The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 88 91 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 55 44 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.85% 1.45% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.90% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 29
Median daily rate £550 £401 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.32% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £225 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £19.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+207.69% -61.76%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2332 2317 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.39% 76.54% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1545 1567
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 100 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the South West region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the South West region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
(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
Bristol +22 28 £550 +38.27% 6
Wiltshire -6 11 £500 +28.86% 3
Gloucestershire +6 9 £563 -10.00% 11
Somerset +1 1 £1,000 +99.00% 1
Devon -5 1 £475 +114.68%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 44 (46.81%) CISSP
2 37 (39.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (39.36%) Security Cleared
3 31 (32.98%) Firewall
4 28 (29.79%) Management Information System
5 23 (24.47%) SIEM
6 22 (23.40%) SC Cleared
6 22 (23.40%) Finance
7 21 (22.34%) Security Architecture
8 20 (21.28%) Information Assurance
8 20 (21.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 19 (20.21%) CLAS
9 19 (20.21%) PCI DSS
9 19 (20.21%) Risk Management
10 18 (19.15%) Windows
11 17 (18.09%) Risk Assessment
11 17 (18.09%) CESG
12 16 (17.02%) JSP 440
13 15 (15.96%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (15.96%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (13.83%) Internet
14 13 (13.83%) Linux
14 13 (13.83%) Security Management
14 13 (13.83%) Degree
14 13 (13.83%) DV Cleared
14 13 (13.83%) CESG Certified Professional
15 12 (12.77%) IISP
15 12 (12.77%) Threat Management
16 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (10.64%) Cisco

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (9.57%) IIS
2 1 (1.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.06%) Drupal
2 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.06%) MS Office
1 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.57%) Office 365
3 8 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.32%) IaaS
4 5 (5.32%) PaaS
4 5 (5.32%) SaaS
5 4 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.98%) Firewall
2 13 (13.83%) Internet
3 10 (10.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (9.57%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (7.45%) Network Security
6 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.32%) VPN
8 3 (3.19%) WAN
9 1 (1.06%) LAN
9 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Power BI
2 2 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.06%) OrientDB
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) EasyMock
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
1 1 (1.06%) JUnit
1 1 (1.06%) Toad
General
1 22 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Front Office
4 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Analyst
2 14 (14.89%) Consultant
3 13 (13.83%) Security Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Architect
5 10 (10.64%) Security Consultant
6 8 (8.51%) Information Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) IT Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Security Architect
6 8 (8.51%) Security Specialist
7 6 (6.38%) Coordinator
7 6 (6.38%) Information Assurance Practitioner
7 6 (6.38%) Information Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) IT Security Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Security Assurance Coordinator
7 6 (6.38%) Security Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Security Officer
8 5 (5.32%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) .NET
1 2 (2.13%) Java EE
1 2 (2.13%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.06%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.06%) EJB
2 1 (1.06%) J2EE
2 1 (1.06%) JSF
2 1 (1.06%) SOAP
2 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.79%) Management Information System
2 17 (18.09%) CESG
3 9 (9.57%) CESG CLAS
4 8 (8.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (7.45%) Data Centre
5 7 (7.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (6.38%) Algorithms
7 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
8 4 (4.26%) Cryptography
8 4 (4.26%) Internet of Things
8 4 (4.26%) PKI
9 3 (3.19%) NHS
10 2 (2.13%) AS400
10 2 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
11 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Windows
2 13 (13.83%) Linux
3 5 (5.32%) Unix
4 3 (3.19%) Solaris
4 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) SIEM
2 21 (22.34%) Security Architecture
3 20 (21.28%) Information Assurance
4 19 (20.21%) Risk Management
5 17 (18.09%) Risk Assessment
6 15 (15.96%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (15.96%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (13.83%) Security Management
8 12 (12.77%) Threat Management
9 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.64%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (9.57%) Content Management
10 9 (9.57%) Information Security Management
10 9 (9.57%) Security Operations
11 8 (8.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 7 (7.45%) DDoS Mitigation
12 7 (7.45%) ISMS
12 7 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 6 (6.38%) ITIL
13 6 (6.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.64%) C
2 4 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (2.13%) PHP
3 2 (2.13%) Ruby
3 2 (2.13%) SQL
4 1 (1.06%) C#
4 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.06%) Python
4 1 (1.06%) Scala
4 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (46.81%) CISSP
2 37 (39.36%) Security Cleared
3 22 (23.40%) SC Cleared
4 19 (20.21%) CLAS
5 13 (13.83%) CESG Certified Professional
5 13 (13.83%) Degree
5 13 (13.83%) DV Cleared
6 12 (12.77%) IISP
7 6 (6.38%) CISM
7 6 (6.38%) SANS
8 5 (5.32%) CREST Certified
9 4 (4.26%) GWAPT
9 4 (4.26%) OSCE
9 4 (4.26%) OSCP
10 3 (3.19%) CISA
11 2 (2.13%) CEH
11 2 (2.13%) CRISC
12 1 (1.06%) CISMP
12 1 (1.06%) GCIA
12 1 (1.06%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (39.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (21.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 19 (20.21%) PCI DSS
4 16 (17.02%) JSP 440
5 10 (10.64%) RMADS
6 6 (6.38%) ISO27002
7 3 (3.19%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (2.13%) COBIT
8 2 (2.13%) ISO22301
8 2 (2.13%) ISO27005
9 1 (1.06%) COSO
9 1 (1.06%) QA
9 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (1.06%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (3.19%) Nessus
2 3 (3.19%) Nmap
3 1 (1.06%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Cisco
2 9 (9.57%) Forcepoint
2 9 (9.57%) VMware
3 8 (8.51%) ArcSight
4 7 (7.45%) Cyber-Ark
5 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.19%) Qualys
7 2 (2.13%) IBM
7 2 (2.13%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.06%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle
8 1 (1.06%) Remedy
8 1 (1.06%) SAP
8 1 (1.06%) Splunk
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