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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / South East
Rank 159 105 161
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +56
Contract jobs citing Information Security 77 167 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 1.95% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.40% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 103 52
Median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £327 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £569 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 1
Median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +10.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.04% +133.61%

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
6136 6947 7534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.56% 80.95% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3621 4287 4122
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 272 248
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +13 30 £475 +34.94% 9
Berkshire -16 16 £465 +9.41% 4
Buckinghamshire -9 11 £400 -20.00% 2
Surrey -10 10 £500 - 4
Kent 0 3 £450 -10.89%
Oxfordshire -9 3 - - 4
Middlesex 0 1 £485 -3.00%
Home Counties -2 1 £650 +36.84%
West Sussex -13 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 65 (30.66%) CISSP
2 53 (25.00%) Firewall
2 53 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (24.06%) PCI DSS
4 49 (23.11%) Management Information System
5 37 (17.45%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (16.51%) Finance
7 32 (15.09%) Windows
8 29 (13.68%) Security Cleared
9 28 (13.21%) Incident Management
9 28 (13.21%) ITIL
9 28 (13.21%) Project Management
10 26 (12.26%) Risk Management
10 26 (12.26%) Intrusion Detection
10 26 (12.26%) Data Centre
10 26 (12.26%) SIEM
11 23 (10.85%) CISM
11 23 (10.85%) Security Architecture
12 22 (10.38%) Degree
12 22 (10.38%) Security Management
12 22 (10.38%) Cisco
13 20 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
13 20 (9.43%) SC Cleared
14 19 (8.96%) Microsoft
14 19 (8.96%) Intel Security
14 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
15 18 (8.49%) DNS
15 18 (8.49%) Security Patching
15 18 (8.49%) Security Operations
16 17 (8.02%) Change Management

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 6 (2.83%) Apache
2 5 (2.36%) IIS
2 5 (2.36%) JBoss
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.89%) MS Office
4 3 (1.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) Maximo
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (3.77%) SaaS
2 5 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) CloudSense
4 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (25.00%) Firewall
2 26 (12.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (8.96%) TCP/IP
4 18 (8.49%) DNS
5 16 (7.55%) Internet
5 16 (7.55%) Network Security
6 15 (7.08%) SSL
7 14 (6.60%) MPLS
8 12 (5.66%) DHCP
8 12 (5.66%) LAN
8 12 (5.66%) WAN
9 11 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (4.25%) VPN
11 7 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (3.30%) Ethernet
12 6 (2.83%) ADSL
12 6 (2.83%) HSRP
12 6 (2.83%) ISDN
12 6 (2.83%) PSTN
12 6 (2.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.89%) Big Data
3 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) MS Access
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.47%) Redis
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.94%) ANTLR
2 2 (0.94%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.94%) JIRA
2 2 (0.94%) JUnit
2 2 (0.94%) Maven
2 2 (0.94%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Redmine
3 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (16.51%) Finance
2 15 (7.08%) Manufacturing
3 13 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.66%) Legal
4 12 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.72%) Retail
6 8 (3.77%) Banking
7 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 3 (1.42%) Billing
8 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (19.81%) Consultant
2 36 (16.98%) Analyst
3 32 (15.09%) Architect
4 30 (14.15%) Security Analyst
5 26 (12.26%) Security Architect
6 25 (11.79%) Security Consultant
7 14 (6.60%) Information Security Consultant
8 13 (6.13%) Security Engineer
8 13 (6.13%) Security Manager
9 12 (5.66%) Compliance Consultant
9 12 (5.66%) Security Specialist
10 9 (4.25%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Risk Consultant
11 8 (3.77%) Information Analyst
11 8 (3.77%) Information Security Analyst
11 8 (3.77%) IT Consultant
11 8 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
12 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.30%) IT Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.25%) 802.1X
