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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK
Rank 212 331 459
Rank change year-on-year
+119 +128
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 534 321 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 0.63% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.77% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 191 88
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £679 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.75 £48.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% -13.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £36.60 £43.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £42.35 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% -20.47%

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +100 475 £500 - 256
London +58 178 £500 -3.14% 100
South East +17 74 £525 +5.00% 51
North West +37 49 £525 -13.75% 37
South West +34 45 £490 -2.00% 33
West Midlands +24 43 £400 -8.57% 14
Manchester +44 37 £525 +40.00% 34
East of England +23 30 £550 +103.70% 8
Hampshire +1 25 £525 -8.69% 5
City of London +3 23 £563 +44.23% 37
Scotland +43 22 £350 -53.33% 14
Buckinghamshire +12 22 £525 +10.52% 3
Yorkshire +1 21 £450 -10.00% 8
Milton Keynes +14 20 £525 +10.52% 3
Wales - 20 £400 - 1
South Wales - 18 £400 - 1
Berkshire +22 17 £344 -5.82% 19
Wiltshire +15 17 £520 +4.00% 3
Bristol +8 17 £364 -33.86% 10
Hertfordshire - 17 £600 - 3
East Midlands +14 14 £515 - 1
Cardiff - 14 £388 - 1
Midlands +12 13 £420 -16.00%
West Yorkshire +4 13 £413 -17.50% 5
Coventry -4 13 £438 +34.61%
Reading +10 10 £180 -44.61% 12
Warwick +6 10 £400 +14.28%
South Yorkshire +5 10 £475 -
Warwickshire +3 10 £400 -15.78% 2
Essex +3 10 £325 +20.37% 3

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 358 (29.56%) Information Security
2 324 (26.75%) Finance
3 274 (22.63%) Security Cleared
4 261 (21.55%) CISSP
5 203 (16.76%) SIEM
6 201 (16.60%) Firewall
7 199 (16.43%) SC Cleared
8 186 (15.36%) Security Operations
9 181 (14.95%) Risk Management
10 176 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
11 149 (12.30%) Windows
12 145 (11.97%) Internet
13 144 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 141 (11.64%) Management Information System
15 137 (11.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 132 (10.90%) Banking
17 130 (10.73%) Degree
18 126 (10.40%) Unix
18 126 (10.40%) Linux
19 112 (9.25%) Project Management
20 107 (8.84%) Network Security
21 106 (8.75%) Security Operations Centre
22 102 (8.42%) Splunk
23 101 (8.34%) ITIL
24 100 (8.26%) CISM
25 99 (8.18%) Incident Management
25 99 (8.18%) Security Architecture
26 90 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
27 87 (7.18%) Vulnerability Management
28 83 (6.85%) Microsoft

