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 3 months to 25 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.

Security Testing
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 68 67
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £405 £400
% change year-on-year - +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £52.99

Security Testing 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 455 683 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.27% 79.98% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 406 326
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £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 36
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 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Security Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 25 June 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%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OSCP
2 1 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) HP Helion
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 1 (50.00%) SANS
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 1 (50.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) OSSTMM
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) VPN

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%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) HP Helion
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Data Flow Diagram
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) OSSTMM
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Threat Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CREST Certified
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) OSCP
1 1 (50.00%) SANS
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware