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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 75 71
Rank change year-on-year +34 -4  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.89% 0.62% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 0.73% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Median daily rate £400 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 448 817 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.69% 83.88% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 509 428
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 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
Warrington +29 2 £110 -84.28%
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
Cybersecurity
North West

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
2 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (23.53%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) Security Management
4 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) MS Office
4 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 3 (17.65%) HND
4 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Data Entry
4 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (5.88%) PKI
6 1 (5.88%) Windows
6 1 (5.88%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Lead Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Lead Security Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Security Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Security Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) IT Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) IT Security Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Project Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security Risk Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Programme Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Protection
1 5 (29.41%) Information Security
1 5 (29.41%) Social Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Data Entry
2 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Security Management
2 3 (17.65%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) SIEM
4 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) HND
2 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) SAP