Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 91 99
Rank change year-on-year +24 +8 -16
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 31 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.17% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 0.32% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 8
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £338 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -32.16% +42.14%
10th Percentile £369 £300 £433
90th Percentile £508 £536 £671
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £513 £456
% change year-on-year -14.63% +12.33% -8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.03 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £24.98 £29.50
% change year-on-year -27.82% -15.32% -

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 1,179 1,236 1,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.51% 82.68% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 904 855
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £220 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% -30.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £10.62
90th Percentile £23.53 £46.40 £37.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.62 £17.50
% change year-on-year -36.48% +34.94% -18.60%

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 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 16 (51.61%) SIEM
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Information Security
4 8 (25.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 8 (25.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 8 (25.81%) Threat Intelligence
5 6 (19.35%) SaaS
5 6 (19.35%) PaaS
5 6 (19.35%) Network Security
6 5 (16.13%) Firewall
6 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 5 (16.13%) CISSP
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (16.13%) IaaS
6 5 (16.13%) Security Monitoring
6 5 (16.13%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (12.90%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (12.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (12.90%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) Change Control
7 4 (12.90%) COBIT
7 4 (12.90%) IT Governance

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) PaaS
1 6 (19.35%) SaaS
2 5 (16.13%) IaaS
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Network Security
2 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Security Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) SOC Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Architect
4 6 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Azure Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) IT Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) SIEM Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Business Information Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Information Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Auditor
8 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
8 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) SIEM
2 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 8 (25.81%) Information Security
3 8 (25.81%) Threat Intelligence
3 8 (25.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (16.13%) Commercial Awareness
4 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
4 5 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (16.13%) Security Monitoring
4 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (12.90%) Analytics
5 4 (12.90%) Change Control
5 4 (12.90%) Data Loss Prevention
5 4 (12.90%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (12.90%) IT Governance
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) CISSP
2 4 (12.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 4 (12.90%) CCSP
2 4 (12.90%) CEH
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (6.45%) CIMA
3 2 (6.45%) CISA
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) CISM
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.90%) COBIT
3 2 (6.45%) GDPR
4 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Snort
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
1 2 (6.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Splunk
2 2 (6.45%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) McAfee
3 1 (3.23%) Qualys
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) VMware