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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 105 127 145
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 200 147 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.07% 1.48% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.89% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 68 61
Median daily rate £460 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £368 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £560 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Median hourly rate £56.25 £60.98 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.75% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £60.98 £48.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £60.98 £53.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+63.33% -55.88%
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
7671 7763 6981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 78.00% 74.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4717 4375 3880
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 286 279
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
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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
Berkshire +33 56 £450 +4.34% 15
Hampshire +28 51 £445 +4.70% 10
Surrey +4 32 £481 +2.12% 12
Buckinghamshire +1 18 £450 +12.50% 5
West Sussex -8 14 £472 -
Kent -12 12 £503 +82.72% 4
Middlesex +3 11 £500 +5.26% 1
Oxfordshire -2 5 £250 -42.52% 2
East Sussex -9 5 £400 -3.03% 2
Sussex +2 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £520 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 156 (42.86%) CISSP
2 101 (27.75%) CISM
2 101 (27.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (22.25%) Firewall
4 78 (21.43%) PCI DSS
5 71 (19.51%) Management Information System
6 69 (18.96%) Windows
7 68 (18.68%) Finance
8 55 (15.11%) Cisco
8 55 (15.11%) Cybersecurity
9 54 (14.84%) ITIL
10 50 (13.74%) Security Cleared
11 48 (13.19%) CISA
12 46 (12.64%) Data Protection
13 45 (12.36%) Security Architecture
14 43 (11.81%) Degree
15 42 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
16 41 (11.26%) Project Management
17 40 (10.99%) Security Management
17 40 (10.99%) Incident Management
18 39 (10.71%) Microsoft
19 38 (10.44%) Telecoms
19 38 (10.44%) Risk Management
20 37 (10.16%) SIEM
20 37 (10.16%) Data Centre
20 37 (10.16%) Security Operations
21 35 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
21 35 (9.62%) SC Cleared
21 35 (9.62%) Active Directory
21 35 (9.62%) Cisco Certification

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 18 (4.95%) IIS
2 4 (1.10%) Apache
2 4 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.10%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.82%) JBoss
3 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.27%) Drupal
4 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.27%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.65%) MS Project
5 4 (1.10%) MS Office
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.55%) Primavera
2 1 (0.27%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (2.47%) SaaS
2 7 (1.92%) Office 365
3 5 (1.37%) IaaS
3 5 (1.37%) PaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 81 (22.25%) Firewall
2 42 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.04%) Internet
4 22 (6.04%) Network Security
5 20 (5.49%) LAN
5 20 (5.49%) WAN
6 18 (4.95%) VPN
7 17 (4.67%) SSL
8 16 (4.40%) DNS
9 15 (4.12%) MPLS
10 14 (3.85%) DHCP
11 12 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (3.02%) Intranet
13 10 (2.75%) Ethernet
13 10 (2.75%) IPsec
14 9 (2.47%) ADSL
14 9 (2.47%) ISDN
14 9 (2.47%) PSTN
14 9 (2.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.92%) DB2
2 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (0.82%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.27%) MySQL
5 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.55%) AppScan
1 2 (0.55%) JIRA
1 2 (0.55%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.27%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.27%) Moq
2 1 (0.27%) NUnit
2 1 (0.27%) Selenium
2 1 (0.27%) Subversion
2 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (18.68%) Finance
2 38 (10.44%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.77%) Legal
4 11 (3.02%) Banking
5 7 (1.92%) Retail
6 6 (1.65%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.82%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.55%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (20.33%) Consultant
2 72 (19.78%) Architect
3 64 (17.58%) Security Consultant
4 61 (16.76%) Analyst
5 57 (15.66%) Security Architect
6 46 (12.64%) Security Analyst
7 37 (10.16%) Information Security Consultant
8 31 (8.52%) Security Manager
9 30 (8.24%) Security Specialist
10 25 (6.87%) Project Manager
11 16 (4.40%) Network Engineer
11 16 (4.40%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.40%) Security Project Manager
12 15 (4.12%) CISSP Architect
12 15 (4.12%) Information Analyst
12 15 (4.12%) Information Security Analyst
12 15 (4.12%) Information Security Specialist
