Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 > Slough
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 38 41
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3 +4
Contract jobs citing Information Security 10 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.39% 0.96% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 1.23% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Slough median daily rate £625 £513 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +40.89% -19.17%
10th Percentile £418 £441 £256
90th Percentile £678 £524 £473
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
Slough 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 Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 223 244 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 75.59% 78.46% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 155 271
Slough median daily rate £425 £363 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +2.84% +0.71%
10th Percentile £266 £235 £213
90th Percentile £569 £488 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Slough median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.55% -42.11% +97.92%
10th Percentile £14.00 £8.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £34.30 £40.25 £43.75
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 Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Slough

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Slough

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Slough over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
1 5 (50.00%) COBIT
2 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (40.00%) CISM
3 3 (30.00%) Legal
3 3 (30.00%) CESG
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Intranet
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (20.00%) CREST Certified
4 2 (20.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (10.00%) SANS
5 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) CISSP Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) ArcSight Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CESG
2 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (10.00%) eTOM
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) OWASP
4 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (20.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CREST Certified
4 1 (10.00%) CCSP
4 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (10.00%) GIAC
4 1 (10.00%) GSEC
4 1 (10.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) COBIT
2 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
1 1 (10.00%) Intel
1 1 (10.00%) LogLogic
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee