The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 25 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 46 39
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.36% 2.30% 4.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.75% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 21
Median daily rate £513 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £266 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £498 £445
% change year-on-year -4.77% +11.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 626 545 676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.05% 83.46% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 308 391
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Milton Keynes

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Milton Keynes

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
4 6 (25.00%) Internet
4 6 (25.00%) McAfee
4 6 (25.00%) Banking
4 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (20.83%) CISM
5 5 (20.83%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) Unix
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
7 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (12.50%) Computer Security
7 3 (12.50%) SIEM
7 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
7 3 (12.50%) Retail
7 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Marketing
7 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
7 3 (12.50%) SAP

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Internet
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Information Officer
3 4 (16.67%) Information Security Officer
3 4 (16.67%) Security Officer
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Information Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Governance Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Governance Manager
6 1 (4.17%) IT Security Officer
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL Problem Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Monitoring Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.17%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
2 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Computer Security
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 3 (12.50%) SIEM
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) ERD
5 2 (8.33%) OWASP
5 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) CISM
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) CISA
3 2 (8.33%) CISMP
3 2 (8.33%) CISSP
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CGEIT
4 1 (4.17%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) COBIT
3 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (8.33%) Nexpose
2 1 (4.17%) CSIRT
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) McAfee
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) F5
3 2 (8.33%) FireEye
3 2 (8.33%) GFI Software
3 2 (8.33%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) LogRhythm
3 2 (8.33%) Rapid7
3 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec
3 2 (8.33%) TippingPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Computacenter
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
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