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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 11 39
Rank change year-on-year -2 +28  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 27 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.54% 8.68% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 9.89% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 6
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £421 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 256 273 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.46% 87.78% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 182 268
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 5 £525 +23.52%
Bedford - 1 £300 -
Dunstable - 1 £450 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 15 (48.39%) PCI DSS
2 12 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (35.48%) GDPR
4 10 (32.26%) SIEM
5 9 (29.03%) CISSP
6 8 (25.81%) CISA
6 8 (25.81%) CISM
6 8 (25.81%) GIAC
6 8 (25.81%) SANS
7 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (19.35%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (19.35%) Network Segmentation
8 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
9 4 (12.90%) Office 365
9 4 (12.90%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (12.90%) Test Management
9 4 (12.90%) Change Management
10 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (9.68%) Migration
10 3 (9.68%) ITSM
10 3 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
10 3 (9.68%) ITIL
10 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
10 3 (9.68%) Capacity Management
10 3 (9.68%) People Management
10 3 (9.68%) Transition Management
10 3 (9.68%) Planning and Forecasting
10 3 (9.68%) Defect Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Legal
1 1 (3.23%) Local Government
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Consultant
1 9 (29.03%) Security Consultant
2 8 (25.81%) Information Security Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Security Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Information Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Security Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Service Transition Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Transition Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Change Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) SIEM
2 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (19.35%) Data Loss Prevention
3 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
3 6 (19.35%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Test Management
5 3 (9.68%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Defect Management
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) ITSM
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) People Management
5 3 (9.68%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Transition Management
5 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) CISSP
2 8 (25.81%) CISA
2 8 (25.81%) CISM
2 8 (25.81%) GIAC
2 8 (25.81%) SANS
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) PCI DSS
2 12 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (35.48%) GDPR
4 2 (6.45%) COBIT
4 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) FireEye
2 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
2 1 (3.23%) Proofpoint
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec
Bedfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
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