Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 17 November 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)
England > North East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 128 95
Rank change year-on-year +43 -33 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 17 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.38% 1.47% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.74% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 20
North East median daily rate £500 £400 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -25.23% +18.89%
10th Percentile £419 £363 £373
90th Percentile £571 £454 £654
England median daily rate £485 £485 £475
% change year-on-year -0.10% +2.11% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North East median hourly rate - £14.00 -
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -7.89% -28.97%

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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1037 2360 1663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.31% 84.59% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 1635 1063
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £255
90th Percentile £550 £525 £594
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 96 73
North East median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +76.54% -16.08%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.03 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.83 £36.00 £29.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the North East

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the North East

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the North East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the North East

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the North East

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Tyne and Wear +48 16 £500 +25.00% 3
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 North East region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 10 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
2 5 (29.41%) CISM
3 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (23.53%) CISSP
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (17.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (11.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
5 2 (11.76%) Information Management
5 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.76%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) SMS
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) B2C
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) CISA

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Security Manager
2 8 (47.06%) Information Manager
2 8 (47.06%) Information Security Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Information Risk Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) IT Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Head of Information
6 1 (5.88%) Head of Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Head of Security
6 1 (5.88%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Security Advisor
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
2 4 (23.53%) Information Governance
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Information Management
4 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) API Development
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CISM
2 4 (23.53%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (5.88%) CISA
4 1 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (17.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Capita
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) HP