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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 15 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.74% 4.42% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 5.29% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
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£460 £425 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +60.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
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
130 189 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 68.42% 83.63% 71.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 122 106
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £540 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
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 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 8 (50.00%) CISSP
1 8 (50.00%) CISM
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) Legal
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 3 (18.75%) ISSAP
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
4 3 (18.75%) SABSA
5 2 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Head of Security
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Management Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) SCADA
2 1 (6.25%) Human Factors
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
1 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Cyber Security
3 3 (18.75%) SABSA
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) BPR
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CISSP
1 8 (50.00%) CISM
2 3 (18.75%) ISSAP
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) GIAC
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft