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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 24 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.81% 1.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 1.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £484 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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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
194 201 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 77.91% 71.02% 74.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 111 80
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £272 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £572 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 12 (66.67%) CISSP
1 12 (66.67%) CISM
2 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (27.78%) CISA
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) IIS
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 4 (22.22%) CRISC
5 4 (22.22%) Cyber Security
6 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) SCADA
6 3 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) MS Office
7 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 2 (11.11%) McAfee
7 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 2 (11.11%) Security Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) SAS
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Management Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Auditor
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) SCADA
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Human Factors
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Risk Management
2 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 4 (22.22%) Cyber Security
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 2 (11.11%) Security Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Workflow Management
4 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 2 (11.11%) ISMS
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) CISSP
1 12 (66.67%) CISM
2 5 (27.78%) CISA
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) CRISC
4 1 (5.56%) GIAC
4 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.56%) COBIT
3 1 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Symantec
2 2 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (5.56%) Aveksa
3 1 (5.56%) Varonis