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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 378 446 555
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +109
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 229 133 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.26% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.35% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 71 7
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£475 £484 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £330 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £588 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £442 £265
% change year-on-year
+1.80% +66.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.84 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.84 - £55.00
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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +48 100 £475 +1.06% 77
South East +10 57 £500 +17.64% 34
South West +5 19 £450 - 31
East of England +16 18 £450 -5.01% 7
West Midlands +11 14 £450 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire -20 10 £450 - 15
North West -39 7 £418 -16.45% 14
East Midlands -12 1 £485 -17.51% 6
Midlands - 1 - -
Cyber Security
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Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 153 (37.97%) Information Security
2 103 (25.56%) CISSP
3 95 (23.57%) Finance
4 80 (19.85%) Firewall
5 73 (18.11%) Linux
6 70 (17.37%) CISM
7 68 (16.87%) Windows
8 65 (16.13%) SIEM
9 62 (15.38%) Management Information System
10 56 (13.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 53 (13.15%) Degree
11 53 (13.15%) UNIX
12 52 (12.90%) Security Cleared
13 47 (11.66%) Intrusion Detection
14 45 (11.17%) Penetration Testing
14 45 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (10.92%) ITIL
15 44 (10.92%) Vulnerability Management
16 42 (10.42%) McAfee
17 41 (10.17%) Microsoft
18 40 (9.93%) Security Management
18 40 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
18 40 (9.93%) Network Security
19 37 (9.18%) Project Management
20 34 (8.44%) Risk Management
21 32 (7.94%) SC Cleared
21 32 (7.94%) Security Architecture
22 31 (7.69%) PCI DSS
22 31 (7.69%) Cisco
23 28 (6.95%) Java

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.98%) Confluence
2 10 (2.48%) Apache
3 9 (2.23%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.99%) IIS
5 5 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.99%) CMS
7 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) Lync
8 1 (0.25%) Node.js
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 26 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 25 (6.20%) MS Excel
3 20 (4.96%) MS Project
4 9 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.99%) MS Office
6 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) BusinessWare
1 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.25%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.72%) PaaS
2 11 (2.73%) IaaS
2 11 (2.73%) SaaS
3 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.50%) Taleo
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 80 (19.85%) Firewall
2 47 (11.66%) Intrusion Detection
3 40 (9.93%) Network Security
4 26 (6.45%) VPN
5 20 (4.96%) TCP/IP
6 19 (4.71%) Wireless
7 17 (4.22%) SSL
8 15 (3.72%) DNS
8 15 (3.72%) LAN
9 14 (3.47%) WAN
9 14 (3.47%) Internet
10 13 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (3.23%) IPsec
11 11 (2.73%) VLAN
12 9 (2.23%) HTTP
13 8 (1.99%) Wireshark
13 8 (1.99%) SSH
14 5 (1.24%) DSL
14 5 (1.24%) DHCP
15 4 (0.99%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.45%) Big Data
2 9 (2.23%) Data Mining
3 8 (1.99%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.74%) MySQL
5 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.24%) DB2
6 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.99%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (2.98%) JIRA
2 8 (1.99%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.74%) Subversion
4 2 (0.50%) Selenium
4 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.25%) AppScan
General
1 95 (23.57%) Finance
2 27 (6.70%) Banking
3 18 (4.47%) Financial Institution
4 14 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.47%) Retail
5 13 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.48%) Marketing
7 9 (2.23%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Automotive
8 3 (0.74%) Law
8 3 (0.74%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (24.32%) Analyst
2 73 (18.11%) Architect
3 71 (17.62%) Security Analyst
4 50 (12.41%) Security Architect
5 49 (12.16%) Consultant
6 39 (9.68%) Security Consultant
7 37 (9.18%) Project Manager
7 37 (9.18%) Security Manager
8 31 (7.69%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 29 (7.20%) Security Engineer
10 20 (4.96%) Developer
11 19 (4.71%) Business Analyst
12 18 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (3.97%) Cyber Security Architect
14 15 (3.72%) Security Project Manager
15 12 (2.98%) Information Manager
15 12 (2.98%) Security Specialist
16 11 (2.73%) Information Security Manager
16 11 (2.73%) IT Security Analyst
16 11 (2.73%) Cyber Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.23%) Middleware
2 11 (2.73%) .NET
3 9 (2.23%) Web Services
4 8 (1.99%) LAMP
5 5 (1.24%) SOAP
5 5 (1.24%) REST
6 3 (0.74%) Java EE
7 2 (0.50%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (0.50%) HTML
8 1 (0.25%) JMX
8 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.25%) Spring
8 1 (0.25%) Ajax
8 1 (0.25%) XML
8 1 (0.25%) Swing
8 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.25%) JMS
8 1 (0.25%) Java RMI
8 1 (0.25%) SAML
8 1 (0.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 27 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.96%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.22%) PKI
6 13 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (1.99%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.24%) SCADA
9 5 (1.24%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.24%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.24%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.99%) User Experience
10 4 (0.99%) BYOD
11 3 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.74%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.74%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (0.74%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 73 (18.11%) Linux
2 68 (16.87%) Windows
3 53 (13.15%) UNIX
4 9 (2.23%) Solaris
5 8 (1.99%) AIX
6 5 (1.24%) MVS
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) NetWare
8 1 (0.25%) zOS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (37.97%) Information Security
2 65 (16.13%) SIEM
3 45 (11.17%) Penetration Testing
3 45 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (10.92%) ITIL
4 44 (10.92%) Vulnerability Management
5 40 (9.93%) Security Management
5 40 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (9.18%) Project Management
7 34 (8.44%) Risk Management
8 32 (7.94%) Security Architecture
9 26 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
9 26 (6.45%) Information Security Management
9 26 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
10 24 (5.96%) Protective Monitoring
11 22 (5.46%) Change Management
12 21 (5.21%) PRINCE2
12 21 (5.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 21 (5.21%) Patch Management
13 19 (4.71%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.95%) Java
2 23 (5.71%) SQL
3 15 (3.72%) Perl
4 13 (3.23%) C
5 11 (2.73%) C++
6 8 (1.99%) C#
7 6 (1.49%) VB
8 5 (1.24%) Python
8 5 (1.24%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.74%) PHP
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.50%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) X++
12 1 (0.25%) Haskell
12 1 (0.25%) Clojure
12 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 103 (25.56%) CISSP
2 70 (17.37%) CISM
3 53 (13.15%) Degree
4 52 (12.90%) Security Cleared
5 32 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 23 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (5.46%) CISA
7 22 (5.46%) GIAC
8 16 (3.97%) CEH
8 16 (3.97%) CCNA
8 16 (3.97%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.73%) ISSAP
10 9 (2.23%) PMP
10 9 (2.23%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.49%) CCSA
11 6 (1.49%) CCSE
11 6 (1.49%) CCNP
12 5 (1.24%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (1.24%) GCIA
12 5 (1.24%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (13.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.69%) PCI DSS
3 20 (4.96%) COBIT
4 16 (3.97%) QA
5 15 (3.72%) SLA
6 8 (1.99%) COSO
7 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.50%) EMIR
9 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.25%) MiFID
9 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.25%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 18 (4.47%) Snort
2 15 (3.72%) VMware ESX
3 14 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.73%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.48%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.99%) VirtualBox
7 6 (1.49%) Squid
8 3 (0.74%) XenApp
8 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.25%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 9 (2.23%) Nmap
2 7 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.50%) Kibana
4 2 (0.50%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 42 (10.42%) McAfee
2 41 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.69%) Cisco
4 27 (6.70%) Symantec
5 20 (4.96%) CheckPoint
6 18 (4.47%) ArcSight
7 17 (4.22%) Qualys
8 16 (3.97%) VMware
9 12 (2.98%) Atlassian
9 12 (2.98%) F5
10 11 (2.73%) Nokia
10 11 (2.73%) Oracle
11 9 (2.23%) Varonis
12 8 (1.99%) Citrix
12 8 (1.99%) Websense
13 7 (1.74%) Sourcefire
13 7 (1.74%) SAP
13 7 (1.74%) LogRhythm
13 7 (1.74%) FireEye
14 6 (1.49%) Blue Coat
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