The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 400 462 570
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +108
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 239 155 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.27% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.36% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 86 10
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£475 £455 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% +13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £294 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £580 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £265
% change year-on-year
- +69.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.84 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.84 - £55.00

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
46308 43027 39494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.00% 76.06% 74.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30197 26668 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1250 1176 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cyber Security
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK.

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cyber Security
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 Cyber Security within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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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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 +66 233 £475 -0.41% 175
London +32 107 £488 +5.40% 68
South East -2 55 £500 +14.28% 32
City of London +17 27 £451 -6.92% 12
Buckinghamshire +3 22 £438 +37.79% 1
Hampshire +9 20 £500 -11.11% 7
South West +10 19 £450 - 28
Milton Keynes 0 19 £438 +50.86% 1
East of England +17 17 £450 -2.17% 3
Basingstoke +10 16 £513 -2.38% 1
West Midlands +16 13 £438 +2.94% 10
Essex +7 13 £275 -
West Yorkshire -15 11 £450 - 6
Yorkshire -20 11 £450 - 14
Gloucestershire +2 9 £450 - 14
Surrey - 9 £500 - 9
North West -28 7 £435 -13.00% 11
Cheltenham - 7 £450 - 5
Leeds -20 6 £450 - 6
Worcestershire +6 5 £450 +5.88% 1
Berkshire -1 5 £558 - 11
Malvern -2 5 £450 +5.88%
Swindon - 5 £439 - 3
Staines - 5 £500 -
Brentwood - 5 £225 -
Wiltshire - 5 £439 - 3
Scotland -3 4 £350 +40.00% 10
Reading -6 4 £558 - 11
Birmingham - 4 £325 - 7
Dorset - 3 - - 1

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security.

1 167 (37.95%) Information Security
2 118 (26.82%) CISSP
3 106 (24.09%) Finance
4 82 (18.64%) Firewall
5 79 (17.95%) CISM
6 77 (17.50%) Linux
7 74 (16.82%) Windows
8 68 (15.45%) Management Information System
9 66 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 66 (15.00%) SIEM
10 64 (14.55%) Degree
11 56 (12.73%) Security Cleared
11 56 (12.73%) UNIX
12 49 (11.14%) Intrusion Detection
13 48 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
13 48 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (10.45%) ITIL
14 46 (10.45%) Vulnerability Management
15 45 (10.23%) Security Management
16 44 (10.00%) Risk Management
17 42 (9.55%) Microsoft
17 42 (9.55%) McAfee
17 42 (9.55%) Network Security
17 42 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
18 39 (8.86%) Project Management
19 37 (8.41%) Security Architecture
20 36 (8.18%) Banking
21 35 (7.95%) PCI DSS
22 33 (7.50%) SC Cleared
23 30 (6.82%) Big Data

