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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 436 510 532
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +22
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 143 41 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.088% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.12% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 21 1
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£511 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.61% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+34.21% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
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 £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +46 58 £523 -3.24% 26
South East +6 44 £525 +38.15% 40
South West -21 11 £450 +60.71% 13
East of England - 11 £513 -
North West -1 10 £510 - 3
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
West Midlands -3 3 - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cyber Security
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Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 123 (39.68%) Information Security
2 85 (27.42%) Security Cleared
3 71 (22.90%) Finance
4 66 (21.29%) Firewall
5 60 (19.35%) CISSP
6 57 (18.39%) SC Cleared
7 56 (18.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 53 (17.10%) Linux
9 51 (16.45%) Network Security
9 51 (16.45%) SIEM
10 49 (15.81%) Security Architecture
11 48 (15.48%) ITIL
12 42 (13.55%) Project Management
12 42 (13.55%) Risk Management
13 41 (13.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (13.23%) Banking
14 37 (11.94%) DV Cleared
15 35 (11.29%) Windows
15 35 (11.29%) Degree
16 31 (10.00%) Information Assurance
17 30 (9.68%) PCI DSS
17 30 (9.68%) Python
17 30 (9.68%) TCP/IP
18 28 (9.03%) Penetration Testing
19 26 (8.39%) C
20 25 (8.06%) Microsoft
21 24 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (7.74%) PRINCE2
21 24 (7.74%) UNIX
21 24 (7.74%) TOGAF

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (2.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.65%) IIS
2 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.32%) JBoss
3 1 (0.32%) Apache
3 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.29%) MS Office
4 3 (0.97%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.65%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) PaaS
2 2 (0.65%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (21.29%) Firewall
2 51 (16.45%) Network Security
3 30 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 17 (5.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (4.52%) Internet
6 13 (4.19%) Intranet
7 10 (3.23%) VPN
7 10 (3.23%) WAN
8 9 (2.90%) LAN
9 7 (2.26%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.94%) SSL
11 5 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.97%) Wireless Security
12 3 (0.97%) Wireless
12 3 (0.97%) S/MIME
12 3 (0.97%) Extranet
13 2 (0.65%) TACACS
13 2 (0.65%) X.509
13 2 (0.65%) LDAP
13 2 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.94%) Big Data
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) GDB
2 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
3 1 (0.32%) Maven
3 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (22.90%) Finance
2 41 (13.23%) Banking
3 23 (7.42%) Law
4 21 (6.77%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.84%) Retail
6 10 (3.23%) Legal
7 9 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.26%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.29%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.97%) Electronics
10 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 2 (0.65%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) Military
12 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (18.71%) Architect
2 52 (16.77%) Security Architect
3 49 (15.81%) Project Manager
4 44 (14.19%) Analyst
5 40 (12.90%) Security Specialist
6 36 (11.61%) Consultant
7 34 (10.97%) Security Analyst
8 33 (10.65%) Security Manager
9 27 (8.71%) Security Consultant
10 25 (8.06%) Security Project Manager
11 19 (6.13%) Software Engineer
12 16 (5.16%) Cyber Security Specialist
13 15 (4.84%) Information Analyst
13 15 (4.84%) Information Security Analyst
14 13 (4.19%) Information Specialist
14 13 (4.19%) Information Security Specialist
15 12 (3.87%) Product Analyst
15 12 (3.87%) Product Specialist
15 12 (3.87%) Security Engineer
16 10 (3.23%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.94%) CSS
1 6 (1.94%) Web Services
1 6 (1.94%) HTML
2 5 (1.61%) Django
2 5 (1.61%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.29%) RESTful
4 2 (0.65%) GTK+
4 2 (0.65%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.32%) WSH
5 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.32%) Spring
5 1 (0.32%) Java EE
5 1 (0.32%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.13%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.52%) CESG
5 13 (4.19%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (3.55%) Cryptography
6 11 (3.55%) PKI
6 11 (3.55%) SCADA
7 6 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.94%) FMCG
8 5 (1.61%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.29%) Open Source
10 3 (0.97%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.97%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.97%) RMADS
10 3 (0.97%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.65%) Physics
11 2 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 53 (17.10%) Linux
2 35 (11.29%) Windows
3 24 (7.74%) UNIX
4 12 (3.87%) Android
5 7 (2.26%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.94%) CentOS
7 5 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (39.68%) Information Security
2 51 (16.45%) SIEM
3 49 (15.81%) Security Architecture
4 48 (15.48%) ITIL
5 42 (13.55%) Project Management
5 42 (13.55%) Risk Management
6 41 (13.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (10.00%) Information Assurance
8 28 (9.03%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (7.74%) Software Engineering
9 24 (7.74%) TOGAF
9 24 (7.74%) PRINCE2
10 22 (7.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 22 (7.10%) SABSA
11 21 (6.77%) Analytics
11 21 (6.77%) Project Planning
12 20 (6.45%) Ethical Hacking
12 20 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 17 (5.48%) ISMS
13 17 (5.48%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.68%) Python
2 26 (8.39%) C
3 19 (6.13%) Bash Shell
4 16 (5.16%) C++
5 15 (4.84%) Java
6 8 (2.58%) SQL
7 5 (1.61%) VB
7 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.61%) Perl
7 5 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.29%) Ruby
8 4 (1.29%) PHP
8 4 (1.29%) VC++
9 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.65%) C#
11 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 85 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 60 (19.35%) CISSP
3 57 (18.39%) SC Cleared
4 37 (11.94%) DV Cleared
5 35 (11.29%) Degree
6 21 (6.77%) CEH
6 21 (6.77%) GIAC
7 20 (6.45%) CISM
8 14 (4.52%) MCSE
8 14 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.55%) CISA
10 8 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.94%) CCNA
13 5 (1.61%) HND
13 5 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.61%) PMP
13 5 (1.61%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.61%) GCIH
14 4 (1.29%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (18.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.23%) COBIT
4 4 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.65%) QA
5 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.32%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.29%) Snort
2 4 (1.29%) Xen
3 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.94%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.97%) Nessus
3 2 (0.65%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.19%) SAP
3 12 (3.87%) Cisco
4 8 (2.58%) Oracle
4 8 (2.58%) HP
5 7 (2.26%) IBM
5 7 (2.26%) McAfee
5 7 (2.26%) Splunk
6 6 (1.94%) VMware
6 6 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.61%) Juniper
8 4 (1.29%) ArcSight
8 4 (1.29%) Qualys
9 3 (0.97%) SolarWinds
9 3 (0.97%) F5
9 3 (0.97%) Sourcefire
9 3 (0.97%) Rapid7
9 3 (0.97%) NetIQ
10 2 (0.65%) Sophos
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