The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 329 468 547
Rank change year-on-year
+139 +79
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 335 144 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.28% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 78 22
Average daily rate £500 £450 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £256 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £361
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Average hourly rate £44.25 £48.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-15.71% -

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +158 324 £500 +11.11% 310
London +60 125 £500 +11.11% 126
South East +67 83 £513 +68.03% 71
North West +21 48 £550 +7.84% 21
Hampshire +39 38 £581 +8.13% 4
South West +16 24 £500 +11.11% 48
Manchester +3 20 £485 -4.90% 10
Yorkshire -2 20 £525 - 22
Fareham - 19 £613 -
Leeds - 17 £450 - 18
West Yorkshire - 17 £450 - 21
Buckinghamshire +23 16 £475 -13.63% 7
Basingstoke +14 16 £500 -6.97%
City of London +31 15 £431 -4.16% 27
Cheshire - 14 £680 - 5
Milton Keynes +9 13 £488 -11.36% 6
Warrington - 11 £700 -
West Midlands -7 10 £450 - 12
Gloucestershire +10 9 £400 +5.26% 42
East of England +6 8 £270 -6.89% 5
Lancashire +2 8 £413 -17.50% 2
Berkshire +8 7 £365 -59.44% 23
Essex +6 7 £270 -6.89%
Bristol - 7 £550 - 1
Wiltshire -1 6 £500 +2.56% 3
Surrey -10 6 £638 +105.64% 27
Oxfordshire +3 5 £400 +122.22% 4
Swindon +1 5 £500 +2.56% 2
Scotland -2 5 £750 +66.66% 5
Kent - 5 £425 -

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity.

1 221 (34.86%) Information Security
2 165 (26.03%) CISSP
3 128 (20.19%) Finance
4 118 (18.61%) Security Cleared
5 110 (17.35%) SIEM
6 93 (14.67%) Security Architecture
7 90 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (13.41%) Management Information System
9 84 (13.25%) Risk Management
10 83 (13.09%) CISM
10 83 (13.09%) Security Operations
11 80 (12.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 77 (12.15%) Security Management
13 72 (11.36%) Firewall
14 71 (11.20%) Vulnerability Management
15 67 (10.57%) Project Management
16 66 (10.41%) Intrusion Detection
17 65 (10.25%) SC Cleared
18 60 (9.46%) Windows
19 59 (9.31%) Linux
19 59 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
20 57 (8.99%) PCI DSS
21 56 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
22 54 (8.52%) Penetration Testing
23 53 (8.36%) CISA
24 51 (8.04%) TOGAF
24 51 (8.04%) Network Security
24 51 (8.04%) Protective Monitoring
25 50 (7.89%) Degree
26 46 (7.26%) ITIL

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cybersecurity 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 Cybersecurity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (1.42%) Apache
1 9 (1.42%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.95%) IIS
3 6 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.63%) iPlanet
4 4 (0.63%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.47%) Confluence
5 3 (0.47%) JBoss
5 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) Node.js
7 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.74%) MS Project
5 9 (1.42%) MS Office
6 3 (0.47%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) BusinessWare
1 4 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.63%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.37%) SaaS
2 14 (2.21%) IaaS
3 13 (2.05%) PaaS
4 7 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.10%) Office 365
5 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 72 (11.36%) Firewall
2 66 (10.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 51 (8.04%) Network Security
4 31 (4.89%) LAN
5 27 (4.26%) DNS
6 25 (3.94%) Internet
7 18 (2.84%) SAN
7 18 (2.84%) TCP/IP
8 17 (2.68%) MPLS
8 17 (2.68%) Multicast
8 17 (2.68%) NAS
8 17 (2.68%) VLAN
8 17 (2.68%) VPN
9 16 (2.52%) WAN
10 10 (1.58%) HTTP
11 9 (1.42%) Wireless
12 8 (1.26%) SSL
13 7 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.79%) DHCP
14 5 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.57%) Big Data
2 16 (2.52%) GIS
3 11 (1.74%) DB2
3 11 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 10 (1.58%) Data Mining
4 10 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.42%) MySQL
6 5 (0.79%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.63%) DB2 UDB
8 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.47%) OrientDB
9 2 (0.32%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.79%) JIRA
1 5 (0.79%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.47%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.47%) Selenium
4 2 (0.32%) Ant
4 2 (0.32%) AppScan
4 2 (0.32%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.32%) Maven
4 2 (0.32%) QUnit
4 2 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.16%) EasyMock
5 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) JUnit
5 1 (0.16%) MSTest
5 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 128 (20.19%) Finance
2 43 (6.78%) Banking
3 42 (6.62%) Legal
4 30 (4.73%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.47%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.84%) Retail
7 8 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Automotive
9 5 (0.79%) Law
9 5 (0.79%) Marketing
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.47%) Military
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 135 (21.29%) Architect
2 118 (18.61%) Analyst
3 107 (16.88%) Security Analyst
4 102 (16.09%) Security Architect
5 70 (11.04%) Consultant
6 62 (9.78%) Security Consultant
7 59 (9.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 51 (8.04%) Security Manager
9 39 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 38 (5.99%) Project Manager
11 35 (5.52%) Security Specialist
12 34 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 29 (4.57%) Security Engineer
14 25 (3.94%) Cybersecurity Manager
15 23 (3.63%) Developer
16 22 (3.47%) IT Manager
17 21 (3.31%) Technical Architect
18 17 (2.68%) Security Officer
18 17 (2.68%) SIEM Analyst
18 17 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.58%) HTML
2 9 (1.42%) CSS
2 9 (1.42%) Middleware
3 7 (1.10%) AngularJS
3 7 (1.10%) XML
4 6 (0.95%) HTML5
5 5 (0.79%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.79%) SOAP
5 5 (0.79%) Spark Streaming
5 5 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (0.79%) Web Services
6 4 (0.63%) D3.js
6 4 (0.63%) MSMQ
6 4 (0.63%) Spring
7 3 (0.47%) .NET
7 3 (0.47%) Java EE
7 3 (0.47%) REST
8 2 (0.32%) EJB
8 2 (0.32%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.32%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 85 (13.41%) Management Information System
2 59 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.21%) Cyberthreat
3 33 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.73%) Cryptography
5 25 (3.94%) Security Operations Centre
6 23 (3.63%) CESG
7 15 (2.37%) PKI
8 12 (1.89%) Visualisation
9 10 (1.58%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.42%) SCADA
10 9 (1.42%) Statistics
10 9 (1.42%) User Experience
11 7 (1.10%) AS400
11 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.10%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.95%) FMCG
12 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.46%) Windows
2 59 (9.31%) Linux
3 32 (5.05%) Unix
4 11 (1.74%) AIX
5 7 (1.10%) Solaris
5 7 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.63%) MVS
7 4 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.63%) zOS
8 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (34.86%) Information Security
2 110 (17.35%) SIEM
3 93 (14.67%) Security Architecture
4 90 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 84 (13.25%) Risk Management
6 83 (13.09%) Security Operations
7 77 (12.15%) Security Management
8 71 (11.20%) Vulnerability Management
9 67 (10.57%) Project Management
10 56 (8.83%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (8.52%) Penetration Testing
12 51 (8.04%) Protective Monitoring
12 51 (8.04%) TOGAF
13 46 (7.26%) ITIL
14 43 (6.78%) Information Assurance
15 42 (6.62%) Incident Management
16 40 (6.31%) SABSA
17 37 (5.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 34 (5.36%) Enterprise Architecture
18 34 (5.36%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.89%) SQL
2 27 (4.26%) Java
3 26 (4.10%) Python
4 24 (3.79%) C
5 19 (3.00%) C++
6 16 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.89%) VB
8 7 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.95%) Perl
10 5 (0.79%) C#
11 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.63%) R
11 4 (0.63%) Ruby
12 3 (0.47%) Assembly Language
12 3 (0.47%) Scala
13 2 (0.32%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.32%) Groovy
13 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.16%) VC++
Qualifications
1 165 (26.03%) CISSP
2 118 (18.61%) Security Cleared
3 83 (13.09%) CISM
4 65 (10.25%) SC Cleared
5 53 (8.36%) CISA
6 50 (7.89%) Degree
7 44 (6.94%) CLAS
8 42 (6.62%) DV Cleared
9 33 (5.21%) GIAC
10 27 (4.26%) CEH
11 25 (3.94%) SANS
12 17 (2.68%) CESG Certified Professional
13 16 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (2.52%) CREST Certified
14 12 (1.89%) CRISC
15 11 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 7 (1.10%) GCIH
17 7 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (12.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (8.99%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (2.21%) COBIT
5 10 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.42%) ISO27002
7 7 (1.10%) COSO
7 7 (1.10%) QA
8 6 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.63%) RMADS
9 4 (0.63%) SLA
10 3 (0.47%) BS25999
11 2 (0.32%) DO-254
11 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
12 1 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.16%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.79%) Snort
5 4 (0.63%) ClearTrust
6 3 (0.47%) Firmware
7 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (2.37%) Nessus
2 12 (1.89%) QRadar
3 11 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.42%) Nmap
5 6 (0.95%) Kibana
6 5 (0.79%) Check_MK
7 4 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.63%) Endace
7 4 (0.63%) OpenVAS
8 3 (0.47%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.47%) Proventia
8 3 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (0.32%) EnCase
9 2 (0.32%) Puppet
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (7.26%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.94%) Cisco
3 32 (5.05%) Symantec
4 29 (4.57%) Intel Security
4 29 (4.57%) Oracle
5 26 (4.10%) ArcSight
5 26 (4.10%) IBM
6 22 (3.47%) Splunk
7 17 (2.68%) HP
7 17 (2.68%) NetApp
7 17 (2.68%) Qualys
8 16 (2.52%) LogRhythm
9 15 (2.37%) VMware
10 13 (2.05%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.89%) FireEye
11 12 (1.89%) SAP
12 10 (1.58%) Citrix
12 10 (1.58%) F5
13 7 (1.10%) NetIQ
13 7 (1.10%) Tripwire
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