Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 41 49
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 6 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.15% 2.30% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.97% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 8
Somerset median daily rate £450 £500 £1,000
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -50.00% +122.22%
South West median daily rate £455 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -9.00% - +17.65%
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% -

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 445 370 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 85.41% 77.41% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 258 190
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £213 £160 £193
90th Percentile £538 £513 £503
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 54
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £47.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £36.70 £13.25 £17.54
90th Percentile £45.05 £53.75 £42.85
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 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 -5 2 £338 -32.50% 2
Taunton -4 1 £488 +2.63% 1
Street - 1 - -
Information Security
South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (66.67%) GDPR
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) Law
2 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (16.67%) CRISC
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) ERD
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Electronics
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) CISA
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Windows

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Law
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) GDPR Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Compliance Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) GDPR Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Information Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Compliance Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Data Privacy
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) ERD
2 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) GDPR
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP