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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 103 125 82
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -43
Contract jobs citing Information Security 27 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 0.39% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 0.52% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
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£525 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £369 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £450 £411
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +73.68%
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
2003 2109 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.65% 74.76% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1104 614
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 69
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +7 8 - - 5
Slough - 3 £450 - 3
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Newbury - - - - 1
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (51.58%) CISSP
2 36 (37.89%) Security Cleared
3 33 (34.74%) TOGAF
4 31 (32.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 27 (28.42%) DV Cleared
6 26 (27.37%) SC Cleared
7 23 (24.21%) OAuth
7 23 (24.21%) SAML
7 23 (24.21%) OpenID
8 22 (23.16%) Identity Management
9 21 (22.11%) Business Development
10 19 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 19 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 17 (17.89%) CISM
12 16 (16.84%) Project Management
13 15 (15.79%) PCI DSS
14 14 (14.74%) CISA
14 14 (14.74%) Risk Management
14 14 (14.74%) Network Security
15 12 (12.63%) Linux
16 10 (10.53%) MySQL
16 10 (10.53%) LAMP
17 9 (9.47%) Firewall
17 9 (9.47%) Vulnerability Management
18 8 (8.42%) Degree
19 7 (7.37%) Finance
19 7 (7.37%) Business Continuity
19 7 (7.37%) Windows
19 7 (7.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 7 (7.37%) CRISC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (2.11%) IIS
1 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.74%) Network Security
2 9 (9.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.05%) 4G
4 1 (1.05%) SMS
4 1 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) Internet
4 1 (1.05%) 3G
4 1 (1.05%) MPLS
4 1 (1.05%) SS7
4 1 (1.05%) IPsec
4 1 (1.05%) 2G
4 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.37%) Finance
3 6 (6.32%) Publishing
4 4 (4.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Games
6 1 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (34.74%) Consultant
2 23 (24.21%) Security Consultant
3 16 (16.84%) Information Security Consultant
4 15 (15.79%) Security Analyst
4 15 (15.79%) Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Information Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Information Security Analyst
6 8 (8.42%) Linux Consultant
6 8 (8.42%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Technical Specialist
7 6 (6.32%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.26%) Management Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Information Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Security Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
8 5 (5.26%) Information Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Technical Security Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Support Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) SAML
1 23 (24.21%) OAuth
1 23 (24.21%) OpenID
2 10 (10.53%) LAMP
3 1 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
1 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.21%) RMADS
2 4 (4.21%) Informatics
3 2 (2.11%) PKI
3 2 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.05%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) CESG
4 1 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.05%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.63%) Linux
2 7 (7.37%) Windows
3 4 (4.21%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.74%) TOGAF
2 31 (32.63%) Enterprise Architecture
3 22 (23.16%) Identity Management
4 21 (22.11%) Business Development
5 16 (16.84%) Project Management
6 14 (14.74%) Risk Management
7 9 (9.47%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (7.37%) Business Continuity
9 6 (6.32%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (6.32%) Security Architecture
9 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.32%) Data Protection
10 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.21%) Supplier Management
11 4 (4.21%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (4.21%) Information Security Management
11 4 (4.21%) Security Management
11 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
12 3 (3.16%) Service Management
12 3 (3.16%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) Perl
2 1 (1.05%) SQL
2 1 (1.05%) Python
2 1 (1.05%) Ruby
2 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (51.58%) CISSP
2 36 (37.89%) Security Cleared
3 27 (28.42%) DV Cleared
4 26 (27.37%) SC Cleared
5 17 (17.89%) CISM
6 14 (14.74%) CISA
7 8 (8.42%) Degree
8 7 (7.37%) CRISC
9 3 (3.16%) GSEC
10 2 (2.11%) MAPM
10 2 (2.11%) CSSLP
10 2 (2.11%) GIAC
10 2 (2.11%) PMP
10 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.11%) GCED
11 1 (1.05%) RHCE
11 1 (1.05%) ISEB
11 1 (1.05%) VCP4
11 1 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (1.05%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (15.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (4.21%) COBIT
5 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.05%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (4.21%) Tripwire
2 2 (2.11%) Fortinet
2 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Websense
3 1 (1.05%) VMware
3 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
3 1 (1.05%) F5
3 1 (1.05%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco
3 1 (1.05%) Juniper
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
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