The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 36 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.59% 6.60% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 8.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 0
Average daily rate £450 £675 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
260 231 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.54% 76.24% 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 147 104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £698 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 8
Average hourly rate £44.00 £36.40 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £24.20 £21.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £33.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Taunton -1 5 £450 -33.33%
Information Security
South West

Information Security
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (50.00%) GPG13
2 4 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
2 4 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (50.00%) CLAS
2 4 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Change Control
2 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 4 (50.00%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) CESG
2 4 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (50.00%) JSP 440
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Coordinator
1 4 (50.00%) Security Assurance Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) CESG
2 4 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
1 4 (50.00%) Change Control
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
1 4 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (50.00%) ERP
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (50.00%) Service Management
1 4 (50.00%) SOA
1 4 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 4 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 4 (50.00%) CLAS
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) GPG13
1 4 (50.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (50.00%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP