The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Swindon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 46 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.68% 0.37% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.47% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £450 £430 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +49.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £430 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £430 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £419 £408
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £17.71 £38.19
% change year-on-year
+187.97% -53.62%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
347 215 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 78.15% 79.63% 69.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 176 189
Average daily rate £413 £423 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Information Security
Wiltshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) Nessus
2 2 (25.00%) Nmap
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Banking

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) IT Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) CLAS Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) BCP
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft