The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 96 91 123
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +32
Contract jobs citing Information Security 24 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 1.33% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.93% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £60.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +86.04%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1656 2064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.61% 68.89% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 740 795
Average daily rate £375 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Information Security
South East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -2 7 £494 -1.25% 4
Bracknell - 3 £493 -
Slough +3 2 £474 +35.35% 2
Newbury - 2 £388 -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (39.53%) CISSP
1 17 (39.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (39.53%) Network Security
2 15 (34.88%) Cisco
3 12 (27.91%) Juniper
3 12 (27.91%) Security Management
3 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (25.58%) Telecoms
5 10 (23.26%) Windows
6 9 (20.93%) Firewall
6 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
6 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.93%) Risk Management
7 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
7 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
7 8 (18.60%) Security Architecture
8 7 (16.28%) CISA
8 7 (16.28%) CISM
8 7 (16.28%) UNIX
8 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (13.95%) Blue Coat
9 6 (13.95%) CCSE
9 6 (13.95%) Degree
9 6 (13.95%) Finance
9 6 (13.95%) Information Security Management
9 6 (13.95%) CCSA
10 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.63%) Middleware
10 5 (11.63%) Change Control

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) Network Security
2 9 (20.93%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) Wireless
3 3 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.98%) VPN
3 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 2 (4.65%) SSL
4 2 (4.65%) ATM
4 2 (4.65%) SSH
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (25.58%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Consultant
2 9 (20.93%) Security Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Network Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Information Security Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Security Designer
4 4 (9.30%) Designer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Security Architect
5 3 (6.98%) IT Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.65%) SailPoint
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) PKI
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.33%) NHS
5 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) UNIX
3 4 (9.30%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Security Management
2 9 (20.93%) Risk Management
3 8 (18.60%) Security Architecture
4 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (13.95%) Information Security Management
6 5 (11.63%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Change Control
7 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.30%) Ethical Hacking
7 4 (9.30%) Network Design
7 4 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (9.30%) ITIL
7 4 (9.30%) Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) Service Management
8 3 (6.98%) Change Management
8 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.98%) Data Security
8 3 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (6.98%) Migration
8 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C
1 2 (4.65%) C++
1 2 (4.65%) Java
1 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) CISSP
2 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
4 7 (16.28%) CISA
4 7 (16.28%) CISM
5 6 (13.95%) CCSA
5 6 (13.95%) CCSE
5 6 (13.95%) Degree
6 4 (9.30%) CISMP
6 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.65%) CCSP
7 2 (4.65%) CGEIT
7 2 (4.65%) GCIH
7 2 (4.65%) GIAC
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.33%) PMP
8 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.33%) CRISC
8 1 (2.33%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.98%) COBIT
4 2 (4.65%) BS25999
4 2 (4.65%) SLA
5 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.33%) COSO
5 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
1 3 (6.98%) vSphere
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Cisco
2 12 (27.91%) Juniper
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.93%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.95%) Blue Coat
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) AppSense
6 3 (6.98%) Citrix
6 3 (6.98%) F5
6 3 (6.98%) Lumension
7 2 (4.65%) Aveksa
7 2 (4.65%) Nokia
8 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) Tripwire
8 1 (2.33%) EMC
8 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.33%) NetApp