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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 153 162 201
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +39
Contract jobs citing Information Security 90 87 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 1.00% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.39% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 50 32
Average daily rate
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£494 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.44% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £260 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
Berkshire +15 29 £488 +39.28% 10
Surrey -1 24 £385 -9.41% 9
Hampshire -10 17 £475 +18.75% 12
Middlesex +6 7 £525 +8.47%
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £363 +9.43% 2
West Sussex +4 3 £290 -42.85%
Kent -3 3 £500 - 7
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 76 (38.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (28.28%) CISSP
3 46 (23.23%) Windows
4 43 (21.72%) Microsoft
5 42 (21.21%) Management Information System
6 39 (19.70%) Security Management
6 39 (19.70%) Firewall
6 39 (19.70%) Risk Management
7 38 (19.19%) CISM
7 38 (19.19%) Security Architecture
8 36 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 36 (18.18%) Finance
9 32 (16.16%) Linux
9 32 (16.16%) PCI DSS
10 31 (15.66%) Cisco
11 30 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
12 28 (14.14%) UNIX
13 26 (13.13%) ITIL
14 24 (12.12%) CISA
15 23 (11.62%) Network Security
16 22 (11.11%) Degree
16 22 (11.11%) Data Protection
17 21 (10.61%) SC Cleared
18 20 (10.10%) Retail
18 20 (10.10%) Information Security Management
18 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
19 19 (9.60%) Telecoms
20 18 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
21 17 (8.59%) Information Assurance
21 17 (8.59%) C++

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (5.56%) IIS
1 11 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.02%) Apache
2 4 (2.02%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.52%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.56%) MS Office
3 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.70%) Firewall
2 23 (11.62%) Network Security
3 13 (6.57%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (4.55%) VPN
5 9 (4.55%) SAN
6 7 (3.54%) Internet
6 7 (3.54%) SSL
6 7 (3.54%) WAN
6 7 (3.54%) LAN
7 6 (3.03%) Wireless
8 4 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.02%) LDAP
8 4 (2.02%) ATM
8 4 (2.02%) SSH
8 4 (2.02%) IPsec
9 2 (1.01%) DNS
9 2 (1.01%) MPLS
9 2 (1.01%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.51%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) Redmine
General
1 36 (18.18%) Finance
2 20 (10.10%) Retail
3 19 (9.60%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.56%) Aerospace
5 8 (4.04%) Legal
6 6 (3.03%) Banking
7 5 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.52%) Advertising
8 3 (1.52%) Back Office
8 3 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.01%) Marketing
9 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.01%) Games
9 2 (1.01%) Military
10 1 (0.51%) Automotive
10 1 (0.51%) Law
10 1 (0.51%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 39 (19.70%) Consultant
2 35 (17.68%) Analyst
3 33 (16.67%) Architect
4 29 (14.65%) Security Analyst
4 29 (14.65%) Security Consultant
5 24 (12.12%) Security Architect
6 12 (6.06%) Developer
7 10 (5.05%) Information Security Consultant
7 10 (5.05%) C++ Developer
8 9 (4.55%) Information Architect
8 9 (4.55%) Security Manager
8 9 (4.55%) Compliance Manager
8 9 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
9 7 (3.54%) Information Analyst
9 7 (3.54%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (3.54%) IT Security Analyst
9 7 (3.54%) Audit Manager
10 6 (3.03%) Risk Consultant
10 6 (3.03%) IT Consultant
10 6 (3.03%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.55%) .NET
2 8 (4.04%) Middleware
3 4 (2.02%) Web Services
4 3 (1.52%) SAML
4 3 (1.52%) JSP
5 2 (1.01%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.01%) HTML
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (21.21%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.06%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (5.56%) PKI
4 10 (5.05%) CESG
5 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.04%) Freedom of Information Act
5 8 (4.04%) Smart Meter
6 7 (3.54%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.03%) RMADS
8 5 (2.53%) NHS
8 5 (2.53%) SCADA
9 4 (2.02%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (1.52%) Open Source
10 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.01%) CMDB
11 2 (1.01%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.51%) VLE
12 1 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.23%) Windows
2 32 (16.16%) Linux
3 28 (14.14%) UNIX
4 6 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.70%) Security Management
1 39 (19.70%) Risk Management
2 38 (19.19%) Security Architecture
3 30 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
4 26 (13.13%) ITIL
5 22 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 20 (10.10%) Information Security Management
7 18 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (8.59%) Information Assurance
9 16 (8.08%) Business Continuity
9 16 (8.08%) Incident Management
10 15 (7.58%) Data Security
11 14 (7.07%) PRINCE2
11 14 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (6.57%) Multithreading
13 12 (6.06%) Cyber Security
13 12 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (6.06%) Service Management
13 12 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.59%) C++
2 13 (6.57%) Java
3 12 (6.06%) SQL
4 9 (4.55%) C
5 4 (2.02%) C#
5 4 (2.02%) PHP
6 3 (1.52%) VB
6 3 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (28.28%) CISSP
2 38 (19.19%) CISM
3 36 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 24 (12.12%) CISA
5 22 (11.11%) Degree
6 21 (10.61%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (5.05%) CRISC
9 9 (4.55%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.54%) CCSE
10 7 (3.54%) CCNA
11 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.53%) CEH
12 5 (2.53%) MCSE
13 4 (2.02%) MCP
13 4 (2.02%) CCNP
14 3 (1.52%) CCSA
14 3 (1.52%) MBA
14 3 (1.52%) GIAC
14 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (38.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (16.16%) PCI DSS
3 14 (7.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (4.55%) COBIT
4 9 (4.55%) JSP 440
5 7 (3.54%) ISO 9000
6 5 (2.53%) ISO 9001
7 4 (2.02%) SLA
8 2 (1.01%) GxP
8 2 (1.01%) GAMP
8 2 (1.01%) GCP
8 2 (1.01%) GMP
9 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.51%) COSO
9 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.51%) QA
9 1 (0.51%) BS25999
9 1 (0.51%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.52%) Snort
3 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
3 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.52%) vSphere
3 3 (1.52%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.51%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) SCCM
2 4 (2.02%) Nessus
3 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.51%) Control-M
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 43 (21.72%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.66%) Cisco
3 17 (8.59%) CheckPoint
4 15 (7.58%) Juniper
4 15 (7.58%) Oracle
5 13 (6.57%) McAfee
6 12 (6.06%) Blue Coat
7 10 (5.05%) VMware
8 8 (4.04%) Symantec
8 8 (4.04%) HP
9 6 (3.03%) Qualys
9 6 (3.03%) IBM
9 6 (3.03%) Citrix
9 6 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.53%) Sun
11 4 (2.02%) F5
11 4 (2.02%) SAP
11 4 (2.02%) Business Objects
11 4 (2.02%) Nokia
12 3 (1.52%) AppSense
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