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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 92 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.087% 1.08% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 1.43% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate £300 £120 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -65.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
986 561 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.59% 75.50% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 327 312
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -37 1 £300 +150.00% 5
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Email Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Support
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Email Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft