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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 65 112 113
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 64 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.40% 0.73% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 1.04% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 10 2
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£450 £408 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -10.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £528 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.88% +25.00%
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
1845 1827 1705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.15% 70.43% 68.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 911 690
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 55 73
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +23 15 £436 +14.80% 12
Slough - 11 £375 -
Bracknell - 5 £425 - 2
Newbury - 2 £438 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Information Security
South East

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 43 (46.74%) CISSP
2 28 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 25 (27.17%) Telecoms
3 25 (27.17%) TOGAF
4 23 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (21.74%) CISM
6 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
7 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
7 19 (20.65%) Network Security
8 18 (19.57%) CISA
8 18 (19.57%) Risk Management
9 17 (18.48%) PCI DSS
10 16 (17.39%) OAuth
10 16 (17.39%) OpenID
10 16 (17.39%) Firewall
10 16 (17.39%) Identity Management
10 16 (17.39%) SAML
11 14 (15.22%) Business Development
12 13 (14.13%) Windows
13 11 (11.96%) Security Architecture
14 10 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (10.87%) UNIX
14 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
14 10 (10.87%) Degree
14 10 (10.87%) Finance
15 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (9.78%) Project Management
16 8 (8.70%) Incident Management
16 8 (8.70%) CRISC

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Summit
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.65%) Network Security
2 16 (17.39%) Firewall
3 5 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (1.09%) 4G
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.09%) MVNO
6 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.09%) 2G
6 1 (1.09%) IPsec
6 1 (1.09%) 3G
6 1 (1.09%) MPLS
6 1 (1.09%) SS7
6 1 (1.09%) LAN
6 1 (1.09%) SMS
6 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) MySQL
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (27.17%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.87%) Finance
3 6 (6.52%) Publishing
4 4 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 3 (3.26%) Legal
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.17%) Games
6 2 (2.17%) Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (1.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Consultant
2 25 (27.17%) Security Consultant
3 15 (16.30%) Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Security Analyst
4 14 (15.22%) Information Security Consultant
5 9 (9.78%) Information Analyst
5 9 (9.78%) Information Security Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Information Security Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Security Specialist
6 8 (8.70%) Information Manager
6 8 (8.70%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.61%) Information Specialist
7 7 (7.61%) Information Security Specialist
8 6 (6.52%) Architect
8 6 (6.52%) IT Consultant
8 6 (6.52%) IT Security Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Linux Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (4.35%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) OAuth
1 16 (17.39%) OpenID
1 16 (17.39%) SAML
2 5 (5.43%) LAMP
3 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.43%) PKI
4 4 (4.35%) Informatics
4 4 (4.35%) RMADS
4 4 (4.35%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.09%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.09%) CESG
7 1 (1.09%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.09%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Windows
2 10 (10.87%) UNIX
3 7 (7.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) TOGAF
2 23 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 18 (19.57%) Risk Management
4 16 (17.39%) Identity Management
5 14 (15.22%) Business Development
6 11 (11.96%) Security Architecture
7 10 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.78%) Project Management
9 8 (8.70%) Incident Management
9 8 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (7.61%) Data Protection
11 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity
11 6 (6.52%) Database Security
11 6 (6.52%) Matrix Management
12 5 (5.43%) Security Management
12 5 (5.43%) ITIL
12 5 (5.43%) PRINCE2
13 4 (4.35%) Information Security Management
13 4 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) Perl
2 2 (2.17%) C
3 1 (1.09%) Ruby
3 1 (1.09%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (46.74%) CISSP
2 28 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 20 (21.74%) CISM
3 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
4 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
5 18 (19.57%) CISA
6 10 (10.87%) Degree
7 8 (8.70%) CRISC
8 3 (3.26%) GSEC
9 2 (2.17%) PMP
9 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.17%) GIAC
9 2 (2.17%) MAPM
9 2 (2.17%) GCED
9 2 (2.17%) CSSLP
10 1 (1.09%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (23.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (18.48%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (6.52%) COBIT
4 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.09%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.09%) BS25999
4 1 (1.09%) COSO
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (6.52%) Juniper
1 6 (6.52%) CheckPoint
2 4 (4.35%) Tripwire
3 3 (3.26%) F5
3 3 (3.26%) Fortinet
3 3 (3.26%) Cisco
4 2 (2.17%) HP
4 2 (2.17%) Websense
4 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.09%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.09%) VMware
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
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