The table below looks at the statistics for Information 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 Information Security over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 51 69 86
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +17
Contract jobs citing Information Security 19 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.13% 1.76% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.59% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +87.50%
Information Security
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
581 734 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.21% 68.15% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 386 270
Average daily rate £425 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £211 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 21
Average hourly rate £27.83 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.93% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Information Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security across the Reading region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Information Security Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Information Security
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Reading region.

Information Security Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (34.48%) CISSP
1 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (27.59%) Project Management
3 7 (24.14%) Linux
4 6 (20.69%) CISA
4 6 (20.69%) CISM
4 6 (20.69%) Security Management
5 5 (17.24%) Information Security Management
5 5 (17.24%) LAMP
5 5 (17.24%) Firewall
5 5 (17.24%) MySQL
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
7 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
7 3 (10.34%) Finance
7 3 (10.34%) Juniper
7 3 (10.34%) Degree
7 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
7 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
7 3 (10.34%) Network Security
7 3 (10.34%) RMADS
7 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) SIEM
8 2 (6.90%) CRISC
8 2 (6.90%) GCED
8 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
8 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) ATM
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) SSH
4 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.45%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Consultant
2 13 (44.83%) Security Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Linux Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Architect
6 3 (10.34%) IT Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) IT Security Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Security Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Principal Security Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Designer
7 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Information Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Security Designer
7 2 (6.90%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Information Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) LAMP
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.34%) RMADS
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 6 (20.69%) Security Management
3 5 (17.24%) Information Security Management
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.34%) SIEM
6 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) E-business
7 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Security
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) C++
2 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CISSP
2 6 (20.69%) CISA
2 6 (20.69%) CISM
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CRISC
4 2 (6.90%) GCED
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CSSLP
4 2 (6.90%) GSEC
5 1 (3.45%) GIAC
5 1 (3.45%) CCSA
5 1 (3.45%) CCSP
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
5 1 (3.45%) CISMP
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) COBIT
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
1 3 (10.34%) Juniper
1 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
2 2 (6.90%) F5
2 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
2 2 (6.90%) Websense
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Nokia
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