Period
to 21 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 21 November 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 > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 60 57
Rank change year-on-year -25 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.43% 2.04% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 2.36% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 18
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £609 £415 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.69% +27.01% -18.31%
10th Percentile £549 £309 £192
90th Percentile £643 £638 £538
East of England median daily rate £513 £500 £473
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.82% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - £17.50
East of England median hourly rate - £17.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year - +1.16% -24.47%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 998 1,015 1,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.45% 86.46% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 535 611
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £435 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £261 £269 £219
90th Percentile £625 £588 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 82 118
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £22.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -41.67% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £12.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.20
East of England median hourly rate £17.78 £18.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -1.25% -37.39% -7.26%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Cambridgeshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Cambridgeshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Cambridgeshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Cambridge -8 2 £575 +38.55% 16
Peterborough -8 1 £600 +84.62% 1
Huntingdon - 1 £618 -
Information Security
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) Firmware
2 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (40.00%) CREST Certified
2 2 (40.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (20.00%) NCSC
3 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Advisor
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Information Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CREST Certified
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (20.00%) NCSC
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft