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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 80 76 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Contract jobs citing Information Security 33 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 1.75% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.31% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 15
Median daily rate £450 £504 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +2.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £432 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £557 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £474 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +5.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £47.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-63.41% +173.34%
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
1812 1949 1908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.35% 75.87% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 1119 940
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 70 21
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +97.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 11 £375 -21.05% 14
Bracknell +2 7 £450 -0.55%
Newbury - 2 £375 - 1
Slough 0 1 £450 +23.71% 4
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 40 (42.55%) CISSP
2 28 (29.79%) Telecoms
2 28 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (27.66%) CISM
4 22 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (19.15%) CISA
6 17 (18.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (17.02%) CESG
8 13 (13.83%) Security Architecture
9 12 (12.77%) Finance
9 12 (12.77%) Project Management
10 11 (11.70%) Time Management
10 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
11 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
11 10 (10.64%) Windows
12 9 (9.57%) CESG Certified Professional
12 9 (9.57%) Security Management
12 9 (9.57%) Data Entry
13 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
13 8 (8.51%) PCI DSS
13 8 (8.51%) Security Testing
13 8 (8.51%) GIAC
13 8 (8.51%) Java
13 8 (8.51%) Linux
14 7 (7.45%) Python
14 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
14 7 (7.45%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (7.45%) SIEM
15 6 (6.38%) SaaS
15 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.06%) MS Project
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) SaaS
2 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) IaaS
3 2 (2.13%) PaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) Network Security
2 2 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) LAN
3 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.06%) SSH
3 1 (1.06%) SSL
3 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) DB2
2 1 (1.06%) MS Access
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) AppScan
1 2 (2.13%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (29.79%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.77%) Finance
3 6 (6.38%) Law
4 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) Consultant
1 23 (24.47%) Security Consultant
2 14 (14.89%) Compliance Specialist
3 12 (12.77%) Security Specialist
4 10 (10.64%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 10 (10.64%) Security Compliance Specialist
5 9 (9.57%) Architect
5 9 (9.57%) Security Architect
5 9 (9.57%) Security Manager
6 8 (8.51%) IT Manager
6 8 (8.51%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.45%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (7.45%) Security Project Manager
8 6 (6.38%) Security Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Sourcing Manager
9 5 (5.32%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Data Manager
10 4 (4.26%) IT Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) IT Security Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.19%) REST
3 2 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (1.06%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.06%) SAML
4 1 (1.06%) SOAP
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.02%) CESG
2 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) Reference Data
3 4 (4.26%) SCADA
4 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.13%) PKI
4 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.06%) CCTV
5 1 (1.06%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.06%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.06%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) PMI
5 1 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Windows
2 8 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Unix
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.13%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (23.40%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (13.83%) Security Architecture
4 12 (12.77%) Project Management
5 11 (11.70%) Time Management
6 9 (9.57%) Data Entry
6 9 (9.57%) Security Management
7 8 (8.51%) Security Testing
8 7 (7.45%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.45%) SIEM
9 6 (6.38%) Information Security Management
9 6 (6.38%) ITIL
10 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.32%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.32%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (5.32%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (4.26%) Data Governance
11 4 (4.26%) Data Lineage
11 4 (4.26%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) Java
2 7 (7.45%) Python
3 4 (4.26%) C++
4 3 (3.19%) C
4 3 (3.19%) C#
4 3 (3.19%) Perl
5 1 (1.06%) Ruby
5 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (42.55%) CISSP
2 26 (27.66%) CISM
3 18 (19.15%) CISA
4 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.57%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (8.51%) GIAC
6 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.32%) ISSAP
8 4 (4.26%) GCIA
8 4 (4.26%) GCIH
8 4 (4.26%) GSEC
8 4 (4.26%) PCI QSA
9 3 (3.19%) CEH
9 3 (3.19%) CRISC
10 2 (2.13%) CISMP
10 2 (2.13%) CLAS
10 2 (2.13%) Degree
10 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.51%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (5.32%) RMADS
4 4 (4.26%) Data Quality
4 4 (4.26%) ISO 9001
4 4 (4.26%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.13%) ISO 14001
5 2 (2.13%) NEBOSH
6 1 (1.06%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (1.06%) ISO22301
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.06%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) Nessus
2 3 (3.19%) SCOM
3 2 (2.13%) Nexpose
3 2 (2.13%) Nmap
3 2 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.06%) Puppet
4 1 (1.06%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.32%) VMware
3 4 (4.26%) Ab Initio
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Trillium
4 2 (2.13%) Citrix
4 2 (2.13%) IBM
4 2 (2.13%) Lumension
4 2 (2.13%) Rackspace
4 2 (2.13%) Rapid7
4 2 (2.13%) Veracode
4 2 (2.13%) Wyse
5 1 (1.06%) CA
5 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.06%) F5
5 1 (1.06%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.06%) Sourcefire