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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 89 82 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing Information Security 19 34 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 1.36% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.77% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 36
Median daily rate £519 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £392 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.05 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.90% -38.00%
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
1596 1925 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.44% 77.15% 73.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 1028 1030
Median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 87 23
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.90 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% +27.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.18 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 4 £855 +66.82% 7
Maidenhead +3 3 £400 -22.21%
Bracknell +3 2 - -
Slough - 2 £519 - 2
Newbury +10 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 19 (39.58%) CISSP
2 14 (29.17%) Telecoms
3 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (27.08%) Project Management
4 12 (25.00%) CISM
5 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
5 11 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (22.92%) Security Architecture
6 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 7 (14.58%) Security Management
7 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
7 7 (14.58%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.50%) Finance
8 6 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (12.50%) CISA
8 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 6 (12.50%) ITIL
9 5 (10.42%) Information Security Management
9 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity
9 5 (10.42%) SANS
9 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 4 (8.33%) PCI QSA
10 4 (8.33%) SIEM
10 4 (8.33%) Retail
10 4 (8.33%) Unix
10 4 (8.33%) Windows

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
1 3 (6.25%) LAN
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.25%) VoIP
1 3 (6.25%) VPN
1 3 (6.25%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.17%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MS Access
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 3 (6.25%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Architect
1 9 (18.75%) Consultant
1 9 (18.75%) Security Architect
1 9 (18.75%) Security Consultant
2 6 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (8.33%) Compliance Specialist
3 4 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS Specialist
4 3 (6.25%) Sourcing Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Information Manager
5 2 (4.17%) IT Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Quality Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) ELK Stack
2 2 (4.17%) SAML
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) CESG
2 3 (6.25%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.17%) Cryptography
3 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
1 4 (8.33%) Unix
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Project Management
1 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (22.92%) Security Architecture
3 7 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (14.58%) Security Management
3 7 (14.58%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 6 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (10.42%) Business Continuity
5 5 (10.42%) Information Security Management
5 5 (10.42%) Security Operations
5 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 4 (8.33%) SIEM
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (6.25%) Internal Audit
7 3 (6.25%) Patch Management
7 3 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Java
1 1 (2.08%) Python
1 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) CISSP
2 12 (25.00%) CISM
3 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.50%) CISA
6 5 (10.42%) SANS
7 4 (8.33%) PCI QSA
8 3 (6.25%) CEH
8 3 (6.25%) CISMP
8 3 (6.25%) SSCP
9 2 (4.17%) CRISC
9 2 (4.17%) Degree
9 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.17%) ISACA
10 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (2.08%) CITP
10 1 (2.08%) GIAC
10 1 (2.08%) ISSAP
10 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (12.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (4.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (2.08%) COBIT
5 1 (2.08%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (2.08%) ISO22301
5 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.08%) NEBOSH
5 1 (2.08%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) QRadar
1 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) Kibana
3 1 (2.08%) logstash
3 1 (2.08%) Nessus
3 1 (2.08%) Nexpose
3 1 (2.08%) Nmap
3 1 (2.08%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Apple
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix
3 2 (4.17%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) Lumension
3 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.17%) Splunk
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) Wyse
4 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.08%) Concur
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Intel
4 1 (2.08%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.08%) NetWitness
4 1 (2.08%) Qualys
4 1 (2.08%) SAP