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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 67 51 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.51% 1.23% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.61% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£350 £488 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.24% +24.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +63.63%
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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
603 559 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 77.21% 76.58% 73.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 309 171
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 £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Data Security
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (37.50%) COBIT
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) German Language
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) German Language
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Management Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Data Security
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) COBIT
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec