Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 29 15
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 +40
Contract jobs citing Information Security 53 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 8.48% 4.68% 7.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.71% 5.38% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 35
Bedfordshire median daily rate £525 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £385 £306 £413
90th Percentile £646 £549 £638
East of England median daily rate £500 £428 £463
% change year-on-year +16.96% -7.57% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £52.50 £51.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +191.43% -22.22%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 546 483 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 87.36% 86.87% 86.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 332 356
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £140 £264 £278
90th Percentile £615 £588 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 55
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -65.00% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.33 £24.43 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.41
% change year-on-year +4.48% +6.65% +39.60%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Bedfordshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +9 28 £525 +13.51% 1
Dunstable - 12 £270 - 7
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 26 (49.06%) E-Commerce
2 23 (43.40%) Retail
3 18 (33.96%) CISSP
4 17 (32.08%) Management Information System
5 14 (26.42%) Security Architecture
6 13 (24.53%) PCI DSS
6 13 (24.53%) COBIT
6 13 (24.53%) SDLC
7 11 (20.75%) Security Operations
7 11 (20.75%) Security Management
8 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (16.98%) Supplier Management
9 9 (16.98%) Degree
9 9 (16.98%) CISM
9 9 (16.98%) IaaS
10 8 (15.09%) GDPR
10 8 (15.09%) CISA
10 8 (15.09%) Finance
10 8 (15.09%) Firewall
10 8 (15.09%) Information Security Management
10 8 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (13.21%) Cryptography
11 7 (13.21%) SIEM
11 7 (13.21%) Web Services
11 7 (13.21%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (13.21%) Data Privacy
11 7 (13.21%) Acceptance Criteria

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (16.98%) IaaS
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (9.43%) Google App Engine
2 5 (9.43%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.55%) PaaS
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon QuickSight
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (3.77%) Big Data
1 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.77%) HBase
1 2 (3.77%) Impala
1 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.77%) Parquet
1 2 (3.77%) Sqoop
2 1 (1.89%) Data Lake
General
1 23 (43.40%) Retail
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Architect
2 9 (16.98%) Consultant
3 8 (15.09%) Information Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Information Security Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Security Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Security Consultant
4 7 (13.21%) Information Manager
5 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Security Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Information Security Manager
6 5 (9.43%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Network Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Technical Leader
8 3 (5.66%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Information Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Avro
2 2 (3.77%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Management Information System
2 7 (13.21%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) RIA
5 1 (1.89%) BYOD
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Android
1 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
2 5 (9.43%) AIX
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Solaris
2 5 (9.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) E-Commerce
2 14 (26.42%) Security Architecture
3 13 (24.53%) SDLC
4 11 (20.75%) Security Management
4 11 (20.75%) Security Operations
5 10 (18.87%) ITIL
5 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
5 10 (18.87%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (16.98%) Supplier Management
7 8 (15.09%) Information Security Management
8 7 (13.21%) Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (13.21%) Cryptography
8 7 (13.21%) Data Privacy
8 7 (13.21%) SIEM
9 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
9 6 (11.32%) Business Continuity
9 6 (11.32%) Change Management
9 6 (11.32%) DevOps
9 6 (11.32%) Project Management
9 6 (11.32%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) CISSP
2 9 (16.98%) CISM
2 9 (16.98%) Degree
3 8 (15.09%) CISA
4 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (7.55%) GIAC
5 4 (7.55%) OSCP
6 2 (3.77%) CRISC
6 2 (3.77%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.53%) COBIT
1 13 (24.53%) PCI DSS
2 8 (15.09%) GDPR
2 8 (15.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) vCloud
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.43%) vSphere
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Oozie
2 1 (1.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Google
1 5 (9.43%) VMware
2 2 (3.77%) ForeScout
2 2 (3.77%) Lumesse
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) SAP
2 2 (3.77%) Splunk
2 2 (3.77%) Thycotic
2 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
2 2 (3.77%) VocaLink