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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 28 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 9 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.42% 4.15% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 5.19% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 2
Median daily rate £491 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.58% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £338 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +5.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.83 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £47.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-63.41% +173.34%
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
219 231 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 83.27% 79.93% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 138 152
Median daily rate £365 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Median hourly rate £20.83 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.40 £16.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £550 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 9 (47.37%) CISSP
1 9 (47.37%) Project Management
1 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (36.84%) CISA
2 7 (36.84%) CISM
2 7 (36.84%) COBIT
2 7 (36.84%) OWASP
2 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (36.84%) SDLC
2 7 (36.84%) IT Audit
3 6 (31.58%) CompTIA Security+
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Security+ Certification
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
5 4 (21.05%) Office 365
6 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
7 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.53%) Resource Allocation
7 2 (10.53%) High Availability

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Consultant
1 8 (42.11%) Information Security Consultant
1 8 (42.11%) Security Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Compliance Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Governance Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Information Governance Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Information Security Risk Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) IT Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Security Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Management Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Security Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) IT Audit
2 7 (36.84%) OWASP
2 7 (36.84%) SDLC
2 7 (36.84%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (15.79%) Security Operations
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) CISSP
2 7 (36.84%) CISA
2 7 (36.84%) CISM
3 6 (31.58%) CompTIA Security+
3 6 (31.58%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (36.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
2 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
2 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow