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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 30 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.93% 1.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 1.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £82.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.56 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.61% -50.00%
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
194 167 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 81.17% 70.46% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 78 88
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £42.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 9 (81.82%) CISSP
2 8 (72.73%) Security Management
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (72.73%) PCI DSS
2 8 (72.73%) Security Operations
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Change Management
4 6 (54.55%) IBM
4 6 (54.55%) AIX
4 6 (54.55%) Line Management
4 6 (54.55%) Patch Management
4 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
5 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (36.36%) AS400
6 4 (36.36%) Financial Institution
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
6 4 (36.36%) PRINCE
6 4 (36.36%) Middleware
6 4 (36.36%) Intel Security
6 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
6 4 (36.36%) Solaris
6 4 (36.36%) MS Project
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
6 4 (36.36%) HTTP
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 4 (36.36%) MS Project
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) HTTP
2 4 (36.36%) SSH
2 4 (36.36%) SSL
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) IPsec
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Security Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) AIX Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) AS400
3 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) PKI
3 4 (36.36%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (18.18%) HACMP
4 2 (18.18%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Security Management
1 8 (72.73%) Security Operations
2 6 (54.55%) Change Management
2 6 (54.55%) Line Management
2 6 (54.55%) Patch Management
3 4 (36.36%) Content Management
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (36.36%) Digital Forensics
3 4 (36.36%) Document Management
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security Management
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
3 4 (36.36%) Network Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) PRINCE
3 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) SIEM
3 4 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CISSP
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) GCIA
2 4 (36.36%) GCIH
3 2 (18.18%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (9.09%) CLAS
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) PCI DSS
2 4 (36.36%) COBIT
2 4 (36.36%) COSO
2 4 (36.36%) ISO27002
2 4 (36.36%) SAS 70
3 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) GPFS
1 2 (18.18%) NFS
1 2 (18.18%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Intel Security
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy