Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 53 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.69% 4.29% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.14% 5.18% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 24
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% -7.50%
10th Percentile £425 £406 £317
90th Percentile £675 £575 £563
East of England median daily rate £470 £463 £495
% change year-on-year +1.62% -6.57% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £22.25 £70.00
% change year-on-year -24.47% -68.21% +40.00%

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 580 521 566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.18% 82.83% 84.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 333 368
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £211 £239
90th Percentile £581 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.56% +34.74% -1.53%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +15 31 £525 +23.53% 1
Dunstable +4 8 £431 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 29 (54.72%) E-Commerce
2 28 (52.83%) Retail
3 24 (45.28%) Security Architecture
4 22 (41.51%) CISSP
5 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
6 18 (33.96%) PCI DSS
7 17 (32.08%) SDLC
8 14 (26.42%) CISM
8 14 (26.42%) Security Management
8 14 (26.42%) ITIL
8 14 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (24.53%) COBIT
9 13 (24.53%) CISA
9 13 (24.53%) GDPR
10 12 (22.64%) Business Continuity
11 11 (20.75%) Cryptography
11 11 (20.75%) Project Management
11 11 (20.75%) Degree
11 11 (20.75%) Security Operations
12 10 (18.87%) ISMS
12 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
12 10 (18.87%) Information Security Management
13 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
13 9 (16.98%) Compliance Management
13 9 (16.98%) Risk and Compliance Management
14 8 (15.09%) Mobile Commerce
14 8 (15.09%) Supplier Management
14 8 (15.09%) Finance
14 8 (15.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (15.09%) IaaS

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 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) IaaS
2 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (9.43%) Google App Engine
3 5 (9.43%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.66%) PaaS
5 2 (3.77%) SaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Network Security
2 5 (9.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon QuickSight
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) HBase
2 1 (1.89%) Impala
2 1 (1.89%) Parquet
2 1 (1.89%) Sqoop
General
1 28 (52.83%) Retail
2 8 (15.09%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Consultant
2 17 (32.08%) Security Consultant
3 14 (26.42%) Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) Information Security Consultant
5 9 (16.98%) Architect
6 8 (15.09%) Security Analyst
6 8 (15.09%) Security Architect
7 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 7 (13.21%) Information Analyst
7 7 (13.21%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
8 6 (11.32%) Security Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) IT Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (5.66%) Network Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Information Specialist
10 2 (3.77%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Avro
2 1 (1.89%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) RIA
4 3 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.89%) BYOD
6 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
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 29 (54.72%) E-Commerce
2 24 (45.28%) Security Architecture
3 17 (32.08%) SDLC
4 14 (26.42%) ITIL
4 14 (26.42%) Security Management
5 12 (22.64%) Business Continuity
6 11 (20.75%) Cryptography
6 11 (20.75%) Project Management
6 11 (20.75%) Security Operations
7 10 (18.87%) Information Security Management
7 10 (18.87%) ISMS
7 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
8 9 (16.98%) Compliance Management
8 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2
8 9 (16.98%) Risk and Compliance Management
9 8 (15.09%) Mobile Commerce
9 8 (15.09%) Supplier Management
10 7 (13.21%) Change Management
10 7 (13.21%) Data Privacy
10 7 (13.21%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (41.51%) CISSP
2 14 (26.42%) CISM
3 13 (24.53%) CISA
4 11 (20.75%) Degree
5 8 (15.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (3.77%) CRISC
7 1 (1.89%) GIAC
7 1 (1.89%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) PCI DSS
2 14 (26.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (24.53%) COBIT
3 13 (24.53%) GDPR
4 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) vCloud
1 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (9.43%) vSphere
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Google
1 5 (9.43%) VMware
2 2 (3.77%) VocaLink