The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 293 443 534
Rank change year-on-year
+150 +91
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 322 137 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.30% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.38% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 74 21
Average daily rate £500 £450 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £209 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £568 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £361
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Average hourly rate £44.25 £48.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-15.71% -
Cybersecurity
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
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in England

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Cybersecurity
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 Cybersecurity within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +51 127 £500 +8.10% 119
South East +49 81 £535 +72.58% 64
North West +18 45 £556 +9.06% 18
South West +15 25 £500 +11.11% 56
Yorkshire +10 20 £525 - 12
West Midlands -9 10 £450 - 11
East of England +3 8 £270 -6.89% 6
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £550 - 1
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 217 (35.69%) Information Security
2 166 (27.30%) CISSP
3 122 (20.07%) Finance
4 113 (18.59%) Security Cleared
5 107 (17.60%) SIEM
6 92 (15.13%) Security Architecture
7 91 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (13.98%) CISM
9 80 (13.16%) Security Management
9 80 (13.16%) Security Operations
10 79 (12.99%) Management Information System
11 76 (12.50%) Risk Management
11 76 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 71 (11.68%) Vulnerability Management
13 67 (11.02%) Firewall
14 65 (10.69%) Intrusion Detection
15 64 (10.53%) SC Cleared
16 60 (9.87%) Project Management
16 60 (9.87%) Windows
17 57 (9.38%) PCI DSS
17 57 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
18 55 (9.05%) Linux
19 53 (8.72%) Penetration Testing
20 52 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (8.55%) CISA
21 51 (8.39%) TOGAF
21 51 (8.39%) Protective Monitoring
22 50 (8.22%) Degree
23 48 (7.89%) Network Security
24 47 (7.73%) Microsoft

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.32%) Apache
1 8 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (1.32%) WebSphere
2 6 (0.99%) Apache Spark
2 6 (0.99%) IIS
2 6 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.66%) iPlanet
4 4 (0.66%) Lync
4 4 (0.66%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.49%) Confluence
6 2 (0.33%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.33%) JBoss
6 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Node.js
7 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 15 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.64%) MS Project
4 8 (1.32%) MS Office
5 3 (0.49%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) BusinessWare
1 4 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.66%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.16%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.47%) IaaS
1 15 (2.47%) SaaS
2 13 (2.14%) PaaS
3 8 (1.32%) Office 365
4 6 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (0.33%) Taleo
7 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.02%) Firewall
2 65 (10.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 48 (7.89%) Network Security
4 30 (4.93%) LAN
5 27 (4.44%) DNS
6 24 (3.95%) Internet
7 18 (2.96%) MPLS
7 18 (2.96%) SAN
7 18 (2.96%) VLAN
8 17 (2.80%) Multicast
8 17 (2.80%) NAS
8 17 (2.80%) VPN
9 16 (2.63%) TCP/IP
10 14 (2.30%) WAN
11 11 (1.81%) HTTP
12 9 (1.48%) SSL
12 9 (1.48%) Wireless
13 7 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.82%) DHCP
14 5 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.61%) Big Data
2 16 (2.63%) GIS
3 11 (1.81%) DB2
3 11 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.64%) Data Mining
5 9 (1.48%) MySQL
6 8 (1.32%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.82%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.66%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.49%) OrientDB
10 2 (0.33%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.82%) JIRA
1 5 (0.82%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.49%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.49%) Selenium
4 2 (0.33%) Ant
4 2 (0.33%) AppScan
4 2 (0.33%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.33%) Maven
4 2 (0.33%) QUnit
4 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.16%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) JUnit
5 1 (0.16%) MSTest
5 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 122 (20.07%) Finance
2 44 (7.24%) Banking
3 43 (7.07%) Legal
4 27 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.80%) Retail
7 7 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.82%) Automotive
9 5 (0.82%) Marketing
10 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.49%) Law
10 3 (0.49%) Military
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 134 (22.04%) Architect
2 119 (19.57%) Analyst
3 106 (17.43%) Security Analyst
4 102 (16.78%) Security Architect
5 67 (11.02%) Consultant
6 59 (9.70%) Security Consultant
7 55 (9.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 52 (8.55%) Security Manager
9 37 (6.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 36 (5.92%) Security Specialist
11 35 (5.76%) Project Manager
