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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 92 79 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 42 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 1.71% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 2.17% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 33
Median daily rate £500 £456 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £550 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +100.00%

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
1565 1932 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.75% 78.47% 74.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 1002 1013
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 77 23
Median hourly rate £23.34 £18.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.53 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 6 £500 +5.26% 9
Maidenhead -5 2 £450 -12.49%
Newbury +5 1 - - 1
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 17 (47.22%) CISSP
2 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
3 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 10 (27.78%) CISM
4 9 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
6 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
7 6 (16.67%) PCI QSA
7 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (13.89%) SANS
8 5 (13.89%) Security Operations
8 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
8 5 (13.89%) Retail
8 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
8 5 (13.89%) CISA
8 5 (13.89%) ITIL
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.33%) Security Management
10 3 (8.33%) Firewall
10 3 (8.33%) Web Services
10 3 (8.33%) SSCP
10 3 (8.33%) Apple
10 3 (8.33%) Active Directory

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Firewall
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.33%) VoIP
1 3 (8.33%) VPN
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MS Access
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Redis
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Architect
1 9 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Compliance Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.78%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) ELK Stack
2 2 (5.56%) SAML
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.56%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.56%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 9 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 6 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
5 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (13.89%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
5 5 (13.89%) Security Operations
5 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.33%) Security Management
6 3 (8.33%) SIEM
7 2 (5.56%) Information Security Management
7 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) Java
1 1 (2.78%) Python
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) CISSP
2 10 (27.78%) CISM
3 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) PCI QSA
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) CISA
5 5 (13.89%) SANS
6 3 (8.33%) CEH
6 3 (8.33%) CISMP
6 3 (8.33%) SSCP
7 2 (5.56%) CRISC
7 2 (5.56%) Degree
7 2 (5.56%) ISACA
8 1 (2.78%) CCA
8 1 (2.78%) CITP
8 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.78%) GIAC
8 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.78%) COBIT
3 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.78%) ISO22301
3 1 (2.78%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) vCloud
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 2 (5.56%) QRadar
2 1 (2.78%) Kibana
2 1 (2.78%) logstash
2 1 (2.78%) Nessus
2 1 (2.78%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.78%) Nmap
2 1 (2.78%) RSA enVision
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Apple
3 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco
3 2 (5.56%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.56%) Splunk
4 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.78%) Ariba
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Concur
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Intel
4 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.78%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.78%) Lumension
4 1 (2.78%) NetWitness
4 1 (2.78%) Qualys
4 1 (2.78%) SAP