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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 298 439 554
Rank change year-on-year
+141 +115
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 423 195 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.35% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.44% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 132 32
Median daily rate £525 £499 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +13.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £648 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 £52.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.93% +102.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.00 £52.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-82.93% +102.88%

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
45312 44104 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.52% 78.83% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27498 26558
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 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1290 1223
Median hourly rate £33.99 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £48.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +153 406 £525 +6.59% 236
London +89 179 £550 +3.77% 91
South East +34 103 £500 +17.64% 55
North West +27 45 £475 -13.63% 10
Manchester +27 37 £475 +65.21% 4
Berkshire +19 34 £500 - 15
Buckinghamshire +27 26 £466 +2.47% 9
South West +20 26 £513 +9.32% 44
City of London +48 22 £525 +2.43% 37
Hampshire +24 22 £625 +31.57% 2
Milton Keynes +14 22 £460 +1.09% 4
Basingstoke +2 16 £700 +47.36% 1
West Midlands -4 14 £475 +5.55% 9
Wiltshire +12 13 £425 -9.38% 3
Reading +9 12 £490 +18.78% 10
East of England +1 12 £575 +33.33% 8
Yorkshire - 11 £425 - 9
Gloucestershire +15 9 £575 +6.97% 37
Maidenhead - 9 - -
Swindon +9 8 £501 +6.71%
Surrey -1 7 £400 +5.26% 12
Scotland -12 7 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 7 £378 - 9
East Midlands +13 6 £578 +10.00% 7
Midlands 0 6 £500 -13.97%
Worcestershire -6 6 £475 +5.55%
Edinburgh -9 6 - - 2
Cheshire -4 5 £335 -33.00% 2
Middlesex -6 5 £550 +15.78%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £590 -

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 250 (33.20%) Information Security
2 231 (30.68%) CISSP
3 169 (22.44%) Finance
4 153 (20.32%) Security Cleared
5 133 (17.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (16.07%) CISM
7 118 (15.67%) SIEM
8 109 (14.48%) Security Architecture
9 105 (13.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 96 (12.75%) Project Management
10 96 (12.75%) Security Operations
11 89 (11.82%) Risk Management
11 89 (11.82%) SC Cleared
12 82 (10.89%) Firewall
13 80 (10.62%) Windows
14 79 (10.49%) Degree
15 77 (10.23%) CISA
16 76 (10.09%) Management Information System
17 69 (9.16%) Penetration Testing
18 67 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
19 65 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
20 63 (8.37%) Security Management
21 62 (8.23%) Network Security
21 62 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
22 59 (7.84%) CESG
23 58 (7.70%) Linux
23 58 (7.70%) Cisco
23 58 (7.70%) PCI DSS
24 56 (7.44%) Intrusion Detection
25 54 (7.17%) 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 12 (1.59%) Skype for Business
2 11 (1.46%) Apache
3 10 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.66%) Confluence
5 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.53%) IIS
6 4 (0.53%) JBoss
6 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.27%) CMS
7 2 (0.27%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.66%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.99%) MS Project
3 11 (1.46%) ProjectWise
4 10 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.20%) MS Office
6 6 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) BusinessWare
2 2 (0.27%) 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 14 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.33%) Office 365
3 8 (1.06%) SaaS
4 5 (0.66%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.66%) IaaS
5 4 (0.53%) PaaS
6 2 (0.27%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 82 (10.89%) Firewall
2 62 (8.23%) Network Security
3 56 (7.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 41 (5.44%) DNS
5 39 (5.18%) Internet
6 34 (4.52%) VPN
7 28 (3.72%) LAN
8 24 (3.19%) TCP/IP
9 23 (3.05%) SSL
10 20 (2.66%) FTP
10 20 (2.66%) MPLS
10 20 (2.66%) SAN
11 19 (2.52%) Multicast
11 19 (2.52%) NAS
11 19 (2.52%) VLAN
12 17 (2.26%) HTTP
13 15 (1.99%) SSH
14 14 (1.86%) WAN
15 12 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (1.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.79%) Big Data
2 18 (2.39%) DB2
2 18 (2.39%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.06%) MySQL
4 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.66%) OrientDB
5 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.40%) Neo4j
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Accumulo
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.27%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (1.20%) JIRA
2 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.80%) Selenium
3 5 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (0.66%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.66%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.27%) Ant
5 2 (0.27%) AppScan
5 2 (0.27%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.27%) Maven
5 2 (0.27%) QUnit
5 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) EasyMock
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.13%) JUnit
6 1 (0.13%) MSTest
6 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
General
1 169 (22.44%) Finance
2 50 (6.64%) Banking
3 42 (5.58%) Legal
4 40 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.32%) Retail
6 10 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.66%) Games
9 5 (0.66%) Local Government
9 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
10 3 (0.40%) Automotive
10 3 (0.40%) Electronics
10 3 (0.40%) Marketing
10 3 (0.40%) Military
