The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 25 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 56 44
Rank change year-on-year -22 -12  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 12 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.19% 2.13% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 2.53% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 26
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £330 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £498 £445
% change year-on-year -4.77% +11.79%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 826 792 990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.70% 84.53% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 432 517
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 24
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Buckinghamshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Milton Keynes -17 10 £513 +13.88% 2
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
3 8 (29.63%) Windows
4 7 (25.93%) McAfee
4 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
4 7 (25.93%) Banking
4 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
5 6 (22.22%) Internet
5 6 (22.22%) CISM
6 5 (18.52%) Firewall
6 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 4 (14.81%) Unix
7 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
8 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
8 3 (11.11%) Electronics
8 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (11.11%) Retail
8 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
8 3 (11.11%) CISSP
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) SAP
8 3 (11.11%) CISA
8 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (11.11%) Marketing

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) SSL
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Information Officer
3 4 (14.81%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (14.81%) Security Officer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Information Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Governance Manager
6 1 (3.70%) IT Governance Manager
6 1 (3.70%) IT Security Officer
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.70%) Online Banking
5 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
1 7 (25.93%) Risk Management
2 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Security
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 3 (11.11%) SIEM
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (7.41%) Internal Audit
4 2 (7.41%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) CISM
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) CISA
3 3 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (7.41%) CISMP
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) CGEIT
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.70%) CRISC
5 1 (3.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.41%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (7.41%) Nexpose
2 1 (3.70%) CSIRT
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) McAfee
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
3 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) FireEye
3 2 (7.41%) GFI Software
3 2 (7.41%) Juniper
3 2 (7.41%) LogRhythm
3 2 (7.41%) Rapid7
3 2 (7.41%) Sourcefire
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec
3 2 (7.41%) TippingPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Aveksa
4 1 (3.70%) Bomgar
4 1 (3.70%) Computacenter
4 1 (3.70%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.70%) Cybereason
4 1 (3.70%) Splunk
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