The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 532 480 566
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +86
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 58 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.053% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.073% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 1
Average daily rate £405 £538 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.65% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £48.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £48.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +21.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Cyber Security
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -15 28 £405 -29.56% 18
South East +8 22 £380 - 13
South West -18 4 £563 - 5
North West - 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cyber Security
UK

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (35.48%) Information Security
2 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
3 19 (20.43%) Finance
4 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
5 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
6 16 (17.20%) Degree
7 13 (13.98%) Risk Management
7 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
7 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
8 12 (12.90%) CISSP
8 12 (12.90%) Telecoms
9 11 (11.83%) Project Management
9 11 (11.83%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (11.83%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (11.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
10 10 (10.75%) Network Security
10 10 (10.75%) Java
10 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.75%) Firewall
11 9 (9.68%) CISM
11 9 (9.68%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.68%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.68%) Security Architecture
11 9 (9.68%) SIEM
12 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (8.60%) HND
12 8 (8.60%) C++
12 8 (8.60%) PMP
12 8 (8.60%) PMI Certification

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (4.30%) IIS
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.15%) Confluence
4 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (7.53%) MS Office
4 6 (6.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) Network Security
1 10 (10.75%) Firewall
2 4 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.23%) Wireless
3 3 (3.23%) PBX
4 2 (2.15%) SNMP
4 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.15%) VPN
4 2 (2.15%) MPLS
4 2 (2.15%) OSPF
4 2 (2.15%) IPsec
4 2 (2.15%) NGN
5 1 (1.08%) FWSM
5 1 (1.08%) SSH
5 1 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.08%) IntruShield
5 1 (1.08%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.08%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) Big Data
2 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.15%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.15%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (1.08%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Mandarin Language
3 5 (5.38%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Electronics
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 16 (17.20%) Architect
3 15 (16.13%) Security Architect
4 12 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 11 (11.83%) Security Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Consultant
7 9 (9.68%) Security Consultant
8 8 (8.60%) Project Manager
8 8 (8.60%) Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Coordinator
9 6 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (6.45%) Security Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (5.38%) Cyber Security Consultant
10 5 (5.38%) Cyber Security Architect
11 4 (4.30%) IT Architect
11 4 (4.30%) Network Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) IT Security Architect
11 4 (4.30%) Security Manager
12 3 (3.23%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) Spring
1 3 (3.23%) JSON
1 3 (3.23%) XML
2 2 (2.15%) XSD
2 2 (2.15%) JDBC
2 2 (2.15%) SOAP
2 2 (2.15%) Web Services
2 2 (2.15%) Swing
2 2 (2.15%) WSDL
2 2 (2.15%) REST
2 2 (2.15%) Kafka
3 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.08%) COM
3 1 (1.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (4.30%) Open Source
4 3 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) Kindle
5 1 (1.08%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.08%) PDA
5 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.08%) Social Network
5 1 (1.08%) RIA
5 1 (1.08%) PMI
5 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.45%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) Information Security
2 13 (13.98%) Risk Management
3 11 (11.83%) Project Management
3 11 (11.83%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (9.68%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 9 (9.68%) Security Architecture
5 9 (9.68%) SIEM
6 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (7.53%) Workflow
8 6 (6.45%) Scrum
8 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.45%) Data Entry
8 6 (6.45%) Analytics
9 5 (5.38%) Information Assurance
9 5 (5.38%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (5.38%) TOGAF
10 4 (4.30%) UML
10 4 (4.30%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) Java
2 8 (8.60%) C++
3 6 (6.45%) SQL
4 5 (5.38%) C
5 4 (4.30%) Python
6 3 (3.23%) Golang
7 1 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 16 (17.20%) Degree
4 12 (12.90%) CISSP
5 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
6 9 (9.68%) CISM
7 8 (8.60%) HND
7 8 (8.60%) PMP
7 8 (8.60%) PMI Certification
8 6 (6.45%) ISEB
9 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.30%) CCNP
10 4 (4.30%) CCNA
10 4 (4.30%) ISSAP
11 3 (3.23%) CEH
11 3 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (2.15%) CISA
12 2 (2.15%) OSCP
13 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.23%) COBIT
2 3 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) SAP
4 5 (5.38%) Cisco
5 3 (3.23%) Google
5 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.15%) Juniper
6 2 (2.15%) Riverbed
6 2 (2.15%) Tufin
6 2 (2.15%) F5
6 2 (2.15%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.08%) Marketo
7 1 (1.08%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.08%) Q1 Labs
7 1 (1.08%) VMware
7 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.08%) McAfee
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