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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 45 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 1 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.22% 1.85% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 2.39% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £384 £427
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.29% -10.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
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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
371 251 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 82.44% 77.23% 76.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 190 247
Average daily rate £470 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £518 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £92.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Information Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Nessus
2 1 (20.00%) Nmap
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) EDRMS
2 1 (20.00%) Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft