The table below looks at the statistics for Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Assessment
Rank 104 105 116
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 22 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.89% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.26% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 3
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£400 £168 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.80% -50.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £322 £465
% change year-on-year
+31.98% -30.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +25.00%
Risk Assessment
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
1827 1823 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.97% 70.74% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 913 681
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 £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 55 75
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%

Risk Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Risk Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Risk Assessment
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Risk Assessment across the Berkshire region.

Risk Assessment Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Risk Assessment
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Risk Assessment across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Risk Assessment Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Risk Assessment
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Risk Assessment across the Berkshire region.

Risk Assessment Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Risk Assessment
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 Risk Assessment within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 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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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 4 £495 +195.52% 1
Newbury +2 3 - - 1
Risk Assessment
South East

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment.

1 28 (65.12%) Cisco
2 26 (60.47%) Firewall
3 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
3 24 (55.81%) VPN
4 23 (53.49%) OSPF
5 21 (48.84%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (46.51%) Telecoms
7 18 (41.86%) IPsec
7 18 (41.86%) CISSP
8 17 (39.53%) PCI DSS
9 16 (37.21%) RIP
10 14 (32.56%) ITIL
10 14 (32.56%) Juniper
11 13 (30.23%) Internet
12 12 (27.91%) Network Security
12 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
12 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (27.91%) SSL
12 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
12 12 (27.91%) Demand Forecasting
13 11 (25.58%) CCNP
13 11 (25.58%) Fortinet
13 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
13 11 (25.58%) F5
14 10 (23.26%) eTOM
15 9 (20.93%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (20.93%) Tufin
15 9 (20.93%) SecurID
15 9 (20.93%) Degree
15 9 (20.93%) CCSP

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Risk Assessment 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 Risk Assessment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (60.47%) Firewall
2 24 (55.81%) VPN
3 23 (53.49%) OSPF
4 18 (41.86%) IPsec
5 16 (37.21%) RIP
6 13 (30.23%) Internet
7 12 (27.91%) Network Security
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (27.91%) SSL
8 9 (20.93%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (18.60%) SNMP
9 8 (18.60%) VoIP
9 8 (18.60%) MPLS
9 8 (18.60%) FWSM
10 7 (16.28%) BGP
11 6 (13.95%) VLAN
12 4 (9.30%) LAN
13 3 (6.98%) Wireless
13 3 (6.98%) UMTS
13 3 (6.98%) WLAN
General
1 20 (46.51%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Design Engineer
2 13 (30.23%) IP Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Security Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Coordinator
5 4 (9.30%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Information Security Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Service Management Consultant
8 1 (2.33%) Service Management Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) WAP
1 3 (6.98%) WML
1 3 (6.98%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) SecurID
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Smart Meter
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) IVR
4 1 (2.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Demand Forecasting
3 10 (23.26%) eTOM
4 8 (18.60%) Network Management
5 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.63%) Security Management
6 5 (11.63%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) Information Security Management
7 3 (6.98%) Validation
7 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.98%) Information Security
7 3 (6.98%) WFM
8 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (4.65%) ITSM
8 2 (4.65%) Service Management
8 2 (4.65%) Matrix Management
9 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.33%) IT Governance
9 1 (2.33%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (41.86%) CISSP
3 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (25.58%) CCNP
4 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
5 9 (20.93%) Degree
5 9 (20.93%) CCSP
6 8 (18.60%) CCIE
7 7 (16.28%) CCDP
7 7 (16.28%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.33%) ISEB
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.33%) PMP
8 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) COBIT
3 1 (2.33%) BS15000
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (65.12%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
3 14 (32.56%) Juniper
4 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
5 11 (25.58%) Fortinet
5 11 (25.58%) F5
6 9 (20.93%) Tufin
6 9 (20.93%) AlgoSec
7 8 (18.60%) Nokia
7 8 (18.60%) Radware
7 8 (18.60%) Redback
8 3 (6.98%) HP
8 3 (6.98%) CA
9 2 (4.65%) Remedy
10 1 (2.33%) Huawei
10 1 (2.33%) Qualys
10 1 (2.33%) Splunk
10 1 (2.33%) BMC