Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 68 94
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 48 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.03% 2.33% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.76% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 36
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £346 £406 £300
90th Percentile £750 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% - -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £19.17 £60.98
% change year-on-year +124.37% -68.57% +35.51%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1934 1483 2153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.78% 84.12% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 813 1137
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £252 £236 £238
90th Percentile £537 £550 £506
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 59 60
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.58 £15.00 £16.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.78% +25.12%
10th Percentile £9.51 £9.31 £9.48
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.30 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Milton Keynes -17 41 £520 +15.56% 5
Amersham - 2 - -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 22 (45.83%) Risk Management
2 20 (41.67%) Management Information System
3 16 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (29.17%) Security Management
4 14 (29.17%) ISMS
5 13 (27.08%) Information Security Management
6 12 (25.00%) Finance
6 12 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.83%) CISM
7 10 (20.83%) GAP Analysis
7 10 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (18.75%) CISSP
8 9 (18.75%) OWASP
9 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (16.67%) Legal
10 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
11 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.50%) CRAMM
11 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.50%) Security Testing
11 6 (12.50%) IT Governance
11 6 (12.50%) ISO 31000
12 5 (10.42%) Threat Analysis
12 5 (10.42%) COBIT
12 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
12 5 (10.42%) Degree
12 5 (10.42%) CESG

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Legal
3 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Electronics
4 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (8.33%) Marketing
5 2 (4.17%) Automotive
5 2 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Consultant
2 8 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Security Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Information Officer
4 6 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
4 6 (12.50%) Security Officer
5 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Compliance Specialist
5 5 (10.42%) IT Governance Specialist
6 4 (8.33%) Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Data Business Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Security Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Application Security Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Digital Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) CESG
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Unix
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Risk Management
2 14 (29.17%) ISMS
2 14 (29.17%) Security Management
3 13 (27.08%) Information Security Management
4 12 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (20.83%) GAP Analysis
6 9 (18.75%) OWASP
7 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
9 6 (12.50%) CRAMM
9 6 (12.50%) IT Governance
9 6 (12.50%) Security Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (10.42%) Data Protection
10 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.42%) Information Assurance
10 5 (10.42%) Threat Analysis
10 5 (10.42%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) CISM
2 9 (18.75%) CISSP
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) Degree
5 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) CLAS
6 3 (6.25%) GIAC
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (6.25%) SANS
7 2 (4.17%) CRISC
8 1 (2.08%) APMP
8 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.08%) CGEIT
8 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.08%) HNC
8 1 (2.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 6 (12.50%) ISO 31000
4 5 (10.42%) COBIT
5 4 (8.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (6.25%) QA
7 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (2.08%) GDPR
7 1 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
7 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Remedy
2 4 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft