Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 78 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 +1
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 15 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.14% 0.71% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.85% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Cheshire median daily rate £440 £400 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -19.19% +4.21%
10th Percentile £333 £375 £328
90th Percentile £510 £425 £593
North West median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £65.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 1,134 1,065 1,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.37% 83.66% 87.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 769 993
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - -1.20%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 46 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +34.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.88 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.37 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.45% +42.70% -29.25%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 0 5 £500 +25.00% 3
Knutsford -8 4 £400 - 1
Chester +1 2 - - 6
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
Cybersecurity
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 4 (26.67%) CISSP
3 4 (26.67%) Legal
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) CISM
4 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) SCADA
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) OWASP
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) CSSLP
5 2 (13.33%) SIEM
5 2 (13.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall

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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) OSPF
2 1 (6.67%) PSTN
2 1 (6.67%) RIP
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
1 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
2 1 (6.67%) Lead Security Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Security Technician
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Implementation Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) SCADA
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 2 (13.33%) OWASP
5 2 (13.33%) SIEM
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (20.00%) CISM
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) CSSLP
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (13.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (6.67%) GDPR
3 1 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Imperva
2 1 (6.67%) McAfee
2 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec
2 1 (6.67%) Veeam
2 1 (6.67%) VMware