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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 255 442 514
Rank change year-on-year
+187 +72
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 505 201 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.45% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 145 60
Median daily rate £525 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 £68.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £68.00 -
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +185 477 £525 +16.66% 211
London +126 186 £550 +8.37% 85
South East +52 108 £461 +2.43% 53
Berkshire +26 44 £450 -10.00% 28
North West +22 43 £520 +47.72% 18
Yorkshire +36 41 £475 +5.55% 15
South West +15 35 £500 +11.11% 27
City of London +58 31 £545 +13.83% 25
Buckinghamshire +28 29 £491 +9.16% 2
Manchester +14 28 £525 +82.60% 9
Milton Keynes +23 23 £475 +5.55% 2
West Yorkshire +24 19 £625 +38.88% 10
Bristol +24 19 £525 +12.29% 1
East of England +11 19 £550 +29.41% 6
Reading +12 18 £400 -3.03% 19
South Yorkshire - 18 £420 - 3
Hampshire +4 17 £600 +33.33% 9
Sheffield - 17 £420 - 2
West Midlands -12 16 £463 +2.77% 3
Scotland +2 15 £375 -25.00% 3
Basingstoke -4 15 £700 +47.36% 1
North East - 13 £790 - 1
Leeds +5 12 £650 +44.44% 8
Cheshire +2 12 £515 +46.30% 4
Tyne and Wear - 12 £780 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £780 -
East Midlands +11 9 £525 +3.96% 1
Gloucestershire -2 9 £463 +2.77% 22
Maidenhead - 9 - - 1
Edinburgh -5 8 £400 - 2

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 307 (35.74%) Information Security
2 268 (31.20%) CISSP
3 223 (25.96%) Finance
4 158 (18.39%) Security Cleared
5 146 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 130 (15.13%) CISM
7 124 (14.44%) Security Operations
8 121 (14.09%) Project Management
8 121 (14.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 117 (13.62%) SIEM
10 114 (13.27%) Security Architecture
11 110 (12.81%) Risk Management
12 99 (11.53%) SC Cleared
13 96 (11.18%) Management Information System
14 95 (11.06%) Firewall
14 95 (11.06%) Windows
15 91 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
16 89 (10.36%) Degree
17 84 (9.78%) CESG
18 79 (9.20%) Banking
19 76 (8.85%) Penetration Testing
20 73 (8.50%) CISA
21 72 (8.38%) Network Security
22 70 (8.15%) Vulnerability Management
23 69 (8.03%) Microsoft
24 65 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
25 64 (7.45%) TOGAF
26 63 (7.33%) CESG Certified Professional
27 62 (7.22%) Unix
27 62 (7.22%) Internet

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 10 (1.16%) Apache
2 9 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.05%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.58%) Confluence
3 5 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.35%) IIS
6 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.23%) JBoss
6 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.12%) Drupal
7 1 (0.12%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.86%) MS Office
3 15 (1.75%) MS Project
4 14 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.93%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Primavera
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.05%) SaaS
4 7 (0.81%) Office 365
5 6 (0.70%) IaaS
6 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 95 (11.06%) Firewall
2 72 (8.38%) Network Security
3 62 (7.22%) Internet
4 56 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 26 (3.03%) VPN
6 25 (2.91%) DNS
6 25 (2.91%) TCP/IP
7 24 (2.79%) HTTP
8 20 (2.33%) SSL
9 16 (1.86%) FTP
9 16 (1.86%) LAN
10 15 (1.75%) Wireless
11 14 (1.63%) SSH
11 14 (1.63%) WAN
12 12 (1.40%) IPsec
13 11 (1.28%) VLAN
14 10 (1.16%) MPLS
15 9 (1.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (1.05%) SAN
16 8 (0.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.21%) Big Data
2 17 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.51%) DB2
4 7 (0.81%) MySQL
5 6 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.70%) OrientDB
5 6 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.35%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Accumulo
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.12%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.12%) NonStop SQL
10 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.40%) Metasploit
2 11 (1.28%) JIRA
3 7 (0.81%) Selenium
4 6 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.35%) AppScan
8 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.23%) JUnit
8 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.23%) MSTest
8 2 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.23%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (0.23%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 223 (25.96%) Finance
2 79 (9.20%) Banking
3 48 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.61%) Retail
5 30 (3.49%) Legal
6 10 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.58%) Games
9 5 (0.58%) Law
9 5 (0.58%) Local Government
9 5 (0.58%) Marketing
9 5 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.23%) French Language
11 2 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 154 (17.93%) Analyst
2 149 (17.35%) Architect
3 136 (15.83%) Consultant
4 119 (13.85%) Security Architect
5 117 (13.62%) Security Consultant
6 105 (12.22%) Security Analyst
7 100 (11.64%) Security Manager
8 92 (10.71%) Project Manager
9 59 (6.87%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 59 (6.87%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 54 (6.29%) Security Specialist
11 50 (5.82%) Security Project Manager
12 49 (5.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 49 (5.70%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 38 (4.42%) Business Analyst
14 36 (4.19%) Security Engineer
15 33 (3.84%) Tester
16 32 (3.73%) Penetration Tester
17 29 (3.38%) Cybersecurity Specialist
18 28 (3.26%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.86%) Middleware
2 15 (1.75%) .NET
3 11 (1.28%) HTML
4 10 (1.16%) Web Services
5 9 (1.05%) CSS
6 8 (0.93%) Java EE
7 7 (0.81%) REST
7 7 (0.81%) XML
8 6 (0.70%) J2EE
9 5 (0.58%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.58%) Spring
10 4 (0.47%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.47%) HTML5
10 4 (0.47%) jQuery
10 4 (0.47%) SOAP
11 3 (0.35%) CSS3
11 3 (0.35%) D3.js
11 3 (0.35%) EJB
11 3 (0.35%) JSF
11 3 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.18%) Management Information System
2 84 (9.78%) CESG
3 65 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.82%) Data Centre
5 46 (5.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 41 (4.77%) Cryptography
6 41 (4.77%) Cyberthreat
6 41 (4.77%) PKI
7 14 (1.63%) Cyber Attack
7 14 (1.63%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.05%) User Experience
11 8 (0.93%) PMI
12 7 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
12 7 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.81%) Equities
12 7 (0.81%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 95 (11.06%) Windows
2 62 (7.22%) Unix
3 59 (6.87%) Linux
4 18 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.28%) zOS
6 8 (0.93%) AIX
6 8 (0.93%) Solaris
7 6 (0.70%) Windows Vista
8 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.35%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.23%) Android
10 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (35.74%) Information Security
2 146 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 124 (14.44%) Security Operations
4 121 (14.09%) Project Management
5 117 (13.62%) SIEM
6 114 (13.27%) Security Architecture
7 110 (12.81%) Risk Management
8 91 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (8.85%) Penetration Testing
10 70 (8.15%) Vulnerability Management
11 64 (7.45%) TOGAF
12 55 (6.40%) ITIL
13 51 (5.94%) PRINCE2
13 51 (5.94%) Security Management
14 44 (5.12%) Ethical Hacking
14 44 (5.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 43 (5.01%) Identity Management
16 42 (4.89%) Identity Access Management
16 42 (4.89%) Protective Monitoring
17 41 (4.77%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 45 (5.24%) Java
2 41 (4.77%) Python
3 36 (4.19%) SQL
4 22 (2.56%) C
4 22 (2.56%) C++
5 19 (2.21%) Ruby
6 18 (2.10%) C#
7 16 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 13 (1.51%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.40%) Perl
10 7 (0.81%) PHP
10 7 (0.81%) VB
11 6 (0.70%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.58%) Scala
13 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.23%) R
15 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.12%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 268 (31.20%) CISSP
2 158 (18.39%) Security Cleared
3 130 (15.13%) CISM
4 99 (11.53%) SC Cleared
5 89 (10.36%) Degree
6 73 (8.50%) CISA
7 63 (7.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 49 (5.70%) DV Cleared
9 41 (4.77%) CREST Certified
10 39 (4.54%) GIAC
11 35 (4.07%) CEH
12 30 (3.49%) CRISC
13 26 (3.03%) GCIH
14 24 (2.79%) ISSAP
15 23 (2.68%) CLAS
16 22 (2.56%) GCIA
16 22 (2.56%) SANS
17 19 (2.21%) Cyber Scheme
17 19 (2.21%) OSCP
18 18 (2.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (14.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (7.10%) PCI DSS
3 37 (4.31%) COBIT
4 13 (1.51%) SLA
5 10 (1.16%) COSO
6 9 (1.05%) QA
6 9 (1.05%) RMADS
7 8 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.93%) ISO27002
8 6 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.35%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.23%) BS25999
10 2 (0.23%) BS7799
10 2 (0.23%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (5.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (0.93%) RACF
4 6 (0.70%) Sendmail
4 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.23%) Snort
7 2 (0.23%) XenApp
8 1 (0.12%) ClearTrust
8 1 (0.12%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.12%) Docker
8 1 (0.12%) NDS
8 1 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (2.10%) Nessus
2 15 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (1.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 13 (1.51%) Nmap
4 12 (1.40%) RSA Security Analytics
5 9 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (1.05%) Puppet
6 8 (0.93%) QRadar
7 7 (0.81%) zSecure
8 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.58%) Nagios
8 5 (0.58%) RSA Archer
8 5 (0.58%) SCCM
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.35%) EnCase
10 3 (0.35%) Kibana
10 3 (0.35%) OpenVAS
11 2 (0.23%) Endace
11 2 (0.23%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 69 (8.03%) Microsoft
2 51 (5.94%) Intel Security
3 50 (5.82%) Oracle
4 35 (4.07%) Cisco
5 34 (3.96%) Splunk
6 23 (2.68%) Qualys
7 22 (2.56%) Citrix
8 20 (2.33%) ArcSight
8 20 (2.33%) Symantec
9 19 (2.21%) IBM
10 18 (2.10%) F5
11 14 (1.63%) HP
12 13 (1.51%) LogRhythm
13 12 (1.40%) Blue Coat
13 12 (1.40%) VMware
14 11 (1.28%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.28%) FireEye
15 10 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
16 9 (1.05%) SAP
17 8 (0.93%) NetApp
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
IT Human Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + Negotiable - Please Quote
Posted: 25 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
NCC Group
Rate: Circa £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago