The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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.

Cybersecurity
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 309 467
Rank change year-on-year +78 +158  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 455 350 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.71% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.85% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 224 87
Median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% -12.38%  
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34656 40979 39244
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.30% 82.95% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23008 27240 24713
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1153
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +32.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £48.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London +50 191 £460 -12.38% 83
North West +47 71 £438 -7.89% 26
South East -7 64 £500 - 51
West Midlands +33 33 £438 -15.04% 9
South West -6 26 £453 -13.80% 22
Yorkshire +32 21 £475 +13.77% 5
East of England +13 20 £283 -48.63% 7
Midlands +17 13 £385 -23.00% 1
East Midlands -1 8 £538 -10.41% 5
North East - 5 £380 -
Cybersecurity
UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 291 (28.78%) Information Security
2 265 (26.21%) Finance
3 247 (24.43%) Security Cleared
4 203 (20.08%) CISSP
5 197 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
6 190 (18.79%) SC Cleared
7 161 (15.92%) Risk Management
8 142 (14.05%) Firewall
9 141 (13.95%) Degree
10 134 (13.25%) Security Operations
11 132 (13.06%) Management Information System
12 129 (12.76%) SIEM
13 123 (12.17%) Internet
14 118 (11.67%) Windows
14 118 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 117 (11.57%) Banking
16 103 (10.19%) Project Management
17 100 (9.89%) Linux
18 98 (9.69%) Unix
18 98 (9.69%) Security Architecture
19 90 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 89 (8.80%) ITIL
20 89 (8.80%) Microsoft
21 82 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
22 81 (8.01%) Splunk
22 81 (8.01%) CISM
23 80 (7.91%) Security Operations Centre
24 77 (7.62%) Network Security
25 74 (7.32%) Incident Management
25 74 (7.32%) Information Assurance

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (1.78%) Apache
2 16 (1.58%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.29%) IIS
4 10 (0.99%) JBoss
4 10 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.49%) Confluence
8 5 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.30%) SAS
11 2 (0.20%) CMS
11 2 (0.20%) Jetty
11 2 (0.20%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (3.07%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.77%) MS Office
3 13 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.59%) MS Project
5 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.099%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.78%) Office 365
4 17 (1.68%) IaaS
5 14 (1.38%) PaaS
6 9 (0.89%) SaaS
7 8 (0.79%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.20%) Akamai
10 2 (0.20%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.20%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.099%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.099%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.099%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.099%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.099%) Route 53
11 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 142 (14.05%) Firewall
2 123 (12.17%) Internet
3 77 (7.62%) Network Security
4 54 (5.34%) TCP/IP
5 53 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 47 (4.65%) VPN
7 43 (4.25%) LAN
8 41 (4.06%) WAN
9 28 (2.77%) HTTP
10 27 (2.67%) VoIP
11 24 (2.37%) Kerberos
12 17 (1.68%) DNS
13 14 (1.38%) LDAP
13 14 (1.38%) Wireless
14 13 (1.29%) IPsec
15 9 (0.89%) SMTP
16 8 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (0.69%) DKIM
17 7 (0.69%) DMARC
17 7 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.07%) Big Data
2 29 (2.87%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.19%) Redis
4 10 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.49%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.49%) EDRMS
8 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.40%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.30%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.30%) MySQL
11 2 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 23 (2.27%) Selenium
2 17 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.29%) Cucumber
3 13 (1.29%) JMeter
3 13 (1.29%) WebDriver
4 11 (1.09%) JIRA
4 11 (1.09%) Selenium IDE
5 9 (0.89%) JUnit
5 9 (0.89%) Metasploit
6 7 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.40%) FitNesse
7 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.40%) NUnit
8 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.20%) Hudson
8 2 (0.20%) Maven
8 2 (0.20%) RSpec
8 2 (0.20%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.20%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 265 (26.21%) Finance
2 117 (11.57%) Banking
3 60 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 56 (5.54%) Retail
5 52 (5.14%) Legal
6 23 (2.27%) Retail Banking
7 18 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.78%) Marketing
8 13 (1.29%) Electronics
8 13 (1.29%) Military
9 12 (1.19%) Law
10 11 (1.09%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.40%) Local Government
12 3 (0.30%) Automotive
12 3 (0.30%) Back Office
12 3 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 260 (25.72%) Analyst
2 160 (15.83%) Architect
3 159 (15.73%) Security Analyst
4 118 (11.67%) Security Manager
5 116 (11.47%) Security Architect
6 104 (10.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 96 (9.50%) Consultant
8 84 (8.31%) Security Consultant
9 75 (7.42%) Project Manager
10 54 (5.34%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 53 (5.24%) Business Analyst
11 53 (5.24%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 50 (4.95%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 43 (4.25%) SOC Analyst
14 41 (4.06%) Security Specialist
