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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 126 140 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£468 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.75 £26.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+102.88% -56.66%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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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
Bristol - 3 £468 - 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £538 - 12
Wiltshire +1 1 £469 -21.83% 4
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) LAN
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 8 (44.44%) CISSP
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) VPN
4 7 (38.89%) Information Security
5 6 (33.33%) CISM
5 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
6 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
6 5 (27.78%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) Security Management
6 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
6 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
8 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
8 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (16.67%) C
8 3 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
9 2 (11.11%) SIEM

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
1 8 (44.44%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
3 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) CLAS Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Designer
4 2 (11.11%) Trainer
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Django
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
3 5 (27.78%) Security Management
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) SIEM
7 1 (5.56%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (5.56%) Network Design
7 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) OWASP
7 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) DV Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) CISSP
4 6 (33.33%) CISM
5 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) CEH
6 1 (5.56%) GCIA
6 1 (5.56%) GCIH
6 1 (5.56%) CISMP
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.56%) HND
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) McAfee
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft