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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / South East
Rank 168 182 212
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +30
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 73 71 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.85% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.06% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 48 33
Median daily rate £525 £530 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £361 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%

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
5742 6683 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.25% 80.03% 78.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3378 4020 3991
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 292 239
Median hourly rate £38.50 £44.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% +78.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +4 25 £525 -8.69% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 21 £525 +10.52% 3
Berkshire +21 17 £344 -5.82% 19
Surrey +13 2 - - 17
Kent -3 2 £425 -
West Sussex - 2 £550 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 48 (35.04%) CISSP
1 48 (35.04%) Information Security
2 37 (27.01%) Security Cleared
3 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
4 30 (21.90%) Risk Management
5 27 (19.71%) SIEM
6 25 (18.25%) CISM
7 24 (17.52%) Penetration Testing
8 23 (16.79%) Finance
8 23 (16.79%) Microsoft
8 23 (16.79%) Windows
9 22 (16.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (15.33%) CEH
11 20 (14.60%) Firewall
11 20 (14.60%) Security Operations
12 19 (13.87%) CESG Certified Professional
12 19 (13.87%) CESG
13 17 (12.41%) Cryptography
13 17 (12.41%) PCI DSS
13 17 (12.41%) Management Information System
13 17 (12.41%) Telecoms
14 16 (11.68%) DV Cleared
14 16 (11.68%) Ethical Hacking
15 15 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (10.95%) Information Assurance
15 15 (10.95%) Degree
15 15 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (10.95%) ITIL
15 15 (10.95%) Vulnerability Management
16 14 (10.22%) Security Operations Centre

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 5 (3.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.19%) IIS
3 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.46%) Confluence
4 1 (0.73%) Apache
4 1 (0.73%) JBoss
4 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.57%) MS Office
3 7 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.19%) MS Project
4 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) IaaS
2 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.73%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.73%) PaaS
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.60%) Firewall
2 13 (9.49%) Intrusion Detection
2 13 (9.49%) IPsec
3 12 (8.76%) Internet
4 7 (5.11%) Network Security
5 6 (4.38%) SMTP
5 6 (4.38%) SSH
6 5 (3.65%) LAN
6 5 (3.65%) VPN
6 5 (3.65%) Wireless
7 4 (2.92%) FTP
8 3 (2.19%) HTTP
8 3 (2.19%) WAN
8 3 (2.19%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.46%) BGP
9 2 (1.46%) DMVPN
9 2 (1.46%) HSRP
9 2 (1.46%) SSL
9 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) Big Data
2 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.46%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) JIRA
2 4 (2.92%) Selenium
3 2 (1.46%) JMeter
3 2 (1.46%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.73%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.73%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.73%) JUnit
4 1 (0.73%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.73%) NUnit
4 1 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (16.79%) Finance
2 17 (12.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.65%) Legal
4 4 (2.92%) Retail
5 3 (2.19%) Back Office
6 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (23.36%) Analyst
2 23 (16.79%) Security Analyst
3 22 (16.06%) Architect
4 17 (12.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 15 (10.95%) Consultant
6 14 (10.22%) Security Architect
6 14 (10.22%) Security Consultant
7 12 (8.76%) Project Manager
8 11 (8.03%) Security Manager
9 9 (6.57%) Information Assurance Leader
10 8 (5.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 8 (5.84%) Security Project Manager
11 7 (5.11%) Administrator
11 7 (5.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 7 (5.11%) Security Advisor
12 6 (4.38%) SIEM Analyst
12 6 (4.38%) SOC Analyst
13 5 (3.65%) Information Security Consultant
14 4 (2.92%) Penetration Tester
14 4 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.38%) Web Services
2 2 (1.46%) Middleware
3 1 (0.73%) Apache CXF
3 1 (0.73%) ELK Stack
3 1 (0.73%) J2EE
3 1 (0.73%) REST
3 1 (0.73%) RESTful
3 1 (0.73%) SOAP
3 1 (0.73%) XML
3 1 (0.73%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) CESG
2 17 (12.41%) Cryptography
2 17 (12.41%) Management Information System
3 14 (10.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (8.03%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (5.11%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (4.38%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (4.38%) PKI
7 5 (3.65%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.92%) Cyber Attack
8 4 (2.92%) Reference Data
8 4 (2.92%) Smart Energy
8 4 (2.92%) Smart Meter
9 3 (2.19%) CMDB
9 3 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.79%) Windows
2 13 (9.49%) Unix
3 6 (4.38%) Linux
4 5 (3.65%) Windows Vista
5 3 (2.19%) Solaris
6 2 (1.46%) AIX
7 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.04%) Information Security
2 30 (21.90%) Risk Management
3 27 (19.71%) SIEM
4 24 (17.52%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (14.60%) Security Operations
6 16 (11.68%) Ethical Hacking
7 15 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (10.95%) Information Assurance
7 15 (10.95%) ITIL
7 15 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (10.95%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (10.22%) ISMS
9 12 (8.76%) Patch Management
9 12 (8.76%) Security Architecture
10 11 (8.03%) Security Testing
10 11 (8.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (7.30%) Project Management
11 10 (7.30%) Security Monitoring
11 10 (7.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (7.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.57%) Python
2 8 (5.84%) C#
2 8 (5.84%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.84%) VB
3 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.46%) SQL
5 1 (0.73%) C
5 1 (0.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 48 (35.04%) CISSP
2 37 (27.01%) Security Cleared
3 31 (22.63%) SC Cleared
4 25 (18.25%) CISM
5 21 (15.33%) CEH
6 19 (13.87%) CESG Certified Professional
7 16 (11.68%) DV Cleared
8 15 (10.95%) Degree
9 13 (9.49%) GIAC
10 10 (7.30%) GCIA
10 10 (7.30%) GCIH
11 8 (5.84%) SANS
12 7 (5.11%) HND
13 6 (4.38%) CLAS
13 6 (4.38%) PMI Certification
14 4 (2.92%) CREST Certified
14 4 (2.92%) OSCP
14 4 (2.92%) PMP
15 3 (2.19%) CCSP
15 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (12.41%) PCI DSS
3 12 (8.76%) RMADS
4 4 (2.92%) COBIT
4 4 (2.92%) QA
5 3 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.46%) COSO
6 2 (1.46%) FedRAMP
6 2 (1.46%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.46%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.73%) GDPR
7 1 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.73%) ISO27002
System Software
1 11 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.92%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.73%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.73%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.46%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.46%) RSA Security Analytics
3 1 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.73%) Kibana
3 1 (0.73%) logstash
3 1 (0.73%) Nessus
3 1 (0.73%) QRadar
3 1 (0.73%) RSA enVision
3 1 (0.73%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.22%) Oracle
3 12 (8.76%) Splunk
4 10 (7.30%) Intel Security
5 8 (5.84%) SAP
5 8 (5.84%) VMware
6 7 (5.11%) ArcSight
6 7 (5.11%) LogRhythm
7 6 (4.38%) Citrix
7 6 (4.38%) Qualys
8 5 (3.65%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.92%) Cisco
9 4 (2.92%) HP
10 3 (2.19%) Apple
10 3 (2.19%) BMC
10 3 (2.19%) CA
10 3 (2.19%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.19%) Symantec
11 2 (1.46%) Lancope
11 2 (1.46%) NetWitness