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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 99 91 109
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing Information Security 45 56 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 1.75% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.33% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 13
Average daily rate £435 £638 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.76% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £305 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £745 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £415
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2431 2405 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.84% 75.27% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1594 1163
Average daily rate £375 £407 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 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
Bristol 0 11 £473 +54.91% 5
Devon -10 8 £425 +10.03% 1
Wiltshire +3 6 £425 +1.19% 4
Dorset +9 5 £550 +46.66%
Somerset -12 5 £450 -33.33% 2
Gloucestershire +1 2 - - 15
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 40 (48.19%) CISSP
2 38 (45.78%) Firewall
3 32 (38.55%) Security Cleared
4 31 (37.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (32.53%) Management Information System
6 21 (25.30%) SC Cleared
7 19 (22.89%) Finance
7 19 (22.89%) Risk Assessment
8 18 (21.69%) Risk Management
8 18 (21.69%) Degree
9 16 (19.28%) JSP 440
9 16 (19.28%) SIEM
9 16 (19.28%) CLAS
9 16 (19.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 15 (18.07%) Internet
11 14 (16.87%) Windows
11 14 (16.87%) Network Security
12 13 (15.66%) Security Architecture
13 12 (14.46%) PCI DSS
13 12 (14.46%) Kalman Filter
13 12 (14.46%) DV Cleared
13 12 (14.46%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
14 11 (13.25%) CESG
14 11 (13.25%) VMware
14 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
14 11 (13.25%) OWASP
14 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 11 (13.25%) Security Operations
15 10 (12.05%) IISP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (12.05%) IIS
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.20%) Drupal
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (45.78%) Firewall
2 15 (18.07%) Internet
3 14 (16.87%) Network Security
4 6 (7.23%) VPN
5 4 (4.82%) DHCP
6 3 (3.61%) BGP
6 3 (3.61%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (3.61%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.61%) HSRP
6 3 (3.61%) IPsec
6 3 (3.61%) Junos
6 3 (3.61%) LAN
6 3 (3.61%) MPLS
6 3 (3.61%) OSPF
6 3 (3.61%) RIP
6 3 (3.61%) SNMP
6 3 (3.61%) SSL
6 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.61%) VRRP
6 3 (3.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Toad
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Back Office
3 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Front Office
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Architect
2 16 (19.28%) Security Architect
3 14 (16.87%) Consultant
4 12 (14.46%) Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Security Consultant
6 9 (10.84%) Security Specialist
7 7 (8.43%) IT Security Specialist
8 6 (7.23%) Coordinator
8 6 (7.23%) Information Assurance Practitioner
8 6 (7.23%) IT Architect
8 6 (7.23%) Security Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Security Assurance Coordinator
8 6 (7.23%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.02%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) IT Security Architect
9 5 (6.02%) Network Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) Security Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.02%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.20%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.20%) J2EE
3 1 (1.20%) Java EE
3 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.53%) Management Information System
2 11 (13.25%) CESG
2 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.84%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (9.64%) Algorithms
4 8 (9.64%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (8.43%) Internet of Things
6 6 (7.23%) PKI
7 5 (6.02%) Mainframe
8 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.61%) Cryptography
10 2 (2.41%) AS400
10 2 (2.41%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.23%) Linux
5 5 (6.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.82%) Unix
7 3 (3.61%) Solaris
7 3 (3.61%) zOS
8 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Risk Assessment
2 18 (21.69%) Risk Management
3 16 (19.28%) SIEM
4 13 (15.66%) Security Architecture
5 12 (14.46%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (14.46%) Penetration Testing
6 11 (13.25%) OWASP
6 11 (13.25%) Security Operations
6 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 10 (12.05%) Information Assurance
7 10 (12.05%) Security Management
8 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (10.84%) Email Filtering
8 9 (10.84%) SOA
8 9 (10.84%) Web Filtering
9 8 (9.64%) Threat Management
9 8 (9.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (8.43%) ITIL
10 7 (8.43%) SDLC
10 7 (8.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.84%) C
2 2 (2.41%) Java
2 2 (2.41%) PHP
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) C#
3 1 (1.20%) Python
3 1 (1.20%) Ruby
3 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (48.19%) CISSP
2 32 (38.55%) Security Cleared
3 21 (25.30%) SC Cleared
4 18 (21.69%) Degree
5 16 (19.28%) CLAS
6 12 (14.46%) DV Cleared
7 10 (12.05%) IISP
8 9 (10.84%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (10.84%) SANS
9 7 (8.43%) CISM
9 7 (8.43%) CREST Certified
9 7 (8.43%) GWAPT
9 7 (8.43%) OSCE
9 7 (8.43%) OSCP
10 5 (6.02%) CISA
11 4 (4.82%) ISEB
12 3 (3.61%) CCIE
12 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (3.61%) JNCIE
13 2 (2.41%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (37.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (19.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 16 (19.28%) JSP 440
3 12 (14.46%) PCI DSS
4 7 (8.43%) GPG13
4 7 (8.43%) RMADS
5 6 (7.23%) COBIT
6 4 (4.82%) ISO27002
7 2 (2.41%) BS7799
7 2 (2.41%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (2.41%) ISO22301
7 2 (2.41%) ISO27005
8 1 (1.20%) COSO
8 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (1.20%) SLA
8 1 (1.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Nessus
1 3 (3.61%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) VMware
2 8 (9.64%) Cisco
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.02%) IBM
3 5 (6.02%) SAP
4 4 (4.82%) F5
5 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat
5 3 (3.61%) Intel
5 3 (3.61%) IronPort
5 3 (3.61%) Juniper
5 3 (3.61%) McAfee
5 3 (3.61%) Oracle
5 3 (3.61%) Qualys
5 3 (3.61%) Remedy
6 2 (2.41%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.20%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.20%) Dell
7 1 (1.20%) HP