The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 222 220 231
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 55 33 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.36% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.48% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 2
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£500 £438 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £236 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £615 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £265
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.84 - £55.00
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7715 6912 6396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.74% 74.40% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4732 3901 3519
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 270 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cyber Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security across the South East region.

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £438 +37.79% 1
Hampshire +9 20 £500 -11.11% 6
Surrey - 9 £500 - 9
Berkshire -1 5 £558 - 10
West Sussex - 2 - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 57 (51.35%) Information Security
2 28 (25.23%) Firewall
2 28 (25.23%) CISSP
3 27 (24.32%) Finance
4 25 (22.52%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (20.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (19.82%) Management Information System
7 20 (18.02%) Patch Management
8 19 (17.12%) Degree
8 19 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (15.32%) SIEM
10 17 (15.32%) MS Visio
11 16 (14.41%) Change Management
12 15 (13.51%) ITIL
12 15 (13.51%) McAfee
12 15 (13.51%) Security Patching
12 15 (13.51%) PCI DSS
12 15 (13.51%) OWASP
13 14 (12.61%) Security Testing
13 14 (12.61%) Security Management
14 13 (11.71%) GIAC
14 13 (11.71%) Financial Institution
14 13 (11.71%) Cisco
14 13 (11.71%) Windows
15 12 (10.81%) Linux
15 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
15 12 (10.81%) Information Security Management
15 12 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (10.81%) Data Centre

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) IIS
2 3 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (15.32%) MS Visio
2 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 10 (9.01%) MS Project
4 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.80%) MS Office
6 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Taleo
1 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.23%) Firewall
2 12 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (7.21%) SSL
4 7 (6.31%) SSH
4 7 (6.31%) HTTP
4 7 (6.31%) Network Security
5 6 (5.41%) VPN
5 6 (5.41%) Wireless
6 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.70%) LAN
7 3 (2.70%) WAN
8 2 (1.80%) Internet
8 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.90%) VLAN
9 1 (0.90%) SMTP
9 1 (0.90%) FTP
9 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.70%) DB2
2 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Selenium
1 2 (1.80%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (24.32%) Finance
2 13 (11.71%) Financial Institution
3 6 (5.41%) Retail
4 4 (3.60%) Legal
4 4 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Publishing
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Architect
1 26 (23.42%) Analyst
2 19 (17.12%) Security Architect
3 18 (16.22%) Consultant
4 16 (14.41%) Security Consultant
5 14 (12.61%) Security Analyst
6 12 (10.81%) Security Manager
7 8 (7.21%) Security Project Manager
7 8 (7.21%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Cyber Security Manager
7 8 (7.21%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.31%) Security Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Incident Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (4.50%) Security Specialist
10 5 (4.50%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (3.60%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) Middleware
2 3 (2.70%) REST
2 3 (2.70%) .NET
2 3 (2.70%) SOAP
2 3 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.82%) Management Information System
2 12 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.21%) PKI
5 7 (6.31%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.70%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.70%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.70%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.90%) Economics
8 1 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.71%) Windows
2 12 (10.81%) Linux
3 10 (9.01%) UNIX
4 7 (6.31%) AIX
4 7 (6.31%) Solaris
5 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (51.35%) Information Security
2 25 (22.52%) Penetration Testing
3 20 (18.02%) Patch Management
4 19 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (15.32%) SIEM
7 16 (14.41%) Change Management
8 15 (13.51%) ITIL
8 15 (13.51%) OWASP
8 15 (13.51%) Security Patching
9 14 (12.61%) Security Testing
9 14 (12.61%) Security Management
10 12 (10.81%) Information Security Management
10 12 (10.81%) Security Architecture
11 10 (9.01%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (9.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (8.11%) Line Management
12 9 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (7.21%) Analytics
13 8 (7.21%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) Perl
2 7 (6.31%) C
3 6 (5.41%) Java
4 5 (4.50%) C++
4 5 (4.50%) SQL
5 3 (2.70%) C#
5 3 (2.70%) PHP
5 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.80%) VB
7 1 (0.90%) X++
7 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (25.23%) CISSP
2 19 (17.12%) Degree
3 13 (11.71%) GIAC
4 11 (9.91%) CISM
5 7 (6.31%) ISSAP
5 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.70%) GCIA
7 3 (2.70%) GCIH
8 2 (1.80%) CEH
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.90%) PMP
9 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.90%) CISA
9 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.90%) CCIE
9 1 (0.90%) CCNP
9 1 (0.90%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (13.51%) PCI DSS
3 10 (9.01%) COBIT
4 9 (8.11%) SLA
5 7 (6.31%) COSO
6 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.90%) Nessus
2 1 (0.90%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (13.51%) McAfee
2 13 (11.71%) Cisco
3 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.50%) Nokia
4 5 (4.50%) CheckPoint
4 5 (4.50%) Remedy
4 5 (4.50%) NetScout
4 5 (4.50%) Imperva
4 5 (4.50%) Varonis
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle
5 4 (3.60%) F5
6 2 (1.80%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.80%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.80%) Niku
7 1 (0.90%) Websense
7 1 (0.90%) Qualys
7 1 (0.90%) Coverity
7 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.90%) Apple
7 1 (0.90%) IBM