Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 62 118
Rank change year-on-year +8 +56 +20
Contract jobs citing Information Security 183 147 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.58% 3.05% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 3.76% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 81 72
East of England median daily rate £470 £450 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -6.98% +20.94%
10th Percentile £247 £313 £300
90th Percentile £644 £588 £625
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -65.69% +4.62%
10th Percentile £15.79 £11.50 £35.30
90th Percentile £32.19 £40.30 £70.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £18.51
% change year-on-year +18.64% -20.32% -30.79%

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 4247 3913 4404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.10% 81.06% 78.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2447 2269 2545
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £253 £223 £238
90th Percentile £581 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 309 398
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £32.40 £24.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% +31.40% -1.37%
10th Percentile £12.10 £13.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Hertfordshire +12 61 £325 -40.91% 6
Bedfordshire +12 56 £500 +3.90% 5
Cambridgeshire +7 55 £354 -14.30% 19
Suffolk -1 10 £563 +2.27% 2
Essex -20 10 £425 +21.43% 1
Norfolk -10 3 £575 +84.00% 8
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 47 (25.68%) Management Information System
2 44 (24.04%) CISSP
2 44 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (20.77%) E-Commerce
4 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
5 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
6 28 (15.30%) Retail
6 28 (15.30%) Security Architecture
7 27 (14.75%) Risk Management
8 26 (14.21%) Finance
9 25 (13.66%) Windows
9 25 (13.66%) Data Centre
10 24 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
10 24 (13.11%) Law
11 23 (12.57%) CISM
12 22 (12.02%) Security Management
12 22 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (12.02%) GDPR
13 21 (11.48%) Programme Delivery
13 21 (11.48%) Security Operations
13 21 (11.48%) PCI DSS
13 21 (11.48%) Project Management
14 20 (10.93%) ITIL
14 20 (10.93%) Degree
14 20 (10.93%) COBIT
15 19 (10.38%) VMware
15 19 (10.38%) Cryptography
15 19 (10.38%) Firewall
15 19 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (9.84%) Active Directory

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 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.73%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.64%) IIS
4 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (6.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.46%) Office 365
3 9 (4.92%) IaaS
4 6 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.73%) Google App Engine
6 4 (2.19%) PaaS
7 3 (1.64%) SaaS
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.38%) Firewall
2 12 (6.56%) LAN
3 10 (5.46%) SSL
4 8 (4.37%) Network Security
4 8 (4.37%) WAN
5 6 (3.28%) Internet
5 6 (3.28%) VoIP
6 5 (2.73%) IPsec
7 4 (2.19%) HTTP
7 4 (2.19%) SMTP
8 3 (1.64%) NAS
8 3 (1.64%) SAN
9 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.09%) Wireless
10 1 (0.55%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.37%) Big Data
2 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon QuickSight
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.09%) HBase
3 2 (1.09%) Impala
3 2 (1.09%) Parquet
3 2 (1.09%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.55%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.55%) GIS
4 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.19%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.09%) IDA Disassembler
2 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.09%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.09%) OllyDbg
3 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.55%) JUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Maven
3 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.55%) Mockito
3 1 (0.55%) MSTest
3 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.55%) WebStorm
3 1 (0.55%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (15.30%) Retail
2 26 (14.21%) Finance
3 24 (13.11%) Law
4 10 (5.46%) Legal
5 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Military
7 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (21.86%) Analyst
2 28 (15.30%) Consultant
3 27 (14.75%) Security Consultant
4 22 (12.02%) Architect
4 22 (12.02%) Security Analyst
5 18 (9.84%) Security Architect
6 17 (9.29%) Information Analyst
7 15 (8.20%) Information Security Analyst
7 15 (8.20%) Information Security Consultant
8 14 (7.65%) Security Manager
9 13 (7.10%) Support Engineer
10 12 (6.56%) Business Analyst
11 10 (5.46%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (5.46%) Desktop Support
11 10 (5.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (4.92%) Technical Leader
13 8 (4.37%) Information Manager
13 8 (4.37%) Information Security Manager
14 7 (3.83%) Security Technical Consultant
14 7 (3.83%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.37%) Web Services
2 3 (1.64%) Middleware
3 2 (1.09%) Apache Avro
3 2 (1.09%) Kafka
3 2 (1.09%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.55%) HTML
4 1 (0.55%) HTML5
4 1 (0.55%) JPA
4 1 (0.55%) jQuery
4 1 (0.55%) JSON
4 1 (0.55%) REST
4 1 (0.55%) Spring
4 1 (0.55%) VML
4 1 (0.55%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.68%) Management Information System
2 25 (13.66%) Data Centre
3 22 (12.02%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.92%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.37%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.28%) PKI
7 5 (2.73%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.73%) RIA
8 4 (2.19%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.19%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.64%) NHS
10 2 (1.09%) CESG
10 2 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.09%) PMI
10 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.55%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.55%) EPoS
11 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.66%) Windows
2 11 (6.01%) Linux
3 8 (4.37%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.37%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.83%) Unix
5 6 (3.28%) Android
5 6 (3.28%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.73%) AIX
6 5 (2.73%) Solaris
7 2 (1.09%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.09%) VMS
7 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) E-Commerce
2 28 (15.30%) Security Architecture
3 27 (14.75%) Risk Management
4 24 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (12.02%) Security Management
6 21 (11.48%) Programme Delivery
6 21 (11.48%) Project Management
6 21 (11.48%) Security Operations
7 20 (10.93%) ITIL
8 19 (10.38%) Cryptography
9 17 (9.29%) Data Protection
10 16 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (8.74%) Data Privacy
10 16 (8.74%) Information Security Management
10 16 (8.74%) Risk Assessment
11 15 (8.20%) ISMS
11 15 (8.20%) SDLC
12 14 (7.65%) Business Continuity
12 14 (7.65%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (7.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.37%) SQL
2 7 (3.83%) Java
2 7 (3.83%) Python
3 3 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.09%) C
4 2 (1.09%) C#
4 2 (1.09%) Perl
4 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.55%) Groovy
5 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (24.04%) CISSP
2 23 (12.57%) CISM
3 20 (10.93%) Degree
4 14 (7.65%) GIAC
4 14 (7.65%) OSCP
4 14 (7.65%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.56%) CISA
6 8 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.37%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.28%) CCNA
7 6 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (1.64%) CCSP
8 3 (1.64%) CRISC
8 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (12.02%) GDPR
3 21 (11.48%) PCI DSS
4 20 (10.93%) COBIT
5 8 (4.37%) ISO 9001
6 6 (3.28%) NIST 800
7 5 (2.73%) FIPS 140-2
7 5 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (2.19%) PMO
9 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.64%) SLA
10 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
10 2 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.09%) QA
10 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.55%) GMP
11 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (9.84%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.73%) vCloud
3 5 (2.73%) vSphere
4 4 (2.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.09%) HDFS
5 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.09%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) SCCM
2 2 (1.09%) EnCase
2 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.09%) Nessus
2 2 (1.09%) Oozie
2 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.55%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.55%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.38%) VMware
3 10 (5.46%) McAfee
4 9 (4.92%) Cisco
4 9 (4.92%) HP
5 7 (3.83%) Adobe
5 7 (3.83%) Citrix
6 6 (3.28%) Google
7 5 (2.73%) Gemalto
7 5 (2.73%) Thales
8 4 (2.19%) Dell
8 4 (2.19%) Mitel
8 4 (2.19%) SAP
8 4 (2.19%) Veeam
9 3 (1.64%) CA
10 2 (1.09%) Apple
10 2 (1.09%) Imperva
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle
10 2 (1.09%) Qualys
10 2 (1.09%) VocaLink