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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 96 96 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Contract jobs citing Information Security 23 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.29% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.85% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 8
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£493 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £60.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-70.83% +87.50%
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
1818 1782 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.04% 69.61% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 799 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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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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 +6 9 £500 - 7
Slough +1 3 £498 +42.14%
Bracknell - 3 £493 -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 £375 - 1
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 18 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (31.11%) Network Security
2 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
2 14 (31.11%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) CISSP
3 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (24.44%) Juniper
4 11 (24.44%) Windows
4 11 (24.44%) Security Management
5 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.00%) Firewall
5 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 8 (17.78%) DV Cleared
6 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
6 8 (17.78%) UNIX
6 8 (17.78%) Risk Management
7 7 (15.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (15.56%) CISM
8 6 (13.33%) Degree
8 6 (13.33%) CISA
8 6 (13.33%) Information Security Management
8 6 (13.33%) Finance
8 6 (13.33%) PCI DSS
9 5 (11.11%) Change Control
9 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.11%) CCSA
9 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (11.11%) PKI
9 5 (11.11%) Blue Coat

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) Network Security
2 9 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.67%) Wireless
4 3 (6.67%) Internet
4 3 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) ATM
5 2 (4.44%) SSH
6 1 (2.22%) MVNO
6 1 (2.22%) SAN
6 1 (2.22%) LAN
6 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Front Office
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Architect
1 9 (20.00%) Consultant
2 8 (17.78%) Security Consultant
3 4 (8.89%) IT Consultant
3 4 (8.89%) Security Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Security Designer
3 4 (8.89%) IT Security Consultant
3 4 (8.89%) Information Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Designer
4 3 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Business Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) SailPoint
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.11%) PKI
3 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.67%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Security Management
2 9 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) Risk Management
4 7 (15.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (13.33%) Information Security Management
6 5 (11.11%) Change Control
6 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (8.89%) Matrix Management
7 4 (8.89%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.67%) Database Security
8 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.67%) Data Security
8 3 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C
2 2 (4.44%) C++
2 2 (4.44%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) CISSP
2 12 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.78%) DV Cleared
4 7 (15.56%) CISM
5 6 (13.33%) Degree
5 6 (13.33%) CISA
6 5 (11.11%) CCSA
6 5 (11.11%) CCSE
7 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.44%) CCSP
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.44%) CISMP
8 2 (4.44%) GIAC
8 2 (4.44%) GCIH
8 2 (4.44%) CGEIT
9 1 (2.22%) CRISC
9 1 (2.22%) MAPM
9 1 (2.22%) PMP
9 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.67%) COBIT
4 2 (4.44%) SLA
4 2 (4.44%) BS25999
5 1 (2.22%) COSO
5 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
1 3 (6.67%) vSphere
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) Juniper
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle
7 3 (6.67%) Lumension
7 3 (6.67%) F5
7 3 (6.67%) VMware
7 3 (6.67%) AppSense
7 3 (6.67%) Citrix
7 3 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) Nokia
8 2 (4.44%) Aveksa
9 1 (2.22%) Tripwire
9 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.22%) NetApp
9 1 (2.22%) EMC
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