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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK
Rank 224 342 476
Rank change year-on-year
+118 +134
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 495 321 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.62% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.75% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 199 83
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £373 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £468
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.13% -10.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-25.13% -10.95%

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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +111 456 £463 -7.50% 185
London +69 177 £475 -5.00% 88
North West +51 73 £456 -3.94% 27
South East +4 62 £500 - 22
Manchester +43 60 £494 +2.86% 22
West Midlands +27 34 £425 -5.55% 13
South West +5 29 £443 -11.50% 14
East of England +19 24 £363 +34.25% 5
Yorkshire +37 23 £450 +7.14% 12
Wales +37 23 £400 -21.95% 9
Salford - 22 £450 - 3
South Wales - 22 £400 - 5
City of London +15 19 £525 +7.69% 23
Buckinghamshire +3 19 £525 +7.69% 1
Milton Keynes +1 18 £525 +7.69% 1
Berkshire +22 17 £425 -19.04% 6
Bristol +11 16 £320 -41.81% 4
Cardiff - 16 £388 - 4
Midlands +12 14 £420 -42.06%
Reading +26 12 £400 +23.07% 4
West Yorkshire +20 12 £375 -10.71% 9
South Yorkshire - 12 £500 - 3
East Midlands +18 11 £525 - 3
Essex +6 11 £273 +0.92%
Cheshire +39 10 £413 -2.94% 3
Hampshire -21 10 £700 +20.43% 3
Sheffield - 10 £500 - 3
Hertfordshire - 10 £550 - 2
Birmingham +11 9 £475 -7.76% 2
Warwickshire +5 9 £413 -31.25% 3

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 340 (28.12%) Information Security
2 326 (26.96%) Finance
3 270 (22.33%) Security Cleared
4 261 (21.59%) CISSP
5 211 (17.45%) Firewall
6 209 (17.29%) SC Cleared
7 202 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
8 193 (15.96%) Security Operations
9 191 (15.80%) SIEM
10 185 (15.30%) Risk Management
11 161 (13.32%) Windows
12 148 (12.24%) Management Information System
13 147 (12.16%) Internet
14 143 (11.83%) Degree
15 140 (11.58%) Banking
16 135 (11.17%) Linux
17 129 (10.67%) Unix
18 126 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 125 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
20 123 (10.17%) Splunk
21 117 (9.68%) Project Management
22 112 (9.26%) ITIL
23 105 (8.68%) Security Operations Centre
24 104 (8.60%) Network Security
25 103 (8.52%) Vulnerability Management
26 102 (8.44%) Security Architecture
27 99 (8.19%) Microsoft
27 99 (8.19%) Incident Management
28 98 (8.11%) CISM
29 91 (7.53%) TCP/IP

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 18 (1.49%) IIS
2 17 (1.41%) Apache
3 15 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.16%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.74%) JBoss
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (0.66%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.41%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.41%) Confluence
9 4 (0.33%) Jetty
9 4 (0.33%) Mongrel
9 4 (0.33%) nginx
9 4 (0.33%) SAS
9 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (2.65%) MS Office
2 29 (2.40%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.41%) MS Project
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.57%) Office 365
4 18 (1.49%) IaaS
5 12 (0.99%) PaaS
6 8 (0.66%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.41%) SaaS
8 4 (0.33%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.17%) Akamai
9 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.083%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.083%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.083%) GitHub
10 1 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 211 (17.45%) Firewall
2 147 (12.16%) Internet
3 104 (8.60%) Network Security
4 91 (7.53%) TCP/IP
5 73 (6.04%) VPN
6 71 (5.87%) LAN
7 70 (5.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 66 (5.46%) WAN
9 47 (3.89%) HTTP
10 46 (3.80%) VoIP
11 22 (1.82%) DNS
12 19 (1.57%) Wireless
13 18 (1.49%) IPsec
14 14 (1.16%) LDAP
15 12 (0.99%) SSL
16 11 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.91%) Kerberos
16 11 (0.91%) SMTP
17 8 (0.66%) SSH
18 7 (0.58%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.14%) Big Data
2 34 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 22 (1.82%) Redis
4 14 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.50%) MySQL
11 5 (0.41%) EDRMS
12 4 (0.33%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.33%) Blockchain
12 4 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.17%) DB2
13 2 (0.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 25 (2.07%) Selenium
2 18 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.24%) Cucumber
4 13 (1.08%) JIRA
4 13 (1.08%) WebDriver
5 12 (0.99%) Selenium IDE
6 11 (0.91%) JMeter
6 11 (0.91%) Metasploit
7 10 (0.83%) JUnit
8 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.33%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.33%) NUnit
9 4 (0.33%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.17%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.17%) Hudson
11 2 (0.17%) Maven
11 2 (0.17%) Zephyr
General
1 326 (26.96%) Finance
2 140 (11.58%) Banking
3 68 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.88%) Retail
5 52 (4.30%) Legal
6 20 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.65%) Marketing
6 20 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.24%) Electronics
8 13 (1.08%) Law
9 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.91%) Military
11 6 (0.50%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.33%) Automotive
13 3 (0.25%) Advertising
13 3 (0.25%) Back Office
13 3 (0.25%) Local Government
13 3 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 338 (27.96%) Analyst
2 225 (18.61%) Security Analyst
3 183 (15.14%) Architect
4 153 (12.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 141 (11.66%) Security Manager
6 132 (10.92%) Security Architect
7 121 (10.01%) Consultant
8 103 (8.52%) Security Consultant
9 80 (6.62%) Project Manager
10 68 (5.62%) Security Engineer
11 66 (5.46%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 63 (5.21%) Business Analyst
13 62 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 53 (4.38%) Security Specialist
15 51 (4.22%) Cybersecurity Architect
16 47 (3.89%) SOC Analyst
17 46 (3.80%) Security Project Manager
17 46 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
18 33 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
19 31 (2.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.80%) Elastic Stack
2 40 (3.31%) Web Services
3 25 (2.07%) SAML
4 18 (1.49%) .NET
5 17 (1.41%) RESTful
6 15 (1.24%) REST
6 15 (1.24%) SOAP
7 14 (1.16%) Middleware
8 12 (0.99%) XML
9 9 (0.74%) HTML
9 9 (0.74%) J2EE
10 8 (0.66%) CSS
10 8 (0.66%) Spring
11 7 (0.58%) OpenID
12 6 (0.50%) CSS3
12 6 (0.50%) D3.js
12 6 (0.50%) HTML5
12 6 (0.50%) JSON
13 5 (0.41%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 105 (8.68%) Security Operations Centre
3 83 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.63%) Cyber Defence
5 55 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
6 47 (3.89%) CESG
7 43 (3.56%) Cyberthreat
7 43 (3.56%) Data Centre
8 40 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 40 (3.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 19 (1.57%) PKI
10 15 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (1.16%) Reference Data
12 12 (0.99%) User Experience
13 11 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.91%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.74%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.74%) CMDB
14 9 (0.74%) Fintech
14 9 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 161 (13.32%) Windows
2 135 (11.17%) Linux
3 129 (10.67%) Unix
4 14 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.74%) Android
6 8 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.50%) Solaris
8 6 (0.50%) zOS
9 5 (0.41%) AIX
9 5 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.25%) CentOS
11 3 (0.25%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.17%) HPUX
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (28.12%) Information Security
2 202 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (15.96%) Security Operations
4 191 (15.80%) SIEM
5 185 (15.30%) Risk Management
6 125 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 117 (9.68%) Project Management
8 112 (9.26%) ITIL
9 103 (8.52%) Vulnerability Management
10 102 (8.44%) Security Architecture
11 99 (8.19%) Incident Management
12 78 (6.45%) Information Assurance
13 77 (6.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 70 (5.79%) Risk Assessment
14 70 (5.79%) Service Management
15 64 (5.29%) Open Source
16 62 (5.13%) Data Protection
17 60 (4.96%) Security Monitoring
18 57 (4.71%) PRINCE2
19 56 (4.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 81 (6.70%) Java
2 68 (5.62%) Python
2 68 (5.62%) SQL
3 25 (2.07%) JavaScript
4 20 (1.65%) C#
5 18 (1.49%) PowerShell
6 16 (1.32%) Perl
7 13 (1.08%) C
7 13 (1.08%) C++
8 8 (0.66%) Ruby
8 8 (0.66%) Scala
9 7 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.41%) PHP
12 3 (0.25%) VBA
13 2 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.17%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.17%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.17%) R
14 1 (0.083%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 270 (22.33%) Security Cleared
2 261 (21.59%) CISSP
3 209 (17.29%) SC Cleared
4 143 (11.83%) Degree
5 98 (8.11%) CISM
6 78 (6.45%) SANS
7 55 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 50 (4.14%) CEH
8 50 (4.14%) SSCP
9 38 (3.14%) GIAC
10 35 (2.89%) CISA
11 34 (2.81%) CREST Certified
12 27 (2.23%) CESG Certified Professional
13 24 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (1.90%) GCIH
15 22 (1.82%) PMI Certification
16 20 (1.65%) ISSAP
17 19 (1.57%) CLAS
18 18 (1.49%) PMP
19 14 (1.16%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (6.37%) PCI DSS
3 35 (2.89%) PMO
4 26 (2.15%) RMADS
5 25 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (1.90%) QA
7 21 (1.74%) GDPR
8 18 (1.49%) COBIT
9 16 (1.32%) ISO27002
10 12 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.41%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.33%) SLA
15 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
16 2 (0.17%) BS7799
16 2 (0.17%) COSO
16 2 (0.17%) FedRAMP
16 2 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
16 2 (0.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 34 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.24%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.41%) Snort
4 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.33%) Xen
6 3 (0.25%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.25%) Docker
6 3 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.17%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.083%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.083%) NDS
8 1 (0.083%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.083%) vCloud
8 1 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.083%) XenApp
8 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (5.05%) QRadar
2 32 (2.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 30 (2.48%) Kibana
4 22 (1.82%) logstash
4 22 (1.82%) Nessus
5 17 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 12 (0.99%) Nmap
7 12 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
7 12 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 10 (0.83%) RSA enVision
9 8 (0.66%) SCCM
10 6 (0.50%) ArcSight ESM
10 6 (0.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 6 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.50%) Puppet
10 6 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.41%) Ansible
12 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 123 (10.17%) Splunk
2 99 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.29%) LogRhythm
4 60 (4.96%) Oracle
5 56 (4.63%) VMware
6 52 (4.30%) Intel Security
7 51 (4.22%) IBM
8 47 (3.89%) Apple
9 42 (3.47%) Cisco
10 35 (2.89%) SAP
11 33 (2.73%) ArcSight
12 23 (1.90%) ServiceNow
13 22 (1.82%) CheckPoint
14 20 (1.65%) CyberArk
14 20 (1.65%) Qualys
15 16 (1.32%) Symantec
16 14 (1.16%) Google
16 14 (1.16%) HP
16 14 (1.16%) Sourcefire
17 13 (1.08%) Citrix
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Gloucester
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