Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 75 103
Rank change year-on-year +19 +28 +33
Contract jobs citing Information Security 175 119 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.65% 2.63% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 3.25% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 62 72
East of England median daily rate £460 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £261 £278 £300
90th Percentile £578 £588 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -61.11% -7.69%
10th Percentile £15.79 £11.50 £34.10
90th Percentile £39.38 £40.30 £69.50
England median hourly rate £17.15 £14.78 £37.00
% change year-on-year +16.09% -60.07% +29.82%

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 4,011 3,665 4,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.77% 81.08% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 2,102 2,336
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.24%
10th Percentile £260 £215 £238
90th Percentile £582 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 287 395
East of England median hourly rate £33.92 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.33% +16.50%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.65 £11.60
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Cambridgeshire +12 60 £354 -11.63% 14
Hertfordshire +4 58 £369 -30.59% 12
Bedfordshire +16 46 £485 +9.30% 7
Suffolk +14 12 £556 +18.67% 2
Essex -16 8 £450 +20.00%
Norfolk -8 3 £575 -11.54% 7
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 47 (26.86%) CISSP
2 42 (24.00%) Management Information System
3 38 (21.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 34 (19.43%) Cybersecurity
6 32 (18.29%) Microsoft
7 30 (17.14%) Finance
8 27 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
9 25 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 25 (14.29%) Security Operations
10 24 (13.71%) COBIT
11 23 (13.14%) Firewall
12 22 (12.57%) Windows
12 22 (12.57%) Retail
13 21 (12.00%) Security Management
13 21 (12.00%) Law
13 21 (12.00%) CISM
13 21 (12.00%) Data Centre
13 21 (12.00%) GDPR
13 21 (12.00%) Security Architecture
14 19 (10.86%) OSCP
14 19 (10.86%) Project Management
14 19 (10.86%) GIAC
14 19 (10.86%) Security Cleared
15 18 (10.29%) PCI DSS
15 18 (10.29%) Degree
15 18 (10.29%) ITIL
16 17 (9.71%) Vulnerability Management
16 17 (9.71%) Programme Delivery
17 16 (9.14%) 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 12 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.86%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.71%) IIS
4 2 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (15.43%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.14%) IaaS
2 9 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.14%) Office 365
3 6 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.86%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.29%) PaaS
6 3 (1.71%) SaaS
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.14%) Firewall
2 12 (6.86%) LAN
3 9 (5.14%) WAN
4 7 (4.00%) SSL
5 6 (3.43%) Internet
6 5 (2.86%) IPsec
6 5 (2.86%) VoIP
7 3 (1.71%) HTTP
7 3 (1.71%) NAS
7 3 (1.71%) Network Security
7 3 (1.71%) SAN
7 3 (1.71%) SMTP
8 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.14%) Wireless
9 1 (0.57%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.29%) Big Data
2 3 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon QuickSight
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.14%) HBase
3 2 (1.14%) Impala
3 2 (1.14%) Parquet
3 2 (1.14%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.57%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.86%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) MSTest
2 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (17.14%) Finance
2 22 (12.57%) Retail
3 21 (12.00%) Law
4 9 (5.14%) Legal
5 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 2 (1.14%) French Language
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (20.00%) Analyst
2 25 (14.29%) Consultant
3 21 (12.00%) Security Analyst
3 21 (12.00%) Security Consultant
4 18 (10.29%) Information Analyst
5 16 (9.14%) Architect
5 16 (9.14%) Information Security Analyst
6 15 (8.57%) Security Manager
7 12 (6.86%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.29%) Business Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) Security Architect
8 11 (6.29%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (5.14%) Technical Leader
11 8 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) IT Manager
12 6 (3.43%) Information Manager
12 6 (3.43%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) Web Services
2 3 (1.71%) Middleware
3 2 (1.14%) Apache Avro
3 2 (1.14%) Kafka
3 2 (1.14%) XML
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.57%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 21 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 16 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (3.43%) PKI
6 5 (2.86%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.29%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.29%) RIA
8 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.71%) PMI
9 2 (1.14%) CESG
9 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.14%) NHS
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.57%) BYOD
10 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.57%) Windows
2 8 (4.57%) Linux
3 7 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.00%) Unix
3 7 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.43%) Android
5 5 (2.86%) AIX
5 5 (2.86%) Solaris
5 5 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.14%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 34 (19.43%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 25 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 21 (12.00%) Security Architecture
4 21 (12.00%) Security Management
5 19 (10.86%) Project Management
6 18 (10.29%) ITIL
7 17 (9.71%) Programme Delivery
7 17 (9.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (9.14%) Data Protection
9 15 (8.57%) Data Privacy
9 15 (8.57%) Supplier Management
10 14 (8.00%) Cryptography
10 14 (8.00%) Information Security Management
11 13 (7.43%) ISMS
12 12 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (6.86%) Business Continuity
12 12 (6.86%) SDLC
12 12 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.57%) SQL
2 6 (3.43%) Java
3 2 (1.14%) C
3 2 (1.14%) C#
3 2 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (26.86%) CISSP
2 21 (12.00%) CISM
3 19 (10.86%) GIAC
3 19 (10.86%) OSCP
3 19 (10.86%) Security Cleared
4 18 (10.29%) Degree
5 10 (5.71%) CISA
5 10 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.86%) CCNA
8 4 (2.29%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (1.71%) CCSP
9 3 (1.71%) CRISC
9 3 (1.71%) GSLC
9 3 (1.71%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.71%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (21.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (13.71%) COBIT
3 21 (12.00%) GDPR
4 18 (10.29%) PCI DSS
5 10 (5.71%) ISO 9001
6 5 (2.86%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (2.29%) PMO
8 3 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (1.71%) NIST 800
8 3 (1.71%) SLA
9 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
9 2 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (1.14%) QA
9 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.57%) GMP
10 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.43%) vSphere
4 5 (2.86%) vCloud
5 3 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.14%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.14%) HDFS
6 2 (1.14%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Nessus
2 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) Oozie
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.57%) Nagios
3 1 (0.57%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (18.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.14%) VMware
3 12 (6.86%) McAfee
4 8 (4.57%) HP
5 7 (4.00%) Adobe
5 7 (4.00%) Cisco
5 7 (4.00%) Citrix
6 6 (3.43%) Google
7 5 (2.86%) Gemalto
7 5 (2.86%) Thales
8 4 (2.29%) SAP
9 3 (1.71%) CA
9 3 (1.71%) Dell
9 3 (1.71%) Mitel
9 3 (1.71%) Oracle
9 3 (1.71%) Veeam
10 2 (1.14%) IFS
10 2 (1.14%) Imperva
10 2 (1.14%) Splunk
10 2 (1.14%) VocaLink