Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 80 79
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +13
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 11 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.82% 1.16% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.35% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 36
Cheshire median daily rate £465 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -4.55% +18.79%
10th Percentile £389 £429 £438
90th Percentile £533 £698 £690
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £513
% change year-on-year -5.56% -12.20% +0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 1125 1257 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.77% 86.04% 84.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 901 1155
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £249 £275
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.03 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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
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 21 November 2017. 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 +16 7 £465 -28.46%
Chester +11 1 - -
Cybersecurity
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (63.64%) CISSP
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (54.55%) Data Protection
2 6 (54.55%) CISM
2 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) JSON
5 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (27.27%) Intranet
5 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Law
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (18.18%) SAP

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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
1 2 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Intranet
1 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Law
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Security Manager
2 3 (27.27%) CISSP Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Project Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Governance Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) OAuth
2 2 (18.18%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) SAML
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
4 1 (9.09%) CESG
4 1 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Data Protection
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
1 6 (54.55%) Risk Management
2 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
4 2 (18.18%) Data Entry
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Remediation Plan
4 2 (18.18%) SABSA
4 2 (18.18%) Security Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) Malware Reverse Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) COBOL
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) HND
4 1 (9.09%) GCED
4 1 (9.09%) GCFA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIA
4 1 (9.09%) GCIH
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) GREM
4 1 (9.09%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (45.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (18.18%) COBIT
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Infosec
5 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
1 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow