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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 29 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.53% 4.90% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 5.85% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 1
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£450 £520 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +28.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
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
276 342 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.19% 83.82% 61.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 255 62
Average daily rate £360 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £488 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 11 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 £33.84 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +78.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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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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 +17 12 £450 -13.46%
Bath - 2 - -
Information Security
South West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 38 (92.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (82.93%) UML
3 28 (68.29%) ITIL
4 26 (63.41%) Change Control
5 25 (60.98%) PRINCE2
5 25 (60.98%) ISO 9000
6 24 (58.54%) Manufacturing
7 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
8 22 (53.66%) Retail
9 20 (48.78%) Management Information System
10 19 (46.34%) ISEB
10 19 (46.34%) .NET
10 19 (46.34%) .NET Framework
10 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
11 18 (43.90%) Web Services
11 18 (43.90%) SOA
11 18 (43.90%) GIS
11 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (41.46%) CMS
12 17 (41.46%) Workflow
12 17 (41.46%) SAP
12 17 (41.46%) CRM
12 17 (41.46%) Content Management
13 16 (39.02%) VB
13 16 (39.02%) C#
14 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
15 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
15 6 (14.63%) Client/Server
15 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (14.63%) Programme Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 17 (41.46%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (2.44%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
General
1 24 (58.54%) Manufacturing
2 22 (53.66%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Architect
2 30 (73.17%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Software Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Information Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (2.44%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (46.34%) .NET
1 19 (46.34%) .NET Framework
2 18 (43.90%) Web Services
3 4 (9.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (48.78%) Management Information System
2 18 (43.90%) GIS
3 6 (14.63%) Client/Server
3 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.32%) Replication
5 2 (4.88%) Clustering
5 2 (4.88%) CESG
5 2 (4.88%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (4.88%) RMADS
6 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (82.93%) UML
2 28 (68.29%) ITIL
3 26 (63.41%) Change Control
4 25 (60.98%) PRINCE2
5 18 (43.90%) SOA
5 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (41.46%) Workflow
6 17 (41.46%) CRM
6 17 (41.46%) Content Management
7 6 (14.63%) Programme Management
7 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
8 5 (12.20%) ArchiMate
8 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
10 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.88%) Cyber Security
11 2 (4.88%) MODAF
11 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) C#
1 16 (39.02%) VB
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) ISEB
1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CISSP
4 2 (4.88%) CISM
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (92.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (60.98%) ISO 9000
3 3 (7.32%) JSP 440
4 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.44%) SLA
4 1 (2.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.88%) XenApp
1 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Veeam
3 3 (7.32%) Zerto
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) CommVault
4 2 (4.88%) Hitachi
4 2 (4.88%) VMware