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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 13 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 14 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.18% 0.46% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.27% 0.60% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£549 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.05% +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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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
151 166 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 77.44% 76.85% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 107 83
Average daily rate £420 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £570 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £30.25 £42.50 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.82% +105.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £19.50 £18.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 2014, 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 10 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 9 (40.91%) Vulnerability Management
2 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
3 8 (36.36%) CISM
3 8 (36.36%) CISSP
3 8 (36.36%) PMP
3 8 (36.36%) PMI Certification
4 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
5 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
5 6 (27.27%) PCI DSS
6 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
6 5 (22.73%) Change Management
6 5 (22.73%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) GIAC
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (18.18%) Security Management
7 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
7 4 (18.18%) Smart Meter
7 4 (18.18%) Cryptography
7 4 (18.18%) Information Management
7 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (18.18%) PKI
7 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (18.18%) Human Factors
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
8 3 (13.64%) ISMS
8 3 (13.64%) SCADA
8 3 (13.64%) Degree

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 (4.55%) VPN
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Security Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Security Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Information Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Human Factors
2 4 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 4 (18.18%) Cryptography
2 4 (18.18%) PKI
2 4 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (13.64%) SCADA
4 2 (9.09%) CESG
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Risk Management
2 9 (40.91%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (27.27%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Data Protection
5 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Change Management
6 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
6 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Information Management
6 4 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Security Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Security Management
7 3 (13.64%) ISMS
7 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (9.09%) Data Security
8 2 (9.09%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) CISSP
1 8 (36.36%) PMP
1 8 (36.36%) PMI Certification
1 8 (36.36%) CISM
2 5 (22.73%) GIAC
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) CRISC
3 3 (13.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.09%) COBIT
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.64%) Symantec
1 3 (13.64%) McAfee