The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 41 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.69% 0.55% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.77% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £395 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £375 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £415 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +87.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
332 259 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 76.32% 70.96% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 185 154
Average daily rate £438 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £23.85 £13.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.62% -37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £11.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £19.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Nessus
3 2 (25.00%) Nmap
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) CISSP
4 1 (12.50%) EDRMS
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
3 1 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (12.50%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
2 1 (12.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft