Period
to 12 November 2018

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 6 months to 12 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 218 228
Rank change year-on-year +51 +10 +225
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 1,517 1,165 1,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.25% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 1.46% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 758 861
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £330
90th Percentile £690 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 6
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +33.33% -17.43%
10th Percentile £19.99 £15.78 £30.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £57.88 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -14.37%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 81,192 80,044 83,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,372 53,725 55,738
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £606
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,092 1,902 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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 6 months to 12 November 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
London +34 802 £540 +8.00% 349
South East +36 218 £500 +7.07% 147
North of England +3 200 £500 +8.11% 181
South West +35 129 £481 -6.10% 117
Yorkshire +9 108 £550 +10.00% 70
Midlands +28 101 £444 -6.58% 121
North West -22 78 £475 +7.95% 98
West Midlands +10 68 £450 -8.86% 75
East of England +7 59 £528 +31.88% 59
East Midlands +14 27 £425 -2.86% 46
North East +14 18 £553 -47.38% 13
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 366 (24.13%) Information Security
2 354 (23.34%) Security Cleared
3 333 (21.95%) Finance
4 328 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
5 274 (18.06%) CISSP
6 233 (15.36%) SC Cleared
7 194 (12.79%) SIEM
8 186 (12.26%) Security Architecture
9 180 (11.87%) CISM
10 178 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 172 (11.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 170 (11.21%) Risk Management
13 162 (10.68%) Degree
14 161 (10.61%) Windows
15 155 (10.22%) Firewall
16 151 (9.95%) Management Information System
17 149 (9.82%) Big Data
18 146 (9.62%) Linux
19 145 (9.56%) Java
20 139 (9.16%) CISA
21 135 (8.90%) Microsoft
21 135 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
22 131 (8.64%) GDPR
23 126 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
24 122 (8.04%) Penetration Testing
25 120 (7.91%) Python
26 119 (7.84%) Project Management
26 119 (7.84%) Analytics
27 112 (7.38%) DevOps
28 111 (7.32%) Banking

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 29 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 23 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 20 (1.32%) Confluence
6 15 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.59%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.53%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.40%) Apache
10 6 (0.40%) CMS
11 3 (0.20%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.20%) IIS
12 2 (0.13%) JBoss
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.066%) Jetty
13 1 (0.066%) nginx
13 1 (0.066%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.066%) InVision
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (0.73%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.066%) Primavera
3 1 (0.066%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.066%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.066%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.066%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.066%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 135 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 126 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (2.83%) IaaS
4 38 (2.50%) SaaS
5 37 (2.44%) Office 365
5 37 (2.44%) PaaS
6 29 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.91%) Mimecast
7 20 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.79%) Akamai
10 7 (0.46%) GitHub
10 7 (0.46%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.40%) npm
11 6 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.26%) Asana
13 4 (0.26%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 155 (10.22%) Firewall
2 92 (6.06%) Network Security
3 52 (3.43%) LAN
4 49 (3.23%) WAN
5 48 (3.16%) DNS
5 48 (3.16%) Internet
6 41 (2.70%) VPN
7 34 (2.24%) HTTP
8 26 (1.71%) TCP/IP
9 22 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
10 20 (1.32%) SSL
10 20 (1.32%) Wireless
11 16 (1.05%) Kerberos
11 16 (1.05%) Skype
12 15 (0.99%) SAN
13 14 (0.92%) SNMP
14 12 (0.79%) SMS
15 11 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (0.73%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (9.82%) Big Data
2 56 (3.69%) Hadoop
3 34 (2.24%) SQL Server
4 20 (1.32%) Apache Hive
5 15 (0.99%) HBase
6 13 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.73%) Blockchain
7 11 (0.73%) Essbase
7 11 (0.73%) Impala
7 11 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.53%) MySQL
9 8 (0.53%) QlikView
9 8 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.46%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.40%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 38 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.18%) Selenium
4 32 (2.11%) JIRA
5 22 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 21 (1.38%) Maven
7 16 (1.05%) Metasploit
8 13 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (0.86%) gulp
9 12 (0.79%) Burp Suite
10 10 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.59%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.53%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.46%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.46%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.40%) Grunt
14 6 (0.40%) Mocha
14 6 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.40%) Subversion
15 5 (0.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 333 (21.95%) Finance
2 111 (7.32%) Banking
3 68 (4.48%) Retail
4 62 (4.09%) Legal
5 58 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.83%) Financial Institution
8 31 (2.04%) Law
9 23 (1.52%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.12%) Marketing
11 14 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.79%) Automotive
13 9 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.46%) Electronics
15 6 (0.40%) Advertising
15 6 (0.40%) Publishing
16 4 (0.26%) Military
17 2 (0.13%) Back Office
17 2 (0.13%) International Banking
17 2 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 249 (16.41%) Architect
2 245 (16.15%) Analyst
3 178 (11.73%) Security Architect
4 171 (11.27%) Consultant
5 141 (9.29%) Security Analyst
6 134 (8.83%) Security Consultant
6 134 (8.83%) Security Manager
7 114 (7.51%) Developer
8 99 (6.53%) Project Manager
9 94 (6.20%) Security Engineer
10 89 (5.87%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 81 (5.34%) Business Analyst
12 70 (4.61%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 69 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 64 (4.22%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 61 (4.02%) Security Project Manager
16 53 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 47 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
18 39 (2.57%) Information Security Manager
19 35 (2.31%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.36%) .NET
2 47 (3.10%) Web Services
3 41 (2.70%) HTML
4 32 (2.11%) REST
5 31 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 31 (2.04%) Kafka
6 26 (1.71%) React
7 25 (1.65%) Spring
8 23 (1.52%) Node.js
8 23 (1.52%) SAML
9 17 (1.12%) CSS
9 17 (1.12%) jQuery
9 17 (1.12%) LDAP
9 17 (1.12%) XML
10 15 (0.99%) Regular Expression
10 15 (0.99%) Spring Boot
11 14 (0.92%) Middleware
12 13 (0.86%) Java EE
13 12 (0.79%) OAuth
14 11 (0.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 151 (9.95%) Management Information System
2 109 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (5.34%) Computer Science
4 69 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 67 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 65 (4.28%) Cyberthreat
7 44 (2.90%) PKI
8 35 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
9 31 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 29 (1.91%) Cyber Defence
11 28 (1.85%) Public Cloud
12 27 (1.78%) Cyberattack
13 25 (1.65%) User Experience
14 20 (1.32%) SCADA
15 19 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (1.19%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
18 14 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
19 10 (0.66%) Digital Currency
20 9 (0.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 161 (10.61%) Windows
2 146 (9.62%) Linux
3 48 (3.16%) Windows Server
4 46 (3.03%) Unix
5 32 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 28 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.71%) Apple iOS
8 25 (1.65%) Android
9 16 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 12 (0.79%) Windows 8
11 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.66%) Kali Linux
13 8 (0.53%) CentOS
13 8 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.46%) Solaris
15 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (24.13%) Information Security
2 328 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (12.79%) SIEM
4 186 (12.26%) Security Architecture
5 178 (11.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 170 (11.21%) Risk Management
7 122 (8.04%) Penetration Testing
8 119 (7.84%) Analytics
8 119 (7.84%) Project Management
9 112 (7.38%) DevOps
10 107 (7.05%) Security Operations
11 95 (6.26%) ITIL
12 93 (6.13%) Vulnerability Management
13 87 (5.74%) Data Protection
13 87 (5.74%) Identity Access Management
13 87 (5.74%) Test Automation
14 85 (5.60%) Problem-Solving
14 85 (5.60%) Threat Intelligence
15 78 (5.14%) Change Management
15 78 (5.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 145 (9.56%) Java
2 120 (7.91%) Python
3 83 (5.47%) PowerShell
4 79 (5.21%) C#
5 69 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 64 (4.22%) SQL
7 41 (2.70%) C
8 27 (1.78%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.65%) Ruby
10 22 (1.45%) C++
11 17 (1.12%) Perl
12 13 (0.86%) Go
12 13 (0.86%) Scala
13 12 (0.79%) PHP
14 11 (0.73%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.59%) Lua
16 7 (0.46%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.33%) Java 8
17 5 (0.33%) R
18 4 (0.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 354 (23.34%) Security Cleared
2 274 (18.06%) CISSP
3 233 (15.36%) SC Cleared
4 180 (11.87%) CISM
5 162 (10.68%) Degree
6 139 (9.16%) CISA
7 91 (6.00%) DV Cleared
8 52 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (2.90%) GIAC
10 43 (2.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 43 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 42 (2.77%) SANS
12 37 (2.44%) CEH
13 35 (2.31%) GCIH
14 30 (1.98%) ISEB
15 29 (1.91%) CRISC
16 26 (1.71%) CompTIA Security+
17 25 (1.65%) CREST Certified
18 24 (1.58%) CCNA
19 23 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (11.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (8.64%) GDPR
3 58 (3.82%) PCI DSS
4 44 (2.90%) QA
5 29 (1.91%) COBIT
6 25 (1.65%) PMO
7 24 (1.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 18 (1.19%) JSP 440
9 17 (1.12%) Data Quality
10 15 (0.99%) HMG Infosec
11 14 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 11 (0.73%) HIPAA
14 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.59%) NIST 800
14 9 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.53%) SLA
16 4 (0.26%) GxP
16 4 (0.26%) PSD2
17 3 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 106 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.36%) Docker
3 22 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.53%) Firmware
7 7 (0.46%) HDFS
8 6 (0.40%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.33%) vSphere
10 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.26%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.26%) Snort
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.13%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.13%) XenApp
12 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (2.37%) Nessus
2 23 (1.52%) QRadar
2 23 (1.52%) SCCM
2 23 (1.52%) Terraform
3 20 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 19 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 18 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (1.12%) Kubernetes
6 17 (1.12%) Puppet
7 16 (1.05%) CASB
8 13 (0.86%) Ansible
8 13 (0.86%) Nmap
9 12 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
9 12 (0.79%) Oozie
9 12 (0.79%) WSUS
10 11 (0.73%) ArcSight ESM
10 11 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 7 (0.46%) Kibana
13 6 (0.40%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 135 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 74 (4.88%) Splunk
3 52 (3.43%) Oracle
4 44 (2.90%) Cisco
5 41 (2.70%) ArcSight
6 38 (2.50%) McAfee
7 34 (2.24%) VMware
8 30 (1.98%) SAP
9 27 (1.78%) CheckPoint
10 26 (1.71%) AlienVault
11 25 (1.65%) Google
12 22 (1.45%) CyberArk
13 19 (1.25%) Symantec
14 18 (1.19%) HP
15 17 (1.12%) Citrix
15 17 (1.12%) Cloudera
15 17 (1.12%) Darktrace
15 17 (1.12%) Intel
15 17 (1.12%) Proofpoint
16 14 (0.92%) ForeScout