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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 116 100 128
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing Information Security 138 193 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 2.02% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.54% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 127 76
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £351 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £36.25 - £32.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 - £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -55.71%
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
6122 7605 7612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 79.78% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 4484 4265
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 312 282
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Hampshire +22 52 £413 -8.33% 1
Surrey -5 24 £430 -14.00% 2
Berkshire -10 19 £519 +9.21% 11
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £525 +31.25% 3
Middlesex +3 7 £506 -7.95%
West Sussex +5 6 £400 -5.94%
Oxfordshire -5 6 £400 +14.28%
Kent +7 5 £550 +10.00% 1
Thames Valley +3 2 £700 +16.66%
Home Counties +2 2 £525 +10.52%
East Sussex - 1 £350 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 117 (37.62%) CISSP
2 94 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (26.05%) PCI DSS
4 69 (22.19%) Management Information System
5 59 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
6 54 (17.36%) Firewall
7 52 (16.72%) CISM
8 50 (16.08%) Risk Management
9 49 (15.76%) Security Management
10 47 (15.11%) Finance
11 45 (14.47%) Microsoft
12 43 (13.83%) Windows
13 42 (13.50%) ITIL
14 41 (13.18%) Security Cleared
15 39 (12.54%) Project Management
15 39 (12.54%) Active Directory
16 37 (11.90%) Cisco
17 35 (11.25%) Information Security Management
17 35 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
17 35 (11.25%) Security Architecture
18 31 (9.97%) Penetration Testing
18 31 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (9.65%) SC Cleared
19 30 (9.65%) SIEM
20 29 (9.32%) ISMS
21 28 (9.00%) Intrusion Detection
22 26 (8.36%) Data Protection
22 26 (8.36%) Telecoms
22 26 (8.36%) Linux
22 26 (8.36%) Data Centre

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 (3.22%) Apache
2 6 (1.93%) Apache Pig
2 6 (1.93%) IIS
3 4 (1.29%) JBoss
4 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.61%) MS Office
4 3 (0.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Maximo
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (3.22%) SaaS
2 5 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.29%) IaaS
4 3 (0.96%) Office 365
5 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (17.36%) Firewall
2 28 (9.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 22 (7.07%) TCP/IP
4 19 (6.11%) Internet
5 17 (5.47%) LDAP
5 17 (5.47%) Network Security
6 16 (5.14%) SSL
7 15 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (4.82%) LAN
7 15 (4.82%) WAN
8 13 (4.18%) DNS
8 13 (4.18%) VPN
9 12 (3.86%) MPLS
10 10 (3.22%) Wireless
11 9 (2.89%) DHCP
12 6 (1.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.93%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.61%) HSRP
13 5 (1.61%) PSTN
13 5 (1.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.22%) Big Data
2 8 (2.57%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.64%) MS Access
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Redis
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Redmine
1 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (15.11%) Finance
2 26 (8.36%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.43%) Legal
4 15 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (3.86%) Retail
6 8 (2.57%) Law
7 3 (0.96%) Back Office
7 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.64%) Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Electronics
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (22.19%) Consultant
2 53 (17.04%) Security Consultant
3 52 (16.72%) Analyst
4 47 (15.11%) Architect
5 46 (14.79%) Security Analyst
6 43 (13.83%) Security Architect
7 31 (9.97%) Information Security Consultant
8 28 (9.00%) Security Manager
9 24 (7.72%) Project Manager
10 21 (6.75%) Information Security Manager
11 20 (6.43%) Information Manager
12 17 (5.47%) Information Analyst
12 17 (5.47%) Information Security Analyst
13 16 (5.14%) Compliance Consultant
14 15 (4.82%) Security Project Manager
14 15 (4.82%) Security Specialist
15 13 (4.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 13 (4.18%) Risk Consultant
16 12 (3.86%) Security Engineer
