The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cybersecurity
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 115 119
Rank change year-on-year +34 +4  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 34 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.52% 0.51% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 0.62% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 3
Median daily rate £438 £515 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.04% +14.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -11.25% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -82.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -19.56% +2.22%  

Cybersecurity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cybersecurity in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +8 9 £500 -2.91% 4
Warwickshire +2 9 £413 - 1
Shropshire - 6 £420 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £400 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £425 -12.82% 1
Coventry - 1 £475 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 30 (37.50%) Information Security
2 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
3 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (28.75%) Firewall
5 19 (23.75%) Finance
6 18 (22.50%) Management Information System
6 18 (22.50%) SIEM
7 17 (21.25%) Identity Access Management
7 17 (21.25%) Risk Management
7 17 (21.25%) Linux
8 16 (20.00%) HTTP
8 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 16 (20.00%) Java
9 15 (18.75%) Unix
9 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
10 14 (17.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (17.50%) Service Management
10 14 (17.50%) Windows
10 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (16.25%) Project Management
12 11 (13.75%) SQL
12 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.75%) Malware Analysis
13 10 (12.50%) Information Assurance
13 10 (12.50%) Oracle
14 9 (11.25%) WebLogic
14 9 (11.25%) IIS
14 9 (11.25%) JBoss
14 9 (11.25%) Apache

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (11.25%) Apache
1 9 (11.25%) IIS
1 9 (11.25%) JBoss
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 9 (11.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (28.75%) Firewall
2 16 (20.00%) HTTP
2 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (11.25%) Network Security
5 8 (10.00%) VPN
6 7 (8.75%) DNS
6 7 (8.75%) LAN
6 7 (8.75%) WAN
7 4 (5.00%) Internet
8 1 (1.25%) ICMP
8 1 (1.25%) Modbus
8 1 (1.25%) OSPF
8 1 (1.25%) SNMP
8 1 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (11.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.25%) EDRMS
4 4 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (1.25%) JMeter
General
1 19 (23.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.50%) Analyst
2 19 (23.75%) Security Analyst
3 18 (22.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 14 (17.50%) Security Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Applications Support
6 6 (7.50%) Head of Development
6 6 (7.50%) Operational Security Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Oracle Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Oracle Support Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Security Operations Manager
6 6 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) SQL Support Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Head of Application Development
7 5 (6.25%) Head of Applications
7 5 (6.25%) Head of Support
7 5 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Security Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) SAML
2 8 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (2.50%) XML
3 2 (2.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.50%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (6.25%) User Experience
5 3 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) PMI
7 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Linux
2 15 (18.75%) Unix
3 14 (17.50%) Windows
4 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Information Security
2 18 (22.50%) SIEM
3 17 (21.25%) Identity Access Management
3 17 (21.25%) Risk Management
4 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 14 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (17.50%) Service Management
6 13 (16.25%) Project Management
7 11 (13.75%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (12.50%) Information Assurance
9 9 (11.25%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (10.00%) Disk Encryption
10 8 (10.00%) Forensic Analysis
10 8 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (8.75%) Business Continuity
11 7 (8.75%) Case Management
11 7 (8.75%) Data Management
12 6 (7.50%) Data Security
12 6 (7.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.00%) Java
2 11 (13.75%) SQL
3 7 (8.75%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.50%) Python
4 6 (7.50%) Ruby
4 6 (7.50%) Scala
5 3 (3.75%) C
5 3 (3.75%) C#
6 1 (1.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) CCNA
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.25%) CCSA
4 5 (6.25%) CEH
4 5 (6.25%) Degree
4 5 (6.25%) GCFA
4 5 (6.25%) GCIH
4 5 (6.25%) MCP
5 4 (5.00%) CISSP
5 4 (5.00%) CREST Certified
6 3 (3.75%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (2.50%) CISM
7 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.75%) RMADS
3 2 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Identity Management
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (3.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Intel Security
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco
4 3 (3.75%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.25%) Aruba
5 1 (1.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.25%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.25%) Juniper
5 1 (1.25%) Lancope
5 1 (1.25%) Mitel
5 1 (1.25%) VMware