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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 54 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 1.78% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.41% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 11
Median daily rate £463 £488 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £558 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £43.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-65.31% -3.88%
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
540 747 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.48% 73.67% 70.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 505 336
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 11
Median hourly rate £22.35 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.74% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £30.90 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
3 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Law
3 6 (27.27%) SaaS
4 5 (22.73%) CISSP
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Python
5 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) SIEM
5 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.09%) SANS
6 2 (9.09%) Security Auditing
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (9.09%) Presales
6 2 (9.09%) Secure Coding
6 2 (9.09%) ISACA
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
6 2 (9.09%) Security Management
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) GIAC

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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) SaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
General
1 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Consultant
1 8 (36.36%) Security Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) IT Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Sourcing Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) IT Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) IT Procurement Manager
4 3 (13.64%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Procurement Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Security Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) SIEM Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Supply Chain Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Vendor Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) CESG
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
1 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
1 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
1 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
1 3 (13.64%) SIEM
2 2 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
2 2 (9.09%) Presales
2 2 (9.09%) Secure Coding
2 2 (9.09%) Security Auditing
2 2 (9.09%) Security Management
2 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
2 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Information Assurance
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) GIAC
3 2 (9.09%) ISACA
3 2 (9.09%) SANS
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) HMG Infosec
2 1 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Citrix
1 1 (4.55%) Lumension
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) VMware
1 1 (4.55%) Wyse