17 11 (3.54%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.47%) SAML
2 16 (5.14%) REST
3 14 (4.50%) OAuth
3 14 (4.50%) OpenID
4 12 (3.86%) 802.1X
5 11 (3.54%) Web Services
6 8 (2.57%) J2EE
7 4 (1.29%) .NET
8 2 (0.64%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.64%) Middleware
8 2 (0.64%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.32%) Leaflet
9 1 (0.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (22.19%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.36%) Data Centre
3 22 (7.07%) PKI
4 19 (6.11%) Cryptography
5 18 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 10 (3.22%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (3.22%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (3.22%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.25%) CESG
9 6 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.29%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.29%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.96%) Cyber Attack
12 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.96%) Smart Energy
12 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.64%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.83%) Windows
2 26 (8.36%) Linux
3 14 (4.50%) Unix
4 13 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.57%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.96%) Solaris
8 3 (0.96%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.64%) AIX
9 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.97%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (16.08%) Risk Management
3 49 (15.76%) Security Management
4 42 (13.50%) ITIL
5 39 (12.54%) Project Management
6 35 (11.25%) Information Security Management
6 35 (11.25%) Security Architecture
6 35 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 31 (9.97%) Penetration Testing
7 31 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (9.65%) SIEM
9 29 (9.32%) ISMS
10 26 (8.36%) Data Protection
11 23 (7.40%) Information Assurance
11 23 (7.40%) Security Operations
12 22 (7.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 21 (6.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 18 (5.79%) Ethical Hacking
14 18 (5.79%) Identity Access Management
14 18 (5.79%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.50%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.86%) SQL
3 11 (3.54%) Python
4 9 (2.89%) Java
4 9 (2.89%) VB
5 8 (2.57%) C#
6 3 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) C++
7 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (37.62%) CISSP
2 52 (16.72%) CISM
3 41 (13.18%) Security Cleared
4 30 (9.65%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.04%) CISA
6 23 (7.40%) Degree
7 22 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (5.79%) GIAC
9 17 (5.47%) CEH
10 15 (4.82%) CCNP
11 13 (4.18%) CCSP
11 13 (4.18%) SANS
12 12 (3.86%) GCIH
13 9 (2.89%) CCDP
14 8 (2.57%) CCNA
14 8 (2.57%) CRISC
14 8 (2.57%) DV Cleared
14 8 (2.57%) GCIA
15 7 (2.25%) CLAS
15 7 (2.25%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (26.05%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 12 (3.86%) GAMP
4 12 (3.86%) GCP
4 12 (3.86%) GMP
4 12 (3.86%) GxP
4 12 (3.86%) JSP 440
5 8 (2.57%) COBIT
6 7 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (1.93%) ISO27002
8 5 (1.61%) SLA
9 4 (1.29%) QA
10 3 (0.96%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.96%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.96%) RMADS
10 3 (0.96%) SSAE 16
11 2 (0.64%) GPG13
11 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 39 (12.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.29%) XenApp
4 3 (0.96%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.96%) vSphere
5 2 (0.64%) Snort
6 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) vCloud
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (4.50%) OpenAM
1 14 (4.50%) OpenIDM
2 8 (2.57%) Nexpose
2 8 (2.57%) Puppet
3 7 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.29%) QRadar
4 4 (1.29%) SCCM
4 4 (1.29%) WSUS
5 3 (0.96%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.96%) Nessus
5 3 (0.96%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.64%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.90%) Cisco
3 21 (6.75%) Intel Security
4 18 (5.79%) SAP
5 16 (5.14%) CheckPoint
5 16 (5.14%) VMware
6 15 (4.82%) Blue Coat
6 15 (4.82%) LogRhythm
7 14 (4.50%) F5
7 14 (4.50%) ForgeRock
8 12 (3.86%) ArcSight
9 11 (3.54%) Capita
9 11 (3.54%) Oracle
9 11 (3.54%) Splunk
10 10 (3.22%) Juniper
11 9 (2.89%) Sourcefire
11 9 (2.89%) Symantec
12 8 (2.57%) Qualys
13 7 (2.25%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.25%) TippingPoint
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