The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 48 61
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.78% 2.59% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 3.61% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £410 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.12% +156.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.99 £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-51.68% +84.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
674 498 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 75.56% 71.76% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 269 211
Average daily rate £370 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.82 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.16% -6.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.90 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Information Security
Buckinghamshire

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
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 25 July 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Cyber Security
2 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) Data Security
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 4 (30.77%) SIEM
2 4 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (30.77%) CISA
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) VB
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (23.08%) COBIT
3 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Nagios
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.69%) PHP

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Redmine
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Junior
2 3 (23.08%) Process Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Information Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Advisor
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Principle Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) VLE
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Cyber Security
2 4 (30.77%) SIEM
2 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (30.77%) Data Security
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CISA
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 3 (23.08%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk