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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.14% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £410 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.00
Cyber Security
East of England

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
432 354 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.29% 65.07% 63.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 211 143
Average daily rate £425 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 41 40
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £41.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 2014.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Cyber Security
East of England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (42.86%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) Extranet
3 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
4 2 (28.57%) Nessus
4 2 (28.57%) NetIQ
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Rapid7
4 2 (28.57%) Splunk
4 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
4 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (28.57%) IntruShield
4 2 (28.57%) Qualys
5 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Mathematics

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Extranet
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (28.57%) IntruShield
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Security Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Cyber Security Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Information Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (42.86%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Snort
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nessus
2 1 (14.29%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Sourcefire
2 2 (28.57%) NetIQ
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Rapid7
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) Qualys
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Tripwire
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Altiris