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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 49 93
Rank change year-on-year -21 +44  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 56 76 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.65% 2.95% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 3.74% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 26
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £382 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
Median hourly rate £51.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.42% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.09% +133.33%  

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 1781 2031 2143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.41% 78.94% 78.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 1204 1201
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 118 166
Median hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.54% -15.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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
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 3 months to 30 April 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
Bedfordshire +17 24 £450 +4.34% 2
Hertfordshire +4 21 £445 +4.70% 11
Cambridgeshire -20 8 £363 -14.70% 10
Essex -8 2 £500 - 2
Suffolk +6 1 £500 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 27 (21.77%) Finance
3 27 (21.77%) Risk Management
4 26 (20.97%) CISSP
5 25 (20.16%) CISM
5 25 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
6 20 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
7 19 (15.32%) Web Services
7 19 (15.32%) OO
7 19 (15.32%) SOA
7 19 (15.32%) PCI DSS
7 19 (15.32%) Waterfall
8 18 (14.52%) Spring
8 18 (14.52%) HTML
8 18 (14.52%) JavaScript
8 18 (14.52%) Hibernate
9 17 (13.71%) J2EE
9 17 (13.71%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (13.71%) SIEM
10 15 (12.10%) .NET
10 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET
11 14 (11.29%) Middleware
11 14 (11.29%) Adobe
11 14 (11.29%) Apache Flex
12 13 (10.48%) Security Architecture
12 13 (10.48%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (4.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.23%) Office 365
3 2 (1.61%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) Firewall
2 8 (6.45%) LAN
2 8 (6.45%) WAN
3 6 (4.84%) Network Security
4 5 (4.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.81%) DNS
6 1 (0.81%) IPsec
6 1 (0.81%) SSH
6 1 (0.81%) SSL
6 1 (0.81%) VLAN
6 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) Big Data
2 5 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.23%) IntelliJ
1 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.23%) JUnit
1 4 (3.23%) Maven
1 4 (3.23%) Mercurial
1 4 (3.23%) Mockito
1 4 (3.23%) WebStorm
2 1 (0.81%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (0.81%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.81%) OllyDbg
2 1 (0.81%) TestPartner
General
1 27 (21.77%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Banking
3 9 (7.26%) Retail
4 8 (6.45%) Law
5 5 (4.03%) Legal
5 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Local Government
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (26.61%) Consultant
2 32 (25.81%) Security Consultant
3 25 (20.16%) Architect
4 19 (15.32%) Applications Consultant
5 18 (14.52%) Analyst
5 18 (14.52%) Information Security Consultant
6 15 (12.10%) Security Manager
7 13 (10.48%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.26%) Project Manager
8 9 (7.26%) Security Architect
8 9 (7.26%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.45%) Security Analyst
9 8 (6.45%) Security Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.45%) Technical Security Consultant
10 7 (5.65%) Security Officer
11 6 (4.84%) Security Project Manager
12 5 (4.03%) Business Analyst
12 5 (4.03%) Information Security Architect
12 5 (4.03%) IT Security Officer
12 5 (4.03%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) Web Services
2 18 (14.52%) Hibernate
2 18 (14.52%) HTML
2 18 (14.52%) Spring
3 17 (13.71%) J2EE
4 15 (12.10%) .NET
5 14 (11.29%) Apache Flex
5 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET
5 14 (11.29%) Middleware
6 4 (3.23%) HTML5
6 4 (3.23%) JPA
6 4 (3.23%) jQuery
6 4 (3.23%) JSON
6 4 (3.23%) REST
6 4 (3.23%) XML
6 4 (3.23%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 25 (20.16%) Data Centre
3 13 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.03%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.42%) Clustering
6 3 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.42%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.84%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Unix
3 2 (1.61%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.81%) VMS
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.77%) Risk Management
3 20 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
4 19 (15.32%) OO
4 19 (15.32%) SOA
4 19 (15.32%) Waterfall
5 17 (13.71%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (13.71%) SIEM
6 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.48%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (10.48%) Security Architecture
8 12 (9.68%) Analytics
8 12 (9.68%) ITIL
8 12 (9.68%) Project Management
9 11 (8.87%) Big Data Analytics
9 11 (8.87%) Data Analytics
9 11 (8.87%) Data Protection
9 11 (8.87%) Database Security
9 11 (8.87%) DevOps
9 11 (8.87%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.52%) JavaScript
2 10 (8.06%) Java
3 6 (4.84%) SQL
4 4 (3.23%) Groovy
4 4 (3.23%) Scala
5 1 (0.81%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.81%) Python
5 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) CISSP
2 25 (20.16%) CISM
3 12 (9.68%) CISA
4 9 (7.26%) GIAC
5 8 (6.45%) SANS
6 7 (5.65%) SSCP
7 4 (3.23%) CEH
7 4 (3.23%) IISP
7 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.42%) CREST Certified
8 3 (2.42%) Degree
8 3 (2.42%) OSCP
9 2 (1.61%) CCNA
9 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.61%) ISEB
10 1 (0.81%) CCIE
10 1 (0.81%) CCSA
10 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.81%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (15.32%) PCI DSS
3 12 (9.68%) GDPR
4 4 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.61%) COBIT
5 2 (1.61%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.81%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.61%) Docker
2 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.81%) Snort
3 1 (0.81%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) EnCase
1 1 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (0.81%) Nessus
1 1 (0.81%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (11.29%) Adobe
2 6 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.03%) Oracle
4 4 (3.23%) SAP
5 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.42%) Splunk
6 2 (1.61%) CA
6 2 (1.61%) IFS
6 2 (1.61%) Lumesse
6 2 (1.61%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.61%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco
7 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.81%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.81%) Juniper
7 1 (0.81%) NetApp
7 1 (0.81%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.81%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.81%) Symantec
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