Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 22 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 +12 -15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 23 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.82% 7.30% 3.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.37% 8.41% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 13
Bedfordshire median daily rate £513 £486 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +5.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £404 £320
90th Percentile £576 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £455 £470 £425
% change year-on-year -3.19% +10.59% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% -3.97% -61.11%

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 428 547 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.73% 86.83% 86.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 386 327
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £239 £198 £235
90th Percentile £584 £613 £579
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.42% +19.00% -65.27%
10th Percentile £16.30 £10.16 £10.79
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.48 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
% change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +9.24%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -1 10 - -
Luton -11 10 £519 +6.41% 6
Shefford - 1 £325 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) SIEM
2 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
2 9 (39.13%) Security Operations
3 8 (34.78%) Threat Intelligence
3 8 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
4 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
4 7 (30.43%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (26.09%) GDPR
5 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) Service Management
6 5 (21.74%) CISSP
6 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 5 (21.74%) COBIT
6 5 (21.74%) Matrix Management
6 5 (21.74%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (21.74%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery Management
7 4 (17.39%) Security Management
7 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
7 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) Information Security Management
8 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL
8 3 (13.04%) VPN

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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) VPLS
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Security Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Information Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Information Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SIEM Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) CIO
5 1 (4.35%) CISSP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) SIEM Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (30.43%) Cyberthreat
1 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (21.74%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Security Operations
1 9 (39.13%) SIEM
1 9 (39.13%) Vulnerability Management
2 8 (34.78%) Threat Intelligence
3 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
4 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Customer-Centricity
5 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 5 (21.74%) Matrix Management
5 5 (21.74%) Service Management
6 4 (17.39%) Information Security Management
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) Security Management
6 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery Management
6 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CISSP
2 2 (8.70%) CISA
2 2 (8.70%) ISSAP
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CRISC
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) PMP
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (26.09%) GDPR
3 5 (21.74%) COBIT
4 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Dell
2 2 (8.70%) ForeScout
2 2 (8.70%) Juniper
2 2 (8.70%) Lumesse
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Splunk
2 2 (8.70%) Thycotic
2 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Avaya
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Darktrace
3 1 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Sophos