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cyber Security 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 Cyber Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.73%) Confluence
2 10 (2.27%) IIS
2 10 (2.27%) Apache
3 9 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.91%) CMS
6 2 (0.45%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.23%) Lync
7 1 (0.23%) Node.js
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.23%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (6.14%) MS Visio
2 25 (5.68%) MS Excel
3 20 (4.55%) MS Project
4 9 (2.05%) MS Office
4 9 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) BusinessWare
1 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.23%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.41%) PaaS
2 11 (2.50%) IaaS
2 11 (2.50%) SaaS
3 5 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.45%) Taleo
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 82 (18.64%) Firewall
2 49 (11.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 42 (9.55%) Network Security
4 27 (6.14%) VPN
5 20 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.55%) Internet
6 19 (4.32%) Wireless
7 17 (3.86%) SSL
8 15 (3.41%) DNS
8 15 (3.41%) LAN
9 14 (3.18%) WAN
9 14 (3.18%) IPsec
10 13 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.50%) VLAN
12 9 (2.05%) HTTP
13 8 (1.82%) Wireshark
13 8 (1.82%) SSH
14 6 (1.36%) Intranet
15 5 (1.14%) DHCP
15 5 (1.14%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.82%) Big Data
2 9 (2.05%) Data Mining
3 8 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.59%) MySQL
5 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.14%) DB2
6 5 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.91%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (2.73%) JIRA
2 8 (1.82%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.68%) Subversion
4 2 (0.45%) Selenium
4 2 (0.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.23%) AppScan
General
1 106 (24.09%) Finance
2 36 (8.18%) Banking
3 17 (3.86%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.41%) Retail
5 14 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.95%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.50%) Legal
7 11 (2.50%) Marketing
8 3 (0.68%) German Language
8 3 (0.68%) Automotive
8 3 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.45%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 114 (25.91%) Analyst
2 83 (18.86%) Security Analyst
3 76 (17.27%) Architect
4 54 (12.27%) Consultant
5 53 (12.05%) Security Architect
6 44 (10.00%) Security Consultant
7 38 (8.64%) Project Manager
7 38 (8.64%) Security Manager
8 35 (7.95%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 34 (7.73%) Security Engineer
10 21 (4.77%) Business Analyst
11 19 (4.32%) Developer
12 18 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (3.64%) Information Analyst
13 16 (3.64%) Information Security Analyst
13 16 (3.64%) Security Project Manager
13 16 (3.64%) Cyber Security Architect
14 13 (2.95%) Security Officer
15 12 (2.73%) Information Manager
15 12 (2.73%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.95%) Middleware
2 11 (2.50%) .NET
3 9 (2.05%) Web Services
4 8 (1.82%) LAMP
5 5 (1.14%) SOAP
5 5 (1.14%) REST
6 3 (0.68%) Java EE
7 2 (0.45%) Spark Streaming
8 1 (0.23%) JSON
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.23%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.23%) jQuery
8 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.23%) Akka
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.23%) HTML
8 1 (0.23%) JMX
8 1 (0.23%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.23%) Spring
8 1 (0.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.45%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.86%) PKI
6 13 (2.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (2.50%) SCADA
8 8 (1.82%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.14%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.91%) User Experience
11 4 (0.91%) CESG
11 4 (0.91%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.91%) BYOD
12 3 (0.68%) Artificial Intelligence
12 3 (0.68%) Taxonomies
12 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 77 (17.50%) Linux
2 74 (16.82%) Windows
3 56 (12.73%) UNIX
4 9 (2.05%) Solaris
5 8 (1.82%) AIX
6 5 (1.14%) MVS
6 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.45%) VMS
8 1 (0.23%) NetWare
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) zOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (37.95%) Information Security
2 66 (15.00%) SIEM
3 48 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
3 48 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (10.45%) ITIL
4 46 (10.45%) Vulnerability Management
5 45 (10.23%) Security Management
6 44 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 42 (9.55%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (8.86%) Project Management
9 37 (8.41%) Security Architecture
10 27 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
11 26 (5.91%) Analytics
11 26 (5.91%) Information Security Management
11 26 (5.91%) Ethical Hacking
12 25 (5.68%) Protective Monitoring
13 22 (5.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 22 (5.00%) Change Management
14 21 (4.77%) PRINCE2
14 21 (4.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.36%) Java
2 23 (5.23%) SQL
3 15 (3.41%) Perl
4 14 (3.18%) C
5 11 (2.50%) C++
6 8 (1.82%) C#
7 6 (1.36%) VB
8 5 (1.14%) Python
8 5 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.91%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.68%) PHP
10 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.45%) Ruby
12 1 (0.23%) X++
12 1 (0.23%) Haskell
12 1 (0.23%) Clojure
12 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 118 (26.82%) CISSP
2 79 (17.95%) CISM
3 64 (14.55%) Degree
4 56 (12.73%) Security Cleared
5 33 (7.50%) SC Cleared
6 23 (5.23%) CISA
6 23 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (5.00%) GIAC
8 17 (3.86%) CCNA
8 17 (3.86%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.64%) CEH
10 12 (2.73%) ISSAP
11 9 (2.05%) PMP
11 9 (2.05%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.59%) CISMP
13 6 (1.36%) CCSE
13 6 (1.36%) CCSA
13 6 (1.36%) PhD
13 6 (1.36%) CCNP
14 5 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (7.95%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.00%) COBIT
4 16 (3.64%) QA
5 15 (3.41%) SLA
6 8 (1.82%) COSO
7 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.45%) EMIR
9 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.23%) MiFID
9 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.23%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 18 (4.09%) Snort
2 15 (3.41%) VMware ESX
3 14 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.50%) Active Directory
5 10 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.82%) VirtualBox
7 6 (1.36%) Squid
8 3 (0.68%) XenApp
8 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.23%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 9 (2.05%) Nmap
2 7 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.45%) Kibana
4 2 (0.45%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 42 (9.55%) Microsoft
1 42 (9.55%) McAfee
2 30 (6.82%) Cisco
3 26 (5.91%) Symantec
4 20 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 19 (4.32%) ArcSight
6 17 (3.86%) Qualys
7 16 (3.64%) VMware
8 12 (2.73%) Atlassian
8 12 (2.73%) F5
9 11 (2.50%) Nokia
9 11 (2.50%) Oracle
10 9 (2.05%) Varonis
11 8 (1.82%) Citrix
11 8 (1.82%) Websense
12 7 (1.59%) Sourcefire
12 7 (1.59%) SAP
12 7 (1.59%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.59%) FireEye
13 6 (1.36%) Blue Coat
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