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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / South East
Rank 148 86 166
Rank change year-on-year -62 +80  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 97 212 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.24% 2.30% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 2.83% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 133 53
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £551 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £56.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 6398 7492 7766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.26% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3690 4606 4268
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 277
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 March 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
Hampshire -11 31 £475 +30.67% 10
Berkshire -17 21 £465 +0.54% 13
Surrey -6 17 £525 +6.32% 11
Buckinghamshire -18 15 £400 -20.00% 4
West Sussex -1 3 £368 -22.05%
Middlesex -7 3 - -
Oxfordshire -14 3 - - 7
Kent 0 2 £425 -15.84% 2
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Home Counties - 1 £650 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 63 (28.25%) CISSP
2 58 (26.01%) Firewall
3 57 (25.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (23.32%) PCI DSS
4 52 (23.32%) Management Information System
5 44 (19.73%) Finance
6 37 (16.59%) Cybersecurity
7 32 (14.35%) Security Cleared
8 30 (13.45%) Degree
8 30 (13.45%) SIEM
8 30 (13.45%) Risk Management
8 30 (13.45%) Windows
9 27 (12.11%) Project Management
10 26 (11.66%) ITIL
10 26 (11.66%) Incident Management
11 25 (11.21%) Data Centre
12 24 (10.76%) Intrusion Detection
12 24 (10.76%) TCP/IP
13 23 (10.31%) CISM
14 22 (9.87%) Security Management
15 21 (9.42%) Penetration Testing
15 21 (9.42%) SC Cleared
16 20 (8.97%) VMware
16 20 (8.97%) CISA
16 20 (8.97%) DNS
16 20 (8.97%) Security Operations
17 19 (8.52%) Internet
17 19 (8.52%) ISMS
17 19 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (8.52%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Top Related 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 (2.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.79%) Apache
2 4 (1.79%) JBoss
3 3 (1.35%) IIS
3 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.24%) MS Office
2 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.45%) Maximo
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.48%) SaaS
2 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) CloudSense
5 1 (0.45%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.45%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (26.01%) Firewall
2 24 (10.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 24 (10.76%) TCP/IP
3 20 (8.97%) DNS
4 19 (8.52%) Internet
5 17 (7.62%) Network Security
6 13 (5.83%) LAN
6 13 (5.83%) WAN
7 12 (5.38%) DHCP
8 11 (4.93%) MPLS
8 11 (4.93%) SSL
9 10 (4.48%) VPN
10 8 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (3.59%) Ethernet
10 8 (3.59%) Wireless
11 7 (3.14%) HTTP
12 6 (2.69%) LDAP
13 5 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.24%) NAS
14 4 (1.79%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) Big Data
4 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.24%) ANTLR
2 5 (2.24%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.24%) JUnit
2 5 (2.24%) Maven
3 3 (1.35%) MSI
4 2 (0.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.45%) AppScan
5 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.45%) Redmine
5 1 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.45%) Subversion
5 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (19.73%) Finance
2 13 (5.83%) Manufacturing
2 13 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.38%) Banking
3 12 (5.38%) Legal
4 10 (4.48%) Retail
5 9 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.79%) Billing
7 3 (1.35%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (19.73%) Consultant
2 40 (17.94%) Analyst
3 33 (14.80%) Security Analyst
4 30 (13.45%) Security Consultant
5 27 (12.11%) Architect
6 21 (9.42%) Security Architect
7 18 (8.07%) Security Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Information Security Consultant
8 14 (6.28%) Security Manager
8 14 (6.28%) Security Specialist
9 11 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Compliance Consultant
10 9 (4.04%) Information Analyst
10 9 (4.04%) Information Security Analyst
10 9 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.04%) Risk Consultant
11 8 (3.59%) IT Consultant
