Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 75 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +21
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 16 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 1.25% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.46% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 32
Cheshire median daily rate £514 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% -2.27% +18.79%
10th Percentile £475 £373 £438
90th Percentile £546 £684 £700
North West median daily rate £489 £456 £513
% change year-on-year +7.12% -10.98% +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 1,048 1,096 1,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.44% 85.29% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 793 1,118
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -5.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.50
% change year-on-year -7.72% -30.46% +76.32%

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 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 January 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 +8 10 £530 -18.46% 1
Chester - 1 - - 1
Cybersecurity
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (87.50%) Information Security
2 13 (81.25%) CISSP
3 12 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (68.75%) Data Protection
5 10 (62.50%) CISM
5 10 (62.50%) Risk Management
6 9 (56.25%) Management Information System
7 8 (50.00%) PCI DSS
8 7 (43.75%) Security Architecture
9 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (31.25%) Project Management
10 5 (31.25%) Firewall
10 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
10 5 (31.25%) Network Security
10 5 (31.25%) IT Governance
10 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
11 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
11 4 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 4 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
11 4 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
11 4 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
11 4 (25.00%) Security Management
12 3 (18.75%) CISA
12 3 (18.75%) GIAC
12 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
12 3 (18.75%) Data Security

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) FTP
2 3 (18.75%) Intranet
2 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Security Manager
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Risk Manager
3 5 (31.25%) Security Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) CISSP Manager
5 3 (18.75%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) Information Manager
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (12.50%) Malware Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 2 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) CISSP Consultant
7 1 (6.25%) Monitoring Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) JSON
1 3 (18.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) CESG
4 3 (18.75%) Cyberattack
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Information Security
2 11 (68.75%) Data Protection
3 10 (62.50%) Risk Management
4 7 (43.75%) Security Architecture
5 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (31.25%) IT Governance
6 5 (31.25%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 4 (25.00%) Malware Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (25.00%) Security Management
7 4 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 4 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (18.75%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 3 (18.75%) Open Source
8 3 (18.75%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (18.75%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) COBOL
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) CISSP
2 10 (62.50%) CISM
3 3 (18.75%) CISA
3 3 (18.75%) GCED
3 3 (18.75%) GCFA
3 3 (18.75%) GCIA
3 3 (18.75%) GCIH
3 3 (18.75%) GIAC
3 3 (18.75%) GREM
3 3 (18.75%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (18.75%) CESG Infosec
4 3 (18.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (12.50%) COBIT
6 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
1 1 (6.25%) Darktrace
1 1 (6.25%) Digital Shadows
1 1 (6.25%) FireEye
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec