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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 41 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.16% 0.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +79.05%
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
258 163 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 79.63% 77.99% 64.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 116 79
Average daily rate £335 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -48.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £19.30 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.63 £19.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 October 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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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 - 5 £675 -
Bath -1 1 £350 -
Street - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Information Security
South West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 16 (88.89%) Risk Management
2 15 (83.33%) JSP 440
2 15 (83.33%) RMADS
3 14 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (77.78%) Management Information System
3 14 (77.78%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (72.22%) JSP
4 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
5 10 (55.56%) CESG
6 9 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Information Assurance
8 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Summit
8 3 (16.67%) ISO 14001
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
9 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) IaaS
10 1 (5.56%) OWASP
10 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
10 1 (5.56%) Security Management
10 1 (5.56%) CISSP
10 1 (5.56%) Internet
10 1 (5.56%) BCP
10 1 (5.56%) ITIL
10 1 (5.56%) SOA

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
General
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Coordinator
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) CLAS Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Security Assurance Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Advisor
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Chief Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) JSP
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) RMADS
2 14 (77.78%) Management Information System
3 10 (55.56%) CESG
4 9 (50.00%) CESG CLAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Risk Management
2 14 (77.78%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) ISMS
6 1 (5.56%) OWASP
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) BCP
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (83.33%) JSP 440
2 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
3 3 (16.67%) ISO 14001
4 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000