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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 61 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.76% 1.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 2.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £17.51
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +142.71%
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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
608 546 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.86% 73.39% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 279 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £468 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.23 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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 5 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (40.00%) SIEM
2 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (40.00%) Data Security
2 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (30.00%) VB
3 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Nagios
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) SQL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Redmine
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Security Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Junior
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Management Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Advisor
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) VLE
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 4 (40.00%) SIEM
2 4 (40.00%) Data Security
2 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) CISA
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
1 4 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk
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