The table below looks at the statistics for Cyber Security skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cyber Security over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 102 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £372 -
% change year-on-year
+30.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - -
Cyber Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1479 1459 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.50% 70.01% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 797 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 72 110
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Cyber Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cyber Security Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cyber Security
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cyber Security across the West Midlands region.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cyber Security
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Security across the West Midlands region.

Cyber Security Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cyber Security
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - - - - 4
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
4 5 (41.67%) SIEM
5 4 (33.33%) GTK+
5 4 (33.33%) Cryptography
5 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (33.33%) PKI
5 4 (33.33%) ASN.1
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (33.33%) X.509
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm
7 2 (16.67%) High Availability
7 2 (16.67%) Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) ACSA
7 2 (16.67%) GIAC
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) GCIH
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) SEO
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management

Cyber Security
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Network Security
2 4 (33.33%) ASN.1
2 4 (33.33%) X.509
3 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 4 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) SIEM
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) SEO
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) ACSA
3 2 (16.67%) GIAC
3 2 (16.67%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm
1 2 (16.67%) IBM