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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / North West
Rank 68 113 138
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +25
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 73 45 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.78% 1.19% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 1.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 9
Median daily rate £456 £475 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £389 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £670 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -9.52%

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
2157 3105 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.17% 82.21% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1865 1521
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £49.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +41 60 £494 +3.94% 22
Cheshire +32 10 £413 -2.94% 4
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 76 (44.97%) Security Operations
2 67 (39.64%) CISSP
3 59 (34.91%) Security Cleared
4 53 (31.36%) SC Cleared
5 41 (24.26%) Splunk
6 40 (23.67%) Windows
7 39 (23.08%) SANS
8 38 (22.49%) Apple
9 37 (21.89%) Linux
9 37 (21.89%) SSCP
10 36 (21.30%) QRadar
10 36 (21.30%) Security Operations Centre
10 36 (21.30%) Elastic Stack
11 35 (20.71%) Vulnerability Management
11 35 (20.71%) Unix
12 34 (20.12%) LAN
12 34 (20.12%) WAN
12 34 (20.12%) Firewall
12 34 (20.12%) Information Security
13 33 (19.53%) VoIP
13 33 (19.53%) TCP/IP
13 33 (19.53%) IBM
14 32 (18.93%) VPN
14 32 (18.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 32 (18.93%) Network Monitoring
14 32 (18.93%) LogRhythm
14 32 (18.93%) Patch Management
15 31 (18.34%) Process Improvement
15 31 (18.34%) Risk Management
16 29 (17.16%) SIEM

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 4 (2.37%) Apache
1 4 (2.37%) IIS
1 4 (2.37%) Jetty
1 4 (2.37%) Mongrel
1 4 (2.37%) nginx
1 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.78%) SAS
3 1 (0.59%) CMS
3 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.78%) MS Office
2 3 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.37%) Google App Engine
3 4 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.12%) Firewall
1 34 (20.12%) LAN
1 34 (20.12%) WAN
2 33 (19.53%) TCP/IP
2 33 (19.53%) VoIP
3 32 (18.93%) VPN
4 10 (5.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (5.33%) Internet
5 9 (5.33%) Wireless
6 8 (4.73%) Network Security
7 4 (2.37%) DHCP
7 4 (2.37%) DNS
7 4 (2.37%) FTP
7 4 (2.37%) HTTP
7 4 (2.37%) IPsec
7 4 (2.37%) SSL
8 2 (1.18%) VLAN
9 1 (0.59%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.59%) Skype
9 1 (0.59%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.24%) Redis
2 3 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.18%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.59%) MySQL
4 1 (0.59%) OLAP
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.37%) Travis CI
2 2 (1.18%) JUnit
General
1 29 (17.16%) Finance
2 16 (9.47%) Banking
3 10 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.78%) Electronics
4 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (21.89%) Analyst
2 31 (18.34%) Security Analyst
3 30 (17.75%) Security Specialist
4 20 (11.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 20 (11.83%) Security Manager
5 17 (10.06%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 17 (10.06%) Head of Security
6 14 (8.28%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 14 (8.28%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 14 (8.28%) Head of Operations
6 14 (8.28%) Operational Security Manager
6 14 (8.28%) Operations Manager
6 14 (8.28%) Security Operations Manager
7 13 (7.69%) Architect
8 12 (7.10%) Security Architect
8 12 (7.10%) SOC Manager
9 9 (5.33%) Security Operations Specialist
9 9 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) Senior Security Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.30%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (8.88%) Web Services
3 13 (7.69%) RESTful
4 4 (2.37%) .NET
4 4 (2.37%) J2EE
4 4 (2.37%) Servlets
4 4 (2.37%) Spring
5 2 (1.18%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.18%) Java EE
5 2 (1.18%) JPA
5 2 (1.18%) REST
5 2 (1.18%) SOAP
6 1 (0.59%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.30%) Security Operations Centre
2 21 (12.43%) Management Information System
3 17 (10.06%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (4.14%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.18%) PMI
8 1 (0.59%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.59%) PKI
8 1 (0.59%) RIA
8 1 (0.59%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.67%) Windows
2 37 (21.89%) Linux
3 35 (20.71%) Unix
4 2 (1.18%) VMS
4 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.18%) zOS
5 1 (0.59%) CentOS
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (44.97%) Security Operations
2 35 (20.71%) Vulnerability Management
3 34 (20.12%) Information Security
4 32 (18.93%) Network Monitoring
4 32 (18.93%) Patch Management
4 32 (18.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 31 (18.34%) Process Improvement
5 31 (18.34%) Risk Management
6 29 (17.16%) SIEM
7 26 (15.38%) Service Management
8 25 (14.79%) Protective Monitoring
9 23 (13.61%) Case Management
9 23 (13.61%) Open Source
10 20 (11.83%) Security Monitoring
11 15 (8.88%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (7.10%) ITIL
14 11 (6.51%) People Management
15 9 (5.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.83%) Python
2 9 (5.33%) Java
3 4 (2.37%) Perl
3 4 (2.37%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.78%) SQL
5 1 (0.59%) C#
5 1 (0.59%) R
5 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (39.64%) CISSP
2 59 (34.91%) Security Cleared
3 53 (31.36%) SC Cleared
4 39 (23.08%) SANS
5 37 (21.89%) SSCP
6 22 (13.02%) Degree
7 5 (2.96%) GIAC
8 4 (2.37%) CEH
8 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.37%) GCFA
9 3 (1.78%) CISA
9 3 (1.78%) CISM
9 3 (1.78%) HND
10 2 (1.18%) ISEB
10 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.59%) CRISC
11 1 (0.59%) PgMP
11 1 (0.59%) PMP
11 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) PMO
2 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.37%) Xen
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 36 (21.30%) QRadar
2 19 (11.24%) Kibana
3 18 (10.65%) logstash
4 9 (5.33%) RSA enVision
5 4 (2.37%) Puppet
6 3 (1.78%) Nessus
6 3 (1.78%) Nexpose
6 3 (1.78%) Nmap
7 2 (1.18%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (1.18%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.59%) Ansible
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.59%) FreeIPA
8 1 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (24.26%) Splunk
2 38 (22.49%) Apple
3 33 (19.53%) IBM
4 32 (18.93%) LogRhythm
5 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.14%) SAP
7 6 (3.55%) ArcSight
7 6 (3.55%) VMware
8 5 (2.96%) Qualys
8 5 (2.96%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.37%) Google
9 4 (2.37%) Oracle
10 3 (1.78%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.78%) HP
10 3 (1.78%) Intel
10 3 (1.78%) Intel Security
10 3 (1.78%) NetWitness
11 2 (1.18%) AlienVault
11 2 (1.18%) Snow
11 2 (1.18%) Teradata
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