Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 117 109
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8 +67
Contract jobs citing Information Security 375 331 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 1.99% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 2.42% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 215 253
South East median daily rate £485 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.63% -
10th Percentile £313 £331 £332
90th Percentile £644 £588 £600
England median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £19.17 £60.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.37% -68.57% +35.51%
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.97% +12.90% -42.06%

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 13811 13693 15716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.69% 82.47% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8279 8238 9398
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 553 611
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.80% -5.56% +54.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the South East over the 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +52 202 £500 -0.99% 26
Berkshire +68 144 £513 +13.89% 17
Hampshire -16 68 £525 +18.31% 9
Buckinghamshire -15 50 £520 +15.56% 8
Surrey -27 40 £475 -5.00% 6
West Sussex +5 29 £450 +5.88% 2
East Sussex +7 14 £288 -17.86% 1
Kent -11 12 £488 - 2
Oxfordshire -3 8 £485 -7.62% 1
Middlesex -11 5 £414 -17.30%
Sussex -3 3 £488 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £525 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 121 (32.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 105 (28.00%) CISSP
3 91 (24.27%) Management Information System
4 88 (23.47%) CISM
5 70 (18.67%) Risk Management
6 67 (17.87%) Data Protection
6 67 (17.87%) PCI DSS
7 63 (16.80%) GDPR
8 57 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
9 51 (13.60%) Security Management
9 51 (13.60%) Firewall
10 50 (13.33%) Finance
10 50 (13.33%) Project Management
11 44 (11.73%) ISMS
12 43 (11.47%) COBIT
13 42 (11.20%) Information Security Management
14 41 (10.93%) Legal
15 38 (10.13%) ITIL
15 38 (10.13%) SIEM
16 37 (9.87%) Degree
17 36 (9.60%) Windows
17 36 (9.60%) Telecoms
18 34 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 34 (9.07%) Security Cleared
19 31 (8.27%) Microsoft
20 30 (8.00%) Active Directory
20 30 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
21 29 (7.73%) Security Operations
22 27 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
23 26 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement

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 (1.60%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.80%) IIS
2 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.53%) Apache
3 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.27%) nginx
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.53%) SAP SM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.27%) Office 365
3 14 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.93%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.60%) SaaS
6 4 (1.07%) IaaS
6 4 (1.07%) PaaS
7 2 (0.53%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.60%) Firewall
2 24 (6.40%) Network Security
3 14 (3.73%) Intranet
4 12 (3.20%) VPN
5 11 (2.93%) SAN
5 11 (2.93%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.40%) SMS
7 8 (2.13%) DNS
8 7 (1.87%) Internet
8 7 (1.87%) NAS
9 6 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.33%) DHCP
10 5 (1.33%) HTTP
10 5 (1.33%) LAN
11 4 (1.07%) DMZ
11 4 (1.07%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.07%) MPLS
11 4 (1.07%) SSL
11 4 (1.07%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.07%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.60%) SAP HANA
2 4 (1.07%) Big Data
2 4 (1.07%) DB2
3 3 (0.80%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.27%) DTS
5 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.80%) MSI
3 1 (0.27%) AppScan
3 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.27%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.27%) JUnit
3 1 (0.27%) Maven
3 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.27%) Mockito
3 1 (0.27%) WebStorm
General
1 50 (13.33%) Finance
2 41 (10.93%) Legal
3 36 (9.60%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.20%) Retail
5 11 (2.93%) Marketing
6 9 (2.40%) Law
7 8 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.87%) Publishing
9 4 (1.07%) Banking
9 4 (1.07%) Billing
9 4 (1.07%) Electronics
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.53%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (24.80%) Analyst
2 59 (15.73%) Security Analyst
3 58 (15.47%) Consultant
4 53 (14.13%) Architect
5 40 (10.67%) Security Architect
6 39 (10.40%) Security Consultant
7 29 (7.73%) Project Manager
8 28 (7.47%) Security Specialist
9 27 (7.20%) Information Analyst
9 27 (7.20%) Information Security Analyst
10 25 (6.67%) Business Analyst
