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 29 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.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 55 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.02% 1.86% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.18% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £375 £310 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -43.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £212 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £342 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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 633 643 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.08% 85.28% 79.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 367 342
Median daily rate £415 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 8 (30.77%) Intel Security
5 6 (23.08%) Internet
5 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
6 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
6 5 (19.23%) CISSP
6 5 (19.23%) Unix
6 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
6 5 (19.23%) GIAC
6 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Retail
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (15.38%) CLAS
7 4 (15.38%) SANS
7 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
7 4 (15.38%) Security Patching
8 3 (11.54%) 802.1X
8 3 (11.54%) FireEye
8 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (11.54%) Nexpose
8 3 (11.54%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 3 (11.54%) GFI Software

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 (3.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) Internet
3 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (11.54%) SSL
4 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) Wireless
5 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Back Office
5 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Security Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Security Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Security Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Information Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Problem Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Management Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Security Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 4 (15.38%) Security Patching
3 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (11.54%) Computer Security
4 3 (11.54%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (11.54%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (11.54%) OWASP
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.54%) SIEM
4 3 (11.54%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CISSP
1 5 (19.23%) GIAC
2 4 (15.38%) CLAS
2 4 (15.38%) SANS
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CISA
4 2 (7.69%) CISMP
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) APMP
5 1 (3.85%) CEH
5 1 (3.85%) CISM
5 1 (3.85%) GCIA
5 1 (3.85%) GCIH
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Nexpose
2 2 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.85%) CSIRT
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Intel Security
2 3 (11.54%) ArcSight
2 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) F5
2 3 (11.54%) FireEye
2 3 (11.54%) GFI Software
2 3 (11.54%) Juniper
2 3 (11.54%) LogRhythm
2 3 (11.54%) Rapid7
2 3 (11.54%) Sourcefire
2 3 (11.54%) Symantec
2 3 (11.54%) TippingPoint
3 1 (3.85%) AppSense
3 1 (3.85%) Computacenter
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat