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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 65 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.58% 1.42% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.83% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
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£575 £465 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.65% +69.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
Information Security
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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
670 600 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.27% 77.32% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 433 222
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £24.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
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 7 July 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 (53.33%) CISSP
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (33.33%) CISM
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) Law
5 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (20.00%) COBIT
6 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (20.00%) GIAC
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) GSEC
6 3 (20.00%) CEH
6 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (20.00%) Security Management
6 3 (20.00%) CISA
6 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (20.00%) SSCP
6 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (20.00%) MCP
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Law
3 3 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Legal
5 1 (6.67%) Electronics
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Data Scientist
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Head of Procurement
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) AS400
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
4 2 (13.33%) Information Management
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISSP
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) CISM
4 3 (20.00%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (20.00%) GIAC
4 3 (20.00%) GSEC
4 3 (20.00%) CEH
4 3 (20.00%) SSCP
4 3 (20.00%) CISA
4 3 (20.00%) MCP
4 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) ISACA
4 3 (20.00%) GPEN
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (20.00%) COBIT
2 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
1 3 (20.00%) VMware
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