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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 96 139 112
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -27
Contract jobs citing Information Security 194 107 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.06% 1.17% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 1.59% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 57 69
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £319 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £60.98 £51.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £51.00 £38.71
% change year-on-year
-60.78% +31.74%
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
7253 6731 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.00% 73.60% 71.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3719 3084
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 257 270
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 45 £450 +5.88% 17
Berkshire +25 40 £438 -4.89% 18
Hampshire +17 37 £438 +7.69% 14
Surrey +6 36 £513 +39.93% 11
Middlesex +1 10 £460 +8.23% 1
Oxfordshire -16 10 £410 - 7
West Sussex -17 7 - -
East Sussex -16 6 £275 -15.38% 1
Kent -3 3 £395 -9.71% 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 103 (33.44%) CISSP
2 95 (30.84%) Management Information System
3 91 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 83 (26.95%) Risk Management
5 78 (25.32%) Security Management
6 68 (22.08%) Firewall
7 66 (21.43%) Finance
8 57 (18.51%) PCI DSS
9 46 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
10 45 (14.61%) ISMS
11 44 (14.29%) Cyber Security
12 43 (13.96%) CISM
12 43 (13.96%) Information Security Management
13 41 (13.31%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (13.31%) Linux
14 40 (12.99%) ITIL
15 39 (12.66%) Windows
15 39 (12.66%) Data Protection
16 38 (12.34%) Security Architecture
17 33 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
18 31 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (10.06%) Security Cleared
18 31 (10.06%) Security Testing
19 29 (9.42%) PKI
19 29 (9.42%) Project Management
20 28 (9.09%) MS Excel
20 28 (9.09%) Legal
20 28 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
21 27 (8.77%) SQL
22 26 (8.44%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 18 (5.84%) IIS
2 10 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.95%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.30%) WordPress
5 4 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.30%) CMS
6 3 (0.97%) Apache
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 28 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.55%) MS Office
3 12 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.92%) MS Project
5 6 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.97%) Taleo
2 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (22.08%) Firewall
2 24 (7.79%) Network Security
3 23 (7.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (6.49%) VPN
5 15 (4.87%) WAN
5 15 (4.87%) LAN
6 14 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.22%) LDAP
8 8 (2.60%) VoIP
8 8 (2.60%) SSL
8 8 (2.60%) Internet
9 7 (2.27%) SAN
9 7 (2.27%) Wireless
10 6 (1.95%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.62%) HTTP
11 5 (1.62%) SSH
12 3 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.97%) DNS
12 3 (0.97%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.57%) DB2
2 11 (3.57%) DB2 UDB
3 6 (1.95%) NoSQL
3 6 (1.95%) MySQL
4 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.30%) JUnit
2 4 (1.30%) Maven
2 4 (1.30%) ANTLR
2 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.30%) VisualVM
2 4 (1.30%) YourKit
3 3 (0.97%) MSI
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 66 (21.43%) Finance
2 28 (9.09%) Legal
3 22 (7.14%) Retail
4 11 (3.57%) Banking
5 10 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (3.25%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Automotive
6 2 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (25.00%) Consultant
2 59 (19.16%) Security Consultant
3 58 (18.83%) Architect
4 56 (18.18%) Analyst
5 47 (15.26%) Security Architect
6 44 (14.29%) Security Analyst
7 26 (8.44%) Security Manager
8 19 (6.17%) Information Security Manager
8 19 (6.17%) Information Manager
9 18 (5.84%) Information Analyst
10 17 (5.52%) Information Security Analyst
11 14 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
12 13 (4.22%) IT Security Analyst
13 12 (3.90%) Security Officer
14 11 (3.57%) Security Specialist
15 10 (3.25%) Solutions Designer
15 10 (3.25%) Senior Manager
15 10 (3.25%) Designer
16 9 (2.92%) Information Security Officer
16 9 (2.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.84%) .NET
2 14 (4.55%) HTML
3 13 (4.22%) SOAP
4 11 (3.57%) XML
4 11 (3.57%) Middleware
5 7 (2.27%) SAML
5 7 (2.27%) Web Services
6 6 (1.95%) OAuth
6 6 (1.95%) OpenID
7 5 (1.62%) REST
7 5 (1.62%) LAMP
8 4 (1.30%) RESTful
8 4 (1.30%) XACML
8 4 (1.30%) JMS
8 4 (1.30%) JSP
8 4 (1.30%) Drools
8 4 (1.30%) HTML5
8 4 (1.30%) Spring
8 4 (1.30%) MyBatis
8 4 (1.30%) Apache Thrift
Miscellaneous
1 95 (30.84%) Management Information System
2 31 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (9.42%) PKI
4 19 (6.17%) Data Centre
5 17 (5.52%) RMADS
6 16 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (3.90%) Cryptography
7 12 (3.90%) Smart Meter
8 9 (2.92%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.95%) AS400
9 6 (1.95%) Replication
9 6 (1.95%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.62%) Statistics
10 5 (1.62%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.62%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.30%) Social Media
11 4 (1.30%) SCADA
12 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.31%) Linux
2 39 (12.66%) Windows
3 19 (6.17%) UNIX
4 9 (2.92%) AIX
4 9 (2.92%) Solaris
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.97%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (26.95%) Risk Management
2 78 (25.32%) Security Management
3 46 (14.94%) Vulnerability Management
4 45 (14.61%) ISMS
5 44 (14.29%) Cyber Security
6 43 (13.96%) Information Security Management
7 41 (13.31%) Penetration Testing
8 40 (12.99%) ITIL
9 39 (12.66%) Data Protection
10 38 (12.34%) Security Architecture
11 33 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (10.06%) Security Testing
13 29 (9.42%) Project Management
14 28 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
15 26 (8.44%) Risk Assessment
16 24 (7.79%) TOGAF
16 24 (7.79%) Incident Management
17 22 (7.14%) SIEM
18 21 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
18 21 (6.82%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.77%) SQL
2 15 (4.87%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.22%) VB
4 11 (3.57%) Python
5 10 (3.25%) Perl
6 9 (2.92%) C
6 9 (2.92%) Java
7 7 (2.27%) PHP
8 6 (1.95%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.97%) VBScript
9 3 (0.97%) VBA
10 2 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.32%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 103 (33.44%) CISSP
2 43 (13.96%) CISM
3 31 (10.06%) Security Cleared
4 24 (7.79%) Degree
5 21 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 19 (6.17%) CISA
7 17 (5.52%) GIAC
8 10 (3.25%) ISSAP
9 8 (2.60%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.60%) CRISC
9 8 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.27%) PMP
10 7 (2.27%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.62%) GCIA
11 5 (1.62%) CEH
12 4 (1.30%) GCIH
12 4 (1.30%) CCSA
12 4 (1.30%) CCNP
12 4 (1.30%) CCNA
13 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (29.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (18.51%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.49%) SLA
4 16 (5.19%) COBIT
5 5 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.30%) QA
6 4 (1.30%) JSP 440
6 4 (1.30%) COSO
7 2 (0.65%) GPG13
8 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.32%) BS25999
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.60%) vSphere
4 6 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.65%) Squid
5 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.30%) Nessus
1 4 (1.30%) SCCM
1 4 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (0.97%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.32%) Icinga
4 1 (0.32%) Control-M
4 1 (0.32%) Nagios
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (8.44%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.12%) VMware
3 19 (6.17%) Oracle
4 14 (4.55%) McAfee
4 14 (4.55%) ArcSight
5 12 (3.90%) Cisco
6 9 (2.92%) IBM
6 9 (2.92%) SAP
6 9 (2.92%) Symantec
7 8 (2.60%) Cyber-Ark
8 7 (2.27%) Citrix
9 6 (1.95%) HP
9 6 (1.95%) Google
9 6 (1.95%) PayPal
10 5 (1.62%) Tripwire
10 5 (1.62%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.30%) Websense
11 4 (1.30%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.30%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.30%) Facebook
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