11 24 (6.40%) Security Manager
12 16 (4.27%) Information Security Consultant
13 14 (3.73%) Information Manager
13 14 (3.73%) Information Security Manager
14 13 (3.47%) Information Security Architect
14 13 (3.47%) Security Officer
15 12 (3.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 12 (3.20%) Information Architect
15 12 (3.20%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.87%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.07%) Web Services
3 3 (0.80%) J2EE
3 3 (0.80%) WAP
4 2 (0.53%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.27%) .NET
5 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) HTML5
5 1 (0.27%) jQuery
5 1 (0.27%) JSON
5 1 (0.27%) LAMP
5 1 (0.27%) REST
5 1 (0.27%) Spring
5 1 (0.27%) VXML
5 1 (0.27%) XACML
5 1 (0.27%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 91 (24.27%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.80%) CESG
4 17 (4.53%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (3.20%) PKI
6 10 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.67%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.07%) FMCG
8 4 (1.07%) PMI
8 4 (1.07%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.07%) User Experience
9 3 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.80%) Replication
9 3 (0.80%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.53%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.60%) Windows
2 20 (5.33%) Unix
3 19 (5.07%) Linux
4 5 (1.33%) Solaris
4 5 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.80%) CentOS
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.67%) Risk Management
2 67 (17.87%) Data Protection
3 57 (15.20%) Cybersecurity
4 51 (13.60%) Security Management
5 50 (13.33%) Project Management
6 44 (11.73%) ISMS
7 42 (11.20%) Information Security Management
8 38 (10.13%) ITIL
8 38 (10.13%) SIEM
9 34 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 29 (7.73%) Security Operations
12 27 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (6.67%) Business Analysis
14 25 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
14 25 (6.67%) Security Architecture
15 22 (5.87%) Risk Assessment
16 21 (5.60%) Identity Access Management
16 21 (5.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.20%) SQL
2 10 (2.67%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.87%) VBScript
4 6 (1.60%) Java
5 5 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.07%) C#
6 4 (1.07%) Perl
7 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.53%) AWK
8 2 (0.53%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.53%) Korn
8 2 (0.53%) Python
9 1 (0.27%) ABAP
9 1 (0.27%) C
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) Groovy
9 1 (0.27%) Scala
9 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (28.00%) CISSP
2 88 (23.47%) CISM
3 37 (9.87%) Degree
4 34 (9.07%) Security Cleared
5 25 (6.67%) CISA
6 24 (6.40%) SANS
7 23 (6.13%) SC Cleared
8 16 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (3.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 13 (3.47%) SSCP
10 12 (3.20%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 9 (2.40%) PCI QSA
11 9 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (2.13%) CRISC
13 7 (1.87%) CEH
13 7 (1.87%) PMP
14 6 (1.60%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (1.60%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (32.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (17.87%) PCI DSS
3 63 (16.80%) GDPR
4 43 (11.47%) COBIT
5 15 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (3.73%) QA
6 14 (3.73%) SLA
7 13 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (3.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (2.67%) Cyber Essentials
10 9 (2.40%) ISO 9001
11 6 (1.60%) ISO 31000
11 6 (1.60%) PMO
12 4 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.53%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 30 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.53%) GlusterFS
3 2 (0.53%) UAG
3 2 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.27%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.27%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.27%) Snort
4 1 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (1.33%) SCCM
5 4 (1.07%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.80%) Puppet
7 2 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.27%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) QRadar
8 1 (0.27%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.27%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.40%) Splunk
3 20 (5.33%) SAP
4 19 (5.07%) Oracle
5 15 (4.00%) Qualys
6 14 (3.73%) Tufin
7 13 (3.47%) CheckPoint
7 13 (3.47%) Cisco
7 13 (3.47%) McAfee
8 11 (2.93%) CyberArk
8 11 (2.93%) IBM
9 10 (2.67%) HP
9 10 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.67%) VMware
10 8 (2.13%) Juniper
11 7 (1.87%) Blue Coat
11 7 (1.87%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.87%) Symantec
12 6 (1.60%) ArcSight
12 6 (1.60%) F5