Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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.

Cybersecurity
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 153 169
Rank change year-on-year +24 +16 +19
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 40 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.97% 0.60% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.74% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 12
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £423 £558
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.26% -24.22% +31.18%
10th Percentile £345 £109 £374
90th Percentile £663 £546 £579
South East median daily rate £469 £491 £500
% change year-on-year -4.63% -1.75% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

Cybersecurity 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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3431 3497 3953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.54% 81.33% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1797 1881 2176
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £229
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 179
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.40
90th Percentile £39.60 £47.50 £44.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -11.54% -2.26% +52.00%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 13 £475 +304.26% 14
Slough +7 4 £625 +35.87%
Bracknell - 4 £250 -
Maidenhead -4 1 £625 +56.25% 2
Newbury -9 1 £475 +5.56% 1
Cybersecurity
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 14 (35.00%) Information Security
1 14 (35.00%) SIEM
2 11 (27.50%) Network Security
3 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) CISSP
4 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (20.00%) ITIL
5 8 (20.00%) CISM
5 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (17.50%) Project Management
6 7 (17.50%) Service Management
6 7 (17.50%) Windows
7 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.00%) Analytics
7 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (15.00%) Security Operations
8 5 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (12.50%) EnCase
8 5 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) Splunk
8 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (12.50%) COBIT
8 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 5 (12.50%) Firewall
8 5 (12.50%) Internet
9 4 (10.00%) Change Management
9 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (10.00%) Unix
9 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
9 4 (10.00%) CESG

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 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) HP Helion
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) Network Security
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Intranet
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.50%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) Skype
4 1 (2.50%) SMS
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
1 11 (27.50%) Security Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
4 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (10.00%) CESG
2 4 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Cyber Attack
3 3 (7.50%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Virtual Team
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Information Security
1 14 (35.00%) SIEM
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Project Management
3 7 (17.50%) Service Management
4 6 (15.00%) Analytics
4 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 6 (15.00%) Security Operations
4 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 4 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
6 4 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (10.00%) Open Source
6 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) System Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Apex Code
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) CISSP
3 8 (20.00%) CISM
3 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (7.50%) CISMP
5 3 (7.50%) Degree
6 2 (5.00%) CCSP
6 2 (5.00%) CREST Certified
7 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.50%) CLAS
7 1 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.50%) GSEC
7 1 (2.50%) ISEB
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.50%) COBIT
3 3 (7.50%) GDPR
3 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Squid
1 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) EnCase
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Splunk
2 4 (10.00%) Qualys
3 3 (7.50%) ArcSight
3 3 (7.50%) Remedy
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) VMware