Period
to 12 July 2020

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 6 months to 12 July 2020 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
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 101 143
Rank change year-on-year +1 +42 +2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 119 366 307
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.98% 2.41% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.76% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 236 186
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £240 £356 £339
90th Percentile £713 £638 £650
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £14.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.56% +158.22% -71.29%
10th Percentile £21.25 £10.55 £13.00
90th Percentile £23.75 £73.75 £54.68
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.81% +55.27% -16.67%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,047 13,283 14,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.12% 87.56% 86.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,953 7,915 8,762
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +4.82%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £279
90th Percentile £623 £606 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 513 517
Median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +25.25% +23.75%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £11.13
90th Percentile £53.84 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £31.94 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +27.76% +13.64% -12.00%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the South East over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the South East.

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 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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
Hampshire +19 36 £500 +5.26% 3
Thames Valley -2 35 £406 -21.12% 11
Surrey +28 27 £526 -4.32% 5
Berkshire +16 20 £400 -19.19% 9
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £470 -12.57% 1
East Sussex +22 8 £425 -15.00% 4
Kent +28 5 £625 +19.05% 3
West Sussex +24 5 £550 +7.32% 1
Oxfordshire +24 2 - - 1
Middlesex +13 2 £600 -7.69%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 41 (34.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (31.09%) Management Information System
3 29 (24.37%) CISSP
4 25 (21.01%) CISM
5 24 (20.17%) GDPR
6 23 (19.33%) PCI DSS
7 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (15.97%) NIST
7 19 (15.97%) Degree
7 19 (15.97%) ISMS
7 19 (15.97%) Legal
8 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
9 17 (14.29%) Security Management
9 17 (14.29%) Finance
9 17 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (14.29%) Windows
10 16 (13.45%) AWS
11 15 (12.61%) Azure
11 15 (12.61%) Information Security Management
12 14 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 14 (11.76%) Firewall
12 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 13 (10.92%) ITIL
13 13 (10.92%) CISA
13 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
14 12 (10.08%) Security Testing
15 11 (9.24%) Data Protection
16 10 (8.40%) Incident Management
16 10 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (8.40%) ServiceNow

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 4 (3.36%) IIS
1 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.84%) Confluence
3 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.84%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.84%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.84%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.84%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) SAP GRC
2 2 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) AWS
2 15 (12.61%) Azure
3 5 (4.20%) SaaS
4 4 (3.36%) Office 365
5 2 (1.68%) IaaS
5 2 (1.68%) PaaS
5 2 (1.68%) Serverless
6 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.84%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.76%) Firewall
2 8 (6.72%) WAN
3 7 (5.88%) LAN
4 5 (4.20%) Network Security
5 4 (3.36%) DNS
5 4 (3.36%) Internet
5 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.52%) IPsec
6 3 (2.52%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.68%) DHCP
7 2 (1.68%) FTP
7 2 (1.68%) HTTP
7 2 (1.68%) SAN
7 2 (1.68%) Skype
7 2 (1.68%) SMTP
7 2 (1.68%) SSL
7 2 (1.68%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.68%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.68%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.68%) OLTP
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.84%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) JIRA
2 2 (1.68%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 19 (15.97%) Legal
2 17 (14.29%) Finance
3 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.20%) Military
5 4 (3.36%) Law
5 4 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
6 3 (2.52%) Back Office
7 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.68%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Analyst
2 17 (14.29%) Architect
3 16 (13.45%) Security Analyst
4 9 (7.56%) Information Analyst
4 9 (7.56%) Information Security Analyst
5 8 (6.72%) Consultant
5 8 (6.72%) IT Manager
5 8 (6.72%) Security Consultant
6 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.88%) Head of Security
6 7 (5.88%) Information Manager
6 7 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 7 (5.88%) Security Manager
7 6 (5.04%) Head of Information
7 6 (5.04%) Head of Information Security
7 6 (5.04%) Information Security Manager
7 6 (5.04%) Security Specialist
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) Information Security Consultant
8 5 (4.20%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) Web Services
2 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.68%) Django
2 2 (1.68%) GraphQL
2 2 (1.68%) LDAP
2 2 (1.68%) Node.js
2 2 (1.68%) REST
2 2 (1.68%) SOAP
2 2 (1.68%) Spring
3 1 (0.84%) .NET
3 1 (0.84%) J2EE
3 1 (0.84%) OAuth
3 1 (0.84%) OpenID
3 1 (0.84%) React
3 1 (0.84%) SAML
3 1 (0.84%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.09%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.56%) PKI
3 8 (6.72%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.04%) e-Learning
5 4 (3.36%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.36%) CMDB
5 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.36%) Smart Energy
5 4 (3.36%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.68%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.68%) Life Science
7 2 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.68%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (7.56%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.36%) Solaris
4 4 (3.36%) Unix
5 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.84%) Android
7 1 (0.84%) CentOS
7 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.97%) Cybersecurity
1 19 (15.97%) ISMS
2 17 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.29%) Security Management
3 15 (12.61%) Information Security Management
4 14 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 13 (10.92%) ITIL
6 12 (10.08%) Security Testing
7 11 (9.24%) Data Protection
8 10 (8.40%) Incident Management
8 10 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 9 (7.56%) Business Continuity
9 9 (7.56%) Security Architecture
10 8 (6.72%) Analytics
10 8 (6.72%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (6.72%) Project Management
10 8 (6.72%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (6.72%) Security Operations
10 8 (6.72%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.52%) Java
2 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.68%) Python
2 2 (1.68%) Solidity
2 2 (1.68%) TypeScript
3 1 (0.84%) AWK
3 1 (0.84%) Bourne shell
3 1 (0.84%) C
3 1 (0.84%) Korn
3 1 (0.84%) Perl
3 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (24.37%) CISSP
2 25 (21.01%) CISM
3 19 (15.97%) Degree
4 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.92%) CISA
5 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (5.04%) GIAC
7 6 (5.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 5 (4.20%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.20%) PCI QSA
9 4 (3.36%) CCIE
9 4 (3.36%) CEH
9 4 (3.36%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) CISMP
10 3 (2.52%) CCNP
10 3 (2.52%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.52%) IISP
10 3 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (34.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (20.17%) GDPR
3 23 (19.33%) PCI DSS
4 19 (15.97%) NIST
5 6 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 6 (5.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (4.20%) QA
6 5 (4.20%) SLA
7 4 (3.36%) COBIT
8 3 (2.52%) HIPAA
8 3 (2.52%) ISO 22301
9 2 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (1.68%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (1.68%) ISO 31000
9 2 (1.68%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.68%) NCSC
10 1 (0.84%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.84%) NIST 800
System Software
1 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.68%) Snort
2 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Firmware
3 1 (0.84%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Nessus
1 4 (3.36%) RSA Archer
2 2 (1.68%) IBM Guardium
2 2 (1.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.68%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.84%) Ansible
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) WSUS
3 1 (0.84%) yum
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.40%) ServiceNow
3 8 (6.72%) Qualys
4 7 (5.88%) Cisco
5 6 (5.04%) Oracle
6 5 (4.20%) SAP
7 4 (3.36%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.36%) Citrix
7 4 (3.36%) Sony
7 4 (3.36%) Splunk
7 4 (3.36%) Sun
8 3 (2.52%) Centrify
8 3 (2.52%) VMware
9 2 (1.68%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.68%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.68%) Imperva
9 2 (1.68%) McAfee
9 2 (1.68%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.68%) Tripwire
9 2 (1.68%) Virgin Media