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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 174 141 180
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +39
Contract jobs citing Information Security 72 104 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 1.17% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.63% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 55 41
Average daily rate
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£470 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.25 £30.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -19.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +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
6729 6375 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 71.86% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3478 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 251 328
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 0 23 £493 -1.48% 12
Surrey +2 15 £385 +14.92% 4
Hampshire -14 15 £375 -6.25% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £225 -31.81% 3
Middlesex +2 5 £525 -
West Sussex +3 3 £370 -27.09% 1
Kent -10 2 £550 +76.00% 2
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 70 (36.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (28.27%) CISSP
3 43 (22.51%) Windows
3 43 (22.51%) Management Information System
3 43 (22.51%) Finance
4 37 (19.37%) Security Management
4 37 (19.37%) Microsoft
5 36 (18.85%) CISM
5 36 (18.85%) Firewall
6 35 (18.32%) Risk Management
6 35 (18.32%) Security Cleared
7 32 (16.75%) Linux
8 30 (15.71%) Cisco
8 30 (15.71%) Security Architecture
9 29 (15.18%) PCI DSS
9 29 (15.18%) Penetration Testing
10 28 (14.66%) ITIL
11 26 (13.61%) UNIX
12 25 (13.09%) CISA
13 23 (12.04%) Data Protection
13 23 (12.04%) Network Security
14 22 (11.52%) Degree
15 21 (10.99%) Business Continuity
15 21 (10.99%) MS Excel
16 19 (9.95%) Retail
17 18 (9.42%) Information Security Management
17 18 (9.42%) Telecoms
17 18 (9.42%) SC Cleared
18 17 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
18 17 (8.90%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.71%) IIS
3 5 (2.62%) Apache
4 4 (2.09%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.57%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.52%) SAP Web AS
7 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.76%) MS Office
3 7 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.85%) Firewall
2 23 (12.04%) Network Security
3 14 (7.33%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.24%) SAN
5 9 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (4.19%) LAN
6 8 (4.19%) Wireless
7 7 (3.66%) Internet
7 7 (3.66%) WAN
7 7 (3.66%) VPN
7 7 (3.66%) SSL
8 4 (2.09%) LDAP
8 4 (2.09%) ATM
8 4 (2.09%) SSH
9 3 (1.57%) IPsec
10 2 (1.05%) DNS
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.52%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.52%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) Redmine
General
1 43 (22.51%) Finance
2 19 (9.95%) Retail
3 18 (9.42%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.76%) Aerospace
5 7 (3.66%) Legal
6 4 (2.09%) Banking
7 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.57%) Back Office
7 3 (1.57%) Military
8 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.05%) Advertising
8 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.05%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
9 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (18.32%) Analyst
2 31 (16.23%) Consultant
3 29 (15.18%) Security Analyst
4 21 (10.99%) Architect
5 20 (10.47%) Security Consultant
6 12 (6.28%) Developer
6 12 (6.28%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.24%) C++ Developer
7 10 (5.24%) Compliance Manager
8 8 (4.19%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.19%) Audit Manager
8 8 (4.19%) Security Manager
9 7 (3.66%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) Information Manager
10 6 (3.14%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.14%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (3.14%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (3.14%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.71%) .NET
2 8 (4.19%) Middleware
3 4 (2.09%) Web Services
4 3 (1.57%) SAML
4 3 (1.57%) JSP
5 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.05%) HTML
5 2 (1.05%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.52%) SOAP
6 1 (0.52%) XML
6 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.51%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.24%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (4.71%) CESG
4 8 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.19%) PKI
5 7 (3.66%) NHS
6 6 (3.14%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (2.62%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.09%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.09%) RMADS
9 3 (1.57%) Open Source
9 3 (1.57%) SCADA
9 3 (1.57%) CMDB
10 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.52%) Learning Management System
11 1 (0.52%) Human Factors
11 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.51%) Windows
2 32 (16.75%) Linux
3 26 (13.61%) UNIX
4 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (3.14%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.57%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.37%) Security Management
2 35 (18.32%) Risk Management
3 30 (15.71%) Security Architecture
4 29 (15.18%) Penetration Testing
5 28 (14.66%) ITIL
6 23 (12.04%) Data Protection
7 21 (10.99%) Business Continuity
8 18 (9.42%) Information Security Management
9 17 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (7.85%) Service Management
10 15 (7.85%) Incident Management
11 14 (7.33%) Data Security
11 14 (7.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 13 (6.81%) Project Management
12 13 (6.81%) Multithreading
12 13 (6.81%) Information Assurance
13 12 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (6.28%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (5.76%) ITSM
14 11 (5.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.90%) C++
2 13 (6.81%) Java
3 12 (6.28%) SQL
4 9 (4.71%) C
5 4 (2.09%) C#
5 4 (2.09%) PHP
6 3 (1.57%) Perl
6 3 (1.57%) VB
7 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 54 (28.27%) CISSP
2 36 (18.85%) CISM
3 35 (18.32%) Security Cleared
4 25 (13.09%) CISA
5 22 (11.52%) Degree
6 18 (9.42%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (5.24%) DV Cleared
9 8 (4.19%) CCSE
9 8 (4.19%) CRISC
10 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.66%) CCNA
11 6 (3.14%) MCSE
12 5 (2.62%) CEH
12 5 (2.62%) CCSA
12 5 (2.62%) CCNP
13 4 (2.09%) MCP
13 4 (2.09%) GIAC
13 4 (2.09%) MBA
14 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (36.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (15.18%) PCI DSS
3 12 (6.28%) COBIT
4 9 (4.71%) ISO 9000
5 8 (4.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (4.19%) JSP 440
6 6 (3.14%) SLA
7 3 (1.57%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.05%) GxP
8 2 (1.05%) GAMP
8 2 (1.05%) GCP
8 2 (1.05%) GMP
8 2 (1.05%) BS25999
9 1 (0.52%) COSO
9 1 (0.52%) QA
9 1 (0.52%) GPG13
9 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 12 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.57%) vSphere
4 3 (1.57%) Shibboleth
4 3 (1.57%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.57%) Snort
4 3 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (2.62%) SCCM
2 4 (2.09%) Nessus
3 3 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.57%) SCOM
3 3 (1.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (19.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.71%) Cisco
3 17 (8.90%) Juniper
4 14 (7.33%) CheckPoint
5 11 (5.76%) Blue Coat
6 10 (5.24%) HP
6 10 (5.24%) VMware
7 9 (4.71%) McAfee
7 9 (4.71%) Oracle
8 7 (3.66%) Symantec
8 7 (3.66%) Citrix
9 6 (3.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.62%) Business Objects
10 5 (2.62%) SAP
11 4 (2.09%) Nokia
11 4 (2.09%) Qualys
12 3 (1.57%) Aveksa
12 3 (1.57%) Lumension
12 3 (1.57%) F5
12 3 (1.57%) Sourcefire
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