Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 25 April 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 64 104
Rank change year-on-year -12 +40 -1
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 24 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.83% 1.33% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.61% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 12
Cheshire median daily rate £514 £400 £680
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.50% -41.18% +36.00%
10th Percentile £473 £105 £429
90th Percentile £546 £575 £700
North West median daily rate £500 £448 £500
% change year-on-year +11.73% -10.50% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 - £60.00
10th Percentile £62.50 - £51.50
90th Percentile £67.50 - £72.50
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - £60.00

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,116 870 1,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.87% 82.54% 83.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 612 1,109
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.26% +2.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £10.83 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £60.00 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.60 £37.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -42.01% +6.43% +59.09%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Cheshire

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Cheshire

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Cheshire

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in Cheshire

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +2 13 £530 +381.82% 3
Knutsford -5 4 - - 1
Cybersecurity
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 16 (66.67%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) CISSP
3 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (37.50%) Data Protection
4 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (29.17%) Firewall
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (29.17%) CISM
6 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 6 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (25.00%) SIEM
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (20.83%) Security Operations
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) IT Governance
7 5 (20.83%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) JSON
8 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Big Data
8 4 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (16.67%) Symantec
8 4 (16.67%) Migration

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) Network Security
3 3 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (12.50%) Intranet
3 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Security Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Security Manager
4 6 (25.00%) Risk Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) CISSP Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (8.33%) Malware Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) IT Security Project Manager
8 1 (4.17%) Monitoring Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) Anaconda
2 3 (12.50%) Node.js
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) OAuth
3 2 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) SAML
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) CESG
4 3 (12.50%) Cyberattack
5 2 (8.33%) SCADA
6 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 9 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 6 (25.00%) SIEM
5 5 (20.83%) Analytics
5 5 (20.83%) IT Governance
5 5 (20.83%) Security Operations
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) COBOL
4 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CISSP
2 7 (29.17%) CISM
3 3 (12.50%) GCED
3 3 (12.50%) GCFA
3 3 (12.50%) GCIA
3 3 (12.50%) GCIH
3 3 (12.50%) GIAC
3 3 (12.50%) GREM
3 3 (12.50%) GSEC
4 2 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.17%) CISA
5 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (12.50%) CESG Infosec
3 3 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
1 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Symantec
2 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 3 (12.50%) Cloudera
2 3 (12.50%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee
2 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 3 (12.50%) Splunk
3 2 (8.33%) Infoblox
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.17%) Darktrace
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Shadows
4 1 (4.17%) FireEye
4 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.17%) SAP