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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 418 508 558
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +50
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 175 45 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.094% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.13% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 26 5
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£510 £390 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £290 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.00
Cyber Security
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39087 35732 35760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.81% 74.62% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25636 22661 21299
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1059 1320
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.30 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +61 82 £500 +16.27% 36
South East +29 60 £525 +16.66% 24
East of England - 12 £480 -
West Midlands -6 7 £450 +69.81% 5
North West - 6 £510 - 4
Yorkshire - 4 - -
South West -26 3 £438 +56.25% 19
East Midlands - - - - 2
Cyber Security
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Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 125 (42.81%) Information Security
2 66 (22.60%) Finance
3 63 (21.58%) Security Cleared
4 62 (21.23%) CISSP
4 62 (21.23%) Firewall
5 52 (17.81%) SIEM
6 47 (16.10%) SC Cleared
6 47 (16.10%) Banking
7 46 (15.75%) Risk Management
7 46 (15.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (15.75%) Security Architecture
8 44 (15.07%) Project Management
8 44 (15.07%) ITIL
9 42 (14.38%) Network Security
10 39 (13.36%) Linux
11 31 (10.62%) Degree
12 29 (9.93%) TCP/IP
12 29 (9.93%) PCI DSS
12 29 (9.93%) Information Assurance
13 28 (9.59%) DV Cleared
13 28 (9.59%) Management Information System
14 27 (9.25%) CISM
15 26 (8.90%) PRINCE2
15 26 (8.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 26 (8.90%) Penetration Testing
16 25 (8.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 24 (8.22%) C
18 23 (7.88%) Windows
18 23 (7.88%) Project Planning

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.37%) IIS
3 2 (0.68%) JBoss
3 2 (0.68%) Apache
3 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.34%) Lync
4 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (3.42%) MS Office
3 9 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (4.45%) assyst
2 1 (0.34%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
1 1 (0.34%) PaaS
1 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (21.23%) Firewall
2 42 (14.38%) Network Security
3 29 (9.93%) TCP/IP
4 19 (6.51%) Internet
5 15 (5.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (4.45%) Intranet
7 6 (2.05%) SSL
8 5 (1.71%) Wireless
8 5 (1.71%) Wireless Security
8 5 (1.71%) Wireshark
9 4 (1.37%) FWSM
10 3 (1.03%) Extranet
10 3 (1.03%) S/MIME
10 3 (1.03%) LAN
10 3 (1.03%) WAN
11 2 (0.68%) IPsec
11 2 (0.68%) TACACS
11 2 (0.68%) IntruShield
11 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
1 2 (0.68%) Big Data
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.34%) MS Access
2 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.34%) Pentaho
2 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.34%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.34%) Maven
3 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 66 (22.60%) Finance
2 47 (16.10%) Banking
3 22 (7.53%) Investment Banking
4 17 (5.82%) Law
5 16 (5.48%) Retail
6 10 (3.42%) Legal
7 6 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.37%) Electronics
8 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.03%) International Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (19.86%) Architect
2 46 (15.75%) Project Manager
2 46 (15.75%) Analyst
3 45 (15.41%) Security Architect
4 39 (13.36%) Security Specialist
5 37 (12.67%) Security Manager
6 34 (11.64%) Security Analyst
7 32 (10.96%) Consultant
8 26 (8.90%) Security Project Manager
9 23 (7.88%) Security Consultant
10 16 (5.48%) Information Analyst
10 16 (5.48%) Information Security Analyst
10 16 (5.48%) Cyber Security Specialist
11 15 (5.14%) Software Engineer
12 14 (4.79%) Enterprise Architect
13 13 (4.45%) Business Analyst
13 13 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (4.45%) Information Security Specialist
13 13 (4.45%) Information Specialist
14 12 (4.11%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.68%) Web Services
1 2 (0.68%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.34%) Django
2 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.34%) Apache Camel
2 1 (0.34%) XML
2 1 (0.34%) WSH
2 1 (0.34%) Middleware
2 1 (0.34%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.34%) Spring
2 1 (0.34%) Java EE
2 1 (0.34%) HTML
2 1 (0.34%) EJB
2 1 (0.34%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.59%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.45%) PKI
4 12 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.77%) CESG
6 10 (3.42%) CESG CLAS
7 9 (3.08%) Cryptography
7 9 (3.08%) FMCG
8 8 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (2.05%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.05%) SCADA
10 5 (1.71%) EMV
10 5 (1.71%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.37%) Open Source
11 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.37%) Device Driver
12 3 (1.03%) Smartcard
12 3 (1.03%) Online Banking
12 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.03%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.36%) Linux
2 23 (7.88%) Windows
3 20 (6.85%) UNIX
4 16 (5.48%) Android
5 7 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.40%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.05%) CentOS
7 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (42.81%) Information Security
2 52 (17.81%) SIEM
3 46 (15.75%) Security Architecture
3 46 (15.75%) Risk Management
3 46 (15.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (15.07%) ITIL
4 44 (15.07%) Project Management
5 29 (9.93%) Information Assurance
6 26 (8.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (8.90%) Penetration Testing
6 26 (8.90%) PRINCE2
7 25 (8.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 23 (7.88%) Project Planning
9 22 (7.53%) Software Engineering
9 22 (7.53%) Analytics
10 19 (6.51%) Change Control
10 19 (6.51%) Ethical Hacking
11 18 (6.16%) TOGAF
11 18 (6.16%) SABSA
12 16 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.22%) C
2 21 (7.19%) Python
3 13 (4.45%) Bash Shell
4 12 (4.11%) C++
5 9 (3.08%) Java
6 8 (2.74%) SQL
7 3 (1.03%) VB
7 3 (1.03%) Ruby
7 3 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.34%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 62 (21.23%) CISSP
3 47 (16.10%) SC Cleared
4 31 (10.62%) Degree
5 28 (9.59%) DV Cleared
6 27 (9.25%) CISM
7 21 (7.19%) GIAC
8 20 (6.85%) CEH
9 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (4.45%) MCSE
10 11 (3.77%) PMP
10 11 (3.77%) PMI Certification
11 9 (3.08%) CISA
12 7 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (2.05%) HND
13 6 (2.05%) ISEB
14 5 (1.71%) CCSP
14 5 (1.71%) ISSAP
14 5 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (9.93%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.45%) COBIT
4 5 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.03%) QA
7 2 (0.68%) BS7799
7 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.37%) Xen
3 3 (1.03%) Snort
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.77%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.03%) Nessus
3 2 (0.68%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.82%) SAP
3 13 (4.45%) Cisco
4 9 (3.08%) Oracle
4 9 (3.08%) Juniper
5 7 (2.40%) HP
5 7 (2.40%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.05%) IBM
7 5 (1.71%) CA
7 5 (1.71%) VMware
8 4 (1.37%) Qualys
8 4 (1.37%) Splunk
8 4 (1.37%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.03%) Rapid7
9 3 (1.03%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.03%) Sourcefire
9 3 (1.03%) NetIQ
10 2 (0.68%) McAfee
10 2 (0.68%) Altiris
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