The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 55 80
Rank change year-on-year -6 +25  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 22 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.13% 2.45% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.91% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 4
Median daily rate £544 £474 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.77% -9.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £403 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 864 893 968
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.48% 84.01% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 477 472
Median daily rate £400 £405 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +10.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 21
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Buckinghamshire

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Milton Keynes +1 22 £544 +14.77%
Cybersecurity
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (47.50%) CISSP
3 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (35.00%) Risk Management
4 14 (35.00%) Security Testing
5 13 (32.50%) CESG
5 13 (32.50%) DV Cleared
5 13 (32.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 11 (27.50%) ISMS
6 11 (27.50%) Information Assurance
6 11 (27.50%) Windows
7 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 9 (22.50%) Firewall
8 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (20.00%) Cryptography
9 8 (20.00%) IPsec
9 8 (20.00%) Unix
9 8 (20.00%) RMADS
10 7 (17.50%) PCI DSS
10 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
10 7 (17.50%) Information Security
11 6 (15.00%) GIAC
11 6 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Wireless
11 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
11 6 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 5 (12.50%) CLAS
12 5 (12.50%) SANS
12 5 (12.50%) Patch Management

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (7.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) OpenShift
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 8 (20.00%) IPsec
3 6 (15.00%) Wireless
4 5 (12.50%) Internet
4 5 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.00%) SMTP
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Big Data
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Back Office
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Security Advisor
2 8 (20.00%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Security Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Security Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Penetration Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Security Penetration Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Security Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Security Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (7.50%) SOC Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Security Management Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Splunk Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) CESG
2 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Online Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Risk Management
1 14 (35.00%) Security Testing
2 11 (27.50%) Information Assurance
2 11 (27.50%) ISMS
3 10 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (20.00%) Cryptography
6 7 (17.50%) Information Security
7 6 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
8 5 (12.50%) Patch Management
8 5 (12.50%) Security Patching
8 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (10.00%) DevOps
9 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 4 (10.00%) Service Design
9 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C#
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.50%) Python
1 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (47.50%) CISSP
3 17 (42.50%) SC Cleared
4 13 (32.50%) CESG Certified Professional
4 13 (32.50%) DV Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) GIAC
6 5 (12.50%) CEH
6 5 (12.50%) CISM
6 5 (12.50%) CLAS
6 5 (12.50%) SANS
7 4 (10.00%) CREST Certified
7 4 (10.00%) OSCP
8 2 (5.00%) IISP
8 2 (5.00%) ISACA
9 1 (2.50%) Degree
9 1 (2.50%) GCIA
9 1 (2.50%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) RMADS
2 7 (17.50%) PCI DSS
3 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (5.00%) FedRAMP
4 2 (5.00%) HIPAA
4 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (5.00%) Citrix
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.50%) Qualys
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.50%) Splunk