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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 442 523 522
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -1
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 159 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.091% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.12% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 27 10
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£450 £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £304 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £572 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £415 -
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% -30.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+73.07% -30.66%

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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 +90 142 £450 +20.00% 161
London +59 76 £500 +33.33% 62
South East -5 44 £400 -6.97% 52
City of London +33 23 £500 -4.76% 10
Berkshire -2 13 £500 - 21
Oxfordshire - 12 £180 - 1
Scotland +2 10 £375 - 9
Slough - 8 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £525 +7.63% 5
Milton Keynes -1 7 £525 +7.63% 5
Edinburgh -2 7 - - 1
West Midlands - 7 £450 - 5
Surrey +6 6 £380 +13.43% 7
Reading +1 5 - - 10
East of England - 5 £450 - 4
South West -4 4 £380 +52.76% 26
North West -11 4 £550 - 6
Guildford -8 3 £350 +4.47% 4
Hampshire -9 3 £538 - 7
Gloucestershire - 3 £380 - 11
Basingstoke - 3 £538 - 1
South Wales +2 2 - - 1
Wales -3 2 - - 2
Glasgow - 2 - - 6
Gloucester - 2 £380 - 4
Leatherhead - 2 £380 -
Bristol -1 1 - - 4
Manchester -10 1 - - 4
Norfolk - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 97 (31.39%) Information Security
2 80 (25.89%) Finance
3 72 (23.30%) CISSP
4 61 (19.74%) Degree
4 61 (19.74%) Security Cleared
5 57 (18.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (17.80%) Linux
7 53 (17.15%) SIEM
8 48 (15.53%) Security Architecture
9 45 (14.56%) Network Security
10 44 (14.24%) Firewall
11 40 (12.94%) CISM
12 39 (12.62%) Windows
13 38 (12.30%) SC Cleared
14 35 (11.33%) ITIL
15 34 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (10.68%) TOGAF
17 32 (10.36%) Computer Science
17 32 (10.36%) Vulnerability Management
18 31 (10.03%) Risk Management
19 30 (9.71%) PCI DSS
20 29 (9.39%) Management Information System
21 27 (8.74%) Project Management
22 26 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
23 25 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
24 24 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
24 24 (7.77%) SABSA
25 23 (7.44%) Java
25 23 (7.44%) UNIX
26 22 (7.12%) Python

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (1.94%) IIS
2 3 (0.97%) Node.js
3 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.32%) Apache
4 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (3.56%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (3.24%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.59%) MS Office
4 5 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.29%) IaaS
2 4 (1.29%) PaaS
3 2 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.56%) Network Security
2 44 (14.24%) Firewall
3 21 (6.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (6.47%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.53%) VPN
6 12 (3.88%) WAN
7 10 (3.24%) LAN
8 9 (2.91%) Internet
9 7 (2.27%) Wireless
10 5 (1.62%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.62%) Wireless Security
10 5 (1.62%) Intranet
11 4 (1.29%) SSH
11 4 (1.29%) ASN.1
11 4 (1.29%) X.509
11 4 (1.29%) DHCP
11 4 (1.29%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.29%) DNS
11 4 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.56%) Big Data
2 3 (0.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) GDB
2 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
2 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.65%) Selenium
3 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.32%) GCC
3 1 (0.32%) Mockito
3 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) Ant
3 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.32%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 80 (25.89%) Finance
2 14 (4.53%) Banking
3 13 (4.21%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.24%) Law
6 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.94%) Legal
8 5 (1.62%) Retail
9 3 (0.97%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Games
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (20.06%) Architect
2 55 (17.80%) Security Architect
3 54 (17.48%) Analyst
4 38 (12.30%) Security Analyst
5 35 (11.33%) Consultant
6 33 (10.68%) Security Consultant
