The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 106 97
Rank change year-on-year -14 -9  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 138 190 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.77% 2.15% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.63% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 123 94
Median daily rate £490 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £356 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £587 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £490 £443
% change year-on-year -3.57% +10.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £60.87 £40.42 £60.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.61% -33.72%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Berkshire +28 51 £540 +20.00% 14
Surrey -5 20 £475 -5.00% 21
Hampshire -18 16 £475 - 8
Buckinghamshire -24 13 £475 +5.55% 3
West Sussex +14 11 £440 +3.52% 4
Oxfordshire -8 10 £425 -19.04% 2
Kent -6 8 £500 +2.56% 6
Middlesex +6 6 £475 -5.00%
East Sussex -1 2 £275 -21.42% 2
Information Security
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 72 (30.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (28.94%) CISSP
2 68 (28.94%) Management Information System
3 62 (26.38%) Finance
4 49 (20.85%) CISM
5 44 (18.72%) Firewall
6 39 (16.60%) Risk Management
6 39 (16.60%) Degree
7 37 (15.74%) PCI DSS
8 36 (15.32%) Project Management
8 36 (15.32%) ISMS
9 34 (14.47%) SIEM
10 33 (14.04%) Incident Management
11 30 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (12.34%) ITIL
13 25 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
14 24 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
16 22 (9.36%) Penetration Testing
16 22 (9.36%) CISA
16 22 (9.36%) Security Management
17 21 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (8.51%) Information Security Management
19 19 (8.09%) Oracle
20 18 (7.66%) SAP
20 18 (7.66%) Windows
21 17 (7.23%) Linux
21 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2
21 17 (7.23%) McAfee
21 17 (7.23%) Analytical Skills

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (2.13%) Apache
3 3 (1.28%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.28%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.85%) JBoss
4 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.70%) SAP GRC
2 4 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.70%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.98%) SaaS
4 4 (1.70%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.85%) Office 365
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.43%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.72%) Firewall
2 14 (5.96%) Network Security
2 14 (5.96%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.53%) Internet
4 12 (5.11%) DNS
4 12 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (5.11%) VPN
5 8 (3.40%) HTTP
6 7 (2.98%) DHCP
7 6 (2.55%) LAN
7 6 (2.55%) SSL
7 6 (2.55%) Wireless
8 5 (2.13%) WAN
9 4 (1.70%) LDAP
10 3 (1.28%) Broadband
10 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.28%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.28%) NAS
10 3 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.70%) Big Data
3 4 (1.70%) DB2
3 4 (1.70%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.70%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (0.85%) MySQL
4 2 (0.85%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) ANTLR
1 5 (2.13%) Eclipse
1 5 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.13%) JUnit
1 5 (2.13%) Maven
2 3 (1.28%) MSI
3 1 (0.43%) AppScan
3 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (26.38%) Finance
2 12 (5.11%) Legal
3 10 (4.26%) Banking
3 10 (4.26%) Retail
3 10 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.98%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.55%) Billing
6 6 (2.55%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.70%) Law
8 3 (1.28%) Electronics
8 3 (1.28%) Marketing
8 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.85%) Automotive
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (19.15%) Analyst
2 41 (17.45%) Consultant
3 37 (15.74%) Security Analyst
4 32 (13.62%) Security Consultant
5 25 (10.64%) Architect
6 21 (8.94%) Security Architect
6 21 (8.94%) Security Manager
7 19 (8.09%) Project Manager
8 15 (6.38%) Information Security Consultant
9 14 (5.96%) Information Security Manager
10 13 (5.53%) Information Manager
11 12 (5.11%) Information Analyst
11 12 (5.11%) Information Security Analyst
12 11 (4.68%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.26%) Security Project Manager
14 9 (3.83%) Security Engineer
14 9 (3.83%) Security Officer
14 9 (3.83%) Security Specialist
15 8 (3.40%) Designer
15 8 (3.40%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.98%) Web Services
2 5 (2.13%) Apache Thrift
2 5 (2.13%) Drools
2 5 (2.13%) JMS
2 5 (2.13%) MyBatis
2 5 (2.13%) REST
2 5 (2.13%) Spring
2 5 (2.13%) XACML
3 2 (0.85%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.85%) OAuth
3 2 (0.85%) SAML
3 2 (0.85%) SAP Basis
3 2 (0.85%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.43%) J2EE
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.43%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (28.94%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.26%) PKI
4 9 (3.83%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.98%) PMI
5 7 (2.98%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.13%) Smart Energy
7 4 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.70%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.85%) IVR
9 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.66%) Windows
2 17 (7.23%) Linux
3 10 (4.26%) Unix
4 7 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.13%) CentOS
5 5 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.70%) Solaris
6 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.28%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.85%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.60%) Risk Management
2 36 (15.32%) ISMS
2 36 (15.32%) Project Management
3 34 (14.47%) SIEM
4 33 (14.04%) Incident Management
5 30 (12.77%) Cybersecurity
6 29 (12.34%) ITIL
7 25 (10.64%) Risk Assessment
8 24 (10.21%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (9.36%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (9.36%) Security Management
10 21 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (8.51%) Information Security Management
12 17 (7.23%) PRINCE2
13 16 (6.81%) Business Continuity
14 15 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (6.38%) IT Strategy
14 15 (6.38%) Security Architecture
15 14 (5.96%) Security Operations
15 14 (5.96%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.81%) SQL
2 9 (3.83%) Python
3 8 (3.40%) C
3 8 (3.40%) Java
4 7 (2.98%) Perl
5 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.28%) AWK
6 3 (1.28%) Bourne shell
6 3 (1.28%) C++
6 3 (1.28%) Korn
6 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.28%) VBScript
7 2 (0.85%) ABAP
7 2 (0.85%) C#
7 2 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.43%) Ruby
8 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (28.94%) CISSP
2 49 (20.85%) CISM
3 39 (16.60%) Degree
4 23 (9.79%) Security Cleared
5 22 (9.36%) CISA
6 15 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (5.53%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (3.40%) CCNP
9 8 (3.40%) CRISC
10 7 (2.98%) CCSP
10 7 (2.98%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.98%) PMI Certification
11 6 (2.55%) CCDP
11 6 (2.55%) PMP
11 6 (2.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (2.55%) SANS
12 5 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (2.13%) CREST Certified
12 5 (2.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (30.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (15.74%) PCI DSS
3 14 (5.96%) GDPR
4 13 (5.53%) SLA
5 12 (5.11%) COBIT
6 10 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 9 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (3.83%) RMADS
8 8 (3.40%) QA
9 7 (2.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (2.98%) JSP 440
10 6 (2.55%) ISO 22301
10 6 (2.55%) PMO
10 6 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (2.13%) ISAE 3402
12 3 (1.28%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.43%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 10 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.28%) GlusterFS
3 3 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (3.83%) Red Hat Satellite
2 8 (3.40%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (2.13%) SCCM
4 3 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.28%) Puppet
4 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (1.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.85%) Nessus
5 2 (0.85%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.43%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.43%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.43%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (8.09%) Oracle
2 18 (7.66%) SAP
3 17 (7.23%) McAfee
4 13 (5.53%) Cisco
4 13 (5.53%) VMware
5 11 (4.68%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.26%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.26%) Splunk
7 8 (3.40%) IBM
8 7 (2.98%) HP
9 6 (2.55%) Ariba
9 6 (2.55%) Juniper
10 5 (2.13%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.13%) Sourcefire
10 5 (2.13%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.70%) Concur
11 4 (1.70%) Lumension
11 4 (1.70%) Qualys
12 3 (1.28%) CyberArk
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £200 to £450 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 26 days ago