Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 69 51
Rank change year-on-year -39 -18 +65
Contract jobs citing Information Security 98 150 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.06% 3.22% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 3.81% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 92 116
East of England median daily rate £550 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £364 £243 £369
90th Percentile £687 £607 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 9
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £17.15 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.98% -17.65% -7.42%
10th Percentile £16.58 £13.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £26.98 £24.28 £23.42
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -16.67% -6.67%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,984 3,937 4,230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.89% 84.48% 81.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,255 2,334 2,480
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £227 £231 £240
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 256 285
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £11.38 £12.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.30 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +10.47%

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 23 July 2018.

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 23 July 2018.

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 23 July 2018. 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
Hertfordshire -27 31 £400 +14.29% 13
Bedfordshire -17 28 £550 +7.84% 5
Cambridgeshire -9 15 £563 +59.91% 12
Suffolk -3 13 £650 +160.00% 1
Essex +10 9 £606 +27.63% 2
Norfolk +8 2 £335 -29.47% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 25 (25.51%) Firewall
2 18 (18.37%) Security Architecture
3 17 (17.35%) SIEM
3 17 (17.35%) Security Cleared
3 17 (17.35%) CISSP
4 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.31%) ITIL
5 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
6 14 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (13.27%) PCI DSS
7 13 (13.27%) Finance
7 13 (13.27%) Windows
8 11 (11.22%) Management Information System
8 11 (11.22%) Retail
8 11 (11.22%) Cisco
8 11 (11.22%) HTTP
9 10 (10.20%) PRINCE2
9 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
9 10 (10.20%) Project Management
9 10 (10.20%) Dell
9 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (10.20%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (9.18%) VMware
10 9 (9.18%) Business Continuity
10 9 (9.18%) HP
10 9 (9.18%) SQL
10 9 (9.18%) SMTP
10 9 (9.18%) VoIP

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 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.04%) Office 365
3 2 (2.04%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.51%) Firewall
2 11 (11.22%) HTTP
3 9 (9.18%) SMTP
3 9 (9.18%) VoIP
4 7 (7.14%) Internet
5 5 (5.10%) LAN
6 3 (3.06%) WAN
7 2 (2.04%) DNS
7 2 (2.04%) Network Security
7 2 (2.04%) VPN
8 1 (1.02%) FTP
8 1 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (5.10%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.10%) IntelliJ
1 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.10%) JUnit
1 5 (5.10%) Maven
1 5 (5.10%) Mercurial
1 5 (5.10%) Mockito
1 5 (5.10%) WebStorm
2 1 (1.02%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Retail
3 8 (8.16%) Legal
4 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.04%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (18.37%) Consultant
2 13 (13.27%) Architect
2 13 (13.27%) Information Manager
2 13 (13.27%) Security Manager
3 12 (12.24%) Security Consultant
4 10 (10.20%) Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Information Security Consultant
4 10 (10.20%) Information Security Manager
4 10 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.18%) Security Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Technical Support
7 5 (5.10%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) SIEM Consultant
8 4 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) CSS
1 5 (5.10%) HTML
1 5 (5.10%) HTML5
1 5 (5.10%) jQuery
1 5 (5.10%) JSON
1 5 (5.10%) REST
1 5 (5.10%) Spring
1 5 (5.10%) XML
1 5 (5.10%) XML Schema
2 2 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.16%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.02%) CESG
6 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.02%) EPoS
6 1 (1.02%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.02%) PKI
6 1 (1.02%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Windows
2 8 (8.16%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.04%) Unix
3 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.02%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Security Architecture
2 17 (17.35%) SIEM
3 15 (15.31%) ITIL
3 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
4 14 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.20%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (10.20%) PRINCE2
6 10 (10.20%) Project Management
6 10 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (9.18%) Business Continuity
7 9 (9.18%) E-Commerce
8 8 (8.16%) Cyber Intelligence
8 8 (8.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 8 (8.16%) Security Operations
8 8 (8.16%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (8.16%) TOGAF
9 7 (7.14%) Change Management
10 6 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) Groovy
2 5 (5.10%) Java
2 5 (5.10%) Java 8
2 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.10%) Scala
3 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (17.35%) CISSP
1 17 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.16%) Degree
4 7 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.08%) CISA
6 4 (4.08%) MCP
6 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.06%) CISM
7 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.06%) SANS
7 3 (3.06%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (2.04%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.04%) CRISC
8 2 (2.04%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (7.14%) SLA
4 4 (4.08%) COBIT
4 4 (4.08%) GDPR
4 4 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.04%) GxP
6 1 (1.02%) PMO
6 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Nessus
2 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Cisco
3 10 (10.20%) Dell
4 9 (9.18%) Computacenter
4 9 (9.18%) HP
4 9 (9.18%) VMware
5 7 (7.14%) Veeam
6 6 (6.12%) McAfee
7 5 (5.10%) SAP
8 4 (4.08%) Mitel
8 4 (4.08%) Splunk
9 2 (2.04%) ForeScout
9 2 (2.04%) hybris
9 2 (2.04%) Lumesse
9 2 (2.04%) Oracle
9 2 (2.04%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.04%) Thycotic
9 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.02%) Citrix
10 1 (1.02%) EMC