The table below looks at the statistics for Information Assurance skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Assurance over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Assurance
Rank 119 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Assurance 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.074% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.10% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate £550 £383 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.79% -23.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.74 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+120.87% -26.66%
Information Assurance
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2014 1984 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.14% 73.40% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1008 1038
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 43 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £123.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Information Assurance
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Assurance Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Assurance Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Assurance across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Information Assurance Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Information Assurance
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 3 £550 -
Information Assurance
South East

Information Assurance
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance.

1 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
1 2 (40.00%) SIEM
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud

Information Assurance
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Assurance 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 Assurance. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Grid Computing
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) AIX
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (40.00%) Security Hardening
1 2 (40.00%) SIEM
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (20.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) NetApp
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) VMware