The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 39 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 1.02% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.42% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
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£500 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
Information Security
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
220 211 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.86% 71.53% 68.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 126 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £259 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £514 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Average hourly rate £20.67 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.80 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.53 £43.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 5
West Malling - - - - 1
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (83.33%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CISM
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Advertising
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) BCP
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) CRISC
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) CISA
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
General
1 3 (50.00%) Advertising
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Law
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Information Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Risk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Commercial Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) BCP
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CISM
3 2 (33.33%) CRISC
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CISA
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 2 (33.33%) VMware