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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 99 83 84
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 43 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.91% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.58% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 47 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.80 £20.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+74.00% -66.66%
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
2460 2250 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.65% 73.92% 71.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1642 1501 996
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 103 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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
Somerset +3 20 £450 -13.46%
Wiltshire +5 9 £363 -14.70% 1
Bristol -6 5 £525 +12.90% 8
Devon -18 3 £350 -6.04% 1
Gloucestershire -8 2 £400 -6.43% 9
Dorset - 2 £385 - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 39 (53.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (35.62%) UML
3 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
3 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
4 22 (30.14%) ITIL
5 21 (28.77%) PRINCE2
5 21 (28.77%) Management Information System
6 18 (24.66%) Firewall
6 18 (24.66%) ISEB
7 17 (23.29%) Windows
7 17 (23.29%) Change Control
8 16 (21.92%) Retail
8 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (21.92%) Web Services
8 16 (21.92%) CISSP
8 16 (21.92%) ISO 9000
8 16 (21.92%) Manufacturing
9 15 (20.55%) SOA
9 15 (20.55%) .NET
9 15 (20.55%) Content Management
10 14 (19.18%) SAP
10 14 (19.18%) GIS
10 14 (19.18%) Finance
11 13 (17.81%) CMS
11 13 (17.81%) C#
11 13 (17.81%) CRM
11 13 (17.81%) .NET Framework
12 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
12 12 (16.44%) DV Cleared
12 12 (16.44%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 13 (17.81%) CMS
2 2 (2.74%) IIS
2 2 (2.74%) JBoss
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.37%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Summit
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) Firewall
2 5 (6.85%) Network Security
3 4 (5.48%) LAN
3 4 (5.48%) VPN
3 4 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.11%) LDAP
4 3 (4.11%) X.509
4 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 1 (1.37%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.37%) RIP
5 1 (1.37%) SNMP
5 1 (1.37%) SSL
5 1 (1.37%) Intranet
5 1 (1.37%) MPLS
5 1 (1.37%) OSPF
5 1 (1.37%) BGP
5 1 (1.37%) VRRP
5 1 (1.37%) Junos
5 1 (1.37%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.37%) Big Data
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (21.92%) Manufacturing
1 16 (21.92%) Retail
2 14 (19.18%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Legal
4 4 (5.48%) Military
5 2 (2.74%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Architect
2 19 (26.03%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Security Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Administrator
6 6 (8.22%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Information Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Systems Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Information Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Information Security Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) Security Administrator
10 2 (2.74%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) Support Consultant
10 2 (2.74%) Security Architect
10 2 (2.74%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) Web Services
2 15 (20.55%) .NET
3 13 (17.81%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.48%) XML
4 4 (5.48%) XSLT
5 3 (4.11%) JSP
6 2 (2.74%) HTML
6 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.74%) CSS
6 2 (2.74%) jQuery
6 2 (2.74%) AppFabric
7 1 (1.37%) CSS3
7 1 (1.37%) Sass
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.37%) HTML5
7 1 (1.37%) Java EE
7 1 (1.37%) WCF
7 1 (1.37%) Flash
7 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.77%) Management Information System
2 14 (19.18%) GIS
3 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
4 6 (8.22%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.22%) PKI
5 3 (4.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (4.11%) Replication
6 2 (2.74%) Clustering
6 2 (2.74%) RMADS
6 2 (2.74%) AS400
6 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.74%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
7 1 (1.37%) CESG
7 1 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) UNIX
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) UML
2 22 (30.14%) ITIL
3 21 (28.77%) PRINCE2
4 17 (23.29%) Change Control
5 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (20.55%) Content Management
6 15 (20.55%) SOA
7 13 (17.81%) CRM
8 12 (16.44%) Workflow
9 10 (13.70%) ArchiMate
9 10 (13.70%) Data Protection
10 9 (12.33%) TOGAF
11 7 (9.59%) Security Management
11 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (9.59%) Security Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (8.22%) Change Management
12 6 (8.22%) Programme Management
12 6 (8.22%) Business Continuity
13 5 (6.85%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) C#
2 12 (16.44%) VB
3 5 (6.85%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) C
4 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.66%) ISEB
3 16 (21.92%) CISSP
4 12 (16.44%) CISM
4 12 (16.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (16.44%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
6 4 (5.48%) Degree
7 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.37%) CISMP
8 1 (1.37%) CHFI
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.37%) CEH
8 1 (1.37%) MCP
8 1 (1.37%) MCSA
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.37%) CISA
8 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (53.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (21.92%) ISO 9000
3 11 (15.07%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.74%) ISO 14001
4 2 (2.74%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.74%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
1 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
3 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.74%) XenApp
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) SAP
3 9 (12.33%) VMware
4 4 (5.48%) Citrix
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) i2
5 3 (4.11%) Veeam
5 3 (4.11%) Zerto
6 2 (2.74%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.74%) AppSense
6 2 (2.74%) ESRI
6 2 (2.74%) HP
6 2 (2.74%) CommVault
6 2 (2.74%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.37%) Juniper
7 1 (1.37%) Intel
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle
7 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.37%) Apple