The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security 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 Security over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 94 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 0.99% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.40% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 10
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£425 £496 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £452
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £605 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £51.00 £17.71
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +187.97%
Information Security
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
1815 1782 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.54% 70.41% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 867 682
Average daily rate £400 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.25 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Berkshire region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Information Security
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 Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Slough +15 15 £425 -14.57% 2
Reading +8 6 £525 +16.66% 6
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Bracknell -2 1 £445 -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.79%) CISSP
3 14 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 11 (19.64%) Project Management
7 10 (17.86%) SAML
7 10 (17.86%) Linux
7 10 (17.86%) DV Cleared
7 10 (17.86%) OAuth
7 10 (17.86%) Business Development
7 10 (17.86%) OpenID
8 9 (16.07%) Finance
8 9 (16.07%) Identity Management
9 8 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 8 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (12.50%) Cyber Security
10 7 (12.50%) Network Security
10 7 (12.50%) Windows
11 6 (10.71%) Firewall
11 6 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (8.93%) LAMP
12 5 (8.93%) UNIX
12 5 (8.93%) MySQL
13 4 (7.14%) ITIL
13 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
13 4 (7.14%) Information Security Management
13 4 (7.14%) Security Management
13 4 (7.14%) Management Information System

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Network Security
2 6 (10.71%) Firewall
3 2 (3.57%) VoIP
3 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.79%) BGP
4 1 (1.79%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Consultant
2 13 (23.21%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Security Consultant
4 8 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Information Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Security Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Linux Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Information Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Network Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Management Consultant
9 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) SAML
1 10 (17.86%) OAuth
1 10 (17.86%) OpenID
2 5 (8.93%) LAMP
3 1 (1.79%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) iSeries
3 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.79%) Informatics
4 1 (1.79%) Economics
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Linux
2 7 (12.50%) Windows
3 5 (8.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (21.43%) TOGAF
3 11 (19.64%) Project Management
4 10 (17.86%) Business Development
5 9 (16.07%) Identity Management
6 8 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 7 (12.50%) Cyber Security
8 6 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.14%) ITIL
9 4 (7.14%) Information Security Management
9 4 (7.14%) Security Management
9 4 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 4 (7.14%) SIEM
10 3 (5.36%) Migration
10 3 (5.36%) Service Management
11 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
11 2 (3.57%) Process Management
11 2 (3.57%) CMMI
11 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) Perl
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
1 2 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.79%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) C
2 1 (1.79%) C++
2 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.79%) CISSP
3 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
4 10 (17.86%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) Degree
6 3 (5.36%) PMP
6 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.79%) GSEC
8 1 (1.79%) CISA
8 1 (1.79%) CISM
8 1 (1.79%) CCIE
8 1 (1.79%) CCNP
8 1 (1.79%) ISEB
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (5.36%) COBIT
4 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.79%) QA
5 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (3.57%) Remedy
1 2 (3.57%) VMware
1 2 (3.57%) Google
2 1 (1.79%) Splunk
2 1 (1.79%) Tripwire
2 1 (1.79%) Sourcefire
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Juniper