Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Security Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Testing over the 6 months to 19 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.

Security Testing
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 96 109
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.16% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Reading median daily rate £525 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +21.88% +5.26%
10th Percentile £513 £434 £320
90th Percentile £538 £531 £415
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% +9.38% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

Security Testing 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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1032 1171 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.36% 79.66% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 614 925
Reading median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £275 £228 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 82
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.03
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.62
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
% change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Testing in Reading

Security Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing 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 Security Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) SIEM
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (50.00%) EnCase
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Intelligence

Security Testing
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 (50.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (50.00%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Malware Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
1 1 (50.00%) SIEM
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) EnCase
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk