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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / East of England
Rank 107 119 121
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 21 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.99% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 4
Median daily rate £283 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.63% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £478 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £610 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +2.22%  

Cybersecurity is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1761 1982 2058
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.68% 80.67% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1175 1193
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 162
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +9 17 £265 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 1 - - 5
Hertfordshire 0 1 - - 3
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 East of England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 22 (35.48%) Unix
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
1 22 (35.48%) Degree
2 20 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 19 (30.65%) Linux
4 18 (29.03%) VMware
5 17 (27.42%) VMware ESX
5 17 (27.42%) Information Security
5 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (25.81%) Forensic Analysis
7 14 (22.58%) Digital Forensics
7 14 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (19.35%) Internet
9 11 (17.74%) Firewall
10 10 (16.13%) Network Packet Analysis
11 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 8 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (12.90%) CISM
11 8 (12.90%) SIEM
12 7 (11.29%) Project Management
12 7 (11.29%) Risk Management
12 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (11.29%) PCI DSS
13 6 (9.68%) Finance
13 6 (9.68%) Forcepoint
13 6 (9.68%) CISSP
13 6 (9.68%) ITIL
13 6 (9.68%) IISP
14 5 (8.06%) Data Centre

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (1.61%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) Internet
2 11 (17.74%) Firewall
3 2 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
1 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Automotive
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Analyst
2 21 (33.87%) Security Analyst
3 19 (30.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) SOC Analyst
5 9 (14.52%) Incident Analyst
6 8 (12.90%) Architect
6 8 (12.90%) Security Architect
6 8 (12.90%) Security Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Data Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Security Solutions Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Operational Security Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Operations Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Security Operations Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.61%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Unix
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
2 17 (27.42%) Information Security
3 16 (25.81%) Forensic Analysis
4 14 (22.58%) Digital Forensics
4 14 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
5 10 (16.13%) Network Packet Analysis
6 8 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (12.90%) SIEM
7 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.29%) Project Management
7 7 (11.29%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (9.68%) ITIL
9 5 (8.06%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (8.06%) SOA
9 5 (8.06%) TOGAF
9 5 (8.06%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) CISM
3 6 (9.68%) CISSP
3 6 (9.68%) IISP
4 3 (4.84%) CCNA
4 3 (4.84%) CISA
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.84%) GIAC
4 3 (4.84%) GISP
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.23%) GDPR
4 1 (1.61%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) VMware ESX
1 17 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Docker
2 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.61%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) VMware
2 6 (9.68%) Forcepoint
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco
3 3 (4.84%) NetApp
4 1 (1.61%) Becrypt
4 1 (1.61%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.61%) HP
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.61%) Splunk
4 1 (1.61%) Tufin