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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 179 345 474
Rank change year-on-year
+166 +129
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 685 337 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.38% 0.61% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.75% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 216 124
Median daily rate £498 £500 £514
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £510
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Median hourly rate £33.75 £42.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -4.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £42.00 £56.25
% change year-on-year
-19.64% -25.33%

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
40909 44671 43502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.22% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27247 28978 28332
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1330 1204
Median hourly rate £29.25 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +138 616 £500 - 251
London +90 222 £500 -4.76% 104
North West +35 88 £450 -10.00% 31
Manchester +48 62 £468 +6.85% 29
South East +12 60 £475 -5.00% 37
South West +49 57 £475 -17.39% 37
West Midlands +22 55 £425 -17.07% 18
Yorkshire +27 51 £500 +11.11% 7
East of England +28 42 £525 +2.33% 4
City of London +15 40 £525 +12.90% 38
Scotland +35 32 £340 - 7
Salford - 29 £450 - 2
West Yorkshire +13 27 £665 +47.77% 6
South Yorkshire +5 24 £500 +3.09%
Hertfordshire - 24 £550 - 2
East Midlands +24 23 £550 - 10
Wiltshire +18 23 £498 -0.50%
Hampshire +19 22 £475 -17.39% 7
Merseyside +20 21 £400 -20.00% 1
Sheffield +5 21 £500 +3.09%
Edinburgh +36 19 £450 +32.35% 6
Northamptonshire - 19 £550 - 5
Wales +15 18 £450 +5.88%
Shropshire - 17 £398 -
Southport - 16 £350 -
Berkshire +12 15 £350 -4.10% 13
Leeds +1 15 £675 +50.00% 5
Telford - 14 £398 -
South Wales - 14 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +21 13 £500 +37.93% 2

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 394 (31.57%) Information Security
2 333 (26.68%) Finance
3 297 (23.80%) CISSP
4 284 (22.76%) Security Cleared
5 229 (18.35%) SIEM
6 221 (17.71%) Firewall
7 200 (16.03%) SC Cleared
7 200 (16.03%) Security Operations
8 173 (13.86%) Risk Management
9 166 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 159 (12.74%) Internet
11 154 (12.34%) Management Information System
12 153 (12.26%) Windows
13 151 (12.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 141 (11.30%) Banking
15 138 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
16 135 (10.82%) Unix
17 133 (10.66%) Linux
18 118 (9.46%) Project Management
19 115 (9.21%) Degree
20 111 (8.89%) CISM
21 110 (8.81%) Network Security
22 105 (8.41%) Security Operations Centre
23 102 (8.17%) Splunk
24 101 (8.09%) ITIL
25 99 (7.93%) Security Architecture
26 96 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
26 96 (7.69%) Incident Management
27 87 (6.97%) Intrusion Detection
28 85 (6.81%) Penetration Testing

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 (1.20%) IIS
2 14 (1.12%) WebSphere
3 12 (0.96%) Apache
4 11 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 11 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.56%) JBoss
6 6 (0.48%) Confluence
7 4 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.24%) SAS
8 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.16%) Jetty
9 2 (0.16%) nginx
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.68%) MS Office
3 13 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.56%) MS Project
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.080%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.76%) IaaS
3 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.80%) PaaS
4 8 (0.64%) SaaS
5 7 (0.56%) Office 365
6 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.080%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 221 (17.71%) Firewall
2 159 (12.74%) Internet
3 110 (8.81%) Network Security
4 87 (6.97%) Intrusion Detection
5 81 (6.49%) TCP/IP
6 55 (4.41%) LAN
6 55 (4.41%) VPN
7 50 (4.01%) WAN
8 43 (3.45%) HTTP
9 36 (2.88%) VoIP
10 18 (1.44%) IPsec
11 17 (1.36%) SMTP
12 16 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (1.28%) DNS
13 14 (1.12%) SSH
13 14 (1.12%) SSL
14 10 (0.80%) FTP
14 10 (0.80%) Wireless
15 7 (0.56%) MPLS
15 7 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.56%) Big Data
