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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 54 73 74
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.66% 1.20% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.73% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 0
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£436 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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
590 751 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.12% 69.15% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 392 269
Average daily rate £420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.11% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (30.77%) Project Management
2 8 (30.77%) CISSP
3 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) CISA
3 6 (23.08%) CISM
4 5 (19.23%) MySQL
4 5 (19.23%) LAMP
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 4 (15.38%) Information Security Management
5 4 (15.38%) Security Management
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
6 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (11.54%) RMADS
6 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) SIEM
7 2 (7.69%) CRISC
7 2 (7.69%) GCED
7 2 (7.69%) F5
7 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
7 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) CSSLP
7 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 2 (7.69%) Network Security
7 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
7 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
7 2 (7.69%) Games

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) MVNO
3 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Consultant
2 12 (46.15%) Security Consultant
3 7 (26.92%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Linux Consultant
4 5 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Architect
6 3 (11.54%) IT Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) IT Security Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Security Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Information Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Principal Security Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Principal Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) RMADS
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
3 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Information Security Management
2 4 (15.38%) Security Management
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.54%) SIEM
3 3 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
4 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) E-business
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CISSP
2 6 (23.08%) CISA
2 6 (23.08%) CISM
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CSSLP
4 2 (7.69%) CRISC
4 2 (7.69%) GCED
4 2 (7.69%) GSEC
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) CISMP
5 1 (3.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
2 1 (3.85%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Juniper
1 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
1 2 (7.69%) Websense
1 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
1 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
1 2 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (3.85%) VMware