The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 29 March 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 East / Hampshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 72 99
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 30 53 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.60% 2.39% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.99% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 10
Median daily rate £475 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £325 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £82.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.87% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.55% +150.00%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1492 1771 1764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.62% 79.88% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 1197 1004
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 68 86
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Hampshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Hampshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Hampshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Hampshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Hampshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Information Security in Hampshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Winchester -7 5 £475 +11.76%
Portsmouth - 4 - -
Hook +11 3 £470 -1.05%
Basingstoke -4 2 £488 +39.28% 1
Fleet +15 1 £395 +16.17% 1
Southampton +5 1 £660 - 4
Farnborough - 1 £390 - 1
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 26 (31.33%) Firewall
1 26 (31.33%) Management Information System
2 24 (28.92%) PCI DSS
3 21 (25.30%) Data Centre
4 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
5 19 (22.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (22.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (21.69%) VMware
7 17 (20.48%) Degree
8 16 (19.28%) CISSP
9 15 (18.07%) DNS
9 15 (18.07%) ITIL
9 15 (18.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
10 14 (16.87%) Security Management
10 14 (16.87%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
11 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (15.66%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (15.66%) PKI
12 12 (14.46%) Database Security
12 12 (14.46%) SIEM
13 11 (13.25%) Capacity Management
13 11 (13.25%) Finance
13 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 11 (13.25%) Email Filtering
13 11 (13.25%) Web Filtering
14 10 (12.05%) Security Operations
14 10 (12.05%) Internet
14 10 (12.05%) Project Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (4.82%) Apache
1 4 (4.82%) JBoss
2 3 (3.61%) IIS
2 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.20%) Maximo
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) SaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) CloudSense
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.33%) Firewall
2 19 (22.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 15 (18.07%) DNS
4 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.05%) Internet
6 9 (10.84%) DHCP
6 9 (10.84%) Network Security
7 8 (9.64%) MPLS
8 6 (7.23%) Ethernet
8 6 (7.23%) HTTP
8 6 (7.23%) LAN
8 6 (7.23%) LDAP
8 6 (7.23%) WAN
9 5 (6.02%) NAS
10 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.61%) SMTP
10 3 (3.61%) VPN
11 2 (2.41%) ADSL
11 2 (2.41%) Broadband
11 2 (2.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MSI
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.02%) Legal
4 4 (4.82%) Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Security Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Analyst
3 10 (12.05%) Consultant
3 10 (12.05%) Security Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Security Specialist
5 7 (8.43%) Security Consultant
6 6 (7.23%) Architect
7 5 (6.02%) Designer
7 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Security Operations Specialist
7 5 (6.02%) SIEM Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.61%) Information Security Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) IT Security Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Security Designer
9 3 (3.61%) Security Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) OAuth
1 3 (3.61%) SAML
2 2 (2.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.41%) XML
3 1 (1.20%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 26 (31.33%) Management Information System
2 21 (25.30%) Data Centre
3 13 (15.66%) PKI
4 8 (9.64%) Driving Licence
5 7 (8.43%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (6.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (6.02%) Reference Data
8 3 (3.61%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (2.41%) CMDB
9 2 (2.41%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (2.41%) EMC VNX
9 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
9 2 (2.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.20%) CESG
10 1 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (1.20%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.41%) CentOS
7 1 (1.20%) Solaris
7 1 (1.20%) Unix
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Continuous Improvement
1 15 (18.07%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (16.87%) Security Management
3 13 (15.66%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (14.46%) Database Security
4 12 (14.46%) SIEM
5 11 (13.25%) Capacity Management
5 11 (13.25%) Email Filtering
5 11 (13.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 11 (13.25%) Web Filtering
6 10 (12.05%) Change Management
6 10 (12.05%) Incident Management
6 10 (12.05%) Information Assurance
6 10 (12.05%) Project Management
6 10 (12.05%) Security Operations
7 9 (10.84%) Information Security Management
7 9 (10.84%) Problem Management
7 9 (10.84%) Security Patching
8 8 (9.64%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) C
1 4 (4.82%) Perl
1 4 (4.82%) Python
2 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.61%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) VBScript
3 2 (2.41%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) C++
4 1 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.48%) Degree
3 16 (19.28%) CISSP
4 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.23%) GCIH
5 6 (7.23%) GIAC
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.82%) CCNP
7 4 (4.82%) CISM
7 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.61%) CCNA
8 3 (3.61%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.41%) CCDP
9 2 (2.41%) CCSP
9 2 (2.41%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.41%) CISA
10 1 (1.20%) CCDA
10 1 (1.20%) CLAS
10 1 (1.20%) HND
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (28.92%) PCI DSS
2 19 (22.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (7.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (7.23%) RMADS
4 5 (6.02%) JSP 440
5 3 (3.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (2.41%) PA-DSS
6 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Puppet
2 5 (6.02%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (3.61%) WSUS
4 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.20%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) VMware
2 8 (9.64%) Intel Security
2 8 (9.64%) Qualys
2 8 (9.64%) Splunk
3 7 (8.43%) Cisco
3 7 (8.43%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.23%) LogRhythm
5 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.61%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.61%) Dell
6 3 (3.61%) HP
6 3 (3.61%) Juniper
6 3 (3.61%) Lumension
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle
6 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.41%) Arqiva
7 2 (2.41%) Cyberoam
7 2 (2.41%) F5
7 2 (2.41%) KANA
7 2 (2.41%) Tripwire