The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 30 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.

Cybersecurity
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 112 130
Rank change year-on-year +24 +18  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 11 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.60% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Median daily rate £425 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.56% +2.22%  

Cybersecurity 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 Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1470 1992 2207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.37% 80.26% 75.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1033 1162
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £281 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 48 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Berkshire

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cybersecurity in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Berkshire

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Berkshire

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 8 £425 -33.07% 2
Bracknell +3 2 £463 -
Cybersecurity
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 12 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 9 (32.14%) MS Office
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) Degree
4 7 (25.00%) Data Entry
4 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (21.43%) Workflow
5 6 (21.43%) Information Security
5 6 (21.43%) SAP
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 6 (21.43%) HND
5 6 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
6 5 (17.86%) Internet
7 4 (14.29%) CISM
7 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) CISSP
7 4 (14.29%) JIRA
7 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
8 3 (10.71%) CEH
8 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 3 (10.71%) Web Services

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Office
2 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.14%) BGP
3 2 (7.14%) DMVPN
3 2 (7.14%) HSRP
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 2 (7.14%) VLAN
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) ICMP
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) PPP
4 1 (3.57%) SSH
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) NUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 12 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Administrator
2 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Junior
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Project Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) REST
1 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) Apache CXF
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.57%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) CentOS
3 1 (3.57%) Debian
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Data Entry
2 6 (21.43%) Information Security
2 6 (21.43%) Workflow
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 3 (10.71%) Open Source
5 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Service Management
6 2 (7.14%) API Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Security Operations
6 2 (7.14%) Service Design
6 2 (7.14%) SIEM
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) HND
3 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) CISM
4 4 (14.29%) CISSP
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) CEH
6 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
6 2 (7.14%) CISA
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (7.14%) MCSA
6 2 (7.14%) MCSE
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.57%) CITP
7 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.57%) SANS
7 1 (3.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) COBIT
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) PMO
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (3.57%) SELinux
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
3 3 (10.71%) Lancope
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (3.57%) Capita
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco