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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 123 152 126
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -26
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 28 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.23% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 14
Median daily rate £488 £401 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.72% -20.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £352 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £441
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.84 -
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
2798 3429 2390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.31% 80.51% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 2090 1329
Median daily rate £400 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 137 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +16 17 £488 - 16
Cheshire +9 3 £525 +49.14% 3
Merseyside +9 2 £300 -25.23%
Lancashire +17 1 £340 -43.33%
Cumbria - 1 £375 -
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (38.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (29.58%) Finance
3 20 (28.17%) Information Security
3 20 (28.17%) SIEM
4 19 (26.76%) Windows
4 19 (26.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (25.35%) Unix
6 17 (23.94%) Intel Security
6 17 (23.94%) CISSP
6 17 (23.94%) PKI
6 17 (23.94%) Splunk
7 16 (22.54%) Network Security
7 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
8 15 (21.13%) CISM
8 15 (21.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (21.13%) Symantec
8 15 (21.13%) PCI DSS
8 15 (21.13%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (21.13%) Threat Management
9 14 (19.72%) COBIT
10 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
11 11 (15.49%) Banking
12 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
12 10 (14.08%) Degree
13 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (11.27%) Java
14 8 (11.27%) Qualys
15 7 (9.86%) Project Management
16 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
16 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared

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:

Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Network Security
2 3 (4.23%) Internet
3 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.41%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) JIRA
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Local Government
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Consultant
2 16 (22.54%) Security Consultant
3 11 (15.49%) Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Security Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Security Architect
7 5 (7.04%) IT Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Security Specialist
7 5 (7.04%) Vulnerability Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) CISSP Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Developer
8 4 (5.63%) IT Risk Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Risk Manager
8 4 (5.63%) Security Management Consultant
8 4 (5.63%) Security Manager
8 4 (5.63%) SIEM Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Java EE
1 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) XML
3 2 (2.82%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.82%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) J2EE
4 1 (1.41%) Middleware
4 1 (1.41%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) PKI
2 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.04%) CESG
3 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.63%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.82%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.82%) EPoS
5 2 (2.82%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.82%) PMI
5 2 (2.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Windows
2 18 (25.35%) Unix
3 4 (5.63%) zOS
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (28.17%) Information Security
2 20 (28.17%) SIEM
3 15 (21.13%) Threat Management
3 15 (21.13%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.86%) Project Management
6 6 (8.45%) Security Operations
6 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.04%) Scrum
7 5 (7.04%) Security Management
7 5 (7.04%) TDD
8 4 (5.63%) Compliance Management
8 4 (5.63%) DevOps
8 4 (5.63%) Planning and Forecasting
8 4 (5.63%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (4.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) Java
2 3 (4.23%) Python
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.82%) PHP
3 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) Ruby
3 2 (2.82%) SQL
4 1 (1.41%) C
4 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) CISSP
2 15 (21.13%) CISM
3 10 (14.08%) Degree
3 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.63%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (5.63%) HNC
6 3 (4.23%) ISEB
6 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) CISA
7 2 (2.82%) HND
7 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.82%) SANS
8 1 (1.41%) CEH
8 1 (1.41%) CISMP
8 1 (1.41%) GCFA
8 1 (1.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (21.13%) PCI DSS
3 14 (19.72%) COBIT
4 3 (4.23%) SLA
5 1 (1.41%) COSO
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.82%) RACF
4 1 (1.41%) HDFS
4 1 (1.41%) Snort
4 1 (1.41%) vCloud
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.63%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.82%) Nagios
3 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) zSecure
4 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Intel Security
1 17 (23.94%) Splunk
2 15 (21.13%) Symantec
3 8 (11.27%) Qualys
4 3 (4.23%) VMware
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) Lumension
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) Trustwave
6 1 (1.41%) BT
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.41%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.41%) Tripwire