Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 78 145
Rank change year-on-year -39 +67 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 80 138 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.41% 2.41% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 3.01% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 110 51
South West median daily rate £475 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.74% +7.23%
10th Percentile £239 £289 £350
90th Percentile £700 £688 £563
England median daily rate £485 £485 £475
% change year-on-year - +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
South West median hourly rate £11.00 £70.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.29% - -
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4609 4587 5154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.29% 79.94% 79.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2912 3091 3490
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £240 £255
90th Percentile £556 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 270 256
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.60
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the South West

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in the South West

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in the South West

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in the South West

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Bristol -24 33 £331 -33.75% 7
Wiltshire -37 16 £475 -7.32% 3
Gloucestershire +20 12 £475 +11.76% 9
Somerset +5 11 £500 -50.00% 1
Devon -1 2 £425 +129.73%
Cornwall - 1 £185 - 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 44 (55.00%) CISSP
2 41 (51.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (26.25%) CISM
6 17 (21.25%) Finance
6 17 (21.25%) CESG
6 17 (21.25%) CLAS
7 16 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 16 (20.00%) Information Security Management
7 16 (20.00%) Security Management
7 16 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 15 (18.75%) Security Architecture
8 15 (18.75%) IISP
9 14 (17.50%) PCI DSS
9 14 (17.50%) Risk Management
10 13 (16.25%) Information Management
11 12 (15.00%) Windows
11 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
11 12 (15.00%) Data Protection
11 12 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (13.75%) GDPR
12 11 (13.75%) Information Assurance
12 11 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (13.75%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (12.50%) Project Management
13 10 (12.50%) ISMS
13 10 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (7.50%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.50%) nginx
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) Office 365
4 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) PaaS
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Firewall
2 6 (7.50%) DNS
2 6 (7.50%) Network Security
2 6 (7.50%) Skype
3 5 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (6.25%) DHCP
3 5 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.50%) LDAP
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.25%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) SMS
5 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
5 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.75%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.50%) GIS
4 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Grunt
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
1 1 (1.25%) Maven
1 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.75%) Legal
3 7 (8.75%) Manufacturing
4 6 (7.50%) Electronics
4 6 (7.50%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Consultant
1 20 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 16 (20.00%) Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) Architect
4 9 (11.25%) Security Architect
5 7 (8.75%) CLAS Security Advisor
5 7 (8.75%) Security Advisor
5 7 (8.75%) Security Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Information Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Information Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Security Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Head of Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.00%) Head of Security
8 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) SAML
1 2 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.25%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) CESG
2 16 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
5 6 (7.50%) Cyber Attack
6 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (5.00%) Smart Meter
8 3 (3.75%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (3.75%) PKI
9 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.50%) N-Tier
10 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.25%) Reinsurance
10 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.00%) Windows
2 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.25%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) CentOS
4 1 (1.25%) Solaris
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.00%) Information Security Management
2 16 (20.00%) Security Management
3 15 (18.75%) Security Architecture
4 14 (17.50%) Risk Management
5 13 (16.25%) Information Management
6 12 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 11 (13.75%) Information Assurance
7 11 (13.75%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (12.50%) ISMS
8 10 (12.50%) Project Management
8 10 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
9 8 (10.00%) ITIL
10 7 (8.75%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
10 7 (8.75%) SABSA
10 7 (8.75%) TOGAF
10 7 (8.75%) Validation
11 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) C
3 1 (1.25%) Dart
3 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (55.00%) CISSP
2 30 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 21 (26.25%) CISM
4 17 (21.25%) CLAS
5 16 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 15 (18.75%) IISP
7 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (10.00%) HND
10 7 (8.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 6 (7.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (7.50%) ISSAP
12 5 (6.25%) CCIE
12 5 (6.25%) CEH
13 3 (3.75%) Degree
13 3 (3.75%) SANS
14 2 (2.50%) CRISC
14 2 (2.50%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (51.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (17.50%) PCI DSS
3 11 (13.75%) GDPR
4 10 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (10.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (8.75%) JSP 440
7 5 (6.25%) COBIT
8 4 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (2.50%) RMADS
9 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
10 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (1.25%) PMO
10 1 (1.25%) PSD2
10 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.50%) IAG
4 1 (1.25%) Docker
4 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Ansible
1 1 (1.25%) Nessus
1 1 (1.25%) Nmap
1 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Cisco
2 6 (7.50%) SAP
3 4 (5.00%) LogLogic
3 4 (5.00%) McAfee
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) BMC
5 1 (1.25%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.25%) Dell
5 1 (1.25%) ESRI
5 1 (1.25%) HP
5 1 (1.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) Qualys
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.25%) Snow