Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 68 66
Rank change year-on-year -32 -2 +59
Contract jobs citing Information Security 108 167 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.12% 3.29% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 3.87% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 90 87
East of England median daily rate £519 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £321 £230 £333
90th Percentile £675 £616 £575
England median daily rate £511 £480 £500
% change year-on-year +6.51% -4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 7
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.06% -24.47% +17.11%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.53 £14.50
90th Percentile £17.43 £20.91 £34.97
England median hourly rate £17.32 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.98% -1.99% -12.50%

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 4,331 4,313 4,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.17% 84.99% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,538 2,483 2,312
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £548
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 263 324
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +11.11% +8.40%
10th Percentile £11.44 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.33 £46.93
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.52%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 -23 38 £400 +23.08% 14
Cambridgeshire -6 24 £550 +57.14% 10
Bedfordshire -17 17 £536 +4.63% 6
Suffolk -4 14 £550 +120.00% 2
Essex -4 12 £533 +12.11% 2
Norfolk +9 3 £335 -29.47% 4
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 24 (22.22%) Firewall
2 22 (20.37%) Windows
3 20 (18.52%) Information Security Management
4 19 (17.59%) Security Management
5 18 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 17 (15.74%) Finance
6 17 (15.74%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (13.89%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (12.96%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (12.04%) SIEM
9 13 (12.04%) ISMS
9 13 (12.04%) Law
9 13 (12.04%) CISSP
10 12 (11.11%) ITIL
10 12 (11.11%) Sony
10 12 (11.11%) Security Architecture
10 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
12 10 (9.26%) Client/Server
12 10 (9.26%) Risk Management
12 10 (9.26%) TOGAF
12 10 (9.26%) Computacenter
12 10 (9.26%) PCI DSS
12 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (9.26%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (8.33%) Windows 10
13 9 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (8.33%) Service Delivery
13 9 (8.33%) Web Services

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 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.48%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.41%) Office 365
3 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.78%) Sumo Logic
5 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.22%) Firewall
2 7 (6.48%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (5.56%) LAN
4 4 (3.70%) DNS
4 4 (3.70%) Internet
4 4 (3.70%) VPN
5 3 (2.78%) HTTP
6 2 (1.85%) Network Security
6 2 (1.85%) VPLS
6 2 (1.85%) WAN
7 1 (0.93%) FTP
7 1 (0.93%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.70%) Power BI
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
1 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Code
2 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) JMeter
2 1 (0.93%) jMock
2 1 (0.93%) JUnit
2 1 (0.93%) Selenium
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 17 (15.74%) Finance
2 13 (12.04%) Law
3 4 (3.70%) Retail
4 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Billing
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (32.41%) Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) Security Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Technical Analyst
4 13 (12.04%) Consultant
4 13 (12.04%) Project Manager
5 12 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 11 (10.19%) Architect
6 11 (10.19%) Security Manager
7 10 (9.26%) Information Security Consultant
8 9 (8.33%) Information Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Security Architect
9 7 (6.48%) Technical Test Analyst
9 7 (6.48%) Test Analyst
10 6 (5.56%) Information Manager
10 6 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (5.56%) Technical Manager
11 5 (4.63%) Operations Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Security Operations Analyst
11 5 (4.63%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) Web Services
2 4 (3.70%) REST
3 3 (2.78%) React
3 3 (2.78%) Redux
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.93%) HTML
4 1 (0.93%) HTML5
4 1 (0.93%) JSP
4 1 (0.93%) Spring
4 1 (0.93%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (9.26%) Client/Server
1 10 (9.26%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.63%) Over-the-Top Content
3 3 (2.78%) CESG
3 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.78%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.78%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.85%) User Experience
4 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.93%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.37%) Windows
2 9 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 7 (6.48%) Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Unix
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.52%) Information Security Management
2 19 (17.59%) Security Management
3 18 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 17 (15.74%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (13.89%) Customer Requirements
6 14 (12.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (12.04%) ISMS
7 13 (12.04%) SIEM
8 12 (11.11%) ITIL
8 12 (11.11%) Security Architecture
9 10 (9.26%) Risk Management
9 10 (9.26%) TOGAF
10 9 (8.33%) Project Management
10 9 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (7.41%) SABSA
12 7 (6.48%) Matrix Organization
12 7 (6.48%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.56%) Information Security Governance
13 6 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.78%) SQL
2 2 (1.85%) C
3 1 (0.93%) C#
3 1 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) Python
3 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) CISSP
2 8 (7.41%) Degree
2 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) CISM
5 3 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.78%) GIAC
5 3 (2.78%) GISP
5 3 (2.78%) ISSAP
5 3 (2.78%) OSCP
5 3 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.85%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) CISA
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.85%) CRISC
7 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.26%) PCI DSS
2 9 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (7.41%) SLA
4 7 (6.48%) PMO
5 5 (4.63%) COBIT
6 4 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (2.78%) GDPR
7 3 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (2.78%) JSP 440
8 2 (1.85%) GxP
8 2 (1.85%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.78%) Docker
1 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.85%) Puppet
1 2 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) Kibana
2 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Sony
2 10 (9.26%) Computacenter
3 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.63%) Splunk
5 4 (3.70%) VMware
6 3 (2.78%) Cisco
6 3 (2.78%) Dell
6 3 (2.78%) Nintex
6 3 (2.78%) SAP
7 2 (1.85%) ForeScout
7 2 (1.85%) Juniper
7 2 (1.85%) Lumesse
7 2 (1.85%) McAfee
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle
7 2 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.85%) Thycotic
7 2 (1.85%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.93%) Avaya
8 1 (0.93%) Symantec