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (17.80%) Architect
2 128 (17.00%) Analyst
3 108 (14.34%) Consultant
4 103 (13.68%) Security Analyst
5 101 (13.41%) Security Architect
6 94 (12.48%) Security Consultant
7 80 (10.62%) Security Manager
8 67 (8.90%) Project Manager
9 62 (8.23%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 57 (7.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 48 (6.37%) Security Specialist
12 44 (5.84%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 37 (4.91%) Cybersecurity Architect
14 29 (3.85%) Security Project Manager
14 29 (3.85%) Tester
15 28 (3.72%) Business Analyst
15 28 (3.72%) Penetration Tester
16 27 (3.59%) Cybersecurity Specialist
17 26 (3.45%) IT Manager
18 23 (3.05%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.86%) Middleware
2 12 (1.59%) HTML
2 12 (1.59%) Web Services
3 11 (1.46%) .NET
4 9 (1.20%) CSS
4 9 (1.20%) Java EE
4 9 (1.20%) XML
5 8 (1.06%) SOAP
6 7 (0.93%) REST
6 7 (0.93%) Spring
7 5 (0.66%) D3.js
7 5 (0.66%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.53%) HTML5
8 4 (0.53%) J2EE
8 4 (0.53%) jQuery
9 3 (0.40%) CSS3
9 3 (0.40%) EJB
9 3 (0.40%) JSF
9 3 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.09%) Management Information System
2 62 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (7.84%) CESG
4 54 (7.17%) Data Centre
5 49 (6.51%) Cyberthreat
6 41 (5.44%) Cryptography
7 36 (4.78%) PKI
8 32 (4.25%) Security Operations Centre
9 15 (1.99%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.59%) Cyber Attack
10 12 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.33%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.33%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.33%) User Experience
12 9 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (1.20%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.06%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.93%) Equities
14 7 (0.93%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.62%) Windows
2 58 (7.70%) Linux
3 45 (5.98%) Unix
4 13 (1.73%) AIX
5 10 (1.33%) Solaris
6 9 (1.20%) zOS
7 8 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.80%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.40%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (33.20%) Information Security
2 133 (17.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 118 (15.67%) SIEM
4 109 (14.48%) Security Architecture
5 96 (12.75%) Project Management
5 96 (12.75%) Security Operations
6 89 (11.82%) Risk Management
7 69 (9.16%) Penetration Testing
8 67 (8.90%) Vulnerability Management
9 65 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (8.37%) Security Management
11 49 (6.51%) ITIL
11 49 (6.51%) TOGAF
12 48 (6.37%) Information Assurance
13 46 (6.11%) Identity Access Management
14 42 (5.58%) OWASP
15 41 (5.44%) Ethical Hacking
16 39 (5.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 36 (4.78%) Protective Monitoring
17 36 (4.78%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 46 (6.11%) Java
2 38 (5.05%) Python
3 32 (4.25%) SQL
4 23 (3.05%) C++
5 20 (2.66%) C
5 20 (2.66%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.26%) Ruby
7 15 (1.99%) C#
8 10 (1.33%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.20%) Perl
10 6 (0.80%) PHP
10 6 (0.80%) VB
11 5 (0.66%) Scala
12 4 (0.53%) R
12 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.27%) Groovy
15 1 (0.13%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 231 (30.68%) CISSP
2 153 (20.32%) Security Cleared
3 121 (16.07%) CISM
4 89 (11.82%) SC Cleared
5 79 (10.49%) Degree
6 77 (10.23%) CISA
7 51 (6.77%) CESG Certified Professional
8 50 (6.64%) CLAS
8 50 (6.64%) DV Cleared
9 44 (5.84%) GIAC
10 38 (5.05%) CEH
11 27 (3.59%) GCIH
12 25 (3.32%) CREST Certified
13 24 (3.19%) SANS
14 23 (3.05%) GCIA
15 18 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (2.12%) OSCP
17 14 (1.86%) Cyber Scheme
18 12 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
19 11 (1.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (13.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (7.70%) PCI DSS
3 27 (3.59%) COBIT
4 11 (1.46%) RMADS
5 10 (1.33%) COSO
5 10 (1.33%) ISO27002
5 10 (1.33%) SLA
6 9 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (1.06%) QA
8 4 (0.53%) BS25999
8 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.40%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.27%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.13%) GPG13
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 37 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.80%) RACF
3 6 (0.80%) Sendmail
4 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.27%) ClearTrust
6 2 (0.27%) Snort
6 2 (0.27%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.27%) vSphere
7 1 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) NDS
7 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (1.86%) Nessus
1 14 (1.86%) RSA Security Analytics
2 11 (1.46%) QRadar
3 9 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (1.20%) Puppet
4 8 (1.06%) Nmap
5 7 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.80%) zSecure
7 5 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (0.66%) Nagios
7 5 (0.66%) OpenVAS
7 5 (0.66%) SCCM
8 4 (0.53%) Kibana
9 2 (0.27%) Check_MK
9 2 (0.27%) EnCase
9 2 (0.27%) Endace
9 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.27%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 58 (7.70%) Cisco
2 54 (7.17%) Microsoft
3 44 (5.84%) Oracle
4 37 (4.91%) Intel Security
5 30 (3.98%) Splunk
6 27 (3.59%) ArcSight
7 25 (3.32%) Citrix
8 22 (2.92%) F5
8 22 (2.92%) Symantec
9 20 (2.66%) IBM
9 20 (2.66%) NetApp
10 19 (2.52%) HP
10 19 (2.52%) LogRhythm
11 18 (2.39%) VMware
12 17 (2.26%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.99%) Qualys
14 13 (1.73%) Blue Coat
15 11 (1.46%) IronPort
16 9 (1.20%) FireEye
17 8 (1.06%) Remedy
Glossop, Derbyshire
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £324.72 - £360.80 per annum + Excellent references
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Colston Consulting
Rate: £600 - £640 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 24 days ago