1 9 (4.25%) Web Services
2 5 (2.36%) SAML
3 4 (1.89%) OAuth
3 4 (1.89%) REST
4 3 (1.42%) Middleware
5 2 (0.94%) .NET
5 2 (0.94%) Apache Thrift
5 2 (0.94%) Drools
5 2 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.94%) JMS
5 2 (0.94%) MyBatis
5 2 (0.94%) Spring
5 2 (0.94%) XACML
6 1 (0.47%) Leaflet
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.47%) RESTful
6 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.11%) Management Information System
2 26 (12.26%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.66%) Driving Licence
4 11 (5.19%) PKI
5 10 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (3.30%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (2.36%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.36%) Reference Data
10 5 (2.36%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.42%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.94%) CMDB
13 2 (0.94%) EMC VNX
13 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.94%) PMI
13 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.09%) Windows
2 12 (5.66%) Linux
3 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.30%) Unix
6 6 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.36%) Windows Server
8 4 (1.89%) Solaris
9 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.42%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.94%) AIX
10 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.45%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (13.21%) Incident Management
2 28 (13.21%) ITIL
2 28 (13.21%) Project Management
3 26 (12.26%) Risk Management
3 26 (12.26%) SIEM
4 23 (10.85%) Security Architecture
5 22 (10.38%) Security Management
6 20 (9.43%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (8.49%) Security Operations
7 18 (8.49%) Security Patching
8 17 (8.02%) Change Management
9 16 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (7.55%) Information Assurance
9 16 (7.55%) Information Security Management
9 16 (7.55%) ISMS
9 16 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (7.08%) Coaching
10 15 (7.08%) Problem Management
10 15 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.25%) Python
1 9 (4.25%) SQL
2 5 (2.36%) Java
2 5 (2.36%) Perl
2 5 (2.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.89%) C
4 2 (0.94%) C#
4 2 (0.94%) C++
4 2 (0.94%) VBScript
5 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.47%) Ruby
5 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (30.66%) CISSP
2 29 (13.68%) Security Cleared
3 23 (10.85%) CISM
4 22 (10.38%) Degree
5 20 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.02%) CISA
7 15 (7.08%) GIAC
8 13 (6.13%) SANS
9 10 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (3.77%) CCNP
10 8 (3.77%) GCIH
11 7 (3.30%) CCNA
11 7 (3.30%) CEH
11 7 (3.30%) CLAS
12 6 (2.83%) PCI QSA
13 5 (2.36%) CRISC
14 4 (1.89%) CREST Certified
14 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.89%) SSCP
15 3 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (24.06%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.66%) GAMP
3 12 (5.66%) GCP
3 12 (5.66%) GMP
3 12 (5.66%) GxP
4 9 (4.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (3.30%) RMADS
6 6 (2.83%) QA
7 5 (2.36%) JSP 440
8 3 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.42%) PA-DSS
8 3 (1.42%) SLA
9 2 (0.94%) COBIT
9 2 (0.94%) GDPR
9 2 (0.94%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.94%) ISO27005
10 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.47%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 14 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.42%) vSphere
4 2 (0.94%) Snort
5 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.47%) vCloud
5 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (4.25%) Puppet
2 7 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.89%) Nessus
3 4 (1.89%) Nexpose
3 4 (1.89%) WSUS
4 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.94%) QRadar
5 2 (0.94%) RSA Security Analytics
5 2 (0.94%) SCCM
5 2 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.47%) logstash
6 1 (0.47%) Nmap
6 1 (0.47%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.47%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (10.38%) Cisco
2 19 (8.96%) Intel Security
2 19 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.08%) VMware
4 13 (6.13%) SAP
4 13 (6.13%) Splunk
5 12 (5.66%) Oracle
6 11 (5.19%) Capita
6 11 (5.19%) LogRhythm
7 10 (4.72%) F5
8 8 (3.77%) Qualys
8 8 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.30%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.30%) Juniper
10 6 (2.83%) ArcSight
10 6 (2.83%) Blue Coat
10 6 (2.83%) Sourcefire
11 5 (2.36%) Cyberoam
12 4 (1.89%) Apple
12 4 (1.89%) HP
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago