The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 April 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 / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 52 51
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.03% 0.89% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.18% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £425 £350 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -19.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +104.76% -6.66%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 462 422 617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.52% 75.49% 82.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 318 407
Median daily rate £450 £415 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +0.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 44
Median hourly rate £55.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +292.85% -44.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Oxfordshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 7 (87.50%) CISA
2 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (62.50%) ISMS
3 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (62.50%) CISM
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) CEH
4 2 (25.00%) PCI QSA
4 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (25.00%) CREST Certified
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) ISO22301
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (12.50%) IT Governance
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) PMI
5 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MOF
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Information Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Information Security Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Information Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Information Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
1 5 (62.50%) ISMS
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) IT Governance
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) MOF
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CISA
1 7 (87.50%) CISSP
2 5 (62.50%) CISM
3 2 (25.00%) CEH
3 2 (25.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (25.00%) PCI QSA
4 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (87.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) ISO22301
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft