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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Risk Assessment
Rank 96 114 133
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +19
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 25 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 0.62% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.89% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
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£370 £168 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.89% -60.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -28.12%
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
1807 1793 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.85% 69.88% 67.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 824 728
Average daily rate £388 £385 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 40
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 £14.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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 2 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 +4 6 £365 +117.91%
Bracknell - 4 £500 -
Slough +4 3 £345 -
Maidenhead -2 1 £375 -
Risk Assessment
South East

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (63.64%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (48.48%) VPN
5 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 15 (45.45%) IPsec
6 14 (42.42%) Telecoms
6 14 (42.42%) PCI DSS
6 14 (42.42%) CISSP
7 13 (39.39%) Juniper
7 13 (39.39%) MPLS
7 13 (39.39%) OSPF
7 13 (39.39%) Cisco PIX
7 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (36.36%) CCIE
8 12 (36.36%) CCSP
9 11 (33.33%) BGP
10 10 (30.30%) CCDP
10 10 (30.30%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (30.30%) SNMP
10 10 (30.30%) VoIP
10 10 (30.30%) Network Management
10 10 (30.30%) FWSM
11 9 (27.27%) Nokia
11 9 (27.27%) Radware
11 9 (27.27%) Redback
12 8 (24.24%) Demand Forecasting
13 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
14 6 (18.18%) Network Security
14 6 (18.18%) Internet

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 16 (48.48%) VPN
3 15 (45.45%) IPsec
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco PIX
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (39.39%) MPLS
4 13 (39.39%) OSPF
5 11 (33.33%) BGP
6 10 (30.30%) VoIP
6 10 (30.30%) SNMP
6 10 (30.30%) FWSM
7 6 (18.18%) Internet
7 6 (18.18%) Network Security
8 5 (15.15%) SSL
9 4 (12.12%) UMTS
9 4 (12.12%) HTTP
10 3 (9.09%) RIP
10 3 (9.09%) GPRS
10 3 (9.09%) GSM
10 3 (9.09%) IPv6
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Toad
1 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.03%) Introscope
1 1 (3.03%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (3.03%) JProfiler
1 1 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (42.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Design Engineer
1 8 (24.24%) IP Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior IP Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Managed Services Manager
6 1 (3.03%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) WML
1 3 (9.09%) XML
1 3 (9.09%) WAP
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) ODBC
3 1 (3.03%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Smart Meter
2 3 (9.09%) SecurID
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Statistics
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) EPoS
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) UNIX
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Solaris
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Network Management
2 8 (24.24%) Demand Forecasting
3 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
4 6 (18.18%) ITIL
5 5 (15.15%) eTOM
6 4 (12.12%) Information Security
7 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.06%) Network Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
8 2 (6.06%) Security Management
8 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Performance Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Stress Testing
9 1 (3.03%) Security Testing
9 1 (3.03%) QMS
9 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C++
1 1 (3.03%) Java
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VB
1 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) CISSP
3 12 (36.36%) CCIE
3 12 (36.36%) CCSP
4 10 (30.30%) CCDP
4 10 (30.30%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (15.15%) CCNP
5 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.06%) ISEB
8 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) CGEIT
8 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (3.03%) PMP
8 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
8 1 (3.03%) CISM
8 1 (3.03%) GIAC
8 1 (3.03%) GCIH
8 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) nmon
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 13 (39.39%) Juniper
4 9 (27.27%) Radware
4 9 (27.27%) Redback
4 9 (27.27%) Nokia
5 6 (18.18%) F5
6 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.09%) Tufin
7 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (9.09%) AlgoSec
8 2 (6.06%) Huawei
8 2 (6.06%) Ericsson
9 1 (3.03%) Qualys
9 1 (3.03%) Splunk
9 1 (3.03%) BMC
9 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.03%) Tripwire