2 29 (2.32%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.12%) Hadoop
3 14 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.04%) Redis
5 8 (0.64%) MySQL
5 8 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.16%) BODI
10 2 (0.16%) DB2
10 2 (0.16%) GIS
10 2 (0.16%) OrientDB
10 2 (0.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.080%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (0.080%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (1.84%) JIRA
2 16 (1.28%) Selenium
3 14 (1.12%) Metasploit
4 11 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.48%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (0.48%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.40%) JUnit
8 4 (0.32%) JMeter
8 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.16%) EasyMock
10 2 (0.16%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.16%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.16%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.16%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.16%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.16%) WebLogic Workshop
10 2 (0.16%) Zephyr
General
1 333 (26.68%) Finance
2 141 (11.30%) Banking
3 67 (5.37%) Retail
4 53 (4.25%) Legal
5 52 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.44%) Law
6 18 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.04%) Marketing
8 13 (1.04%) Military
9 10 (0.80%) Electronics
10 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.24%) Advertising
11 3 (0.24%) Automotive
11 3 (0.24%) Back Office
11 3 (0.24%) Local Government
12 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.16%) Publishing
13 1 (0.080%) French Language
Job Titles
1 351 (28.13%) Analyst
2 234 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 193 (15.46%) Architect
4 177 (14.18%) Consultant
5 148 (11.86%) Security Consultant
6 147 (11.78%) Security Architect
7 146 (11.70%) Security Manager
8 144 (11.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 89 (7.13%) Project Manager
10 88 (7.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 81 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 69 (5.53%) Security Engineer
13 62 (4.97%) Security Project Manager
14 56 (4.49%) Business Analyst
15 54 (4.33%) SOC Analyst
16 46 (3.69%) Security Specialist
17 43 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
18 41 (3.29%) Cybersecurity Architect
19 35 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
20 34 (2.72%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.64%) ELK Stack
2 20 (1.60%) Web Services
3 17 (1.36%) .NET
4 14 (1.12%) XML
5 11 (0.88%) Middleware
5 11 (0.88%) RESTful
6 10 (0.80%) J2EE
6 10 (0.80%) SOAP
7 8 (0.64%) Regular Expression
8 7 (0.56%) SAML
9 6 (0.48%) REST
10 5 (0.40%) Java EE
10 5 (0.40%) Spring
11 4 (0.32%) HTML
11 4 (0.32%) OpenID
12 3 (0.24%) CSS
12 3 (0.24%) JSON
13 2 (0.16%) JPA
13 2 (0.16%) jQuery
13 2 (0.16%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 154 (12.34%) Management Information System
2 105 (8.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 96 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (5.53%) Cyberthreat
5 60 (4.81%) CESG
6 58 (4.65%) Data Centre
7 51 (4.09%) Cyber Attack
8 43 (3.45%) Cryptography
9 34 (2.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 31 (2.48%) Computer Science
11 30 (2.40%) PKI
12 13 (1.04%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.88%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.64%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.64%) CMDB
15 8 (0.64%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.64%) PMI
15 8 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 153 (12.26%) Windows
2 135 (10.82%) Unix
3 133 (10.66%) Linux
4 10 (0.80%) Solaris
4 10 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.72%) AIX
6 8 (0.64%) Windows Vista
7 6 (0.48%) Android
7 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.40%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.32%) zOS
10 3 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.16%) CentOS
11 2 (0.16%) HPUX
11 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.16%) VMS
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (31.57%) Information Security
2 229 (18.35%) SIEM
3 200 (16.03%) Security Operations
4 173 (13.86%) Risk Management
5 166 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 138 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
7 118 (9.46%) Project Management
8 101 (8.09%) ITIL
