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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 87 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -16
Contract jobs citing Information Security 38 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.47% 0.49% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.67% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 1
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£525 £393 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.75% -7.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £441 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +104.54%
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
1795 1933 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.28% 73.47% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 978 631
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 63 68
Average hourly rate £20.13 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.78% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £126.10 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 January 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
Reading +12 11 £350 -7.28% 11
Slough - 5 £375 - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Newbury - - - - 3
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 49 (50.00%) CISSP
2 33 (33.67%) Security Cleared
3 31 (31.63%) TOGAF
4 29 (29.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
5 25 (25.51%) DV Cleared
6 24 (24.49%) Telecoms
7 22 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (21.43%) OAuth
8 21 (21.43%) Identity Management
8 21 (21.43%) SAML
8 21 (21.43%) OpenID
9 19 (19.39%) CISM
10 18 (18.37%) Business Development
10 18 (18.37%) PCI DSS
11 17 (17.35%) CISA
12 16 (16.33%) Network Security
13 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
14 14 (14.29%) Project Management
15 12 (12.24%) Linux
16 11 (11.22%) Firewall
17 10 (10.20%) LAMP
17 10 (10.20%) MySQL
18 9 (9.18%) Windows
18 9 (9.18%) Degree
18 9 (9.18%) Vulnerability Management
19 8 (8.16%) CRISC
19 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
19 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
20 7 (7.14%) Finance

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (2.04%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.33%) Network Security
2 11 (11.22%) Firewall
3 3 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.02%) IPsec
5 1 (1.02%) 2G
5 1 (1.02%) Internet
5 1 (1.02%) 3G
5 1 (1.02%) MPLS
5 1 (1.02%) SS7
5 1 (1.02%) SMS
5 1 (1.02%) VPN
5 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.02%) MVNO
5 1 (1.02%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) MySQL
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (24.49%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.14%) Finance
3 6 (6.12%) Publishing
4 4 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.04%) Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (36.73%) Consultant
2 26 (26.53%) Security Consultant
3 16 (16.33%) Information Security Consultant
4 15 (15.31%) Security Analyst
4 15 (15.31%) Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Information Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Information Manager
5 9 (9.18%) Information Security Manager
5 9 (9.18%) Information Security Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Security Manager
6 8 (8.16%) Linux Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Security Specialist
7 7 (7.14%) Information Security Specialist
7 7 (7.14%) Information Specialist
8 6 (6.12%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (5.10%) Management Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) Support Manager
10 4 (4.08%) IT Security Consultant
10 4 (4.08%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.43%) OAuth
1 21 (21.43%) SAML
1 21 (21.43%) OpenID
2 10 (10.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.08%) RMADS
3 4 (4.08%) Informatics
3 4 (4.08%) PKI
4 3 (3.06%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.02%) SecurID
6 1 (1.02%) CESG
6 1 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.02%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Linux
2 9 (9.18%) Windows
3 6 (6.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.63%) TOGAF
2 29 (29.59%) Enterprise Architecture
3 21 (21.43%) Identity Management
4 18 (18.37%) Business Development
5 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
6 14 (14.29%) Project Management
7 9 (9.18%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
9 7 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
9 7 (7.14%) Security Architecture
10 6 (6.12%) Data Protection
11 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.10%) Business Continuity
11 5 (5.10%) Matrix Management
11 5 (5.10%) Database Security
12 4 (4.08%) SIEM
12 4 (4.08%) Supplier Management
12 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (4.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) Perl
2 1 (1.02%) Python
2 1 (1.02%) SQL
2 1 (1.02%) C
2 1 (1.02%) Java
2 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (50.00%) CISSP
2 33 (33.67%) Security Cleared
3 25 (25.51%) SC Cleared
3 25 (25.51%) DV Cleared
4 19 (19.39%) CISM
5 17 (17.35%) CISA
6 9 (9.18%) Degree
7 8 (8.16%) CRISC
8 3 (3.06%) GSEC
9 2 (2.04%) CSSLP
9 2 (2.04%) GCED
9 2 (2.04%) MAPM
9 2 (2.04%) PMP
9 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.04%) GIAC
10 1 (1.02%) RHCE
10 1 (1.02%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (18.37%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (5.10%) COBIT
5 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.02%) ISO 14001
6 1 (1.02%) COSO
6 1 (1.02%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (4.08%) Tripwire
2 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
2 3 (3.06%) Fortinet
3 2 (2.04%) F5
3 2 (2.04%) Blue Coat
3 2 (2.04%) Juniper
3 2 (2.04%) Websense
4 1 (1.02%) VMware
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco
4 1 (1.02%) ArcSight
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