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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 429 519 518
Rank change year-on-year
+90 -1
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 150 45 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.090% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.12% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 26 0
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£450 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £26.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.92% -30.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £26.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+101.92% -30.66%

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
39429 37564 32100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.02% 75.01% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24726 22718 19169
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1056 1102 1125
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 March 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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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 +89 140 £450 +20.64% 143
London +48 67 £463 +2.77% 53
South East -2 37 £300 -24.71% 47
City of London +25 19 £500 -4.76% 12
Oxfordshire - 13 £180 - 1
North West - 11 £510 - 7
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £600 +23.01% 1
South West -1 9 £450 +80.90% 22
Milton Keynes -3 9 £600 +23.01% 1
West Midlands - 9 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £380 - 14
Surrey +8 6 £330 -1.49% 18
Reading 0 6 - - 10
Berkshire -5 6 - - 19
East of England - 6 £450 - 1
Guildford 0 4 £350 +4.47% 16
Scotland -2 4 £450 - 6
Edinburgh +7 3 £450 - 5
Cheltenham - 3 - - 5
Manchester - 3 £510 - 5
Wiltshire +1 2 £450 +80.90% 3
Hampshire -15 2 £538 +44.48% 3
Suffolk - 2 - -
Gloucester - 2 £380 - 4
Basingstoke - 2 £538 - 2
Ipswich - 2 - -
South Wales +1 1 - -
Wales -8 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £500 -
Swindon - 1 £450 - 3

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 104 (32.81%) Information Security
2 79 (24.92%) Finance
3 77 (24.29%) Security Cleared
4 56 (17.67%) CISSP
4 56 (17.67%) Linux
5 55 (17.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 52 (16.40%) Network Security
7 50 (15.77%) Degree
8 49 (15.46%) Security Architecture
9 48 (15.14%) SIEM
9 48 (15.14%) SC Cleared
10 43 (13.56%) Firewall
11 38 (11.99%) ITIL
12 37 (11.67%) Windows
13 35 (11.04%) Risk Management
14 33 (10.41%) Project Management
15 32 (10.09%) PCI DSS
16 31 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (9.46%) TOGAF
17 30 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (9.15%) CISM
19 28 (8.83%) DV Cleared
19 28 (8.83%) Computer Science
20 26 (8.20%) Management Information System
20 26 (8.20%) TCP/IP
21 25 (7.89%) Python
21 25 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
22 24 (7.57%) SABSA
23 23 (7.26%) Cisco
23 23 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (1.26%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.26%) IIS
2 2 (0.63%) Node.js
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.32%) Apache
3 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (3.47%) MS Excel
1 11 (3.47%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (2.21%) MS Office
3 5 (1.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) SaaS
2 2 (0.63%) PaaS
2 2 (0.63%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (16.40%) Network Security
2 43 (13.56%) Firewall
3 26 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 23 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (4.10%) WAN
6 12 (3.79%) VPN
7 11 (3.47%) LAN
8 7 (2.21%) Wireshark
8 7 (2.21%) Wireless
9 6 (1.89%) Wireless Security
10 5 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.26%) ASN.1
11 4 (1.26%) X.509
11 4 (1.26%) DHCP
11 4 (1.26%) DNS
11 4 (1.26%) SSL
11 4 (1.26%) Internet
12 3 (0.95%) Extranet
12 3 (0.95%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.21%) Big Data
2 3 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.26%) GDB
2 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) Mockito
3 1 (0.32%) GCC
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) Ant
3 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.32%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.32%) Maven
3 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
General
1 79 (24.92%) Finance
2 18 (5.68%) Banking
3 15 (4.73%) Law
4 12 (3.79%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.84%) Retail
6 8 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.21%) Legal
7 7 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 64 (20.19%) Architect
2 58 (18.30%) Security Architect
3 40 (12.62%) Analyst
4 39 (12.30%) Consultant
5 38 (11.99%) Security Specialist
6 34 (10.73%) Security Consultant
7 30 (9.46%) Project Manager
8 27 (8.52%) Security Analyst
9 22 (6.94%) Developer
9 22 (6.94%) Security Manager
10 19 (5.99%) Cyber Security Specialist
10 19 (5.99%) Security Engineer
11 16 (5.05%) Software Engineer
12 15 (4.73%) Cyber Security Consultant
12 15 (4.73%) Cyber Security Analyst
13 11 (3.47%) Security Project Manager
13 11 (3.47%) Web Developer
14 10 (3.15%) Cyber Security Architect
15 8 (2.52%) Security Solutions Architect
15 8 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.31%) HTML
2 19 (5.99%) CSS
3 8 (2.52%) Django
3 8 (2.52%) AngularJS
4 7 (2.21%) RESTful
5 6 (1.89%) Web Services
6 4 (1.26%) GTK+
7 3 (0.95%) SOAP
8 2 (0.63%) .NET
8 2 (0.63%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.32%) XML
9 1 (0.32%) Middleware
9 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.32%) STL
9 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.32%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.83%) Computer Science
3 26 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.73%) SCADA
5 12 (3.79%) PKI
6 11 (3.47%) Cryptography
6 11 (3.47%) Raspberry Pi
7 9 (2.84%) CESG
8 8 (2.52%) CESG CLAS
8 8 (2.52%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.21%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (1.89%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.58%) Physics
11 5 (1.58%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.58%) Open Source
12 4 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.95%) Online Banking
14 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.67%) Linux
2 37 (11.67%) Windows
3 22 (6.94%) UNIX
4 6 (1.89%) Android
4 6 (1.89%) CentOS
5 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.58%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (32.81%) Information Security
2 49 (15.46%) Security Architecture
3 48 (15.14%) SIEM
4 38 (11.99%) ITIL
5 35 (11.04%) Risk Management
6 33 (10.41%) Project Management
7 31 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (9.46%) TOGAF
9 25 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
10 24 (7.57%) SABSA
11 23 (7.26%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.94%) Analytics
12 22 (6.94%) Information Assurance
13 21 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (5.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 19 (5.99%) Penetration Testing
15 17 (5.36%) Security Management
15 17 (5.36%) OO
16 16 (5.05%) Data Protection
17 12 (3.79%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.89%) Python
2 20 (6.31%) C
3 19 (5.99%) C++
4 18 (5.68%) Java
5 17 (5.36%) Bash Shell
6 11 (3.47%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.52%) SQL
8 6 (1.89%) Perl
8 6 (1.89%) PHP
9 5 (1.58%) C#
9 5 (1.58%) VC++
10 4 (1.26%) VB
10 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.63%) Ruby
11 2 (0.63%) Haskell
11 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.63%) Scala
11 2 (0.63%) Clojure
12 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 77 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 56 (17.67%) CISSP
3 50 (15.77%) Degree
4 48 (15.14%) SC Cleared
5 29 (9.15%) CISM
6 28 (8.83%) DV Cleared
7 17 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.79%) CISA
9 9 (2.84%) GIAC
9 9 (2.84%) CEH
10 6 (1.89%) PMP
10 6 (1.89%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.89%) CCNA
10 6 (1.89%) HND
11 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.58%) ISSAP
11 5 (1.58%) GCIH
12 4 (1.26%) CHFI
12 4 (1.26%) GCIA
12 4 (1.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (17.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (10.09%) PCI DSS
3 16 (5.05%) COBIT
4 3 (0.95%) QA
5 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) COSO
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.32%) BS7799
System Software
1 8 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.89%) Snort
3 4 (1.26%) Xen
4 3 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) Nessus
2 4 (1.26%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (7.26%) Cisco
2 17 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.10%) HP
4 11 (3.47%) Oracle
4 11 (3.47%) Apple
5 10 (3.15%) McAfee
5 10 (3.15%) SAP
5 10 (3.15%) IBM
5 10 (3.15%) VMware
5 10 (3.15%) Splunk
6 8 (2.52%) ArcSight
7 7 (2.21%) Symantec
8 5 (1.58%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.58%) Rapid7
8 5 (1.58%) Qualys
8 5 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.58%) NetIQ
9 4 (1.26%) Altiris
9 4 (1.26%) Tripwire
9 4 (1.26%) LogRhythm
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £1000 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
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Rate: £0.00 per day
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Montash
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London
Computer Futures
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Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £40000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Plus Generous Benefits
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Stafford
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