The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cyber Security
Rank 470 541 569
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +28
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 134 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.047% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.064% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 9 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £438 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £125 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £510 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £389
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +37.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 +94 115 £450 -10.00% 55
London +76 68 £450 - 13
South East -7 21 £425 -22.72% 26
City of London +20 12 £435 - 4
North West +2 11 £500 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 11 £250 - 3
Milton Keynes - 11 £250 - 3
South Wales -16 9 £300 - 1
Wales -17 9 £300 - 1
Cardiff - 9 £300 -
Cheshire +6 6 £456 - 2
East Midlands - 6 £588 -
Scotland -18 5 £425 -
Derbyshire - 4 £588 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 6
East of England - 3 - -
South West - 3 - - 9
Warrington - 3 £526 -
Reading - 2 - - 3
Ipswich - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 5
Suffolk - 2 - -
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 2
Hampshire -12 1 - - 9
Essex - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £500 - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 - - 4

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 63 (32.81%) Information Security
2 45 (23.44%) CISSP
3 40 (20.83%) Firewall
4 38 (19.79%) Degree
5 37 (19.27%) Finance
6 36 (18.75%) Risk Management
7 35 (18.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (18.23%) Security Architecture
8 31 (16.15%) Management Information System
9 29 (15.10%) Project Management
10 28 (14.58%) Security Cleared
11 27 (14.06%) PRINCE2
12 25 (13.02%) CISM
13 24 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 23 (11.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 23 (11.98%) SIEM
15 22 (11.46%) Banking
16 20 (10.42%) SAP
17 19 (9.90%) ITIL
17 19 (9.90%) SC Cleared
18 18 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
19 17 (8.85%) Business Analysis
19 17 (8.85%) PMP
19 17 (8.85%) PMI Certification
19 17 (8.85%) Microsoft
20 16 (8.33%) Software Engineering
20 16 (8.33%) Information Assurance
20 16 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 15 (7.81%) Network Security
21 15 (7.81%) TOGAF

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 9 (4.69%) IIS
2 5 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.04%) Confluence
5 1 (0.52%) Lync
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 14 (7.29%) MS Office
3 11 (5.73%) MS Excel
4 9 (4.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) assyst
2 1 (0.52%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.83%) Firewall
2 15 (7.81%) Network Security
3 9 (4.69%) Internet
4 8 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.08%) Intranet
6 4 (2.08%) FWSM
7 3 (1.56%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.56%) Wireless
7 3 (1.56%) SSL
8 2 (1.04%) S/MIME
8 2 (1.04%) WAN
8 2 (1.04%) IPsec
8 2 (1.04%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.52%) LAN
9 1 (0.52%) VPN
9 1 (0.52%) MPLS
9 1 (0.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.21%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.60%) Pentaho
3 3 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.04%) Big Data
4 2 (1.04%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.52%) MS Access
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.04%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (19.27%) Finance
2 22 (11.46%) Banking
3 13 (6.77%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.17%) Retail
5 7 (3.65%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.13%) Electronics
7 5 (2.60%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (2.08%) Law
9 3 (1.56%) International Banking
10 2 (1.04%) Legal
10 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.52%) Marketing
11 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (23.44%) Architect
2 34 (17.71%) Security Architect
3 33 (17.19%) Analyst
4 21 (10.94%) Business Analyst
4 21 (10.94%) Security Manager
5 19 (9.90%) Project Manager
6 18 (9.38%) Security Analyst
7 14 (7.29%) Consultant
8 13 (6.77%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.21%) Security Consultant
9 10 (5.21%) Security Project Manager
10 9 (4.69%) Developer
10 9 (4.69%) Project Coordinator
10 9 (4.69%) Coordinator
11 8 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
11 8 (4.17%) Security Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.17%) Cyber Security Architect
12 7 (3.65%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.13%) Security Specialist
13 6 (3.13%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.60%) CSS
1 5 (2.60%) HTML
1 5 (2.60%) Middleware
1 5 (2.60%) Apache Camel
2 3 (1.56%) .NET
2 3 (1.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.04%) Spring
3 2 (1.04%) REST
3 2 (1.04%) Kafka
3 2 (1.04%) JDBC
3 2 (1.04%) SOAP
3 2 (1.04%) Web Services
3 2 (1.04%) XML
3 2 (1.04%) XSD
3 2 (1.04%) Swing
3 2 (1.04%) WSDL
4 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.15%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.17%) FMCG
2 8 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.65%) PKI
3 7 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.13%) CESG
4 6 (3.13%) Open Source
5 5 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.60%) CESG CLAS
5 5 (2.60%) EMV
5 5 (2.60%) CMDB
5 5 (2.60%) SCADA
5 5 (2.60%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.56%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Human Factors
7 2 (1.04%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.04%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.29%) Windows
1 14 (7.29%) Linux
2 9 (4.69%) Android
3 5 (2.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (32.81%) Information Security
2 36 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 35 (18.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 35 (18.23%) Security Architecture
4 29 (15.10%) Project Management
5 27 (14.06%) PRINCE2
6 23 (11.98%) SIEM
6 23 (11.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 19 (9.90%) ITIL
8 17 (8.85%) Business Analysis
9 16 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 16 (8.33%) Information Assurance
10 15 (7.81%) TOGAF
11 14 (7.29%) Identity Management
11 14 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (6.25%) SABSA
14 10 (5.21%) Change Control
15 9 (4.69%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.21%) Java
2 9 (4.69%) C
3 7 (3.65%) SQL
4 6 (3.13%) C++
5 5 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (0.52%) VBA
7 1 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) Ruby
7 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (23.44%) CISSP
2 38 (19.79%) Degree
3 28 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 25 (13.02%) CISM
5 19 (9.90%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.85%) PMP
6 17 (8.85%) PMI Certification
7 15 (7.81%) ISEB
8 13 (6.77%) HND
8 13 (6.77%) GIAC
8 13 (6.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (4.69%) ISSAP
12 8 (4.17%) CEH
12 8 (4.17%) DV Cleared
13 7 (3.65%) CCNA
14 5 (2.60%) CCNP
14 5 (2.60%) MCSE
14 5 (2.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.25%) COBIT
3 10 (5.21%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.60%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.04%) QA
7 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.52%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (5.73%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (10.42%) SAP
2 17 (8.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.29%) Oracle
4 12 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (2.60%) JBoss
5 5 (2.60%) Talend
5 5 (2.60%) Juniper
5 5 (2.60%) CA
5 5 (2.60%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.52%) Primavera
6 1 (0.52%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.52%) Huawei
6 1 (0.52%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.52%) Tufin
6 1 (0.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (0.52%) F5
6 1 (0.52%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.52%) Marketo
6 1 (0.52%) Cyber-Ark
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