The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 June 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 42 50
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.93% 2.52% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 3.29% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £350 £550 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £489 £440
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £37.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -40.50%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 256 365 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 79.01% 76.68% 77.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 209 233
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Gloucestershire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Gloucestershire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Gloucester -3 1 £350 -39.13% 1
Information Security
South West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) CCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Incident Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Information Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
1 2 (50.00%) Security Operations
1 2 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Records Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) CCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft