Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 47 52
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 4 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.86% 2.11% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.60% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 8
Somerset median daily rate £450 £500 £1,000
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -50.00% +112.77%
South West median daily rate £450 £488 £525
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £50.00 £11.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +354.55% -73.65% +4.38%

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 383 385 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 82.72% 81.40% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 260 192
Somerset median daily rate £410 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.49% +5.48% +4.29%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £194
90th Percentile £530 £525 £499
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 61
Somerset median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +29.87% -1.31%
10th Percentile £20.45 £32.59 £17.62
90th Percentile £46.38 £53.75 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +7.69%

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
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 14 August 2018. 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
Bath 0 1 £450 -10.00%
Street - 1 - -
Information Security
South West

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 3 (75.00%) GDPR
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) Law
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (25.00%) CRISC
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) ERD

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 2 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) GDPR Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) GDPR Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Information Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) ERD
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISM
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CISA
2 1 (25.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) GDPR
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS