Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for CompTIA Security+ qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 12 December 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.

CompTIA Security+
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 95 101
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 -
Contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.24% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Reading median daily rate £390 £550 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.09% +39.24% -
Berkshire median daily rate £390 £550 £395
% change year-on-year -29.09% +39.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

CompTIA Security+ is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Reading
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 310 413 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.47% 28.15% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 196 294
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £252
90th Percentile £618 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 58
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £36.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.22% +16.50% +76.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £19.63 £21.55
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £16.53 £30.90
% change year-on-year -24.38% -46.50% +60.52%

CompTIA Security+
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing CompTIA Security+ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for CompTIA Security+ in Reading

CompTIA Security+
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CompTIA Security+ in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for CompTIA Security+ in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CompTIA 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 CompTIA Security+.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management

CompTIA Security+
Co-occurring 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 3 (100.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (100.00%) Network Security
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware