The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 60 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.53% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£513 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+34.86% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
427 366 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 81.80% 63.54% 65.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 225 127
Average daily rate £438 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 44
Average hourly rate £21.00 £31.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £43.90 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (44.44%) SIEM
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
4 3 (33.33%) Nessus
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Extranet
4 3 (33.33%) NetIQ
4 3 (33.33%) Splunk
4 3 (33.33%) ArcSight
4 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (33.33%) Qualys
4 3 (33.33%) Rapid7
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (22.22%) IntruShield
5 2 (22.22%) Digital Forensics
5 2 (22.22%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (22.22%) Altiris
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Tripwire
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Extranet
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (22.22%) IntruShield
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
General
1 4 (44.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Security Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Information Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EMV
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) PKI
1 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Information Security
2 6 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (44.44%) SIEM
4 2 (22.22%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CEH
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Nessus
2 2 (22.22%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) NetIQ
2 3 (33.33%) Splunk
2 3 (33.33%) ArcSight
2 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 3 (33.33%) Qualys
2 3 (33.33%) Rapid7
3 2 (22.22%) Altiris
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Tripwire
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec