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 3 months to 30 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 58 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.45% 0.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £515 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 549 581
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.87% 80.26% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 345 373
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Data Management
2 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (50.00%) Scala
2 6 (50.00%) Ruby
2 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) Case Management
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 5 (41.67%) User Experience
3 5 (41.67%) IT Strategy
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 5 (41.67%) EDRMS
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Degree

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 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 6 (50.00%) Head of Development
2 5 (41.67%) Head of Application Development
2 5 (41.67%) Head of Applications
2 5 (41.67%) Head of Support
3 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Security Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (41.67%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (50.00%) Case Management
2 6 (50.00%) Data Management
2 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) IT Strategy
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) SDLC
3 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 5 (41.67%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Python
1 6 (50.00%) Ruby
1 6 (50.00%) Scala
2 3 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) CREST Certified
2 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (8.33%) PMP
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) Lancope
2 1 (8.33%) VMware