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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 421 541 557
Rank change year-on-year
+120 +16
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 161 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.058% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.078% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 17 9
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£484 £369 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.16% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £307 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £632 £671
UK excluding London average daily rate £472 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +82 86 £484 +31.16% 38
South East +42 43 £450 -10.00% 28
North West - 11 £486 - 2
East of England - 6 £460 - 2
West Midlands -15 5 £425 +61.90%
South West - 5 £425 - 5
East Midlands - 3 £588 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cyber Security
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Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 92 (38.33%) Information Security
2 53 (22.08%) Security Cleared
3 51 (21.25%) CISSP
4 46 (19.17%) Finance
5 45 (18.75%) Firewall
5 45 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 44 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (17.50%) Risk Management
8 41 (17.08%) Project Management
8 41 (17.08%) Security Architecture
9 38 (15.83%) Banking
10 36 (15.00%) Network Security
10 36 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 33 (13.75%) ITIL
11 33 (13.75%) PRINCE2
12 31 (12.92%) SIEM
13 30 (12.50%) Management Information System
13 30 (12.50%) Degree
14 28 (11.67%) Information Assurance
15 25 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
16 24 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 24 (10.00%) TCP/IP
17 23 (9.58%) Microsoft
18 21 (8.75%) CISM
18 21 (8.75%) Linux
18 21 (8.75%) C
19 20 (8.33%) Software Engineering
20 19 (7.92%) DV Cleared
20 19 (7.92%) GIAC
20 19 (7.92%) Stakeholder Engagement

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.67%) IIS
3 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.83%) Confluence
4 1 (0.42%) Lync
4 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (5.00%) MS Office
3 9 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.42%) assyst
2 1 (0.42%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.75%) Firewall
2 36 (15.00%) Network Security
3 24 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (7.50%) Internet
5 13 (5.42%) Intranet
6 8 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (2.50%) SSL
8 4 (1.67%) FWSM
9 3 (1.25%) Wireless Security
9 3 (1.25%) S/MIME
9 3 (1.25%) LAN
9 3 (1.25%) WAN
9 3 (1.25%) Wireless
10 2 (0.83%) IPsec
10 2 (0.83%) TACACS
10 2 (0.83%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.67%) Big Data
2 3 (1.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.83%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.42%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) MS Access
4 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.42%) Subversion
2 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 46 (19.17%) Finance
2 38 (15.83%) Banking
3 16 (6.67%) Law
4 15 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.83%) Retail
6 8 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.92%) Electronics
8 5 (2.08%) Legal
9 3 (1.25%) International Banking
10 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (21.67%) Architect
2 39 (16.25%) Analyst
2 39 (16.25%) Security Architect
3 34 (14.17%) Project Manager
4 30 (12.50%) Security Manager
5 27 (11.25%) Security Specialist
6 26 (10.83%) Security Analyst
7 23 (9.58%) Consultant
8 20 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
9 17 (7.08%) Business Analyst
10 16 (6.67%) Security Consultant
11 13 (5.42%) Information Security Analyst
11 13 (5.42%) Enterprise Architect
11 13 (5.42%) Information Analyst
11 13 (5.42%) Information Security Specialist
11 13 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (5.42%) Information Specialist
12 12 (5.00%) Product Specialist
12 12 (5.00%) Product Analyst
13 10 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.25%) Spring
1 3 (1.25%) Web Services
1 3 (1.25%) XML
2 2 (0.83%) WSDL
2 2 (0.83%) XSD
2 2 (0.83%) JDBC
2 2 (0.83%) SOAP
2 2 (0.83%) Swing
2 2 (0.83%) Kafka
2 2 (0.83%) REST
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.42%) Java EE
3 1 (0.42%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.42%) EJB
3 1 (0.42%) WSH
3 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (4.58%) CESG
5 10 (4.17%) CESG CLAS
6 9 (3.75%) FMCG
6 9 (3.75%) PKI
7 8 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.92%) Open Source
9 6 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.50%) SCADA
10 5 (2.08%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (2.08%) EMV
11 4 (1.67%) Cryptography
12 3 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.25%) Smartcard
13 2 (0.83%) Human Factors
13 2 (0.83%) RMADS
14 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.75%) Linux
2 17 (7.08%) Android
3 12 (5.00%) UNIX
4 9 (3.75%) Windows
5 7 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.42%) AIX
6 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (38.33%) Information Security
2 44 (18.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (17.50%) Risk Management
4 41 (17.08%) Project Management
4 41 (17.08%) Security Architecture
5 33 (13.75%) ITIL
5 33 (13.75%) PRINCE2
6 31 (12.92%) SIEM
7 28 (11.67%) Information Assurance
8 25 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 20 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 19 (7.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (7.92%) Change Control
12 16 (6.67%) TOGAF
12 16 (6.67%) SABSA
13 15 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
13 15 (6.25%) ISMS
13 15 (6.25%) Project Planning
14 14 (5.83%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.75%) C
2 15 (6.25%) Python
3 12 (5.00%) Java
4 11 (4.58%) C++
5 6 (2.50%) SQL
6 3 (1.25%) Ruby
6 3 (1.25%) VB
7 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.42%) VBA
8 1 (0.42%) Perl
8 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (22.08%) Security Cleared
2 51 (21.25%) CISSP
3 45 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 30 (12.50%) Degree
5 21 (8.75%) CISM
6 19 (7.92%) DV Cleared
6 19 (7.92%) GIAC
7 16 (6.67%) CEH
8 15 (6.25%) PMP
8 15 (6.25%) PMI Certification
9 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (5.42%) MCSE
10 12 (5.00%) ISEB
11 11 (4.58%) HND
12 10 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (2.08%) ISSAP
15 5 (2.08%) CISA
16 4 (1.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 10 (4.17%) COBIT
4 4 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.83%) QA
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.42%) BS7799
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) Snort
1 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (9.58%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.50%) SAP
3 10 (4.17%) Oracle
4 9 (3.75%) Cisco
5 7 (2.92%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.92%) Juniper
6 5 (2.08%) CA
7 2 (0.83%) IBM
7 2 (0.83%) HP
7 2 (0.83%) JBoss
8 1 (0.42%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.42%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.42%) Talend
8 1 (0.42%) Qualys
8 1 (0.42%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.42%) Sybase
8 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.42%) Primavera
8 1 (0.42%) Mercator
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