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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 75 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 72 43 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.36% 1.34% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 1.73% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 48
Median daily rate £550 £425 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -3.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £649 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £451 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.98% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £26.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.56% +19.55%
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
2385 2486 2357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.20% 77.52% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 1660 1579
Median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 114 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £18.89 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Bristol +37 49 £575 +9.52% 7
Wiltshire -4 11 £500 +42.85% 4
Gloucestershire +6 9 £425 +6.25% 18
Somerset -3 1 £1,000 +122.22% 2
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 48 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (36.27%) Security Cleared
2 37 (36.27%) CISSP
3 28 (27.45%) Firewall
4 24 (23.53%) Management Information System
4 24 (23.53%) Finance
5 22 (21.57%) Security Architecture
6 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
7 20 (19.61%) Windows
7 20 (19.61%) Information Assurance
8 18 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (16.67%) SIEM
10 16 (15.69%) PCI DSS
10 16 (15.69%) Cisco
10 16 (15.69%) Security Management
11 15 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (14.71%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (13.73%) Information Security Management
12 14 (13.73%) CLAS
13 13 (12.75%) Internet
13 13 (12.75%) Linux
13 13 (12.75%) Office 365
14 12 (11.76%) Forcepoint
14 12 (11.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 11 (10.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 11 (10.78%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (10.78%) ArcSight
15 11 (10.78%) DV Cleared
15 11 (10.78%) RMADS

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 5 (4.90%) IIS
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Office
2 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.98%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.75%) Office 365
3 10 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.86%) IaaS
4 7 (6.86%) PaaS
4 7 (6.86%) SaaS
5 5 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.45%) Firewall
2 15 (14.71%) Cisco ISE
3 13 (12.75%) Internet
4 11 (10.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (5.88%) VPN
6 5 (4.90%) Network Security
6 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.90%) WAN
7 3 (2.94%) BGP
7 3 (2.94%) DHCP
7 3 (2.94%) EIGRP
7 3 (2.94%) HSRP
7 3 (2.94%) IPsec
7 3 (2.94%) LAN
7 3 (2.94%) MPLS
7 3 (2.94%) TACACS
7 3 (2.94%) VLAN
7 3 (2.94%) Wireless
7 3 (2.94%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.96%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) Power BI
2 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.98%) MySQL
2 1 (0.98%) Neo4j
2 1 (0.98%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) EasyMock
1 1 (0.98%) JIRA
1 1 (0.98%) JUnit
General
1 24 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Legal
3 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Law
4 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (20.59%) Analyst
2 18 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 17 (16.67%) Architect
4 15 (14.71%) Consultant
5 13 (12.75%) Information Analyst
5 13 (12.75%) Security Architect
6 11 (10.78%) Information Security Analyst
7 10 (9.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (9.80%) Security Consultant
8 9 (8.82%) IT Analyst
8 9 (8.82%) IT Security Analyst
9 8 (7.84%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (6.86%) Security Manager
11 6 (5.88%) Information Officer
11 6 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
11 6 (5.88%) Security Advisor
11 6 (5.88%) Security Officer
12 5 (4.90%) Information Assurance Practitioner
12 5 (4.90%) Information Manager
12 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) .NET
1 1 (0.98%) EJB
1 1 (0.98%) Java EE
1 1 (0.98%) JSF
1 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.80%) CESG
2 10 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (4.90%) Algorithms
3 5 (4.90%) PKI
4 4 (3.92%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.94%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.94%) NHS
6 2 (1.96%) Fintech
6 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.98%) CMDB
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.98%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.61%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
3 6 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (1.96%) NetWare
5 1 (0.98%) Solaris
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Security Architecture
2 20 (19.61%) Information Assurance
3 18 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (16.67%) SIEM
5 16 (15.69%) Security Management
6 15 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
7 14 (13.73%) Information Security Management
8 11 (10.78%) ISMS
9 10 (9.80%) Content Management
9 10 (9.80%) DDoS Mitigation
9 10 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (9.80%) Risk Management
9 10 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (6.86%) Project Management
12 7 (6.86%) Threat Management
13 6 (5.88%) Change Management
13 6 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (4.90%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.88%) C
2 3 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.98%) Python
3 1 (0.98%) Ruby
3 1 (0.98%) Scala
3 1 (0.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (36.27%) CISSP
1 37 (36.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.73%) CLAS
4 11 (10.78%) DV Cleared
5 9 (8.82%) IISP
6 8 (7.84%) CISM
6 8 (7.84%) Degree
7 6 (5.88%) CISA
8 5 (4.90%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (2.94%) CCIE
9 3 (2.94%) CCNP
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.94%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (2.94%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (1.96%) CEH
10 2 (1.96%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.96%) PMP
10 2 (1.96%) SANS
11 1 (0.98%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (15.69%) PCI DSS
3 12 (11.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 11 (10.78%) RMADS
5 6 (5.88%) JSP 440
6 4 (3.92%) COBIT
6 4 (3.92%) HMG Infosec
7 2 (1.96%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.94%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.96%) Nessus
3 1 (0.98%) Nmap
3 1 (0.98%) QRadar
3 1 (0.98%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Cisco
2 12 (11.76%) Forcepoint
3 11 (10.78%) ArcSight
4 10 (9.80%) Cyber-Ark
4 10 (9.80%) VMware
5 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.94%) Blue Coat
6 3 (2.94%) F5
6 3 (2.94%) Intel Security
6 3 (2.94%) Juniper
6 3 (2.94%) TippingPoint
7 2 (1.96%) Remedy
8 1 (0.98%) CA
8 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.98%) Citrix
8 1 (0.98%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle
8 1 (0.98%) Qualys
8 1 (0.98%) ScanSafe
8 1 (0.98%) Splunk
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