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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 119 154 203
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +49
Contract jobs citing Information Security 152 78 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.55% 0.92% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.30% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 45 23
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
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
7185 5987 6248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.14% 70.48% 70.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4052 3259 3041
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 231 348
Average hourly rate £21.58 £31.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.94% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 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 +46 71 £450 +16.88% 17
Surrey +12 31 £450 +4.89% 7
Hampshire -35 15 £425 +13.33% 13
Middlesex +9 12 £500 +10.01%
Buckinghamshire -15 10 £475 +40.74% 3
Kent - 6 £340 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 4
West Sussex +1 3 £283 - 1
East Sussex -4 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 73 (32.59%) CISSP
2 71 (31.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (24.11%) Risk Management
4 48 (21.43%) PCI DSS
5 46 (20.54%) Security Cleared
6 42 (18.75%) Security Architecture
7 39 (17.41%) CISM
7 39 (17.41%) Firewall
8 38 (16.96%) Windows
9 36 (16.07%) Management Information System
10 35 (15.63%) Security Management
10 35 (15.63%) ITIL
11 34 (15.18%) SC Cleared
12 31 (13.84%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (13.39%) CISA
14 29 (12.95%) TOGAF
15 28 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
16 27 (12.05%) Data Protection
16 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
17 26 (11.61%) Linux
17 26 (11.61%) Finance
17 26 (11.61%) Network Security
18 25 (11.16%) Telecoms
19 24 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (10.71%) Cisco
20 22 (9.82%) DV Cleared
20 22 (9.82%) Degree
21 21 (9.38%) Information Security Management
22 19 (8.48%) COBIT

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (3.57%) IIS
2 7 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.45%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.68%) MS Office
3 3 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Summit
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
1 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.41%) Firewall
2 26 (11.61%) Network Security
3 15 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (4.02%) VPN
6 8 (3.57%) Internet
7 6 (2.68%) LAN
7 6 (2.68%) WAN
8 5 (2.23%) SAN
9 4 (1.79%) Wireless
9 4 (1.79%) MPLS
9 4 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.34%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.34%) DNS
10 3 (1.34%) SSL
11 2 (0.89%) FTP
11 2 (0.89%) ATM
11 2 (0.89%) SSH
11 2 (0.89%) VLAN
12 1 (0.45%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.23%) MySQL
2 2 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.45%) Redmine
2 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 26 (11.61%) Finance
2 25 (11.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.02%) Retail
3 9 (4.02%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (3.13%) Legal
5 6 (2.68%) Publishing
6 5 (2.23%) Banking
6 5 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.89%) Advertising
7 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.89%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) German Language
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (27.68%) Consultant
2 49 (21.88%) Security Consultant
3 43 (19.20%) Analyst
4 40 (17.86%) Security Analyst
5 35 (15.63%) Architect
6 31 (13.84%) Security Architect
7 21 (9.38%) Information Security Consultant
8 17 (7.59%) Information Security Analyst
8 17 (7.59%) Information Analyst
9 12 (5.36%) Information Architect
9 12 (5.36%) Information Security Architect
10 11 (4.91%) Security Specialist
11 9 (4.02%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.02%) Information Specialist
11 9 (4.02%) Security Manager
11 9 (4.02%) Information Security Specialist
12 8 (3.57%) IT Security Analyst
13 7 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
13 7 (3.13%) Information Manager
14 6 (2.68%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.25%) SAML
1 14 (6.25%) OAuth
1 14 (6.25%) OpenID
2 5 (2.23%) Middleware
2 5 (2.23%) LAMP
3 4 (1.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) JSP
4 1 (0.45%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.04%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (7.14%) PKI
4 14 (6.25%) Smart Meter
5 11 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.46%) Computer Science
7 9 (4.02%) Cryptography
8 8 (3.57%) CESG
9 7 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (2.68%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.23%) RMADS
12 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.79%) SCADA
12 4 (1.79%) Informatics
12 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.89%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.89%) CMDB
13 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.96%) Windows
2 26 (11.61%) Linux
3 17 (7.59%) UNIX
4 3 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) CentOS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.11%) Risk Management
2 42 (18.75%) Security Architecture
3 35 (15.63%) Security Management
3 35 (15.63%) ITIL
4 31 (13.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (13.39%) Penetration Testing
6 29 (12.95%) TOGAF
7 28 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 27 (12.05%) Data Protection
9 24 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (9.38%) Information Security Management
11 17 (7.59%) Information Assurance
12 16 (7.14%) Cyber Security
12 16 (7.14%) Data Security
12 16 (7.14%) Identity Management
12 16 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (6.70%) PRINCE2
13 15 (6.70%) Project Management
13 15 (6.70%) Security Testing
14 14 (6.25%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.13%) Java
2 6 (2.68%) SQL
2 6 (2.68%) C++
3 4 (1.79%) C
4 3 (1.34%) Perl
4 3 (1.34%) VB
5 1 (0.45%) Python
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
5 1 (0.45%) PHP
5 1 (0.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 73 (32.59%) CISSP
2 46 (20.54%) Security Cleared
3 39 (17.41%) CISM
4 34 (15.18%) SC Cleared
5 30 (13.39%) CISA
6 22 (9.82%) DV Cleared
6 22 (9.82%) Degree
7 15 (6.70%) CRISC
8 12 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.13%) CCNA
10 5 (2.23%) GIAC
10 5 (2.23%) CCSE
10 5 (2.23%) CEH
11 4 (1.79%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.79%) MCSE
11 4 (1.79%) CCNP
12 3 (1.34%) MCP
12 3 (1.34%) PMP
12 3 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (31.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 19 (8.48%) COBIT
4 15 (6.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (4.02%) JSP 440
6 7 (3.13%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.89%) GxP
7 2 (0.89%) GAMP
7 2 (0.89%) GCP
7 2 (0.89%) GMP
7 2 (0.89%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.45%) QA
8 1 (0.45%) SLA
8 1 (0.45%) BS25999
8 1 (0.45%) COSO
8 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 6 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.79%) Snort
3 3 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Firmware
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (1.34%) Nessus
1 3 (1.34%) SCCM
2 2 (0.89%) Control-M
3 1 (0.45%) Nagios
3 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.71%) Cisco
3 14 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 12 (5.36%) Oracle
5 10 (4.46%) McAfee
6 9 (4.02%) Tripwire
6 9 (4.02%) Juniper
7 8 (3.57%) IBM
8 7 (3.13%) VMware
8 7 (3.13%) Qualys
9 6 (2.68%) Blue Coat
9 6 (2.68%) Symantec
9 6 (2.68%) Sun
9 6 (2.68%) HP
10 5 (2.23%) SAP
10 5 (2.23%) F5
10 5 (2.23%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.34%) Splunk
11 3 (1.34%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.34%) Websense
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