The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 228 236 247
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 22 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.012% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.017% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate £380 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £60.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £48.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +21.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Cyber Security
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -1 9 £335 - 4
Berkshire - 7 - - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 4
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 11 (32.35%) Information Security
2 10 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) Finance
4 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
4 7 (20.59%) Degree
5 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 6 (17.65%) Data Entry
5 6 (17.65%) Workflow
5 6 (17.65%) Oracle
5 6 (17.65%) MS Office
5 6 (17.65%) SAP
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.71%) HND
6 5 (14.71%) Java
6 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
6 5 (14.71%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (11.76%) Network Security
7 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Open Source
7 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Firewall
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
7 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
8 3 (8.82%) Python
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco
8 3 (8.82%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (8.82%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.88%) Confluence
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Network Security
1 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.88%) NGN
3 2 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (2.94%) IntruShield
4 1 (2.94%) FWSM
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Apache Accumulo
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Coordinator
3 5 (14.71%) Security Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Security Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Principal Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Principle Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) Kafka
2 2 (5.88%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) Spring
2 2 (5.88%) Swing
2 2 (5.88%) JDBC
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) XSD
2 2 (5.88%) WSDL
3 1 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.94%) Kindle
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Information Security
2 6 (17.65%) Data Entry
2 6 (17.65%) Workflow
3 4 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Scrum
4 3 (8.82%) UML
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
4 3 (8.82%) ICONIX
4 3 (8.82%) Android Development
5 2 (5.88%) SABSA
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) SIEM
5 2 (5.88%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.88%) Logistics
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) Python
3 3 (8.82%) C++
3 3 (8.82%) Golang
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Degree
3 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) HND
5 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) ISSAP
6 2 (5.88%) CISM
6 2 (5.88%) CCNP
6 2 (5.88%) CCNA
6 2 (5.88%) ISEB
6 2 (5.88%) CISSP
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.94%) PMP
7 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) COBIT
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle
1 6 (17.65%) SAP
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
2 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
2 3 (8.82%) Google
3 2 (5.88%) Riverbed
3 2 (5.88%) F5
3 2 (5.88%) Tufin
3 2 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee
4 1 (2.94%) Splunk
4 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.94%) Marketo