The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 139 120 122
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.40% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
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£352 £516 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 - £60.00
Cyber Security
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
2766 2240 1811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.22% 73.11% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1646 1187 891
Average daily rate £388 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 98 81
Average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cyber Security across the North West region.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -4 4 £352 -33.11% 2
Manchester - 1 £288 - 10
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cyber Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cyber Security.

1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) CISSP
4 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) SIEM
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) GIS
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) Tandem
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (10.00%) BYOD
7 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (10.00%) Database Security
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Cyber Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Financial Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Officer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Account Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Tandem
2 1 (10.00%) BYOD
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) SIEM
2 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Database Security
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CISM
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco