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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 56 70 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Contract jobs citing Information Security 15 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.74% 1.57% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.22% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 3
Average daily rate
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£495 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £550 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £383 £400
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +71.33%
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
570 766 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.28% 70.79% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 414 256
Average daily rate £425 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £33.10 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 (40.91%) CISSP
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) Security Management
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 4 (18.18%) Juniper
4 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
4 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
4 4 (18.18%) CISA
4 4 (18.18%) CISM
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) Network Security
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
5 3 (13.64%) SIEM
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Middleware
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) Network Security
3 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) SSL
4 2 (9.09%) ATM
4 2 (9.09%) SSH
5 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.55%) MVNO
5 1 (4.55%) LAN
5 1 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Consultant
1 11 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Security Designer
3 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Designer
4 3 (13.64%) IT Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Information Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Principal Security Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) RMADS
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) CESG
3 1 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Security Management
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Information Security Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
3 3 (13.64%) SIEM
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.09%) Data Security
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) E-business
5 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
2 4 (18.18%) CISA
2 4 (18.18%) CISM
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CRISC
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CCSA
3 2 (9.09%) CCSP
3 2 (9.09%) CCSE
4 1 (4.55%) GSEC
4 1 (4.55%) GIAC
4 1 (4.55%) GCED
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) COBIT
3 1 (4.55%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) Juniper
2 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
3 2 (9.09%) F5
3 2 (9.09%) Websense
3 2 (9.09%) Nokia
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft