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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cyber Security
Rank 106 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing Cyber Security 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.041% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.055% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 - £55.00
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
1806 1832 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.06% 74.62% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 984 690
Average daily rate £391 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 129 62
Average hourly rate £28.69 £28.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cyber Security across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Cyber Security Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 August 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
Worcestershire +9 6 £450 -10.00%
Warwickshire - 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £300 - 4
Cyber Security
England

Cyber Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 16 (88.89%) SIEM
2 14 (77.78%) Protective Monitoring
3 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 12 (66.67%) High Availability
4 9 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) LogRhythm
6 7 (38.89%) QA
7 6 (33.33%) Analytics
7 6 (33.33%) SEO
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
9 2 (11.11%) CISM
9 2 (11.11%) CISSP
9 2 (11.11%) Snort
9 2 (11.11%) SCADA
9 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
10 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) Degree
10 1 (5.56%) COBIT
10 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
10 1 (5.56%) PKI
10 1 (5.56%) Information Security
10 1 (5.56%) Banking
10 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
10 1 (5.56%) CEH
10 1 (5.56%) ITIL
10 1 (5.56%) PhD
10 1 (5.56%) CISA

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
1 8 (44.44%) Security Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Security Solutions Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) SCADA
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) SIEM
2 14 (77.78%) Protective Monitoring
3 12 (66.67%) High Availability
4 6 (33.33%) Analytics
4 6 (33.33%) SEO
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Use Case
6 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) SABSA
6 1 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) CEH
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) CISA
3 1 (5.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Snort
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) LogRhythm