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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 103 123 136
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 172 119 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 1.30% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.78% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 66 54
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Average hourly rate £60.98 £51.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-61.76% +187.97%
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
7134 6680 5835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.32% 72.77% 71.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4086 3703 3089
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 264 243
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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
Buckinghamshire +29 38 £419 - 8
Hampshire +18 35 £438 -6.41% 10
Berkshire +15 29 £425 -11.91% 19
Surrey +5 29 £494 +29.50% 8
East Sussex -8 13 £413 +26.92% 1
Oxfordshire -5 10 £410 - 1
Middlesex +6 9 £460 +6.35%
Kent +2 4 £335 -23.42% 3
West Sussex -21 4 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £425 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 105 (38.46%) CISSP
2 84 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (29.30%) Management Information System
4 77 (28.21%) Risk Management
5 67 (24.54%) Security Management
6 64 (23.44%) Firewall
7 53 (19.41%) Finance
8 49 (17.95%) CISM
9 46 (16.85%) PCI DSS
10 43 (15.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 42 (15.38%) ISMS
12 40 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (14.29%) Windows
14 38 (13.92%) Linux
15 37 (13.55%) ITIL
15 37 (13.55%) Data Protection
16 35 (12.82%) Information Security Management
17 34 (12.45%) Penetration Testing
18 32 (11.72%) Security Cleared
19 31 (11.36%) Project Management
20 30 (10.99%) Cyber Security
21 28 (10.26%) SQL
22 26 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
22 26 (9.52%) Incident Management
23 25 (9.16%) Microsoft
24 24 (8.79%) Enterprise Architecture
24 24 (8.79%) PKI
24 24 (8.79%) Security Architecture
24 24 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
25 23 (8.42%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 21 (7.69%) IIS
2 8 (2.93%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.93%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.10%) Apache
4 2 (0.73%) CMS
4 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.73%) WordPress
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.86%) MS Office
3 12 (4.40%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.56%) MS Project
5 3 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (1.10%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 3 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.10%) Oracle Payroll
1 3 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.10%) Taleo
2 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (23.44%) Firewall
2 21 (7.69%) Network Security
3 19 (6.96%) VPN
4 18 (6.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (5.86%) TCP/IP
6 14 (5.13%) LAN
6 14 (5.13%) WAN
7 12 (4.40%) LDAP
8 11 (4.03%) SAN
9 9 (3.30%) VoIP
10 7 (2.56%) SSL
11 6 (2.20%) Internet
11 6 (2.20%) Wireless
11 6 (2.20%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.83%) SSH
13 4 (1.47%) HTTP
13 4 (1.47%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.10%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.03%) DB2 UDB
1 11 (4.03%) DB2
2 9 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.83%) MySQL
4 3 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.10%) MSI
1 3 (1.10%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.73%) JUnit
2 2 (0.73%) Maven
2 2 (0.73%) ANTLR
2 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.73%) VisualVM
2 2 (0.73%) YourKit
3 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 53 (19.41%) Finance
2 23 (8.42%) Legal
3 14 (5.13%) Banking
4 12 (4.40%) Retail
5 8 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.73%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (24.91%) Consultant
2 59 (21.61%) Analyst
3 50 (18.32%) Security Consultant
4 46 (16.85%) Security Analyst
5 38 (13.92%) Architect
6 30 (10.99%) Security Architect
7 28 (10.26%) Security Manager
8 23 (8.42%) Information Manager
8 23 (8.42%) Information Security Manager
9 18 (6.59%) IT Security Analyst
10 17 (6.23%) Information Analyst
11 16 (5.86%) Information Security Analyst
12 13 (4.76%) Project Manager
13 12 (4.40%) Information Security Consultant
13 12 (4.40%) Senior Manager
14 10 (3.66%) Security Officer
15 9 (3.30%) Information Security Officer
15 9 (3.30%) Security Specialist
16 8 (2.93%) Business Analyst
16 8 (2.93%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.49%) .NET
2 12 (4.40%) SOAP
3 11 (4.03%) HTML
4 10 (3.66%) SAML
4 10 (3.66%) Middleware
5 9 (3.30%) OAuth
5 9 (3.30%) OpenID
5 9 (3.30%) XML
6 5 (1.83%) LAMP
7 4 (1.47%) Web Services
8 3 (1.10%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.10%) WebCenter
8 3 (1.10%) JSP
9 2 (0.73%) JMS
9 2 (0.73%) Spring
9 2 (0.73%) JSF
9 2 (0.73%) RESTful
9 2 (0.73%) Drools
9 2 (0.73%) XACML
9 2 (0.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 80 (29.30%) Management Information System
2 24 (8.79%) PKI
2 24 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.59%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.23%) RMADS
5 13 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.30%) Cryptography
7 8 (2.93%) Smart Meter
8 6 (2.20%) Replication
8 6 (2.20%) Human Factors
9 5 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.83%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.47%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.47%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.47%) AS400
10 4 (1.47%) SCADA
10 4 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (1.10%) CMDB
11 3 (1.10%) Statistics
12 2 (0.73%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.29%) Windows
2 38 (13.92%) Linux
3 17 (6.23%) UNIX
4 6 (2.20%) AIX
4 6 (2.20%) Solaris
5 3 (1.10%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.10%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.37%) CentOS
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.21%) Risk Management
2 67 (24.54%) Security Management
3 43 (15.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 42 (15.38%) ISMS
5 40 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (13.55%) ITIL
6 37 (13.55%) Data Protection
7 35 (12.82%) Information Security Management
8 34 (12.45%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (11.36%) Project Management
10 30 (10.99%) Cyber Security
11 26 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
11 26 (9.52%) Incident Management
12 24 (8.79%) Enterprise Architecture
12 24 (8.79%) Security Architecture
13 23 (8.42%) Change Management
14 22 (8.06%) Security Testing
15 20 (7.33%) TOGAF
16 18 (6.59%) SIEM
17 17 (6.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.26%) SQL
2 14 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.76%) VB
4 10 (3.66%) Perl
5 9 (3.30%) Python
6 6 (2.20%) Java
6 6 (2.20%) C
7 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.47%) PHP
8 3 (1.10%) VBScript
8 3 (1.10%) VBA
9 2 (0.73%) C++
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (38.46%) CISSP
2 49 (17.95%) CISM
3 32 (11.72%) Security Cleared
4 21 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 19 (6.96%) Degree
6 18 (6.59%) GIAC
7 16 (5.86%) CISA
8 14 (5.13%) PMP
8 14 (5.13%) PMI Certification
9 11 (4.03%) DV Cleared
9 11 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.30%) ISSAP
10 9 (3.30%) CRISC
11 8 (2.93%) CCNA
12 7 (2.56%) CEH
13 6 (2.20%) MCSE
13 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.83%) GCIA
15 4 (1.47%) MCP
15 4 (1.47%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (16.85%) PCI DSS
3 18 (6.59%) SLA
4 16 (5.86%) COBIT
5 5 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.47%) COSO
6 4 (1.47%) JSP 440
7 3 (1.10%) QA
8 2 (0.73%) GPG13
9 1 (0.37%) BS25999
9 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.93%) vSphere
4 6 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.73%) Squid
6 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.37%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.37%) XenApp
6 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.93%) SCCM
2 7 (2.56%) Nessus
3 3 (1.10%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.37%) Icinga
5 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.37%) Control-M
5 1 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.33%) VMware
3 15 (5.49%) Oracle
4 12 (4.40%) McAfee
5 11 (4.03%) Cisco
6 9 (3.30%) ArcSight
7 8 (2.93%) SAP
8 7 (2.56%) Citrix
9 6 (2.20%) IBM
9 6 (2.20%) Qualys
10 5 (1.83%) HP
11 4 (1.47%) Google
12 3 (1.10%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (1.10%) Splunk
12 3 (1.10%) Lumension
12 3 (1.10%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.10%) Remedy
12 3 (1.10%) Websense
12 3 (1.10%) Juniper
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