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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 52 63 48
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Information Security 11 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.31% 0.76% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.04% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £462
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £51.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-62.74% -15.00%
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
611 672 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.82% 72.73% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 299 259
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 8 (38.10%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) SIEM
4 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (23.81%) ArcSight
4 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
4 5 (23.81%) MySQL
4 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
4 5 (23.81%) Symantec
4 5 (23.81%) LAMP
5 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
5 4 (19.05%) Tripwire
5 4 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (19.05%) Information Security Management
5 4 (19.05%) Security Management
5 4 (19.05%) UML
5 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
5 4 (19.05%) OpenStack
5 4 (19.05%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (9.52%) Information Management
7 2 (9.52%) Finance
7 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Security Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) VoIP Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) Economics
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) SIEM
3 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) UML
3 4 (19.05%) Information Security Management
3 4 (19.05%) Security Management
3 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) Cyber Security
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) ISMS
5 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
5 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PMP
1 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) CRISC
2 1 (4.76%) CISA
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) GSEC
2 1 (4.76%) CEH
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) COBIT
3 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Symantec
1 5 (23.81%) ArcSight
2 4 (19.05%) Cyber-Ark
2 4 (19.05%) Tripwire
3 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.76%) Imperva
3 1 (4.76%) Tufin
3 1 (4.76%) Websense