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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
England / South West
Rank 107 107 90
Rank change year-on-year 0 -17  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 26 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.02% 0.98% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.22% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 45
Median daily rate £460 £425 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -32.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £303 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £521 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2086 2294 2439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.52% 79.99% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1516 1589
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 82
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Wiltshire +4 13 £445 +4.70% 1
Bristol +4 9 £680 +60.94% 9
Dorset - 2 £363 - 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 - - 6
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 42 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (37.63%) CISSP
3 26 (27.96%) Management Information System
3 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
4 24 (25.81%) SC Cleared
4 24 (25.81%) Risk Management
5 23 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (22.58%) Data Protection
7 20 (21.51%) CISA
8 19 (20.43%) Security Management
8 19 (20.43%) ITIL
8 19 (20.43%) PCI DSS
9 18 (19.35%) Information Security Management
10 16 (17.20%) Firewall
10 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
11 15 (16.13%) Intel Security
12 14 (15.05%) PRINCE2
13 13 (13.98%) CISM
13 13 (13.98%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (12.90%) Security Architecture
14 12 (12.90%) Network Security
14 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
15 11 (11.83%) Windows
15 11 (11.83%) Active Directory
15 11 (11.83%) Finance
15 11 (11.83%) VMware
15 11 (11.83%) ISMS
15 11 (11.83%) SIEM
16 10 (10.75%) Cyber Defence
16 10 (10.75%) Splunk

Information Security
Top Related 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 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.23%) IIS
3 2 (2.15%) Confluence
4 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) Firewall
2 12 (12.90%) Network Security
2 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.75%) DNS
4 7 (7.53%) LAN
4 7 (7.53%) WAN
5 6 (6.45%) Skype
6 5 (5.38%) VPN
7 4 (4.30%) DHCP
7 4 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.30%) NetScaler
7 4 (4.30%) SSL
7 4 (4.30%) Wireless
8 3 (3.23%) Internet
9 2 (2.15%) DMZ
9 2 (2.15%) ISDN
9 2 (2.15%) MPLS
9 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.15%) VoIP
9 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Retail
4 4 (4.30%) Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.15%) Electronics
6 2 (2.15%) Legal
6 2 (2.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (44.09%) Analyst
2 29 (31.18%) Security Analyst
3 15 (16.13%) Consultant
3 15 (16.13%) Security Consultant
4 14 (15.05%) Information Analyst
4 14 (15.05%) Information Security Analyst
5 11 (11.83%) SOC Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.53%) IT Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Security Assurance Manager
9 5 (5.38%) CISSP Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Information Manager
10 4 (4.30%) Security Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Information Security Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 3 (3.23%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) Web Services
2 5 (5.38%) .NET
3 3 (3.23%) AppFabric
3 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.96%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.75%) Cyber Defence
3 9 (9.68%) CESG
3 9 (9.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (9.68%) Reference Data
3 9 (9.68%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (5.38%) BYOD
4 5 (5.38%) RIA
4 5 (5.38%) Virtual Team
5 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.15%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (2.15%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.15%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.15%) PKI
7 2 (2.15%) Replication
7 2 (2.15%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Linux
3 5 (5.38%) Unix
4 4 (4.30%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.15%) Solaris
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) Risk Management
2 23 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (22.58%) Data Protection
4 19 (20.43%) ITIL
4 19 (20.43%) Security Management
5 18 (19.35%) Information Security Management
6 14 (15.05%) PRINCE2
7 12 (12.90%) Security Architecture
8 11 (11.83%) ISMS
8 11 (11.83%) SIEM
9 10 (10.75%) Project Management
10 9 (9.68%) Data Security
10 9 (9.68%) Information Assurance
10 9 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (9.68%) Security Operations
11 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.60%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.60%) ITIL V3
11 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.53%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.30%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) Java
3 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (37.63%) CISSP
2 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
3 24 (25.81%) SC Cleared
4 20 (21.51%) CISA
5 13 (13.98%) CISM
6 9 (9.68%) Degree
7 7 (7.53%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (6.45%) CREST Certified
9 5 (5.38%) ISEB
9 5 (5.38%) SANS
10 4 (4.30%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (4.30%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
11 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.15%) CCDA
12 2 (2.15%) CCNA
12 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.15%) CNA
12 2 (2.15%) CNE
12 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (45.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (20.43%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (4.30%) RMADS
5 3 (3.23%) COBIT
6 2 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (2.15%) GDPR
6 2 (2.15%) ISO27002
System Software
1 11 (11.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.68%) BitLocker
3 7 (7.53%) Snort
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (13.98%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.30%) Nessus
3 2 (2.15%) Nmap
3 2 (2.15%) QRadar
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (1.08%) RSA enVision
4 1 (1.08%) SCCM
4 1 (1.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.13%) Intel Security
3 11 (11.83%) VMware
4 10 (10.75%) Splunk
5 8 (8.60%) Cisco
6 6 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.45%) Citrix
7 5 (5.38%) LogRhythm
8 4 (4.30%) Aruba
8 4 (4.30%) Juniper
8 4 (4.30%) Sourcefire
9 2 (2.15%) Novell
9 2 (2.15%) Qualys
9 2 (2.15%) ScanSafe
10 1 (1.08%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.08%) Dell
10 1 (1.08%) HP
10 1 (1.08%) IBM
10 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.08%) SAP