management
6 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) PKI
6 4 (16.67%) Smart Meter
6 4 (16.67%) Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) CISA
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.50%) Symantec

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Information Security Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) Head of Security
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Human Factors
3 4 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 4 (16.67%) PKI
3 4 (16.67%) Smart Meter
4 3 (12.50%) SCADA
5 2 (8.33%) CESG
6 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 10 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) Change Management
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Information Management
6 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (12.50%) ISMS
8 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
8 2 (8.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CISM
1 10 (41.67%) CISSP
2 9 (37.50%) PMP
2 9 (37.50%) PMI Certification
3 6 (25.00%) GIAC
4 4 (16.67%) CISA
5 3 (12.50%) CRISC
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) COBIT
3 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Symantec
1 3 (12.50%) McAfee
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft