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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 77 106 99
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 47 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.83% 0.92% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 1.23% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 21
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£475 £481 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £415 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £450 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.99 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-31.01% -51.68%
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
1899 1872 1711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.06% 74.52% 69.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 891 748
Average daily rate £379 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 20 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.04 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.34% -39.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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
Slough +12 14 £269 -43.27% 2
Reading 0 13 £475 -3.79% 16
Bracknell 0 5 £453 -8.13% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (25.68%) Finance
2 15 (20.27%) Management Information System
2 15 (20.27%) Risk Management
3 13 (17.57%) Security Architecture
4 11 (14.86%) SIEM
4 11 (14.86%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (14.86%) Network Security
5 10 (13.51%) PCI DSS
5 10 (13.51%) Firewall
5 10 (13.51%) Information Security Management
5 10 (13.51%) Security Management
5 10 (13.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (12.16%) TOGAF
6 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (12.16%) ArcSight
7 8 (10.81%) Cyber Security
7 8 (10.81%) COBIT
7 8 (10.81%) McAfee
7 8 (10.81%) Symantec
8 7 (9.46%) CISSP
8 7 (9.46%) Retail
8 7 (9.46%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
8 7 (9.46%) Database Security
8 7 (9.46%) OpenStack
9 6 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
9 6 (8.11%) PayPal

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (9.46%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.86%) Network Security
2 10 (13.51%) Firewall
3 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.70%) VPN
4 2 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (1.35%) HTTP
5 1 (1.35%) IPsec
5 1 (1.35%) SSH
5 1 (1.35%) DNS
5 1 (1.35%) SSL
5 1 (1.35%) OSPF
5 1 (1.35%) BGP
5 1 (1.35%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.35%) DB2
2 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
General
1 19 (25.68%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (9.46%) Retail
4 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Security Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Security Architect
4 12 (16.22%) Information Analyst
5 11 (14.86%) Information Security Analyst
5 11 (14.86%) Consultant
6 9 (12.16%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) Information Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Information Security Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Administrator
10 2 (2.70%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) SAML
1 3 (4.05%) OAuth
1 3 (4.05%) OpenID
2 2 (2.70%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.76%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.05%) SecurID
5 2 (2.70%) PKI
5 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.70%) iSeries
5 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.35%) Economics
6 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.35%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Risk Management
2 13 (17.57%) Security Architecture
3 11 (14.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (14.86%) SIEM
4 10 (13.51%) Information Security Management
4 10 (13.51%) Security Management
5 9 (12.16%) TOGAF
6 8 (10.81%) Cyber Security
7 7 (9.46%) Database Security
7 7 (9.46%) Ethical Hacking
7 7 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.11%) Project Management
9 5 (6.76%) ITIL
9 5 (6.76%) UML
9 5 (6.76%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (5.41%) Business Development
10 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.41%) Service Management
10 4 (5.41%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.70%) C++
1 2 (2.70%) Java
1 2 (2.70%) Perl
1 2 (2.70%) SQL
1 2 (2.70%) VB
2 1 (1.35%) Python
2 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) CISSP
1 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) PMP
3 3 (4.05%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.70%) CEH
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
4 2 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.35%) CISA
5 1 (1.35%) CISM
5 1 (1.35%) GSEC
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) PCI DSS
2 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (10.81%) COBIT
4 1 (1.35%) QA
4 1 (1.35%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (12.16%) ArcSight
2 8 (10.81%) McAfee
2 8 (10.81%) Symantec
3 6 (8.11%) Tripwire
3 6 (8.11%) PayPal
4 4 (5.41%) VMware
4 4 (5.41%) Cyber-Ark
4 4 (5.41%) Cisco
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.05%) Remedy
5 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.70%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.70%) Google
7 1 (1.35%) Crossbeam
7 1 (1.35%) Imperva
7 1 (1.35%) Tufin
7 1 (1.35%) F5
7 1 (1.35%) Splunk
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle
7 1 (1.35%) HP
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Spencer Rose
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