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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 43 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 20 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.84% 0.50% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 0.63% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £450 £350 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -28.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £420 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £441 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.39 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
Information Security
Buckinghamshire

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
588 632 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.52% 78.51% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 350 313
Average daily rate £390 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 16
Average hourly rate £13.85 £16.00 £15.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +3.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £18.50 £27.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 18 (43.90%) Incident Management
3 16 (39.02%) Management Information System
3 16 (39.02%) Firewall
4 14 (34.15%) Windows
5 12 (29.27%) Migration
5 12 (29.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (26.83%) AppSense
7 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (21.95%) IBM
8 9 (21.95%) Intel Security
8 9 (21.95%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (21.95%) Web Filtering
9 8 (19.51%) PCI DSS
9 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (19.51%) CISSP
9 8 (19.51%) VB
9 8 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (19.51%) Data Security
9 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
10 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
10 7 (17.07%) Security Patching
11 6 (14.63%) SIEM
11 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
11 6 (14.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (12.20%) ITIL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (14.63%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.88%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) SSL
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Retail
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Analyst
2 21 (51.22%) Security Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Consultant
4 6 (14.63%) Security Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) IT Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Security Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Information Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Product Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Security Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) SIEM Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) SOX Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) CISSP Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) CISSP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.44%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Management Information System
2 12 (29.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Incident Management
2 12 (29.27%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (29.27%) Migration
3 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (21.95%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (21.95%) Web Filtering
5 8 (19.51%) Data Security
5 8 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
5 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 7 (17.07%) Security Patching
7 6 (14.63%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (14.63%) SIEM
8 5 (12.20%) ITIL
8 5 (12.20%) Security Architecture
9 4 (9.76%) Data Protection
9 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.32%) Change Management
10 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) VB
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) CISSP
2 3 (7.32%) CEH
2 3 (7.32%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (7.32%) CLAS
2 3 (7.32%) IISP
2 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CISM
3 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) GCIA
3 2 (4.88%) GCIH
3 2 (4.88%) GIAC
3 2 (4.88%) HNC
3 2 (4.88%) HND
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) ISSMP
4 1 (2.44%) MBCS
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (19.51%) PCI DSS
3 6 (14.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (7.32%) ISO27002
4 3 (7.32%) RMADS
5 2 (4.88%) COBIT
5 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
5 2 (4.88%) QA
6 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) AppSense
2 9 (21.95%) IBM
2 9 (21.95%) Intel Security
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Aruba
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
4 1 (2.44%) GFI Software
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Remedy
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec
4 1 (2.44%) VMware