The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 52 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 2 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.35% 2.11% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 2.64% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Median daily rate £600 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -3.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -6.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £70.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +2.94%  

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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 460 683 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.45% 79.98% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 406 323
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) MCSA
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Apple
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) Data Entry
4 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (15.38%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing

Cybersecurity
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 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) ICMP
3 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.69%) SSH
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Administrator
1 2 (15.38%) Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Security Project Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Support Specialist
1 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Data Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Data Entry Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (7.69%) Junior
2 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Debian
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) API Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Entry
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) ATDD
3 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source Development
3 1 (7.69%) SABSA
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Threat Detection
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CISA
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.69%) HND
3 1 (7.69%) SANS
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) COBIT
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (7.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (7.69%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
2 2 (15.38%) Lancope
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SAP