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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 279 443 540
Rank change year-on-year
+164 +97
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 457 186 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.43% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 131 41
Median daily rate £525 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.00% +44.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-76.00% +44.23%

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
44047 42983 40920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.21% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27209 25852
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 1223 1213
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +2.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £48.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +182 436 £525 +10.52% 226
London +100 175 £550 - 93
South East +45 108 £499 +10.83% 59
Berkshire +26 45 £450 -10.00% 22
North West +14 43 £515 +3.00% 13
South West +19 35 £500 +6.78% 30
Manchester +15 29 £475 +65.21% 8
Buckinghamshire +30 24 £473 +5.00% 2
City of London +47 23 £525 +5.00% 28
Hampshire +13 20 £625 +38.88% 7
Reading +12 19 £450 +9.09% 15
Milton Keynes +11 19 £460 +2.22% 2
Basingstoke -1 18 £700 +47.36% 1
West Midlands +4 17 £450 - 6
Yorkshire +22 15 £408 - 11
East of England +5 15 £550 +30.95% 9
Bristol +3 13 £550 +17.64% 2
North East - 13 £790 -
Cheshire +4 12 £515 +46.30% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £780 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £780 -
Gloucestershire +10 11 £475 -11.62% 23
Wiltshire +1 9 £475 +1.27% 5
Maidenhead - 9 - - 1
East Midlands +16 8 £545 +3.80% 2
Scotland -16 8 £398 -9.14%
West Yorkshire +4 7 £378 - 11
Surrey -4 7 £450 -4.25% 13
Warrington - 7 £365 -
Midlands +2 6 £500 -13.97%

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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.

1 275 (35.58%) Information Security
2 230 (29.75%) CISSP
3 179 (23.16%) Finance
4 156 (20.18%) Security Cleared
5 123 (15.91%) CISM
6 119 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 118 (15.27%) SIEM
8 114 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 105 (13.58%) Security Architecture
10 98 (12.68%) Project Management
11 94 (12.16%) Security Operations
12 91 (11.77%) SC Cleared
13 90 (11.64%) Risk Management
13 90 (11.64%) Windows
14 83 (10.74%) Firewall
15 80 (10.35%) Degree
16 77 (9.96%) CESG
16 77 (9.96%) Management Information System
16 77 (9.96%) CISA
17 73 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
18 72 (9.31%) Penetration Testing
18 72 (9.31%) Vulnerability Management
19 70 (9.06%) Network Security
20 66 (8.54%) CESG Certified Professional
20 66 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
21 61 (7.89%) Linux
22 60 (7.76%) PCI DSS
23 58 (7.50%) Microsoft
24 55 (7.12%) Banking
25 54 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection

