Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 16 January 2019 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 > Somerset
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 50 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - +64
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.06% 1.91% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Somerset median daily rate £488 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -7.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £11.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year - -84.29% -

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 404 379 392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 85.96% 80.30% 81.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 246 208
Somerset median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £271 £160 £210
90th Percentile £572 £525 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 73
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £23.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.89% -40.38% -8.77%
10th Percentile £37.99 £12.40 £13.66
90th Percentile £45.60 £44.13 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -8.50%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Somerset

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Somerset

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Somerset over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Somerset

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Street - 2 - -
Taunton - 2 £488 -
Bath -8 1 £225 -55.00% 4
Information Security
South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Law
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Data Privacy
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Sony
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Law
2 2 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Packager
1 2 (40.00%) Compliance Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Security Compliance Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (40.00%) Data Privacy
1 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
1 2 (40.00%) ISMS
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) GDPR
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Sony