Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 71 89
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 -4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 43 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.29% 2.08% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 2.53% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 10
Bristol median daily rate £313 £475 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +12.09% +13.00%
10th Percentile £103 £326 £359
90th Percentile £499 £578 £515
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £445
% change year-on-year +3.03% -7.30% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate £11.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.29% - -
South West median hourly rate £11.00 £70.00 -
% change year-on-year -84.29% - -

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,480 1,266 1,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 78.85% 82.37% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 874 1,031
Bristol median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £567 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 47
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £48.50 £50.90
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £37.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year -16.78% -5.10% +37.72%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Bristol

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Bristol

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Bristol

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 26 (60.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (30.23%) CISSP
3 10 (23.26%) Information Security Management
3 10 (23.26%) Security Management
3 10 (23.26%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (23.26%) Network Security
3 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (20.93%) Security Architecture
4 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
4 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
5 8 (18.60%) ISMS
5 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.60%) TOGAF
5 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
5 8 (18.60%) SQL
5 8 (18.60%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (18.60%) SABSA
6 7 (16.28%) Windows
7 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.95%) Project Management
7 6 (13.95%) CISM
7 6 (13.95%) Firewall
7 6 (13.95%) ISSAP
7 6 (13.95%) CESG
7 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.95%) COBIT
8 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Facilities Management
8 5 (11.63%) Computer Science

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 3 (6.98%) IIS
1 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Network Security
2 6 (13.95%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) DNS
4 3 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.98%) Skype
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.65%) DHCP
5 2 (4.65%) Internet
5 2 (4.65%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.33%) LAN
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) GIS
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (9.30%) Electronics
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Military
4 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Designer
3 5 (11.63%) Security Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Security Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Information Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Information Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Security Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Information Officer
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security Officer
6 2 (4.65%) Security Officer
6 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) LDAP
1 2 (4.65%) SAML
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
3 6 (13.95%) CESG
4 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.98%) PKI
6 2 (4.65%) Algorithms
6 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
2 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Information Security Management
1 10 (23.26%) Risk Analysis
1 10 (23.26%) Security Management
2 9 (20.93%) Security Architecture
3 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (18.60%) ISMS
3 8 (18.60%) SABSA
3 8 (18.60%) TOGAF
4 6 (13.95%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Facilities Management
5 5 (11.63%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.63%) System Testing
6 4 (9.30%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 4 (9.30%) Patch Management
6 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) CISSP
2 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) CISM
3 6 (13.95%) ISSAP
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CCIE
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) IISP
4 2 (4.65%) OSCP
4 2 (4.65%) SANS
5 1 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.33%) CISA
5 1 (2.33%) CLAS
5 1 (2.33%) CRISC
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (60.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (20.93%) PCI DSS
4 6 (13.95%) COBIT
5 4 (9.30%) RMADS
6 2 (4.65%) GDPR
6 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (2.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (2.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) IAG
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Nessus
1 1 (2.33%) Nmap
1 1 (2.33%) SCOM
1 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) LogLogic
2 4 (9.30%) McAfee
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) Dell
5 1 (2.33%) F5
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Qualys