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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.25% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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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
217 172 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 70.45% 71.37% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 95 86
Average daily rate £350 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.80 £34.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £46.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) Risk Management
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (47.06%) Risk Analysis
3 8 (47.06%) Network Security
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) UNIX
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) CISSP
5 6 (35.29%) Data Protection
5 6 (35.29%) Database Security
6 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
6 5 (29.41%) PKI
6 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
6 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
6 5 (29.41%) CISA
7 4 (23.53%) CISM
7 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (23.53%) Informatics
7 4 (23.53%) COBIT
7 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
7 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
7 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
7 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
8 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
8 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (5.88%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Network Security
3 4 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.88%) IPsec
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
General
1 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) Security Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Information Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Information Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Support Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Security Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) IT Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) IT Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.88%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
1 5 (29.41%) PKI
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Smart Meter
2 4 (23.53%) Informatics
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (5.88%) SecurID
5 1 (5.88%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Risk Management
2 8 (47.06%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (35.29%) Database Security
3 6 (35.29%) Data Protection
4 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
4 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (23.53%) Security Architecture
5 4 (23.53%) Supplier Management
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Validation
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.88%) SIEM
8 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 6 (35.29%) CISSP
3 5 (29.41%) CISA
4 4 (23.53%) CISM
5 1 (5.88%) GIAC
5 1 (5.88%) GSEC
5 1 (5.88%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (23.53%) COBIT
2 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.88%) BS25999
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Juniper
2 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.88%) F5
2 1 (5.88%) ArcSight