The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 58 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.34% 0.53% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.77% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £52.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +64.06%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
442 259 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 74.79% 68.88% 65.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 128 149
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 23
Average hourly rate £18.50 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 1 £475 - 1
Durham - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (71.43%) Project Management
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security Governance
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 4 (57.14%) E-Learning
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Local Government
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) NHS
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

General
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Security Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Information Governance Officer
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) E-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security Governance
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security Management
3 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft