The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 423 524 498
Rank change year-on-year
+101 -26
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 161 58 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.12% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.16% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 30 16
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£475 £408 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% -24.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £318 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £430 £500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -46.66%
Cyber Security
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in England

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cyber Security
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security across the England region.

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 79 £500 +23.45% 71
South East +13 53 £419 +8.76% 55
West Midlands - 7 £450 - 10
East of England +17 6 £475 - 5
South West 0 6 £460 -18.31% 26
North West -16 6 £550 - 12
Midlands - 2 £581 -
Cyber Security
UK

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 91 (31.60%) Information Security
2 72 (25.00%) CISSP
3 67 (23.26%) Finance
4 59 (20.49%) Security Cleared
5 57 (19.79%) Degree
6 49 (17.01%) Linux
7 47 (16.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 46 (15.97%) Security Architecture
9 42 (14.58%) Firewall
10 41 (14.24%) CISM
10 41 (14.24%) SIEM
11 37 (12.85%) TOGAF
11 37 (12.85%) Network Security
11 37 (12.85%) SC Cleared
12 32 (11.11%) Windows
13 31 (10.76%) Risk Management
14 30 (10.42%) ITIL
15 29 (10.07%) Management Information System
15 29 (10.07%) SABSA
16 28 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (9.38%) Computer Science
18 26 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
19 25 (8.68%) Microsoft
20 24 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
21 23 (7.99%) Penetration Testing
21 23 (7.99%) PCI DSS
21 23 (7.99%) Java
22 22 (7.64%) UNIX
22 22 (7.64%) Project Management

