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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 114 99 166
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +67
Contract jobs citing Information Security 151 187 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.81% 1.89% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.37% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 119 46
Median daily rate £475 £450 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £60.98 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.30% +35.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.31% -3.88%
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
6804 7879 7079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.65% 79.76% 76.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4173 4831 3969
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 267 274
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.70 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
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
Hampshire +10 42 £450 - 8
Berkshire -4 26 £463 -7.50% 10
Surrey -4 25 £525 +16.66% 10
Buckinghamshire +19 19 £438 +6.70% 5
Middlesex +8 13 £500 -5.30% 1
West Sussex -5 8 £525 +11.11%
Oxfordshire -7 7 £538 +53.57% 3
Kent +1 6 £500 +17.64% 2
East Sussex +3 2 - -
Thames Valley - 2 £700 -
Sussex +6 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 124 (36.58%) CISSP
2 91 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (22.42%) PCI DSS
4 73 (21.53%) Cybersecurity
5 63 (18.58%) Windows
6 62 (18.29%) CISM
7 60 (17.70%) Management Information System
8 55 (16.22%) Finance
8 55 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 52 (15.34%) Security Management
10 51 (15.04%) Active Directory
11 50 (14.75%) Firewall
12 44 (12.98%) Cisco
13 42 (12.39%) ITIL
14 39 (11.50%) Linux
14 39 (11.50%) Security Cleared
15 38 (11.21%) Risk Management
16 37 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (10.91%) Vulnerability Management
17 36 (10.62%) Security Architecture
18 35 (10.32%) Telecoms
19 33 (9.73%) Information Security Management
19 33 (9.73%) CISA
20 32 (9.44%) Project Management
21 30 (8.85%) Data Protection
22 28 (8.26%) Security Operations
23 27 (7.96%) Intrusion Detection
24 25 (7.37%) ISMS
24 25 (7.37%) TCP/IP
25 24 (7.08%) Information Assurance

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 7 (2.06%) Apache
2 6 (1.77%) Apache Pig
3 5 (1.47%) IIS
4 4 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.59%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.01%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.77%) MS Office
4 3 (0.88%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Primavera
2 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.65%) SaaS
2 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.77%) IaaS
3 6 (1.77%) Office 365
4 5 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.18%) PaaS
6 3 (0.88%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.75%) Firewall
2 27 (7.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 25 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.31%) Internet
5 15 (4.42%) LAN
5 15 (4.42%) LDAP
5 15 (4.42%) WAN
6 13 (3.83%) Network Security
7 12 (3.54%) SSL
7 12 (3.54%) VPN
8 11 (3.24%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (2.95%) DNS
9 10 (2.95%) Wireless
10 8 (2.36%) DHCP
11 7 (2.06%) MPLS
12 6 (1.77%) SAN
13 5 (1.47%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.47%) HTTP
13 5 (1.47%) IPsec
14 4 (1.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.65%) Big Data
2 8 (2.36%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.06%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.59%) MS Access
5 2 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.59%) ANTLR
1 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.59%) JIRA
1 2 (0.59%) JUnit
1 2 (0.59%) Maven
1 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 55 (16.22%) Finance
2 35 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.31%) Legal
4 11 (3.24%) Law
5 7 (2.06%) Retail
6 6 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.88%) Banking
7 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.59%) Electronics
8 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (19.17%) Consultant
2 58 (17.11%) Architect
2 58 (17.11%) Security Consultant
3 53 (15.63%) Analyst
4 47 (13.86%) Security Architect
5 41 (12.09%) Security Analyst
6 32 (9.44%) Information Security Consultant
7 31 (9.14%) Project Manager
7 31 (9.14%) Security Manager
8 29 (8.55%) Security Specialist
9 22 (6.49%) Security Project Manager
10 19 (5.60%) Information Analyst
10 19 (5.60%) Information Security Analyst
11 18 (5.31%) Information Security Manager
12 17 (5.01%) Information Manager
13 15 (4.42%) CISSP Architect
14 14 (4.13%) Security Engineer
15 13 (3.83%) Compliance Specialist
16 12 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 12 (3.54%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.78%) REST
2 16 (4.72%) SAML
3 15 (4.42%) OpenID
3 15 (4.42%) Web Services
