Period
to 22 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 July 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 51 118
Rank change year-on-year -15 +67 +54
Contract jobs citing Information Security 152 167 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.23% 3.23% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.87% 4.02% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 113 63
East of England median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.78% +17.65%
10th Percentile £249 £365 £309
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £471
% change year-on-year - +0.80% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 13
East of England median hourly rate £17.15 £20.83 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -7.42% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £17.50 £15.58
90th Percentile £24.28 £23.42 £36.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.99% -7.42% -55.45%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3932 4152 4687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.62% 80.40% 79.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2334 2447 2751
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
10th Percentile £235 £248 £225
90th Percentile £575 £551 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 276 344
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% - -16.36%
10th Percentile £12.20 £13.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.60 £48.13 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Bedfordshire +10 52 £510 +7.37% 1
Hertfordshire +10 51 £350 -20.45% 4
Cambridgeshire -11 29 £352 -17.24% 4
Essex -29 10 £430 +7.50% 1
Norfolk -1 5 £475 -20.83% 12
Suffolk -7 5 £250 -54.55%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 42 (27.63%) Management Information System
2 38 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (22.37%) CISSP
4 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (19.08%) Risk Management
5 29 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (19.08%) Data Centre
6 28 (18.42%) Programme Delivery
7 27 (17.76%) Risk Assessment
7 27 (17.76%) PCI DSS
8 23 (15.13%) Retail
8 23 (15.13%) Finance
8 23 (15.13%) CISM
9 22 (14.47%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (13.82%) Law
10 21 (13.82%) E-Commerce
10 21 (13.82%) Security Architecture
10 21 (13.82%) Waterfall
11 19 (12.50%) GDPR
12 18 (11.84%) CISA
12 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
13 17 (11.18%) Firewall
13 17 (11.18%) SIEM
14 15 (9.87%) Security Management
14 15 (9.87%) Active Directory
14 15 (9.87%) Project Management
14 15 (9.87%) ITIL
14 15 (9.87%) Data Protection
14 15 (9.87%) OWASP
14 15 (9.87%) Network Security

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.61%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.95%) Office 365
2 5 (3.29%) SaaS
3 4 (2.63%) IaaS
3 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.63%) PaaS
4 3 (1.97%) Akamai
4 3 (1.97%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.18%) Firewall
2 15 (9.87%) Network Security
3 13 (8.55%) LAN
4 10 (6.58%) VoIP
5 9 (5.92%) WAN
6 6 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (3.95%) Wireless
7 4 (2.63%) HTTP
7 4 (2.63%) SMTP
8 3 (1.97%) Internet
8 3 (1.97%) SSL
9 2 (1.32%) ICMP
9 2 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.58%) Big Data
2 7 (4.61%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.61%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.97%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.61%) IDA Disassembler
1 7 (4.61%) IntelliJ
1 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.61%) JUnit
1 7 (4.61%) Maven
1 7 (4.61%) Mercurial
1 7 (4.61%) Metasploit
1 7 (4.61%) Mockito
1 7 (4.61%) OllyDbg
1 7 (4.61%) WebStorm
2 1 (0.66%) TestPartner
General
1 23 (15.13%) Finance
1 23 (15.13%) Retail
2 21 (13.82%) Law
3 7 (4.61%) Legal
4 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (33.55%) Consultant
2 49 (32.24%) Security Consultant
3 34 (22.37%) Information Security Consultant
4 31 (20.39%) Analyst
5 20 (13.16%) Applications Consultant
5 20 (13.16%) Security Analyst
6 16 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
7 15 (9.87%) Architect
7 15 (9.87%) Security Technical Consultant
7 15 (9.87%) Technical Security Consultant
8 11 (7.24%) Security Architect
9 10 (6.58%) Security Manager
10 8 (5.26%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.61%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (4.61%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 7 (4.61%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.61%) Voice Specialist
12 6 (3.95%) Incident Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (3.95%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.58%) Hibernate
1 10 (6.58%) HTML
1 10 (6.58%) Spring
2 7 (4.61%) HTML5
2 7 (4.61%) JPA
2 7 (4.61%) jQuery
2 7 (4.61%) JSON
2 7 (4.61%) REST
2 7 (4.61%) XML
2 7 (4.61%) XML Schema
3 6 (3.95%) Middleware
4 4 (2.63%) .NET
4 4 (2.63%) Web Services
5 3 (1.97%) Apache Flex
5 3 (1.97%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.97%) J2EE
6 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (27.63%) Management Information System
2 29 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (19.08%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.58%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (6.58%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.95%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.29%) NHS
7 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.32%) PKI
8 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) RIA
9 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.89%) Windows
2 7 (4.61%) VMS
2 7 (4.61%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.95%) Linux
4 5 (3.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.97%) Kali Linux
5 3 (1.97%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.97%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.97%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (19.08%) Risk Management
3 28 (18.42%) Programme Delivery
4 27 (17.76%) Risk Assessment
5 22 (14.47%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (13.82%) E-Commerce
6 21 (13.82%) Security Architecture
6 21 (13.82%) Waterfall
7 17 (11.18%) SIEM
8 15 (9.87%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (9.87%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (9.87%) Data Protection
8 15 (9.87%) ITIL
8 15 (9.87%) OWASP
8 15 (9.87%) Project Management
8 15 (9.87%) Security Management
9 12 (7.89%) Business Continuity
9 12 (7.89%) ISMS
10 11 (7.24%) Security Operations
11 10 (6.58%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.89%) Python
2 11 (7.24%) SQL
3 10 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.92%) Java
5 7 (4.61%) Groovy
5 7 (4.61%) Perl
5 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.61%) Scala
6 3 (1.97%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.97%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (22.37%) CISSP
2 23 (15.13%) CISM
3 18 (11.84%) CISA
4 13 (8.55%) Degree
5 8 (5.26%) GIAC
5 8 (5.26%) SANS
6 7 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (3.29%) CCNA
8 5 (3.29%) SSCP
9 3 (1.97%) CEH
9 3 (1.97%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.97%) OSCP
9 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.32%) CCNP Voice
10 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.32%) CRISC
10 2 (1.32%) GCIA
10 2 (1.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (17.76%) PCI DSS
3 19 (12.50%) GDPR
4 15 (9.87%) NIST 800
5 10 (6.58%) COBIT
6 6 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (2.63%) SLA
8 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.66%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.61%) VirtualBox
4 4 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.66%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (4.61%) EnCase
2 4 (2.63%) SCCM
3 3 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.32%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.66%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.66%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.21%) Cisco
3 13 (8.55%) VMware
4 5 (3.29%) HP
4 5 (3.29%) Splunk
5 4 (2.63%) CA
5 4 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.63%) Dell
5 4 (2.63%) IFS
5 4 (2.63%) Imperva
5 4 (2.63%) Mitel
5 4 (2.63%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.63%) Veeam
6 3 (1.97%) Adobe
6 3 (1.97%) Apple
6 3 (1.97%) Incapsula
6 3 (1.97%) McAfee
6 3 (1.97%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.32%) NetWitness
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago