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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 388 469 532
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +63
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 194 94 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.20% 0.038%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.26% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 41 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 - £60.00
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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
38658 36620 33487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.68% 76.48% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25452 23207 20579
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1110 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +28 75 £500 +13.63% 75
South East +22 52 £455 +3.40% 39
East of England +17 22 £423 - 4
South West +10 22 £450 -25.00% 37
West Midlands +8 9 £450 -10.00% 7
North West -18 6 £352 -31.81% 13
East Midlands -10 3 £505 -14.11%
Midlands - 3 £581 -
Yorkshire -21 2 £450 - 11
Cyber Security
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Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 122 (34.86%) Information Security
2 89 (25.43%) CISSP
3 84 (24.00%) Finance
4 66 (18.86%) Linux
5 62 (17.71%) Firewall
6 60 (17.14%) CISM
7 57 (16.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 55 (15.71%) Degree
9 52 (14.86%) SIEM
10 51 (14.57%) Windows
11 50 (14.29%) Management Information System
11 50 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 45 (12.86%) Intrusion Detection
13 43 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
14 42 (12.00%) Network Security
15 39 (11.14%) Vulnerability Management
15 39 (11.14%) ITIL
16 37 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (10.57%) SC Cleared
17 35 (10.00%) Security Architecture
18 33 (9.43%) UNIX
19 32 (9.14%) Project Management
20 31 (8.86%) Cisco
20 31 (8.86%) Security Management
21 30 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
22 29 (8.29%) Risk Management
22 29 (8.29%) Microsoft
23 26 (7.43%) TOGAF
23 26 (7.43%) Java
23 26 (7.43%) Analytical Skills

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 12 (3.43%) Confluence
2 10 (2.86%) IIS
3 6 (1.71%) Apache
4 5 (1.43%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.14%) CMS
6 3 (0.86%) Node.js
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.29%) Lync
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.14%) MS Visio
3 17 (4.86%) MS Project
4 11 (3.14%) MS Office
5 8 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.71%) PaaS
2 10 (2.86%) SaaS
3 9 (2.57%) IaaS
4 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (17.71%) Firewall
2 45 (12.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 42 (12.00%) Network Security
4 25 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.00%) VPN
6 20 (5.71%) Wireless
7 14 (4.00%) DNS
8 13 (3.71%) SSL
9 12 (3.43%) IPsec
10 10 (2.86%) Internet
11 8 (2.29%) LAN
11 8 (2.29%) WAN
11 8 (2.29%) VLAN
11 8 (2.29%) Wireshark
12 7 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.71%) DHCP
13 6 (1.71%) HTTP
13 6 (1.71%) Wireless Security
14 5 (1.43%) SSH
14 5 (1.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.86%) Big Data
2 7 (2.00%) MySQL
2 7 (2.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.14%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.29%) SQLite
6 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.43%) JIRA
2 6 (1.71%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.57%) Selenium
3 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.29%) Mockito
4 1 (0.29%) GCC
4 1 (0.29%) Ant
General
1 84 (24.00%) Finance
2 17 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.57%) Financial Institution
4 15 (4.29%) Banking
5 12 (3.43%) Retail
6 7 (2.00%) Legal
7 6 (1.71%) Law
8 5 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.43%) Marketing
9 3 (0.86%) German Language
9 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (18.86%) Analyst
2 58 (16.57%) Architect
3 51 (14.57%) Security Architect
4 45 (12.86%) Consultant
5 38 (10.86%) Security Analyst
6 36 (10.29%) Security Consultant
6 36 (10.29%) Security Manager
7 33 (9.43%) Project Manager
8 29 (8.29%) Security Engineer
9 27 (7.71%) Developer
10 21 (6.00%) Business Analyst
11 19 (5.43%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 18 (5.14%) Security Specialist
13 15 (4.29%) Security Project Manager
14 14 (4.00%) Cyber Security Architect
15 13 (3.71%) Cyber Security Manager
16 12 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (3.43%) Cyber Security Consultant
17 11 (3.14%) Network Engineer
18 10 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.71%) HTML
2 11 (3.14%) CSS
3 9 (2.57%) Web Services
4 7 (2.00%) .NET
5 6 (1.71%) LAMP
6 4 (1.14%) SOAP
6 4 (1.14%) Middleware
7 3 (0.86%) Java EE
7 3 (0.86%) Django
7 3 (0.86%) RESTful
7 3 (0.86%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.57%) Spark Streaming
8 2 (0.57%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.29%) EJB
9 1 (0.29%) J2EE
9 1 (0.29%) STL
9 1 (0.29%) JSP
9 1 (0.29%) Servlets
9 1 (0.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.57%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.57%) Data Centre
5 13 (3.71%) PKI
6 10 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (2.57%) SCADA
8 8 (2.29%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.29%) Raspberry Pi
9 6 (1.71%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.14%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.14%) Physics
11 4 (1.14%) User Experience
12 3 (0.86%) Artificial Intelligence
12 3 (0.86%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.86%) Linux
2 51 (14.57%) Windows
3 33 (9.43%) UNIX
4 8 (2.29%) AIX
4 8 (2.29%) Solaris
5 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.57%) VMS
7 1 (0.29%) NetWare
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (34.86%) Information Security
2 52 (14.86%) SIEM
3 43 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
4 39 (11.14%) ITIL
4 39 (11.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 37 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 32 (9.14%) Project Management
8 31 (8.86%) Security Management
9 30 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (8.29%) Risk Management
11 26 (7.43%) TOGAF
12 22 (6.29%) Patch Management
13 21 (6.00%) SABSA
14 20 (5.71%) Information Assurance
14 20 (5.71%) Change Management
15 19 (5.43%) Information Security Management
15 19 (5.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 19 (5.43%) OWASP
16 18 (5.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.43%) Java
2 17 (4.86%) SQL
3 14 (4.00%) Perl
4 11 (3.14%) Python
5 10 (2.86%) C++
6 9 (2.57%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.57%) C
7 5 (1.43%) C#
7 5 (1.43%) PHP
8 3 (0.86%) Haskell
8 3 (0.86%) Scala
8 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.86%) Clojure
9 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.29%) X++
9 1 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 89 (25.43%) CISSP
2 60 (17.14%) CISM
3 55 (15.71%) Degree
4 50 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 37 (10.57%) SC Cleared
6 24 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (6.00%) GIAC
8 19 (5.43%) CISA
9 14 (4.00%) ISSAP
9 14 (4.00%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.71%) CCNA
11 12 (3.43%) CEH
12 8 (2.29%) PMP
12 8 (2.29%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.71%) CCSE
13 6 (1.71%) CCSA
14 5 (1.43%) GCIA
14 5 (1.43%) GCIH
14 5 (1.43%) QiCA
14 5 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (16.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.29%) COBIT
3 20 (5.71%) PCI DSS
4 14 (4.00%) QA
5 9 (2.57%) SLA
6 7 (2.00%) COSO
7 2 (0.57%) EMIR
8 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (4.00%) Snort
2 10 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.71%) Squid
3 6 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (1.71%) VirtualBox
4 5 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.86%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.57%) XenApp
6 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.00%) Nmap
2 3 (0.86%) Nessus
2 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.57%) Kibana
3 2 (0.57%) Check_MK
3 2 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (0.57%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 31 (8.86%) Cisco
2 29 (8.29%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.29%) McAfee
4 14 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (4.00%) Symantec
5 12 (3.43%) Atlassian
5 12 (3.43%) ArcSight
6 10 (2.86%) Nokia
7 9 (2.57%) Apple
7 9 (2.57%) SAP
8 8 (2.29%) Oracle
8 8 (2.29%) Websense
8 8 (2.29%) LogRhythm
9 7 (2.00%) VMware
10 6 (1.71%) Qualys
10 6 (1.71%) HP
11 5 (1.43%) IBM
11 5 (1.43%) Sourcefire
11 5 (1.43%) NetScout
11 5 (1.43%) Imperva
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