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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 56 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.36% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£410 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-60.78% +187.97%
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
557 334 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 75.78% 68.44% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 216 220
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% +26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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
Oxford -11 2 - - 1
Abingdon - 1 £270 -
Banbury - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (66.67%) CISSP
2 8 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 6 (33.33%) ISMS
4 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
5 5 (27.78%) Security Management
5 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (27.78%) CISA
5 5 (27.78%) CISM
6 4 (22.22%) ISSAP
6 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 4 (22.22%) Legal
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (11.11%) IIS
8 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
9 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
9 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (5.56%) RMADS

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (22.22%) Legal
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
1 6 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Information Security Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Security Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Information Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JSP
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) RMADS
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.56%) PMI
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ISMS
1 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
2 5 (27.78%) Security Management
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Security
5 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) BCP
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) PHP
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) CISA
2 5 (27.78%) CISM
3 4 (22.22%) ISSAP
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.56%) PMP
4 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) BS25999
3 1 (5.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Nagios
1 1 (5.56%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) VMware