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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 119 152 133
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 43 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 0.19% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 0
Median daily rate £515 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +44.23%
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
3233 2893 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.60% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2012 1660 1207
Median daily rate £425 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 140 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.10 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 May 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 May 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 +14 29 £475 +65.21% 7
Cheshire +1 12 £515 +46.30% 3
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 24 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (27.27%) CISSP
3 23 (26.14%) Information Security
4 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (21.59%) SIEM
5 17 (19.32%) Finance
6 16 (18.18%) CISM
6 16 (18.18%) Security Operations
7 15 (17.05%) COBIT
7 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
7 15 (17.05%) Windows
8 14 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (14.77%) Network Security
10 12 (13.64%) PKI
10 12 (13.64%) Intel Security
10 12 (13.64%) Unix
10 12 (13.64%) Splunk
11 11 (12.50%) PCI DSS
11 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 11 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (11.36%) Symantec
12 10 (11.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (11.36%) Linux
12 10 (11.36%) SQL
12 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (11.36%) OWASP
12 10 (11.36%) Security Architecture
12 10 (11.36%) Public Cloud
12 10 (11.36%) Threat Management

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 1 (1.14%) MS Office
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.68%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) Network Security
2 5 (5.68%) Firewall
3 3 (3.41%) Internet
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.27%) tcpdump
4 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Data Mining
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Legal
3 5 (5.68%) Local Government
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Consultant
2 17 (19.32%) Security Consultant
3 14 (15.91%) Analyst
4 13 (14.77%) Security Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Architect
6 9 (10.23%) Security Architect
6 9 (10.23%) Security Manager
7 7 (7.95%) Ethical Hacker
8 6 (6.82%) Security Specialist
9 5 (5.68%) Head of IT
9 5 (5.68%) Head of IT Security
9 5 (5.68%) Head of Security
10 4 (4.55%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 4 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 4 (4.55%) Head of IT Operations
10 4 (4.55%) Head of Operations
10 4 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
10 4 (4.55%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.55%) Vulnerability Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) Java EE
1 5 (5.68%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) J2EE
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) PKI
2 10 (11.36%) Public Cloud
3 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.68%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.55%) CESG
5 4 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.41%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.27%) User Experience
8 1 (1.14%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.14%) PMI
8 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Unix
3 10 (11.36%) Linux
4 4 (4.55%) zOS
5 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (26.14%) Information Security
3 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.59%) SIEM
4 16 (18.18%) Security Operations
5 14 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
7 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.36%) OWASP
7 10 (11.36%) Security Architecture
7 10 (11.36%) Threat Management
8 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
9 8 (9.09%) ITIL
9 8 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 8 (9.09%) Security Management
10 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
10 7 (7.95%) Programme Management
11 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.68%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) SQL
2 8 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.27%) PHP
3 2 (2.27%) Python
3 2 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (27.27%) CISSP
2 16 (18.18%) CISM
3 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.95%) CISA
4 7 (7.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.82%) Degree
5 6 (6.82%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) CLAS
7 3 (3.41%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (3.41%) HNC
8 1 (1.14%) CISMP
8 1 (1.14%) HND
8 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (17.05%) COBIT
3 11 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 7 (7.95%) COSO
5 3 (3.41%) SLA
6 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) RACF
2 2 (2.27%) Snort
3 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.41%) Puppet
3 2 (2.27%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.27%) Nagios
3 2 (2.27%) SCCM
3 2 (2.27%) zSecure
4 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Intel Security
1 12 (13.64%) Splunk
2 10 (11.36%) Symantec
3 5 (5.68%) Cisco
4 4 (4.55%) Qualys
5 3 (3.41%) LogRhythm
5 3 (3.41%) Siebel
6 2 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) Lumension
6 2 (2.27%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.27%) Trustwave
7 1 (1.14%) BT
7 1 (1.14%) EMC
7 1 (1.14%) HP
7 1 (1.14%) NetApp
7 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.14%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.14%) VMware