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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 59 68 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 1.19% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.64% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Average daily rate
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£495 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
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
574 733 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.13% 72.50% 67.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 374 277
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (45.00%) CISSP
3 7 (35.00%) Security Management
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco
5 5 (25.00%) CISM
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Information Security Management
6 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (20.00%) Juniper
6 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) CRISC
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Network Security
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 3 (15.00%) Middleware
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) CISA
8 2 (10.00%) Data Security
8 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
8 2 (10.00%) Websense
8 2 (10.00%) SSL

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) ATM
3 2 (10.00%) Wireless
3 2 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) MVNO
4 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
1 8 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Security Designer
3 4 (20.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) IT Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (15.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Principal Security Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) OSS Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) RMADS
4 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Security Management
2 5 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Security
5 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (10.00%) SIEM
5 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C++
1 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) CISM
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) CRISC
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) CISA
5 2 (10.00%) CCSP
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) CCSA
5 2 (10.00%) CCSE
6 1 (5.00%) CGEIT
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) GIAC
6 1 (5.00%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
3 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (20.00%) Juniper
2 4 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Websense
4 2 (10.00%) Nokia
4 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.00%) F5