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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 185 222 -
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 18 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.071% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.092% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
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£492 £361 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £472 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
Cyber Security
London

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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 16 (64.00%) Information Security
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
3 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (28.00%) Project Management
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
5 6 (24.00%) Firewall
5 6 (24.00%) Matrix Management
5 6 (24.00%) Project Planning
6 5 (20.00%) Network Security
6 5 (20.00%) Change Control
6 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco
7 4 (16.00%) CISSP
7 4 (16.00%) Internet
7 4 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (12.00%) JNCIS
8 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) CEH
8 3 (12.00%) Retail
8 3 (12.00%) CCSE
8 3 (12.00%) GIAC
8 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (12.00%) CCSP

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) Network Security
3 4 (16.00%) Internet
4 3 (12.00%) FWSM
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) Intranet
General
1 13 (52.00%) Banking
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (12.00%) International Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Electronics
5 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Security Manager
2 9 (36.00%) Project Manager
3 8 (32.00%) Security Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) FMCG
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Information Security
2 9 (36.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (28.00%) Project Management
4 6 (24.00%) Project Planning
4 6 (24.00%) Matrix Management
5 5 (20.00%) Change Control
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (12.00%) Information Assurance
7 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (8.00%) Network Design
8 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) C++
1 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CISSP
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CCSP
2 3 (12.00%) CCNP
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) PMP
2 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (12.00%) GIAC
2 3 (12.00%) CCSE
2 3 (12.00%) CEH
2 3 (12.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) OSCP
3 1 (4.00%) CISA
3 1 (4.00%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (12.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.00%) Juniper
2 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
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