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 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 94 71 109
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +38
Contract jobs citing Information Security 13 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.65% 1.98% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.42% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 15
Median daily rate £465 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.41% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +133.33%

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
1603 2027 2139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.47% 81.97% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 1082 1091
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 47
Median hourly rate £23.34 £15.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.58% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.64 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 February 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 27 February 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 +9 9 £500 +11.11% 6
Wokingham - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 14 (42.42%) CISSP
2 9 (27.27%) Project Management
3 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
3 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (21.21%) CISM
4 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
5 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (18.18%) SANS
5 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (12.12%) SIEM
7 4 (12.12%) Security Operations
7 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
7 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.12%) Firewall
7 4 (12.12%) SSCP
7 4 (12.12%) Unix
7 4 (12.12%) Windows
7 4 (12.12%) Linux
7 4 (12.12%) VPN
8 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.03%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
1 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) VoIP
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
2 1 (3.03%) Redis
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Billing
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Consultant
2 7 (21.21%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Security Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (12.12%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Information Security Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Developer
8 1 (3.03%) IT Security Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
8 1 (3.03%) SQL DBA
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) RESTful
2 1 (3.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.06%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Project Management
2 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
4 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
5 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Security Operations
6 4 (12.12%) SIEM
6 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) ITIL
7 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
8 2 (6.06%) B2B
8 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) Python
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) CISSP
2 7 (21.21%) CISM
2 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) SANS
3 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 4 (12.12%) SSCP
5 3 (9.09%) CEH
5 3 (9.09%) CISA
6 2 (6.06%) ISACA
6 2 (6.06%) PCI QSA
7 1 (3.03%) CISMP
7 1 (3.03%) CITP
7 1 (3.03%) CRISC
7 1 (3.03%) GIAC
7 1 (3.03%) HNC
7 1 (3.03%) HND
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.12%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.09%) PMO
4 2 (6.06%) COBIT
5 1 (3.03%) GDPR
5 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
5 1 (3.03%) ISO27005
5 1 (3.03%) NEBOSH
5 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) QRadar
2 1 (3.03%) Kibana
2 1 (3.03%) logstash
2 1 (3.03%) Nessus
2 1 (3.03%) Nexpose
2 1 (3.03%) Nmap
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.03%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Apple
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) Google
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.03%) Ariba
3 1 (3.03%) Concur
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Intel
3 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper
3 1 (3.03%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.03%) NetWitness
3 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.03%) Qualys
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Snow