Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +33
Contract jobs citing Information Security 42 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 6.94% 5.96% 7.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.72% 6.48% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 42
Bedfordshire median daily rate £548 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £434 £376 £413
90th Percentile £638 £575 £638
East of England median daily rate £539 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +19.72% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £34.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -49.43% +95.71% -22.22%

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 544 540 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.92% 91.99% 86.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 387 390
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £262 £281 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £619
East of England median daily rate £439 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +4.52% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 33
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.17 £14.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -68.82% +106.67%
10th Percentile £10.16 £14.00 £15.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.25 £50.76
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -46.97% +20.00% +10.00%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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
Luton +5 22 £550 +4.76%
Dunstable +10 11 - - 3
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 21 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 18 (42.86%) CISSP
3 16 (38.10%) Retail
4 13 (30.95%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (28.57%) Security Architecture
6 11 (26.19%) COBIT
6 11 (26.19%) PCI DSS
6 11 (26.19%) Firewall
7 10 (23.81%) SIEM
7 10 (23.81%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (23.81%) Security Operations
8 9 (21.43%) Security Management
9 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
9 8 (19.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
9 8 (19.05%) Cyber Intelligence
10 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (16.67%) Information Security Management
11 6 (14.29%) ITIL
11 6 (14.29%) Legal
12 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
12 5 (11.90%) Supplier Management
12 5 (11.90%) CISA
12 5 (11.90%) Degree
12 5 (11.90%) SDLC
13 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
13 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
13 4 (9.52%) CISM

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 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) IaaS
2 2 (4.76%) PaaS
2 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (38.10%) Retail
2 6 (14.29%) Legal
3 4 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Information Manager
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Architect
4 7 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
4 7 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Security Manager
5 6 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Security Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Information Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Lead Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 13 (30.95%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 10 (23.81%) Security Operations
4 10 (23.81%) SIEM
5 9 (21.43%) Security Management
6 8 (19.05%) Cyber Intelligence
6 8 (19.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 8 (19.05%) Threat Intelligence
7 7 (16.67%) Information Security Management
7 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (14.29%) ITIL
9 5 (11.90%) SDLC
9 5 (11.90%) Supplier Management
9 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
10 4 (9.52%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
10 4 (9.52%) Project Management
11 3 (7.14%) Mobile Commerce
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) CISSP
2 5 (11.90%) CISA
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) CISM
3 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (7.14%) GIAC
4 3 (7.14%) OSCP
5 2 (4.76%) ISSAP
5 2 (4.76%) SANS
6 1 (2.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) COBIT
1 11 (26.19%) PCI DSS
2 7 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (9.52%) GDPR
4 3 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) ForeScout
1 2 (4.76%) hybris
1 2 (4.76%) Lumesse
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle
1 2 (4.76%) SAP
1 2 (4.76%) Splunk
1 2 (4.76%) Thycotic
1 2 (4.76%) TIBCO