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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 64 67
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.79% 0.77% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.95% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 3
Median daily rate £525 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £370 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £556 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +104.76% -32.25%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 675 740 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 80.45% 80.96% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 530 519
Median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 15
Median hourly rate £36.50 £39.00 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.41% +3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.17 £52.50 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 23 April 2017, 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 16 (51.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (45.16%) Risk Management
3 13 (41.94%) Firewall
3 13 (41.94%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) CISSP
4 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
4 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
4 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (32.26%) Linux
5 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
6 9 (29.03%) Unix
7 8 (25.81%) CESG
7 8 (25.81%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (22.58%) Degree
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco
8 7 (22.58%) Security Management
8 7 (22.58%) Validation
9 6 (19.35%) CISM
9 6 (19.35%) Information Security Management
9 6 (19.35%) Project Management
9 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
9 6 (19.35%) Nessus
9 6 (19.35%) SIEM
10 5 (16.13%) Security Architecture
10 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) Snort
10 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
10 5 (16.13%) Internet
10 5 (16.13%) ITIL

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 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) Firewall
2 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.13%) Internet
4 4 (12.90%) DNS
4 4 (12.90%) Network Security
4 4 (12.90%) Skype
5 3 (9.68%) WebEx
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.45%) DHCP
7 1 (3.23%) LAN
7 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
7 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) Security Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Information Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security Advisor
6 2 (6.45%) IT Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) IT Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Security Advisor
6 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.23%) CLAS Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) CLAS Security Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Risk Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Management Information System
2 8 (25.81%) CESG
3 4 (12.90%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (12.90%) PKI
4 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) Unix
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.90%) Solaris
5 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Risk Management
2 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (22.58%) Security Management
2 7 (22.58%) Validation
3 6 (19.35%) Information Security Management
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) SIEM
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 5 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (16.13%) Security Architecture
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.13%) Threat Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Cryptography
5 4 (12.90%) Information Assurance
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (12.90%) SDLC
5 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CISSP
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (22.58%) Degree
5 6 (19.35%) CISM
6 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) CLAS
8 3 (9.68%) CISA
8 3 (9.68%) CISMP
8 3 (9.68%) CREST Certified
8 3 (9.68%) GCIA
8 3 (9.68%) GCIH
8 3 (9.68%) GSEC
8 3 (9.68%) SANS
9 2 (6.45%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (51.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
2 4 (12.90%) RMADS
3 3 (9.68%) COBIT
3 3 (9.68%) ISO27002
4 2 (6.45%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Snort
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.23%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Nessus
2 4 (12.90%) Nmap
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 3 (9.68%) RSA enVision
4 2 (6.45%) QRadar
5 1 (3.23%) SCCM
5 1 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) LogRhythm
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Qualys
3 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
3 3 (9.68%) Splunk
4 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
4 2 (6.45%) ScanSafe
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) SAP