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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 423 515 510
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -5
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 196 74 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.14% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.19% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 42 20
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£472 £440 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £376 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -56.66%

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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.

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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 +84 176 £469 +6.59% 203
London +46 68 £550 +23.59% 56
South East +22 58 £438 +2.94% 68
East of England +19 22 £420 - 8
City of London +12 19 £500 +2.56% 9
Suffolk +20 15 £350 -
Berkshire +11 15 £500 - 27
Ipswich +17 13 £350 -
Hampshire +18 12 £400 - 6
Slough - 12 £500 - 3
Milton Keynes - 11 £450 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 11 £450 - 8
Scotland +2 10 £438 +2.94% 6
South West +15 8 £459 -23.54% 31
Basingstoke - 8 £475 - 3
Middlesex +5 7 £475 +7.95%
North West -18 7 £500 - 25
Worcestershire +9 6 £450 -10.00%
Malvern -4 6 £450 -10.00%
West Midlands -5 6 £450 -10.00% 6
Oxfordshire - 6 £350 - 5
Edinburgh - 6 - - 2
Surrey +2 5 £470 +39.25% 10
South Wales - 5 £350 -
Wales - 5 £350 -
Norfolk - 4 £450 -
Cheltenham - 4 £450 - 4
Newport - 4 £350 -
Norwich - 4 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 - 14

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 115 (33.05%) Information Security
2 90 (25.86%) CISSP
3 86 (24.71%) Finance
4 68 (19.54%) Degree
5 60 (17.24%) CISM
6 58 (16.67%) Linux
7 57 (16.38%) Security Cleared
8 56 (16.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 54 (15.52%) Firewall
10 49 (14.08%) SIEM
11 48 (13.79%) Security Architecture
11 48 (13.79%) Management Information System
12 47 (13.51%) Network Security
13 38 (10.92%) Windows
14 37 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (10.06%) Risk Management
15 35 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (10.06%) SC Cleared
16 34 (9.77%) TOGAF
17 33 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
18 32 (9.20%) Vulnerability Management
19 31 (8.91%) Project Management
20 27 (7.76%) SABSA
20 27 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (7.76%) Cisco
20 27 (7.76%) Microsoft
21 26 (7.47%) ITIL
21 26 (7.47%) Java
21 26 (7.47%) Intrusion Detection
22 25 (7.18%) Computer Science

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (3.45%) Confluence
2 11 (3.16%) IIS
3 4 (1.15%) Apache
3 4 (1.15%) CMS
3 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.86%) Node.js
5 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.29%) Lync
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.45%) MS Office
3 11 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (2.87%) MS Project
4 10 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.87%) PaaS
2 7 (2.01%) SaaS
3 6 (1.72%) IaaS
4 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.52%) Firewall
2 47 (13.51%) Network Security
3 26 (7.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (5.75%) TCP/IP
5 18 (5.17%) VPN
6 16 (4.60%) WAN
7 15 (4.31%) LAN
8 10 (2.87%) Wireless
9 9 (2.59%) Internet
10 8 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.01%) SSL
12 6 (1.72%) HTTP
12 6 (1.72%) SSH
12 6 (1.72%) Intranet
13 5 (1.44%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.44%) HTTPS
14 4 (1.15%) DNS
14 4 (1.15%) X.509
14 4 (1.15%) ASN.1
15 3 (0.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.32%) Big Data
2 6 (1.72%) MySQL
2 6 (1.72%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.15%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.86%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.29%) SQLite
6 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.45%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) Selenium
2 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.29%) Mockito
3 1 (0.29%) GCC
3 1 (0.29%) Ant
3 1 (0.29%) Maven
3 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 86 (24.71%) Finance
2 18 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.60%) Banking
4 14 (4.02%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.72%) Marketing
6 5 (1.44%) Retail
6 5 (1.44%) Law
7 4 (1.15%) Legal
7 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.86%) German Language
9 2 (0.57%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 69 (19.83%) Architect
1 69 (19.83%) Analyst
2 61 (17.53%) Security Architect
3 49 (14.08%) Consultant
4 43 (12.36%) Security Analyst
5 42 (12.07%) Security Consultant
6 31 (8.91%) Project Manager
7 30 (8.62%) Developer
8 29 (8.33%) Security Manager
9 27 (7.76%) Security Engineer
10 21 (6.03%) Cyber Security Analyst
11 19 (5.46%) Security Specialist
11 19 (5.46%) Business Analyst
12 16 (4.60%) Security Project Manager
13 15 (4.31%) Cyber Security Consultant
14 13 (3.74%) Cyber Security Manager
15 11 (3.16%) Cyber Security Engineer
15 11 (3.16%) Cyber Security Architect
15 11 (3.16%) Incident Analyst
15 11 (3.16%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.60%) HTML
2 15 (4.31%) CSS
3 10 (2.87%) Web Services
4 4 (1.15%) Middleware
4 4 (1.15%) SOAP
4 4 (1.15%) Django
4 4 (1.15%) RESTful
4 4 (1.15%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.15%) GTK+
5 3 (0.86%) Java EE
5 3 (0.86%) .NET
6 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.29%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.29%) JSON
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.29%) jQuery
7 1 (0.29%) Drools
7 1 (0.29%) REST
7 1 (0.29%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 27 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.18%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.60%) SCADA
5 15 (4.31%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.16%) Raspberry Pi
7 10 (2.87%) Cryptography
7 10 (2.87%) CESG
8 9 (2.59%) CESG CLAS
8 9 (2.59%) PKI
9 6 (1.72%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.72%) Physics
9 6 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.15%) User Experience
10 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.86%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.67%) Linux
2 38 (10.92%) Windows
3 21 (6.03%) UNIX
4 6 (1.72%) AIX
4 6 (1.72%) Solaris
4 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.57%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) VMS
6 1 (0.29%) NetWare
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (33.05%) Information Security
2 49 (14.08%) SIEM
3 48 (13.79%) Security Architecture
4 37 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (10.06%) Risk Management
6 34 (9.77%) TOGAF
7 33 (9.48%) Penetration Testing
8 32 (9.20%) Vulnerability Management
9 31 (8.91%) Project Management
10 27 (7.76%) SABSA
11 26 (7.47%) ITIL
12 24 (6.90%) Security Management
13 22 (6.32%) Analytics
14 21 (6.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 20 (5.75%) Data Protection
16 19 (5.46%) Information Assurance
17 18 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
17 18 (5.17%) Software Engineering
18 17 (4.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (7.47%) Java
2 13 (3.74%) Perl
2 13 (3.74%) SQL
2 13 (3.74%) C++
3 11 (3.16%) Python
4 10 (2.87%) C
5 9 (2.59%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.30%) C#
7 5 (1.44%) PHP
8 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.86%) Clojure
9 3 (0.86%) Haskell
9 3 (0.86%) Scala
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.29%) X++
10 1 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 90 (25.86%) CISSP
2 68 (19.54%) Degree
3 60 (17.24%) CISM
4 57 (16.38%) Security Cleared
5 35 (10.06%) SC Cleared
6 21 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (4.60%) CISA
7 16 (4.60%) DV Cleared
8 15 (4.31%) ISSAP
9 13 (3.74%) GIAC
10 9 (2.59%) CISMP
11 8 (2.30%) GCIH
11 8 (2.30%) CCNA
12 7 (2.01%) CEH
13 6 (1.72%) GCIA
13 6 (1.72%) HND
13 6 (1.72%) PhD
14 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (1.44%) QiCA
15 4 (1.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (16.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (6.61%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.17%) COBIT
4 8 (2.30%) SLA
4 8 (2.30%) QA
5 4 (1.15%) COSO
6 2 (0.57%) EMIR
6 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) MiFID
7 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.15%) Snort
1 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.86%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.57%) XenApp
3 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.29%) iptables
4 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.86%) Nessus
2 2 (0.57%) Nmap
2 2 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (0.57%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.29%) Kibana
3 1 (0.29%) Check_MK
3 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 27 (7.76%) Cisco
1 27 (7.76%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.32%) McAfee
3 13 (3.74%) Symantec
4 12 (3.45%) Atlassian
5 11 (3.16%) Apple
5 11 (3.16%) SAP
6 10 (2.87%) ArcSight
7 9 (2.59%) Oracle
8 8 (2.30%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.01%) HP
10 6 (1.72%) IBM
10 6 (1.72%) Qualys
10 6 (1.72%) VMware
10 6 (1.72%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.44%) Splunk
11 5 (1.44%) Websense
11 5 (1.44%) Citrix
12 4 (1.15%) Remedy
12 4 (1.15%) NetScout
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