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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 125 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 18 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 1.21% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.74% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 31
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £427
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £125 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
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
2423 1554 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.60% 69.50% 67.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1659 1024 1076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 101 127
Average hourly rate £28.50 £31.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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
Bristol -12 8 £400 -13.97% 8
Wiltshire -21 4 £369 -6.70% 4
Devon - 3 £400 -
Dorset -5 1 - - 1
Somerset -6 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire -18 1 - - 6
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 43 (56.58%) Security Cleared
2 34 (44.74%) SC Cleared
3 33 (43.42%) Risk Management
4 27 (35.53%) Management Information System
5 26 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (31.58%) Risk Assessment
7 21 (27.63%) CISSP
8 18 (23.68%) RMADS
9 17 (22.37%) JSP 440
10 16 (21.05%) Information Assurance
11 15 (19.74%) JSP
12 13 (17.11%) Security Management
13 11 (14.47%) Degree
13 11 (14.47%) CESG
13 11 (14.47%) Information Security Management
14 10 (13.16%) ISO 14001
14 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
14 10 (13.16%) ISO 9001
14 10 (13.16%) CESG CLAS
14 10 (13.16%) Summit
15 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
16 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
17 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
18 6 (7.89%) JSON
18 6 (7.89%) SSCP
18 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
19 5 (6.58%) Internet
19 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
19 5 (6.58%) Web Services
19 5 (6.58%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (3.95%) IIS
1 3 (3.95%) Drupal
1 3 (3.95%) Magnolia
2 2 (2.63%) Lync
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Office
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Summit
2 1 (1.32%) Cordys
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Internet
1 5 (6.58%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (3.95%) LDAP
3 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) MySQL
2 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.95%) Jackrabbit
3 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.95%) Couchbase
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) Aerospike
4 1 (1.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Toad
1 1 (1.32%) RequisitePro
1 1 (1.32%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.32%) GCC
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Military
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (15.79%) Coordinator
1 12 (15.79%) Consultant
1 12 (15.79%) Security Manager
2 11 (14.47%) Architect
3 10 (13.16%) Security Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Information Manager
4 9 (11.84%) Information Security Manager
5 8 (10.53%) Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (6.58%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Data Architect
9 3 (3.95%) CLAS Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Solutions Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) IT Security Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) IT Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) JSP
2 6 (7.89%) JSON
3 5 (6.58%) Web Services
4 3 (3.95%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) CSS
5 2 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.63%) jQuery
5 2 (2.63%) Haml
5 2 (2.63%) Sass
6 1 (1.32%) Drools
6 1 (1.32%) jBPM
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.53%) Management Information System
2 18 (23.68%) RMADS
3 11 (14.47%) CESG
4 10 (13.16%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (6.58%) Open Source
6 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.95%) Mashup
6 3 (3.95%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.63%) E-Learning
7 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) UNIX
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Risk Management
2 24 (31.58%) Risk Assessment
3 16 (21.05%) Information Assurance
4 13 (17.11%) Security Management
5 11 (14.47%) Information Security Management
6 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 9 (11.84%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.58%) ISMS
9 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.58%) Information Management
9 5 (6.58%) Logical Data Model
9 5 (6.58%) Physical Data Model
10 4 (5.26%) Time Management
10 4 (5.26%) ITIL
10 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.95%) Workflow
11 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.95%) SOA
11 3 (3.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) C
2 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.63%) PHP
2 2 (2.63%) Ruby
3 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (56.58%) Security Cleared
2 34 (44.74%) SC Cleared
3 21 (27.63%) CISSP
4 11 (14.47%) Degree
5 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.89%) SSCP
7 4 (5.26%) CISM
8 3 (3.95%) CISA
9 2 (2.63%) CEH
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB
10 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.32%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (22.37%) JSP 440
3 10 (13.16%) ISO 9001
3 10 (13.16%) ISO 14001
4 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
5 1 (1.32%) COBIT
5 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) ForgeRock
3 3 (3.95%) Sun
3 3 (3.95%) Juniper
4 2 (2.63%) F5
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco