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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 179 216 -
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 28 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.083% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 0
Average daily rate
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£492 £361 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £410 £450
% change year-on-year
+24.39% -8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
4598 5565 5312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.84% 76.54% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4106 3940
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 18 (48.65%) Banking
3 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
4 11 (29.73%) Project Planning
4 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (29.73%) Project Management
5 10 (27.03%) Finance
5 10 (27.03%) Investment Banking
6 9 (24.32%) Firewall
6 9 (24.32%) Matrix Management
7 8 (21.62%) Network Security
8 7 (18.92%) CISSP
9 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
9 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
10 5 (13.51%) Change Control
10 5 (13.51%) GIAC
10 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
11 4 (10.81%) ITIL
11 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco
11 4 (10.81%) Internet
11 4 (10.81%) MS PowerPoint
12 3 (8.11%) JNCIS
12 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
12 3 (8.11%) International Banking
12 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
12 3 (8.11%) Data Protection

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (24.32%) Firewall
2 8 (21.62%) Network Security
3 4 (10.81%) Internet
4 3 (8.11%) FWSM
4 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) Intranet
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless Security
General
1 18 (48.65%) Banking
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Investment Banking
3 3 (8.11%) International Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Project Manager
2 13 (35.14%) Security Manager
3 11 (29.73%) Security Project Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Security Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Security Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Information Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Network Security Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Security Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
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
2 1 (2.70%) PMI
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 13 (35.14%) Risk Management
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (29.73%) Project Management
3 11 (29.73%) Project Planning
4 9 (24.32%) Matrix Management
5 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.51%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
6 5 (13.51%) Change Control
7 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) ITIL
8 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.41%) Information Assurance
9 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) CISSP
2 5 (13.51%) GIAC
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) CCSE
3 3 (8.11%) CEH
3 3 (8.11%) JNCIS
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.11%) CCSP
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) PMP
3 3 (8.11%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISEB
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) GCIA
4 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) APMP
5 1 (2.70%) OSCP
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) COBIT
2 3 (8.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco
2 3 (8.11%) Juniper
2 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Sun