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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 419 538 524
Rank change year-on-year
+119 -14
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 188 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.10% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.14% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 27 17
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£488 £440 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.79% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £353 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £52.75 £26.00 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.88% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £26.00 £39.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £26.00 £57.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.75 £26.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
+102.88% -46.66%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +103 165 £475 +7.95% 219
London +43 68 £528 +18.53% 76
South East +28 58 £425 +6.91% 65
City of London +13 17 £506 -15.62% 10
Berkshire +5 17 £500 - 25
East of England +19 15 £450 - 7
Milton Keynes +6 12 £455 - 5
Buckinghamshire +3 12 £455 - 6
Slough - 12 £500 - 5
Scotland - 11 £438 - 4
Suffolk +12 9 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 9 £180 - 5
Middlesex +11 7 £475 +1.60%
Hampshire +8 7 £475 - 5
Ipswich +5 7 £350 -
Worcestershire - 7 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £450 - 11
South West +7 6 £460 -23.41% 30
North West -17 6 £550 - 14
Malvern - 6 £450 -
Basingstoke - 6 £475 - 2
Edinburgh - 6 - - 2
South Wales +6 5 £350 -12.50%
Wales +2 5 £350 -12.50%
Reading -5 5 £413 - 14
Surrey 0 4 £380 +12.59% 12
Newport -9 4 £350 -12.50%
Glasgow - 3 - - 3
Essex - 3 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 - 9

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 105 (31.82%) Information Security
2 85 (25.76%) CISSP
3 80 (24.24%) Finance
4 68 (20.61%) Degree
5 61 (18.48%) Security Cleared
6 58 (17.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 54 (16.36%) Linux
8 51 (15.45%) CISM
9 48 (14.55%) Security Architecture
10 45 (13.64%) Firewall
11 41 (12.42%) Management Information System
11 41 (12.42%) SIEM
12 40 (12.12%) Network Security
13 39 (11.82%) SC Cleared
14 37 (11.21%) TOGAF
15 36 (10.91%) Windows
16 35 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (10.30%) Risk Management
18 30 (9.09%) ITIL
18 30 (9.09%) SABSA
18 30 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (8.79%) Vulnerability Management
19 29 (8.79%) Project Management
20 28 (8.48%) Penetration Testing
21 27 (8.18%) Computer Science
21 27 (8.18%) Java
22 26 (7.88%) Microsoft
23 22 (6.67%) PCI DSS
23 22 (6.67%) Information Assurance

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (3.33%) IIS
2 9 (2.73%) Confluence
3 4 (1.21%) CMS
4 3 (0.91%) Node.js
4 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.91%) Apache
5 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.64%) MS Office
3 11 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (2.42%) MS Project
5 4 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.03%) PaaS
2 6 (1.82%) IaaS
2 6 (1.82%) SaaS
3 5 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.64%) Firewall
2 40 (12.12%) Network Security
3 21 (6.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 17 (5.15%) VPN
6 15 (4.55%) WAN
7 14 (4.24%) LAN
8 9 (2.73%) Internet
9 7 (2.12%) SSH
10 6 (1.82%) SSL
10 6 (1.82%) Intranet
10 6 (1.82%) HTTP
10 6 (1.82%) Wireless
11 5 (1.52%) HTTPS
12 4 (1.21%) DNS
12 4 (1.21%) X.509
12 4 (1.21%) DHCP
12 4 (1.21%) ASN.1
12 4 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.36%) Big Data
2 4 (1.21%) MySQL
3 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.91%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.91%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.30%) SQLite
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.73%) JIRA
2 4 (1.21%) GDB
3 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.61%) Selenium
4 1 (0.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.30%) GCC
4 1 (0.30%) Mockito
4 1 (0.30%) Ant
4 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 80 (24.24%) Finance
2 14 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.94%) Banking
4 12 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 10 (3.03%) Law
6 6 (1.82%) Marketing
7 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.91%) German Language
8 3 (0.91%) Electronics
8 3 (0.91%) Legal
8 3 (0.91%) Retail
9 2 (0.61%) Military
9 2 (0.61%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 67 (20.30%) Architect
2 62 (18.79%) Analyst
3 59 (17.88%) Security Architect
4 45 (13.64%) Consultant
5 40 (12.12%) Security Consultant
6 38 (11.52%) Security Analyst
7 30 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 28 (8.48%) Developer
9 25 (7.58%) Security Manager
10 22 (6.67%) Security Engineer
11 21 (6.36%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 20 (6.06%) Security Specialist
13 16 (4.85%) Cyber Security Consultant
14 15 (4.55%) Business Analyst
15 14 (4.24%) Security Project Manager
16 12 (3.64%) Incident Analyst
17 11 (3.33%) Web Developer
18 10 (3.03%) Cyber Security Architect
19 9 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
19 9 (2.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.76%) HTML
2 18 (5.45%) CSS
3 12 (3.64%) Web Services
4 7 (2.12%) Django
4 7 (2.12%) RESTful
4 7 (2.12%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.21%) Middleware
5 4 (1.21%) SOAP
5 4 (1.21%) GTK+
6 3 (0.91%) .NET
7 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.30%) Ajax
8 1 (0.30%) Spring
8 1 (0.30%) Java EE
8 1 (0.30%) Drools
8 1 (0.30%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.30%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.30%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.42%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.18%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.15%) SCADA
5 11 (3.33%) Raspberry Pi
6 9 (2.73%) PKI
6 9 (2.73%) Open Source
6 9 (2.73%) Cryptography
6 9 (2.73%) CESG
7 8 (2.42%) CESG CLAS
8 6 (1.82%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.82%) Physics
9 5 (1.52%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.21%) User Experience
10 4 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.91%) Artificial Intelligence
11 3 (0.91%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.36%) Linux
2 36 (10.91%) Windows
3 20 (6.06%) UNIX
4 4 (1.21%) AIX
4 4 (1.21%) Solaris
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.61%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.30%) CentOS
7 1 (0.30%) VMS
7 1 (0.30%) NetWare
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (31.82%) Information Security
2 48 (14.55%) Security Architecture
3 41 (12.42%) SIEM
4 37 (11.21%) TOGAF
5 35 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (10.30%) Risk Management
7 30 (9.09%) ITIL
7 30 (9.09%) SABSA
8 29 (8.79%) Vulnerability Management
8 29 (8.79%) Project Management
9 28 (8.48%) Penetration Testing
10 22 (6.67%) Information Assurance
10 22 (6.67%) Analytics
11 20 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 20 (6.06%) Security Management
12 18 (5.45%) Software Engineering
13 17 (5.15%) OO
14 15 (4.55%) Digital Forensics
14 15 (4.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.18%) Java
2 17 (5.15%) Python
3 16 (4.85%) C++
4 13 (3.94%) C
4 13 (3.94%) SQL
5 11 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 10 (3.03%) Perl
6 10 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.73%) PHP
8 8 (2.42%) C#
9 5 (1.52%) VC++
10 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.21%) VB
11 3 (0.91%) Haskell
11 3 (0.91%) Clojure
11 3 (0.91%) Scala
12 1 (0.30%) Ruby
12 1 (0.30%) X++
12 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 85 (25.76%) CISSP
2 68 (20.61%) Degree
3 61 (18.48%) Security Cleared
4 51 (15.45%) CISM
5 39 (11.82%) SC Cleared
6 18 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (4.85%) CISA
7 16 (4.85%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.24%) ISSAP
9 12 (3.64%) GIAC
10 9 (2.73%) GCIH
11 8 (2.42%) CISMP
12 7 (2.12%) CCNA
13 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.82%) HND
13 6 (1.82%) PhD
13 6 (1.82%) GCIA
13 6 (1.82%) CEH
14 5 (1.52%) QiCA
15 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (17.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.06%) COBIT
4 6 (1.82%) QA
5 4 (1.21%) COSO
6 3 (0.91%) SLA
7 1 (0.30%) EMIR
7 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.52%) Snort
2 4 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.91%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
4 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.30%) iptables
4 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.61%) Nessus
1 2 (0.61%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 26 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.67%) Cisco
3 15 (4.55%) McAfee
4 12 (3.64%) SAP
5 11 (3.33%) Apple
6 10 (3.03%) Oracle
7 9 (2.73%) Atlassian
8 8 (2.42%) Symantec
8 8 (2.42%) ArcSight
9 7 (2.12%) HP
10 6 (1.82%) IBM
10 6 (1.82%) VMware
10 6 (1.82%) Splunk
11 5 (1.52%) Qualys
11 5 (1.52%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.21%) Citrix
12 4 (1.21%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.91%) Websense
14 2 (0.61%) BMC
14 2 (0.61%) Sophos
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Dunstable
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