15 39 (3.86%) Security Engineer
16 35 (3.46%) Security Project Manager
17 31 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
18 30 (2.97%) Developer
19 26 (2.57%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.96%) SAML
2 32 (3.17%) Web Services
3 26 (2.57%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (1.68%) REST
5 15 (1.48%) .NET
6 14 (1.38%) SOAP
7 11 (1.09%) Middleware
8 10 (0.99%) RESTful
8 10 (0.99%) XML
9 9 (0.89%) CSS
9 9 (0.89%) HTML
9 9 (0.89%) J2EE
10 8 (0.79%) CSS3
10 8 (0.79%) HTML5
10 8 (0.79%) Spring
11 7 (0.69%) JSON
12 6 (0.59%) D3.js
12 6 (0.59%) OpenID
13 5 (0.49%) Hibernate
13 5 (0.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 132 (13.06%) Management Information System
2 80 (7.91%) Security Operations Centre
3 61 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (5.34%) Cyber Defence
5 51 (5.04%) CESG
6 44 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 39 (3.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 37 (3.66%) Cyber Attack
8 37 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
9 30 (2.97%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (1.29%) Reference Data
12 12 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
12 12 (1.19%) PMI
13 11 (1.09%) PKI
13 11 (1.09%) User Experience
14 7 (0.69%) Cybercrime
14 7 (0.69%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.69%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.59%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 118 (11.67%) Windows
2 100 (9.89%) Linux
3 98 (9.69%) Unix
4 13 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.59%) Android
5 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.40%) zOS
8 3 (0.30%) CentOS
8 3 (0.30%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.20%) VMS
9 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.099%) Debian
10 1 (0.099%) Solaris
10 1 (0.099%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.099%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (28.78%) Information Security
2 197 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (15.92%) Risk Management
4 134 (13.25%) Security Operations
5 129 (12.76%) SIEM
6 103 (10.19%) Project Management
7 98 (9.69%) Security Architecture
8 90 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 89 (8.80%) ITIL
10 82 (8.11%) Vulnerability Management
11 74 (7.32%) Incident Management
11 74 (7.32%) Information Assurance
12 72 (7.12%) Open Source
13 66 (6.53%) Service Management
14 64 (6.33%) Risk Assessment
15 62 (6.13%) Data Protection
16 54 (5.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 52 (5.14%) PRINCE2
18 48 (4.75%) Continuous Improvement
19 47 (4.65%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (6.23%) Java
1 63 (6.23%) SQL
2 44 (4.35%) Python
3 21 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 17 (1.68%) C#
5 14 (1.38%) C++
6 11 (1.09%) C
6 11 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.09%) Ruby
7 8 (0.79%) Perl
7 8 (0.79%) Scala
8 7 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.59%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.20%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.20%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.20%) R
10 2 (0.20%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.099%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.099%) VB
Qualifications
1 247 (24.43%) Security Cleared
2 203 (20.08%) CISSP
3 190 (18.79%) SC Cleared
4 141 (13.95%) Degree
5 81 (8.01%) CISM
6 53 (5.24%) SANS
7 51 (5.04%) DV Cleared
8 38 (3.76%) CESG Certified Professional
9 34 (3.36%) SSCP
10 25 (2.47%) CISA
11 24 (2.37%) CEH
12 21 (2.08%) GIAC
13 20 (1.98%) CLAS
13 20 (1.98%) ISSAP
14 19 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (1.78%) CREST Certified
16 17 (1.68%) PMI Certification
17 15 (1.48%) GCIH
17 15 (1.48%) PMP
18 14 (1.38%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (6.63%) PCI DSS
3 29 (2.87%) PMO
4 23 (2.27%) GDPR
5 20 (1.98%) RMADS
5 20 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (1.48%) QA
7 13 (1.29%) COBIT
7 13 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (1.29%) ISO27002
8 8 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.69%) SLA
10 5 (0.49%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.30%) BS7799
11 3 (0.30%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
12 2 (0.20%) P3O
13 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.099%) FATCA
System Software
1 31 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.88%) VMware ESX
3 17 (1.68%) Docker
4 5 (0.49%) Snort
5 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.30%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.20%) HDFS
7 2 (0.20%) Xen
8 1 (0.099%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.099%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.099%) vCloud
8 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.099%) XenApp
8 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (3.46%) QRadar
2 24 (2.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 21 (2.08%) Kibana
4 15 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (1.48%) Nessus
5 14 (1.38%) Kubernetes
6 13 (1.29%) logstash
6 13 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Management
6 13 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 12 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (0.79%) Nmap
9 6 (0.59%) Ansible
10 5 (0.49%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.40%) ArcSight ESM
11 4 (0.40%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 4 (0.40%) Nexpose
11 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 3 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (8.80%) Microsoft
2 81 (8.01%) Splunk
3 50 (4.95%) VMware
4 47 (4.65%) Oracle
5 41 (4.06%) LogRhythm
6 34 (3.36%) Intel Security
7 32 (3.17%) IBM
7 32 (3.17%) SAP
8 30 (2.97%) Apple
9 26 (2.57%) Google
10 25 (2.47%) Cisco
11 21 (2.08%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.98%) Qualys
13 18 (1.78%) ArcSight
14 17 (1.68%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.58%) CyberArk
16 13 (1.29%) HP
17 11 (1.09%) Symantec
18 10 (0.99%) Intel
19 9 (0.89%) Citrix
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