11 8 (3.59%) Network Engineer
12 7 (3.14%) Information Manager
12 7 (3.14%) IT Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.04%) Web Services
2 7 (3.14%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.69%) REST
4 5 (2.24%) Apache Thrift
4 5 (2.24%) Drools
4 5 (2.24%) JMS
4 5 (2.24%) MyBatis
4 5 (2.24%) Spring
4 5 (2.24%) XACML
5 4 (1.79%) OAuth
5 4 (1.79%) SAML
6 2 (0.90%) XML
7 1 (0.45%) .NET
7 1 (0.45%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.45%) J2EE
7 1 (0.45%) Leaflet
7 1 (0.45%) Middleware
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.45%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 52 (23.32%) Management Information System
2 25 (11.21%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.73%) PKI
4 9 (4.04%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.14%) Cyber Defence
6 7 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (2.24%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.24%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.35%) CMDB
10 3 (1.35%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.45%) Windows
2 16 (7.17%) Linux
3 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.04%) Unix
5 6 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.90%) Solaris
8 2 (0.90%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.59%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (13.45%) Risk Management
2 30 (13.45%) SIEM
3 27 (12.11%) Project Management
4 26 (11.66%) Incident Management
4 26 (11.66%) ITIL
5 22 (9.87%) Security Management
6 21 (9.42%) Penetration Testing
7 20 (8.97%) Security Operations
8 19 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (8.52%) ISMS
8 19 (8.52%) Security Architecture
9 18 (8.07%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (7.62%) Kalman Filter
11 16 (7.17%) Information Assurance
11 16 (7.17%) Information Security Management
12 15 (6.73%) Security Patching
12 15 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (6.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 14 (6.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.93%) Python
1 11 (4.93%) SQL
2 9 (4.04%) Java
3 8 (3.59%) C
4 5 (2.24%) Perl
4 5 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.35%) C#
5 3 (1.35%) C++
5 3 (1.35%) VBScript
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
7 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.45%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (28.25%) CISSP
2 32 (14.35%) Security Cleared
3 30 (13.45%) Degree
4 23 (10.31%) CISM
5 21 (9.42%) SC Cleared
6 20 (8.97%) CISA
7 15 (6.73%) GIAC
8 11 (4.93%) SANS
9 9 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (3.59%) CEH
10 8 (3.59%) GCIH
11 6 (2.69%) CCNA
11 6 (2.69%) CCNP
11 6 (2.69%) CLAS
11 6 (2.69%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.69%) PCI QSA
12 4 (1.79%) CREST Certified
12 4 (1.79%) CRISC
12 4 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (1.35%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (25.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (23.32%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.04%) GAMP
3 9 (4.04%) GCP
3 9 (4.04%) GMP
3 9 (4.04%) GxP
4 7 (3.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (2.69%) JSP 440
5 6 (2.69%) RMADS
6 5 (2.24%) PMO
6 5 (2.24%) QA
7 4 (1.79%) SLA
8 3 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.35%) ISO27005
9 2 (0.90%) COBIT
9 2 (0.90%) GDPR
9 2 (0.90%) ISO22301
9 2 (0.90%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.35%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (3.14%) Puppet
2 4 (1.79%) Nessus
2 4 (1.79%) Nexpose
3 3 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.35%) WSUS
4 2 (0.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.45%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.45%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.45%) Nmap
5 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.45%) QRadar
5 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (8.97%) VMware
2 18 (8.07%) Cisco
2 18 (8.07%) Intel Security
3 15 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (6.73%) Oracle
4 13 (5.83%) SAP
5 11 (4.93%) Qualys
6 10 (4.48%) Splunk
7 9 (4.04%) Capita
7 9 (4.04%) Juniper
7 9 (4.04%) LogRhythm
8 8 (3.59%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.59%) Sourcefire
9 7 (3.14%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.14%) F5
10 6 (2.69%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.24%) ArcSight
11 5 (2.24%) TIBCO
12 3 (1.35%) GFI Software
12 3 (1.35%) Lumension
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