The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 94 101 143
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +42
Contract jobs citing Information Security 203 195 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.28% 2.07% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 2.60% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 95 55
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £321 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £580 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £450 £430
% change year-on-year
+10.55% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £40.42 £60.98 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.72% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £60.98 £43.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.08 £60.98 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -62.74%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7170 7498 6961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.58% 79.66% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 4359 3857
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 243 260
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Information Security
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Information Security Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Berkshire +4 47 £450 +0.55% 19
Hampshire +15 45 £475 +8.57% 20
Surrey -6 31 £475 -7.31% 8
Buckinghamshire -10 22 £450 - 1
West Sussex +2 18 £425 -
Oxfordshire +15 14 £525 +28.04% 2
Kent +15 12 £500 +26.58% 5
Middlesex -2 12 £500 +8.69%
East Sussex +3 4 £350 +14.28% 1
Sussex - 4 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 152 (37.53%) CISSP
2 105 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (22.72%) Firewall
4 87 (21.48%) PCI DSS
5 83 (20.49%) Windows
6 78 (19.26%) CISM
6 78 (19.26%) Finance
7 70 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
8 63 (15.56%) Management Information System
9 59 (14.57%) ITIL
10 52 (12.84%) Active Directory
11 49 (12.10%) Linux
11 49 (12.10%) Security Management
12 48 (11.85%) Cisco
13 47 (11.60%) Microsoft
14 46 (11.36%) CISA
15 44 (10.86%) Security Cleared
15 44 (10.86%) Security Architecture
16 42 (10.37%) Data Protection
16 42 (10.37%) Intrusion Detection
16 42 (10.37%) Telecoms
17 40 (9.88%) Security Operations
18 38 (9.38%) Project Management
19 37 (9.14%) SIEM
19 37 (9.14%) Vulnerability Management
20 35 (8.64%) Risk Management
21 34 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
22 33 (8.15%) TCP/IP
22 33 (8.15%) Data Centre
23 32 (7.90%) Degree

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (2.47%) IIS
2 6 (1.48%) Apache
2 6 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.74%) JBoss
3 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.25%) Drupal
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.46%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.73%) MS Office
5 5 (1.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.49%) Primavera
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.95%) SaaS
2 12 (2.96%) Office 365
3 10 (2.47%) IaaS
3 10 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.22%) PaaS
5 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.74%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 92 (22.72%) Firewall
2 42 (10.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 33 (8.15%) TCP/IP
4 26 (6.42%) Internet
5 20 (4.94%) VPN
6 19 (4.69%) Network Security
7 15 (3.70%) Intranet
7 15 (3.70%) LAN
7 15 (3.70%) WAN
8 14 (3.46%) SSL
9 13 (3.21%) LDAP
9 13 (3.21%) Wireless
10 12 (2.96%) DNS
11 10 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.47%) DHCP
11 10 (2.47%) MPLS
12 7 (1.73%) SAN
13 6 (1.48%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.48%) HTTP
13 6 (1.48%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.73%) DB2
1 7 (1.73%) Oracle Database
1 7 (1.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.49%) Big Data
6 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.49%) MySQL
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) ANTLR
1 2 (0.49%) AppScan
1 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.49%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.49%) JIRA
1 2 (0.49%) JUnit
1 2 (0.49%) Maven
1 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.25%) Moq
2 1 (0.25%) NUnit
2 1 (0.25%) Selenium
2 1 (0.25%) Subversion
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (19.26%) Finance
2 42 (10.37%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.19%) Legal
4 10 (2.47%) Retail
5 9 (2.22%) Banking
6 8 (1.98%) Law
7 6 (1.48%) Marketing
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (18.77%) Architect
2 66 (16.30%) Consultant
3 61 (15.06%) Analyst
3 61 (15.06%) Security Architect
4 60 (14.81%) Security Consultant
5 47 (11.60%) Security Analyst
6 41 (10.12%) Security Specialist
7 40 (9.88%) Security Manager
8 36 (8.89%) Project Manager
9 33 (8.15%) Information Security Consultant
10 27 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
11 22 (5.43%) Information Security Manager
12 20 (4.94%) CISSP Architect
12 20 (4.94%) Information Security Specialist
12 20 (4.94%) Information Specialist
13 19 (4.69%) Information Analyst
13 19 (4.69%) Information Manager
13 19 (4.69%) Information Security Analyst
14 18 (4.44%) Security Engineer
15 13 (3.21%) Information Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.44%) REST
2 11 (2.72%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.47%) OAuth
3 10 (2.47%) OpenID
3 10 (2.47%) SAML
4 8 (1.98%) Web Services
5 6 (1.48%) J2EE
6 5 (1.23%) Middleware
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 5 (1.23%) Spring
7 4 (0.99%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.74%) .NET
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Thrift
9 2 (0.49%) Drools
9 2 (0.49%) JMS
9 2 (0.49%) MyBatis
9 2 (0.49%) SOAP
9 2 (0.49%) WebCenter
9 2 (0.49%) XACML
9 2 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.56%) Management Information System
2 33 (8.15%) Data Centre
3 30 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.68%) CESG
5 21 (5.19%) PKI
6 20 (4.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 19 (4.69%) Cryptography
8 11 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.72%) Mathematics
9 10 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.98%) FMCG
11 8 (1.98%) Smartcard
12 7 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
14 5 (1.23%) Mainframe
14 5 (1.23%) Reference Data
14 5 (1.23%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 83 (20.49%) Windows
2 49 (12.10%) Linux
3 19 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 14 (3.46%) Unix
4 14 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.47%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.73%) Solaris
8 6 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.48%) zOS
9 5 (1.23%) AIX
10 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.99%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.49%) CentOS
12 2 (0.49%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.28%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (14.57%) ITIL
3 49 (12.10%) Security Management
4 44 (10.86%) Security Architecture
5 42 (10.37%) Data Protection
6 40 (9.88%) Security Operations
7 38 (9.38%) Project Management
8 37 (9.14%) SIEM
8 37 (9.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 35 (8.64%) Risk Management
10 34 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (7.65%) Incident Management
12 29 (7.16%) Penetration Testing
13 26 (6.42%) Change Management
14 25 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (6.17%) Information Assurance
15 23 (5.68%) Information Security Management
15 23 (5.68%) TOGAF
16 22 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (5.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.68%) Java
2 20 (4.94%) Python
3 14 (3.46%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.96%) SQL
5 10 (2.47%) C#
6 7 (1.73%) C
6 7 (1.73%) Perl
6 7 (1.73%) VB
7 6 (1.48%) C++
8 4 (0.99%) VBScript
9 2 (0.49%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) Ruby
9 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 152 (37.53%) CISSP
2 78 (19.26%) CISM
3 46 (11.36%) CISA
4 44 (10.86%) Security Cleared
5 32 (7.90%) Degree
6 28 (6.91%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (6.42%) SC Cleared
8 18 (4.44%) GCIH
8 18 (4.44%) GIAC
9 14 (3.46%) CCNP
9 14 (3.46%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (3.46%) GCIA
10 13 (3.21%) CEH
11 11 (2.72%) CLAS
12 10 (2.47%) CCNA
12 10 (2.47%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.22%) CRISC
13 9 (2.22%) SANS
14 8 (1.98%) IISP
15 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (21.48%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.94%) COBIT
4 18 (4.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 14 (3.46%) RMADS
5 14 (3.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (3.21%) ISO 9001
7 9 (2.22%) ISO27002
7 9 (2.22%) ISO27005
8 8 (1.98%) JSP 440
9 7 (1.73%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (1.23%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.99%) GPG13
11 4 (0.99%) SLA
12 3 (0.74%) ISO22301
12 3 (0.74%) QA
12 3 (0.74%) SAS 70
13 2 (0.49%) FIPS 140-2
13 2 (0.49%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 52 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.48%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.49%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) ClearTrust
6 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.25%) Postfix
6 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (2.96%) Puppet
2 10 (2.47%) OpenAM
2 10 (2.47%) OpenIDM
3 7 (1.73%) RSA Security Analytics
4 6 (1.48%) Nexpose
4 6 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.23%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.99%) ArcSight ESM
6 4 (0.99%) Nessus
6 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.99%) SCCM
6 4 (0.99%) WSUS
7 3 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.74%) Nmap
7 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.49%) QRadar
8 2 (0.49%) SCOM
8 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.25%) EnCase
Vendors
1 48 (11.85%) Cisco
2 47 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.91%) Intel Security
4 27 (6.67%) Oracle
4 27 (6.67%) VMware
5 20 (4.94%) IBM
6 16 (3.95%) ArcSight
7 13 (3.21%) Blue Coat
7 13 (3.21%) Symantec
8 12 (2.96%) CheckPoint
8 12 (2.96%) Juniper
8 12 (2.96%) Qualys
8 12 (2.96%) Splunk
9 11 (2.72%) F5
10 10 (2.47%) Barracuda Networks
10 10 (2.47%) ForgeRock
11 9 (2.22%) Sourcefire
12 8 (1.98%) AppSense
12 8 (1.98%) Rackspace
12 8 (1.98%) Red Hat
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