The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 183 203 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 22 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 0
Average daily rate
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£484 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+34.86% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.00
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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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4529 5467 4844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.78% 76.90% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3520 4052 3657
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £609 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 68
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -30.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.20 £16.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 24 (64.86%) Information Security
2 16 (43.24%) Banking
3 11 (29.73%) Project Planning
3 11 (29.73%) Project Management
3 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
4 10 (27.03%) Finance
4 10 (27.03%) Investment Banking
5 9 (24.32%) Matrix Management
5 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (18.92%) Firewall
6 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (16.22%) Network Security
8 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
8 5 (13.51%) GIAC
8 5 (13.51%) CISSP
9 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
10 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
10 3 (8.11%) CEH
10 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.11%) Change Control
10 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (8.11%) Retail
10 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.41%) Cisco
11 2 (5.41%) Microsoft

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) Network Security
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.70%) FWSM
5 1 (2.70%) Intranet
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 16 (43.24%) Banking
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Military
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) International Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Project Manager
2 13 (35.14%) Security Manager
3 11 (29.73%) Security Project Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Security Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Information Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Network Security Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Incident Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) PMI
2 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.70%) FMCG
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Information Security
2 11 (29.73%) Project Planning
2 11 (29.73%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
3 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (24.32%) Matrix Management
4 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
4 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.11%) Change Control
6 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance
7 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL
7 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) CISSP
1 5 (13.51%) GIAC
2 3 (8.11%) CEH
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) GCIA
4 1 (2.70%) GCIH
4 1 (2.70%) CCSE
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) CCSP
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PMP
4 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CISA
4 1 (2.70%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Sun
2 1 (2.70%) Juniper
2 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint