Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 94 82
Rank change year-on-year +26 -12 +4
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 24 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.84% 0.70% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 0.84% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 8
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% -7.54%
10th Percentile £328 £393 £404
90th Percentile £619 £538 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -2.63% +11.76% -17.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.70 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +0.68% +227.78%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,114 1,316 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 85.30% 83.82% 83.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 905 704
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £226 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 25
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.25 £16.21 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -1.76% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £8.53 £11.13
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.45 £41.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.10
% change year-on-year -30.00% +30.92% +9.11%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Birmingham

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Birmingham

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 8 (33.33%) Information Security
2 7 (29.17%) SaaS
2 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
3 6 (25.00%) PaaS
3 6 (25.00%) SIEM
3 6 (25.00%) IaaS
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) VoIP
4 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) SDLC
4 5 (20.83%) Microservices
4 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) CISA
6 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (12.50%) Sophos
6 3 (12.50%) Office 365
6 3 (12.50%) User Experience
7 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 2 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (8.33%) QRadar
7 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
7 2 (8.33%) GDPR
7 2 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (8.33%) CGEIT
7 2 (8.33%) CISSP
7 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (8.33%) Windows

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) SaaS
2 6 (25.00%) IaaS
2 6 (25.00%) PaaS
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (4.17%) GitHub
5 1 (4.17%) Slack
5 1 (4.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) VoIP
2 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Intranet
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) Skype
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) sqlmap
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Security Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Azure Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Auditor
7 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) IT Auditor
7 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
3 3 (12.50%) User Experience
4 2 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (4.17%) Shadow IT
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Information Security
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) SIEM
3 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
3 5 (20.83%) Microservices
3 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 5 (20.83%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (4.17%) Forensic Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (4.17%) Internal Audit
5 1 (4.17%) IT Audit
5 1 (4.17%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (4.17%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) PHP
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CISA
2 2 (8.33%) CGEIT
2 2 (8.33%) CISM
2 2 (8.33%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Sophos
2 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk
3 1 (4.17%) VMware