Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 37 48
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.11% 2.80% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 3.40% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 13
Kent median daily rate £475 £813 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.54% +91.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £336 £400 £332
90th Percentile £539 £1,000 £450
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £20.83 -
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £19.17 £60.98
% change year-on-year +124.37% -68.57% +35.51%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 409 412 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.57% 82.40% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 284 289
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £202
90th Percentile £625 £561 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.10
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -10 3 - -
West Malling - 1 £375 -
Dover - 1 £400 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (56.25%) Project Management
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) CISM
3 8 (50.00%) CISSP
4 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
5 6 (37.50%) IT Audit
6 5 (31.25%) SDLC
6 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (31.25%) OWASP
6 5 (31.25%) COBIT
6 5 (31.25%) Security+ Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CISA
6 5 (31.25%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (25.00%) Network Security
7 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (25.00%) GDPR
8 3 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
8 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (18.75%) PMI
8 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) TDD
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
9 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
9 2 (12.50%) Firewall

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 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Information Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
1 4 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Auditor
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Auditor
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Auditor
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Auditor
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 3 (18.75%) PMI
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Cybercrime
3 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) IT Audit
3 5 (31.25%) OWASP
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
3 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CISM
1 8 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) CISA
2 5 (31.25%) CompTIA Security+
2 5 (31.25%) Security+ Certification
3 3 (18.75%) PMI Certification
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
3 5 (31.25%) COBIT
4 4 (25.00%) GDPR
5 3 (18.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (6.25%) PMO
6 1 (6.25%) QA