The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 221 414 467
Rank change year-on-year
+193 +53
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 614 260 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.55% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 167 112
Median daily rate £485 £475 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £475 £455
% change year-on-year
-2.89% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £29.50 £40.22 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.64% -32.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £40.22 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.64% -32.97%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK.

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +172 575 £500 +5.26% 246
London +111 257 £525 +5.00% 97
South East +42 75 £500 +5.26% 54
North West +40 58 £400 -15.78% 24
Yorkshire +44 44 £450 -18.18% 10
South West +45 43 £425 -5.55% 37
City of London +27 42 £475 +5.55% 28
West Midlands -2 42 £463 -7.50% 13
Buckinghamshire +26 32 £525 +50.00% 5
Milton Keynes +23 30 £525 +29.23% 2
Scotland +39 29 £345 -1.42% 14
Manchester +22 26 £375 -25.00% 24
South Yorkshire +21 25 £446 -18.86% 1
East of England +14 24 £525 +2.43% 7
East Midlands - 24 £550 - 2
Merseyside +22 22 £400 -14.43%
Northamptonshire - 22 £550 -
Sheffield +21 20 £475 -13.63% 1
Edinburgh +28 19 £400 +14.28% 2
Gloucestershire +13 17 £430 -4.44% 28
Northampton - 17 £550 -
West Yorkshire +17 16 £525 +5.00% 7
Warwickshire +9 16 £440 -12.00% 1
Southport - 16 £350 -
Cheltenham +10 15 £430 -4.44% 10
Hertfordshire - 15 £525 - 3
Hampshire +3 13 £475 -5.00% 10
Salford - 11 £400 - 2
Glasgow +16 10 £315 -10.00% 5
Wiltshire +11 10 £363 -17.14% 2

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 368 (32.57%) Information Security
2 317 (28.05%) CISSP
3 300 (26.55%) Finance
4 221 (19.56%) Security Cleared
5 192 (16.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 185 (16.37%) SIEM
7 184 (16.28%) Security Operations
8 171 (15.13%) Firewall
9 140 (12.39%) Windows
9 140 (12.39%) Banking
10 135 (11.95%) SC Cleared
11 134 (11.86%) CISM
12 132 (11.68%) Risk Management
12 132 (11.68%) Project Management
13 130 (11.50%) Internet
13 130 (11.50%) Management Information System
13 130 (11.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 111 (9.82%) Unix
15 110 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
16 104 (9.20%) Security Architecture
17 103 (9.12%) Degree
18 102 (9.03%) CESG
19 101 (8.94%) Linux
20 92 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
21 90 (7.96%) Microsoft
22 89 (7.88%) Network Security
23 85 (7.52%) Security Operations Centre
24 79 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection
25 77 (6.81%) DV Cleared
26 76 (6.73%) Penetration Testing

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills 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 14 (1.24%) IIS
2 11 (0.97%) MS Exchange
3 9 (0.80%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.62%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.44%) Apache
6 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.35%) Confluence
7 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.27%) JBoss
8 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.18%) CICS
9 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.18%) Mongrel
9 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.18%) SAS
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.95%) MS Office
3 17 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.88%) MS Project
6 6 (0.53%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.088%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.27%) assyst
2 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.088%) Primavera
3 1 (0.088%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.06%) IaaS
4 11 (0.97%) SaaS
5 8 (0.71%) PaaS
6 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.18%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 171 (15.13%) Firewall
2 130 (11.50%) Internet
3 89 (7.88%) Network Security
4 79 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 57 (5.04%) TCP/IP
6 41 (3.63%) VPN
7 39 (3.45%) HTTP
8 33 (2.92%) LAN
8 33 (2.92%) WAN
9 25 (2.21%) VoIP
10 23 (2.04%) DNS
10 23 (2.04%) SSL
11 22 (1.95%) IPsec
12 19 (1.68%) FTP
12 19 (1.68%) Wireless
13 15 (1.33%) SSH
14 12 (1.06%) SMTP
15 9 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (2.65%) Big Data
2 24 (2.12%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.06%) Hadoop
4 11 (0.97%) Redis
5 9 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.71%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.62%) Data Mining
7 7 (0.62%) MySQL
8 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.27%) OrientDB
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.18%) BODI
9 2 (0.18%) GIS
9 2 (0.18%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.088%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.088%) QlikView
10 1 (0.088%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (1.95%) JIRA
2 13 (1.15%) Metasploit
3 12 (1.06%) Selenium
4 8 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.53%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.44%) Selenium IDE
6 5 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.44%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.35%) JUnit
7 4 (0.35%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.18%) AppScan
8 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.18%) EasyMock
8 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.18%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.18%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.18%) JMeter
8 2 (0.18%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.088%) MSTest
General
1 300 (26.55%) Finance
2 140 (12.39%) Banking
3 48 (4.25%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.16%) Retail
5 38 (3.36%) Legal
6 14 (1.24%) Law
6 14 (1.24%) Retail Banking
7 9 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.62%) Marketing
9 5 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.44%) Military
10 3 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.18%) Advertising
11 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.18%) Electronics
11 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.18%) Publishing
11 2 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.088%) Games
Job Titles
1 284 (25.13%) Analyst
2 191 (16.90%) Security Analyst
3 185 (16.37%) Consultant
4 176 (15.58%) Architect
5 153 (13.54%) Security Consultant
6 135 (11.95%) Security Manager
7 133 (11.77%) Security Architect
8 107 (9.47%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 105 (9.29%) Project Manager
10 90 (7.96%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 78 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 72 (6.37%) Security Project Manager
13 67 (5.93%) Security Specialist
14 54 (4.78%) Security Engineer
15 52 (4.60%) Business Analyst
16 41 (3.63%) Cybersecurity Architect
16 41 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
17 40 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Specialist
18 36 (3.19%) Tester
19 35 (3.10%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.04%) ELK Stack
2 17 (1.50%) .NET
3 14 (1.24%) Web Services
4 13 (1.15%) Middleware
4 13 (1.15%) XML
5 11 (0.97%) Regular Expression
6 10 (0.88%) J2EE
7 9 (0.80%) RESTful
8 4 (0.35%) HTML
8 4 (0.35%) Java EE
8 4 (0.35%) SOAP
8 4 (0.35%) Spring
9 3 (0.27%) CSS
10 2 (0.18%) EJB
10 2 (0.18%) HTML5
10 2 (0.18%) JSF
10 2 (0.18%) JSON
10 2 (0.18%) REST
10 2 (0.18%) Servlets
10 2 (0.18%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 130 (11.50%) Management Information System
2 102 (9.03%) CESG
3 92 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (7.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 61 (5.40%) Cyberthreat
6 58 (5.13%) Data Centre
7 44 (3.89%) Cyber Attack
8 39 (3.45%) PKI
9 35 (3.10%) Cryptography
10 19 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.42%) Mathematics
12 11 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.97%) PMI
13 9 (0.80%) User Experience
14 7 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.62%) Fixed Income
15 6 (0.53%) SCADA
16 5 (0.44%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 140 (12.39%) Windows
2 111 (9.82%) Unix
3 101 (8.94%) Linux
4 19 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.06%) zOS
6 11 (0.97%) AIX
6 11 (0.97%) Solaris
7 9 (0.80%) Windows Vista
8 6 (0.53%) Android
9 5 (0.44%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.18%) VMS
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (32.57%) Information Security
2 192 (16.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 185 (16.37%) SIEM
4 184 (16.28%) Security Operations
5 132 (11.68%) Project Management
5 132 (11.68%) Risk Management
6 110 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
