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 26 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 East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 28 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 8 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.16% 4.01% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 5.12% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Median daily rate £500 £488 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £398 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £663 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £490 £443
% change year-on-year -3.57% +10.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £27.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -18.79%  

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 213 254 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 84.19% 78.40% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 174 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Kent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Kent

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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
Maidstone -6 1 - - 1
West Malling - 1 £375 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) CISM
3 5 (50.00%) CISSP
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
4 4 (40.00%) CISA
4 4 (40.00%) IT Audit
5 3 (30.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (30.00%) OWASP
5 3 (30.00%) COBIT
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (30.00%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
7 1 (10.00%) iSeries
7 1 (10.00%) SIEM
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) Cybercrime
7 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
7 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

Information Security
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Cybercrime
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) PMI
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) IT Audit
3 3 (30.00%) OWASP
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Data Security
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISM
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) CISA
3 3 (30.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (30.00%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (30.00%) COBIT
3 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (10.00%) GDPR
4 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago