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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 200 230 253
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +23
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 59 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.11% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.15% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 3 1
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£525 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £380 £425
% change year-on-year
+34.86% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £40.00
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
7059 6039 6501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.82% 71.37% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3345 3160
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 240 321
Average hourly rate £20.84 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 29 £550 - 2
Surrey +6 12 £450 - 14
Buckinghamshire -8 8 £538 - 4
Middlesex +7 6 £513 +16.47%
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 7
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 30 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.00%) SIEM
3 22 (27.50%) Linux
4 21 (26.25%) SC Cleared
4 21 (26.25%) DV Cleared
5 17 (21.25%) PCI DSS
5 17 (21.25%) Finance
5 17 (21.25%) Analytics
6 15 (18.75%) ITIL
6 15 (18.75%) Information Security
7 14 (17.50%) Software Engineering
8 13 (16.25%) Python
8 13 (16.25%) Firewall
9 11 (13.75%) Bash Shell
9 11 (13.75%) Degree
9 11 (13.75%) Risk Management
9 11 (13.75%) UNIX
9 11 (13.75%) C
10 10 (12.50%) Network Security
11 9 (11.25%) Android
12 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
13 7 (8.75%) Mac OS X
13 7 (8.75%) CISSP
13 7 (8.75%) CISM
13 7 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (8.75%) Security Architecture
13 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (7.50%) SABSA
14 6 (7.50%) TOGAF

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.25%) Firewall
2 10 (12.50%) Network Security
3 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.00%) SSL
5 3 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.75%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.50%) S/MIME
6 2 (2.50%) TACACS
6 2 (2.50%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Consultant
2 12 (15.00%) Software Engineer
2 12 (15.00%) Security Specialist
2 12 (15.00%) Cyber Security Specialist
3 11 (13.75%) Security Architect
3 11 (13.75%) Architect
4 10 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Technical Security Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Business Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Change Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Business Change Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Coordinator
7 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.75%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.75%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Cryptography
2 6 (7.50%) PKI
2 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) SCADA
3 4 (5.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.50%) Open Source
4 2 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.50%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.25%) RMADS
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Linux
2 11 (13.75%) UNIX
3 9 (11.25%) Android
4 7 (8.75%) Mac OS X
5 5 (6.25%) CentOS
5 5 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (5.00%) Windows
7 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) SIEM
2 17 (21.25%) Analytics
3 15 (18.75%) ITIL
3 15 (18.75%) Information Security
4 14 (17.50%) Software Engineering
5 11 (13.75%) Risk Management
6 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.75%) Security Architecture
8 6 (7.50%) SABSA
8 6 (7.50%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.50%) Project Management
9 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.00%) Information Assurance
10 4 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.00%) Data Security
11 3 (3.75%) Workflow
11 3 (3.75%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) Python
2 11 (13.75%) Bash Shell
2 11 (13.75%) C
3 4 (5.00%) C++
3 4 (5.00%) SQL
4 3 (3.75%) VB
5 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 21 (26.25%) SC Cleared
2 21 (26.25%) DV Cleared
3 11 (13.75%) Degree
4 7 (8.75%) CISSP
4 7 (8.75%) CISM
5 3 (3.75%) HND
5 3 (3.75%) ISSAP
5 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.50%) CCNA
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.50%) PMP
6 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB
6 2 (2.50%) CISA
7 1 (1.25%) GIAC
7 1 (1.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.25%) PCI DSS
2 7 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (3.75%) COBIT
5 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Xen
1 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Red Hat
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle
1 5 (6.25%) SAP
2 4 (5.00%) VMware
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco
3 2 (2.50%) Juniper
4 1 (1.25%) HP
4 1 (1.25%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.25%) TippingPoint
4 1 (1.25%) Splunk
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