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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 106 107 102
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 31 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.97% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.24% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 30
Average daily rate £425 £420 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £234 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £743 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
2289 2414 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 78.02% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1561 1571
Average daily rate £388 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 109
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Gloucestershire +12 8 £650 +4.00% 9
Wiltshire -3 8 £488 +21.87% 3
Bristol +2 7 £400 +1.26% 4
Devon +4 2 £475 +118.39%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 37 (50.00%) CISSP
2 32 (43.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (39.19%) Firewall
4 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
5 27 (36.49%) Management Information System
6 21 (28.38%) Risk Management
7 20 (27.03%) Finance
7 20 (27.03%) SIEM
8 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
8 18 (24.32%) JSP 440
8 18 (24.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 18 (24.32%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (22.97%) PCI DSS
10 15 (20.27%) Security Architecture
11 14 (18.92%) CLAS
12 13 (17.57%) CESG
12 13 (17.57%) DV Cleared
13 12 (16.22%) Information Assurance
13 12 (16.22%) CESG Certified Professional
13 12 (16.22%) Internet
14 11 (14.86%) Degree
15 10 (13.51%) RMADS
15 10 (13.51%) Threat Management
15 10 (13.51%) IISP
15 10 (13.51%) Security Operations
15 10 (13.51%) C
15 10 (13.51%) IIS
15 10 (13.51%) Windows
15 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (12.16%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (13.51%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.35%) Drupal
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) Firewall
2 12 (16.22%) Internet
3 7 (9.46%) Network Security
4 6 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (6.76%) VPN
6 3 (4.05%) WAN
7 1 (1.35%) LAN
7 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.35%) MySQL
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Toad
General
1 20 (27.03%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Legal
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Front Office
3 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Architect
3 10 (13.51%) Security Architect
4 9 (12.16%) Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Security Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Security Consultant
5 7 (9.46%) Information Assurance Practitioner
5 7 (9.46%) Security Specialist
6 6 (8.11%) Coordinator
6 6 (8.11%) Security Assurance Coordinator
7 5 (6.76%) Information Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Information Security Architect
7 5 (6.76%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Security Officer
8 4 (5.41%) Information Architect
8 4 (5.41%) IT Security Specialist
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.35%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.35%) J2EE
2 1 (1.35%) Java EE
2 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (36.49%) Management Information System
2 13 (17.57%) CESG
3 9 (12.16%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
4 7 (9.46%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.76%) Mainframe
6 4 (5.41%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.41%) Internet of Things
6 4 (5.41%) PKI
7 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
7 3 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (4.05%) NHS
8 2 (2.70%) AS400
8 2 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Windows
2 9 (12.16%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Unix
4 3 (4.05%) Solaris
4 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) Risk Management
2 20 (27.03%) SIEM
3 18 (24.32%) Risk Assessment
4 15 (20.27%) Security Architecture
5 12 (16.22%) Information Assurance
6 10 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Security Operations
6 10 (13.51%) Threat Management
7 9 (12.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (10.81%) OWASP
8 8 (10.81%) Security Management
8 8 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (9.46%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (9.46%) ITIL
9 7 (9.46%) SDLC
10 6 (8.11%) ISMS
10 6 (8.11%) Malware Analysis
10 6 (8.11%) SOA
11 5 (6.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) C
2 3 (4.05%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (1.35%) C#
4 1 (1.35%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) SQL
4 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (50.00%) CISSP
2 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
3 18 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 14 (18.92%) CLAS
5 13 (17.57%) DV Cleared
6 12 (16.22%) CESG Certified Professional
7 11 (14.86%) Degree
8 10 (13.51%) IISP
9 6 (8.11%) SANS
10 5 (6.76%) CREST Certified
11 4 (5.41%) CISM
11 4 (5.41%) GWAPT
11 4 (5.41%) OSCE
11 4 (5.41%) OSCP
12 2 (2.70%) CEH
12 2 (2.70%) CISA
12 2 (2.70%) CRISC
13 1 (1.35%) CISMP
13 1 (1.35%) GCIA
13 1 (1.35%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (43.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (24.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 18 (24.32%) JSP 440
3 17 (22.97%) PCI DSS
4 10 (13.51%) RMADS
5 6 (8.11%) COBIT
6 5 (6.76%) ISO27002
7 3 (4.05%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (2.70%) ISO22301
8 2 (2.70%) ISO27005
9 1 (1.35%) COSO
9 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (1.35%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Nessus
1 3 (4.05%) Nmap
2 1 (1.35%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco
2 5 (6.76%) Forcepoint
2 5 (6.76%) IBM
2 5 (6.76%) VMware
3 4 (5.41%) ArcSight
4 3 (4.05%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) Qualys
5 2 (2.70%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.35%) Remedy
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk
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