The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 72 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.32% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£558 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £55.00
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
684 621 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.30% 70.17% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 285 287
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 13
Average hourly rate £37.09 £18.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.05% -40.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.45 £25.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.52 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Cyber 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 Cyber Security.

1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (42.86%) Taxonomies
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
3 3 (42.86%) Digital Forensics
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (42.86%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (28.57%) PKI
4 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Cyber 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 Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (28.57%) SSH
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
1 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
General
1 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Security Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Taxonomies
1 3 (42.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Digital Forensics
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (42.86%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Security
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) F5