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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 71 59 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.42% 0.34% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.44% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 1
Average daily rate
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£625 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £17.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+173.34% -66.66%
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
865 451 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 81.60% 76.31% 70.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 281 133
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £32.09 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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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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 -16 10 £630 +32.63% 3
Durham - 5 £450 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
1 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (29.63%) SAML
2 8 (29.63%) CSS
2 8 (29.63%) SOAP
2 8 (29.63%) XML
2 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) HTTP
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) JSON
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
2 8 (29.63%) REST
3 7 (25.93%) Open Source
3 7 (25.93%) Microservices
3 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
3 7 (25.93%) SSL
3 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 7 (25.93%) Solaris
3 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) JBoss
3 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
4 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (25.93%) JBoss
1 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
2 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) HTTP
2 7 (25.93%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
1 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (14.81%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
1 9 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Service Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Report Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Information Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) IT Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) MI Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Security Officer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Process Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
1 8 (29.63%) CSS
1 8 (29.63%) SOAP
1 8 (29.63%) XML
1 8 (29.63%) SAML
1 8 (29.63%) JSON
1 8 (29.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
4 2 (7.41%) Reference Data
4 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
4 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Solaris
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (25.93%) Open Source
2 7 (25.93%) Microservices
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
3 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
4 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
4 5 (18.52%) Service Management
4 5 (18.52%) ITSM
4 5 (18.52%) Data Security
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Change Management
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 3 (11.11%) Security Management
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CISA
1 3 (11.11%) CISSP
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) CISMP
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) Dell
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle