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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 73 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -8
Contract jobs citing Information Security 67 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.27% 1.16% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.50% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 28
Median daily rate £500 £410 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% -16.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £315 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £558 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.79% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £27.40 £51.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% -46.27%
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
2295 2404 2384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.82% 77.55% 79.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1636 1590
Median daily rate £388 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 106 122
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +41 39 £550 -4.34% 5
Gloucestershire +4 11 £550 -12.00% 8
Wiltshire -8 11 £488 +39.28% 2
Devon +2 1 £475 +35.71% 1
Somerset +1 1 £1,000 +110.52% 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 40 (41.67%) CISSP
2 38 (39.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (36.46%) Security Cleared
4 29 (30.21%) Firewall
5 25 (26.04%) Management Information System
6 23 (23.96%) Finance
6 23 (23.96%) Security Architecture
7 20 (20.83%) Windows
8 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
8 19 (19.79%) SIEM
9 18 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (18.75%) PCI DSS
9 18 (18.75%) Information Assurance
10 16 (16.67%) Security Management
10 16 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (15.63%) Internet
12 14 (14.58%) Cisco
13 13 (13.54%) Risk Assessment
13 13 (13.54%) Linux
13 13 (13.54%) Degree
13 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (13.54%) Cisco ISE
13 13 (13.54%) CLAS
14 12 (12.50%) Risk Management
14 12 (12.50%) Information Security Management
15 11 (11.46%) Office 365
15 11 (11.46%) DV Cleared
15 11 (11.46%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (11.46%) Penetration Testing
15 11 (11.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Confluence
3 1 (1.04%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) MS Office
2 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.46%) Office 365
3 9 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.25%) IaaS
4 6 (6.25%) PaaS
4 6 (6.25%) SaaS
5 5 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (30.21%) Firewall
2 15 (15.63%) Internet
3 13 (13.54%) Cisco ISE
4 11 (11.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (7.29%) VPN
6 6 (6.25%) Network Security
7 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.21%) WAN
8 3 (3.13%) BGP
8 3 (3.13%) DHCP
8 3 (3.13%) EIGRP
8 3 (3.13%) HSRP
8 3 (3.13%) IPsec
8 3 (3.13%) LAN
8 3 (3.13%) MPLS
8 3 (3.13%) TACACS
8 3 (3.13%) VLAN
8 3 (3.13%) Wireless
8 3 (3.13%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.08%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) Power BI
2 2 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.04%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.04%) OrientDB
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) EasyMock
1 1 (1.04%) JIRA
1 1 (1.04%) JUnit
1 1 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Front Office
4 1 (1.04%) Law
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (18.75%) Analyst
2 16 (16.67%) Consultant
3 14 (14.58%) Security Analyst
4 12 (12.50%) Architect
5 11 (11.46%) Security Consultant
6 8 (8.33%) Information Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Security Architect
7 7 (7.29%) Information Officer
7 7 (7.29%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (7.29%) Information Security Officer
7 7 (7.29%) IT Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Security Officer
7 7 (7.29%) Security Specialist
8 6 (6.25%) Information Manager
8 6 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Information Assurance Practitioner
9 5 (5.21%) Security Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) .NET
1 2 (2.08%) Java EE
1 2 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.04%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.04%) EJB
2 1 (1.04%) J2EE
2 1 (1.04%) JSF
2 1 (1.04%) SOAP
2 1 (1.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.04%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.38%) CESG
3 8 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 8 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (7.29%) PKI
5 5 (5.21%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.17%) Cryptography
6 4 (4.17%) Internet of Things
6 4 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (3.13%) NHS
8 2 (2.08%) AS400
8 2 (2.08%) Fintech
8 2 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.83%) Windows
2 13 (13.54%) Linux
3 6 (6.25%) Unix
4 2 (2.08%) NetWare
4 2 (2.08%) Solaris
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) Security Architecture
2 19 (19.79%) SIEM
3 18 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (18.75%) Information Assurance
4 16 (16.67%) Security Management
4 16 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 13 (13.54%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (12.50%) Information Security Management
6 12 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 11 (11.46%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (10.42%) Content Management
8 10 (10.42%) ISMS
9 8 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
9 8 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (7.29%) ITIL
10 7 (7.29%) Project Management
10 7 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.29%) Threat Management
11 6 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) C
2 4 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (2.08%) PHP
3 2 (2.08%) Ruby
3 2 (2.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.04%) Python
4 1 (1.04%) Scala
4 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (41.67%) CISSP
2 35 (36.46%) Security Cleared
3 19 (19.79%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.54%) CLAS
4 13 (13.54%) Degree
5 11 (11.46%) DV Cleared
6 9 (9.38%) IISP
7 7 (7.29%) CISM
8 6 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (6.25%) SANS
9 5 (5.21%) CREST Certified
10 4 (4.17%) GWAPT
10 4 (4.17%) OSCE
10 4 (4.17%) OSCP
11 3 (3.13%) CCIE
11 3 (3.13%) CCNP
11 3 (3.13%) CISA
11 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.08%) CEH
13 1 (1.04%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (39.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 11 (11.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (9.38%) RMADS
5 7 (7.29%) JSP 440
6 6 (6.25%) ISO27002
7 3 (3.13%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (2.08%) COBIT
8 2 (2.08%) ISO22301
8 2 (2.08%) ISO27005
9 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.04%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.08%) Nessus
2 2 (2.08%) Nmap
3 1 (1.04%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Cisco
2 10 (10.42%) Forcepoint
2 10 (10.42%) VMware
3 9 (9.38%) ArcSight
4 8 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
5 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.13%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.13%) F5
6 3 (3.13%) Juniper
6 3 (3.13%) TippingPoint
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.08%) Qualys
8 1 (1.04%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle
8 1 (1.04%) Remedy
8 1 (1.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Splunk
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