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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 55 58 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.72% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.24% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £413 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £383 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £443 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.06% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.63 £20.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+8.12% -60.78%
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
689 645 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.92% 76.24% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 326 323
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.12 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 13 (37.14%) CISSP
2 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (22.86%) Finance
4 6 (17.14%) Windows
4 6 (17.14%) Law
4 6 (17.14%) GIAC
4 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (17.14%) SIEM
4 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (17.14%) SaaS
4 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
5 5 (14.29%) RMADS
5 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (14.29%) GCIA
5 5 (14.29%) GCIH
5 5 (14.29%) CISM
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Unix
6 4 (11.43%) GSEC
6 4 (11.43%) SCADA
6 4 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) ISSAP
6 4 (11.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
7 3 (8.57%) Banking
7 3 (8.57%) Java

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.86%) SSH
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) DB2
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Law
3 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Consultant
2 12 (34.29%) Security Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) IT Manager
4 6 (17.14%) Sourcing Manager
5 5 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 3 (8.57%) IT Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) IT Procurement Manager
6 3 (8.57%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Procurement Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) SIEM Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Supply Chain Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Vendor Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.86%) CISSP Architect
8 1 (2.86%) CISSP Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) CLAS Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Information Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) PostGIS
2 1 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) SCADA
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
1 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
1 6 (17.14%) SIEM
2 4 (11.43%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (11.43%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Data Security
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Information Security Management
4 2 (5.71%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Presales
4 2 (5.71%) Secure Coding
4 2 (5.71%) Security Management
4 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.86%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
1 3 (8.57%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) CISSP
2 6 (17.14%) GIAC
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) CISM
3 5 (14.29%) GCIA
3 5 (14.29%) GCIH
4 4 (11.43%) GSEC
4 4 (11.43%) ISSAP
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.86%) CEH
6 1 (2.86%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.86%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.29%) RMADS
3 4 (11.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.86%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
1 1 (2.86%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) F5
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco
2 1 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) NetWitness
2 1 (2.86%) Qualys
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec
2 1 (2.86%) Tripwire
2 1 (2.86%) VMware