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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 62 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.33% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£410 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £38.71
% change year-on-year
-62.74% +31.74%
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
582 359 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.39% 69.31% 73.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 225 242
Average daily rate £410 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
(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
Abingdon - 1 £270 -
Banbury - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 13 (65.00%) CISSP
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (35.00%) Security Architecture
3 7 (35.00%) LAN
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) VPN
4 6 (30.00%) Security Management
4 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (30.00%) ISMS
4 6 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (25.00%) ISSAP
5 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (25.00%) CISA
5 5 (25.00%) CISM
6 4 (20.00%) Legal
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.00%) Middleware
8 2 (10.00%) IIS
8 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (10.00%) PKI
8 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) LAN
2 7 (35.00%) WAN
2 7 (35.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (20.00%) Legal
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Architect
1 7 (35.00%) Security Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Procurement Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.00%) RMADS
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (30.00%) ISMS
2 6 (30.00%) Security Management
2 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) CISA
2 5 (25.00%) CISM
2 5 (25.00%) ISSAP
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PMP
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (5.00%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) VMware