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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 59 104 118
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +14
Contract jobs citing Information Security 68 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.60% 0.89% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 1.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 7 2
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£450 £385 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £535 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
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
1842 1693 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.55% 68.43% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 862 712
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £242 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 61
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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 19 £475 +23.37% 7
Slough - 10 £375 - 1
Bracknell - 5 £425 -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Windsor - - - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 41 (44.57%) CISSP
2 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
3 24 (26.09%) Telecoms
4 23 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 21 (22.83%) Enterprise Architecture
5 21 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
7 19 (20.65%) CISM
8 18 (19.57%) Network Security
9 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
9 17 (18.48%) CISA
10 16 (17.39%) Firewall
10 16 (17.39%) Risk Management
10 16 (17.39%) PCI DSS
11 15 (16.30%) Identity Management
12 14 (15.22%) SAML
12 14 (15.22%) Windows
12 14 (15.22%) OAuth
12 14 (15.22%) OpenID
13 12 (13.04%) Business Development
14 11 (11.96%) Security Architecture
14 11 (11.96%) Vulnerability Management
14 11 (11.96%) Finance
15 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
15 10 (10.87%) UNIX
15 10 (10.87%) Degree
16 9 (9.78%) Project Management
17 8 (8.70%) Linux
17 8 (8.70%) Risk Analysis

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.09%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.57%) Network Security
2 16 (17.39%) Firewall
3 5 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.35%) Internet
5 3 (3.26%) VPN
6 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.09%) 4G
7 1 (1.09%) MVNO
7 1 (1.09%) 3G
7 1 (1.09%) MPLS
7 1 (1.09%) SS7
7 1 (1.09%) SSL
7 1 (1.09%) ATM
7 1 (1.09%) LAN
7 1 (1.09%) SMS
7 1 (1.09%) WAN
7 1 (1.09%) SSH
7 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.96%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Publishing
4 4 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 3 (3.26%) Legal
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Games
6 2 (2.17%) Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (1.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Consultant
2 26 (28.26%) Security Consultant
3 15 (16.30%) Security Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Analyst
4 14 (15.22%) Information Security Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Information Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Information Security Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Security Specialist
7 7 (7.61%) Information Security Specialist
7 7 (7.61%) Information Specialist
8 6 (6.52%) IT Security Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (6.52%) Information Manager
8 6 (6.52%) IT Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) Architect
8 6 (6.52%) Security Manager
9 5 (5.43%) Linux Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) SAML
1 14 (15.22%) OAuth
1 14 (15.22%) OpenID
2 5 (5.43%) LAMP
3 2 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.43%) PKI
2 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.35%) RMADS
3 4 (4.35%) Smart Meter
3 4 (4.35%) Informatics
4 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.09%) SecurID
5 1 (1.09%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.09%) CESG
5 1 (1.09%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) UNIX
3 8 (8.70%) Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 21 (22.83%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (17.39%) Risk Management
4 15 (16.30%) Identity Management
5 12 (13.04%) Business Development
6 11 (11.96%) Security Architecture
6 11 (11.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.78%) Project Management
9 8 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (7.61%) Incident Management
10 7 (7.61%) Security Management
11 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity
11 6 (6.52%) Matrix Management
12 5 (5.43%) Data Protection
12 5 (5.43%) Database Security
12 5 (5.43%) ITIL
12 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2
12 5 (5.43%) Information Security Management
13 4 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) Perl
2 2 (2.17%) C
2 2 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) Ruby
3 1 (1.09%) Python
3 1 (1.09%) C++
3 1 (1.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (44.57%) CISSP
2 27 (29.35%) Security Cleared
3 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 19 (20.65%) CISM
5 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
5 17 (18.48%) CISA
6 10 (10.87%) Degree
7 8 (8.70%) CRISC
8 2 (2.17%) GIAC
8 2 (2.17%) GSEC
8 2 (2.17%) PMP
8 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.17%) CSSLP
8 2 (2.17%) GCED
8 2 (2.17%) MAPM
9 1 (1.09%) CISMP
9 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.09%) CCSP
9 1 (1.09%) CCSE
9 1 (1.09%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (17.39%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.61%) COBIT
4 5 (5.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.09%) BS25999
5 1 (1.09%) COSO
5 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.09%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.09%) vSphere
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 7 (7.61%) Juniper
1 7 (7.61%) CheckPoint
2 5 (5.43%) Cisco
2 5 (5.43%) Tripwire
3 3 (3.26%) Fortinet
3 3 (3.26%) F5
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.26%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.17%) VMware
4 2 (2.17%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) Websense
5 1 (1.09%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.09%) Lumension
5 1 (1.09%) Nokia
5 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.09%) Citrix
5 1 (1.09%) AppSense
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