The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 175 211 228
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +17
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 95 55 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 0.58% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.72% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 9
Median daily rate £475 £460 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £398 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £68.00 -
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7237 7644 6847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.32% 79.97% 76.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4372 4547 3766
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 246 249
Median hourly rate £38.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Buckinghamshire +31 37 £510 +13.33% 6
Berkshire +31 28 £450 - 9
Hampshire -12 10 £475 - 9
East Sussex - 7 £350 - 2
Surrey -6 6 £425 -19.04% 6
West Sussex -2 3 £400 +700.00%
Middlesex - 2 £473 -
Kent - 1 £450 - 4
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 91 (43.33%) CISSP
2 71 (33.81%) Information Security
3 51 (24.29%) Security Operations
4 45 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 44 (20.95%) Firewall
6 41 (19.52%) CISM
7 40 (19.05%) Windows
8 37 (17.62%) Microsoft
8 37 (17.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (17.62%) CESG
8 37 (17.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 34 (16.19%) Finance
10 33 (15.71%) Security Operations Centre
11 31 (14.76%) CESG Certified Professional
11 31 (14.76%) Project Management
12 30 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 29 (13.81%) SC Cleared
14 28 (13.33%) Information Assurance
14 28 (13.33%) SIEM
14 28 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
14 28 (13.33%) Oracle
15 27 (12.86%) MS Excel
16 26 (12.38%) Internet
16 26 (12.38%) Ethical Hacking
16 26 (12.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 26 (12.38%) Telecoms
17 25 (11.90%) Citrix
17 25 (11.90%) Cisco
18 24 (11.43%) CISA
19 23 (10.95%) Degree

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (5.24%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.81%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) Drupal
4 1 (0.48%) JBoss
4 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.48%) SAS
4 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.71%) MS Project
2 12 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.81%) ProjectWise
4 7 (3.33%) MS Office
5 6 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Magento
1 1 (0.48%) Primavera
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.95%) IaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (20.95%) Firewall
2 37 (17.62%) Intrusion Detection
3 26 (12.38%) Internet
4 20 (9.52%) FTP
5 19 (9.05%) DNS
6 16 (7.62%) VPN
7 15 (7.14%) IPsec
7 15 (7.14%) SSH
8 13 (6.19%) SSL
9 11 (5.24%) Network Security
9 11 (5.24%) SMTP
10 9 (4.29%) LAN
10 9 (4.29%) VLAN
11 8 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (3.81%) MPLS
11 8 (3.81%) NetScaler
11 8 (3.81%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (3.33%) HTTP
13 6 (2.86%) SAN
13 6 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) Big Data
2 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.95%) DB2
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Selenium
2 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.48%) JIRA
2 1 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
General
1 34 (16.19%) Finance
2 26 (12.38%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.86%) Retail
4 4 (1.90%) Legal
5 2 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Law
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (27.62%) Analyst
2 30 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 25 (11.90%) Consultant
4 24 (11.43%) Security Specialist
5 23 (10.95%) Project Manager
6 22 (10.48%) Security Consultant
7 20 (9.52%) Architect
7 20 (9.52%) Security Manager
8 18 (8.57%) Compliance Specialist
9 17 (8.10%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 17 (8.10%) Security Compliance Specialist
9 17 (8.10%) SOC Analyst
10 15 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 13 (6.19%) Security Architect
11 13 (6.19%) Security Project Manager
12 12 (5.71%) Security Engineer
13 11 (5.24%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 11 (5.24%) Incident Analyst
14 10 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 8 (3.81%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.81%) Middleware
2 4 (1.90%) CSS
2 4 (1.90%) HTML
3 3 (1.43%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.95%) .NET
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) CSS3
5 1 (0.48%) HTML5
5 1 (0.48%) jQuery
5 1 (0.48%) REST
5 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.48%) SOAP
5 1 (0.48%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (17.62%) CESG
2 33 (15.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 21 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 18 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 17 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (7.62%) Cryptography
7 15 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (5.71%) PKI
9 11 (5.24%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.43%) Cyber Attack
10 3 (1.43%) iPad
10 3 (1.43%) PMI
11 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.95%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.48%) AS400
12 1 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
12 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.48%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.05%) Windows
2 17 (8.10%) Unix
3 16 (7.62%) Linux
4 11 (5.24%) Windows Vista
5 8 (3.81%) AIX
5 8 (3.81%) Solaris
6 5 (2.38%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.90%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.81%) Information Security
2 51 (24.29%) Security Operations
3 37 (17.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (14.76%) Project Management
5 30 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 28 (13.33%) Information Assurance
6 28 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
6 28 (13.33%) SIEM
7 26 (12.38%) Ethical Hacking
8 23 (10.95%) Mentoring
9 21 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 17 (8.10%) ISMS
10 17 (8.10%) Security Architecture
10 17 (8.10%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (7.14%) Analytics
11 15 (7.14%) Change Management
11 15 (7.14%) Data Entry
11 15 (7.14%) ITIL
11 15 (7.14%) OWASP
12 14 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.71%) Python
2 7 (3.33%) C#
3 6 (2.86%) Java
3 6 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.86%) VB
4 4 (1.90%) C
4 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.43%) C++
6 2 (0.95%) Ruby
6 2 (0.95%) SQL
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 91 (43.33%) CISSP
2 45 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 41 (19.52%) CISM
4 31 (14.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 29 (13.81%) SC Cleared
6 24 (11.43%) CISA
7 23 (10.95%) CEH
7 23 (10.95%) Degree
8 19 (9.05%) GCIH
9 17 (8.10%) GCIA
10 12 (5.71%) DV Cleared
11 7 (3.33%) GIAC
12 6 (2.86%) APMP
12 6 (2.86%) CLAS
13 5 (2.38%) ISEB
13 5 (2.38%) SANS
14 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (1.43%) ISTQB
15 3 (1.43%) PMI Certification
15 3 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.10%) PCI DSS
3 15 (7.14%) RMADS
4 7 (3.33%) COBIT
5 6 (2.86%) SLA
6 4 (1.90%) COSO
6 4 (1.90%) SAS 70
7 3 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.95%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.95%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.48%) BS7799
9 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.76%) Sendmail
3 8 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.95%) XenApp
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (2.86%) Nessus
3 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.95%) Nexpose
3 2 (0.95%) Nmap
3 2 (0.95%) QRadar
4 1 (0.48%) Endace
4 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.48%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.48%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.33%) Oracle
3 25 (11.90%) Cisco
3 25 (11.90%) Citrix
4 12 (5.71%) Intel Security
5 10 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 10 (4.76%) F5
6 9 (4.29%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.81%) HP
7 8 (3.81%) IronPort
7 8 (3.81%) SAP
8 7 (3.33%) NetWitness
9 6 (2.86%) ArcSight
9 6 (2.86%) NetApp
10 5 (2.38%) Qualys
11 4 (1.90%) Remedy
11 4 (1.90%) VMware
12 3 (1.43%) IBM
12 3 (1.43%) LogRhythm
13 2 (0.95%) Rapid7