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 28 June 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.

Cybersecurity
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 108 125
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 30 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.27% 0.82% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.03% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 16
Median daily rate £475 £550 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +27.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £509 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £650 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £68.00

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 1979 2044 2420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.78% 80.13% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4855 4483 4735
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £255 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 407 426
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.75 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 - 8 £550 - 2
Norfolk +6 6 £475 -26.92% 2
Hertfordshire -1 6 £500 -9.09% 3
Bedfordshire -10 5 £375 -31.81%
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £385 -26.66% 8
Suffolk +8 1 £225 -60.86% 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (30.00%) Information Security
1 15 (30.00%) Degree
2 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 14 (28.00%) VMware
2 14 (28.00%) Linux
3 13 (26.00%) Unix
3 13 (26.00%) Windows
3 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (26.00%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (22.00%) Network Packet Analysis
4 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
4 11 (22.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 10 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
5 10 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
6 7 (14.00%) Network Security
6 7 (14.00%) SIEM
7 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
7 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
8 5 (10.00%) Firewall
8 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (8.00%) CISM
9 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (8.00%) CISSP
9 4 (8.00%) Informatics
9 4 (8.00%) PCI DSS
9 4 (8.00%) Imperva

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 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Akamai
1 3 (6.00%) Sumo Logic
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) Network Security
2 5 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (6.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Automotive
3 1 (2.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (58.00%) Analyst
2 24 (48.00%) Security Analyst
3 20 (40.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) Incident Analyst
5 9 (18.00%) Security Incident Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) Project Manager
7 6 (12.00%) Security Manager
8 5 (10.00%) IT Manager
8 5 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
9 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) Developer
9 4 (8.00%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (8.00%) IT Security Manager
9 4 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
9 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
10 3 (6.00%) Consultant
10 3 (6.00%) IT Security Analyst
10 3 (6.00%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.00%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.00%) PKI
6 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 13 (26.00%) Unix
2 13 (26.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Information Security
2 13 (26.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 11 (22.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (22.00%) Network Packet Analysis
4 10 (20.00%) Digital Forensics
4 10 (20.00%) Forensic Analysis
5 7 (14.00%) SIEM
6 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
7 5 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.00%) Health Informatics
8 4 (8.00%) Informatics
8 4 (8.00%) Machine Learning
8 4 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.00%) Security Operations
9 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.00%) Python
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) CISM
2 4 (8.00%) CISSP
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) CCNP
4 2 (4.00%) CISA
4 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) JNCIP
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (2.00%) CCSP
5 1 (2.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (8.00%) GDPR
1 4 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) VMware ESXi
1 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.00%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) VMware
2 4 (8.00%) Imperva
3 3 (6.00%) Incapsula
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) Splunk
4 2 (4.00%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.00%) Becrypt
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Google
5 1 (2.00%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.00%) McAfee
5 1 (2.00%) NetApp
5 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.00%) Tufin