7 104 (9.20%) Security Architecture
8 76 (6.73%) Penetration Testing
9 75 (6.64%) ITIL
10 74 (6.55%) Vulnerability Management
11 73 (6.46%) PRINCE2
12 68 (6.02%) TOGAF
13 61 (5.40%) Ethical Hacking
14 59 (5.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 58 (5.13%) Incident Management
15 58 (5.13%) Protective Monitoring
16 51 (4.51%) Analytics
17 49 (4.34%) Change Management
18 47 (4.16%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (5.40%) Python
2 57 (5.04%) Java
3 48 (4.25%) SQL
4 29 (2.57%) PowerShell
5 25 (2.21%) C#
6 22 (1.95%) C
7 20 (1.77%) Perl
8 16 (1.42%) C++
9 14 (1.24%) JavaScript
10 13 (1.15%) PHP
11 12 (1.06%) Ruby
12 11 (0.97%) VB
13 9 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.18%) ABAP
14 2 (0.18%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.18%) Delphi
14 2 (0.18%) JCL
14 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.18%) Scala
14 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 317 (28.05%) CISSP
2 221 (19.56%) Security Cleared
3 135 (11.95%) SC Cleared
4 134 (11.86%) CISM
5 103 (9.12%) Degree
6 77 (6.81%) DV Cleared
7 76 (6.73%) CISA
8 73 (6.46%) CESG Certified Professional
9 47 (4.16%) CEH
10 40 (3.54%) SANS
11 37 (3.27%) GCIH
12 34 (3.01%) CREST Certified
12 34 (3.01%) CRISC
12 34 (3.01%) GIAC
13 30 (2.65%) ISEB
14 29 (2.57%) ISSAP
15 28 (2.48%) GCIA
16 24 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
17 21 (1.86%) PMI Certification
18 20 (1.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (11.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (4.87%) PCI DSS
3 32 (2.83%) COBIT
4 17 (1.50%) QA
4 17 (1.50%) RMADS
5 15 (1.33%) SLA
6 12 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.62%) COSO
7 7 (0.62%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.44%) ISO27002
9 5 (0.44%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.18%) BS7799
10 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.088%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.088%) GPG13
11 1 (0.088%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.088%) P3O
11 1 (0.088%) SEPA
11 1 (0.088%) WCAG
System Software
1 57 (5.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
3 9 (0.80%) RACF
3 9 (0.80%) Sendmail
3 9 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.44%) Snort
6 2 (0.18%) Docker
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.18%) vSphere
6 2 (0.18%) Xen
6 2 (0.18%) XenApp
7 1 (0.088%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.088%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.088%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.088%) HDFS
7 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.088%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.088%) vCloud
7 1 (0.088%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 42 (3.72%) QRadar
2 24 (2.12%) Nessus
3 21 (1.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 19 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (1.15%) Kibana
5 13 (1.15%) Nmap
5 13 (1.15%) Puppet
6 12 (1.06%) logstash
6 12 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.97%) SCCM
8 10 (0.88%) RSA Security Analytics
9 8 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Management
9 8 (0.71%) RSA Archer
9 8 (0.71%) zSecure
10 7 (0.62%) ArcSight ESM
11 6 (0.53%) Nagios
11 6 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (0.53%) RSA enVision
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 90 (7.96%) Microsoft
2 69 (6.11%) Intel Security
3 64 (5.66%) Oracle
3 64 (5.66%) Splunk
4 45 (3.98%) Cisco
5 31 (2.74%) LogRhythm
6 30 (2.65%) IBM
7 29 (2.57%) Citrix
8 28 (2.48%) ArcSight
9 27 (2.39%) Qualys
10 19 (1.68%) Apple
11 18 (1.59%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.59%) F5
12 17 (1.50%) SAP
13 16 (1.42%) Cyber-Ark
14 14 (1.24%) Symantec
15 13 (1.15%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.15%) VMware
16 12 (1.06%) FireEye
16 12 (1.06%) Sourcefire
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £600 - 800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: up to £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: Up to £525 per day max
Posted: 6 days ago
Hanslope Park, near Milton Keynes
FCO Services
Rate: £33,835 - £44,884 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
NCC Group
Rate: up to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is up to £525 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
London
NCC Group
Rate: £330 per day max
Posted: 19 days ago