The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / West Midlands
Rank 85 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 35 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.45% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.48% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £483 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.91% +7.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -9.52%

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
1914 2099 1662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.16% 82.38% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1188 964
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 45 103
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.25 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.46% -32.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cybersecurity across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Cybersecurity Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cybersecurity
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Cybersecurity Hourly Rate Trend 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 27 February 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 +7 9 £475 -7.76% 2
Warwickshire +2 9 £413 -31.25% 3
Shropshire - 7 £350 - 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £400 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £225 -50.00%
Coventry - 1 £475 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 31 (33.33%) Information Security
4 30 (32.26%) Firewall
5 28 (30.11%) SIEM
6 22 (23.66%) Management Information System
7 21 (22.58%) TCP/IP
8 20 (21.51%) Unix
8 20 (21.51%) Linux
9 19 (20.43%) Windows
9 19 (20.43%) HTTP
10 18 (19.35%) Risk Management
10 18 (19.35%) Finance
10 18 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 18 (19.35%) Identity Access Management
11 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (18.28%) Incident Management
12 16 (17.20%) Network Security
13 15 (16.13%) Java
13 15 (16.13%) Project Management
14 14 (15.05%) Service Management
15 13 (13.98%) Oracle
15 13 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (13.98%) Malware Analysis
16 11 (11.83%) Data Analysis
16 11 (11.83%) DNS
16 11 (11.83%) LAN
16 11 (11.83%) WAN
16 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
16 11 (11.83%) SQL

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 8 (8.60%) Apache
1 8 (8.60%) IIS
1 8 (8.60%) JBoss
1 8 (8.60%) Oracle Application Server
1 8 (8.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 8 (8.60%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.26%) Firewall
2 21 (22.58%) TCP/IP
3 19 (20.43%) HTTP
4 18 (19.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (17.20%) Network Security
6 11 (11.83%) DNS
6 11 (11.83%) LAN
6 11 (11.83%) WAN
7 10 (10.75%) VPN
8 3 (3.23%) Internet
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (1.08%) ICMP
9 1 (1.08%) Modbus
9 1 (1.08%) OSPF
9 1 (1.08%) SNMP
9 1 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (8.60%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.53%) Big Data
4 5 (5.38%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.15%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Automotive
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Analyst
2 25 (26.88%) Security Analyst
3 24 (25.81%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 12 (12.90%) Security Manager
5 11 (11.83%) Security Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Architect
6 9 (9.68%) Security Architect
7 7 (7.53%) Applications Support
8 6 (6.45%) Head of Development
8 6 (6.45%) Operational Security Manager
8 6 (6.45%) Security Operations Manager
8 6 (6.45%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Head of Application Development
9 5 (5.38%) Head of Applications
9 5 (5.38%) Head of Support
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle Support Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.38%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) .NET
1 8 (8.60%) SAML
2 2 (2.15%) XML
2 2 (2.15%) XSL
3 1 (1.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.66%) Management Information System
2 17 (18.28%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (5.38%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (5.38%) User Experience
5 4 (4.30%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (3.23%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.08%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) PMI
7 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Linux
1 20 (21.51%) Unix
2 19 (20.43%) Windows
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.08%) Solaris
4 1 (1.08%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.33%) Information Security
2 28 (30.11%) SIEM
3 18 (19.35%) Identity Access Management
3 18 (19.35%) Risk Management
4 17 (18.28%) Incident Management
5 15 (16.13%) Project Management
6 14 (15.05%) Service Management
7 13 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (13.98%) Malware Analysis
8 11 (11.83%) Data Analysis
8 11 (11.83%) Information Assurance
9 10 (10.75%) Disk Encryption
9 10 (10.75%) Forensic Analysis
10 9 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.60%) Protective Monitoring
12 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity
12 7 (7.53%) Case Management
12 7 (7.53%) Data Management
12 7 (7.53%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) Java
2 11 (11.83%) SQL
3 6 (6.45%) PL/SQL
3 6 (6.45%) Python
3 6 (6.45%) Ruby
3 6 (6.45%) Scala
4 4 (4.30%) C
5 3 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (2.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 39 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) CCNA
3 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.45%) CCSA
4 6 (6.45%) CEH
4 6 (6.45%) Degree
4 6 (6.45%) GCFA
4 6 (6.45%) GCIH
4 6 (6.45%) MCP
5 4 (4.30%) CREST Certified
6 3 (3.23%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (3.23%) CISSP
7 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.08%) CISM
8 1 (1.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.53%) RMADS
3 4 (4.30%) QA
4 1 (1.08%) GPG13
4 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.08%) vCloud
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.08%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.08%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle
2 9 (9.68%) Intel Security
3 8 (8.60%) LogRhythm
4 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.38%) Cisco
6 2 (2.15%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.15%) Juniper
6 2 (2.15%) Lancope
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
7 1 (1.08%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.08%) Crossbeam
7 1 (1.08%) F5
7 1 (1.08%) Mitel
7 1 (1.08%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.08%) Trend Micro