The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 68 65 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.43% 0.52% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.70% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£352 £526 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 - £60.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
760 572 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.85% 74.19% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 306 237
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cyber Security across the Cheshire region.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Cyber Security
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Cyber Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cyber Security.

1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Cyber Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Financial Business Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) ArcSight