The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 24 June 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)
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 18 12
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 6.74% 5.75% 5.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.79% 6.41% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 6
Median daily rate £475 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £494 £445
% change year-on-year -4.05% +10.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £37.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -40.50%  

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 Middlesex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 77 156 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 86.52% 89.66% 74.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 102 73
Median daily rate £457 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.25% +3.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Middlesex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Middlesex

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Middlesex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) SaaS
2 3 (33.33%) Mercator
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) CREST Certified
3 2 (22.22%) ISMS
4 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) SAP GRC
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) SCADA
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) JSP 440
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) Threat Management
4 1 (11.11%) HP Fortify
4 1 (11.11%) Smart Energy
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) AppScan
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Consultant
2 5 (55.56%) Security Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SCADA Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) SCADA
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) ISMS
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Social Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
1 2 (22.22%) CREST Certified
2 1 (11.11%) CEH
2 1 (11.11%) CISA
2 1 (11.11%) CISM
2 1 (11.11%) CRISC
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) OSCP
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (11.11%) JSP 440
3 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Mercator
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) SAP