The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 60 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.59% 0.35% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.47% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
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£463 £395 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.08% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £415 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +87.50%
Information Security
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
490 424 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 72.38% 73.23% 64.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 274 252
Average daily rate £425 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 27
Average hourly rate £22.69 £27.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £8.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £55.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Wiltshire region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Wiltshire region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Swindon 0 3 £500 +26.58%
Chippenham - - - -
Information Security
South West

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Nessus
4 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Nmap
5 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (10.00%) Squid
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
1 5 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) IT Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Security Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (10.00%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Information Management
2 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (10.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Nmap
2 1 (10.00%) Squid
2 1 (10.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Websense
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco