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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / South West
Rank 94 108 92
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 45 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 1.34% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.65% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 36
Median daily rate £413 £425 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £383 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £498 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +105.88%

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
2162 2422 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.33% 81.36% 77.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1657 1630
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 117 98
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.84 £20.63 £15.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +21 26 £413 -2.94%
Bristol +15 14 £680 +81.33% 9
Dorset +3 2 £363 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 - - 5
Devon -6 1 £185 -56.47%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 54 (45.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (35.29%) CISSP
3 38 (31.93%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (25.21%) Management Information System
4 30 (25.21%) Security Cleared
5 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
5 26 (21.85%) Risk Management
5 26 (21.85%) CISA
5 26 (21.85%) ITIL
6 23 (19.33%) Security Architecture
6 23 (19.33%) Data Protection
6 23 (19.33%) PCI DSS
7 20 (16.81%) CISM
7 20 (16.81%) Security Management
8 19 (15.97%) Information Security Management
9 16 (13.45%) Firewall
9 16 (13.45%) Intel Security
10 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
11 14 (11.76%) Retail
11 14 (11.76%) PRINCE2
12 13 (10.92%) TCP/IP
12 13 (10.92%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (10.92%) SIEM
13 12 (10.08%) Network Security
13 12 (10.08%) Finance
13 12 (10.08%) VMware
13 12 (10.08%) CESG
13 12 (10.08%) Cyber Defence
14 11 (9.24%) Windows
14 11 (9.24%) ISMS

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 8 (6.72%) IIS
2 5 (4.20%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) MS Project
3 1 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) Firewall
2 13 (10.92%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.08%) Network Security
4 9 (7.56%) DNS
5 6 (5.04%) LAN
5 6 (5.04%) WAN
6 5 (4.20%) Skype
7 4 (3.36%) DHCP
7 4 (3.36%) Internet
7 4 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.36%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.36%) SSL
7 4 (3.36%) VPN
7 4 (3.36%) Wireless
8 3 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.68%) DMZ
9 2 (1.68%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.68%) WebEx
9 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.84%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) JIRA
General
1 14 (11.76%) Retail
2 12 (10.08%) Finance
3 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.88%) Banking
5 5 (4.20%) Legal
6 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.68%) Electronics
7 2 (1.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 48 (40.34%) Analyst
2 35 (29.41%) Security Analyst
3 15 (12.61%) Architect
3 15 (12.61%) Information Analyst
3 15 (12.61%) Information Security Analyst
3 15 (12.61%) Security Manager
4 14 (11.76%) Consultant
4 14 (11.76%) Security Consultant
5 12 (10.08%) SOC Analyst
6 11 (9.24%) Security Architect
7 10 (8.40%) IT Analyst
7 10 (8.40%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (7.56%) CISSP Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.04%) Information Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Information Security Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Security Assurance Manager
10 4 (3.36%) Account Manager
10 4 (3.36%) Sales Manager
10 4 (3.36%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) .NET
1 6 (5.04%) Web Services
2 3 (2.52%) AppFabric
2 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.21%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.08%) CESG
2 12 (10.08%) Cyber Defence
3 9 (7.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (7.56%) Reference Data
3 9 (7.56%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (4.20%) BYOD
5 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.52%) RIA
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.68%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.68%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
6 2 (1.68%) PKI
6 2 (1.68%) Replication
6 2 (1.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Windows
2 9 (7.56%) Linux
3 7 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.84%) NetWare
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (21.85%) ITIL
2 26 (21.85%) Risk Management
3 23 (19.33%) Data Protection
3 23 (19.33%) Security Architecture
4 20 (16.81%) Security Management
5 19 (15.97%) Information Security Management
6 14 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 13 (10.92%) SIEM
8 11 (9.24%) ISMS
9 10 (8.40%) Data Security
9 10 (8.40%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (7.56%) Incident Management
10 9 (7.56%) Project Management
10 9 (7.56%) Security Operations
10 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.72%) Business Analysis
11 8 (6.72%) Information Assurance
11 8 (6.72%) ITIL V3
12 7 (5.88%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.36%) Java
1 4 (3.36%) SQL
2 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (35.29%) CISSP
2 30 (25.21%) Security Cleared
3 26 (21.85%) CISA
3 26 (21.85%) SC Cleared
4 20 (16.81%) CISM
5 9 (7.56%) Degree
6 7 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (5.88%) IISP
7 6 (5.04%) CREST Certified
8 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.20%) ISEB
8 5 (4.20%) SANS
9 4 (3.36%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (2.52%) CLAS
10 3 (2.52%) ISTQB
10 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.68%) CISMP
11 2 (1.68%) IIBA
11 2 (1.68%) MCSA
11 2 (1.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (45.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (19.33%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (3.36%) QA
4 4 (3.36%) RMADS
5 3 (2.52%) COBIT
6 2 (1.68%) GDPR
6 2 (1.68%) ISO27002
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.56%) BitLocker
3 8 (6.72%) Snort
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.84%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (4.20%) Nessus
3 4 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.52%) QRadar
5 2 (1.68%) Nmap
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.84%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Intel Security
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.08%) VMware
4 10 (8.40%) Splunk
5 9 (7.56%) Cisco
6 7 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.88%) Citrix
7 5 (4.20%) LogRhythm
8 4 (3.36%) Aruba
8 4 (3.36%) Juniper
8 4 (3.36%) Sourcefire
9 3 (2.52%) ScanSafe
10 2 (1.68%) Novell
10 2 (1.68%) Qualys
10 2 (1.68%) SAP
11 1 (0.84%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.84%) Red Hat