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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 137 - 127
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 5 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% - 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% - 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£425 - £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £472 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2414 1564 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.78% 70.90% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1603 1054 1274
Average daily rate £399 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.70% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 77 148
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £11.00 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £47.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 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
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Demand Management
3 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (25.00%) SCADA
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) CESG
4 1 (12.50%) CESG CLAS

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (25.00%) Wireshark
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) SCADA
2 1 (12.50%) RMADS
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) CESG
2 1 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
1 3 (37.50%) Reverse Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) Demand Management
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Juniper