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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 244 438 499
Rank change year-on-year
+194 +61
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 542 216 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 143 72
Median daily rate £500 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £486 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £52.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £52.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -

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
44570 45659 42979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.76% 79.96% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29477 29618 26643
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1201 1204
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.60 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 July 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 July 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 +173 501 £513 +12.63% 213
London +109 201 £540 +8.00% 74
South East +48 94 £475 +1.60% 38
Yorkshire +55 63 £450 - 16
South West +14 40 £500 +11.11% 30
Buckinghamshire +36 39 £500 +11.11% 7
Milton Keynes +35 35 £500 +11.11% 3
City of London +62 34 £520 +10.05% 27
West Yorkshire +25 31 £625 +38.88% 14
North West +21 31 £525 +42.85% 22
Berkshire +29 26 £450 -19.28% 8
Scotland +26 25 £400 +14.28% 8
South Yorkshire - 25 £423 - 1
East of England +15 24 £550 +32.13% 5
Bristol +25 23 £550 +17.64% 2
West Midlands -12 22 £450 - 22
Sheffield - 20 £418 - 1
Leeds +18 17 £650 +23.80% 12
Manchester +12 15 £563 - 19
Edinburgh - 15 £400 - 6
Reading +20 14 £450 -19.28% 5
Bedfordshire +15 13 £550 +22.22%
Warwickshire +8 13 £475 - 7
North East - 13 £790 - 1
East Midlands +13 12 £525 +8.24% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £780 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 12 £780 - 1
Gloucestershire 0 11 £450 - 23
Hampshire -12 11 £475 -1.04% 9
Glasgow +9 10 £330 -5.71% 2

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 330 (34.16%) Information Security
2 285 (29.50%) CISSP
3 257 (26.60%) Finance
4 189 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 171 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 140 (14.49%) Security Operations
7 132 (13.66%) SIEM
8 129 (13.35%) CISM
9 125 (12.94%) Project Management
10 123 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 118 (12.22%) Firewall
11 118 (12.22%) SC Cleared
12 113 (11.70%) Risk Management
13 112 (11.59%) Management Information System
14 109 (11.28%) Windows
14 109 (11.28%) Security Architecture
15 105 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
16 100 (10.35%) Internet
16 100 (10.35%) Banking
17 98 (10.14%) Degree
18 95 (9.83%) CESG
19 90 (9.32%) Penetration Testing
20 78 (8.07%) Unix
21 77 (7.97%) Microsoft
22 76 (7.87%) CESG Certified Professional
23 75 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
24 72 (7.45%) Linux
25 71 (7.35%) Network Security
26 69 (7.14%) CISA
27 67 (6.94%) Security Operations Centre

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 15 (1.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (0.93%) Skype for Business
3 8 (0.83%) Apache
4 7 (0.72%) IIS
5 6 (0.62%) Confluence
5 6 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.31%) JBoss
9 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.10%) Drupal
10 1 (0.10%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.10%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 45 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.17%) MS Office
3 17 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.66%) MS Project
5 14 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.83%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.10%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) Primavera
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.93%) IaaS
4 8 (0.83%) PaaS
4 8 (0.83%) SaaS
5 6 (0.62%) Office 365
6 5 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 118 (12.22%) Firewall
2 100 (10.35%) Internet
3 71 (7.35%) Network Security
4 62 (6.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (3.11%) TCP/IP
6 27 (2.80%) HTTP
6 27 (2.80%) VPN
7 25 (2.59%) SSL
8 22 (2.28%) DNS
9 20 (2.07%) FTP
10 19 (1.97%) IPsec
10 19 (1.97%) SSH
11 15 (1.55%) Wireless
12 13 (1.35%) SMTP
13 12 (1.24%) LAN
14 11 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.14%) WAN
15 9 (0.93%) MPLS
15 9 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
15 9 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.76%) Big Data
3 12 (1.24%) DB2
4 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 7 (0.72%) OrientDB
6 6 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.62%) MySQL
7 5 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.41%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.41%) Neo4j
8 4 (0.41%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.10%) GIS
11 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (2.07%) JIRA
2 12 (1.24%) Metasploit
3 10 (1.04%) Selenium
4 8 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.31%) AppScan
7 3 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.31%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.31%) JUnit
7 3 (0.31%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.31%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (0.31%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.21%) EasyMock
8 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.21%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.21%) JMeter
9 1 (0.10%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.10%) LabVIEW
General
1 257 (26.60%) Finance
2 100 (10.35%) Banking
3 49 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.55%) Retail
5 32 (3.31%) Legal
6 11 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.14%) Retail Banking
7 9 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.83%) Law
9 6 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.52%) Local Government
10 5 (0.52%) Marketing
11 4 (0.41%) Games
12 3 (0.31%) Advertising
12 3 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.21%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) French Language
13 2 (0.21%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (20.50%) Analyst
2 165 (17.08%) Consultant
3 147 (15.22%) Architect
4 137 (14.18%) Security Consultant
5 127 (13.15%) Security Analyst
6 118 (12.22%) Security Manager
7 116 (12.01%) Security Architect
8 101 (10.46%) Project Manager
9 74 (7.66%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 68 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 62 (6.42%) Security Project Manager
12 60 (6.21%) Security Specialist
13 54 (5.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 48 (4.97%) Business Analyst
15 41 (4.24%) Security Engineer
16 40 (4.14%) Cybersecurity Architect
17 37 (3.83%) Tester
18 34 (3.52%) Penetration Tester
18 34 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
19 33 (3.42%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.07%) .NET
2 16 (1.66%) Middleware
3 11 (1.14%) HTML
4 10 (1.04%) XML
5 9 (0.93%) CSS
5 9 (0.93%) Java EE
5 9 (0.93%) Web Services
6 8 (0.83%) J2EE
7 7 (0.72%) Regular Expression
7 7 (0.72%) REST
7 7 (0.72%) Spring
8 5 (0.52%) HTML5
8 5 (0.52%) SOAP
9 4 (0.41%) EJB
9 4 (0.41%) jQuery
9 4 (0.41%) JSF
10 3 (0.31%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.31%) CSS3
10 3 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 95 (9.83%) CESG
3 75 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (6.94%) Security Operations Centre
5 54 (5.59%) Data Centre
6 51 (5.28%) Cyberthreat
7 44 (4.55%) PKI
8 31 (3.21%) Cryptography
9 17 (1.76%) Cyber Attack
10 14 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.35%) Mathematics
12 12 (1.24%) Computer Science
13 10 (1.04%) PMI
13 10 (1.04%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.93%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.83%) User Experience
16 7 (0.72%) CESG CLAS
16 7 (0.72%) Equities
16 7 (0.72%) Fixed Income
16 7 (0.72%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 109 (11.28%) Windows
2 78 (8.07%) Unix
3 72 (7.45%) Linux
4 21 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.24%) zOS
6 11 (1.14%) AIX
6 11 (1.14%) Solaris
6 11 (1.14%) Windows Vista
7 5 (0.52%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.21%) Android
10 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (34.16%) Information Security
2 171 (17.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 140 (14.49%) Security Operations
4 132 (13.66%) SIEM
5 125 (12.94%) Project Management
6 113 (11.70%) Risk Management
7 109 (11.28%) Security Architecture
8 105 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (9.32%) Penetration Testing
10 61 (6.31%) Ethical Hacking
10 61 (6.31%) PRINCE2
10 61 (6.31%) TOGAF
11 58 (6.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 57 (5.90%) ITIL
13 46 (4.76%) Identity Management
14 45 (4.66%) Information Assurance
14 45 (4.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 44 (4.55%) Change Management
16 42 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
17 41 (4.24%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (5.69%) Java
2 44 (4.55%) SQL
3 39 (4.04%) Python
4 22 (2.28%) C
4 22 (2.28%) C++
5 19 (1.97%) C#
5 19 (1.97%) Ruby
6 16 (1.66%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.55%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.35%) Perl
9 8 (0.83%) PHP
9 8 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.62%) Scala
10 6 (0.62%) VB
11 4 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.10%) ABAP
12 1 (0.10%) Ada
12 1 (0.10%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 285 (29.50%) CISSP
2 189 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 129 (13.35%) CISM
4 118 (12.22%) SC Cleared
5 98 (10.14%) Degree
6 76 (7.87%) CESG Certified Professional
7 69 (7.14%) CISA
8 64 (6.63%) DV Cleared
9 42 (4.35%) CEH
10 39 (4.04%) CREST Certified
11 32 (3.31%) CRISC
12 31 (3.21%) GIAC
13 30 (3.11%) GCIH
14 27 (2.80%) ISEB
15 24 (2.48%) GCIA
16 23 (2.38%) ISSAP
17 22 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (2.17%) SANS
19 20 (2.07%) Cyber Scheme
20 18 (1.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (5.69%) PCI DSS
3 32 (3.31%) COBIT
4 15 (1.55%) RMADS
5 14 (1.45%) SLA
6 9 (0.93%) QA
7 7 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.62%) COSO
9 5 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.41%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.31%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.31%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.21%) BS7799
13 1 (0.10%) GPG13
13 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.10%) P3O
13 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (1.04%) Sendmail
4 9 (0.93%) RACF
5 8 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.41%) Snort
6 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.41%) vSphere
7 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.21%) Docker
8 2 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.21%) XenApp
9 1 (0.10%) ClearTrust
9 1 (0.10%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.10%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.10%) NDS
9 1 (0.10%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (2.07%) Nessus
2 15 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
2 15 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (1.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 13 (1.35%) QRadar
4 11 (1.14%) Nmap
4 11 (1.14%) RSA Security Analytics
5 10 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (1.04%) Puppet
6 8 (0.83%) RSA Archer
6 8 (0.83%) zSecure
7 7 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.52%) Nagios
8 5 (0.52%) SCCM
9 4 (0.41%) EnCase
9 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.31%) Ansible
10 3 (0.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 64 (6.63%) Oracle
3 59 (6.11%) Intel Security
4 41 (4.24%) Cisco
5 33 (3.42%) Splunk
6 29 (3.00%) Citrix
7 27 (2.80%) Qualys
8 20 (2.07%) ArcSight
9 19 (1.97%) F5
10 17 (1.76%) Symantec
11 16 (1.66%) CheckPoint
12 13 (1.35%) Blue Coat
12 13 (1.35%) Cyber-Ark
13 12 (1.24%) HP
13 12 (1.24%) LogRhythm
13 12 (1.24%) SAP
14 11 (1.14%) IBM
15 10 (1.04%) FireEye
16 9 (0.93%) VMware
17 8 (0.83%) IronPort
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £535 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
FCO Services
Rate: £competitive plus location allowance plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NCC Group
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
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Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago