The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 126 140 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 20 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.099% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £55.00
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2478 2250 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.66% 73.92% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1662 1500 993
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 68
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
Gloucestershire +3 10 £450 - 14
Wiltshire - 4 £441 -
Bristol - 3 £468 - 9
Somerset - 2 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (46.15%) Firewall
2 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) VPN
3 9 (34.62%) Network Security
4 8 (30.77%) Metasploit
4 8 (30.77%) VLAN
4 8 (30.77%) Wireshark
4 8 (30.77%) LAMP
4 8 (30.77%) Nmap
4 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (30.77%) DNS
4 8 (30.77%) SSL
4 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (30.77%) VirtualBox
4 8 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (30.77%) DDoS Mitigation
5 7 (26.92%) CCNA
5 7 (26.92%) IPsec
6 6 (23.08%) CISSP
6 6 (23.08%) QA
7 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Information Security
8 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) CISM
8 4 (15.38%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) VPN
2 9 (34.62%) Network Security
3 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 8 (30.77%) DNS
3 8 (30.77%) SSL
3 8 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (30.77%) VLAN
3 8 (30.77%) Wireshark
4 7 (26.92%) IPsec
5 2 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) CLAS Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cyber Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Trainer
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Delivery Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (7.69%) CESG
2 2 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) DDoS Mitigation
2 5 (19.23%) Information Security
3 3 (11.54%) SIEM
4 2 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 2 (7.69%) Security Management
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Security
5 1 (3.85%) OWASP
5 1 (3.85%) Information Assurance
5 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCNA
3 6 (23.08%) CISSP
4 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) CISM
6 1 (3.85%) GCIA
6 1 (3.85%) GCIH
6 1 (3.85%) CEH
6 1 (3.85%) CISMP
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.85%) PMP
6 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
1 8 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (30.77%) VirtualBox
2 1 (3.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
1 2 (7.69%) ArcSight
2 1 (3.85%) LogRhythm
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) BT