The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 459 552 587
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +35
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 155 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.062% 0.036%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.083% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 17 9
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£484 £369 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.16% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £307 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £632 £671
UK excluding London average daily rate £472 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%

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
42685 38525 41504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.19% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26682 23752 24020
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1101 1519
Average hourly rate £23.83 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +92 151 £484 +31.16% 65
London +55 77 £484 +31.16% 34
South East +33 43 £450 -10.00% 23
Hampshire - 20 £538 - 2
City of London +37 18 £492 +36.28% 13
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £315 -51.53%
North West - 11 £486 - 1
Milton Keynes +8 10 £250 -61.53%
Basingstoke - 7 £450 -
West Midlands -13 5 £425 +61.90%
East of England - 5 £460 - 2
South West - 5 £425 - 4
Cheshire - 5 £421 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 £588 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £460 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £460 -
Surrey +2 2 £488 +8.33% 16
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 1
Suffolk - 2 - - 1
Reading - 2 £425 -
Ipswich - 2 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 - - 1
Salisbury - 1 £425 -
Portsmouth - 1 £575 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £250 -

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 88 (34.51%) Information Security
2 55 (21.57%) CISSP
3 53 (20.78%) Security Cleared
4 51 (20.00%) Firewall
5 46 (18.04%) Risk Management
6 45 (17.65%) Finance
6 45 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (17.25%) SC Cleared
8 42 (16.47%) Project Management
8 42 (16.47%) Security Architecture
9 37 (14.51%) Banking
10 35 (13.73%) ITIL
10 35 (13.73%) PRINCE2
11 33 (12.94%) Management Information System
11 33 (12.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 33 (12.94%) Degree
12 32 (12.55%) Network Security
13 31 (12.16%) SIEM
14 28 (10.98%) Information Assurance
14 28 (10.98%) Linux
15 27 (10.59%) Software Engineering
16 25 (9.80%) GIAC
16 25 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 22 (8.63%) CISM
18 22 (8.63%) Microsoft
19 20 (7.84%) C
20 19 (7.45%) TCP/IP
20 19 (7.45%) DV Cleared
20 19 (7.45%) Change Control

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.96%) IIS
2 5 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.78%) Confluence
4 1 (0.39%) Lync
4 1 (0.39%) Apache
4 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (4.71%) MS Office
3 9 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.75%) MS Excel
5 5 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.10%) assyst
2 1 (0.39%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.00%) Firewall
2 32 (12.55%) Network Security
3 19 (7.45%) TCP/IP
4 18 (7.06%) Internet
5 13 (5.10%) Intranet
6 8 (3.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.96%) SSL
8 4 (1.57%) FWSM
9 3 (1.18%) Wireless Security
9 3 (1.18%) Wireless
9 3 (1.18%) S/MIME
9 3 (1.18%) LAN
9 3 (1.18%) WAN
10 2 (0.78%) TACACS
10 2 (0.78%) IPsec
10 2 (0.78%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.92%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.96%) Pentaho
3 4 (1.57%) Big Data
4 2 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.39%) MS Access
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.78%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.39%) Subversion
3 1 (0.39%) Maven
General
1 45 (17.65%) Finance
2 37 (14.51%) Banking
3 15 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.10%) Retail
5 12 (4.71%) Law
6 9 (3.53%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.75%) Electronics
8 5 (1.96%) Legal
9 3 (1.18%) International Banking
10 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.39%) German Language
11 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (20.78%) Architect
2 43 (16.86%) Analyst
3 40 (15.69%) Security Architect
4 32 (12.55%) Project Manager
5 31 (12.16%) Security Manager
6 27 (10.59%) Security Analyst
7 25 (9.80%) Consultant
8 21 (8.24%) Security Specialist
9 20 (7.84%) Business Analyst
9 20 (7.84%) Security Project Manager
10 18 (7.06%) Security Consultant
11 16 (6.27%) Software Engineer
12 13 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (5.10%) Enterprise Architect
12 13 (5.10%) Information Analyst
12 13 (5.10%) Information Security Analyst
12 13 (5.10%) Information Security Specialist
12 13 (5.10%) Information Specialist
13 12 (4.71%) Product Analyst
13 12 (4.71%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.96%) HTML
1 5 (1.96%) CSS
1 5 (1.96%) Middleware
1 5 (1.96%) Apache Camel
2 3 (1.18%) Spring
2 3 (1.18%) .NET
2 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.18%) Web Services
2 3 (1.18%) XML
3 2 (0.78%) XSD
3 2 (0.78%) Swing
3 2 (0.78%) REST
3 2 (0.78%) Kafka
3 2 (0.78%) JDBC
3 2 (0.78%) SOAP
3 2 (0.78%) WSDL
4 1 (0.39%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.39%) Java EE
4 1 (0.39%) WSH
4 1 (0.39%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.94%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.31%) Embedded Systems
4 10 (3.92%) CESG
5 9 (3.53%) CESG CLAS
5 9 (3.53%) SCADA
5 9 (3.53%) FMCG
6 8 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.14%) PKI
7 7 (2.75%) Open Source
8 6 (2.35%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.96%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.96%) EMV
9 5 (1.96%) CMDB
10 3 (1.18%) Smartcard
10 3 (1.18%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.78%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.98%) Linux
2 18 (7.06%) Windows
3 17 (6.67%) Android
4 11 (4.31%) UNIX
5 7 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.39%) AIX
6 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (34.51%) Information Security
2 46 (18.04%) Risk Management
3 45 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (16.47%) Project Management
4 42 (16.47%) Security Architecture
5 35 (13.73%) ITIL
5 35 (13.73%) PRINCE2
6 31 (12.16%) SIEM
7 28 (10.98%) Information Assurance
8 27 (10.59%) Software Engineering
9 25 (9.80%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (9.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 19 (7.45%) Change Control
11 19 (7.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 17 (6.67%) SABSA
12 17 (6.67%) TOGAF
13 16 (6.27%) Business Analysis
14 15 (5.88%) Project Planning
14 15 (5.88%) ISMS
14 15 (5.88%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.84%) C
2 14 (5.49%) Python
3 13 (5.10%) Java
4 11 (4.31%) SQL
5 10 (3.92%) C++
6 5 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.18%) VB
7 3 (1.18%) Ruby
8 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.39%) VBA
9 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (21.57%) CISSP
2 53 (20.78%) Security Cleared
3 44 (17.25%) SC Cleared
4 33 (12.94%) Degree
5 25 (9.80%) GIAC
6 22 (8.63%) CISM
7 19 (7.45%) DV Cleared
8 18 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (6.67%) PMP
9 17 (6.67%) PMI Certification
10 16 (6.27%) CEH
11 15 (5.88%) ISEB
12 13 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (5.10%) MCSE
13 11 (4.31%) HND
14 9 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (2.35%) Chartered Engineer
16 6 (2.35%) ISSAP
17 5 (1.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.31%) COBIT
4 4 (1.57%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.18%) QA
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.39%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (4.31%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 22 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.06%) SAP
3 14 (5.49%) Oracle
3 14 (5.49%) Cisco
4 7 (2.75%) CheckPoint
4 7 (2.75%) Juniper
5 6 (2.35%) JBoss
6 5 (1.96%) CA
6 5 (1.96%) Talend
7 3 (1.18%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) HP
8 2 (0.78%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.39%) Sybase
9 1 (0.39%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) Primavera
9 1 (0.39%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.39%) Huawei
9 1 (0.39%) Qualys
9 1 (0.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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