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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 434 536 548
Rank change year-on-year
+102 +12
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 163 46 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.089% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.12% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 22 1
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£516 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £403 £425
% change year-on-year
+26.70% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.75 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £40.00

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +85 155 £513 +7.89% 79
London +58 68 £525 -2.77% 25
South East +21 47 £525 +30.43% 34
City of London +19 18 £500 +5.26% 5
Surrey - 17 £450 - 13
Hampshire -7 12 £550 +29.41%
East of England - 11 £513 -
North West +1 10 £510 - 4
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £500 - 5
Milton Keynes -7 10 £500 - 5
Guildford - 10 £450 - 11
South West -18 9 £488 +74.10% 10
Essex - 8 £513 -
Gloucestershire - 6 - - 9
Yorkshire - 5 - - 1
Basingstoke - 5 £550 -
Cheltenham - 5 - - 4
West Midlands -13 4 £469 +44.23% 3
Malvern - 4 £469 -
Worcestershire - 4 £469 -
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Wiltshire -15 3 £488 +74.10% 1
Middlesex +1 2 £519 +36.51%
Swindon -8 2 £488 - 1
Manchester - 2 £510 - 3
Ipswich - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 £900 - 15
Suffolk - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £180 -

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 125 (38.11%) Information Security
2 87 (26.52%) Security Cleared
3 72 (21.95%) Finance
4 66 (20.12%) Firewall
5 63 (19.21%) CISSP
6 60 (18.29%) SC Cleared
7 57 (17.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 55 (16.77%) Security Architecture
9 51 (15.55%) ITIL
9 51 (15.55%) Linux
10 50 (15.24%) Network Security
11 48 (14.63%) SIEM
12 47 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 46 (14.02%) Risk Management
13 46 (14.02%) Project Management
14 43 (13.11%) Banking
15 36 (10.98%) DV Cleared
16 35 (10.67%) Windows
17 34 (10.37%) Degree
18 33 (10.06%) Information Assurance
19 31 (9.45%) PCI DSS
20 30 (9.15%) TCP/IP
20 30 (9.15%) Python
21 29 (8.84%) Penetration Testing
22 27 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
23 26 (7.93%) C
24 25 (7.62%) Microsoft
24 25 (7.62%) TOGAF
25 24 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 24 (7.32%) Software Engineering

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.61%) IIS
2 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) JBoss
3 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.30%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (1.83%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.52%) MS Office
4 3 (0.91%) MS Project
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.96%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.61%) IaaS
2 2 (0.61%) SaaS
2 2 (0.61%) PaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (20.12%) Firewall
2 50 (15.24%) Network Security
3 30 (9.15%) TCP/IP
4 17 (5.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (4.27%) Internet
6 13 (3.96%) Intranet
7 11 (3.35%) WAN
7 11 (3.35%) LAN
8 9 (2.74%) VPN
9 7 (2.13%) SSL
10 5 (1.52%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.22%) Wireless Security
11 4 (1.22%) S/MIME
11 4 (1.22%) Wireless
12 3 (0.91%) Extranet
13 2 (0.61%) TACACS
13 2 (0.61%) X.509
13 2 (0.61%) LDAP
13 2 (0.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.83%) Big Data
2 2 (0.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.30%) MS Access
3 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) GDB
2 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.30%) Subversion
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
General
1 72 (21.95%) Finance
2 43 (13.11%) Banking
3 23 (7.01%) Investment Banking
3 23 (7.01%) Law
4 15 (4.57%) Retail
5 11 (3.35%) Legal
6 10 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.22%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.22%) Electronics
8 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.61%) Advertising
10 2 (0.61%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 65 (19.82%) Architect
2 57 (17.38%) Security Architect
3 52 (15.85%) Project Manager
4 46 (14.02%) Analyst
5 40 (12.20%) Security Specialist
6 39 (11.89%) Consultant
7 36 (10.98%) Security Analyst
8 35 (10.67%) Security Manager
9 29 (8.84%) Security Consultant
10 26 (7.93%) Security Project Manager
11 19 (5.79%) Software Engineer
12 16 (4.88%) Cyber Security Specialist
12 16 (4.88%) Information Security Analyst
12 16 (4.88%) Information Analyst
13 13 (3.96%) Information Security Specialist
13 13 (3.96%) Information Specialist
14 12 (3.66%) Product Specialist
14 12 (3.66%) Product Analyst
15 11 (3.35%) Cyber Security Consultant
16 10 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.83%) CSS
1 6 (1.83%) Web Services
1 6 (1.83%) HTML
2 5 (1.52%) Django
2 5 (1.52%) AngularJS
3 4 (1.22%) RESTful
4 2 (0.61%) GTK+
4 2 (0.61%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.61%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.30%) Spring
5 1 (0.30%) WSH
5 1 (0.30%) EJB
5 1 (0.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.01%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.88%) CESG
5 15 (4.57%) CESG CLAS
6 13 (3.96%) PKI
6 13 (3.96%) SCADA
7 12 (3.66%) Cryptography
8 7 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.83%) FMCG
9 6 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.52%) Device Driver
10 5 (1.52%) Open Source
11 4 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.22%) Smartcard
12 3 (0.91%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.91%) RMADS
13 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 51 (15.55%) Linux
2 35 (10.67%) Windows
3 24 (7.32%) UNIX
4 13 (3.96%) Android
5 7 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.83%) CentOS
7 5 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.30%) AIX
10 1 (0.30%) Solaris
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (38.11%) Information Security
2 55 (16.77%) Security Architecture
3 51 (15.55%) ITIL
4 48 (14.63%) SIEM
5 47 (14.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (14.02%) Risk Management
6 46 (14.02%) Project Management
7 33 (10.06%) Information Assurance
8 29 (8.84%) Penetration Testing
9 25 (7.62%) TOGAF
10 24 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 24 (7.32%) Software Engineering
10 24 (7.32%) PRINCE2
10 24 (7.32%) SABSA
11 23 (7.01%) Analytics
11 23 (7.01%) Project Planning
12 21 (6.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 20 (6.10%) Ethical Hacking
14 18 (5.49%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (5.18%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.15%) Python
2 26 (7.93%) C
3 19 (5.79%) Bash Shell
4 17 (5.18%) C++
5 16 (4.88%) Java
6 8 (2.44%) SQL
7 5 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.52%) Perl
7 5 (1.52%) VB
7 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.22%) VC++
8 4 (1.22%) PHP
8 4 (1.22%) Ruby
9 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.61%) C#
11 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 87 (26.52%) Security Cleared
2 63 (19.21%) CISSP
3 60 (18.29%) SC Cleared
4 36 (10.98%) DV Cleared
5 34 (10.37%) Degree
6 22 (6.71%) GIAC
7 21 (6.40%) CISM
7 21 (6.40%) CEH
8 14 (4.27%) MCSE
8 14 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.35%) CISA
10 8 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.83%) PMP
11 6 (1.83%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.52%) GCIH
12 5 (1.52%) CCNA
12 5 (1.52%) HND
12 5 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.22%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (17.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (9.45%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.35%) COBIT
4 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.61%) QA
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.22%) Xen
2 4 (1.22%) Snort
3 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.83%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.91%) Nessus
3 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.61%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (7.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.96%) SAP
2 13 (3.96%) Cisco
3 8 (2.44%) IBM
3 8 (2.44%) HP
3 8 (2.44%) Oracle
4 6 (1.83%) Splunk
4 6 (1.83%) Red Hat
4 6 (1.83%) McAfee
4 6 (1.83%) VMware
5 5 (1.52%) Juniper
5 5 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.22%) ArcSight
6 4 (1.22%) Qualys
7 3 (0.91%) Sourcefire
7 3 (0.91%) NetIQ
7 3 (0.91%) F5
7 3 (0.91%) SolarWinds
7 3 (0.91%) Rapid7
8 2 (0.61%) LogRhythm
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