Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 81 80
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Information Security 40 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.19% 1.16% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 1.45% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 31
Reading median daily rate £475 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -12.20% +7.89%
10th Percentile £390 £250 £450
90th Percentile £625 £700 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £450 £510
% change year-on-year +11.11% -11.76% +7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £17.50 -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1032 1171 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.36% 79.66% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 614 925
Reading median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £275 £228 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 (32.50%) Business Analysis
1 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (32.50%) GDPR
2 11 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (27.50%) Data Management
3 10 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 10 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
4 9 (22.50%) Data Mapping
4 9 (22.50%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (22.50%) Business Process Mapping
4 9 (22.50%) Requirements Engineering
5 7 (17.50%) SIEM
5 7 (17.50%) Validation
5 7 (17.50%) Project Management
6 6 (15.00%) UML
6 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (15.00%) Degree
6 6 (15.00%) OpenStack
6 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (15.00%) Private Cloud
7 5 (12.50%) CyberArk
7 5 (12.50%) IT Strategy
7 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 5 (12.50%) Firewall
7 5 (12.50%) Symantec
7 5 (12.50%) CISSP
8 4 (10.00%) VPN
8 4 (10.00%) Web Services

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 6 (15.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.00%) HP Helion
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) DOCSIS
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (5.00%) NAS
3 2 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) SDH
3 2 (5.00%) SMS
3 2 (5.00%) SSL
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (10.00%) Billing
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Architect
2 12 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Security Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Designer
4 5 (12.50%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Information Security Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Professional Services Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (22.50%) Data Protection Act
2 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (15.00%) Private Cloud
4 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.50%) Replication
6 2 (5.00%) IVR
6 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (2.50%) PKI
7 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Business Analysis
2 11 (27.50%) Data Management
3 10 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 10 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
4 9 (22.50%) Business Process Mapping
4 9 (22.50%) Data Mapping
4 9 (22.50%) Requirements Engineering
4 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (17.50%) Project Management
5 7 (17.50%) SIEM
5 7 (17.50%) Validation
6 6 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (15.00%) UML
7 5 (12.50%) IT Strategy
7 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) CISSP
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) CISM
5 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CLAS
6 1 (2.50%) GIAC
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PCI QSA
6 1 (2.50%) SANS
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (32.50%) GDPR
2 11 (27.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (10.00%) QA
4 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (5.00%) PMO
5 1 (2.50%) COBIT
5 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
1 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) CyberArk
1 5 (12.50%) Symantec
2 4 (10.00%) ArcSight
2 4 (10.00%) Tripwire
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.50%) Huawei
5 1 (2.50%) Lumension
5 1 (2.50%) Meridio
5 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.50%) Splunk
5 1 (2.50%) Varonis