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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 446 521 534
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +13
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 132 36 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.074% 0.002%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.099% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 18 0
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£485 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £372 -
% change year-on-year
+30.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - -

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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +70 126 £485 -3.04% 127
London +44 57 £488 -18.75% 37
South East +2 36 £450 +12.92% 48
City of London +16 11 £450 - 7
South West -12 11 £488 +121.59% 12
Surrey +8 10 £375 +11.94% 16
North West +7 10 £510 - 7
Milton Keynes -1 9 £450 -7.73% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £450 -7.73% 4
Gloucestershire - 8 - - 9
Guildford +1 6 £350 +4.47% 11
Hampshire -18 6 £550 +47.84% 5
Oxfordshire - 5 £180 - 2
Cheltenham - 5 - - 4
East of England - 5 £290 - 1
West Midlands - 5 - - 6
Berkshire - 4 £900 - 15
Scotland -7 3 £450 - 3
Wiltshire -8 3 £488 +121.59%
Edinburgh -9 3 £450 - 3
Basingstoke - 3 £550 -
Reading - 3 - - 6
Essex - 3 £290 -
Swindon -12 2 £488 -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 9
Manchester - 2 £510 - 3
Kent - 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 9

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 109 (34.71%) Information Security
2 87 (27.71%) Security Cleared
3 79 (25.16%) Finance
4 62 (19.75%) SC Cleared
5 59 (18.79%) CISSP
6 58 (18.47%) Linux
7 55 (17.52%) Network Security
8 54 (17.20%) Firewall
9 50 (15.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 49 (15.61%) Security Architecture
10 49 (15.61%) SIEM
11 46 (14.65%) ITIL
12 40 (12.74%) Degree
13 39 (12.42%) Project Management
14 38 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
15 36 (11.46%) Windows
16 35 (11.15%) DV Cleared
17 33 (10.51%) Risk Management
18 32 (10.19%) Banking
19 30 (9.55%) Python
19 30 (9.55%) TOGAF
20 29 (9.24%) PCI DSS
21 27 (8.60%) Software Engineering
22 26 (8.28%) TCP/IP
22 26 (8.28%) UNIX
22 26 (8.28%) SABSA
22 26 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (7.96%) Analytics
23 25 (7.96%) Information Assurance
23 25 (7.96%) C

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.27%) IIS
3 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (2.87%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.91%) MS Office
4 5 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) IaaS
2 2 (0.64%) SaaS
2 2 (0.64%) PaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.52%) Network Security
2 54 (17.20%) Firewall
3 26 (8.28%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (4.14%) Internet
6 12 (3.82%) VPN
6 12 (3.82%) WAN
7 11 (3.50%) LAN
8 10 (3.18%) Intranet
9 6 (1.91%) SSL
9 6 (1.91%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.27%) ASN.1
11 4 (1.27%) Wireless
11 4 (1.27%) X.509
11 4 (1.27%) Wireless Security
12 3 (0.96%) Extranet
12 3 (0.96%) DNS
12 3 (0.96%) S/MIME
12 3 (0.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.91%) Big Data
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) GDB
2 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.32%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
3 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 79 (25.16%) Finance
2 32 (10.19%) Banking
3 20 (6.37%) Law
4 19 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.82%) Retail
5 12 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.50%) Financial Institution
7 10 (3.18%) Legal
8 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.64%) Games
10 2 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.64%) Electronics
10 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (19.75%) Architect
2 55 (17.52%) Security Architect
3 45 (14.33%) Project Manager
4 44 (14.01%) Analyst
5 39 (12.42%) Consultant
6 37 (11.78%) Security Specialist
7 34 (10.83%) Security Analyst
8 31 (9.87%) Security Consultant
9 29 (9.24%) Security Manager
10 23 (7.32%) Security Project Manager
11 21 (6.69%) Software Engineer
12 16 (5.10%) Cyber Security Specialist
13 15 (4.78%) Security Engineer
14 14 (4.46%) Developer
14 14 (4.46%) Cyber Security Analyst
15 12 (3.82%) Information Security Analyst
15 12 (3.82%) Information Analyst
16 11 (3.50%) Cyber Security Consultant
17 10 (3.18%) Cyber Security Architect
17 10 (3.18%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.50%) HTML
1 11 (3.50%) CSS
2 7 (2.23%) Web Services
3 6 (1.91%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.91%) Django
4 5 (1.59%) RESTful
5 4 (1.27%) GTK+
6 2 (0.64%) XML
6 2 (0.64%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.32%) Java EE
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) EJB
7 1 (0.32%) .NET
7 1 (0.32%) WSH
7 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.69%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.69%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.46%) PKI
4 13 (4.14%) Cryptography
4 13 (4.14%) CESG
5 12 (3.82%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (3.50%) SCADA
7 7 (2.23%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.59%) Open Source
9 5 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.59%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.96%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.96%) Physics
10 3 (0.96%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.96%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.64%) PMI
11 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (18.47%) Linux
2 36 (11.46%) Windows
3 26 (8.28%) UNIX
4 12 (3.82%) Android
5 7 (2.23%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.91%) CentOS
7 5 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.64%) AIX
8 2 (0.64%) Solaris
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (34.71%) Information Security
2 49 (15.61%) Security Architecture
2 49 (15.61%) SIEM
3 46 (14.65%) ITIL
4 39 (12.42%) Project Management
5 38 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (10.51%) Risk Management
7 30 (9.55%) TOGAF
8 27 (8.60%) Software Engineering
9 26 (8.28%) SABSA
10 25 (7.96%) Analytics
10 25 (7.96%) Information Assurance
11 24 (7.64%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (6.37%) Project Planning
13 18 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (5.41%) Data Protection
14 17 (5.41%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (5.41%) PRINCE2
15 16 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (4.78%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.55%) Python
2 25 (7.96%) C
3 18 (5.73%) Bash Shell
4 17 (5.41%) C++
5 16 (5.10%) Java
6 8 (2.55%) SQL
7 6 (1.91%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.59%) Perl
9 4 (1.27%) PHP
9 4 (1.27%) C#
9 4 (1.27%) VB
9 4 (1.27%) VC++
10 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.96%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 87 (27.71%) Security Cleared
2 62 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 59 (18.79%) CISSP
4 40 (12.74%) Degree
5 35 (11.15%) DV Cleared
6 21 (6.69%) CISM
7 19 (6.05%) GIAC
8 18 (5.73%) CEH
9 11 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.50%) MCSE
10 10 (3.18%) CISA
11 8 (2.55%) GCIH
12 7 (2.23%) PMP
12 7 (2.23%) PMI Certification
12 7 (2.23%) HND
13 6 (1.91%) CCNA
14 5 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.59%) ISSAP
15 4 (1.27%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (15.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (9.24%) PCI DSS
3 15 (4.78%) COBIT
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.64%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) COSO
5 1 (0.32%) BS7799
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.27%) Snort
2 4 (1.27%) Xen
3 3 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.27%) Nessus
2 3 (0.96%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (7.96%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.05%) Cisco
3 11 (3.50%) Oracle
4 10 (3.18%) SAP
4 10 (3.18%) HP
4 10 (3.18%) IBM
5 9 (2.87%) Splunk
5 9 (2.87%) McAfee
6 8 (2.55%) VMware
7 6 (1.91%) Juniper
7 6 (1.91%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.91%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.91%) ArcSight
8 5 (1.59%) Qualys
8 5 (1.59%) Apple
9 4 (1.27%) NetIQ
9 4 (1.27%) Symantec
9 4 (1.27%) Rapid7
9 4 (1.27%) SolarWinds
10 3 (0.96%) F5
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