12 34 (5.59%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 26 (4.28%) Security Engineer
14 25 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 23 (3.78%) Developer
16 21 (3.45%) IT Manager
16 21 (3.45%) Technical Architect
17 18 (2.96%) SIEM Analyst
18 17 (2.80%) Information Analyst
18 17 (2.80%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.81%) Middleware
2 10 (1.64%) HTML
3 9 (1.48%) CSS
4 7 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.15%) XML
5 6 (0.99%) HTML5
5 6 (0.99%) SOAP
5 6 (0.99%) Web Services
6 5 (0.82%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.82%) Spark Streaming
6 5 (0.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (0.66%) D3.js
7 4 (0.66%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.66%) REST
7 4 (0.66%) Spring
8 3 (0.49%) Java EE
9 2 (0.33%) jQuery
9 2 (0.33%) JSF
9 2 (0.33%) JSON
9 2 (0.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.99%) Management Information System
2 57 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.93%) Cyberthreat
5 28 (4.61%) Cryptography
6 23 (3.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 22 (3.62%) CESG
8 14 (2.30%) PKI
9 12 (1.97%) Visualisation
10 10 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.48%) SCADA
11 9 (1.48%) User Experience
12 8 (1.32%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.15%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.15%) AS400
13 7 (1.15%) Mathematics
13 7 (1.15%) Statistics
14 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.87%) Windows
2 55 (9.05%) Linux
3 32 (5.26%) Unix
4 10 (1.64%) AIX
5 7 (1.15%) Solaris
5 7 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.66%) MVS
7 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.66%) zOS
8 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.33%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Android
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (35.69%) Information Security
2 107 (17.60%) SIEM
3 92 (15.13%) Security Architecture
4 91 (14.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (13.16%) Security Management
5 80 (13.16%) Security Operations
6 76 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 71 (11.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 60 (9.87%) Project Management
9 53 (8.72%) Penetration Testing
10 52 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (8.39%) Protective Monitoring
11 51 (8.39%) TOGAF
12 44 (7.24%) ITIL
13 42 (6.91%) Information Assurance
14 41 (6.74%) Incident Management
14 41 (6.74%) SABSA
15 37 (6.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 34 (5.59%) Enterprise Architecture
16 34 (5.59%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.26%) SQL
2 28 (4.61%) Java
3 25 (4.11%) Python
4 24 (3.95%) C
5 20 (3.29%) C++
6 14 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.81%) VB
8 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.82%) Perl
10 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.66%) R
10 4 (0.66%) Ruby
11 3 (0.49%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.49%) C#
11 3 (0.49%) Scala
12 2 (0.33%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.33%) Groovy
12 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.16%) VC++
Qualifications
1 166 (27.30%) CISSP
2 113 (18.59%) Security Cleared
3 85 (13.98%) CISM
4 64 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 52 (8.55%) CISA
6 50 (8.22%) Degree
7 43 (7.07%) CLAS
8 39 (6.41%) DV Cleared
9 30 (4.93%) GIAC
10 25 (4.11%) CEH
10 25 (4.11%) SANS
11 16 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
12 15 (2.47%) CREST Certified
13 14 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (1.97%) CRISC
15 11 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 6 (0.99%) GCIA
17 6 (0.99%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (9.38%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.30%) COBIT
4 12 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.32%) ISO27002
7 7 (1.15%) COSO
7 7 (1.15%) QA
8 4 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.66%) RMADS
8 4 (0.66%) SLA
9 3 (0.49%) BS25999
10 2 (0.33%) DO-254
10 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.16%) GPG13
11 1 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (0.16%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.15%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.82%) Snort
5 4 (0.66%) ClearTrust
6 3 (0.49%) Firmware
7 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (2.14%) Nessus
2 11 (1.81%) QRadar
3 10 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.15%) Nmap
5 6 (0.99%) Kibana
6 5 (0.82%) Check_MK
7 4 (0.66%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.66%) Endace
8 3 (0.49%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.49%) OpenVAS
8 3 (0.49%) Proventia
8 3 (0.49%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (0.33%) EnCase
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.16%) CiscoWorks
10 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.16%) Puppet
10 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 47 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.24%) Cisco
3 35 (5.76%) Symantec
4 34 (5.59%) McAfee
5 29 (4.77%) ArcSight
6 28 (4.61%) Oracle
7 27 (4.44%) IBM
8 22 (3.62%) Splunk
9 21 (3.45%) Qualys
10 17 (2.80%) NetApp
11 16 (2.63%) HP
11 16 (2.63%) LogRhythm
12 15 (2.47%) VMware
13 13 (2.14%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.97%) SAP
15 11 (1.81%) F5
15 11 (1.81%) FireEye
16 10 (1.64%) Citrix
17 7 (1.15%) NetIQ
17 7 (1.15%) Tripwire
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