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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 17 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 2.29% 8.18% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 9.63% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 7
Median daily rate - £500 £572
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 111 135 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 84.73% 84.91% 80.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 95 77
Median daily rate £400 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £526 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security in Middlesex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Middlesex

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Cryptography

Information Security
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) MPLS
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AppScan
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) ISMS
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Social Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CEH
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) VMware