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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 135 145 135
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 130 108 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.14% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.59% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 61 54
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Average hourly rate - £51.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
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
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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
Berkshire +5 28 £438 -12.50% 26
Hampshire -6 24 £425 +0.29% 14
Buckinghamshire +7 19 £400 -1.53% 7
Oxfordshire -9 16 £435 - 4
Surrey -12 15 £470 +17.50% 7
East Sussex +3 14 £413 -25.00% 3
Middlesex +2 6 £475 -5.00%
Kent 0 5 £275 -32.30% 1
West Sussex -21 3 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £425 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 106 (42.74%) CISSP
2 78 (31.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (28.63%) Risk Management
4 58 (23.39%) Management Information System
5 54 (21.77%) Firewall
6 51 (20.56%) Security Management
7 48 (19.35%) CISM
8 42 (16.94%) ISMS
8 42 (16.94%) PCI DSS
9 41 (16.53%) Security Cleared
10 38 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (15.32%) Linux
11 36 (14.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 33 (13.31%) Windows
12 33 (13.31%) TOGAF
13 30 (12.10%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (12.10%) Finance
13 30 (12.10%) ITIL
14 29 (11.69%) Information Security Management
14 29 (11.69%) SC Cleared
15 26 (10.48%) Security Architecture
15 26 (10.48%) Project Management
16 24 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
16 24 (9.68%) Cyber Security
17 23 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (9.27%) Incident Management
17 23 (9.27%) Identity Management
18 22 (8.87%) Data Protection
19 21 (8.47%) Network Security
19 21 (8.47%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (7.66%) IIS
2 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.63%) MS Office
3 8 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.21%) MS Project
5 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.40%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (21.77%) Firewall
2 21 (8.47%) Network Security
3 17 (6.85%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (6.05%) VPN
6 10 (4.03%) LAN
6 10 (4.03%) WAN
7 9 (3.63%) SAN
8 8 (3.23%) VoIP
9 6 (2.42%) Wireless
10 5 (2.02%) SSL
11 4 (1.61%) Internet
11 4 (1.61%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.61%) LDAP
11 4 (1.61%) SSH
11 4 (1.61%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.21%) HTTP
13 2 (0.81%) MPLS
13 2 (0.81%) ISDN
13 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.63%) MySQL
2 4 (1.61%) DB2
2 4 (1.61%) DB2 UDB
3 3 (1.21%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.40%) JIRA
1 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 30 (12.10%) Finance
2 20 (8.06%) Legal
3 9 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.23%) Banking
5 5 (2.02%) Retail
5 5 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.21%) Publishing
8 2 (0.81%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (22.18%) Analyst
1 55 (22.18%) Consultant
2 43 (17.34%) Security Consultant
2 43 (17.34%) Security Analyst
3 30 (12.10%) Architect
4 26 (10.48%) Security Architect
5 24 (9.68%) Security Manager
6 21 (8.47%) Information Manager
6 21 (8.47%) Information Security Manager
7 18 (7.26%) Information Analyst
7 18 (7.26%) Information Security Analyst
8 15 (6.05%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.65%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (4.03%) Senior Manager
10 10 (4.03%) Security Specialist
11 9 (3.63%) Information Specialist
12 8 (3.23%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.23%) Security Engineer
12 8 (3.23%) Information Security Consultant
13 7 (2.82%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.26%) SAML
1 18 (7.26%) OAuth
1 18 (7.26%) OpenID
2 9 (3.63%) LAMP
3 8 (3.23%) Middleware
4 6 (2.42%) SOAP
4 6 (2.42%) .NET
5 3 (1.21%) HTML
5 3 (1.21%) JSP
5 3 (1.21%) XML
6 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.40%) Java EE
6 1 (0.40%) JSON
6 1 (0.40%) Ajax
6 1 (0.40%) J2EE
6 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.39%) Management Information System
2 23 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.85%) PKI
4 15 (6.05%) RMADS
5 9 (3.63%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.23%) Smart Meter
7 6 (2.42%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.42%) Human Factors
7 6 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.02%) CMDB
9 4 (1.61%) Replication
9 4 (1.61%) SCADA
10 3 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.21%) AS400
10 3 (1.21%) CESG
10 3 (1.21%) Statistics
10 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.81%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.32%) Linux
2 33 (13.31%) Windows
3 12 (4.84%) UNIX
4 3 (1.21%) AIX
4 3 (1.21%) Solaris
5 2 (0.81%) CentOS
5 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (28.63%) Risk Management
2 51 (20.56%) Security Management
3 42 (16.94%) ISMS
4 38 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (14.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 33 (13.31%) TOGAF
7 30 (12.10%) Enterprise Architecture
7 30 (12.10%) ITIL
8 29 (11.69%) Information Security Management
9 26 (10.48%) Security Architecture
9 26 (10.48%) Project Management
10 24 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (9.68%) Cyber Security
11 23 (9.27%) Incident Management
11 23 (9.27%) Identity Management
12 22 (8.87%) Data Protection
13 21 (8.47%) Change Management
14 20 (8.06%) PRINCE2
14 20 (8.06%) Risk Assessment
15 18 (7.26%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.45%) SQL
2 8 (3.23%) Perl
3 6 (2.42%) Python
4 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.02%) C
5 4 (1.61%) Java
5 4 (1.61%) VB
6 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.40%) VBA
7 1 (0.40%) PHP
Qualifications
1 106 (42.74%) CISSP
2 48 (19.35%) CISM
3 41 (16.53%) Security Cleared
4 29 (11.69%) SC Cleared
5 20 (8.06%) DV Cleared
5 20 (8.06%) Degree
6 17 (6.85%) CISA
7 15 (6.05%) PMP
7 15 (6.05%) PMI Certification
8 13 (5.24%) GIAC
8 13 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.44%) CRISC
9 11 (4.44%) CCNA
10 8 (3.23%) CEH
11 7 (2.82%) ISSAP
11 7 (2.82%) MCSE
11 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.02%) GCIA
12 5 (2.02%) MCP
13 4 (1.61%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (31.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (16.94%) PCI DSS
3 12 (4.84%) COBIT
4 7 (2.82%) SLA
5 6 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.61%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.21%) QA
7 3 (1.21%) JSP 440
7 3 (1.21%) COSO
8 2 (0.81%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.81%) GPG13
9 1 (0.40%) BS25999
System Software
1 14 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.02%) vSphere
4 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.81%) Firmware
5 2 (0.81%) Snort
5 2 (0.81%) Squid
6 1 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.23%) Nessus
2 6 (2.42%) SCCM
3 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.40%) Icinga
4 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.24%) VMware
3 10 (4.03%) McAfee
4 8 (3.23%) Cisco
5 7 (2.82%) Qualys
6 6 (2.42%) Oracle
6 6 (2.42%) ArcSight
7 5 (2.02%) Citrix
8 4 (1.61%) IBM
8 4 (1.61%) Splunk
9 3 (1.21%) SAP
9 3 (1.21%) HP
10 2 (0.81%) Websense
10 2 (0.81%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.81%) Software AG
10 2 (0.81%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.81%) Tripwire
10 2 (0.81%) Google
10 2 (0.81%) TippingPoint
11 1 (0.40%) Lumension
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