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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 70 51 82
Rank change year-on-year -19 +31  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.47% 2.49% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.95% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Median daily rate £388 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £261 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £520 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 850 880 969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.42% 84.37% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 468 472
Median daily rate £400 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 0 14 £388 +25.00% 4
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Firewall
3 10 (33.33%) Windows
4 9 (30.00%) Intel Security
4 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (26.67%) CISSP
5 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
6 7 (23.33%) GIAC
6 7 (23.33%) PCI DSS
6 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
6 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Retail
7 6 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Internet
8 5 (16.67%) Unix
8 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) Patch Management
8 5 (16.67%) Security Patching
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) CLAS
8 5 (16.67%) SANS
9 4 (13.33%) CISA
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Banking
9 4 (13.33%) OWASP
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (10.00%) F5

Information Security
Top Related 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 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
1 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) OpenShift
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (20.00%) Internet
3 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.00%) SSL
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) Wireless
5 2 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Redmine
1 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Back Office
5 1 (3.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Security Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Information Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Information Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Problem Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Monitoring Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Security Management Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) OAuth
2 1 (3.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
2 6 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 6 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.67%) Security Patching
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) OWASP
5 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (10.00%) Computer Security
5 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (10.00%) ISMS
5 3 (10.00%) Security Management
5 3 (10.00%) SIEM
5 3 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C#
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) Python
1 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) CISSP
2 7 (23.33%) GIAC
3 5 (16.67%) CLAS
3 5 (16.67%) SANS
4 4 (13.33%) CISA
5 3 (10.00%) CISM
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CISMP
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) APMP
7 1 (3.33%) CEH
7 1 (3.33%) CRISC
7 1 (3.33%) GCIA
7 1 (3.33%) GCIH
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (23.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Nexpose
2 2 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.67%) Nessus
3 1 (3.33%) CSIRT
3 1 (3.33%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) F5
2 3 (10.00%) FireEye
2 3 (10.00%) GFI Software
2 3 (10.00%) Juniper
2 3 (10.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (10.00%) Rapid7
2 3 (10.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (10.00%) Symantec
2 3 (10.00%) TippingPoint
3 1 (3.33%) AppSense
3 1 (3.33%) Aveksa
3 1 (3.33%) Bomgar
3 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
3 1 (3.33%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk