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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 141 168 171
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 116 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.25% 0.77% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.07% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 38 23
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£500 £425 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £349 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £525 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-43.88% +104.54%
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
6951 6060 5428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.96% 72.15% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3847 3182 2680
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 257 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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 +27 40 £525 +33.75% 20
Surrey +15 32 £475 -9.52% 12
Hampshire -27 13 £550 +25.00% 5
Middlesex +10 11 £572 +34.58%
Buckinghamshire -18 7 £438 +2.94% 2
West Sussex -5 6 £290 - 2
Kent - 4 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 93 (38.59%) CISSP
2 76 (31.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 72 (29.88%) Risk Management
4 52 (21.58%) PCI DSS
5 48 (19.92%) CISM
6 46 (19.09%) Security Cleared
7 44 (18.26%) Management Information System
8 40 (16.60%) Vulnerability Management
9 39 (16.18%) Security Management
9 39 (16.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 38 (15.77%) ITIL
11 37 (15.35%) SC Cleared
12 36 (14.94%) TOGAF
13 35 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (13.69%) Security Architecture
15 32 (13.28%) Firewall
15 32 (13.28%) CISA
16 31 (12.86%) Penetration Testing
17 28 (11.62%) Data Protection
18 27 (11.20%) Windows
19 25 (10.37%) Finance
19 25 (10.37%) Network Security
19 25 (10.37%) Linux
19 25 (10.37%) DV Cleared
20 24 (9.96%) Project Management
20 24 (9.96%) Information Security Management
20 24 (9.96%) Telecoms
21 23 (9.54%) Degree
21 23 (9.54%) PRINCE2
22 21 (8.71%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 10 (4.15%) IIS
2 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.07%) MS Office
3 4 (1.66%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.28%) Firewall
2 25 (10.37%) Network Security
3 13 (5.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (3.32%) VPN
6 7 (2.90%) LAN
6 7 (2.90%) WAN
7 6 (2.49%) Wireless
7 6 (2.49%) SAN
8 5 (2.07%) MPLS
9 4 (1.66%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.66%) Internet
10 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.24%) SSL
10 3 (1.24%) VLAN
11 2 (0.83%) ISDN
11 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.83%) FTP
11 2 (0.83%) VoIP
12 1 (0.41%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.15%) MySQL
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 25 (10.37%) Finance
2 24 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.15%) Legal
4 7 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (2.90%) Banking
5 6 (2.49%) Publishing
6 4 (1.66%) Retail
7 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.83%) German Language
8 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.83%) Advertising
8 2 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (30.71%) Consultant
2 57 (23.65%) Security Consultant
3 48 (19.92%) Analyst
4 43 (17.84%) Security Analyst
5 28 (11.62%) Architect
6 26 (10.79%) Security Architect
7 23 (9.54%) Information Security Consultant
8 21 (8.71%) Information Security Analyst
8 21 (8.71%) Information Analyst
9 18 (7.47%) Security Manager
10 14 (5.81%) Information Security Manager
10 14 (5.81%) Information Manager
10 14 (5.81%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.98%) Security Specialist
12 10 (4.15%) Information Security Specialist
12 10 (4.15%) Information Specialist
13 9 (3.73%) Information Security Architect
13 9 (3.73%) Information Architect
14 8 (3.32%) Linux Consultant
14 8 (3.32%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.30%) OpenID
1 20 (8.30%) OAuth
1 20 (8.30%) SAML
2 10 (4.15%) LAMP
3 2 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.41%) Ajax
4 1 (0.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.26%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.30%) PKI
3 19 (7.88%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (7.88%) Smart Meter
4 13 (5.39%) Cryptography
5 11 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.15%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.49%) CESG
7 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.07%) RMADS
8 5 (2.07%) Human Factors
8 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.66%) SCADA
9 4 (1.66%) Informatics
10 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.24%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.24%) CMDB
11 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.20%) Windows
2 25 (10.37%) Linux
3 8 (3.32%) UNIX
4 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.83%) CentOS
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.88%) Risk Management
2 40 (16.60%) Vulnerability Management
3 39 (16.18%) Security Management
3 39 (16.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 38 (15.77%) ITIL
5 36 (14.94%) TOGAF
6 35 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (13.69%) Security Architecture
8 31 (12.86%) Penetration Testing
9 28 (11.62%) Data Protection
10 24 (9.96%) Project Management
10 24 (9.96%) Information Security Management
11 23 (9.54%) PRINCE2
12 20 (8.30%) Identity Management
13 19 (7.88%) Business Development
13 19 (7.88%) Security Testing
13 19 (7.88%) ISMS
14 16 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (5.81%) Risk Analysis
15 14 (5.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.90%) SQL
2 4 (1.66%) C
3 3 (1.24%) Perl
3 3 (1.24%) Java
4 1 (0.41%) Python
4 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.41%) C++
4 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 93 (38.59%) CISSP
2 48 (19.92%) CISM
3 46 (19.09%) Security Cleared
4 37 (15.35%) SC Cleared
5 32 (13.28%) CISA
6 25 (10.37%) DV Cleared
7 23 (9.54%) Degree
8 21 (8.71%) CRISC
9 12 (4.98%) PMP
9 12 (4.98%) PMI Certification
10 11 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (4.15%) CCNA
12 9 (3.73%) GIAC
13 7 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.90%) MCSE
14 6 (2.49%) CEH
15 5 (2.07%) MCP
16 3 (1.24%) GSEC
17 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 2 (0.83%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (31.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (21.58%) PCI DSS
3 15 (6.22%) COBIT
4 13 (5.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (2.90%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.66%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.83%) QA
7 2 (0.83%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.83%) COSO
8 1 (0.41%) SLA
8 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 8 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.83%) Snort
3 2 (0.83%) Firmware
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
4 1 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.07%) Nessus
1 5 (2.07%) SCCM
2 3 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.83%) Control-M
3 2 (0.83%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (8.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.05%) Cisco
3 13 (5.39%) McAfee
4 10 (4.15%) Oracle
5 9 (3.73%) Qualys
6 8 (3.32%) Tripwire
7 7 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 6 (2.49%) VMware
8 6 (2.49%) Sun
9 5 (2.07%) ArcSight
9 5 (2.07%) F5
9 5 (2.07%) IBM
9 5 (2.07%) Symantec
10 4 (1.66%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.66%) Juniper
11 3 (1.24%) Splunk
11 3 (1.24%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (1.24%) HP
11 3 (1.24%) SAP
11 3 (1.24%) Websense
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