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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 230 438 498
Rank change year-on-year
+208 +60
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 581 229 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.50% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 147 83
Median daily rate £500 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £359 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £558 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £442
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £38.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.84 -

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
44775 46207 43715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 80.33% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29547 30038 27060
Median daily rate £438 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1253 1181
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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
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 30 August 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 +191 542 £500 +5.26% 198
London +117 251 £550 +15.78% 68
South East +55 97 £498 -0.50% 44
Yorkshire +50 64 £475 +5.55% 15
Buckinghamshire +40 51 £510 +16.57% 5
Milton Keynes +38 48 £510 +16.57% 2
City of London +41 41 £540 +19.73% 15
South West +32 39 £500 +11.11% 33
West Yorkshire +22 33 £600 +33.33% 12
West Midlands -16 31 £450 - 10
North West +32 28 £488 +16.69% 18
Scotland +35 27 £350 - 3
South Yorkshire - 26 £425 -
East of England +24 25 £525 +16.66% 3
Sheffield - 20 £425 -
Leeds +14 19 £650 +44.44% 9
Edinburgh +17 17 £400 +14.28% 3
Manchester +9 17 £488 - 15
Bristol +13 16 £525 +12.29% 5
Warwickshire +7 15 £450 - 3
Hampshire -3 15 £475 -5.00% 9
Gloucestershire +9 14 £450 - 23
Bedfordshire +10 11 £550 +22.22%
Cheltenham +6 11 £430 -4.44% 7
Glasgow +21 10 £315 -10.00%
Hertfordshire +14 9 £431 -4.16% 2
Berkshire +7 9 £445 -20.17% 12
Cambridgeshire +27 7 £538 -
Cambridge +23 7 £538 -
Wiltshire +4 7 £419 -4.66% 3

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 356 (33.97%) Information Security
2 308 (29.39%) CISSP
3 282 (26.91%) Finance
4 213 (20.32%) Security Cleared
5 184 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 151 (14.41%) SIEM
7 146 (13.93%) Security Operations
8 141 (13.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 137 (13.07%) CISM
10 132 (12.60%) Risk Management
11 130 (12.40%) Project Management
12 129 (12.31%) Firewall
13 126 (12.02%) SC Cleared
14 120 (11.45%) Windows
15 119 (11.35%) Management Information System
16 118 (11.26%) Internet
17 116 (11.07%) CESG
17 116 (11.07%) Banking
18 109 (10.40%) Security Architecture
19 104 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
19 104 (9.92%) Degree
20 97 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
21 94 (8.97%) Unix
22 86 (8.21%) Microsoft
23 85 (8.11%) CESG Certified Professional
24 83 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
25 81 (7.73%) Network Security
26 78 (7.44%) DV Cleared
27 74 (7.06%) Linux
28 73 (6.97%) CISA

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 15 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (0.95%) IIS
3 9 (0.86%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.57%) Apache
4 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.48%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.38%) Confluence
6 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.38%) JBoss
7 2 (0.19%) CICS
7 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.095%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.095%) CMS
8 1 (0.095%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 42 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.00%) MS Office
3 18 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.15%) MS Project
6 8 (0.76%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.095%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) assyst
2 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.095%) Magento
3 1 (0.095%) Primavera
3 1 (0.095%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.15%) IaaS
3 12 (1.15%) SaaS
4 8 (0.76%) PaaS
5 5 (0.48%) Office 365
6 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 129 (12.31%) Firewall
2 118 (11.26%) Internet
3 81 (7.73%) Network Security
4 64 (6.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 36 (3.44%) TCP/IP
6 29 (2.77%) HTTP
7 27 (2.58%) SSL
7 27 (2.58%) VPN
8 26 (2.48%) IPsec
9 23 (2.19%) DNS
9 23 (2.19%) FTP
10 22 (2.10%) SSH
11 16 (1.53%) SMTP
11 16 (1.53%) Wireless
12 13 (1.24%) WAN
13 12 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.05%) LAN
15 10 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
16 9 (0.86%) MPLS
17 8 (0.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.00%) Big Data
3 10 (0.95%) DB2
4 8 (0.76%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.57%) MySQL
7 5 (0.48%) OrientDB
8 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.29%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.19%) BODI
10 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.095%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.095%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.095%) GIS
11 1 (0.095%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.095%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (2.00%) JIRA
2 12 (1.15%) Metasploit
3 10 (0.95%) Selenium
4 6 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.38%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.38%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.29%) AppScan
7 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.29%) JUnit
7 3 (0.29%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (0.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.19%) EasyMock
8 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.19%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.19%) JMeter
9 1 (0.095%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.095%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 282 (26.91%) Finance
2 116 (11.07%) Banking
3 46 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 44 (4.20%) Retail
5 38 (3.63%) Legal
6 12 (1.15%) Retail Banking
7 10 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.95%) Law
8 9 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.67%) Marketing
10 5 (0.48%) Local Government
11 4 (0.38%) Games
11 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.29%) Military
12 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.095%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 219 (20.90%) Analyst
2 186 (17.75%) Consultant
3 156 (14.89%) Architect
4 154 (14.69%) Security Consultant
5 134 (12.79%) Security Manager
6 133 (12.69%) Security Analyst
7 120 (11.45%) Security Architect
8 112 (10.69%) Project Manager
9 90 (8.59%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 81 (7.73%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 72 (6.87%) Security Project Manager
12 61 (5.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 59 (5.63%) Security Specialist
14 47 (4.48%) Business Analyst
15 42 (4.01%) Tester
16 41 (3.91%) Security Engineer
17 37 (3.53%) Penetration Tester
18 36 (3.44%) Cybersecurity Architect
19 35 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
20 34 (3.24%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.10%) .NET
2 18 (1.72%) Middleware
3 11 (1.05%) J2EE
3 11 (1.05%) XML
4 10 (0.95%) Regular Expression
4 10 (0.95%) Web Services
5 9 (0.86%) Java EE
6 6 (0.57%) REST
6 6 (0.57%) SOAP
7 5 (0.48%) HTML
7 5 (0.48%) Spring
8 4 (0.38%) CSS
9 3 (0.29%) EJB
9 3 (0.29%) HTML5
9 3 (0.29%) JSF
10 2 (0.19%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.19%) boto
10 2 (0.19%) CSS3
10 2 (0.19%) jQuery
10 2 (0.19%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.35%) Management Information System
2 116 (11.07%) CESG
3 83 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (6.87%) Security Operations Centre
5 58 (5.53%) Data Centre
6 53 (5.06%) Cyberthreat
7 49 (4.68%) PKI
8 39 (3.72%) Cryptography
9 21 (2.00%) Cyber Attack
10 20 (1.91%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.34%) Mathematics
13 11 (1.05%) Mainframe
13 11 (1.05%) PMI
14 10 (0.95%) User Experience
15 8 (0.76%) Fixed Income
16 7 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
16 7 (0.67%) SCADA
17 6 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
17 6 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 120 (11.45%) Windows
2 94 (8.97%) Unix
3 74 (7.06%) Linux
4 19 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.24%) Windows Vista
6 11 (1.05%) Solaris
6 11 (1.05%) zOS
7 9 (0.86%) AIX
8 5 (0.48%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.19%) Android
11 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.19%) VMS
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.095%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.095%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (33.97%) Information Security
2 184 (17.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 151 (14.41%) SIEM
4 146 (13.93%) Security Operations
5 132 (12.60%) Risk Management
6 130 (12.40%) Project Management
7 109 (10.40%) Security Architecture
8 104 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (9.26%) Penetration Testing
10 72 (6.87%) PRINCE2
11 68 (6.49%) ITIL
12 66 (6.30%) Ethical Hacking
13 61 (5.82%) TOGAF
14 57 (5.44%) Vulnerability Management
15 51 (4.87%) Information Assurance
16 50 (4.77%) Identity Management
17 48 (4.58%) Change Management
18 46 (4.39%) Security Management
19 45 (4.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 41 (3.91%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 59 (5.63%) Java
2 48 (4.58%) Python
3 42 (4.01%) SQL
4 24 (2.29%) C
5 23 (2.19%) PowerShell
6 22 (2.10%) C#
6 22 (2.10%) C++
7 17 (1.62%) Ruby
8 16 (1.53%) Perl
9 11 (1.05%) VB
10 10 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.86%) PHP
12 4 (0.38%) Scala
13 3 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.19%) ABAP
14 2 (0.19%) Delphi
14 2 (0.19%) JCL
15 1 (0.095%) Ada
15 1 (0.095%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 308 (29.39%) CISSP
2 213 (20.32%) Security Cleared
3 137 (13.07%) CISM
4 126 (12.02%) SC Cleared
5 104 (9.92%) Degree
6 85 (8.11%) CESG Certified Professional
7 78 (7.44%) DV Cleared
8 73 (6.97%) CISA
9 49 (4.68%) CEH
10 40 (3.82%) CREST Certified
11 36 (3.44%) CRISC
12 35 (3.34%) GCIH
13 31 (2.96%) GIAC
13 31 (2.96%) ISEB
14 29 (2.77%) ISSAP
15 28 (2.67%) GCIA
16 24 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
16 24 (2.29%) SANS
17 20 (1.91%) Cyber Scheme
17 20 (1.91%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (13.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (5.53%) PCI DSS
3 36 (3.44%) COBIT
4 21 (2.00%) RMADS
5 14 (1.34%) SLA
6 12 (1.15%) QA
7 10 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.57%) COSO
10 4 (0.38%) ISO27002
10 4 (0.38%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.38%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.19%) BS7799
12 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.095%) BS25999
13 1 (0.095%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.095%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.095%) WCAG
System Software
1 64 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.24%) Sendmail
3 12 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (0.86%) RACF
5 8 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.57%) Snort
7 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.29%) vSphere
9 2 (0.19%) Docker
9 2 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.19%) XenApp
10 1 (0.095%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.095%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.095%) HDFS
10 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.095%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.095%) vCloud
10 1 (0.095%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.095%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.10%) Nessus
2 17 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
2 17 (1.62%) QRadar
3 15 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (1.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 11 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.05%) Nmap
5 11 (1.05%) Puppet
5 11 (1.05%) RSA Security Analytics
6 8 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.76%) RSA Archer
6 8 (0.76%) zSecure
7 6 (0.57%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.48%) Nagios
8 5 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.48%) SCCM
9 4 (0.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 86 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 68 (6.49%) Oracle
3 65 (6.20%) Intel Security
4 44 (4.20%) Cisco
5 36 (3.44%) Splunk
6 35 (3.34%) Citrix
7 28 (2.67%) Qualys
8 23 (2.19%) ArcSight
9 22 (2.10%) F5
10 20 (1.91%) CheckPoint
11 16 (1.53%) SAP
11 16 (1.53%) Symantec
12 13 (1.24%) Blue Coat
12 13 (1.24%) Cyber-Ark
13 12 (1.15%) IBM
14 10 (0.95%) LogRhythm
14 10 (0.95%) Palo Alto
14 10 (0.95%) VMware
15 9 (0.86%) HP
16 8 (0.76%) IronPort
Northampton, Northamptonshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £440 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 per day
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Energon People
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunbury
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Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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NCC Group
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London
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