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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 13 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.06% 1.73% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.70% 2.34% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Average daily rate
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£572 £525 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £411
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +50.00%
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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
138 171 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 81.18% 74.03% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 109 64
Average daily rate £405 £450 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £560 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 13 (54.17%) Risk Management
2 11 (45.83%) CISSP
2 11 (45.83%) CISM
3 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (41.67%) PMP
3 10 (41.67%) PMI Certification
4 9 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (29.17%) GIAC
5 7 (29.17%) Change Management
6 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (25.00%) Human Factors
7 5 (20.83%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
7 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 3 (12.50%) Security Management
9 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
9 3 (12.50%) CISA
9 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
9 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Cryptography
9 3 (12.50%) Information Management
9 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (12.50%) PKI
9 3 (12.50%) Degree
9 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Consultant
1 7 (29.17%) Security Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Security Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Information Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Security Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Management Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Security
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (25.00%) Human Factors
3 3 (12.50%) Smart Meter
3 3 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (12.50%) SCADA
4 2 (8.33%) CESG
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Risk Management
2 10 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (29.17%) Change Management
5 6 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
6 5 (20.83%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (12.50%) Information Security Management
8 3 (12.50%) Security Management
8 3 (12.50%) Information Management
8 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 2 (8.33%) ISMS
9 2 (8.33%) Cyber Security
9 2 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
9 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) CISSP
1 11 (45.83%) CISM
2 10 (41.67%) PMP
2 10 (41.67%) PMI Certification
3 7 (29.17%) GIAC
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (12.50%) CISA
5 2 (8.33%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
2 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Symantec
1 2 (8.33%) McAfee