The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 63 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.95% 1.04% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.37% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £463 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% +15.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £394 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £493 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +106.25%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
647 585 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.66% 76.07% 71.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 319 186
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 33
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.97 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -11.27%
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 Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Milton Keynes region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Milton Keynes region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 7 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (35.71%) Data Security
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 4 (28.57%) COBIT
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (21.43%) SCADA
5 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) CISM
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
5 3 (21.43%) CISSP
5 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
5 3 (21.43%) SABSA
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Security Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Management Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Security Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Information Risk Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Risk Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Information Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) SCADA
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 5 (35.71%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (35.71%) Data Security
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 4 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 3 (21.43%) Cyber Security
4 3 (21.43%) SABSA
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.14%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISM
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CISMP
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) VCP4
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (28.57%) COBIT
2 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) AppSense
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee