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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 110 162 175
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 162 107 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.92% 1.14% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.47% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 57 38
Average daily rate £450 £469 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £573 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £52.56 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £25.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+106.12% -43.33%
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
6728 7288 6385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 77.43% 74.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 4014 3407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +25 46 £425 -19.04% 20
Surrey +6 36 £500 - 12
Hampshire +30 29 £352 -21.77% 8
Buckinghamshire +29 23 £475 +5.55% 1
Oxfordshire +1 6 £290 -35.55% 12
Middlesex -9 6 £500 -12.58% 2
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
West Sussex +4 3 £585 +101.72% 2
Kent -8 3 £505 +25.46% 3
East Sussex +7 2 £500 - 1
Sussex - 2 £313 -
Home Counties - 1 £475 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 139 (37.37%) CISSP
2 127 (34.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 112 (30.11%) PCI DSS
4 90 (24.19%) Management Information System
5 81 (21.77%) CISM
6 75 (20.16%) Firewall
7 72 (19.35%) Risk Management
7 72 (19.35%) Finance
8 64 (17.20%) Security Management
9 62 (16.67%) Windows
10 58 (15.59%) Data Protection
11 53 (14.25%) Incident Management
12 51 (13.71%) Security Cleared
12 51 (13.71%) Information Assurance
12 51 (13.71%) SIEM
12 51 (13.71%) ITIL
13 44 (11.83%) SC Cleared
14 42 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (10.48%) Information Security Management
16 38 (10.22%) Cisco
17 37 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (9.68%) Data Centre
19 34 (9.14%) Oracle
19 34 (9.14%) RMADS
20 33 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
21 32 (8.60%) Project Management
21 32 (8.60%) Linux
21 32 (8.60%) Degree
22 31 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
22 31 (8.33%) TOGAF

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (4.03%) IIS
2 5 (1.34%) Apache
2 5 (1.34%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.81%) JBoss
3 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.27%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.27%) Node.js
5 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.30%) MS Visio
2 12 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (2.96%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.61%) MS Project
5 4 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) MoSes
2 2 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.61%) SaaS
2 4 (1.08%) Office 365
3 3 (0.81%) PaaS
4 2 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (20.16%) Firewall
2 30 (8.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (6.99%) VPN
4 25 (6.72%) Network Security
5 24 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 18 (4.84%) DNS
7 17 (4.57%) WAN
8 15 (4.03%) LAN
8 15 (4.03%) MPLS
9 14 (3.76%) Internet
10 13 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (3.49%) DHCP
10 13 (3.49%) SSL
11 12 (3.23%) IPsec
12 9 (2.42%) Ethernet
12 9 (2.42%) Wireless
13 8 (2.15%) ADSL
13 8 (2.15%) ISDN
13 8 (2.15%) PSTN
13 8 (2.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.27%) DB2
3 1 (0.27%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (0.27%) MySQL
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.08%) JUnit
1 4 (1.08%) Maven
2 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.54%) ANTLR
3 2 (0.54%) Moq
3 2 (0.54%) NUnit
3 2 (0.54%) Selenium
3 2 (0.54%) VisualVM
3 2 (0.54%) YourKit
4 1 (0.27%) Bower
4 1 (0.27%) FxCop
4 1 (0.27%) Grunt
4 1 (0.27%) JSHint
4 1 (0.27%) NDepend
4 1 (0.27%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.27%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (19.35%) Finance
2 28 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.72%) Legal
4 22 (5.91%) Banking
5 9 (2.42%) Marketing
6 6 (1.61%) Retail
7 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.08%) Law
9 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Military
10 2 (0.54%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.54%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (25.27%) Consultant
2 76 (20.43%) Analyst
3 68 (18.28%) Security Consultant
4 63 (16.94%) Security Analyst
5 59 (15.86%) Architect
6 45 (12.10%) Security Architect
7 36 (9.68%) Information Security Consultant
8 34 (9.14%) Security Manager
9 30 (8.06%) Security Specialist
10 27 (7.26%) Information Security Specialist
10 27 (7.26%) Information Specialist
11 25 (6.72%) Risk Consultant
12 23 (6.18%) Project Manager
13 18 (4.84%) Information Analyst
13 18 (4.84%) Information Security Analyst
14 15 (4.03%) Network Engineer
15 14 (3.76%) IT Analyst
15 14 (3.76%) IT Security Analyst
16 13 (3.49%) Business Analyst
16 13 (3.49%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.11%) Middleware
2 12 (3.23%) Web Services
3 10 (2.69%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.69%) REST
3 10 (2.69%) Spring
4 4 (1.08%) JMS
5 3 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.81%) Apache Thrift
5 3 (0.81%) Drools
5 3 (0.81%) jQuery
5 3 (0.81%) RESTful
5 3 (0.81%) Silverlight
5 3 (0.81%) XACML
6 2 (0.54%) .NET
6 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.54%) CSS
6 2 (0.54%) HTML5
6 2 (0.54%) MyBatis
6 2 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 90 (24.19%) Management Information System
2 37 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 26 (6.99%) CESG
5 22 (5.91%) PKI
6 20 (5.38%) Driving Licence
7 17 (4.57%) CESG CLAS
8 15 (4.03%) Security Operations Centre
9 13 (3.49%) Cryptography
10 11 (2.96%) Computer Science
11 8 (2.15%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (2.15%) Smartcard
12 7 (1.88%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.61%) Statistics
14 5 (1.34%) AS400
14 5 (1.34%) Mainframe
14 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
15 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (1.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 62 (16.67%) Windows
2 32 (8.60%) Linux
3 20 (5.38%) Unix
4 10 (2.69%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.88%) AIX
7 6 (1.61%) Solaris
8 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.35%) Risk Management
2 64 (17.20%) Security Management
3 58 (15.59%) Data Protection
4 53 (14.25%) Incident Management
5 51 (13.71%) Information Assurance
5 51 (13.71%) ITIL
5 51 (13.71%) SIEM
6 42 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (10.48%) Information Security Management
8 32 (8.60%) Project Management
9 31 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
9 31 (8.33%) TOGAF
10 30 (8.06%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (8.06%) ISMS
10 30 (8.06%) Security Architecture
11 28 (7.53%) Migration
11 28 (7.53%) Security Operations
12 26 (6.99%) Change Management
12 26 (6.99%) Security Testing
13 25 (6.72%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.23%) SQL
2 10 (2.69%) Java
3 9 (2.42%) Python
4 8 (2.15%) VB
5 6 (1.61%) C
5 6 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.34%) C#
6 5 (1.34%) Perl
7 4 (1.08%) Ruby
8 3 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 139 (37.37%) CISSP
2 81 (21.77%) CISM
3 51 (13.71%) Security Cleared
4 44 (11.83%) SC Cleared
5 33 (8.87%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (8.60%) Degree
7 30 (8.06%) CLAS
8 29 (7.80%) CCNA
9 26 (6.99%) CISA
10 23 (6.18%) CESG Certified Professional
11 19 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (4.30%) CISMP
13 15 (4.03%) DV Cleared
13 15 (4.03%) MCSE
14 14 (3.76%) MCP
15 13 (3.49%) IISP
16 11 (2.96%) GCIH
17 9 (2.42%) CCNP
18 8 (2.15%) GCIA
19 6 (1.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (34.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (30.11%) PCI DSS
3 34 (9.14%) RMADS
4 28 (7.53%) COBIT
4 28 (7.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 22 (5.91%) JSP 440
6 19 (5.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (3.76%) ISO 9001
8 12 (3.23%) ISO27002
9 11 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (2.15%) ISO27005
11 7 (1.88%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (1.34%) COSO
13 4 (1.08%) QA
13 4 (1.08%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.27%) ISO22301
14 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.34%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.34%) vSphere
4 2 (0.54%) GPFS
4 2 (0.54%) NFS
4 2 (0.54%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.27%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.27%) NDS
5 1 (0.27%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.27%) vCloud
5 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.69%) Puppet
2 5 (1.34%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (1.08%) SCCM
3 4 (1.08%) SCOM
3 4 (1.08%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.08%) Windows Intune
4 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.54%) Nessus
5 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.27%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.27%) vRealize
6 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (10.22%) Cisco
2 34 (9.14%) Oracle
3 25 (6.72%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.45%) IBM
5 23 (6.18%) Intel Security
6 17 (4.57%) ArcSight
7 15 (4.03%) VMware
8 14 (3.76%) Tripwire
9 12 (3.23%) AppSense
9 12 (3.23%) Qualys
10 11 (2.96%) F5
11 9 (2.42%) Barracuda Networks
12 8 (2.15%) Cyberoam
12 8 (2.15%) Remedy
12 8 (2.15%) Symantec
13 7 (1.88%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.88%) Splunk
13 7 (1.88%) Sun
14 6 (1.61%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.61%) Cyber-Ark
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