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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 76 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% 0.65% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.95% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £125 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
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
780 423 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.96% 68.89% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 260 186
Average daily rate £410 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 31
Average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £28.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 - 2 £125 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 6 (42.86%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
2 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 4 (28.57%) Data Security
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) CESG
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (14.29%) Email Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Microservices
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) JBoss
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Security Manager
2 6 (42.86%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Support
4 2 (14.29%) Information Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Security Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) CISSP Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) SAML
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CESG
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 4 (28.57%) Data Security
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Email Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITSM
5 2 (14.29%) Microservices
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (21.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Dell
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle