Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 98 91
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 22 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.55% 0.30% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 0.36% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £450 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.09% +41.43%
10th Percentile £366 £388 £387
90th Percentile £548 £559 £638
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -6.58% +5.56% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.03 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £24.99 £29.50
% change year-on-year -27.85% -15.29% -

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 1,184 1,375 1,214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.38% 83.08% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 1,010 758
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £228 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.48% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.77 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.38 £48.95 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

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 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 8 (36.36%) Information Security
1 8 (36.36%) SIEM
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) SaaS
3 6 (27.27%) PaaS
3 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 5 (22.73%) IaaS
5 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 4 (18.18%) VoIP
5 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (18.18%) Microservices
5 4 (18.18%) Data Structures
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (13.64%) User Experience
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Splunk
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 2 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (9.09%) Unix
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) Firewall
7 2 (9.09%) CISA
7 2 (9.09%) CIMA

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 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) PaaS
1 6 (27.27%) SaaS
2 5 (22.73%) IaaS
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Security Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) SIEM Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Business Information Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Information Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Auditor
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Assistant IT Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Azure Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 1 (4.55%) GDPR Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Head of IT Operations
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (18.18%) Data Structures
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.64%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Information Security
1 8 (36.36%) SIEM
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
3 4 (18.18%) Microservices
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 4 (18.18%) SDLC
3 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Business Development
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (9.09%) Forensic Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Information Management
5 2 (9.09%) Internal Audit
5 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (9.09%) Malware Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Practice Management
5 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
6 1 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) CIMA
2 2 (9.09%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GDPR
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Snort
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Nessus
1 2 (9.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Splunk
2 2 (9.09%) ArcSight
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Qualys
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy