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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 29 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing Information Security 12 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.03% 0.67% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.11% 0.87% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £550 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +76.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £510 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £474 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £17.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+173.34% -66.66%
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
235 231 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 78.86% 77.26% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 153 126
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £26.28 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.20% -24.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge - 2 £338 -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (56.25%) Banking
4 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (43.75%) CISM
4 7 (43.75%) CISSP
5 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (37.50%) MS Office
6 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
7 4 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (25.00%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (25.00%) PKI
7 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Sentinel
7 4 (25.00%) Tripwire
7 4 (25.00%) PaaS
7 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
8 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
8 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
8 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
8 3 (18.75%) SLA
8 3 (18.75%) Law
8 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
9 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
9 2 (12.50%) ITIL
9 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Law
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Advertising
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Information Manager
3 5 (31.25%) Information Security Manager
3 5 (31.25%) Security Manager
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Information Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Security Project Manager
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security Project Manager
6 2 (12.50%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
6 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) IT Procurement Manager
7 1 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
7 1 (6.25%) IT Security Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Benchmarking
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Investment Management
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Data Security
6 1 (6.25%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
1 7 (43.75%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Tripwire
2 1 (6.25%) Splunk
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) VMware