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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 114 92 81
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 35 58 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 1.79% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 2.46% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 22
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£425 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £354 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £450 £403
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -14.28%
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
2552 2361 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.46% 72.85% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1699 1560 1067
Average daily rate £400 £393 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +7.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 90 73
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +49.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £15.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Somerset -4 11 £450 -13.46% 1
Wiltshire -1 10 £450 -2.70% 5
Gloucestershire -3 7 £400 -20.03% 9
Bristol -5 3 £450 -1.63% 11
Dorset - 1 £385 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 41 (53.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (34.21%) Firewall
3 25 (32.89%) CISSP
4 23 (30.26%) ITIL
4 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
5 22 (28.95%) UML
5 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
6 21 (27.63%) Management Information System
7 20 (26.32%) PRINCE2
8 17 (22.37%) Finance
8 17 (22.37%) ISEB
8 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (21.05%) Change Control
9 16 (21.05%) Windows
10 15 (19.74%) ISO 9000
10 15 (19.74%) CISM
10 15 (19.74%) Manufacturing
10 15 (19.74%) Retail
11 14 (18.42%) SOA
11 14 (18.42%) Web Services
11 14 (18.42%) .NET
12 13 (17.11%) SAP
12 13 (17.11%) GIS
12 13 (17.11%) Content Management
13 12 (15.79%) CMS
13 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
13 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
13 12 (15.79%) C#
13 12 (15.79%) CRM
14 11 (14.47%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 12 (15.79%) CMS
2 5 (6.58%) IIS
3 2 (2.63%) JBoss
3 2 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Summit
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) Firewall
2 11 (14.47%) Network Security
3 7 (9.21%) LAN
3 7 (9.21%) VPN
4 5 (6.58%) DHCP
5 4 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 4 (5.26%) RIP
5 4 (5.26%) SNMP
5 4 (5.26%) Wireless
5 4 (5.26%) IPsec
5 4 (5.26%) SSH
5 4 (5.26%) Internet
5 4 (5.26%) MPLS
5 4 (5.26%) OSPF
5 4 (5.26%) BGP
5 4 (5.26%) VRRP
5 4 (5.26%) Junos
5 4 (5.26%) HSRP
5 4 (5.26%) GLBP
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Manufacturing
2 15 (19.74%) Retail
3 7 (9.21%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Law
4 2 (2.63%) Military
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Architect
2 17 (22.37%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (15.79%) Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) Security Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Administrator
8 4 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Information Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.95%) Information Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Information Security Manager
9 3 (3.95%) Information Security Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) IT Security Specialist
10 2 (2.63%) IT Security Architect
10 2 (2.63%) Applications Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) Web Services
1 14 (18.42%) .NET
2 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.26%) JSP
3 4 (5.26%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.63%) AppFabric
4 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.63%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) jQuery
4 2 (2.63%) XML
4 2 (2.63%) XSLT
5 1 (1.32%) Flash
5 1 (1.32%) Middleware
5 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.32%) Spring
5 1 (1.32%) Ajax
5 1 (1.32%) HTML5
5 1 (1.32%) Java EE
5 1 (1.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.63%) Management Information System
2 13 (17.11%) GIS
3 11 (14.47%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.89%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.26%) RMADS
6 3 (3.95%) PKI
6 3 (3.95%) Replication
7 2 (2.63%) Clustering
7 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.32%) User Experience
8 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.32%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) UNIX
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) ITIL
2 22 (28.95%) UML
3 20 (26.32%) PRINCE2
4 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (21.05%) Change Control
6 14 (18.42%) SOA
7 13 (17.11%) Content Management
8 12 (15.79%) CRM
9 11 (14.47%) Workflow
9 11 (14.47%) Data Protection
10 10 (13.16%) ArchiMate
10 10 (13.16%) Security Management
11 9 (11.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (11.84%) TOGAF
11 9 (11.84%) Security Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
13 6 (7.89%) Programme Management
13 6 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (7.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) C#
2 11 (14.47%) VB
3 3 (3.95%) C
3 3 (3.95%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) CISSP
2 22 (28.95%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.37%) ISEB
4 15 (19.74%) CISM
5 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
6 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.53%) Degree
8 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
9 4 (5.26%) CISA
10 3 (3.95%) JNCIE
10 3 (3.95%) CCIE
10 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.63%) GWAPT
11 2 (2.63%) OSCP
11 2 (2.63%) OSCE
12 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (1.32%) CISMP
12 1 (1.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (53.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (19.74%) ISO 9000
3 10 (13.16%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.95%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
5 2 (2.63%) SLA
5 2 (2.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (9.21%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.63%) Snort
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.11%) SAP
3 8 (10.53%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco
5 4 (5.26%) Juniper
5 4 (5.26%) Blue Coat
5 4 (5.26%) Intel
5 4 (5.26%) Remedy
5 4 (5.26%) McAfee
5 4 (5.26%) IronPort
5 4 (5.26%) F5
6 3 (3.95%) Zerto
6 3 (3.95%) Veeam
6 3 (3.95%) Citrix
6 3 (3.95%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) IBM
7 2 (2.63%) CommVault
7 2 (2.63%) Hitachi
7 2 (2.63%) ESRI
7 2 (2.63%) Sourcefire
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