The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Kent
Rank 44 52 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.70% 1.79% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 2.37% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £425 £505 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.84% +83.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £505 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £549 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 241 337 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.86% 75.56% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 260 106
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £27.38 £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.89% +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Kent

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

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

1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) VMware

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Information Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Security Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Security Assurance Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) PMI
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (25.00%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) VMware