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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / North West
Rank 81 118 130
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +12
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 55 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.09% 0.91% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.13% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 9
Median daily rate £540 £618 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% -20.47%

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
2153 3099 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.93% 80.56% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1888 1417
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 107 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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 +47 43 £525 +40.00% 30
Cheshire +18 9 £613 -5.00% 1
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 58 (42.96%) Security Operations
2 53 (39.26%) CISSP
3 45 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 40 (29.63%) SC Cleared
5 29 (21.48%) Risk Management
6 28 (20.74%) Information Security
7 27 (20.00%) Windows
8 26 (19.26%) Apple
9 25 (18.52%) Linux
9 25 (18.52%) Splunk
9 25 (18.52%) SANS
10 24 (17.78%) Security Operations Centre
10 24 (17.78%) Unix
11 23 (17.04%) SSCP
11 23 (17.04%) ELK Stack
11 23 (17.04%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (16.30%) Firewall
12 22 (16.30%) Degree
13 21 (15.56%) Finance
13 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
13 21 (15.56%) QRadar
14 20 (14.81%) Patch Management
14 20 (14.81%) VPN
14 20 (14.81%) LAN
14 20 (14.81%) VoIP
14 20 (14.81%) WAN
14 20 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 19 (14.07%) SIEM
15 19 (14.07%) Process Improvement
15 19 (14.07%) Service 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.22%) SAS
2 2 (1.48%) Apache
2 2 (1.48%) IIS
2 2 (1.48%) Jetty
2 2 (1.48%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.48%) nginx
2 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.48%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.30%) Firewall
2 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 20 (14.81%) LAN
3 20 (14.81%) VoIP
3 20 (14.81%) VPN
3 20 (14.81%) WAN
4 9 (6.67%) Internet
5 6 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.44%) Network Security
6 5 (3.70%) Wireless
7 2 (1.48%) DHCP
7 2 (1.48%) DNS
7 2 (1.48%) FTP
7 2 (1.48%) HTTP
7 2 (1.48%) IPsec
7 2 (1.48%) SSL
8 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.74%) Skype
8 1 (0.74%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.41%) Redis
2 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.74%) Big Data
4 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) OLAP
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.48%) JIRA
1 2 (1.48%) JUnit
1 2 (1.48%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (15.56%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Banking
3 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Electronics
4 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.22%) Marketing
4 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (20.74%) Analyst
2 22 (16.30%) Security Analyst
3 18 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 18 (13.33%) Security Manager
4 17 (12.59%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 17 (12.59%) Head of Security
5 14 (10.37%) Head of Operations
5 14 (10.37%) Security Specialist
6 13 (9.63%) Operational Security Manager
6 13 (9.63%) Operations Manager
6 13 (9.63%) Security Operations Manager
7 12 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 11 (8.15%) Architect
8 11 (8.15%) SOC Manager
9 10 (7.41%) Security Architect
10 9 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 9 (6.67%) Security Operations Specialist
10 9 (6.67%) Technical Support
11 8 (5.93%) Consultant
12 7 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.04%) ELK Stack
2 10 (7.41%) Web Services
3 8 (5.93%) RESTful
4 4 (2.96%) SOAP
5 2 (1.48%) .NET
5 2 (1.48%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.48%) J2EE
5 2 (1.48%) Java EE
5 2 (1.48%) JPA
5 2 (1.48%) REST
5 2 (1.48%) Servlets
5 2 (1.48%) Spring
5 2 (1.48%) XML
6 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.78%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (10.37%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.15%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (5.19%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.22%) PKI
7 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.48%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.48%) EPoS
7 2 (1.48%) PMI
8 1 (0.74%) CESG
8 1 (0.74%) Economics
8 1 (0.74%) RIA
8 1 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.00%) Windows
2 25 (18.52%) Linux
3 24 (17.78%) Unix
4 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.74%) CentOS
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (42.96%) Security Operations
2 29 (21.48%) Risk Management
3 28 (20.74%) Information Security
4 23 (17.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 20 (14.81%) Patch Management
5 20 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (14.07%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (14.07%) Process Improvement
6 19 (14.07%) Protective Monitoring
6 19 (14.07%) Service Management
6 19 (14.07%) SIEM
7 17 (12.59%) Security Monitoring
8 14 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (9.63%) Case Management
9 13 (9.63%) Open Source
10 12 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (8.15%) People Management
12 9 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (6.67%) ITIL
13 8 (5.93%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.37%) Python
2 5 (3.70%) Java
2 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.96%) Perl
4 3 (2.22%) SQL
5 1 (0.74%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) R
5 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (39.26%) CISSP
2 45 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 40 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 25 (18.52%) SANS
5 23 (17.04%) SSCP
6 22 (16.30%) Degree
7 5 (3.70%) CISM
7 5 (3.70%) GIAC
8 4 (2.96%) CEH
8 4 (2.96%) CISA
8 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.96%) GCFA
8 4 (2.96%) ISEB
9 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.74%) HND
10 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.74%) COBIT
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.48%) Xen
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) HDFS
3 1 (0.74%) Snort
3 1 (0.74%) vCloud
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (15.56%) QRadar
2 10 (7.41%) Kibana
2 10 (7.41%) logstash
3 5 (3.70%) RSA enVision
4 3 (2.22%) Nessus
4 3 (2.22%) Nexpose
4 3 (2.22%) Nmap
4 3 (2.22%) Puppet
5 2 (1.48%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.74%) Ansible
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.74%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (19.26%) Apple
2 25 (18.52%) Splunk
3 18 (13.33%) IBM
3 18 (13.33%) LogRhythm
4 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.19%) SAP
5 7 (5.19%) VMware
6 5 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.96%) Intel Security
7 4 (2.96%) Qualys
8 3 (2.22%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.22%) Citrix
8 3 (2.22%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.22%) Intel
8 3 (2.22%) NetWitness
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle
9 2 (1.48%) Google
9 2 (1.48%) Teradata
10 1 (0.74%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.74%) Sourcefire
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