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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 73 109 107
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -2
Contract jobs citing Information Security 55 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 0.96% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 1.29% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 10
Average daily rate £450 £441 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% -11.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -55.88%
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
1977 2094 1998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.14% 74.15% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1106 1030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 61 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £167.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 April 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 29 April 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 +3 18 £463 -11.90% 9
Bracknell +3 7 - -
Maidenhead +8 6 - - 1
Slough +10 5 £475 +10.14% 3
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 40 (42.11%) CISSP
2 27 (28.42%) CISM
3 22 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 16 (16.84%) CISA
5 16 (16.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (15.79%) Data Protection
6 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 15 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
7 13 (13.68%) Security Architecture
8 12 (12.63%) Project Management
9 11 (11.58%) SIEM
10 10 (10.53%) PCI DSS
10 10 (10.53%) Windows
10 10 (10.53%) CESG
11 9 (9.47%) Legal
11 9 (9.47%) Time Management
11 9 (9.47%) Security Operations
12 8 (8.42%) Risk Analysis
12 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
12 8 (8.42%) Firewall
12 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.42%) Finance
12 8 (8.42%) GIAC
13 7 (7.37%) Risk Management
13 7 (7.37%) GCIA
13 7 (7.37%) VMware
13 7 (7.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (7.37%) Linux

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Firewall
2 6 (6.32%) Intranet
3 4 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (4.21%) LAN
3 4 (4.21%) WAN
4 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.05%) HTTP
6 1 (1.05%) SSH
6 1 (1.05%) SSL
6 1 (1.05%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) DB2
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) AppScan
1 2 (2.11%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.47%) Legal
3 8 (8.42%) Finance
4 6 (6.32%) Marketing
5 3 (3.16%) Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Consultant
2 16 (16.84%) Security Consultant
3 13 (13.68%) Architect
3 13 (13.68%) Security Manager
4 12 (12.63%) Security Specialist
5 10 (10.53%) Security Architect
6 9 (9.47%) Compliance Specialist
6 9 (9.47%) Information Security Consultant
6 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
7 8 (8.42%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 8 (8.42%) Security Compliance Specialist
7 8 (8.42%) Security Project Manager
8 7 (7.37%) Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Security Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Information Security Manager
10 5 (5.26%) Communications Specialist
11 4 (4.21%) Compliance Officer
11 4 (4.21%) Data Manager
12 3 (3.16%) Information Manager
12 3 (3.16%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) Middleware
2 3 (3.16%) .NET
3 1 (1.05%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.05%) PostGIS
3 1 (1.05%) REST
3 1 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) CESG
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Reference Data
4 4 (4.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.21%) SCADA
4 4 (4.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.16%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Linux
2 7 (7.37%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.26%) Unix
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (15.79%) Data Protection
3 13 (13.68%) Security Architecture
4 12 (12.63%) Project Management
5 11 (11.58%) SIEM
6 9 (9.47%) Security Operations
6 9 (9.47%) Time Management
7 8 (8.42%) Incident Management
7 8 (8.42%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.37%) Data Entry
8 7 (7.37%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.32%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (5.26%) ITIL
10 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.21%) Information Security Management
11 4 (4.21%) Migration
11 4 (4.21%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) Java
2 4 (4.21%) C++
2 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.21%) Ruby
2 4 (4.21%) SQL
3 3 (3.16%) C
3 3 (3.16%) C#
3 3 (3.16%) Perl
3 3 (3.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (42.11%) CISSP
2 27 (28.42%) CISM
3 16 (16.84%) CISA
4 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.42%) GIAC
7 7 (7.37%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (7.37%) GCIA
8 6 (6.32%) CRISC
8 6 (6.32%) GCIH
9 5 (5.26%) CISMP
10 4 (4.21%) CEH
10 4 (4.21%) GSEC
10 4 (4.21%) ISSAP
10 4 (4.21%) MCSA
10 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.16%) Degree
11 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (2.11%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (5.26%) RMADS
5 4 (4.21%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.05%) COBIT
6 1 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (1.05%) ISO22301
6 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.21%) vSphere
3 1 (1.05%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (4.21%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
2 4 (4.21%) SCVMM
2 4 (4.21%) Windows Intune
3 3 (3.16%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (2.11%) Nessus
5 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.37%) VMware
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.21%) Ab Initio
4 4 (4.21%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.21%) RightScale
4 4 (4.21%) Symantec
4 4 (4.21%) Trillium
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco
5 3 (3.16%) F5
5 3 (3.16%) Forcepoint
5 3 (3.16%) NetWitness
5 3 (3.16%) Qualys
5 3 (3.16%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.11%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (2.11%) IBM
6 2 (2.11%) Tripwire
6 2 (2.11%) Veracode
7 1 (1.05%) Splunk
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