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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 28 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing Information Security 13 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 3.98% 3.86% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 5.16% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £700 £384 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.41% -26.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £82.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
223 155 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 68.20% 74.88% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 81 97
Average daily rate £425 £400 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 8
Average hourly rate £17.45 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.45% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £31.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 16 (84.21%) Security Operations
2 13 (68.42%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (63.16%) Finance
4 10 (52.63%) Security Management
4 10 (52.63%) Windows
5 8 (42.11%) CISSP
5 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
5 8 (42.11%) Firewall
5 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (42.11%) SIEM
6 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
6 7 (36.84%) Digital Forensics
6 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
6 7 (36.84%) Analytics
6 7 (36.84%) RSA Security Analytics
6 7 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (36.84%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco
6 7 (36.84%) Intel Security
7 6 (31.58%) Solaris
7 6 (31.58%) MS Visio
7 6 (31.58%) MS Project
7 6 (31.58%) Information Security Management
7 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (31.58%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
8 5 (26.32%) Change Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Project
2 6 (31.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (21.05%) HTTP
3 4 (21.05%) SSH
3 4 (21.05%) SSL
3 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Management Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Compliance Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) Head of Security
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Security Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (31.58%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (21.05%) AS400
3 4 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (21.05%) Mainframe
3 4 (21.05%) PKI
4 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
6 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Solaris
4 5 (26.32%) AIX
5 4 (21.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Security Operations
2 13 (68.42%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (52.63%) Security Management
4 8 (42.11%) SIEM
4 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (36.84%) Analytics
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (36.84%) Digital Forensics
5 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
5 7 (36.84%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) Information Security Management
7 5 (26.32%) Change Management
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) Content Management
8 4 (21.05%) Line Management
8 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
8 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
8 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C++
1 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) GCIA
2 3 (15.79%) GCIH
3 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (5.26%) CLAS
3 1 (5.26%) SANS
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) PCI DSS
2 4 (21.05%) ISO27002
3 3 (15.79%) COBIT
3 3 (15.79%) COSO
3 3 (15.79%) SAS 70
4 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco
1 7 (36.84%) Intel Security
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 4 (21.05%) Remedy
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) F5
4 1 (5.26%) NetWitness
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle