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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 71 105 124
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +19
Contract jobs citing Information Security 71 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.54% 1.44% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 1.78% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 11
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -38.00%
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
2222 2588 2493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.53% 80.98% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1811 1684
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 106 125
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £25.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Wiltshire +29 39 £451 +33.70% 1
Dorset +9 14 £376 -31.59% 1
Bristol +9 13 £400 -20.00% 8
Devon +2 3 £185 -56.47%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 63 (46.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (38.97%) CISSP
3 43 (31.62%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (24.26%) CISA
4 33 (24.26%) Security Architecture
5 30 (22.06%) Security Cleared
5 30 (22.06%) Management Information System
5 30 (22.06%) Risk Management
6 29 (21.32%) ITIL
6 29 (21.32%) PCI DSS
7 27 (19.85%) SC Cleared
7 27 (19.85%) CISM
8 25 (18.38%) Retail
9 22 (16.18%) Data Protection
10 17 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (12.50%) Finance
11 16 (11.76%) Firewall
11 16 (11.76%) CESG
12 14 (10.29%) VMware
12 14 (10.29%) Security Management
12 14 (10.29%) PRINCE2
12 14 (10.29%) Intel Security
12 14 (10.29%) Identity Access Management
13 13 (9.56%) Information Security Management
13 13 (9.56%) SIEM
14 11 (8.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (8.09%) Network Security
14 11 (8.09%) Service Management
14 11 (8.09%) Data Security
14 11 (8.09%) Windows

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 7 (5.15%) IIS
2 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.47%) Confluence
3 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) MS Office
2 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.74%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
2 1 (0.74%) PaaS
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.76%) Firewall
2 11 (8.09%) Network Security
3 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.15%) Internet
5 5 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.68%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.47%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.47%) DHCP
6 2 (1.47%) DMZ
6 2 (1.47%) DNS
6 2 (1.47%) Extranet
6 2 (1.47%) ISDN
6 2 (1.47%) LAN
6 2 (1.47%) MPLS
6 2 (1.47%) Skype
6 2 (1.47%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.47%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.47%) VoIP
6 2 (1.47%) WAN
6 2 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (18.38%) Retail
2 17 (12.50%) Finance
3 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.41%) Banking
5 5 (3.68%) Legal
6 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.47%) Electronics
7 2 (1.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (36.76%) Analyst
2 40 (29.41%) Security Analyst
3 30 (22.06%) Architect
4 29 (21.32%) Security Architect
5 19 (13.97%) Information Analyst
5 19 (13.97%) Information Security Analyst
6 16 (11.76%) Information Security Architect
6 16 (11.76%) Security Manager
7 14 (10.29%) Information Architect
8 13 (9.56%) Consultant
8 13 (9.56%) IT Analyst
8 13 (9.56%) IT Security Analyst
8 13 (9.56%) Security Consultant
9 12 (8.82%) SOC Analyst
10 10 (7.35%) CISSP Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (5.15%) Information Security Manager
13 6 (4.41%) Business Analyst
13 6 (4.41%) Information Security Consultant
13 6 (4.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.15%) .NET
2 3 (2.21%) Web Services
3 2 (1.47%) AppFabric
3 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.06%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.76%) CESG
3 11 (8.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (6.62%) Reference Data
4 9 (6.62%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (4.41%) Cryptography
6 5 (3.68%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.21%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (1.47%) BYOD
9 2 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.47%) CMDB
9 2 (1.47%) Replication
9 2 (1.47%) RIA
9 2 (1.47%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.47%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.74%) Fintech
10 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.09%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) Linux
2 9 (6.62%) Unix
3 2 (1.47%) NetWare
4 1 (0.74%) Solaris
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.62%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (24.26%) Security Architecture
3 30 (22.06%) Risk Management
4 29 (21.32%) ITIL
5 22 (16.18%) Data Protection
6 17 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (10.29%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (10.29%) PRINCE2
7 14 (10.29%) Security Management
8 13 (9.56%) Information Security Management
8 13 (9.56%) SIEM
9 11 (8.09%) Data Security
9 11 (8.09%) Service Management
10 10 (7.35%) ISMS
11 9 (6.62%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.62%) ITIL V3
11 9 (6.62%) Security Operations
12 8 (5.88%) Business Analysis
12 8 (5.88%) Information Assurance
13 7 (5.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.41%) Java
2 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.68%) Python
3 1 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (38.97%) CISSP
2 33 (24.26%) CISA
3 30 (22.06%) Security Cleared
4 27 (19.85%) CISM
4 27 (19.85%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.88%) Degree
5 8 (5.88%) IISP
6 7 (5.15%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.41%) CREST Certified
8 5 (3.68%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (2.94%) CLAS
9 4 (2.94%) ISEB
10 3 (2.21%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (2.21%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.21%) Security+ Certification
11 2 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.47%) CNA
11 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (46.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (21.32%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.41%) COBIT
4 5 (3.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (3.68%) QA
5 3 (2.21%) RMADS
6 1 (0.74%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 9 (6.62%) Snort
2 8 (5.88%) BitLocker
3 5 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.62%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (5.15%) Nessus
3 5 (3.68%) QRadar
4 3 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.74%) Nmap
6 1 (0.74%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 14 (10.29%) Intel Security
1 14 (10.29%) VMware
2 10 (7.35%) Splunk
3 9 (6.62%) Cisco
4 8 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.68%) Citrix
5 5 (3.68%) LogRhythm
5 5 (3.68%) ScanSafe
6 3 (2.21%) ArcSight
6 3 (2.21%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.47%) CA
7 2 (1.47%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (1.47%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.47%) Novell
7 2 (1.47%) Remedy
7 2 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.74%) BT
8 1 (0.74%) Qualys
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