Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 143 150
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +20
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 57 60 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 1.22% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.43% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 38
East of England median daily rate £488 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -22.73% +23.94%
10th Percentile £316 £350 £406
90th Percentile £625 £526 £650
England median daily rate £500 £485 £500
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +48.31% -26.64%

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 4,293 4,193 4,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.01% 85.10% 82.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,480 2,432 2,371
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 269 323
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +20.00% -1.36%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £13.80
90th Percentile £47.58 £48.35 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.82% +3.80%

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 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
Cambridgeshire +10 24 £600 +50.00% 12
Hertfordshire -17 13 £450 +9.09% 14
Norfolk +17 6 £238 -50.00% 1
Suffolk -8 5 £550 +144.44% 7
Essex -8 5 £504 +13.84% 13
Bedfordshire +5 2 £375 - 4
East Anglia - 2 - - 2
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 16 (28.07%) Information Security
2 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) DNS
2 12 (21.05%) Big Data
3 11 (19.30%) API Integration
3 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
4 10 (17.54%) Finance
4 10 (17.54%) Firewall
4 10 (17.54%) LAN
4 10 (17.54%) VPN
4 10 (17.54%) SIEM
5 9 (15.79%) Cisco
5 9 (15.79%) CISSP
5 9 (15.79%) Retail
6 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.04%) Linux
6 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (14.04%) Line Management
6 8 (14.04%) Data Encryption
7 7 (12.28%) Cloud Operations
7 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
7 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
7 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.28%) GIAC
8 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
8 6 (10.53%) Open Source
8 6 (10.53%) Data Loss Prevention
8 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (8.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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 (8.77%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.75%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) DNS
2 10 (17.54%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) LAN
2 10 (17.54%) VPN
3 5 (8.77%) Network Security
4 3 (5.26%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.51%) OSPF
6 1 (1.75%) BGP
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.75%) DKIM
6 1 (1.75%) DMARC
6 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.75%) Multicast
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
6 1 (1.75%) RIP
6 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) Big Data
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.51%) Impala
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Selenium
1 2 (3.51%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.75%) Robot Framework
2 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Retail
3 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Consultant
2 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Security Consultant
3 9 (15.79%) Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Security Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Technical Leader
5 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Security Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (7.02%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Security Manager
7 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Application Security Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Cloud Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.26%) SIEM Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) JSON
1 2 (3.51%) Kafka
1 2 (3.51%) Regular Expression
1 2 (3.51%) REST
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) Behat
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.75%) CESG
5 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Information Security
2 11 (19.30%) API Integration
2 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
3 10 (17.54%) SIEM
4 8 (14.04%) Data Encryption
4 8 (14.04%) Line Management
4 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (12.28%) Cloud Operations
5 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.28%) Security Architecture
5 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.53%) Open Source
7 5 (8.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 5 (8.77%) Data Analysis
7 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) Security Operations
7 5 (8.77%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) Java
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (3.51%) Go
4 2 (3.51%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.75%) C#
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) CISSP
2 7 (12.28%) GIAC
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (7.02%) CCNP
4 4 (7.02%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) ISSAP
4 4 (7.02%) SANS
4 4 (7.02%) SSCP
5 3 (5.26%) CISM
5 3 (5.26%) CSSLP
5 3 (5.26%) GCIH
5 3 (5.26%) GCWN
5 3 (5.26%) GISP
5 3 (5.26%) ISSEP
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.26%) OSCP
5 3 (5.26%) RHCA
5 3 (5.26%) RHCE
5 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) GDPR
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) PMO
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) Docker
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Kibana
2 1 (1.75%) CASB
2 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Cisco
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.26%) Symantec
3 3 (5.26%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) McAfee
5 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.75%) EMC
5 1 (1.75%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.75%) ForeScout
5 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Sophos