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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 62 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Information Security 16 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.64% 1.15% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.66% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £540 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.84 £17.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+173.34% -66.66%
Information Security
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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
710 601 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.60% 68.92% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 310 352
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 21
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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
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 27 August 2015, 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 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
2 9 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Information Security Management
3 7 (31.82%) Security Management
3 7 (31.82%) SIEM
4 6 (27.27%) ArcSight
4 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (27.27%) COBIT
4 6 (27.27%) Symantec
5 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
5 5 (22.73%) UNIX
5 5 (22.73%) UML
5 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
5 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Tripwire
5 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) OpenStack
5 5 (22.73%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (22.73%) Private Cloud
6 4 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
6 4 (18.18%) PKI
6 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) Identity Management
6 4 (18.18%) C++
6 4 (18.18%) Java

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 5 (22.73%) OpenStack
2 3 (13.64%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) SSH
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 3 (13.64%) VPN
2 3 (13.64%) SSL
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Consultant
1 8 (36.36%) Security Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Security Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Cyber Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
2 3 (13.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (22.73%) Private Cloud
3 4 (18.18%) PKI
4 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.55%) Taxonomies
5 1 (4.55%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Ethical Hacking
1 9 (40.91%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Security Management
2 7 (31.82%) Information Security Management
2 7 (31.82%) SIEM
3 5 (22.73%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Security Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) UML
3 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
4 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (18.18%) Identity Management
4 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security
5 3 (13.64%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Data Security
5 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C++
1 4 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) PMP
2 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CEH
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) GSEC
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (27.27%) COBIT
2 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Symantec
1 6 (27.27%) ArcSight
2 5 (22.73%) Tripwire
3 4 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (13.64%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) Websense
5 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
5 1 (4.55%) Imperva
5 1 (4.55%) Tufin