The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 464 547 567
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +20
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 127 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.045% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.062% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 9 11
Average daily rate
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£440 £438 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £510 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £389
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
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%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +79 108 £450 -10.00% 60
London +64 63 £450 - 21
South East +6 20 £433 -21.36% 23
North West +4 11 £500 - 5
City of London +31 9 £425 - 6
Wales -9 9 £300 - 1
South Wales -13 9 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 9 £330 - 2
Milton Keynes - 9 £330 - 2
Cardiff - 9 £300 -
Cheshire +10 6 £456 - 3
East Midlands - 6 £588 -
Scotland -13 5 £425 -
Derbyshire - 4 £588 -
Berkshire - 3 - - 5
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 6
East of England - 3 - -
South West - 3 - - 9
Reading - 3 - - 3
Warrington - 3 £526 -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
Hampshire -13 1 - - 8
Essex - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £500 - 2
Leeds - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - - 4

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 64 (33.51%) Information Security
2 45 (23.56%) CISSP
3 40 (20.94%) Firewall
4 38 (19.90%) Degree
5 35 (18.32%) Finance
5 35 (18.32%) Security Architecture
6 34 (17.80%) Risk Management
7 33 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (16.23%) Management Information System
9 28 (14.66%) Security Cleared
10 27 (14.14%) Project Management
10 27 (14.14%) PRINCE2
11 25 (13.09%) CISM
12 24 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 23 (12.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 23 (12.04%) SIEM
14 21 (10.99%) Microsoft
15 20 (10.47%) SAP
15 20 (10.47%) Business Analysis
16 19 (9.95%) SC Cleared
16 19 (9.95%) ITIL
17 18 (9.42%) Banking
18 17 (8.90%) PMP
18 17 (8.90%) PMI Certification
19 16 (8.38%) MS Excel
19 16 (8.38%) MS PowerPoint
19 16 (8.38%) Software Engineering
19 16 (8.38%) Information Assurance
20 15 (7.85%) Network Security
20 15 (7.85%) TOGAF

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (4.71%) IIS
2 5 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.05%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) Lync
6 1 (0.52%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (8.38%) MS Excel
1 16 (8.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (7.33%) MS Office
3 9 (4.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.09%) assyst
2 1 (0.52%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.94%) Firewall
2 15 (7.85%) Network Security
3 9 (4.71%) Internet
4 8 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.09%) Intranet
6 4 (2.09%) FWSM
7 3 (1.57%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.57%) Wireless
8 2 (1.05%) IPsec
8 2 (1.05%) WAN
8 2 (1.05%) SSL
8 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.52%) S/MIME
9 1 (0.52%) VPN
9 1 (0.52%) LAN
9 1 (0.52%) MPLS
9 1 (0.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.24%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.62%) Pentaho
3 3 (1.57%) Big Data
3 3 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.05%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.52%) MS Access
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (18.32%) Finance
2 18 (9.42%) Banking
3 13 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.19%) Retail
5 6 (3.14%) Electronics
6 5 (2.62%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (2.09%) Law
7 4 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.57%) International Banking
9 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) German Language
10 1 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (23.56%) Architect
2 40 (20.94%) Analyst
3 34 (17.80%) Security Architect
4 27 (14.14%) Business Analyst
5 19 (9.95%) Security Analyst
6 17 (8.90%) Security Manager
7 15 (7.85%) Project Manager
8 13 (6.81%) Consultant
8 13 (6.81%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.24%) Security Consultant
10 9 (4.71%) Developer
11 8 (4.19%) Coordinator
11 8 (4.19%) Project Coordinator
11 8 (4.19%) Enterprise Architect
11 8 (4.19%) Cyber Security Architect
11 8 (4.19%) Security Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.66%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.14%) Security Project Manager
13 6 (3.14%) Security Specialist
13 6 (3.14%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) Apache Camel
1 5 (2.62%) HTML
1 5 (2.62%) CSS
1 5 (2.62%) Middleware
2 3 (1.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.57%) .NET
3 2 (1.05%) JDBC
3 2 (1.05%) SOAP
3 2 (1.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.05%) XML
3 2 (1.05%) XSD
3 2 (1.05%) Swing
3 2 (1.05%) WSDL
3 2 (1.05%) Spring
3 2 (1.05%) Kafka
3 2 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.23%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.19%) FMCG
2 8 (4.19%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.14%) PKI
4 6 (3.14%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.14%) CESG
4 6 (3.14%) Open Source
5 5 (2.62%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.62%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.62%) SCADA
5 5 (2.62%) CMDB
5 5 (2.62%) EMV
6 3 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.05%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.52%) Kindle
8 1 (0.52%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.33%) Windows
1 14 (7.33%) Linux
2 9 (4.71%) Android
3 5 (2.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (33.51%) Information Security
2 35 (18.32%) Security Architecture
3 34 (17.80%) Risk Management
4 33 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (14.14%) Project Management
5 27 (14.14%) PRINCE2
6 23 (12.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 23 (12.04%) SIEM
7 20 (10.47%) Business Analysis
8 19 (9.95%) ITIL
9 16 (8.38%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.38%) Information Assurance
10 15 (7.85%) TOGAF
10 15 (7.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 14 (7.33%) Identity Management
11 14 (7.33%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (6.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (6.28%) SABSA
14 10 (5.24%) Workflow
14 10 (5.24%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.24%) Java
2 9 (4.71%) C
3 7 (3.66%) SQL
4 6 (3.14%) C++
5 5 (2.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.57%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (23.56%) CISSP
2 38 (19.90%) Degree
3 28 (14.66%) Security Cleared
4 25 (13.09%) CISM
5 19 (9.95%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.90%) PMP
6 17 (8.90%) PMI Certification
7 15 (7.85%) ISEB
8 13 (6.81%) HND
8 13 (6.81%) GIAC
8 13 (6.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (4.71%) ISSAP
12 8 (4.19%) CEH
12 8 (4.19%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.66%) CCNA
14 5 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (2.62%) Chartered Engineer
14 5 (2.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.28%) COBIT
3 10 (5.24%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.62%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.05%) QA
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.52%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (5.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 21 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.47%) SAP
3 14 (7.33%) Oracle
4 12 (6.28%) Cisco
5 5 (2.62%) Talend
5 5 (2.62%) JBoss
5 5 (2.62%) Juniper
5 5 (2.62%) CA
5 5 (2.62%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.52%) Tufin
6 1 (0.52%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.52%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.52%) F5
6 1 (0.52%) Marketo
6 1 (0.52%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (0.52%) Huawei
6 1 (0.52%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.52%) Primavera
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