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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 92 109 131
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +22
Contract jobs citing Information Security 29 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.18% 0.86% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.26% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 7
Average daily rate
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£490 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.01% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £470 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £24.76
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +61.58%
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
1806 1744 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.68% 67.97% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 839 770
Average daily rate £390 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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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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 +16 11 £495 - 4
Slough 0 6 £488 +39.28%
Bracknell - 3 £493 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (34.00%) CISSP
3 15 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 13 (26.00%) Network Security
5 12 (24.00%) Firewall
5 12 (24.00%) Windows
6 11 (22.00%) CISM
6 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (22.00%) Security Architecture
7 10 (20.00%) Cisco
7 10 (20.00%) Security Management
7 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
8 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (18.00%) UNIX
8 9 (18.00%) Juniper
8 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (16.00%) CISA
10 7 (14.00%) Information Security Management
10 7 (14.00%) Degree
10 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
10 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
11 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
11 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (10.00%) Middleware
12 5 (10.00%) Finance
12 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (10.00%) Blue Coat
12 5 (10.00%) PKI

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Network Security
2 12 (24.00%) Firewall
3 5 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (8.00%) VPN
5 3 (6.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) ATM
6 2 (4.00%) SSL
6 2 (4.00%) Wireless
6 2 (4.00%) SSH
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.00%) 4G
7 1 (2.00%) MVNO
7 1 (2.00%) IPsec
7 1 (2.00%) 2G
7 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) SMS
7 1 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 15 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Games
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Consultant
2 15 (30.00%) Security Consultant
3 9 (18.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) IT Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Information Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Security Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Security Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Designer
7 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.00%) SailPoint
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.00%) PKI
3 4 (8.00%) Smart Meter
4 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.00%) RMADS
6 1 (2.00%) SecurID
6 1 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.00%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) UNIX
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Security Architecture
2 10 (20.00%) Security Management
3 9 (18.00%) Risk Management
4 7 (14.00%) Information Security Management
5 6 (12.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.00%) Matrix Management
6 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.00%) ITIL
7 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (8.00%) Database Security
8 3 (6.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 3 (6.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) C
1 2 (4.00%) C++
1 2 (4.00%) Java
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) CISSP
2 11 (22.00%) CISM
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) CISA
4 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) CCSE
6 3 (6.00%) CCSA
6 3 (6.00%) CRISC
7 2 (4.00%) MAPM
7 2 (4.00%) CCSP
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.00%) PMP
7 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.00%) GIAC
8 1 (2.00%) GCIH
8 1 (2.00%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.00%) COBIT
3 3 (6.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.00%) BS25999
4 1 (2.00%) COSO
4 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (6.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (20.00%) Cisco
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) Juniper
2 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) AppSense
5 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (6.00%) F5
5 3 (6.00%) Lumension
6 2 (4.00%) Websense
6 2 (4.00%) Aveksa
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) Nokia
7 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.00%) Tripwire
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