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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Risk Assessment
Rank 99 119 111
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing Risk Assessment 28 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 0.42% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.57% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
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£400 £319 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% -29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -21.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -
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
1836 1914 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.39% 73.59% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 958 970 623
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 62 68
Average hourly rate £20.25 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £127.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 2015. 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 +9 5 - -
Newbury +1 3 - -
Risk Assessment
South East

Risk Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (64.86%) Cisco
1 24 (64.86%) CheckPoint
2 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 22 (59.46%) OSPF
3 21 (56.76%) RIP
3 21 (56.76%) VPN
4 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
5 16 (43.24%) ITIL
6 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (37.84%) CISSP
7 14 (37.84%) IPsec
7 14 (37.84%) PCI DSS
8 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
8 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
9 12 (32.43%) CCNP
9 12 (32.43%) Juniper
9 12 (32.43%) F5
9 12 (32.43%) Demand Forecasting
9 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
9 12 (32.43%) Network Security
9 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
10 11 (29.73%) SecurID
10 11 (29.73%) eTOM
10 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (29.73%) Internet
10 11 (29.73%) Linux
11 10 (27.03%) SSL
11 10 (27.03%) Tufin
11 10 (27.03%) AlgoSec
11 10 (27.03%) VLAN

Risk Assessment
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall
1 22 (59.46%) OSPF
2 21 (56.76%) RIP
2 21 (56.76%) VPN
3 14 (37.84%) IPsec
4 12 (32.43%) Network Security
5 11 (29.73%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (29.73%) Internet
6 10 (27.03%) SSL
6 10 (27.03%) VLAN
7 7 (18.92%) LAN
7 7 (18.92%) WLAN
7 7 (18.92%) Wireless
8 6 (16.22%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (10.81%) VoIP
9 4 (10.81%) SNMP
9 4 (10.81%) FWSM
9 4 (10.81%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.70%) BGP
General
1 20 (54.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Design Engineer
2 18 (48.65%) IP Engineer
3 12 (32.43%) Security Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Coordinator
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.70%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Service Management Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Service Management Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) SecurID
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) IVR
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Demand Forecasting
3 11 (29.73%) eTOM
4 7 (18.92%) Validation
5 5 (13.51%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) Security Management
6 4 (10.81%) Network Management
6 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.11%) WFM
7 3 (8.11%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.41%) ITSM
8 2 (5.41%) Information Security Management
8 2 (5.41%) Service Management
8 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Management
8 2 (5.41%) Matrix Management
8 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.41%) Information Security
9 1 (2.70%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CISSP
3 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
4 12 (32.43%) CCNP
4 12 (32.43%) SC Cleared
5 10 (27.03%) Degree
6 3 (8.11%) CCIE
6 3 (8.11%) CCSP
6 3 (8.11%) CCDP
6 3 (8.11%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.70%) PMP
7 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.70%) ISEB
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (37.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) BS15000
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
1 24 (64.86%) CheckPoint
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Juniper
3 12 (32.43%) F5
3 12 (32.43%) Fortinet
4 10 (27.03%) Tufin
4 10 (27.03%) AlgoSec
5 7 (18.92%) CA
6 4 (10.81%) Radware
6 4 (10.81%) Nokia
6 4 (10.81%) Redback
7 2 (5.41%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) BMC