9 99 (7.93%) Security Architecture
10 96 (7.69%) Incident Management
11 85 (6.81%) Penetration Testing
11 85 (6.81%) Vulnerability Management
12 76 (6.09%) PRINCE2
13 75 (6.01%) Ethical Hacking
14 71 (5.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 69 (5.53%) Information Assurance
16 60 (4.81%) Patch Management
17 58 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
18 54 (4.33%) Security Management
19 52 (4.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 65 (5.21%) Java
1 65 (5.21%) Python
2 63 (5.05%) SQL
3 32 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 24 (1.92%) C#
5 21 (1.68%) Perl
6 16 (1.28%) C++
7 13 (1.04%) C
7 13 (1.04%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.72%) VB
10 7 (0.56%) PHP
11 3 (0.24%) VBA
12 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.16%) Delphi
12 2 (0.16%) JCL
12 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.16%) Ruby
12 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.080%) R
Qualifications
1 297 (23.80%) CISSP
2 284 (22.76%) Security Cleared
3 200 (16.03%) SC Cleared
4 115 (9.21%) Degree
5 111 (8.89%) CISM
6 73 (5.85%) DV Cleared
7 68 (5.45%) CEH
8 60 (4.81%) SANS
9 49 (3.93%) GIAC
10 46 (3.69%) CISA
11 36 (2.88%) CREST Certified
12 34 (2.72%) GCIH
13 33 (2.64%) CESG Certified Professional
13 33 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (2.16%) ISEB
14 27 (2.16%) SSCP
15 25 (2.00%) ISSAP
16 24 (1.92%) GCIA
17 22 (1.76%) CRISC
18 21 (1.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (12.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (5.21%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.84%) RMADS
4 20 (1.60%) COBIT
5 17 (1.36%) QA
5 17 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (1.04%) ISO27002
7 11 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.48%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.40%) COSO
10 5 (0.40%) SLA
11 4 (0.32%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.16%) BS7799
12 2 (0.16%) ISO27005
13 1 (0.080%) GPG13
13 1 (0.080%) P3O
13 1 (0.080%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.080%) SEPA
13 1 (0.080%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.64%) Sendmail
3 8 (0.64%) Snort
3 8 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.24%) Docker
7 2 (0.16%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.16%) RACF
7 2 (0.16%) vCloud
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.16%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) Xen
8 1 (0.080%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.080%) NDS
8 1 (0.080%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.080%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.080%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 55 (4.41%) QRadar
2 34 (2.72%) Nessus
3 30 (2.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 27 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (1.28%) Nmap
6 15 (1.20%) Kibana
6 15 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 14 (1.12%) logstash
8 12 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
9 11 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 9 (0.72%) ArcSight ESM
10 9 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.64%) SCCM
12 7 (0.56%) RSA Archer
12 7 (0.56%) RSA enVision
13 6 (0.48%) Ansible
13 6 (0.48%) Puppet
13 6 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (8.17%) Splunk
2 84 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 68 (5.45%) Intel Security
4 67 (5.37%) Oracle
5 55 (4.41%) Cisco
6 50 (4.01%) LogRhythm
7 42 (3.37%) VMware
8 41 (3.29%) ArcSight
9 37 (2.96%) IBM
10 33 (2.64%) Apple
11 28 (2.24%) CheckPoint
12 27 (2.16%) SAP
13 24 (1.92%) Citrix
13 24 (1.92%) Qualys
14 21 (1.68%) Cyber-Ark
15 19 (1.52%) Symantec
16 17 (1.36%) Sourcefire
17 16 (1.28%) F5
18 14 (1.12%) Forcepoint
18 14 (1.12%) Palo Alto
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £70,000 - 85,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £420.00 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £45,000 - £65,000 (Plus excellent package)
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Ministry of Defence - DE&S
Posted: 8 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Software Personnel International Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £25000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Northampton
Gibbs S3
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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