The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 82 80 96
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 59 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.95% 1.53% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 2.17% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 20 19
Average daily rate
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£428 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.34% +84.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2215 1522 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.05% 70.76% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 987 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Information Security
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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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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
Devon +9 18 £373 - 1
Somerset -10 15 £520 +28.39% 2
Bristol -15 10 £458 +66.36% 1
Gloucestershire -12 7 £428 - 3
Wiltshire +2 6 £413 +11.48% 2
Dorset - - - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 59 (56.73%) Security Cleared
2 54 (51.92%) Risk Management
3 49 (47.12%) SC Cleared
4 43 (41.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (33.65%) Information Assurance
6 32 (30.77%) RMADS
7 31 (29.81%) Management Information System
8 29 (27.88%) JSP 440
9 27 (25.96%) Risk Assessment
9 27 (25.96%) CISSP
10 25 (24.04%) CESG
11 24 (23.08%) CESG CLAS
12 19 (18.27%) JSP
13 13 (12.50%) Security Management
13 13 (12.50%) Finance
13 13 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
15 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
15 10 (9.62%) Legal
16 9 (8.65%) ISO 14001
16 9 (8.65%) Information Security Management
16 9 (8.65%) Summit
16 9 (8.65%) ISO 9001
16 9 (8.65%) IIS
17 8 (7.69%) PCI DSS
18 7 (6.73%) DV Cleared
18 7 (6.73%) Degree
18 7 (6.73%) Firewall
18 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
19 6 (5.77%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 9 (8.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.92%) Lync
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Summit
2 3 (2.88%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.96%) Cordys
4 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) Firewall
2 5 (4.81%) Internet
3 3 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.92%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.96%) Network Security
5 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.96%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (9.62%) Legal
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
3 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (32.69%) Consultant
2 23 (22.12%) Security Consultant
3 15 (14.42%) Analyst
3 15 (14.42%) Coordinator
4 14 (13.46%) CLAS Consultant
5 13 (12.50%) Security Analyst
6 10 (9.62%) Security Manager
7 9 (8.65%) Information Manager
8 8 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (6.73%) Architect
10 6 (5.77%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.81%) Solutions Analyst
12 4 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (2.88%) Security Advisor
13 3 (2.88%) Digital Architect
13 3 (2.88%) CLAS Security Consultant
13 3 (2.88%) IT Security Analyst
13 3 (2.88%) Senior Security Analyst
13 3 (2.88%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.27%) JSP
2 6 (5.77%) Web Services
2 6 (5.77%) JSON
3 5 (4.81%) HTML
4 4 (3.85%) Middleware
5 3 (2.88%) REST
5 3 (2.88%) WebSockets
5 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.88%) HTML5
5 3 (2.88%) JMS
5 3 (2.88%) .NET
5 3 (2.88%) SOAP
5 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.92%) CSS
6 2 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.92%) jQuery
6 2 (1.92%) Haml
6 2 (1.92%) Sass
7 1 (0.96%) Drools
7 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (30.77%) RMADS
2 31 (29.81%) Management Information System
3 25 (24.04%) CESG
4 24 (23.08%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.88%) AS400
5 3 (2.88%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.92%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.96%) Social Media
7 1 (0.96%) Open Source
7 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) CMDB
7 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Linux
3 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.88%) Android
3 3 (2.88%) UNIX
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (51.92%) Risk Management
2 35 (33.65%) Information Assurance
3 27 (25.96%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (12.50%) Security Management
4 13 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.65%) Information Security Management
7 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.85%) SOA
9 4 (3.85%) Service Management
9 4 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.88%) Analytics
10 3 (2.88%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (2.88%) ISMS
10 3 (2.88%) Time Management
10 3 (2.88%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.88%) SEO
10 3 (2.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) C
2 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.92%) PHP
2 2 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (56.73%) Security Cleared
2 49 (47.12%) SC Cleared
3 27 (25.96%) CISSP
4 7 (6.73%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.73%) Degree
5 5 (4.81%) CISM
5 5 (4.81%) CEH
6 4 (3.85%) ISEB
6 4 (3.85%) SSCP
7 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.96%) CCNP
9 1 (0.96%) CCNA
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (41.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (27.88%) JSP 440
3 9 (8.65%) ISO 14001
3 9 (8.65%) ISO 9001
4 8 (7.69%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.96%) GPG13
5 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) Nmap
3 1 (0.96%) vSphere
3 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.96%) Squid
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.85%) VMware
3 3 (2.88%) Google
3 3 (2.88%) IBM
3 3 (2.88%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.92%) McAfee
4 2 (1.92%) SAP
4 2 (1.92%) LogLogic
4 2 (1.92%) Facebook
4 2 (1.92%) Twitter
5 1 (0.96%) Lumension
5 1 (0.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.96%) AppSense
5 1 (0.96%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.96%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco
5 1 (0.96%) JBoss
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.96%) Websense
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