4 14 (4.13%) OAuth
5 11 (3.24%) 802.1X
6 9 (2.65%) J2EE
7 5 (1.47%) .NET
7 5 (1.47%) Spring
8 4 (1.18%) Middleware
8 4 (1.18%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.59%) Apache Thrift
9 2 (0.59%) Drools
9 2 (0.59%) JMS
9 2 (0.59%) MyBatis
9 2 (0.59%) RESTful
9 2 (0.59%) XACML
9 2 (0.59%) XML
10 1 (0.29%) ELK Stack
10 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.70%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.78%) PKI
3 22 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.60%) CESG
5 17 (5.01%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (4.42%) Cryptography
7 12 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.65%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.06%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.77%) FMCG
11 5 (1.47%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.47%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.18%) Cyber Attack
12 4 (1.18%) Smart Energy
13 2 (0.59%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
13 2 (0.59%) PMI
13 2 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (18.58%) Windows
2 39 (11.50%) Linux
3 17 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.83%) Unix
5 13 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.24%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.47%) AIX
9 5 (1.47%) Solaris
9 5 (1.47%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.88%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.59%) CentOS
12 2 (0.59%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.53%) Cybersecurity
2 52 (15.34%) Security Management
3 42 (12.39%) ITIL
4 38 (11.21%) Risk Management
5 37 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (10.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 36 (10.62%) Security Architecture
7 33 (9.73%) Information Security Management
8 32 (9.44%) Project Management
9 30 (8.85%) Data Protection
10 28 (8.26%) Security Operations
11 25 (7.37%) ISMS
12 24 (7.08%) Information Assurance
12 24 (7.08%) Penetration Testing
12 24 (7.08%) SIEM
12 24 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 22 (6.49%) Identity Access Management
14 18 (5.31%) Change Management
14 18 (5.31%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.31%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.60%) Java
1 19 (5.60%) PowerShell
2 17 (5.01%) Python
3 16 (4.72%) SQL
4 11 (3.24%) VB
5 9 (2.65%) C#
6 4 (1.18%) VBScript
7 3 (0.88%) C++
8 2 (0.59%) C
8 2 (0.59%) Perl
8 2 (0.59%) PHP
8 2 (0.59%) Ruby
8 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 124 (36.58%) CISSP
2 62 (18.29%) CISM
3 39 (11.50%) Security Cleared
4 33 (9.73%) CISA
5 22 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (6.49%) Degree
5 22 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.01%) CCNP
7 14 (4.13%) CEH
8 13 (3.83%) CCSP
8 13 (3.83%) CESG Certified Professional
9 12 (3.54%) SANS
10 11 (3.24%) GCIH
10 11 (3.24%) GIAC
11 10 (2.95%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.95%) GCIA
12 9 (2.65%) CCDP
13 7 (2.06%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.06%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (26.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (22.42%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (4.42%) COBIT
5 13 (3.83%) JSP 440
6 7 (2.06%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.77%) ISO27002
7 6 (1.77%) SLA
8 4 (1.18%) GPG13
8 4 (1.18%) ISO22301
8 4 (1.18%) RMADS
9 3 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.88%) GAMP
9 3 (0.88%) GCP
9 3 (0.88%) GMP
9 3 (0.88%) GxP
9 3 (0.88%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.88%) QA
9 3 (0.88%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.88%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 51 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.77%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.88%) XenApp
5 2 (0.59%) Snort
5 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.29%) vCloud
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (4.42%) OpenAM
1 15 (4.42%) OpenIDM
2 8 (2.36%) Nexpose
3 7 (2.06%) RSA Security Analytics
4 6 (1.77%) SCCM
5 5 (1.47%) WSUS
6 4 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.18%) ArcSight ESM
6 4 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.18%) Puppet
6 4 (1.18%) QRadar
7 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.88%) Nessus
7 3 (0.88%) Nmap
7 3 (0.88%) SCOM
7 3 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.29%) Kibana
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 55 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.98%) Cisco
3 21 (6.19%) Intel Security
4 16 (4.72%) VMware
5 15 (4.42%) CheckPoint
5 15 (4.42%) ForgeRock
6 14 (4.13%) Oracle
7 13 (3.83%) Blue Coat
8 12 (3.54%) Juniper
9 11 (3.24%) ArcSight
9 11 (3.24%) F5
9 11 (3.24%) Symantec
10 8 (2.36%) LogRhythm
10 8 (2.36%) Rapid7
10 8 (2.36%) SAP
11 7 (2.06%) Remedy
11 7 (2.06%) Sourcefire
11 7 (2.06%) Splunk
12 6 (1.77%) Qualys
12 6 (1.77%) TippingPoint
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