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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 28 31
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 18 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.03% 2.83% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.54% 3.52% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 5
Median daily rate £550 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £490 £443
% change year-on-year -3.57% +10.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

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 325 256 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.78% 80.50% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 176 208
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +1 10 £550 +10.00% 3
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 19 (43.18%) CISSP
2 18 (40.91%) PCI DSS
3 17 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
5 12 (27.27%) CISA
5 12 (27.27%) CISM
5 12 (27.27%) GDPR
6 11 (25.00%) Retail
6 11 (25.00%) SIEM
7 9 (20.45%) COBIT
7 9 (20.45%) Security Management
8 8 (18.18%) GIAC
8 8 (18.18%) Security Architecture
8 8 (18.18%) SANS
8 8 (18.18%) Security Operations
9 6 (13.64%) SDLC
9 6 (13.64%) Network Segmentation
9 6 (13.64%) Data Loss Prevention
9 6 (13.64%) Data Protection
9 6 (13.64%) Project Management
9 6 (13.64%) ITIL
9 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
9 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.36%) Finance
10 5 (11.36%) Change Management
10 5 (11.36%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (11.36%) People Management
11 4 (9.09%) Degree
11 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
11 4 (9.09%) SaaS

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 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) IaaS
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
1 4 (9.09%) PaaS
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Big Data
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) TestPartner
General
1 11 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Consultant
2 19 (43.18%) Security Consultant
3 15 (34.09%) Information Security Consultant
4 8 (18.18%) Architect
5 6 (13.64%) Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Security Architect
6 5 (11.36%) Security Manager
7 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.82%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Change Manager
9 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 2 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
9 2 (4.55%) IT Consultant
9 2 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (4.55%) Security Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Service Transition Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
2 11 (25.00%) SIEM
3 9 (20.45%) Security Management
4 8 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 8 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 6 (13.64%) Data Loss Prevention
5 6 (13.64%) Data Protection
5 6 (13.64%) ITIL
5 6 (13.64%) Network Segmentation
5 6 (13.64%) Project Management
5 6 (13.64%) SDLC
5 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.36%) Change Management
6 5 (11.36%) People Management
7 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 4 (9.09%) Information Security Management
7 4 (9.09%) ISMS
7 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) CISSP
2 12 (27.27%) CISA
2 12 (27.27%) CISM
3 8 (18.18%) GIAC
3 8 (18.18%) SANS
4 4 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.27%) ISEB
6 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.91%) PCI DSS
2 17 (38.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (27.27%) GDPR
4 9 (20.45%) COBIT
5 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Lumesse
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle
1 2 (4.55%) SAP
1 2 (4.55%) Splunk
1 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.27%) FireEye
2 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
2 1 (2.27%) Proofpoint
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago