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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 90 103 110
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 51 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.60% 1.27% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.65% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 12
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£638 £520 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.59% +7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £459 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £650 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £50.50 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-38.61% +185.14%
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
2441 2547 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.59% 76.79% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1570 1059
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 112 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +6 24 £675 +29.80%
Wiltshire +15 10 £410 -18.00% 4
Bristol -1 6 £375 -27.88% 6
Devon - 3 £218 -
Gloucestershire -13 2 - - 7
Dorset -3 1 £375 -30.58%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (63.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 54 (63.53%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
3 29 (34.12%) Management Information System
4 28 (32.94%) ITIL
4 28 (32.94%) UML
5 27 (31.76%) PRINCE2
6 24 (28.24%) CISSP
7 22 (25.88%) Retail
8 21 (24.71%) Change Control
8 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
8 21 (24.71%) ISO 9000
9 20 (23.53%) Manufacturing
10 18 (21.18%) Security Management
11 17 (20.00%) Content Management
11 17 (20.00%) .NET
11 17 (20.00%) ISEB
12 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
13 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
13 15 (17.65%) SOA
13 15 (17.65%) CISM
13 15 (17.65%) CMS
13 15 (17.65%) Finance
14 14 (16.47%) Workflow
14 14 (16.47%) GIS
14 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (16.47%) CRM
14 14 (16.47%) Web Services
14 14 (16.47%) SAP
14 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (17.65%) CMS
2 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.18%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (1.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) Firewall
2 8 (9.41%) VPN
3 7 (8.24%) LAN
3 7 (8.24%) WAN
4 3 (3.53%) LDAP
4 3 (3.53%) X.509
4 3 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.18%) Network Security
5 1 (1.18%) SAN
5 1 (1.18%) Intranet
5 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (25.88%) Retail
2 20 (23.53%) Manufacturing
3 15 (17.65%) Finance
4 4 (4.71%) Legal
5 3 (3.53%) Law
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Military
7 1 (1.18%) Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Publishing
7 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Architect
2 27 (31.76%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (17.65%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) Security Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) Consultant
5 7 (8.24%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Security Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Security Officer
7 4 (4.71%) Information Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Information Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Security Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Auditor
8 3 (3.53%) Administrator
8 3 (3.53%) IT Auditor
8 3 (3.53%) IT Security Auditor
8 3 (3.53%) CLAS Consultant
9 2 (2.35%) Information Security Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Data Scientist
9 2 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.00%) .NET
2 16 (18.82%) .NET Framework
3 14 (16.47%) Web Services
4 6 (7.06%) JSP
5 3 (3.53%) XML
5 3 (3.53%) XSLT
6 1 (1.18%) Flash
6 1 (1.18%) Ajax
6 1 (1.18%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (1.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.12%) Management Information System
2 14 (16.47%) GIS
3 6 (7.06%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.88%) PKI
5 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.71%) RMADS
5 4 (4.71%) CESG
6 3 (3.53%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.53%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.35%) AS400
8 1 (1.18%) Replication
8 1 (1.18%) Clustering
8 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.18%) W3C
8 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.94%) ITIL
1 28 (32.94%) UML
2 27 (31.76%) PRINCE2
3 21 (24.71%) Change Control
4 18 (21.18%) Security Management
5 17 (20.00%) Content Management
6 15 (17.65%) SOA
7 14 (16.47%) CRM
7 14 (16.47%) Workflow
7 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (15.29%) Data Protection
9 12 (14.12%) Risk Management
10 9 (10.59%) Information Security Management
10 9 (10.59%) Information Assurance
11 8 (9.41%) Security Architecture
11 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.24%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (7.06%) TOGAF
13 6 (7.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) C#
2 12 (14.12%) VB
3 2 (2.35%) SQL
4 1 (1.18%) C
4 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.18%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 54 (63.53%) Security Cleared
2 33 (38.82%) SC Cleared
3 24 (28.24%) CISSP
4 17 (20.00%) ISEB
5 15 (17.65%) CISM
5 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 11 (12.94%) Degree
7 6 (7.06%) SSCP
8 5 (5.88%) CISA
8 5 (5.88%) MCP
9 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
9 3 (3.53%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (3.53%) GIAC
9 3 (3.53%) GSEC
9 3 (3.53%) CEH
9 3 (3.53%) ISACA
9 3 (3.53%) GPEN
10 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (63.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (24.71%) ISO 9000
3 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
4 6 (7.06%) ISO 9001
4 6 (7.06%) ISO 14001
5 5 (5.88%) JSP 440
6 3 (3.53%) COBIT
6 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (3.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
2 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.53%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.47%) SAP
3 3 (3.53%) Citrix
3 3 (3.53%) VMware
3 3 (3.53%) AppSense
3 3 (3.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.35%) i2
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.18%) Dell
5 1 (1.18%) Apple
5 1 (1.18%) Websense
5 1 (1.18%) Juniper
5 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.18%) Veeam
5 1 (1.18%) F5
5 1 (1.18%) Zerto