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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 98 138 130
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -8
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 58 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 0.60% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.73% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 8
Median daily rate £400 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £439 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £475 £455
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £40.22 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.64% -32.97%
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
2947 3676 2436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.13% 81.94% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 2296 1401
Median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 145 112
Median hourly rate £26.25 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.05% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.89 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +22 26 £375 -25.00% 24
Merseyside +22 22 £400 -14.43%
Cheshire 0 6 £463 -2.63%
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 35 (34.65%) CISSP
2 31 (30.69%) Information Security
3 29 (28.71%) Splunk
4 28 (27.72%) Unix
4 28 (27.72%) Windows
5 27 (26.73%) SIEM
6 26 (25.74%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (23.76%) Security Operations
8 21 (20.79%) Finance
9 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
10 18 (17.82%) SANS
11 17 (16.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
12 16 (15.84%) Linux
13 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
13 15 (14.85%) CISM
13 15 (14.85%) Protective Monitoring
13 15 (14.85%) Network Security
13 15 (14.85%) ELK Stack
14 14 (13.86%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (13.86%) PKI
14 14 (13.86%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (13.86%) Firewall
14 14 (13.86%) IBM
14 14 (13.86%) Intel Security
15 13 (12.87%) SSCP
15 13 (12.87%) Apple
15 13 (12.87%) COBIT
15 13 (12.87%) Banking

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 2 (1.98%) Apache
1 2 (1.98%) IIS
1 2 (1.98%) Jetty
1 2 (1.98%) Mongrel
1 2 (1.98%) nginx
1 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.99%) CMS
2 1 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.98%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) Network Security
1 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
2 14 (13.86%) Firewall
3 12 (11.88%) LAN
3 12 (11.88%) VoIP
3 12 (11.88%) VPN
3 12 (11.88%) WAN
4 5 (4.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.96%) Wireless
6 3 (2.97%) Internet
7 2 (1.98%) DHCP
7 2 (1.98%) DNS
7 2 (1.98%) FTP
7 2 (1.98%) HTTP
7 2 (1.98%) IPsec
7 2 (1.98%) SSL
8 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Redis
2 4 (3.96%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.98%) JIRA
1 2 (1.98%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.99%) JUnit
General
1 21 (20.79%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Analyst
2 24 (23.76%) Security Analyst
3 19 (18.81%) Consultant
4 15 (14.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 14 (13.86%) Security Consultant
6 12 (11.88%) Security Specialist
7 10 (9.90%) Architect
8 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 8 (7.92%) Security Architect
8 8 (7.92%) Security Operations Specialist
8 8 (7.92%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.94%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 6 (5.94%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Security Operations Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (4.95%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.85%) ELK Stack
2 7 (6.93%) Web Services
3 6 (5.94%) RESTful
4 4 (3.96%) XML
5 3 (2.97%) .NET
5 3 (2.97%) J2EE
5 3 (2.97%) SOAP
6 2 (1.98%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.98%) Servlets
7 1 (0.99%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.99%) Java EE
7 1 (0.99%) JPA
7 1 (0.99%) Middleware
7 1 (0.99%) OLE
7 1 (0.99%) REST
7 1 (0.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) PKI
2 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.89%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.91%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (6.93%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (3.96%) CESG
5 4 (3.96%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.98%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.98%) EPoS
7 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.98%) PMI
8 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.72%) Unix
1 28 (27.72%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) zOS
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.69%) Information Security
2 27 (26.73%) SIEM
3 26 (25.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (25.74%) Vulnerability Management
4 24 (23.76%) Security Operations
5 15 (14.85%) Protective Monitoring
6 14 (13.86%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (13.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (11.88%) Patch Management
7 12 (11.88%) Threat Management
7 12 (11.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 10 (9.90%) Open Source
9 9 (8.91%) Incident Management
9 9 (8.91%) Process Improvement
10 8 (7.92%) Case Management
10 8 (7.92%) Project Management
11 6 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (4.95%) Risk Management
12 5 (4.95%) Security Management
13 4 (3.96%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) Python
2 5 (4.95%) Java
2 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.96%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.98%) PHP
4 2 (1.98%) Ruby
4 2 (1.98%) SQL
5 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (34.65%) CISSP
2 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
3 18 (17.82%) SANS
4 16 (15.84%) SC Cleared
5 15 (14.85%) CISM
6 13 (12.87%) SSCP
7 10 (9.90%) Degree
8 4 (3.96%) CEH
8 4 (3.96%) GCFA
8 4 (3.96%) GIAC
8 4 (3.96%) HNC
9 3 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (2.97%) CISA
9 3 (2.97%) ISEB
9 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.98%) HND
10 2 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.99%) CISMP
11 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (16.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (12.87%) COBIT
3 12 (11.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.97%) SLA
5 1 (0.99%) COSO
System Software
1 12 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) RACF
4 2 (1.98%) Xen
5 1 (0.99%) HDFS
5 1 (0.99%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (12.87%) QRadar
2 12 (11.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (7.92%) Kibana
3 8 (7.92%) logstash
4 6 (5.94%) Puppet
5 4 (3.96%) RSA enVision
6 2 (1.98%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.98%) Nagios
6 2 (1.98%) SCCM
6 2 (1.98%) zSecure
7 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (28.71%) Splunk
2 14 (13.86%) IBM
2 14 (13.86%) Intel Security
3 13 (12.87%) Apple
3 13 (12.87%) LogRhythm
4 12 (11.88%) Symantec
5 8 (7.92%) Qualys
6 6 (5.94%) VMware
7 3 (2.97%) Citrix
8 2 (1.98%) Cisco
8 2 (1.98%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.98%) Google
8 2 (1.98%) HP
8 2 (1.98%) Lumension
8 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.98%) SAP
8 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.98%) Trustwave
9 1 (0.99%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.99%) Tripwire
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