The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 91 78 91
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 46 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.63% 1.62% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.30% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 21
Average daily rate
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£475 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £600 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £420 £440
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £60.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +58.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2076 1479 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.49% 70.40% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 941 1292
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 65 116
Average hourly rate £34.85 £18.90 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.39% -39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Information Security
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Somerset -14 12 £520 +28.39% 1
Bristol -15 10 £465 +69.09% 5
Wiltshire -2 7 £400 +8.10% 4
Gloucestershire -7 5 £428 - 4
Dorset - - - - 1
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 40 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 40 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (40.00%) Information Assurance
4 31 (38.75%) SC Cleared
5 25 (31.25%) RMADS
6 23 (28.75%) CISSP
7 22 (27.50%) CESG
8 21 (26.25%) CESG CLAS
9 19 (23.75%) JSP 440
10 15 (18.75%) Management Information System
11 14 (17.50%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (15.00%) Finance
13 10 (12.50%) JSP
13 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 9 (11.25%) IIS
14 9 (11.25%) Legal
15 8 (10.00%) PCI DSS
16 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
16 7 (8.75%) Firewall
17 6 (7.50%) ISO 14001
17 6 (7.50%) Summit
17 6 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
17 6 (7.50%) Web Services
17 6 (7.50%) Windows
17 6 (7.50%) ISO 9001
18 5 (6.25%) Internet
18 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
18 5 (6.25%) CEH
18 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 9 (11.25%) IIS
2 2 (2.50%) Lync
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Summit
2 3 (3.75%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.25%) Cordys
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.25%) Sentinel
4 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Firewall
2 5 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) Intranet
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Legal
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (41.25%) Consultant
2 21 (26.25%) Security Consultant
3 15 (18.75%) Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) CLAS Consultant
4 13 (16.25%) Security Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Coordinator
6 6 (7.50%) Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Solutions Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.75%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) IT Security Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) CLAS Security Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Security Advisor
9 3 (3.75%) Digital Architect
9 3 (3.75%) IT Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Information Security Consultant
10 2 (2.50%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) JSP
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
3 4 (5.00%) Middleware
3 4 (5.00%) JSON
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.75%) HTML5
4 3 (3.75%) REST
4 3 (3.75%) WebSockets
4 3 (3.75%) JMS
4 3 (3.75%) SOAP
4 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) .NET
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) jBPM
5 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.25%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.25%) RMADS
2 22 (27.50%) CESG
3 21 (26.25%) CESG CLAS
4 15 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) AS400
5 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.25%) Open Source
7 1 (1.25%) Social Media
7 1 (1.25%) NHS
7 1 (1.25%) DTV
7 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) Linux
3 3 (3.75%) Android
3 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.75%) UNIX
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 32 (40.00%) Information Assurance
3 14 (17.50%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.25%) Security Management
5 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.00%) SOA
6 4 (5.00%) Service Management
6 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (3.75%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (3.75%) Analytics
7 3 (3.75%) Security Architecture
7 3 (3.75%) Time Management
7 3 (3.75%) Change Management
7 3 (3.75%) MVC
7 3 (3.75%) SEO
7 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.75%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (38.75%) SC Cleared
3 23 (28.75%) CISSP
4 5 (6.25%) CEH
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) ISEB
5 4 (5.00%) CISM
6 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.25%) SSCP
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.25%) CCNP
8 1 (1.25%) CCNA
8 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (23.75%) JSP 440
3 8 (10.00%) PCI DSS
4 6 (7.50%) ISO 9001
4 6 (7.50%) ISO 14001
5 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) Nmap
3 1 (1.25%) Squid
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.25%) Snort
3 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) TIBCO
3 3 (3.75%) Google
3 3 (3.75%) IBM
4 2 (2.50%) SAP
4 2 (2.50%) McAfee
4 2 (2.50%) LogLogic
4 2 (2.50%) Facebook
4 2 (2.50%) Twitter
5 1 (1.25%) Lumension
5 1 (1.25%) Websense
5 1 (1.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.25%) AppSense
5 1 (1.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.25%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle
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