The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 284 438 540
Rank change year-on-year
+154 +102
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 408 162 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.32% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.41% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 115 25
Average daily rate £525 £475 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £346 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £430
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £46.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+22.66% +44.23%
Cybersecurity
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
41811 39981 38714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.99% 77.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27954 25305 24543
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1164 1124
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cybersecurity across the England region.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in England

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity across the England region.

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Cybersecurity
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 Cybersecurity within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +88 181 £550 +10.00% 91
South East +34 103 £500 +17.64% 60
North West +32 47 £475 -13.63% 15
South West +20 26 £501 +8.92% 41
West Midlands -3 18 £488 +8.33% 8
Yorkshire - 12 £425 - 13
East of England +12 11 £575 +27.77% 8
Midlands -1 6 £500 -13.97%
East Midlands +7 1 £600 +14.28% 4
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 230 (31.72%) Information Security
2 223 (30.76%) CISSP
3 168 (23.17%) Finance
4 141 (19.45%) Security Cleared
5 132 (18.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 119 (16.41%) CISM
7 116 (16.00%) SIEM
8 106 (14.62%) Security Architecture
9 99 (13.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 92 (12.69%) Project Management
10 92 (12.69%) Security Operations
11 84 (11.59%) SC Cleared
12 79 (10.90%) Firewall
12 79 (10.90%) Risk Management
13 78 (10.76%) Windows
14 75 (10.34%) CISA
15 73 (10.07%) Management Information System
16 70 (9.66%) Degree
17 68 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
18 64 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
18 64 (8.83%) Penetration Testing
19 58 (8.00%) Security Management
19 58 (8.00%) Cisco
19 58 (8.00%) PCI DSS
19 58 (8.00%) Network Security
19 58 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
20 54 (7.45%) Microsoft
20 54 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
21 53 (7.31%) Linux
22 51 (7.03%) ITIL

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (1.52%) Skype for Business
2 10 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.24%) Apache
4 8 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.69%) Confluence
5 5 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.55%) IIS
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.28%) CMS
7 2 (0.28%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.28%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.21%) MS Project
3 13 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.38%) ProjectWise
5 8 (1.10%) MS Office
6 5 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.28%) BusinessWare
2 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Primavera
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.38%) Office 365
3 5 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.69%) SaaS
4 4 (0.55%) IaaS
5 3 (0.41%) PaaS
6 2 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (10.90%) Firewall
2 58 (8.00%) Network Security
3 54 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (5.24%) DNS
5 34 (4.69%) VPN
6 33 (4.55%) Internet
7 30 (4.14%) LAN
8 22 (3.03%) SSL
9 20 (2.76%) MPLS
9 20 (2.76%) SAN
9 20 (2.76%) TCP/IP
10 19 (2.62%) FTP
10 19 (2.62%) Multicast
10 19 (2.62%) NAS
10 19 (2.62%) VLAN
11 17 (2.34%) HTTP
12 15 (2.07%) SSH
12 15 (2.07%) WAN
13 11 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.90%) Big Data
2 19 (2.62%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.48%) DB2
4 10 (1.38%) MySQL
5 6 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.69%) OrientDB
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.41%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Accumulo
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.28%) DB2 UDB
9 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (0.97%) JIRA
2 6 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.69%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.55%) Selenium
5 3 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.28%) Ant
6 2 (0.28%) AppScan
6 2 (0.28%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.28%) Maven
6 2 (0.28%) QUnit
6 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.14%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.14%) MSTest
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 168 (23.17%) Finance
2 46 (6.34%) Banking
3 41 (5.66%) Legal
4 38 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.45%) Retail
6 10 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.69%) Games
9 5 (0.69%) Local Government
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Automotive
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.28%) Military
11 2 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (18.34%) Architect
2 129 (17.79%) Analyst
3 105 (14.48%) Security Analyst
4 103 (14.21%) Consultant
5 101 (13.93%) Security Architect
6 89 (12.28%) Security Consultant
7 72 (9.93%) Security Manager
8 61 (8.41%) Project Manager
9 58 (8.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 57 (7.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 49 (6.76%) Security Specialist
12 40 (5.52%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 38 (5.24%) Cybersecurity Architect
14 28 (3.86%) Cybersecurity Specialist
15 26 (3.59%) IT Manager
16 25 (3.45%) Business Analyst
16 25 (3.45%) Security Project Manager
17 24 (3.31%) Developer
18 23 (3.17%) Tester
19 22 (3.03%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.93%) HTML
2 13 (1.79%) Middleware
3 12 (1.66%) Web Services
4 11 (1.52%) .NET
4 11 (1.52%) CSS
5 9 (1.24%) Java EE
5 9 (1.24%) XML
6 8 (1.10%) SOAP
7 7 (0.97%) REST
7 7 (0.97%) Spring
8 6 (0.83%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.83%) HTML5
9 5 (0.69%) D3.js
9 5 (0.69%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (0.55%) J2EE
10 4 (0.55%) jQuery
11 3 (0.41%) CSS3
11 3 (0.41%) EJB
11 3 (0.41%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.07%) Management Information System
2 58 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (7.03%) Data Centre
4 46 (6.34%) Cyberthreat
5 45 (6.21%) CESG
6 40 (5.52%) Cryptography
7 31 (4.28%) PKI
8 29 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 12 (1.66%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
10 11 (1.52%) User Experience
11 10 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.24%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.24%) Mathematics
13 8 (1.10%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.10%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (0.97%) SCADA
14 7 (0.97%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.76%) Windows
2 53 (7.31%) Linux
3 40 (5.52%) Unix
4 13 (1.79%) AIX
5 10 (1.38%) Solaris
6 9 (1.24%) zOS
7 8 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.83%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.41%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (31.72%) Information Security
2 132 (18.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 116 (16.00%) SIEM
4 106 (14.62%) Security Architecture
5 92 (12.69%) Project Management
5 92 (12.69%) Security Operations
6 79 (10.90%) Risk Management
7 68 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 64 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (8.83%) Penetration Testing
9 58 (8.00%) Security Management
10 51 (7.03%) ITIL
11 48 (6.62%) TOGAF
12 45 (6.21%) Identity Access Management
13 44 (6.07%) Information Assurance
14 41 (5.66%) Ethical Hacking
14 41 (5.66%) OWASP
15 40 (5.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 36 (4.97%) Protective Monitoring
17 35 (4.83%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 46 (6.34%) Java
2 34 (4.69%) Python
3 32 (4.41%) SQL
4 22 (3.03%) C++
4 22 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 19 (2.62%) C
6 17 (2.34%) Ruby
7 15 (2.07%) C#
8 10 (1.38%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.97%) Perl
10 6 (0.83%) PHP
10 6 (0.83%) VB
11 5 (0.69%) Scala
12 4 (0.55%) R
12 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.28%) Groovy
15 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.14%) VC++
Qualifications
1 223 (30.76%) CISSP
2 141 (19.45%) Security Cleared
3 119 (16.41%) CISM
4 84 (11.59%) SC Cleared
5 75 (10.34%) CISA
6 70 (9.66%) Degree
7 48 (6.62%) CLAS
8 46 (6.34%) DV Cleared
9 40 (5.52%) GIAC
10 37 (5.10%) CEH
10 37 (5.10%) CESG Certified Professional
11 25 (3.45%) SANS
12 24 (3.31%) GCIH
13 22 (3.03%) GCIA
14 18 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (2.48%) CREST Certified
15 11 (1.52%) CRISC
16 10 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 9 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (1.24%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (13.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 27 (3.72%) COBIT
4 11 (1.52%) RMADS
5 10 (1.38%) COSO
5 10 (1.38%) ISO27002
5 10 (1.38%) QA
5 10 (1.38%) SLA
6 5 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.55%) BS25999
7 4 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.41%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.28%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.28%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.14%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.83%) RACF
3 6 (0.83%) Sendmail
4 4 (0.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.28%) ClearTrust
6 2 (0.28%) Snort
6 2 (0.28%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) NDS
7 1 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.93%) RSA Security Analytics
2 12 (1.66%) Nessus
3 11 (1.52%) QRadar
4 9 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.97%) Puppet
6 6 (0.83%) Nmap
6 6 (0.83%) zSecure
7 5 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.69%) Nagios
7 5 (0.69%) SCCM
8 4 (0.55%) Kibana
8 4 (0.55%) OpenVAS
9 3 (0.41%) Endace
10 2 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.28%) Check_MK
10 2 (0.28%) EnCase
10 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.28%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 58 (8.00%) Cisco
2 54 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 44 (6.07%) Oracle
4 38 (5.24%) Intel Security
5 28 (3.86%) ArcSight
5 28 (3.86%) Splunk
6 24 (3.31%) Citrix
7 22 (3.03%) Symantec
8 21 (2.90%) F5
9 20 (2.76%) IBM
9 20 (2.76%) NetApp
10 19 (2.62%) LogRhythm
11 18 (2.48%) HP
11 18 (2.48%) VMware
12 15 (2.07%) CheckPoint
13 14 (1.93%) Qualys
14 12 (1.66%) Blue Coat
15 10 (1.38%) IronPort
16 9 (1.24%) FireEye
17 8 (1.10%) Remedy
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