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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 118 92 98
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 1.19% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.70% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 22
Average daily rate
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£411 £344 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.63% -19.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £125 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £488 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 11 £386 - 1
Gloucestershire -12 7 - - 8
Bristol -16 5 £380 -13.63% 4
Somerset -7 2 £500 +42.85%
Wiltshire -20 2 £463 +20.52%
Dorset -8 1 - -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (63.74%) Security Cleared
2 46 (50.55%) SC Cleared
3 40 (43.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (38.46%) Risk Management
5 33 (36.26%) Management Information System
6 29 (31.87%) CISSP
7 26 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
8 24 (26.37%) Security Management
9 19 (20.88%) Degree
10 18 (19.78%) RMADS
10 18 (19.78%) Information Assurance
11 17 (18.68%) JSP 440
11 17 (18.68%) Information Security Management
12 15 (16.48%) JSP
12 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
13 12 (13.19%) CESG
14 11 (12.09%) Firewall
15 10 (10.99%) CISM
15 10 (10.99%) ISO 14001
15 10 (10.99%) Summit
15 10 (10.99%) CESG CLAS
15 10 (10.99%) Configuration Management
15 10 (10.99%) ISO 9001
16 9 (9.89%) SSCP
17 8 (8.79%) Penetration Testing
17 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
17 8 (8.79%) PCI DSS
18 7 (7.69%) Data Protection
18 7 (7.69%) Security Architecture
18 7 (7.69%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.30%) IIS
1 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.30%) Drupal
1 3 (3.30%) Magnolia
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.10%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.10%) SaaS
2 1 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) Firewall
2 5 (5.49%) Internet
2 5 (5.49%) LAN
2 5 (5.49%) WAN
2 5 (5.49%) VPN
3 3 (3.30%) LDAP
3 3 (3.30%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.10%) Network Security
5 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) MySQL
2 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.30%) Jackrabbit
2 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.30%) Couchbase
2 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.30%) Aerospike
3 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Toad
1 1 (1.10%) RequisitePro
1 1 (1.10%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.10%) GCC
General
1 6 (6.59%) Legal
1 6 (6.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Military
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Architect
2 14 (15.38%) Consultant
3 12 (13.19%) Security Manager
3 12 (13.19%) Coordinator
3 12 (13.19%) Security Consultant
4 9 (9.89%) Security Architect
4 9 (9.89%) Information Manager
4 9 (9.89%) Information Security Manager
5 6 (6.59%) Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Data Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.40%) Security Officer
7 4 (4.40%) Auditor
7 4 (4.40%) IT Auditor
8 3 (3.30%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) IT Security Auditor
8 3 (3.30%) CLAS Consultant
9 2 (2.20%) Information Security Architect
9 2 (2.20%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.48%) JSP
2 5 (5.49%) Web Services
2 5 (5.49%) JSON
3 3 (3.30%) XML
4 2 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.20%) jQuery
4 2 (2.20%) Haml
4 2 (2.20%) Sass
4 2 (2.20%) HTML
4 2 (2.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (36.26%) Management Information System
2 18 (19.78%) RMADS
3 12 (13.19%) CESG
4 10 (10.99%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (4.40%) Open Source
6 3 (3.30%) Taxonomies
6 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.30%) Mashup
6 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.20%) E-Learning
8 1 (1.10%) GIS
8 1 (1.10%) Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.10%) PKI
8 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) UNIX
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) Risk Management
2 26 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 24 (26.37%) Security Management
4 18 (19.78%) Information Assurance
5 17 (18.68%) Information Security Management
6 10 (10.99%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.79%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (7.69%) ITIL
8 7 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 7 (7.69%) Data Protection
9 6 (6.59%) Cyber Security
9 6 (6.59%) ISMS
10 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.49%) Logical Data Model
10 5 (5.49%) Physical Data Model
10 5 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.40%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) C
2 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.20%) PHP
2 2 (2.20%) Ruby
3 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 58 (63.74%) Security Cleared
2 46 (50.55%) SC Cleared
3 29 (31.87%) CISSP
4 19 (20.88%) Degree
5 15 (16.48%) DV Cleared
6 10 (10.99%) CISM
7 9 (9.89%) SSCP
8 3 (3.30%) CISA
8 3 (3.30%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.20%) CEH
10 1 (1.10%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.10%) ISSMP
10 1 (1.10%) MCITP
10 1 (1.10%) CWNA
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.10%) MCP
10 1 (1.10%) CCNA
10 1 (1.10%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (43.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (18.68%) JSP 440
3 10 (10.99%) ISO 9001
3 10 (10.99%) ISO 14001
4 8 (8.79%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
5 1 (1.10%) COBIT
5 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (1.10%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Nmap
1 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.40%) Juniper
3 3 (3.30%) Cisco
3 3 (3.30%) ForgeRock
3 3 (3.30%) Sun
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle
4 2 (2.20%) F5
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) Dell
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