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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 204 238 252
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +14
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 42 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.068% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.096% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 1
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£467 £500 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.60% -6.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £484 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+21.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
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
6709 6275 7158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.58% 71.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3792 3477 3405
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 321
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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
Hampshire - 20 £538 - 2
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £315 -51.53%
Surrey -1 2 £488 +8.33% 17
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 23 (37.10%) Security Cleared
2 20 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 15 (24.19%) DV Cleared
4 12 (19.35%) Information Security
4 12 (19.35%) Linux
4 12 (19.35%) Finance
5 11 (17.74%) Risk Management
5 11 (17.74%) Degree
5 11 (17.74%) SIEM
6 10 (16.13%) Network Security
6 10 (16.13%) Android
7 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.52%) Python
7 9 (14.52%) Analytics
8 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
8 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
8 8 (12.90%) PCI DSS
8 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (11.29%) CISM
9 7 (11.29%) Mac OS X
9 7 (11.29%) UNIX
9 7 (11.29%) C
9 7 (11.29%) CISSP
10 6 (9.68%) SAP
10 6 (9.68%) Oracle
10 6 (9.68%) ITIL
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.06%) MS Office
2 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Network Security
2 6 (9.68%) Firewall
3 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.45%) SSL
4 2 (3.23%) S/MIME
4 2 (3.23%) TACACS
4 2 (3.23%) IPsec
4 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Big Data
1 2 (3.23%) Apache Accumulo
1 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Consultant
2 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Security Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Software Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Security Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Security Specialist
6 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Cyber Security Specialist
7 4 (6.45%) Coordinator
7 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (6.45%) Project Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Change Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Business Change Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Business Manager
8 3 (4.84%) IT Security Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) REST
1 2 (3.23%) Kafka
1 2 (3.23%) WSDL
1 2 (3.23%) Swing
1 2 (3.23%) JDBC
1 2 (3.23%) SOAP
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
1 2 (3.23%) XML
1 2 (3.23%) XSD
1 2 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Open Source
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) SCADA
4 3 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.23%) Smartcard
5 2 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (3.23%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.61%) Human Factors
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Linux
2 10 (16.13%) Android
3 7 (11.29%) Mac OS X
3 7 (11.29%) UNIX
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Information Security
2 11 (17.74%) Risk Management
2 11 (17.74%) SIEM
3 9 (14.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
3 9 (14.52%) Analytics
4 8 (12.90%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.68%) ITIL
5 6 (9.68%) Project Management
6 5 (8.06%) TOGAF
6 5 (8.06%) Data Entry
6 5 (8.06%) Workflow
6 5 (8.06%) SABSA
7 4 (6.45%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.45%) Data Security
7 4 (6.45%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (4.84%) Android Development
9 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) Python
2 7 (11.29%) C
3 4 (6.45%) SQL
4 3 (4.84%) VB
5 2 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) Security Cleared
2 20 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 15 (24.19%) DV Cleared
4 11 (17.74%) Degree
5 7 (11.29%) CISM
5 7 (11.29%) CISSP
6 5 (8.06%) HND
7 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (6.45%) ISEB
8 3 (4.84%) ISSAP
8 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (4.84%) PMP
8 3 (4.84%) PMI Certification
9 2 (3.23%) CISA
10 1 (1.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) PCI DSS
2 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (4.84%) COBIT
5 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Snort
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) SAP
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.61%) Sourcefire
3 1 (1.61%) Red Hat