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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 55 64 73
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.16% 1.39% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.89% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 6
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£500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £526 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £52.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +64.06%
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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
582 739 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.52% 73.53% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 344 268
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 8 (47.06%) CISSP
1 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Security Management
3 4 (23.53%) CISM
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security Management
3 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) Network Security
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
4 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Middleware
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) Nokia
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) CCSP
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 2 (11.76%) UNIX
5 2 (11.76%) Windows

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security
3 2 (11.76%) SSL
3 2 (11.76%) ATM
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless
3 2 (11.76%) SSH
4 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) MVNO
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Security Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Designer
2 4 (23.53%) Security Designer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) IT Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Information Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Security Management
2 4 (23.53%) Information Security Management
2 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) Data Security
4 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.88%) SIEM
5 1 (5.88%) ISMS
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C++
1 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) CISM
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) GIAC
4 2 (11.76%) CCSA
4 2 (11.76%) GCIH
4 2 (11.76%) CCSE
4 2 (11.76%) CGEIT
4 2 (11.76%) CRISC
4 2 (11.76%) CCSP
5 1 (5.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.76%) COBIT
3 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Juniper
2 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
3 2 (11.76%) Nokia
4 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Websense