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.47%) IIS
2 4 (1.39%) CMS
3 3 (1.04%) Apache
3 3 (1.04%) Node.js
3 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.17%) MS Office
3 11 (3.82%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (2.43%) MS Project
5 4 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.47%) PaaS
2 6 (2.08%) IaaS
2 6 (2.08%) SaaS
3 5 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.58%) Firewall
2 37 (12.85%) Network Security
3 21 (7.29%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (5.56%) VPN
6 14 (4.86%) WAN
7 13 (4.51%) LAN
8 6 (2.08%) Wireless
8 6 (2.08%) SSH
9 5 (1.74%) HTTP
9 5 (1.74%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.74%) SSL
10 4 (1.39%) DNS
10 4 (1.39%) DHCP
10 4 (1.39%) ASN.1
10 4 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.39%) X.509
10 4 (1.39%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.04%) Wireless Security
11 3 (1.04%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.90%) Big Data
2 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.04%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.39%) GDB
2 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.35%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Ant
3 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.35%) Maven
3 1 (0.35%) Mockito
3 1 (0.35%) GCC
3 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
General
1 67 (23.26%) Finance
2 14 (4.86%) Financial Institution
3 13 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.47%) Law
5 8 (2.78%) Banking
6 6 (2.08%) Marketing
7 3 (1.04%) German Language
7 3 (1.04%) Retail
8 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.69%) Games
8 2 (0.69%) Military
8 2 (0.69%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (21.53%) Architect
2 56 (19.44%) Security Architect
3 51 (17.71%) Analyst
4 38 (13.19%) Consultant
5 33 (11.46%) Security Consultant
5 33 (11.46%) Security Analyst
6 24 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 23 (7.99%) Developer
8 21 (7.29%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 20 (6.94%) Security Specialist
9 20 (6.94%) Security Manager
10 18 (6.25%) Security Engineer
11 16 (5.56%) Cyber Security Consultant
12 13 (4.51%) Business Analyst
13 12 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
14 11 (3.82%) Cyber Security Architect
14 11 (3.82%) Web Developer
15 10 (3.47%) Software Engineer
16 9 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
16 9 (3.13%) Cyber Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.60%) HTML
2 18 (6.25%) CSS
3 7 (2.43%) Web Services
3 7 (2.43%) Django
3 7 (2.43%) RESTful
3 7 (2.43%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.39%) GTK+
4 4 (1.39%) SOAP
5 3 (1.04%) .NET
5 3 (1.04%) Middleware
6 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.69%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.35%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.35%) Drools
7 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.35%) EJB
7 1 (0.35%) J2EE
7 1 (0.35%) STL
7 1 (0.35%) JSP
7 1 (0.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.07%) Management Information System
2 28 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.86%) SCADA
5 11 (3.82%) Raspberry Pi
6 9 (3.13%) Open Source
6 9 (3.13%) Cryptography
6 9 (3.13%) PKI
7 8 (2.78%) CESG
8 7 (2.43%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (2.08%) Physics
10 5 (1.74%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.74%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.39%) User Experience
12 3 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.04%) Taxonomies
12 3 (1.04%) Artificial Intelligence
13 2 (0.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 49 (17.01%) Linux
2 32 (11.11%) Windows
3 22 (7.64%) UNIX
4 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.04%) AIX
4 3 (1.04%) Solaris
5 2 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.69%) Android
6 1 (0.35%) VMS
6 1 (0.35%) NetWare
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (31.60%) Information Security
2 46 (15.97%) Security Architecture
3 41 (14.24%) SIEM
4 37 (12.85%) TOGAF
5 31 (10.76%) Risk Management
6 30 (10.42%) ITIL
7 29 (10.07%) SABSA
8 28 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
11 23 (7.99%) Penetration Testing
12 22 (7.64%) Project Management
13 21 (7.29%) Information Assurance
14 18 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 17 (5.90%) Software Engineering
15 17 (5.90%) Security Management
15 17 (5.90%) OO
16 16 (5.56%) Analytics
17 15 (5.21%) Digital Forensics
17 15 (5.21%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.99%) Java
2 17 (5.90%) C++
2 17 (5.90%) Python
3 14 (4.86%) C
4 13 (4.51%) SQL
5 11 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.82%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.47%) Perl
7 9 (3.13%) PHP
8 8 (2.78%) C#
9 5 (1.74%) VC++
10 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.39%) VB
11 3 (1.04%) Haskell
11 3 (1.04%) Scala
11 3 (1.04%) Clojure
12 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.35%) Ruby
12 1 (0.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 72 (25.00%) CISSP
2 59 (20.49%) Security Cleared
3 57 (19.79%) Degree
4 41 (14.24%) CISM
5 37 (12.85%) SC Cleared
6 17 (5.90%) DV Cleared
6 17 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (5.21%) CISA
8 13 (4.51%) ISSAP
9 8 (2.78%) GCIH
9 8 (2.78%) GIAC
10 7 (2.43%) CEH
11 6 (2.08%) CCNA
11 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.08%) HND
12 5 (1.74%) GCIA
13 4 (1.39%) QiCA
14 3 (1.04%) PMP
14 3 (1.04%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (16.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (7.99%) PCI DSS
3 21 (7.29%) COBIT
4 6 (2.08%) QA
5 3 (1.04%) COSO
6 2 (0.69%) SLA
6 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.35%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Snort
2 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.04%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.69%) iptables
5 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
5 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.69%) Nessus
1 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
1 2 (0.69%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (8.68%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.29%) Cisco
3 12 (4.17%) McAfee
4 11 (3.82%) Apple
5 10 (3.47%) Oracle
5 10 (3.47%) SAP
6 9 (3.13%) HP
7 8 (2.78%) Symantec
8 7 (2.43%) VMware
8 7 (2.43%) Splunk
8 7 (2.43%) ArcSight
9 6 (2.08%) IBM
10 5 (1.74%) Qualys
11 4 (1.39%) Citrix
11 4 (1.39%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.39%) LogRhythm
12 3 (1.04%) F5
12 3 (1.04%) Websense
13 2 (0.69%) Altiris
13 2 (0.69%) Tripwire
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