7 29 (9.39%) Security Specialist
8 28 (9.06%) Project Manager
9 24 (7.77%) Developer
10 22 (7.12%) Security Manager
11 19 (6.15%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 18 (5.83%) Security Engineer
13 16 (5.18%) Cyber Security Consultant
14 15 (4.85%) Cyber Security Specialist
15 12 (3.88%) Security Project Manager
16 11 (3.56%) Cyber Security Architect
16 11 (3.56%) Software Engineer
16 11 (3.56%) Business Analyst
16 11 (3.56%) Web Developer
17 9 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.47%) HTML
2 19 (6.15%) CSS
3 8 (2.59%) Web Services
3 8 (2.59%) AngularJS
3 8 (2.59%) Django
4 7 (2.27%) RESTful
5 4 (1.29%) SOAP
5 4 (1.29%) GTK+
6 3 (0.97%) .NET
7 2 (0.65%) Middleware
7 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.65%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.32%) Ajax
8 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.32%) Drools
8 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.32%) STL
8 1 (0.32%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.36%) Computer Science
2 29 (9.39%) Management Information System
3 26 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.50%) SCADA
5 11 (3.56%) Raspberry Pi
5 11 (3.56%) Cryptography
6 10 (3.24%) PKI
7 8 (2.59%) CESG
8 7 (2.27%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.27%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (1.94%) Open Source
9 6 (1.94%) Physics
10 5 (1.62%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.29%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.65%) GIS
13 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.80%) Linux
2 39 (12.62%) Windows
3 23 (7.44%) UNIX
4 4 (1.29%) CentOS
4 4 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.97%) Android
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.97%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.65%) AIX
6 2 (0.65%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (31.39%) Information Security
2 53 (17.15%) SIEM
3 48 (15.53%) Security Architecture
4 35 (11.33%) ITIL
5 34 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (10.68%) TOGAF
7 32 (10.36%) Vulnerability Management
8 31 (10.03%) Risk Management
9 27 (8.74%) Project Management
10 25 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (7.77%) SABSA
12 20 (6.47%) Information Assurance
12 20 (6.47%) Analytics
13 19 (6.15%) Software Engineering
13 19 (6.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 19 (6.15%) Security Management
14 17 (5.50%) OO
15 15 (4.85%) Data Protection
16 12 (3.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.44%) Java
2 22 (7.12%) Python
3 18 (5.83%) C++
4 17 (5.50%) C
5 15 (4.85%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.88%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.24%) SQL
8 8 (2.59%) PHP
9 7 (2.27%) C#
10 6 (1.94%) Perl
11 5 (1.62%) VC++
12 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.29%) VB
13 3 (0.97%) Scala
13 3 (0.97%) Haskell
13 3 (0.97%) Clojure
14 1 (0.32%) Ruby
14 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 72 (23.30%) CISSP
2 61 (19.74%) Degree
2 61 (19.74%) Security Cleared
3 40 (12.94%) CISM
4 38 (12.30%) SC Cleared
5 19 (6.15%) DV Cleared
5 19 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (4.53%) CISA
7 9 (2.91%) GIAC
7 9 (2.91%) CEH
8 8 (2.59%) CCNA
9 7 (2.27%) ISSAP
9 7 (2.27%) CISMP
9 7 (2.27%) GCIH
10 6 (1.94%) GCIA
10 6 (1.94%) HND
11 5 (1.62%) PMP
11 5 (1.62%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (18.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (9.71%) PCI DSS
3 18 (5.83%) COBIT
4 5 (1.62%) QA
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.65%) COSO
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.32%) BS7799
System Software
1 8 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.94%) Snort
3 4 (1.29%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.29%) iptables
4 3 (0.97%) Xen
4 3 (0.97%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Nessus
2 4 (1.29%) CORE IMPACT
3 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.32%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (7.12%) Cisco
2 19 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.88%) HP
3 12 (3.88%) McAfee
4 11 (3.56%) Apple
5 10 (3.24%) VMware
5 10 (3.24%) IBM
5 10 (3.24%) ArcSight
5 10 (3.24%) Splunk
6 8 (2.59%) Symantec
6 8 (2.59%) Oracle
6 8 (2.59%) SAP
7 7 (2.27%) Qualys
8 5 (1.62%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.62%) Rapid7
8 5 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.62%) NetIQ
9 4 (1.29%) Altiris
9 4 (1.29%) Tripwire
9 4 (1.29%) LogRhythm
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