Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 75 76
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 18 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.53% 1.12% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.32% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £522 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% -5.09% -
10th Percentile £475 £463 £429
90th Percentile £525 £547 £685
North West median daily rate £500 £489 £463
% change year-on-year +2.30% +5.68% -7.50%
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 1,015 1,058 1,115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.24% 84.44% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 774 811
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £235
90th Percentile £569 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £413 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.61% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 32 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.55 £18.25 £19.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -7.97% +11.59%
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.60 £37.50 £37.95
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
% change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%

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 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 16 January 2019. 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 5 £500 -5.66% 1
Knutsford - 4 - -
Chester +2 2 - - 4
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Cybersecurity
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 12 (66.67%) Information Security
1 12 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (33.33%) CISM
3 6 (33.33%) CISSP
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
3 6 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) IaaS
4 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 4 (22.22%) SaaS
4 4 (22.22%) PaaS
4 4 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Law
5 3 (16.67%) Legal
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Security
5 3 (16.67%) Security Management

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 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) IaaS
1 4 (22.22%) PaaS
1 4 (22.22%) SaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) Intranet
4 1 (5.56%) OSPF
4 1 (5.56%) PSTN
4 1 (5.56%) RIP
4 1 (5.56%) Skype
4 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
1 3 (16.67%) Law
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 4 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Due Diligence Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Supplier Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Information Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (5.56%) JMS
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Cyberattack
2 3 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Data Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) Data Security
5 3 (16.67%) Due Diligence
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) ISMS
5 3 (16.67%) IT Audit
5 3 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CISM
1 6 (33.33%) CISSP
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) CISA
2 3 (16.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) Hyland
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee
2 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) Veeam
2 1 (5.56%) VMware