The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 23 31 51
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Contract jobs citing Information Security 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 3.86% 0.95% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 1.28% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£384 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £51.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.88% +183.33%
Information Security
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
153 156 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 73.91% 74.29% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 93 111
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 15
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Basingstoke region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Security Management
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) CISSP
4 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (40.00%) PKI
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Middleware
5 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) COBIT
6 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (30.00%) GCIA
6 3 (30.00%) GCIH
6 3 (30.00%) Content Management
6 3 (30.00%) Document Management
6 3 (30.00%) SSH
6 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) AS400
6 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (30.00%) Change Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (30.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (30.00%) SSH
2 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) PKI
3 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) AIX
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Content Management
2 3 (30.00%) Document Management
2 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Digital Forensics
2 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) SIEM
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Cyber Security
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) Line Management
3 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) GCIA
3 3 (30.00%) GCIH
4 2 (20.00%) CCSE
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) CCSA
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (30.00%) COSO
2 3 (30.00%) COBIT
3 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (20.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (20.00%) Websense
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia