Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 23 29
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.96% 5.97% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 6.79% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 39 30
Bedfordshire median daily rate £536 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.63% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £313 £448 £406
90th Percentile £585 £675 £575
East of England median daily rate £519 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +9.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £22.25
% change year-on-year +3.06% -24.47% +17.11%

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 516 589 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.90% 87.91% 84.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 417 348
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £255 £284 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £27.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.24% -21.83% +54.35%
10th Percentile £13.79 £10.87 £11.59
90th Percentile £20.14 £50.51 £47.89
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -41.67% +11.11% +8.40%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Dunstable -2 8 - -
Luton -20 6 £549 -0.23% 2
Shefford - 1 £325 -
Bedford - 1 - - 2
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 8 (47.06%) Firewall
1 8 (47.06%) Security Operations
2 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
2 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (35.29%) Threat Intelligence
3 6 (35.29%) SIEM
3 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (35.29%) Patch Management
4 5 (29.41%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (29.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (29.41%) Matrix Management
4 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
5 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
5 4 (23.53%) COBIT
5 4 (23.53%) CISSP
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery Management
6 3 (17.65%) GDPR
6 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
6 3 (17.65%) Retail
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 2 (11.76%) SCCM
7 2 (11.76%) VPLS
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) VPLS
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Security Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Information Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Build Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Information Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Compliance Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Compliance Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) SIEM Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (11.76%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (11.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
1 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Security Operations
2 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
3 6 (35.29%) Patch Management
3 6 (35.29%) SIEM
3 6 (35.29%) Threat Intelligence
3 6 (35.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (29.41%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (29.41%) Matrix Management
5 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery Management
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
5 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) Change Management
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (11.76%) ETL
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) Security Management
7 2 (11.76%) SOA
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) CISA
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) CISM
3 1 (5.88%) CRISC
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ISSAP
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (23.53%) COBIT
4 3 (17.65%) GDPR
5 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) FortiGate
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Dell
1 2 (11.76%) ForeScout
1 2 (11.76%) Juniper
1 2 (11.76%) Lumesse
1 2 (11.76%) McAfee
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
1 2 (11.76%) Splunk
1 2 (11.76%) Thycotic
1 2 (11.76%) TIBCO
1 2 (11.76%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Avaya