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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 75 94 122
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +28
Contract jobs citing Information Security 46 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.83% 1.23% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 1.68% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 6
Average daily rate £431 £525 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +28.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £441 £420
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -50.00%
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
1982 1961 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.68% 72.98% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1000 1035
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 £546 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 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 -4 14 £463 +32.14% 11
Bracknell - 5 £500 - 4
Slough +4 4 £500 +33.33% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £514 - 1
Newbury - 3 £425 - 1
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 27 (36.49%) CISSP
2 19 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (20.27%) Data Protection
3 15 (20.27%) SIEM
4 13 (17.57%) PCI DSS
4 13 (17.57%) Windows
5 12 (16.22%) CISM
6 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
6 10 (13.51%) ArcSight
7 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
7 9 (12.16%) Legal
7 9 (12.16%) CISMP
8 8 (10.81%) Security Management
8 8 (10.81%) Firewall
8 8 (10.81%) Information Security Management
8 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
9 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
9 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
9 7 (9.46%) Finance
9 7 (9.46%) Symantec
9 7 (9.46%) Linux
10 6 (8.11%) SQL
10 6 (8.11%) ITIL
10 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
10 6 (8.11%) Intranet
10 6 (8.11%) Project Management
10 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
10 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (6.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) Firewall
2 6 (8.11%) Intranet
3 4 (5.41%) LAN
3 4 (5.41%) Network Security
3 4 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (2.70%) BGP
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (2.70%) DNS
4 2 (2.70%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.70%) OSPF
5 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.35%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.16%) Legal
3 7 (9.46%) Finance
4 6 (8.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (1.35%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Consultant
2 19 (25.68%) Security Consultant
3 13 (17.57%) Information Security Consultant
4 10 (13.51%) Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Risk Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Security Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Information Security Risk Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) Security Specialist
8 5 (6.76%) Communications Specialist
8 5 (6.76%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.76%) Security Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Compliance Officer
9 4 (5.41%) Information Security Specialist
9 4 (5.41%) Information Specialist
9 4 (5.41%) Security Project Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.76%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.05%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.35%) Solaris
5 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Data Protection
1 15 (20.27%) SIEM
2 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (10.81%) Information Security Management
3 8 (10.81%) Security Management
4 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
5 6 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) Project Management
5 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.11%) TOGAF
6 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.76%) ArchiMate
6 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.76%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (6.76%) Security Architecture
6 5 (6.76%) Security Operations
6 5 (6.76%) UML
7 4 (5.41%) Migration
7 4 (5.41%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) CISSP
2 12 (16.22%) CISM
3 9 (12.16%) CISMP
4 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
5 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.41%) CISA
6 4 (5.41%) CRISC
6 4 (5.41%) Degree
6 4 (5.41%) MCSA
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.70%) CCIE
7 2 (2.70%) CCNP
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.35%) CEH
8 1 (1.35%) GCIA
8 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.35%) PMP
8 1 (1.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (17.57%) PCI DSS
3 6 (8.11%) COBIT
4 5 (6.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.35%) ISO22301
5 1 (1.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.41%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) vCloud
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Puppet
1 4 (5.41%) SCCM
1 4 (5.41%) SCOM
1 4 (5.41%) SCVMM
1 4 (5.41%) Windows Intune
2 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.70%) Nessus
3 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.35%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (1.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) ArcSight
2 7 (9.46%) Symantec
3 6 (8.11%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (8.11%) Tripwire
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.76%) Qualys
4 5 (6.76%) VMware
5 4 (5.41%) Cisco
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle
5 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.41%) RightScale
6 3 (4.05%) F5
6 3 (4.05%) Juniper
6 3 (4.05%) Splunk
7 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.70%) Brocade
7 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.70%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.70%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.35%) NetWitness
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