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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 415 499 491
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -8
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 176 64 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.18% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 35 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £590 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -56.66%
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
38728 36307 31355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.28% 75.63% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 23317 19199
Average daily rate £418 £400 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1099 985
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +46 68 £550 +23.59% 54
South East +22 58 £438 +2.94% 74
East of England +19 22 £420 - 8
South West +15 8 £459 -23.54% 30
North West -18 7 £500 - 25
West Midlands -5 6 £450 -10.00% 7
East Midlands - 2 £525 - 1
Midlands - 2 £581 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Cyber Security
UK

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 104 (32.60%) Information Security
2 79 (24.76%) CISSP
3 75 (23.51%) Finance
4 57 (17.87%) Linux
4 57 (17.87%) Degree
5 55 (17.24%) Security Cleared
6 54 (16.93%) Firewall
7 51 (15.99%) CISM
8 48 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 48 (15.05%) SIEM
9 45 (14.11%) Security Architecture
10 44 (13.79%) Management Information System
11 43 (13.48%) Network Security
12 35 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (10.97%) Windows
13 34 (10.66%) SC Cleared
14 33 (10.34%) TOGAF
15 31 (9.72%) Risk Management
15 31 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
16 30 (9.40%) Vulnerability Management
16 30 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (8.46%) Cisco
17 27 (8.46%) Microsoft
18 26 (8.15%) Project Management
18 26 (8.15%) ITIL
18 26 (8.15%) Java
18 26 (8.15%) SABSA
18 26 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
20 22 (6.90%) McAfee

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (3.76%) Confluence
2 10 (3.13%) IIS
3 4 (1.25%) Apache
3 4 (1.25%) CMS
3 4 (1.25%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.94%) Node.js
5 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.31%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.31%) Lync
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.76%) MS Office
3 11 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (3.13%) MS Project
4 10 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.13%) PaaS
2 7 (2.19%) SaaS
3 6 (1.88%) IaaS
4 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.93%) Firewall
2 43 (13.48%) Network Security
3 25 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (6.27%) TCP/IP
5 18 (5.64%) VPN
6 15 (4.70%) WAN
7 14 (4.39%) LAN
8 10 (3.13%) Wireless
9 8 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (2.19%) SSL
11 6 (1.88%) HTTP
11 6 (1.88%) SSH
12 5 (1.57%) HTTPS
12 5 (1.57%) Wireshark
13 4 (1.25%) DNS
13 4 (1.25%) X.509
13 4 (1.25%) ASN.1
14 3 (0.94%) IPsec
14 3 (0.94%) Wireless Security
14 3 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.64%) Big Data
2 6 (1.88%) MySQL
2 6 (1.88%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.25%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.94%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQLite
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.76%) JIRA
2 2 (0.63%) Selenium
2 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.31%) Mockito
3 1 (0.31%) GCC
3 1 (0.31%) Ant
3 1 (0.31%) Maven
3 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (23.51%) Finance
2 17 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.39%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.13%) Banking
5 5 (1.57%) Retail
5 5 (1.57%) Marketing
5 5 (1.57%) Law
6 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.94%) German Language
7 3 (0.94%) Legal
7 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Military
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 65 (20.38%) Architect
2 60 (18.81%) Analyst
3 59 (18.50%) Security Architect
4 45 (14.11%) Consultant
5 38 (11.91%) Security Consultant
6 37 (11.60%) Security Analyst
7 30 (9.40%) Developer
8 28 (8.78%) Project Manager
9 26 (8.15%) Security Manager
10 23 (7.21%) Security Engineer
11 21 (6.58%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 17 (5.33%) Security Specialist
12 17 (5.33%) Business Analyst
13 15 (4.70%) Cyber Security Consultant
14 14 (4.39%) Security Project Manager
15 12 (3.76%) Cyber Security Manager
16 11 (3.45%) Cyber Security Architect
16 11 (3.45%) Web Developer
17 10 (3.13%) Network Engineer
17 10 (3.13%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.02%) HTML
2 15 (4.70%) CSS
3 10 (3.13%) Web Services
4 4 (1.25%) Middleware
4 4 (1.25%) SOAP
4 4 (1.25%) Django
4 4 (1.25%) RESTful
4 4 (1.25%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.25%) GTK+
5 3 (0.94%) Java EE
5 3 (0.94%) .NET
6 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.31%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.31%) JSON
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.31%) jQuery
7 1 (0.31%) Drools
7 1 (0.31%) REST
7 1 (0.31%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 15 (4.70%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.08%) SCADA
6 11 (3.45%) Raspberry Pi
7 10 (3.13%) Cryptography
8 9 (2.82%) PKI
8 9 (2.82%) CESG
9 8 (2.51%) CESG CLAS
10 6 (1.88%) Physics
11 5 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (1.57%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.25%) User Experience
12 4 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.94%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.94%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 57 (17.87%) Linux
2 35 (10.97%) Windows
3 21 (6.58%) UNIX
4 6 (1.88%) AIX
4 6 (1.88%) Solaris
4 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.31%) VMS
6 1 (0.31%) NetWare
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (32.60%) Information Security
2 48 (15.05%) SIEM
3 45 (14.11%) Security Architecture
4 35 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (10.34%) TOGAF
6 31 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (9.72%) Risk Management
7 30 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (9.40%) Vulnerability Management
8 26 (8.15%) SABSA
8 26 (8.15%) Project Management
8 26 (8.15%) ITIL
9 21 (6.58%) Security Management
10 20 (6.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 20 (6.27%) Data Protection
11 18 (5.64%) Software Engineering
12 17 (5.33%) Change Management
12 17 (5.33%) Information Assurance
12 17 (5.33%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (4.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.15%) Java
2 13 (4.08%) Perl
2 13 (4.08%) SQL
2 13 (4.08%) C++
3 11 (3.45%) Python
4 10 (3.13%) C
5 9 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.51%) C#
7 5 (1.57%) PHP
8 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.94%) Clojure
9 3 (0.94%) Haskell
9 3 (0.94%) Scala
10 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.31%) X++
10 1 (0.31%) VC++
Qualifications
1 79 (24.76%) CISSP
2 57 (17.87%) Degree
3 55 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 51 (15.99%) CISM
5 34 (10.66%) SC Cleared
6 20 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (5.02%) DV Cleared
8 15 (4.70%) CISA
9 14 (4.39%) ISSAP
10 12 (3.76%) GIAC
11 8 (2.51%) GCIH
12 7 (2.19%) CEH
12 7 (2.19%) CCNA
13 6 (1.88%) HND
13 6 (1.88%) GCIA
14 5 (1.57%) QiCA
15 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (1.25%) CCNP
15 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.94%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.90%) PCI DSS
3 17 (5.33%) COBIT
4 8 (2.51%) SLA
4 8 (2.51%) QA
5 4 (1.25%) COSO
6 2 (0.63%) EMIR
6 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.31%) MiFID
7 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.25%) Snort
1 4 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.94%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.63%) XenApp
3 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.31%) iptables
4 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.94%) Nessus
2 2 (0.63%) Nmap
2 2 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.63%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.31%) Kibana
3 1 (0.31%) Check_MK
3 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (8.46%) Cisco
1 27 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.90%) McAfee
3 13 (4.08%) Symantec
4 12 (3.76%) Atlassian
5 11 (3.45%) Apple
5 11 (3.45%) SAP
6 9 (2.82%) Oracle
6 9 (2.82%) ArcSight
7 8 (2.51%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.19%) HP
9 6 (1.88%) IBM
9 6 (1.88%) Qualys
9 6 (1.88%) VMware
10 5 (1.57%) Websense
10 5 (1.57%) Citrix
10 5 (1.57%) Splunk
10 5 (1.57%) LogRhythm
11 4 (1.25%) Remedy
11 4 (1.25%) NetScout
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