The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.68% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £441 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.96% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +104.54%
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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
212 181 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 71.14% 72.40% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 103 98
Average daily rate £350 £410 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £18.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Information Security
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security across the Slough region.

Information Security Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (46.67%) Network Security
4 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) CISSP
4 6 (40.00%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (33.33%) UNIX
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 5 (33.33%) Database Security
6 4 (26.67%) Informatics
6 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
6 4 (26.67%) COBIT
6 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
6 4 (26.67%) PKI
6 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (26.67%) CISA
7 3 (20.00%) CISM
7 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Smart Meter
7 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 2 (13.33%) Mobile App

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (6.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) IPsec
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Security Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Information Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Security Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Information Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Support Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) Informatics
2 4 (26.67%) PKI
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (6.67%) SecurID
5 1 (6.67%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Risk Management
2 7 (46.67%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (33.33%) Database Security
4 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Matrix Management
6 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Process Management
7 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
1 6 (40.00%) CISSP
2 4 (26.67%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) GIAC
4 1 (6.67%) GSEC
4 1 (6.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (26.67%) COBIT
3 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
1 1 (6.67%) ArcSight