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 17 (1.40%) IIS
2 15 (1.24%) Apache
3 13 (1.07%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.66%) JBoss
6 6 (0.50%) Confluence
6 6 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.33%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.25%) SAS
8 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.17%) CICS
9 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.06%) MS Office
3 15 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.41%) MS Project
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.083%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 45 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.65%) IaaS
3 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.91%) Office 365
5 10 (0.83%) PaaS
6 7 (0.58%) SaaS
7 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.083%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.083%) GitHub
9 1 (0.083%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 201 (16.60%) Firewall
2 145 (11.97%) Internet
3 107 (8.84%) Network Security
4 79 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 72 (5.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 57 (4.71%) LAN
7 56 (4.62%) VPN
8 52 (4.29%) WAN
9 40 (3.30%) HTTP
10 35 (2.89%) VoIP
11 17 (1.40%) DNS
12 16 (1.32%) IPsec
13 14 (1.16%) SMTP
14 13 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.07%) LDAP
15 11 (0.91%) Wireless
16 9 (0.74%) SSL
17 8 (0.66%) SSH
18 7 (0.58%) Kerberos
18 7 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.30%) Big Data
2 35 (2.89%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.24%) Hadoop
4 14 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.07%) Redis
6 9 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.66%) MySQL
7 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 7 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.41%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.25%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.17%) DB2
13 2 (0.17%) GIS
13 2 (0.17%) OrientDB
13 2 (0.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 23 (1.90%) Selenium
2 16 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 16 (1.32%) JIRA
3 14 (1.16%) Cucumber
4 11 (0.91%) JUnit
5 10 (0.83%) Metasploit
5 10 (0.83%) Selenium IDE
5 10 (0.83%) WebDriver
6 8 (0.66%) JMeter
7 4 (0.33%) FitNesse
7 4 (0.33%) NUnit
8 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.17%) Hudson
9 2 (0.17%) Maven
9 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.17%) WebLogic Workshop
9 2 (0.17%) Zephyr
General
1 324 (26.75%) Finance
2 132 (10.90%) Banking
3 63 (5.20%) Retail
4 60 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 54 (4.46%) Legal
6 20 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.57%) Retail Banking
8 16 (1.32%) Law
8 16 (1.32%) Marketing
9 15 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.07%) Electronics
11 12 (0.99%) Military
12 6 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.33%) Automotive
14 3 (0.25%) Advertising
14 3 (0.25%) Back Office
14 3 (0.25%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Games
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 327 (27.00%) Analyst
2 216 (17.84%) Security Analyst
3 194 (16.02%) Architect
4 149 (12.30%) Security Manager
5 147 (12.14%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 144 (11.89%) Consultant
7 138 (11.40%) Security Architect
8 122 (10.07%) Security Consultant
9 87 (7.18%) Project Manager
10 78 (6.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 74 (6.11%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 66 (5.45%) Security Engineer
13 57 (4.71%) Business Analyst
14 51 (4.21%) Security Project Manager
14 51 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
15 43 (3.55%) SOC Analyst
16 42 (3.47%) Cybersecurity Architect
16 42 (3.47%) Security Specialist
17 33 (2.73%) Developer
17 33 (2.73%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.73%) ELK Stack
2 32 (2.64%) Web Services
3 17 (1.40%) SAML
4 16 (1.32%) SOAP
5 13 (1.07%) .NET
5 13 (1.07%) XML
6 12 (0.99%) REST
7 11 (0.91%) RESTful
8 10 (0.83%) J2EE
8 10 (0.83%) Middleware
9 8 (0.66%) HTML
9 8 (0.66%) Spring
10 7 (0.58%) CSS
10 7 (0.58%) Java EE
10 7 (0.58%) Regular Expression
11 6 (0.50%) OpenID
12 5 (0.41%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.41%) HTML5
13 4 (0.33%) CSS3
13 4 (0.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 141 (11.64%) Management Information System
2 106 (8.75%) Security Operations Centre
3 90 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (5.12%) Cyberthreat
5 57 (4.71%) CESG
6 53 (4.38%) Cyber Attack
7 49 (4.05%) Cyber Defence
8 47 (3.88%) Data Centre
9 42 (3.47%) Cryptography
10 39 (3.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 38 (3.14%) Computer Science
12 27 (2.23%) PKI
13 13 (1.07%) Reference Data
14 12 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
15 11 (0.91%) Fixed Income
16 10 (0.83%) Fintech
16 10 (0.83%) PMI
17 8 (0.66%) CMDB
17 8 (0.66%) Mathematics
17 8 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 149 (12.30%) Windows
2 126 (10.40%) Linux
2 126 (10.40%) Unix
3 12 (0.99%) Windows Server
4 7 (0.58%) Android
5 6 (0.50%) Solaris
5 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.41%) AIX
6 5 (0.41%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.25%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.25%) zOS
8 2 (0.17%) CentOS
8 2 (0.17%) HPUX
8 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (29.56%) Information Security
2 203 (16.76%) SIEM
3 186 (15.36%) Security Operations
4 181 (14.95%) Risk Management
5 176 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
6 144 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 112 (9.25%) Project Management
8 101 (8.34%) ITIL
9 99 (8.18%) Incident Management
9 99 (8.18%) Security Architecture
10 87 (7.18%) Vulnerability Management
11 77 (6.36%) Information Assurance
12 68 (5.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 67 (5.53%) Security Monitoring
14 62 (5.12%) Data Protection
14 62 (5.12%) PRINCE2
15 61 (5.04%) Penetration Testing
16 58 (4.79%) Risk Assessment
17 54 (4.46%) Ethical Hacking
18 53 (4.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (6.19%) Java
2 64 (5.28%) Python
2 64 (5.28%) SQL
3 30 (2.48%) PowerShell
4 26 (2.15%) C#
5 22 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 20 (1.65%) Perl
7 13 (1.07%) C++
8 11 (0.91%) C
9 10 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.74%) VB
11 7 (0.58%) PHP
12 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.25%) VBA
14 2 (0.17%) Delphi
14 2 (0.17%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.17%) JCL
14 2 (0.17%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.17%) Ruby
14 2 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 274 (22.63%) Security Cleared
2 261 (21.55%) CISSP
3 199 (16.43%) SC Cleared
4 130 (10.73%) Degree
5 100 (8.26%) CISM
6 73 (6.03%) DV Cleared
7 61 (5.04%) SANS
8 60 (4.95%) CEH
9 45 (3.72%) GIAC
10 38 (3.14%) CISA
11 35 (2.89%) CREST Certified
12 33 (2.73%) CESG Certified Professional
13 30 (2.48%) GCIH
14 29 (2.39%) SSCP
15 25 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (1.90%) PMI Certification
17 22 (1.82%) ISEB
18 20 (1.65%) GCIA
18 20 (1.65%) ISSAP
19 18 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (11.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (5.28%) PCI DSS
3 28 (2.31%) RMADS
4 25 (2.06%) QA
5 21 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.07%) COBIT
6 13 (1.07%) ISO27002
7 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.58%) GDPR
10 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.33%) SLA
11 2 (0.17%) BS7799
11 2 (0.17%) COSO
11 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.17%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.083%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.083%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.083%) ISO27005
System Software
1 28 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.99%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.50%) Snort
5 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.33%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.17%) Docker
7 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.17%) vCloud
7 2 (0.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.083%) HDFS
8 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.083%) NDS
8 1 (0.083%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 49 (4.05%) QRadar
2 30 (2.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 24 (1.98%) Nessus
4 21 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (1.57%) Kibana
6 16 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.16%) logstash
8 12 (0.99%) Nmap
9 11 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
9 11 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 8 (0.66%) ArcSight ESM
10 8 (0.66%) SCCM
11 7 (0.58%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 7 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 6 (0.50%) Puppet
12 6 (0.50%) RSA enVision
12 6 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 102 (8.42%) Splunk
2 83 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.28%) Oracle
4 58 (4.79%) Intel Security
5 50 (4.13%) LogRhythm
6 49 (4.05%) VMware
7 46 (3.80%) Cisco
8 37 (3.06%) IBM
9 36 (2.97%) ArcSight
9 36 (2.97%) SAP
10 35 (2.89%) Apple
11 24 (1.98%) CheckPoint
12 20 (1.65%) ServiceNow
13 18 (1.49%) Citrix
14 17 (1.40%) Cyber-Ark
15 16 (1.32%) Qualys
15 16 (1.32%) Symantec
16 14 (1.16%) F5
16 14 (1.16%) Forcepoint
16 14 (1.16%) Sourcefire
London
NCC Group
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day plus travel & accommodation expenses
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £425.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
NCC Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £25000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
NHS Wales Informatics Service
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday