The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 65 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 96 48 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.98% 1.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 78 39 0
Median daily rate £450 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £513
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £41.75 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -30.41%
Cybersecurity
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2700 3341 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.85% 79.23% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 2053 1481
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 127 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +7.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.44 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +54 63 £450 +2.85% 19
Merseyside +23 23 £400 -21.95%
Cheshire -9 9 £650 +18.18% 2
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 45 (37.19%) CISSP
1 45 (37.19%) Security Operations
2 39 (32.23%) Security Cleared
3 36 (29.75%) SC Cleared
4 28 (23.14%) Information Security
4 28 (23.14%) Windows
4 28 (23.14%) Splunk
5 27 (22.31%) Unix
6 26 (21.49%) Apple
6 26 (21.49%) Vulnerability Management
7 25 (20.66%) SANS
7 25 (20.66%) Linux
8 23 (19.01%) ELK Stack
9 22 (18.18%) SSCP
9 22 (18.18%) Firewall
10 21 (17.36%) TCP/IP
10 21 (17.36%) QRadar
11 20 (16.53%) Protective Monitoring
11 20 (16.53%) Patch Management
11 20 (16.53%) VPN
11 20 (16.53%) LAN
11 20 (16.53%) VoIP
11 20 (16.53%) WAN
11 20 (16.53%) SIEM
11 20 (16.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 19 (15.70%) Process Improvement
12 19 (15.70%) Network Monitoring
13 18 (14.88%) LogRhythm
13 18 (14.88%) IBM
13 18 (14.88%) Finance

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.48%) SAS
2 2 (1.65%) Apache
2 2 (1.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.65%) Jetty
2 2 (1.65%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.65%) nginx
2 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.65%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.18%) Firewall
2 21 (17.36%) TCP/IP
3 20 (16.53%) LAN
3 20 (16.53%) VoIP
3 20 (16.53%) VPN
3 20 (16.53%) WAN
4 9 (7.44%) Internet
5 8 (6.61%) Network Security
6 6 (4.96%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.13%) Wireless
8 2 (1.65%) DHCP
8 2 (1.65%) DNS
8 2 (1.65%) FTP
8 2 (1.65%) HTTP
8 2 (1.65%) IPsec
8 2 (1.65%) SSL
9 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) Redis
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) OLAP
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.65%) JIRA
1 2 (1.65%) JUnit
1 2 (1.65%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.97%) Analyst
2 22 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 18 (14.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 17 (14.05%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 17 (14.05%) Head of Security
5 14 (11.57%) Head of Operations
6 13 (10.74%) Security Specialist
7 12 (9.92%) Architect
7 12 (9.92%) Security Architect
8 10 (8.26%) Consultant
9 9 (7.44%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 9 (7.44%) Security Operations Specialist
9 9 (7.44%) Technical Support
10 7 (5.79%) Security Consultant
10 7 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) IT Manager
11 6 (4.96%) Lead Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Lead Security Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.01%) ELK Stack
2 10 (8.26%) Web Services
3 8 (6.61%) RESTful
4 4 (3.31%) SOAP
5 2 (1.65%) .NET
5 2 (1.65%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.65%) J2EE
5 2 (1.65%) Java EE
5 2 (1.65%) JPA
5 2 (1.65%) REST
5 2 (1.65%) Servlets
5 2 (1.65%) Spring
5 2 (1.65%) XML
6 1 (0.83%) OLE
6 1 (0.83%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
1 11 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.26%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (5.79%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (4.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (4.13%) PKI
6 4 (3.31%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.65%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.65%) EPoS
9 1 (0.83%) CESG
9 1 (0.83%) PMI
9 1 (0.83%) RIA
9 1 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.14%) Windows
2 27 (22.31%) Unix
3 25 (20.66%) Linux
4 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (37.19%) Security Operations
2 28 (23.14%) Information Security
3 26 (21.49%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (16.53%) Patch Management
4 20 (16.53%) Protective Monitoring
4 20 (16.53%) SIEM
4 20 (16.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (15.70%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (15.70%) Process Improvement
6 18 (14.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (11.57%) Risk Management
8 13 (10.74%) Case Management
8 13 (10.74%) Open Source
9 12 (9.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (9.92%) Service Management
10 11 (9.09%) People Management
11 8 (6.61%) Data Protection
11 8 (6.61%) ITIL
11 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
12 7 (5.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) Python
2 5 (4.13%) Java
2 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.31%) Perl
4 3 (2.48%) SQL
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) R
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (37.19%) CISSP
2 39 (32.23%) Security Cleared
3 36 (29.75%) SC Cleared
4 25 (20.66%) SANS
5 22 (18.18%) SSCP
6 13 (10.74%) Degree
7 8 (6.61%) CISM
8 5 (4.13%) GIAC
8 5 (4.13%) ISEB
9 4 (3.31%) CEH
9 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.31%) GCFA
10 3 (2.48%) CISA
10 3 (2.48%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.83%) HNC
12 1 (0.83%) HND
12 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.31%) COBIT
2 4 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) Xen
4 1 (0.83%) HDFS
4 1 (0.83%) Snort
4 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (17.36%) QRadar
2 10 (8.26%) Kibana
2 10 (8.26%) logstash
3 5 (4.13%) RSA enVision
4 4 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.48%) Nessus
5 3 (2.48%) Nexpose
5 3 (2.48%) Nmap
5 3 (2.48%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) Ansible
6 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.83%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Splunk
2 26 (21.49%) Apple
3 18 (14.88%) IBM
3 18 (14.88%) LogRhythm
4 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.79%) Intel Security
5 7 (5.79%) Qualys
5 7 (5.79%) VMware
6 5 (4.13%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.31%) Symantec
8 3 (2.48%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.48%) Citrix
8 3 (2.48%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.48%) Intel
8 3 (2.48%) NetWitness
8 3 (2.48%) SAP
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco
9 2 (1.65%) Google
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle
9 2 (1.65%) Teradata
Lancaster, Lancashire
Lancaster University Science and Technology
Rate: Competitive Salary + Benefits
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