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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 24 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.38% 6.99% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 8.84% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Average daily rate £525 £572 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.21% +34.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%
Information Security
South East

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
118 147 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 79.73% 79.03% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 100 90
Average daily rate £363 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 16
Average hourly rate £44.00 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
1 3 (37.50%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) CCSP
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) BEA
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Vitria
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) iPlanet

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) iPlanet
2 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWare
1 1 (12.50%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Information Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Governance Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Information Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Principal Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Principal Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) CESG
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Identity Access Management
1 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) DoDAF
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) ISMS
3 1 (12.50%) MODAF
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) SABSA
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 1 (12.50%) CCSP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CISM
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) IISP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) BEA
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Vitria