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 11 (1.42%) Apache
2 10 (1.29%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.78%) Confluence
4 6 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.52%) IIS
6 4 (0.52%) JBoss
6 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.26%) CMS
8 2 (0.26%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.81%) MS Project
3 12 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.16%) MS Office
4 9 (1.16%) ProjectWise
5 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) BusinessWare
2 2 (0.26%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Magento
3 1 (0.13%) Primavera
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.03%) Office 365
2 8 (1.03%) SaaS
3 6 (0.78%) IaaS
4 5 (0.65%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.65%) PaaS
5 2 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (10.74%) Firewall
2 70 (9.06%) Network Security
3 54 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 43 (5.56%) Internet
5 34 (4.40%) VPN
6 31 (4.01%) DNS
7 23 (2.98%) TCP/IP
8 20 (2.59%) LAN
8 20 (2.59%) SSL
9 19 (2.46%) HTTP
10 18 (2.33%) FTP
11 15 (1.94%) SSH
11 15 (1.94%) WAN
12 14 (1.81%) MPLS
12 14 (1.81%) VLAN
13 12 (1.55%) IPsec
13 12 (1.55%) SAN
14 11 (1.42%) Multicast
14 11 (1.42%) NAS
14 11 (1.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.46%) Big Data
2 16 (2.07%) DB2
2 16 (2.07%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.16%) MySQL
4 6 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.78%) OrientDB
4 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.52%) Neo4j
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.26%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.16%) JIRA
2 7 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.91%) Selenium
3 6 (0.78%) Metasploit
4 5 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.65%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.26%) AppScan
7 2 (0.26%) EasyMock
7 2 (0.26%) JUnit
7 2 (0.26%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (0.26%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.13%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 179 (23.16%) Finance
2 55 (7.12%) Banking
3 40 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.75%) Legal
5 27 (3.49%) Retail
6 9 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.65%) Games
8 5 (0.65%) Local Government
9 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.52%) Marketing
10 3 (0.39%) Advertising
10 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 3 (0.39%) Military
11 2 (0.26%) French Language
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 134 (17.34%) Architect
2 128 (16.56%) Analyst
3 124 (16.04%) Consultant
4 108 (13.97%) Security Consultant
5 104 (13.45%) Security Architect
6 97 (12.55%) Security Analyst
7 87 (11.25%) Security Manager
8 73 (9.44%) Project Manager
9 62 (8.02%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 52 (6.73%) Security Specialist
11 48 (6.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 47 (6.08%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 41 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Architect
14 40 (5.17%) Security Project Manager
15 32 (4.14%) Penetration Tester
15 32 (4.14%) Tester
16 31 (4.01%) Cybersecurity Specialist
17 30 (3.88%) Security Engineer
18 28 (3.62%) Business Analyst
18 28 (3.62%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.07%) Middleware
2 13 (1.68%) .NET
3 11 (1.42%) HTML
3 11 (1.42%) Web Services
4 9 (1.16%) CSS
4 9 (1.16%) Java EE
5 7 (0.91%) Spring
5 7 (0.91%) XML
6 6 (0.78%) J2EE
6 6 (0.78%) REST
6 6 (0.78%) SOAP
7 5 (0.65%) D3.js
7 5 (0.65%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.52%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.52%) EJB
8 4 (0.52%) HTML5
8 4 (0.52%) jQuery
8 4 (0.52%) JSF
9 3 (0.39%) CSS3
9 3 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.96%) CESG
1 77 (9.96%) Management Information System
2 66 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (6.47%) Data Centre
4 43 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
5 42 (5.43%) PKI
6 41 (5.30%) Cryptography
7 35 (4.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 15 (1.94%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.55%) Cyber Attack
9 12 (1.55%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.42%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.29%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.03%) User Experience
14 7 (0.91%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.91%) FMCG
14 7 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (11.64%) Windows
2 61 (7.89%) Linux
3 52 (6.73%) Unix
4 16 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.55%) AIX
5 12 (1.55%) zOS
6 11 (1.42%) Solaris
7 6 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.52%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.13%) Android
11 1 (0.13%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (35.58%) Information Security
2 119 (15.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 118 (15.27%) SIEM
4 105 (13.58%) Security Architecture
5 98 (12.68%) Project Management
6 94 (12.16%) Security Operations
7 90 (11.64%) Risk Management
8 73 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (9.31%) Penetration Testing
9 72 (9.31%) Vulnerability Management
10 49 (6.34%) TOGAF
11 47 (6.08%) Identity Access Management
12 46 (5.95%) ITIL
13 44 (5.69%) Information Assurance
13 44 (5.69%) Security Management
14 41 (5.30%) OWASP
15 40 (5.17%) Identity Management
16 39 (5.05%) Ethical Hacking
16 39 (5.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 38 (4.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (6.08%) Java
2 42 (5.43%) Python
3 33 (4.27%) SQL
4 20 (2.59%) C++
5 19 (2.46%) Ruby
6 18 (2.33%) C
6 18 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.07%) C#
8 12 (1.55%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.29%) Perl
10 7 (0.91%) VB
11 6 (0.78%) PHP
11 6 (0.78%) Scala
12 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.52%) R
14 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.13%) ABAP
15 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 230 (29.75%) CISSP
2 156 (20.18%) Security Cleared
3 123 (15.91%) CISM
4 91 (11.77%) SC Cleared
5 80 (10.35%) Degree
6 77 (9.96%) CISA
7 66 (8.54%) CESG Certified Professional
8 49 (6.34%) DV Cleared
9 40 (5.17%) CREST Certified
10 39 (5.05%) GIAC
11 36 (4.66%) CEH
12 32 (4.14%) CLAS
13 27 (3.49%) GCIH
14 25 (3.23%) SANS
15 23 (2.98%) GCIA
16 19 (2.46%) CRISC
16 19 (2.46%) OSCP
17 17 (2.20%) Cyber Scheme
18 15 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (1.81%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (7.76%) PCI DSS
3 32 (4.14%) COBIT
4 11 (1.42%) SLA
5 10 (1.29%) COSO
5 10 (1.29%) QA
5 10 (1.29%) RMADS
6 8 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (1.03%) ISO27002
7 6 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.39%) BS25999
9 2 (0.26%) BS7799
9 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.26%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
10 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 42 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.91%) RACF
3 6 (0.78%) Sendmail
3 6 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.26%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.26%) Snort
5 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.26%) vSphere
5 2 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) NDS
6 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 16 (2.07%) Nessus
2 14 (1.81%) RSA Security Analytics
3 12 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.29%) Nmap
5 9 (1.16%) Puppet
5 9 (1.16%) QRadar
6 7 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.91%) zSecure
7 5 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.65%) Nagios
7 5 (0.65%) SCCM
8 4 (0.52%) Kibana
8 4 (0.52%) OpenVAS
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.26%) Check_MK
10 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 58 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 43 (5.56%) Cisco
3 42 (5.43%) Oracle
4 41 (5.30%) Intel Security
5 33 (4.27%) Splunk
6 22 (2.85%) ArcSight
7 21 (2.72%) Citrix
8 20 (2.59%) F5
9 19 (2.46%) IBM
10 18 (2.33%) LogRhythm
10 18 (2.33%) Symantec
11 15 (1.94%) CheckPoint
11 15 (1.94%) HP
12 14 (1.81%) Qualys
12 14 (1.81%) VMware
13 12 (1.55%) NetApp
14 11 (1.42%) Blue Coat
15 9 (1.16%) FireEye
15 9 (1.16%) IronPort
16 7 (0.91%) NetWitness
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