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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 86 84 101
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Information Security 63 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.89% 0.89% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.26% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 18 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £208 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £718
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
2416 1589 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.60% 71.06% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1070 1274
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 80 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 20 £395 -
Somerset - 17 £520 - 2
Bristol -2 12 £400 +45.45% 7
Wiltshire -5 6 £369 -9.00% 1
Gloucestershire -11 6 £500 +92.40% 4
Dorset - - - - 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (53.70%) Security Cleared
2 54 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 47 (43.52%) SC Cleared
4 36 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (32.41%) Management Information System
6 33 (30.56%) Information Assurance
7 31 (28.70%) RMADS
8 28 (25.93%) Risk Assessment
8 28 (25.93%) CISSP
9 26 (24.07%) JSP 440
10 20 (18.52%) JSP
11 18 (16.67%) CESG
12 17 (15.74%) CESG CLAS
13 15 (13.89%) Security Management
14 14 (12.96%) Finance
15 11 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
15 11 (10.19%) ISO 9001
15 11 (10.19%) ISO 14001
15 11 (10.19%) Summit
16 10 (9.26%) Information Security Management
16 10 (9.26%) IIS
16 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
16 10 (9.26%) Degree
17 9 (8.33%) JSON
18 8 (7.41%) Legal
18 8 (7.41%) Internet
18 8 (7.41%) DV Cleared
19 7 (6.48%) PCI DSS
19 7 (6.48%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (9.26%) IIS
2 3 (2.78%) Drupal
2 3 (2.78%) Magnolia
3 2 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Summit
2 3 (2.78%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.93%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) Internet
2 7 (6.48%) Firewall
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (2.78%) LDAP
4 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.93%) Network Security
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.93%) Intranet
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) MySQL
2 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.78%) Jackrabbit
3 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.78%) Couchbase
3 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) GCC
1 1 (0.93%) RequisitePro
1 1 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Legal
3 3 (2.78%) Marketing
3 3 (2.78%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (25.00%) Consultant
2 17 (15.74%) Analyst
2 17 (15.74%) Security Consultant
3 15 (13.89%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.96%) Coordinator
5 13 (12.04%) Architect
6 12 (11.11%) Security Manager
7 11 (10.19%) CLAS Consultant
8 9 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
8 9 (8.33%) Information Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Solutions Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Data Architect
10 5 (4.63%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Data Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (2.78%) Senior Security Analyst
12 3 (2.78%) Digital Architect
13 2 (1.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.52%) JSP
2 9 (8.33%) JSON
3 6 (5.56%) Web Services
4 5 (4.63%) HTML
5 4 (3.70%) Middleware
6 3 (2.78%) REST
6 3 (2.78%) WebSockets
6 3 (2.78%) HTML5
6 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.78%) JMS
6 3 (2.78%) .NET
6 3 (2.78%) XML
6 3 (2.78%) SOAP
6 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.85%) CSS
7 2 (1.85%) Sass
7 2 (1.85%) Haml
7 2 (1.85%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.85%) jQuery
8 1 (0.93%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 35 (32.41%) Management Information System
2 31 (28.70%) RMADS
3 18 (16.67%) CESG
4 17 (15.74%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (3.70%) Open Source
6 3 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.78%) Mashup
6 3 (2.78%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.78%) AS400
6 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.85%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) CMDB
8 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
8 1 (0.93%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (2.78%) Android
2 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.78%) Linux
3 2 (1.85%) UNIX
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 33 (30.56%) Information Assurance
3 28 (25.93%) Risk Assessment
4 15 (13.89%) Security Management
5 11 (10.19%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (10.19%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.26%) Information Security Management
7 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.56%) Content Management
8 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.63%) Data Modelling
8 5 (4.63%) SOA
8 5 (4.63%) Service Management
9 4 (3.70%) Change Management
9 4 (3.70%) ITIL
9 4 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (3.70%) ISMS
10 3 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.70%) C
2 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.85%) PHP
2 2 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (53.70%) Security Cleared
2 47 (43.52%) SC Cleared
3 28 (25.93%) CISSP
4 10 (9.26%) Degree
5 8 (7.41%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.56%) CISM
6 6 (5.56%) CEH
6 6 (5.56%) SSCP
7 4 (3.70%) ISEB
8 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.93%) CCNP
10 1 (0.93%) CCNA
10 1 (0.93%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (24.07%) JSP 440
3 11 (10.19%) ISO 9001
3 11 (10.19%) ISO 14001
4 7 (6.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.93%) COBIT
6 1 (0.93%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.93%) GPG13
6 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.93%) Squid
2 1 (0.93%) vSphere
2 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.93%) Snort
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) VMware
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle
3 3 (2.78%) Google
3 3 (2.78%) ForgeRock
3 3 (2.78%) Cisco
3 3 (2.78%) IBM
3 3 (2.78%) Sun
3 3 (2.78%) Juniper
3 3 (2.78%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.85%) McAfee
4 2 (1.85%) F5
4 2 (1.85%) Facebook
4 2 (1.85%) Twitter
4 2 (1.85%) LogLogic
5 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.93%) Lumension
5 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix
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