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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 75 108
Rank change year-on-year -35 +33  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 26 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.97% 2.25% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 2.85% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 47 20
Median daily rate £413 £500 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +22.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £324 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £658 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £494 £445
% change year-on-year -4.05% +10.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £41.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £37.40
% change year-on-year -21.34% -40.50%  

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 2197 2349 2436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.07% 78.83% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1550 1640
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -1.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Bristol -34 8 £525 -4.54% 7
Devon 0 5 £400 -15.78%
Wiltshire -3 4 £389 -20.25%
Gloucestershire 0 3 £350 -36.36% 6
Cornwall - 3 £183 -
Somerset -5 2 £575 -42.50% 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (33.96%) CISSP
1 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
3 16 (30.19%) Firewall
4 14 (26.42%) Management Information System
4 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
4 14 (26.42%) SIEM
5 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
6 12 (22.64%) Information Security Management
6 12 (22.64%) Security Management
7 11 (20.75%) Windows
7 11 (20.75%) Data Protection
8 10 (18.87%) Linux
8 10 (18.87%) Information Management
9 9 (16.98%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
9 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.98%) DNS
9 9 (16.98%) Project Management
9 9 (16.98%) ISMS
10 8 (15.09%) Security Architecture
10 8 (15.09%) ITIL
10 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.09%) Risk Management
10 8 (15.09%) Migration
11 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (13.21%) SANS
12 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
12 6 (11.32%) Office 365

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 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.77%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.77%) nginx
4 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.32%) Office 365
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) Firewall
2 9 (16.98%) DNS
2 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.32%) LAN
3 6 (11.32%) VPN
3 6 (11.32%) WAN
4 5 (9.43%) NetScaler
4 5 (9.43%) SSL
4 5 (9.43%) Wireless
5 4 (7.55%) Internet
5 4 (7.55%) Skype
5 4 (7.55%) WebEx
6 3 (5.66%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (5.66%) Network Security
7 2 (3.77%) DHCP
8 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.77%) Big Data
2 2 (3.77%) GIS
2 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.89%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.77%) Maven
1 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Electronics
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 14 (26.42%) Consultant
3 13 (24.53%) Security Consultant
4 7 (13.21%) Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Security Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Security Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Information Security Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
7 3 (5.66%) IT Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Security Assurance Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Information Security Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Information Security Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) IT Security Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) BYOD
4 3 (5.66%) CESG
4 3 (5.66%) RIA
4 3 (5.66%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.77%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (3.77%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.77%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.89%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) Unix
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.77%) CentOS
6 2 (3.77%) Solaris
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) SIEM
2 12 (22.64%) Information Security Management
2 12 (22.64%) Security Management
3 11 (20.75%) Data Protection
4 10 (18.87%) Information Management
5 9 (16.98%) ISMS
5 9 (16.98%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (16.98%) Project Management
6 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (15.09%) ITIL
6 8 (15.09%) Migration
6 8 (15.09%) Risk Management
6 8 (15.09%) Security Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.43%) Information Assurance
7 5 (9.43%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
7 5 (9.43%) Records Management
7 5 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) Dart
2 2 (3.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) CISSP
2 17 (32.08%) Security Cleared
3 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.21%) SANS
5 4 (7.55%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (7.55%) CISMP
5 4 (7.55%) CLAS
5 4 (7.55%) Degree
6 3 (5.66%) GSEC
6 3 (5.66%) ISEB
7 2 (3.77%) CISM
7 2 (3.77%) CREST Certified
7 2 (3.77%) CRISC
7 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) GCIA
7 2 (3.77%) GCIH
8 1 (1.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.89%) CCSA
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
3 4 (7.55%) COBIT
3 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (5.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (5.66%) RMADS
5 2 (3.77%) GDPR
5 2 (3.77%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.89%) NIST 800
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.77%) Docker
3 2 (3.77%) Snort
4 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.77%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (3.77%) Nessus
2 2 (3.77%) Nmap
2 2 (3.77%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.89%) QRadar
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco
3 5 (9.43%) Aruba
3 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
3 5 (9.43%) Juniper
3 5 (9.43%) McAfee
4 3 (5.66%) ArcSight
4 3 (5.66%) BMC
4 3 (5.66%) LogRhythm
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.66%) Snow
4 3 (5.66%) Splunk
5 2 (3.77%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.77%) ESRI
5 2 (3.77%) Qualys
6 1 (1.89%) Dell
6 1 (1.89%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) IBM
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