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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 107 108 175
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +67
Contract jobs citing Information Security 179 184 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.07% 1.89% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.38% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 105 40
Median daily rate £475 £474 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £347 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £471 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.79% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £19.17 £60.98 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.57% +306.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £47.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-63.41% +173.34%
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
7082 7720 7015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.73% 79.44% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4323 4724 3946
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 255 265
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 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 +9 43 £456 +1.38% 13
Berkshire -10 32 £450 -10.66% 18
Buckinghamshire +24 28 £450 -14.28% 4
Surrey -16 27 £520 +6.66% 12
Middlesex +5 16 £500 -5.30% 1
West Sussex -1 15 £425 -15.00%
Kent +3 9 £491 +15.58% 4
Oxfordshire +1 8 £525 - 1
East Sussex +7 4 £350 +3.70% 1
Sussex +1 3 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 150 (38.96%) CISSP
2 112 (29.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 82 (21.30%) CISM
4 81 (21.04%) PCI DSS
5 75 (19.48%) Cybersecurity
6 68 (17.66%) Management Information System
7 65 (16.88%) Windows
8 62 (16.10%) Finance
8 62 (16.10%) Firewall
9 57 (14.81%) Security Management
9 57 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 56 (14.55%) Active Directory
11 54 (14.03%) Cisco
12 50 (12.99%) ITIL
13 47 (12.21%) Risk Management
14 46 (11.95%) Security Cleared
15 45 (11.69%) Security Architecture
15 45 (11.69%) Telecoms
16 43 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (10.91%) Linux
18 38 (9.87%) Vulnerability Management
18 38 (9.87%) CISA
19 37 (9.61%) Data Protection
20 36 (9.35%) Information Security Management
20 36 (9.35%) Project Management
21 35 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
22 34 (8.83%) ISMS
23 33 (8.57%) Security Operations
24 32 (8.31%) Penetration Testing
25 30 (7.79%) 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 6 (1.56%) Apache
1 6 (1.56%) IIS
2 5 (1.30%) Apache Pig
2 5 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.26%) Drupal
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.26%) SAS
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.94%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.56%) MS Office
4 5 (1.30%) MS Project
5 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.52%) Primavera
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.60%) SaaS
2 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.82%) IaaS
3 7 (1.82%) Office 365
4 6 (1.56%) PaaS
5 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.10%) Firewall
2 25 (6.49%) TCP/IP
3 23 (5.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (4.68%) Internet
5 17 (4.42%) LDAP
5 17 (4.42%) VPN
6 15 (3.90%) Network Security
7 13 (3.38%) LAN
7 13 (3.38%) WAN
7 13 (3.38%) Wireless
8 11 (2.86%) SSL
9 10 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.82%) DNS
10 7 (1.82%) SAN
11 6 (1.56%) HTTP
11 6 (1.56%) Intranet
12 5 (1.30%) DHCP
13 4 (1.04%) MPLS
14 3 (0.78%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.82%) Big Data
3 6 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.52%) MS Access
5 2 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.26%) DB2
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.52%) ANTLR
1 2 (0.52%) AppScan
1 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.52%) JIRA
1 2 (0.52%) JUnit
1 2 (0.52%) Maven
1 2 (0.52%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.26%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 62 (16.10%) Finance
2 45 (11.69%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.45%) Legal
4 12 (3.12%) Law
5 9 (2.34%) Retail
6 3 (0.78%) Banking
6 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Electronics
7 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
7 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (20.26%) Consultant
2 74 (19.22%) Security Consultant
3 70 (18.18%) Architect
4 59 (15.32%) Security Architect
5 53 (13.77%) Analyst
6 43 (11.17%) Security Analyst
7 39 (10.13%) Information Security Consultant
7 39 (10.13%) Security Manager
8 36 (9.35%) Project Manager
9 33 (8.57%) Security Specialist
10 27 (7.01%) Security Project Manager
11 21 (5.45%) CISSP Architect
11 21 (5.45%) Information Analyst
11 21 (5.45%) Information Security Analyst
11 21 (5.45%) Information Security Manager
12 18 (4.68%) Information Manager
13 16 (4.16%) Designer
14 15 (3.90%) Security Engineer
15 14 (3.64%) Compliance Specialist
15 14 (3.64%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.49%) REST
2 18 (4.68%) SAML
3 17 (4.42%) OpenID
4 16 (4.16%) OAuth
5 12 (3.12%) Web Services
6 11 (2.86%) J2EE
7 9 (2.34%) 802.1X
8 6 (1.56%) .NET
9 5 (1.30%) Spring
10 4 (1.04%) Middleware
10 4 (1.04%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Thrift
11 2 (0.52%) Drools
11 2 (0.52%) JMS
11 2 (0.52%) MyBatis
11 2 (0.52%) SOAP
11 2 (0.52%) WebCenter
11 2 (0.52%) XACML
11 2 (0.52%) XML
12 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 68 (17.66%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.01%) PKI
3 26 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 21 (5.45%) CESG
6 17 (4.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (3.90%) Cryptography
8 13 (3.38%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (2.08%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.82%) FMCG
11 7 (1.82%) Smart Meter
12 6 (1.56%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.30%) Smart Energy
13 5 (1.30%) VCE vBlock
14 4 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
14 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
14 4 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
15 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.88%) Windows
2 42 (10.91%) Linux
3 17 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.90%) Unix
6 12 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.60%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.30%) Solaris
10 4 (1.04%) AIX
10 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.52%) CentOS
12 2 (0.52%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.48%) Cybersecurity
2 57 (14.81%) Security Management
3 50 (12.99%) ITIL
4 47 (12.21%) Risk Management
5 45 (11.69%) Security Architecture
6 43 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (9.87%) Vulnerability Management
8 37 (9.61%) Data Protection
9 36 (9.35%) Information Security Management
9 36 (9.35%) Project Management
10 34 (8.83%) ISMS
11 33 (8.57%) Security Operations
12 32 (8.31%) Penetration Testing
13 28 (7.27%) Identity Access Management
14 27 (7.01%) Information Assurance
14 27 (7.01%) SIEM
15 24 (6.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 23 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (5.45%) TOGAF
18 19 (4.94%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.01%) Java
2 19 (4.94%) Python
3 18 (4.68%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.90%) SQL
5 12 (3.12%) C#
6 11 (2.86%) VB
7 7 (1.82%) C
7 7 (1.82%) C++
8 5 (1.30%) Perl
9 4 (1.04%) VBScript
10 2 (0.52%) PHP
10 2 (0.52%) Ruby
10 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (38.96%) CISSP
2 82 (21.30%) CISM
3 46 (11.95%) Security Cleared
4 38 (9.87%) CISA
5 35 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (7.79%) Degree
7 28 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 21 (5.45%) CCNP
9 19 (4.94%) CCSP
10 17 (4.42%) CEH
11 16 (4.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 15 (3.90%) GIAC
13 14 (3.64%) CCDP
14 13 (3.38%) DV Cleared
14 13 (3.38%) GCIH
15 12 (3.12%) GCIA
16 10 (2.60%) SANS
17 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (2.08%) CRISC
18 8 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (29.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (21.04%) PCI DSS
3 27 (7.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 18 (4.68%) COBIT
5 17 (4.42%) JSP 440
6 10 (2.60%) RMADS
7 9 (2.34%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.56%) ISO27002
9 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
9 5 (1.30%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (1.04%) GPG13
10 4 (1.04%) ISO22301
10 4 (1.04%) ISO27005
10 4 (1.04%) SLA
11 3 (0.78%) QA
11 3 (0.78%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.78%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.52%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.52%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 56 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.56%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.78%) XenApp
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.26%) Postfix
6 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.26%) vCloud
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (4.42%) OpenAM
1 17 (4.42%) OpenIDM
2 8 (2.08%) Nexpose
3 5 (1.30%) Nessus
3 5 (1.30%) Puppet
3 5 (1.30%) RSA Security Analytics
3 5 (1.30%) SCCM
4 4 (1.04%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.04%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.04%) WSUS
5 3 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.78%) Nmap
5 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.78%) QRadar
5 3 (0.78%) SCOM
6 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.26%) EnCase
7 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 57 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.03%) Cisco
3 22 (5.71%) CheckPoint
4 21 (5.45%) Intel Security
5 20 (5.19%) Oracle
5 20 (5.19%) VMware
6 17 (4.42%) ForgeRock
7 14 (3.64%) Blue Coat
7 14 (3.64%) Juniper
8 13 (3.38%) ArcSight
9 12 (3.12%) Symantec
10 9 (2.34%) F5
11 8 (2.08%) Qualys
11 8 (2.08%) Rapid7
11 8 (2.08%) Sourcefire
12 7 (1.82%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.82%) Remedy
12 7 (1.82%) Splunk
13 6 (1.56%) FireEye
13 6 (1.56%) GFI Software
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunbury
Seven Principles AG
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 12 days ago