The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 62 61 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Information Security 7 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 1.76% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 2.56% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
Average daily rate
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£494 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £459 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £522 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.99 £60.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-51.68% +84.61%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
615 665 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.26% 68.98% 68.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 284 310
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 10
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Information Security
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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 25 July 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 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) CISSP
2 6 (46.15%) Security Management
2 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Information Security Management
4 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) Middleware
5 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) CISM
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) SSL
6 2 (15.38%) CCSP
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 2 (15.38%) Nokia
6 2 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (15.38%) Java

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) VPN
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) Wireless
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) SSH
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 2 (15.38%) ATM
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Network Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Security Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Designer
3 3 (23.08%) Security Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Security Management
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security Management
2 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Identity Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Security
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (7.69%) ISMS
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C++
1 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) CISM
4 2 (15.38%) GIAC
4 2 (15.38%) CCSA
4 2 (15.38%) GCIH
4 2 (15.38%) CCSE
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CGEIT
4 2 (15.38%) CCSP
5 1 (7.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) COBIT
3 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) Nokia
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat