The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 47 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.17% 0.99% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 1.40% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£435 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
Information Security
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
581 356 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.62% 70.22% 75.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 228 197
Average daily rate £413 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.13% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 18 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £12.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +64.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £27.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Oxford -15 4 £450 - 1
Abingdon - 1 £270 - 2
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (31.58%) ISMS
4 6 (31.58%) CISA
4 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) CISM
5 5 (26.32%) LAN
5 5 (26.32%) WAN
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
5 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
5 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (26.32%) Security Architecture
6 4 (21.05%) Security Management
6 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (21.05%) Legal
7 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 3 (15.79%) ISSAP
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (10.53%) Linux
8 2 (10.53%) IIS
9 1 (5.26%) JSP
9 1 (5.26%) ITIL
9 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 5 (26.32%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (21.05%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Security Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Information Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Security Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Procurement Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Information Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) RMADS
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ISMS
2 5 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (26.32%) Security Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (21.05%) Security Management
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
4 3 (15.79%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Information Management
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) BCP
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) PHP
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) CISA
3 5 (26.32%) CISM
4 3 (15.79%) ISSAP
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
3 1 (5.26%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) VMware