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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 70 112 87
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -25
Contract jobs citing Information Security 70 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.50% 1.21% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 1.58% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 50
Median daily rate £475 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £511 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £464 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £44.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-64.04% -1.11%
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
2199 2537 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.51% 76.48% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1679 1714
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +24 32 £463 +2.77%
Bristol +21 25 £575 +53.33% 1
Gloucestershire -3 7 £225 -43.75% 12
Devon +4 1 £185 -50.66%
Dorset - 1 £363 - 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (36.43%) CISSP
3 42 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 40 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 34 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (20.71%) PCI DSS
7 28 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 26 (18.57%) Finance
8 26 (18.57%) SC Cleared
9 25 (17.86%) Firewall
10 21 (15.00%) Windows
10 21 (15.00%) Retail
11 19 (13.57%) CESG
11 19 (13.57%) Cisco
11 19 (13.57%) CISM
12 18 (12.86%) Information Assurance
13 17 (12.14%) Security Management
14 16 (11.43%) CISA
14 16 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
15 15 (10.71%) CLAS
15 15 (10.71%) Cisco ISE
15 15 (10.71%) SIEM
15 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (10.71%) Information Security Management
15 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (10.00%) Linux
16 14 (10.00%) ITIL
16 14 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
17 13 (9.29%) Office 365
17 13 (9.29%) Risk Management

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 (5.71%) IIS
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) Confluence
3 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.71%) assyst
2 1 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.29%) Office 365
3 10 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.00%) IaaS
4 7 (5.00%) PaaS
4 7 (5.00%) SaaS
5 5 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.86%) Firewall
2 15 (10.71%) Cisco ISE
3 11 (7.86%) Internet
3 11 (7.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.86%) DHCP
5 4 (2.86%) MPLS
5 4 (2.86%) VPN
6 3 (2.14%) BGP
6 3 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.14%) EIGRP
6 3 (2.14%) Extranet
6 3 (2.14%) HSRP
6 3 (2.14%) IPsec
6 3 (2.14%) Network Security
6 3 (2.14%) TACACS
6 3 (2.14%) VLAN
6 3 (2.14%) WAN
6 3 (2.14%) Wireless
6 3 (2.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.86%) Power BI
2 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.71%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) EasyMock
1 1 (0.71%) JIRA
1 1 (0.71%) JUnit
1 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (18.57%) Finance
2 21 (15.00%) Retail
3 7 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.57%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Banking
6 2 (1.43%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.71%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Military
7 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (25.00%) Architect
2 30 (21.43%) Security Architect
3 28 (20.00%) Analyst
4 24 (17.14%) Security Analyst
5 16 (11.43%) Consultant
5 16 (11.43%) Information Security Architect
5 16 (11.43%) Security Manager
6 15 (10.71%) Information Analyst
7 14 (10.00%) Information Architect
8 13 (9.29%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (8.57%) IT Analyst
9 12 (8.57%) IT Security Analyst
10 11 (7.86%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (7.86%) Security Consultant
11 8 (5.71%) Information Officer
11 8 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
11 8 (5.71%) Information Security Manager
11 8 (5.71%) Information Security Officer
11 8 (5.71%) Project Manager
11 8 (5.71%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.14%) .NET
2 1 (0.71%) EJB
2 1 (0.71%) Java EE
2 1 (0.71%) JSF
2 1 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 19 (13.57%) CESG
3 11 (7.86%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (5.00%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (3.57%) PKI
6 4 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.14%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.14%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.14%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.43%) CMDB
8 2 (1.43%) Fintech
8 2 (1.43%) NHS
8 2 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.71%) Replication
9 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.00%) Windows
2 14 (10.00%) Linux
3 7 (5.00%) Unix
4 3 (2.14%) NetWare
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.57%) Security Architecture
2 34 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (12.86%) Information Assurance
4 17 (12.14%) Security Management
5 16 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
6 15 (10.71%) Information Security Management
6 15 (10.71%) SIEM
6 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (10.00%) ITIL
7 14 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
8 13 (9.29%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (9.29%) Risk Management
9 11 (7.86%) Data Protection
9 11 (7.86%) ISMS
9 11 (7.86%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (7.14%) Content Management
10 10 (7.14%) DDoS Mitigation
10 10 (7.14%) Project Management
10 10 (7.14%) Service Management
11 8 (5.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.86%) C
1 4 (2.86%) Java
2 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.14%) Python
3 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.71%) Ruby
3 1 (0.71%) Scala
3 1 (0.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (36.43%) CISSP
2 42 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 26 (18.57%) SC Cleared
4 19 (13.57%) CISM
5 16 (11.43%) CISA
6 15 (10.71%) CLAS
7 12 (8.57%) IISP
8 11 (7.86%) DV Cleared
9 7 (5.00%) Degree
10 6 (4.29%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (2.14%) CCIE
12 3 (2.14%) CCNP
12 3 (2.14%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (2.14%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (1.43%) CCNA
13 2 (1.43%) CEH
13 2 (1.43%) HND
13 2 (1.43%) PMP
14 1 (0.71%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (45.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (20.71%) PCI DSS
3 11 (7.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (6.43%) RMADS
5 6 (4.29%) QA
6 5 (3.57%) COBIT
7 4 (2.86%) HMG Infosec
7 4 (2.86%) JSP 440
8 2 (1.43%) ISO27002
System Software
1 12 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.14%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.14%) Snort
4 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (3.57%) Nessus
3 3 (2.14%) QRadar
4 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.71%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (13.57%) Cisco
2 13 (9.29%) VMware
3 12 (8.57%) Forcepoint
4 10 (7.14%) ArcSight
4 10 (7.14%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (4.29%) Intel Security
5 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.14%) Blue Coat
6 3 (2.14%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.14%) Citrix
6 3 (2.14%) F5
6 3 (2.14%) Juniper
6 3 (2.14%) ScanSafe
6 3 (2.14%) TippingPoint
7 2 (1.43%) CA
7 2 (1.43%) Remedy
8 1 (0.71%) BT
8 1 (0.71%) Novell
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle
8 1 (0.71%) SAP
Poole, Dorset
Proteus Europe
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago