The first table below looks at the demand for Data Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data 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 Reading 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
Data Security
Rank 59 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Data Security 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.91% 0.43% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.80 £13.42
% change year-on-year
- +107.15%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
601 651 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.22% 70.23% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 283 308
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 8
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Data Security
Berkshire

Data Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Data Security Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Data Security
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Security across the Reading region.

Data Security Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Data Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Data 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 Data Security.

1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
1 5 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) ATM
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (20.00%) Nokia
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) SSH
4 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) PKI
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) tcpdump

Data Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Data 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 Data Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) ATM
3 2 (20.00%) SSH
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (10.00%) snoop
4 1 (10.00%) FWSM
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) RTCP
4 1 (10.00%) RTP
4 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Security Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) SyncML
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) ESRI
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper