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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 123 165 189
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +24
Contract jobs citing Information Security 140 72 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.41% 0.84% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.19% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 37 23
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£450 £415 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +200.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +44 63 £450 +10.42% 19
Surrey +15 27 £500 +30.29% 5
Middlesex +11 12 £500 +17.64%
Hampshire -29 12 £488 +30.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 11 £475 +11.76% 3
West Sussex +2 6 £290 -
Kent - 6 £340 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 2
East Sussex -1 1 - - 1
Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 81 (35.22%) CISSP
2 69 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (25.22%) Risk Management
4 50 (21.74%) PCI DSS
5 47 (20.43%) Security Cleared
6 43 (18.70%) Firewall
7 42 (18.26%) Management Information System
7 42 (18.26%) CISM
8 41 (17.83%) Security Architecture
9 39 (16.96%) ITIL
10 36 (15.65%) SC Cleared
11 35 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 34 (14.78%) Windows
13 33 (14.35%) Security Management
13 33 (14.35%) Enterprise Architecture
14 31 (13.48%) TOGAF
14 31 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (13.04%) CISA
16 29 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 29 (12.61%) Data Protection
17 27 (11.74%) Network Security
17 27 (11.74%) Finance
18 26 (11.30%) Telecoms
19 24 (10.43%) Linux
19 24 (10.43%) Microsoft
20 23 (10.00%) Degree
21 22 (9.57%) PRINCE2
21 22 (9.57%) DV Cleared
22 20 (8.70%) Cisco
23 19 (8.26%) Data Protection Act

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (5.22%) IIS
2 7 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (3.91%) MS Office
2 8 (3.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.30%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Summit
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.70%) Firewall
2 27 (11.74%) Network Security
3 18 (7.83%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (3.91%) Internet
5 9 (3.91%) SAN
6 8 (3.48%) Wireless
6 8 (3.48%) VPN
7 7 (3.04%) LAN
7 7 (3.04%) WAN
8 5 (2.17%) MPLS
9 4 (1.74%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.30%) FTP
10 3 (1.30%) VLAN
11 2 (0.87%) SSL
11 2 (0.87%) DNS
11 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.87%) VoIP
11 2 (0.87%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.17%) MySQL
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Redmine
1 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.43%) JIRA
General
1 27 (11.74%) Finance
2 26 (11.30%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (3.91%) Banking
4 6 (2.61%) Retail
4 6 (2.61%) Publishing
5 5 (2.17%) Legal
5 5 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Games
6 2 (0.87%) Advertising
6 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.87%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (26.52%) Consultant
2 49 (21.30%) Analyst
3 48 (20.87%) Security Consultant
4 45 (19.57%) Security Analyst
5 34 (14.78%) Architect
6 31 (13.48%) Security Architect
7 20 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
8 19 (8.26%) Information Security Analyst
8 19 (8.26%) Information Analyst
9 15 (6.52%) Security Manager
10 12 (5.22%) IT Security Analyst
10 12 (5.22%) Information Architect
10 12 (5.22%) Information Security Architect
11 11 (4.78%) Project Manager
11 11 (4.78%) Security Specialist
11 11 (4.78%) Information Security Manager
11 11 (4.78%) Information Manager
12 9 (3.91%) Information Specialist
12 9 (3.91%) Information Security Specialist
13 6 (2.61%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.96%) OpenID
1 16 (6.96%) OAuth
1 16 (6.96%) SAML
2 5 (2.17%) LAMP
3 2 (0.87%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) .NET
4 1 (0.43%) JSON
4 1 (0.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.26%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.26%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (6.96%) PKI
4 15 (6.52%) Smart Meter
5 11 (4.78%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.35%) CESG
7 9 (3.91%) Cryptography
8 8 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (3.04%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (2.61%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.17%) RMADS
12 4 (1.74%) SCADA
12 4 (1.74%) Informatics
12 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.30%) CMDB
13 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
14 2 (0.87%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.87%) Human Factors
14 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.78%) Windows
2 24 (10.43%) Linux
3 14 (6.09%) UNIX
4 4 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.87%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (25.22%) Risk Management
2 41 (17.83%) Security Architecture
3 39 (16.96%) ITIL
4 35 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 33 (14.35%) Security Management
5 33 (14.35%) Enterprise Architecture
6 31 (13.48%) TOGAF
6 31 (13.48%) Penetration Testing
7 29 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (12.61%) Data Protection
8 22 (9.57%) PRINCE2
9 18 (7.83%) Information Security Management
9 18 (7.83%) Incident Management
10 17 (7.39%) Information Assurance
11 16 (6.96%) Security Testing
11 16 (6.96%) Project Management
11 16 (6.96%) Identity Management
11 16 (6.96%) Business Development
11 16 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (6.52%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.91%) SQL
2 4 (1.74%) C
3 3 (1.30%) Java
3 3 (1.30%) Perl
4 1 (0.43%) PHP
4 1 (0.43%) VB
4 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.43%) C++
4 1 (0.43%) Python
4 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (35.22%) CISSP
2 47 (20.43%) Security Cleared
3 42 (18.26%) CISM
4 36 (15.65%) SC Cleared
5 30 (13.04%) CISA
6 23 (10.00%) Degree
7 22 (9.57%) DV Cleared
8 18 (7.83%) CRISC
9 14 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (5.22%) CCNA
11 9 (3.91%) CEH
12 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (3.48%) PMP
12 8 (3.48%) PMI Certification
12 8 (3.48%) MCSE
13 7 (3.04%) MCP
14 6 (2.61%) GIAC
15 3 (1.30%) GSEC
16 2 (0.87%) CCSE
16 2 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (21.74%) PCI DSS
3 16 (6.96%) COBIT
4 14 (6.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (3.48%) JSP 440
6 7 (3.04%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.87%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.87%) GxP
7 2 (0.87%) GAMP
7 2 (0.87%) GCP
7 2 (0.87%) GMP
8 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.43%) COSO
8 1 (0.43%) BS25999
8 1 (0.43%) QA
8 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.74%) Snort
3 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) Firmware
5 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (3.04%) SCCM
1 7 (3.04%) Nessus
2 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.87%) Control-M
3 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.43%) Nagios
4 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (10.43%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.70%) Cisco
3 14 (6.09%) McAfee
4 11 (4.78%) Qualys
4 11 (4.78%) CheckPoint
5 10 (4.35%) Oracle
6 8 (3.48%) Tripwire
6 8 (3.48%) Juniper
7 6 (2.61%) VMware
7 6 (2.61%) IBM
7 6 (2.61%) Sun
7 6 (2.61%) F5
8 5 (2.17%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.17%) HP
8 5 (2.17%) SAP
8 5 (2.17%) Symantec
8 5 (2.17%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.30%) Splunk
9 3 (1.30%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.30%) Red Hat