Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 18 December 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 113 121
Rank change year-on-year -26 +8 +42
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 65 84 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.32% 1.66% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.96% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 42
East of England median daily rate £525 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -23.81% +16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £383
90th Percentile £625 £475 £668
England median daily rate £519 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +6.46% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
East of England median hourly rate £31.91 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +100.00% -25.93% -17.43%

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 the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,208 4,281 3,954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.62% 84.69% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,481 2,478 2,277
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £581 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 242 314
East of England median hourly rate £17.84 £35.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.76% +11.81% +25.74%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.28 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the East of England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cybersecurity in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the East of England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the East of England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the East of England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the East of England

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Hertfordshire -8 23 £488 +77.27% 17
Cambridgeshire -6 21 £600 +50.00% 12
Suffolk -2 6 £575 +27.78% 4
Norfolk +14 5 £500 +8.11% 1
Bedfordshire -1 4 - - 2
Essex -17 4 £534 +52.50% 20
East Anglia - 2 - - 5
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 23 (35.38%) Information Security
2 14 (21.54%) CISSP
2 14 (21.54%) SIEM
3 13 (20.00%) Big Data
3 13 (20.00%) Windows
3 13 (20.00%) DNS
4 12 (18.46%) API Integration
5 10 (15.38%) Firewall
5 10 (15.38%) Finance
5 10 (15.38%) Law
5 10 (15.38%) VPN
5 10 (15.38%) Linux
5 10 (15.38%) LAN
5 10 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 9 (13.85%) SABSA
6 9 (13.85%) TOGAF
7 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (12.31%) Data Security
7 8 (12.31%) CISM
7 8 (12.31%) Line Management
7 8 (12.31%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (12.31%) Data Encryption
8 7 (10.77%) GDPR
8 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
8 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.77%) Cisco
9 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.23%) Java
9 6 (9.23%) Project Management

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) GitHub
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
3 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) DNS
2 10 (15.38%) Firewall
2 10 (15.38%) LAN
2 10 (15.38%) VPN
3 6 (9.23%) Internet
4 3 (4.62%) EIGRP
4 3 (4.62%) OSPF
5 2 (3.08%) Network Security
5 2 (3.08%) RIP
6 1 (1.54%) BGP
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.54%) DKIM
6 1 (1.54%) DMARC
6 1 (1.54%) HTTP
6 1 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.54%) Multicast
6 1 (1.54%) NAS
6 1 (1.54%) SAN
6 1 (1.54%) SSL
6 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) Big Data
2 4 (6.15%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.62%) Impala
4 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Vagrant
2 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.54%) CodeSonar
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) git-flow
3 1 (1.54%) Hudson
3 1 (1.54%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
1 10 (15.38%) Law
2 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Consultant
2 14 (21.54%) Architect
3 12 (18.46%) Security Consultant
4 10 (15.38%) Security Architect
5 9 (13.85%) Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Security Manager
6 8 (12.31%) Security Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Technical Leader
7 7 (10.77%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
8 6 (9.23%) Security Project Manager
9 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 5 (7.69%) Security Analyst
10 4 (6.15%) Cybersecurity Architect
10 4 (6.15%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (6.15%) Technical Architect
11 3 (4.62%) Developer
11 3 (4.62%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.62%) Kafka
1 3 (4.62%) REST
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) JSON
2 2 (3.08%) LDAP
2 2 (3.08%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.08%) SOAP
3 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.54%) Django
3 1 (1.54%) Java EE
3 1 (1.54%) LAMP
3 1 (1.54%) Node.js
3 1 (1.54%) OpenID
3 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.54%) SAML
3 1 (1.54%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.54%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.62%) Internet of Things
3 3 (4.62%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.54%) CESG
5 1 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) Android
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Information Security
2 14 (21.54%) SIEM
3 12 (18.46%) API Integration
4 10 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 9 (13.85%) SABSA
5 9 (13.85%) TOGAF
6 8 (12.31%) Data Encryption
6 8 (12.31%) Data Security
6 8 (12.31%) Line Management
6 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.31%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.77%) Incident Management
8 6 (9.23%) Analytics
8 6 (9.23%) Project Management
8 6 (9.23%) Threat Management
9 5 (7.69%) Coaching
9 5 (7.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 5 (7.69%) Open Source
9 5 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) Java
1 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) Go
3 3 (4.62%) Python
4 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.08%) PHP
4 2 (3.08%) Scala
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) C#
5 1 (1.54%) C++
5 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) CISSP
2 8 (12.31%) CISM
3 5 (7.69%) CEH
3 5 (7.69%) CRISC
3 5 (7.69%) GIAC
3 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
4 3 (4.62%) GISP
4 3 (4.62%) OSCP
5 2 (3.08%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (3.08%) SANS
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) SSCP
5 2 (3.08%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) GDPR
2 4 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.62%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.54%) COBIT
5 1 (1.54%) COSO
5 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.54%) GxP
5 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Kibana
2 1 (1.54%) CASB
2 1 (1.54%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Salt
2 1 (1.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Cisco
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.15%) Symantec
4 3 (4.62%) McAfee
4 3 (4.62%) Splunk
5 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.08%) Sophos
6 1 (1.54%) Darktrace
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) VMware