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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Information Security 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.98% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £411
% change year-on-year
+1.12% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £41.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-45.45% +50.00%
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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
211 175 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 69.18% 71.43% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 105 92
Average daily rate £350 £425 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 10 (76.92%) Risk Management
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Network Security
4 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
4 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (38.46%) CISSP
5 4 (30.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
5 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
5 4 (30.77%) COBIT
5 4 (30.77%) Informatics
5 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
6 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
6 3 (23.08%) Database Security
6 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) CISA
6 3 (23.08%) CISM
6 3 (23.08%) UNIX
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
7 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (15.38%) PKI

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Security Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Information Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Information Security Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Security Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Support Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Information Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 4 (30.77%) Informatics
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) PKI
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (7.69%) SecurID
5 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Risk Management
2 6 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
4 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Database Security
6 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Validation
7 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) Benchmarking
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Process Management
7 1 (7.69%) SIEM
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) CISA
2 3 (23.08%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) GIAC
3 1 (7.69%) GSEC
3 1 (7.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) COBIT
2 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
1 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
1 1 (7.69%) ArcSight