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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 419 460 566
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +106
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 213 134 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.32% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 75 9
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£450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £293 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £55.00

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
44991 42314 38919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.81% 76.18% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29174 26141 23620
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1214 1195 1121
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +82 210 £450 -7.02% 192
London +22 82 £488 +0.72% 62
South East +21 54 £500 +17.64% 41
Hampshire +20 24 £500 - 12
South West +12 20 £450 - 25
East of England +17 19 £413 -12.92% 11
City of London +5 18 £460 -6.59% 14
Basingstoke - 18 £500 - 4
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £450 +80.00% 3
Milton Keynes +3 13 £450 +80.00% 1
West Midlands +14 12 £450 -10.00% 10
Gloucestershire -1 10 £450 - 15
Essex -1 10 £250 - 1
North West -17 9 £368 -26.50% 21
Surrey - 9 £525 - 11
West Yorkshire -13 8 £450 - 10
Yorkshire -16 8 £450 - 11
Cheltenham - 8 £450 - 7
Worcestershire +10 6 £450 -10.00% 1
Suffolk +9 6 £356 -
Malvern -3 6 £450 -10.00% 1
Ipswich +7 5 £356 -
Cheshire -7 5 £352 -22.84% 5
Leeds -20 4 £450 - 5
Swindon - 4 £441 -
Staines - 4 £500 - 3
Brentwood - 4 £225 -
Wiltshire - 4 £441 -
Gloucester +5 3 £450 - 3
Berkshire +3 3 £558 - 9

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 153 (37.87%) Information Security
2 113 (27.97%) CISSP
3 94 (23.27%) Finance
4 79 (19.55%) CISM
5 77 (19.06%) Linux
6 71 (17.57%) Firewall
7 70 (17.33%) Windows
8 68 (16.83%) Degree
9 67 (16.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 66 (16.34%) Management Information System
11 56 (13.86%) SIEM
12 52 (12.87%) Security Cleared
13 49 (12.13%) UNIX
13 49 (12.13%) Vulnerability Management
14 48 (11.88%) Intrusion Detection
14 48 (11.88%) Penetration Testing
15 45 (11.14%) ITIL
16 43 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (10.40%) Risk Management
17 42 (10.40%) Network Security
18 39 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (9.16%) Security Architecture
19 37 (9.16%) Microsoft
20 35 (8.66%) Project Management
20 35 (8.66%) SC Cleared
21 31 (7.67%) Security Management
21 31 (7.67%) PCI DSS
22 30 (7.43%) Cisco
23 29 (7.18%) Big Data
23 29 (7.18%) Computer Science

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 12 (2.97%) Confluence
2 8 (1.98%) IIS
2 8 (1.98%) Apache
3 7 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.99%) CMS
6 3 (0.74%) Node.js
7 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.25%) Lync
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (5.20%) MS Excel
1 21 (5.20%) MS Visio
2 18 (4.46%) MS Project
3 9 (2.23%) MS Office
4 6 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.71%) PaaS
2 11 (2.72%) IaaS
3 10 (2.48%) SaaS
4 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (17.57%) Firewall
2 48 (11.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 42 (10.40%) Network Security
4 24 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 23 (5.69%) VPN
6 22 (5.45%) Wireless
7 18 (4.46%) Internet
8 15 (3.71%) DNS
8 15 (3.71%) SSL
9 13 (3.22%) IPsec
10 12 (2.97%) LAN
10 12 (2.97%) WAN
11 11 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (2.48%) VLAN
13 8 (1.98%) Wireshark
14 7 (1.73%) HTTP
15 6 (1.49%) Intranet
15 6 (1.49%) SSH
16 5 (1.24%) Wireless Security
16 5 (1.24%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.18%) Big Data
2 7 (1.73%) MySQL
2 7 (1.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.73%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.99%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.50%) DB2
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQLite
7 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (2.97%) JIRA
2 8 (1.98%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.74%) Subversion
4 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.50%) Selenium
5 1 (0.25%) Mockito
5 1 (0.25%) Ant
5 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 94 (23.27%) Finance
2 24 (5.94%) Banking
3 17 (4.21%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.71%) Retail
5 14 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.72%) Marketing
7 9 (2.23%) Legal
8 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.74%) German Language
10 3 (0.74%) Automotive
10 3 (0.74%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 93 (23.02%) Analyst
2 69 (17.08%) Architect
3 64 (15.84%) Security Analyst
4 52 (12.87%) Consultant
5 50 (12.38%) Security Architect
6 42 (10.40%) Security Consultant
7 39 (9.65%) Security Manager
8 35 (8.66%) Project Manager
9 33 (8.17%) Security Engineer
10 29 (7.18%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 24 (5.94%) Developer
12 20 (4.95%) Business Analyst
13 18 (4.46%) Security Specialist
14 17 (4.21%) Security Project Manager
15 16 (3.96%) Cyber Security Architect
16 13 (3.22%) Cyber Security Manager
16 13 (3.22%) Solutions Architect
17 12 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
17 12 (2.97%) Network Engineer
18 11 (2.72%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.48%) Middleware
2 9 (2.23%) .NET
3 8 (1.98%) Web Services
3 8 (1.98%) LAMP
4 6 (1.49%) SOAP
5 5 (1.24%) HTML
6 4 (0.99%) CSS
7 3 (0.74%) REST
7 3 (0.74%) Java EE
8 2 (0.50%) Spark Streaming
9 1 (0.25%) JSON
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.25%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.25%) jQuery
9 1 (0.25%) Drools
9 1 (0.25%) Akka
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.25%) JMX
9 1 (0.25%) JSP
9 1 (0.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 66 (16.34%) Management Information System
2 29 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 28 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.21%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.71%) PKI
6 13 (3.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (2.48%) SCADA
8 8 (1.98%) Cryptography
8 8 (1.98%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.24%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.24%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.99%) User Experience
11 4 (0.99%) Raspberry Pi
11 4 (0.99%) BYOD
12 3 (0.74%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.74%) Physics
12 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.06%) Linux
2 70 (17.33%) Windows
3 49 (12.13%) UNIX
4 8 (1.98%) Solaris
5 7 (1.73%) AIX
6 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.24%) MVS
8 2 (0.50%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) NetWare
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Android
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (37.87%) Information Security
2 56 (13.86%) SIEM
3 49 (12.13%) Vulnerability Management
4 48 (11.88%) Penetration Testing
5 45 (11.14%) ITIL
6 43 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (10.40%) Risk Management
8 39 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (9.16%) Security Architecture
10 35 (8.66%) Project Management
11 31 (7.67%) Security Management
12 25 (6.19%) Protective Monitoring
12 25 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
13 24 (5.94%) Ethical Hacking
14 23 (5.69%) Analytics
15 22 (5.45%) Patch Management
15 22 (5.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 21 (5.20%) TOGAF
16 21 (5.20%) Change Management
17 19 (4.70%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.68%) Java
2 20 (4.95%) SQL
3 17 (4.21%) Perl
4 13 (3.22%) C++
5 12 (2.97%) C
6 8 (1.98%) C#
6 8 (1.98%) Python
7 5 (1.24%) PHP
8 4 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.74%) Scala
9 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.74%) Clojure
9 3 (0.74%) VB
9 3 (0.74%) Haskell
10 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) X++
11 1 (0.25%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (27.97%) CISSP
2 79 (19.55%) CISM
3 68 (16.83%) Degree
4 52 (12.87%) Security Cleared
5 35 (8.66%) SC Cleared
6 25 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (5.94%) CISA
8 23 (5.69%) GIAC
9 16 (3.96%) CCNA
10 15 (3.71%) CEH
11 14 (3.47%) DV Cleared
12 12 (2.97%) ISSAP
13 9 (2.23%) CISMP
14 8 (1.98%) PhD
15 6 (1.49%) CCSA
15 6 (1.49%) PMP
15 6 (1.49%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.49%) CCSE
15 6 (1.49%) CRISC
16 5 (1.24%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (16.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (7.67%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.45%) COBIT
4 18 (4.46%) QA
5 14 (3.47%) SLA
6 8 (1.98%) COSO
7 2 (0.50%) EMIR
7 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.25%) MiFID
8 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (4.70%) Snort
2 13 (3.22%) VMware ESX
3 12 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.48%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.98%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.49%) Squid
7 3 (0.74%) XenApp
7 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.23%) Nmap
2 6 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.50%) Kibana
3 2 (0.50%) Check_MK
3 2 (0.50%) Nessus
4 1 (0.25%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.43%) Cisco
3 27 (6.68%) McAfee
4 17 (4.21%) CheckPoint
5 16 (3.96%) VMware
6 13 (3.22%) Symantec
7 12 (2.97%) Atlassian
7 12 (2.97%) ArcSight
8 11 (2.72%) Nokia
9 9 (2.23%) Oracle
10 8 (1.98%) Citrix
10 8 (1.98%) Qualys
10 8 (1.98%) Websense
10 8 (1.98%) F5
10 8 (1.98%) Varonis
10 8 (1.98%) LogRhythm
11 7 (1.73%) Sourcefire
11 7 (1.73%) SAP
12 6 (1.49%) NetScout
12 6 (1.49%) Imperva
Staines, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
PwC
Rate: PwC is open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate
Posted: 9 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
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