The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
Berkshire > Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 54 57
Rank change year-on-year +25 +3  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 24 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.12% 1.72% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.18% 2.16% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 2
Reading median daily rate £540 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.05% +3.03%  
10th Percentile £416 £250 £371
90th Percentile £604 £700 £444
Berkshire median daily rate £540 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 463 694 659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.42% 79.50% 77.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 1586 1112
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
10th Percentile £301 £213 £260
90th Percentile £600 £530 £534
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 68 43
Reading median hourly rate £29.75 £19.81 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.21% -8.09%  
10th Percentile £15.25 £18.81 £13.20
90th Percentile £55.65 £36.61 £44.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
% change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Reading

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Reading

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Reading over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (27.03%) SIEM
3 9 (24.32%) Degree
3 9 (24.32%) Firewall
3 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
3 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 9 (24.32%) GDPR
4 8 (21.62%) IT Strategy
4 8 (21.62%) CISSP
4 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
5 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
6 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
6 6 (16.22%) Digital Economy
7 5 (13.51%) Financial Institution
7 5 (13.51%) SAP
7 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 5 (13.51%) Billing
7 5 (13.51%) PKI
8 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (10.81%) Validation
8 4 (10.81%) SAP Implementation
8 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (10.81%) Ariba
8 4 (10.81%) CISM
8 4 (10.81%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (10.81%) Concur

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (5.41%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) Network Security
2 3 (8.11%) SSL
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) Broadband
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Digital Economy
3 5 (13.51%) Billing
3 5 (13.51%) Financial Institution
4 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.70%) Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Architect
1 10 (27.03%) Security Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Information Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (10.81%) SAP Manager
3 4 (10.81%) SAP Project Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Security Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Information Security Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (13.51%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) IVR
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.70%) Replication
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Solaris
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) SIEM
1 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) IT Strategy
4 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
5 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.81%) Data Privacy
7 4 (10.81%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (10.81%) Security Architecture
7 4 (10.81%) Validation
8 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (8.11%) Information Security Management
8 3 (8.11%) Security Management
8 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
9 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
9 2 (5.41%) ERP
9 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 8 (21.62%) CISSP
3 4 (10.81%) CISM
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
5 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) PCI QSA
5 2 (5.41%) SANS
6 1 (2.70%) GIAC
6 1 (2.70%) HNC
6 1 (2.70%) HND
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) GDPR
2 8 (21.62%) PCI DSS
3 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (10.81%) PMO
5 2 (5.41%) COBIT
5 2 (5.41%) ISO 22301
6 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) SAP
2 4 (10.81%) Ariba
2 4 (10.81%) Concur
3 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
3 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.11%) CyberArk
4 2 (5.41%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) hybris
4 2 (5.41%) McAfee
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
4 2 (5.41%) Tripwire
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) Lumension
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.70%) Varonis