12 15 (4.12%) Information Specialist
13 14 (3.85%) Information Security Architect
14 13 (3.57%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.40%) Middleware
2 11 (3.02%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.92%) REST
4 6 (1.65%) Web Services
5 5 (1.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (0.82%) .NET
6 3 (0.82%) J2EE
6 3 (0.82%) OAuth
6 3 (0.82%) OpenID
6 3 (0.82%) SAML
6 3 (0.82%) Spring
7 2 (0.55%) SOAP
7 2 (0.55%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.27%) jQuery
8 1 (0.27%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.27%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.27%) RESTful
8 1 (0.27%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 37 (10.16%) Data Centre
3 35 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (6.32%) CESG
4 23 (6.32%) Driving Licence
5 22 (6.04%) Cryptography
6 19 (5.22%) PKI
7 15 (4.12%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (3.85%) Smartcard
9 13 (3.57%) Computer Science
10 10 (2.75%) CESG CLAS
10 10 (2.75%) Mathematics
11 9 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.65%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.37%) AS400
13 5 (1.37%) Reference Data
13 5 (1.37%) Replication
13 5 (1.37%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 69 (18.96%) Windows
2 31 (8.52%) Linux
3 18 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.30%) Unix
5 11 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.47%) Solaris
7 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.65%) AIX
8 6 (1.65%) zOS
9 5 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.11%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (14.84%) ITIL
3 46 (12.64%) Data Protection
4 45 (12.36%) Security Architecture
5 41 (11.26%) Project Management
6 40 (10.99%) Incident Management
6 40 (10.99%) Security Management
7 38 (10.44%) Risk Management
8 37 (10.16%) Security Operations
8 37 (10.16%) SIEM
9 31 (8.52%) Information Assurance
10 29 (7.97%) Change Management
10 29 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (7.14%) TOGAF
12 25 (6.87%) Migration
13 24 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (6.32%) Security Testing
15 22 (6.04%) PRINCE2
15 22 (6.04%) Problem Management
15 22 (6.04%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.40%) Java
2 14 (3.85%) Python
3 13 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.75%) C#
5 8 (2.20%) C
5 8 (2.20%) SQL
6 7 (1.92%) Perl
7 6 (1.65%) C++
7 6 (1.65%) VB
8 5 (1.37%) Ruby
9 3 (0.82%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 156 (42.86%) CISSP
2 101 (27.75%) CISM
3 50 (13.74%) Security Cleared
4 48 (13.19%) CISA
5 43 (11.81%) Degree
6 35 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (9.62%) SC Cleared
7 24 (6.59%) CLAS
8 20 (5.49%) CCNA
8 20 (5.49%) GCIH
9 18 (4.95%) GIAC
10 17 (4.67%) CESG Certified Professional
10 17 (4.67%) IISP
11 16 (4.40%) GCIA
12 13 (3.57%) CCNP
13 12 (3.30%) CEH
14 11 (3.02%) CISMP
14 11 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (2.47%) CCIE
15 9 (2.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (27.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (21.43%) PCI DSS
3 23 (6.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (5.49%) RMADS
5 18 (4.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 18 (4.95%) ISO 9001
6 15 (4.12%) ISO27005
7 14 (3.85%) COBIT
8 11 (3.02%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (1.92%) ISO27002
9 7 (1.92%) JSP 440
10 5 (1.37%) SAS 70
11 4 (1.10%) Data Quality
11 4 (1.10%) ISO22301
12 3 (0.82%) COSO
12 3 (0.82%) QA
13 2 (0.55%) FIPS 140-2
14 1 (0.27%) BS7799
14 1 (0.27%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 35 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.37%) vSphere
4 3 (0.82%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.27%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.27%) Postfix
5 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (4.12%) Puppet
2 10 (2.75%) RSA Security Analytics
3 7 (1.92%) SCCM
4 6 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.37%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.10%) SCOM
6 4 (1.10%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Intune
6 4 (1.10%) WSUS
7 3 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.82%) OpenAM
7 3 (0.82%) OpenIDM
7 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.55%) Nessus
9 1 (0.27%) Ansible
9 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.27%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.27%) Nmap
9 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 55 (15.11%) Cisco
2 39 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.24%) Oracle
4 29 (7.97%) IBM
5 28 (7.69%) Intel Security
6 25 (6.87%) VMware
7 19 (5.22%) Qualys
8 16 (4.40%) Barracuda Networks
9 15 (4.12%) ArcSight
10 13 (3.57%) Tripwire
11 12 (3.30%) F5
12 11 (3.02%) AppSense
12 11 (3.02%) CheckPoint
12 11 (3.02%) Splunk
13 10 (2.75%) Red Hat
13 10 (2.75%) Sun
13 10 (2.75%) Symantec
14 9 (2.47%) Cyberoam
15 6 (1.65%) Rackspace
15 6 (1.65%) Remedy
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