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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 45 61 65
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs citing Information Security 14 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.16% 1.98% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 2.56% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 2
Median daily rate £500 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -11.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £60.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +166.66%  

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 519 780 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.97% 77.30% 71.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 421 402
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 13
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Information Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Reading

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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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Reading

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) CISSP
4 3 (18.75%) Ariba
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Billing
4 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (18.75%) Concur
4 3 (18.75%) PMO
5 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (12.50%) PCI QSA
5 2 (12.50%) ISMS
5 2 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) ISO22301
5 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity

Information Security
Top Related 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 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
2 1 (6.25%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (6.25%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (18.75%) Billing
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
1 3 (18.75%) SAP Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) SAP Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Information Security Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Programme Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) ISMS
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (12.50%) Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Data Privacy
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Presales
5 1 (6.25%) Secure Coding
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) CISSP
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (12.50%) CISA
4 2 (12.50%) CISM
4 2 (12.50%) PCI QSA
5 1 (6.25%) CCA
5 1 (6.25%) GIAC
5 1 (6.25%) HNC
5 1 (6.25%) HND
5 1 (6.25%) SANS
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
1 3 (18.75%) PMO
2 2 (12.50%) ISO22301
3 1 (6.25%) COBIT
3 1 (6.25%) GDPR
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Ariba
1 3 (18.75%) Concur
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) Juniper
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Sourcefire