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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 447 551 579
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +28
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 152 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.042% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.057% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 10 6
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£453 £400 £367
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.12% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £125 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £308 £367
% change year-on-year
+45.04% -16.15%
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
41740 38461 41085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.30% 70.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25873 23589 23801
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 1149 1035 1459
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +104 136 £484 -9.53% 39
London +76 76 £463 -27.16% 17
South East +20 23 £438 -20.45% 15
North West +14 16 £505 -
City of London +40 15 £470 - 7
Milton Keynes +13 12 £290 -55.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £290 -55.38% 2
South Wales -2 9 £300 -
Wales -5 9 £300 -
Cheshire +10 8 £463 -
Hampshire - 6 £513 - 4
East Midlands - 6 £588 -
East of England - 5 £474 - 3
West Midlands -11 4 £463 +74.52% 1
South West - 4 - - 3
Derbyshire - 4 £588 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 2
Basingstoke - 3 £450 - 1
Ipswich - 2 - - 2
Malvern - 2 £463 -
Warrington - 2 £526 -
Suffolk - 2 - - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £463 -
Scotland - 2 £334 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 4
Southampton - 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 3

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 81 (35.68%) Information Security
2 57 (25.11%) CISSP
3 48 (21.15%) Firewall
4 46 (20.26%) Risk Management
5 43 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (18.94%) Security Architecture
6 42 (18.50%) Security Cleared
7 40 (17.62%) Finance
8 39 (17.18%) Project Management
9 36 (15.86%) Degree
10 34 (14.98%) Management Information System
10 34 (14.98%) Banking
11 33 (14.54%) PRINCE2
11 33 (14.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 33 (14.54%) SC Cleared
12 27 (11.89%) ITIL
13 26 (11.45%) CISM
14 25 (11.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 25 (11.01%) SIEM
15 24 (10.57%) Information Assurance
16 22 (9.69%) GIAC
17 21 (9.25%) Penetration Testing
18 20 (8.81%) TOGAF
18 20 (8.81%) Network Security
19 19 (8.37%) Microsoft
19 19 (8.37%) PMP
19 19 (8.37%) PMI Certification
19 19 (8.37%) Software Engineering
19 19 (8.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 19 (8.37%) SABSA

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (3.96%) IIS
2 5 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (0.88%) Confluence
4 1 (0.44%) Lync
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (6.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (4.41%) MS Office
3 9 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.64%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.41%) assyst
2 1 (0.44%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 48 (21.15%) Firewall
2 20 (8.81%) Network Security
3 15 (6.61%) Internet
3 15 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.41%) Intranet
5 7 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.76%) FWSM
7 3 (1.32%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.32%) SSL
7 3 (1.32%) Wireless
8 2 (0.88%) S/MIME
8 2 (0.88%) WAN
8 2 (0.88%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.44%) LAN
9 1 (0.44%) IPsec
9 1 (0.44%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.41%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.20%) Pentaho
3 3 (1.32%) Big Data
4 2 (0.88%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.44%) MS Access
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.44%) Subversion
3 1 (0.44%) Maven
General
1 40 (17.62%) Finance
2 34 (14.98%) Banking
3 14 (6.17%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.29%) Retail
5 9 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.96%) Law
6 7 (3.08%) Electronics
7 3 (1.32%) Legal
7 3 (1.32%) International Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Marketing
9 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (22.91%) Architect
2 39 (17.18%) Analyst
2 39 (17.18%) Security Architect
3 32 (14.10%) Project Manager
4 30 (13.22%) Security Manager
5 25 (11.01%) Security Analyst
6 20 (8.81%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.37%) Consultant
7 19 (8.37%) Security Project Manager
8 14 (6.17%) Security Consultant
9 13 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (5.29%) Security Specialist
11 11 (4.85%) Enterprise Architect
12 10 (4.41%) Information Analyst
12 10 (4.41%) Information Security Analyst
12 10 (4.41%) Developer
12 10 (4.41%) Information Security Specialist
12 10 (4.41%) Information Specialist
12 10 (4.41%) Cyber Security Architect
13 9 (3.96%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.20%) HTML
1 5 (2.20%) CSS
1 5 (2.20%) Middleware
1 5 (2.20%) Apache Camel
2 3 (1.32%) Spring
2 3 (1.32%) .NET
2 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.32%) Web Services
2 3 (1.32%) XML
3 2 (0.88%) XSD
3 2 (0.88%) Swing
3 2 (0.88%) WSDL
3 2 (0.88%) REST
3 2 (0.88%) Kafka
3 2 (0.88%) JDBC
3 2 (0.88%) SOAP
4 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.44%) Java EE
4 1 (0.44%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.98%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.41%) CESG
3 9 (3.96%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (3.96%) FMCG
3 9 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
4 8 (3.52%) SCADA
4 8 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.08%) PKI
6 6 (2.64%) Open Source
7 5 (2.20%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.20%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.20%) EMV
7 5 (2.20%) CMDB
8 3 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.88%) Human Factors
9 2 (0.88%) PMI
9 2 (0.88%) RMADS
9 2 (0.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.05%) Windows
1 16 (7.05%) Linux
2 11 (4.85%) Android
3 6 (2.64%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.88%) UNIX
5 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (35.68%) Information Security
2 46 (20.26%) Risk Management
3 43 (18.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (18.94%) Security Architecture
4 39 (17.18%) Project Management
5 33 (14.54%) PRINCE2
6 27 (11.89%) ITIL
7 25 (11.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 25 (11.01%) SIEM
8 24 (10.57%) Information Assurance
9 21 (9.25%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (8.81%) TOGAF
11 19 (8.37%) Software Engineering
11 19 (8.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 19 (8.37%) SABSA
12 16 (7.05%) Change Control
12 16 (7.05%) Business Analysis
13 15 (6.61%) Project Planning
13 15 (6.61%) Ethical Hacking
14 13 (5.73%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.73%) Java
2 12 (5.29%) C
3 8 (3.52%) C++
4 7 (3.08%) SQL
5 5 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.32%) VB
6 3 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (0.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (25.11%) CISSP
2 42 (18.50%) Security Cleared
3 36 (15.86%) Degree
4 33 (14.54%) SC Cleared
5 26 (11.45%) CISM
6 22 (9.69%) GIAC
7 19 (8.37%) PMP
7 19 (8.37%) PMI Certification
8 15 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (6.61%) ISEB
9 13 (5.73%) CEH
9 13 (5.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (5.29%) DV Cleared
11 10 (4.41%) HND
11 10 (4.41%) MCSE
12 9 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (3.96%) ISSAP
13 8 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (2.64%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (2.20%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (5.73%) COBIT
3 10 (4.41%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.20%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.32%) QA
7 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.44%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.44%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (4.85%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (8.37%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.05%) SAP
3 13 (5.73%) Cisco
4 10 (4.41%) Oracle
5 7 (3.08%) Juniper
5 7 (3.08%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.64%) JBoss
7 5 (2.20%) CA
7 5 (2.20%) Talend
8 3 (1.32%) IBM
9 2 (0.88%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.44%) HP
10 1 (0.44%) Marketo
10 1 (0.44%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.44%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.44%) Primavera
10 1 (0.44%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.44%) Huawei
10 1 (0.44%) Qualys
10 1 (0.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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