The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 62 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.14% 0.91% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.18% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Average daily rate
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£335 £440 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.86% +44.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £363 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +63.63%
Information Security
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
649 594 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.09% 77.24% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 409 271
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 30 13
Average hourly rate £44.44 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.76% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 5 (23.81%) CISSP
3 5 (23.81%) Logical Data Model
3 5 (23.81%) Physical Data Model
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source
4 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (19.05%) COBIT
4 4 (19.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (19.05%) CISA
4 4 (19.05%) CISM
4 4 (19.05%) Internet
4 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (19.05%) MS Office
4 4 (19.05%) Information Management
4 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Sun
5 3 (14.29%) SSCP
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (14.29%) GIAC
5 3 (14.29%) CEH
5 3 (14.29%) Retail
5 3 (14.29%) Content Management
5 3 (14.29%) GSEC
5 3 (14.29%) XML

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (14.29%) Drupal
1 3 (14.29%) Magnolia
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) LDAP
2 3 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 3 (14.29%) Jackrabbit
1 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 3 (14.29%) Aerospike
1 3 (14.29%) Couchbase
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Toad
1 1 (4.76%) RequisitePro
1 1 (4.76%) GCC
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Military
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Data Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Data Scientist
5 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Auditor
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Office Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) XML
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 3 (14.29%) Mashup
2 3 (14.29%) Taxonomies
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
2 5 (23.81%) Logical Data Model
2 5 (23.81%) Physical Data Model
3 4 (19.05%) Information Management
3 4 (19.05%) Data Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Content Management
4 3 (14.29%) ETL
4 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
5 2 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
5 2 (9.52%) Time Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) CISSP
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) CISA
3 4 (19.05%) CISM
4 3 (14.29%) SSCP
4 3 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (14.29%) GIAC
4 3 (14.29%) CEH
4 3 (14.29%) GSEC
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
4 3 (14.29%) ISACA
4 3 (14.29%) GPEN
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) COBIT
1 4 (19.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.76%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Sun
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
1 3 (14.29%) ForgeRock
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft