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 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 227 241 437
Rank change year-on-year +14 +196  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 456 492 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 0.99% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.19% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 321 139
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £70.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +2.94%  

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 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24006 27689 26589
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 976 1113
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 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
London +49 239 £513 -6.81% 106
South East -35 52 £450 -3.94% 43
North West +16 37 £475 -7.76% 21
East of England +8 30 £475 -13.63% 16
Yorkshire +5 30 £430 -9.47% 16
South West -8 29 £550 +10.00% 16
East Midlands -1 17 £425 -19.04% 3
West Midlands +20 10 £369 -18.05% 14
North East +68 6 £370 -53.16% 2
Midlands +13 5 £500 -23.07% 17
Cybersecurity
UK

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 England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 257 (28.21%) Finance
2 250 (27.44%) Information Security
3 210 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (22.17%) CISSP
5 183 (20.09%) Security Cleared
6 138 (15.15%) Banking
7 125 (13.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 117 (12.84%) SC Cleared
9 109 (11.96%) Firewall
10 106 (11.64%) Windows
11 105 (11.53%) Risk Management
12 102 (11.20%) CISM
13 100 (10.98%) Internet
13 100 (10.98%) Degree
14 97 (10.65%) Management Information System
14 97 (10.65%) SIEM
15 92 (10.10%) Security Operations
16 91 (9.99%) Security Architecture
17 89 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
17 89 (9.77%) Microsoft
18 88 (9.66%) Linux
19 87 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
20 86 (9.44%) Project Management
21 85 (9.33%) ITIL
22 80 (8.78%) PCI DSS
22 80 (8.78%) Vulnerability Management
23 77 (8.45%) Java
24 73 (8.01%) Network Security
25 68 (7.46%) Unix
26 67 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure

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 19 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.65%) Apache
3 12 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.10%) IIS
6 9 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.99%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.88%) Apache Pig
7 8 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.77%) JBoss
8 7 (0.77%) nginx
8 7 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.55%) CMS
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.44%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 89 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (4.83%) Office 365
4 20 (2.20%) SaaS
5 13 (1.43%) PaaS
6 11 (1.21%) IaaS
7 10 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.88%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.77%) Akamai
9 7 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.77%) Route 53
10 6 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.55%) BrowserStack
11 5 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
12 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.33%) OpenDNS
13 3 (0.33%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 109 (11.96%) Firewall
2 100 (10.98%) Internet
3 73 (8.01%) Network Security
4 52 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 42 (4.61%) VPN
6 33 (3.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 30 (3.29%) LAN
7 30 (3.29%) WAN
8 29 (3.18%) DNS
9 25 (2.74%) IPsec
10 23 (2.52%) HTTP
11 21 (2.31%) VoIP
12 20 (2.20%) Kerberos
13 18 (1.98%) DHCP
14 17 (1.87%) Wireless
15 14 (1.54%) SSL
16 13 (1.43%) Intranet
17 12 (1.32%) LDAP
18 11 (1.21%) HTTPS
18 11 (1.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.84%) Big Data
2 23 (2.52%) SQL Server
3 17 (1.87%) Hadoop
4 11 (1.21%) Apache Hive
4 11 (1.21%) Redis
5 10 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.88%) Data Mining
6 8 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.66%) GIS
9 5 (0.55%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.55%) EDRMS
9 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.33%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 21 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.20%) Selenium
3 18 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.54%) JIRA
5 12 (1.32%) WebDriver
6 11 (1.21%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.21%) JMeter
7 8 (0.88%) Maven
8 7 (0.77%) JUnit
9 6 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.55%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.55%) RSpec
10 5 (0.55%) Selenium IDE
10 5 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.44%) Gradle
12 3 (0.33%) Hudson
13 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.22%) EasyMock
13 2 (0.22%) FitNesse
General
1 257 (28.21%) Finance
2 138 (15.15%) Banking
3 36 (3.95%) Retail
4 35 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.73%) Legal
6 19 (2.09%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 14 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.54%) Marketing
9 12 (1.32%) Military
10 10 (1.10%) Electronics
10 10 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.88%) Back Office
11 8 (0.88%) Law
12 7 (0.77%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.55%) Publishing
14 4 (0.44%) International Banking
15 3 (0.33%) Games
15 3 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 229 (25.14%) Analyst
2 153 (16.79%) Security Analyst
3 134 (14.71%) Consultant
4 117 (12.84%) Architect
5 115 (12.62%) Security Consultant
6 96 (10.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 93 (10.21%) Security Architect
8 82 (9.00%) Security Manager
9 75 (8.23%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 75 (8.23%) Project Manager
10 67 (7.35%) Business Analyst
11 48 (5.27%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 46 (5.05%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 38 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
14 33 (3.62%) Security Specialist
15 32 (3.51%) Developer
15 32 (3.51%) Security Engineer
16 25 (2.74%) IT Manager
16 25 (2.74%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
17 23 (2.52%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.95%) SAML
2 35 (3.84%) Web Services
3 23 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
4 21 (2.31%) REST
5 19 (2.09%) .NET
6 15 (1.65%) HTML
7 14 (1.54%) CSS
7 14 (1.54%) HTML5
7 14 (1.54%) XML
8 12 (1.32%) CSS3
9 11 (1.21%) JSON
9 11 (1.21%) RESTful
9 11 (1.21%) Spring
10 10 (1.10%) Middleware
10 10 (1.10%) Node.js
10 10 (1.10%) OAuth
11 9 (0.99%) SOAP
12 8 (0.88%) jQuery
13 7 (0.77%) J2EE
14 6 (0.66%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.65%) Management Information System
2 47 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (4.39%) Cyberthreat
4 39 (4.28%) CESG
4 39 (4.28%) Security Operations Centre
5 36 (3.95%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.07%) Cyber Attack
7 23 (2.52%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
9 19 (2.09%) User Experience
10 17 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
11 15 (1.65%) PKI
11 15 (1.65%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
13 10 (1.10%) PMI
14 9 (0.99%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.77%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 106 (11.64%) Windows
2 88 (9.66%) Linux
3 68 (7.46%) Unix
4 23 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.77%) CentOS
8 7 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.55%) Android
9 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.44%) VMS
10 4 (0.44%) zOS
11 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.22%) Debian
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (27.44%) Information Security
2 210 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (11.53%) Risk Management
4 97 (10.65%) SIEM
5 92 (10.10%) Security Operations
6 91 (9.99%) Security Architecture
7 87 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 86 (9.44%) Project Management
9 85 (9.33%) ITIL
10 80 (8.78%) Vulnerability Management
11 57 (6.26%) Open Source
12 56 (6.15%) Data Protection
13 51 (5.60%) Risk Assessment
14 50 (5.49%) Change Management
15 49 (5.38%) PRINCE2
16 47 (5.16%) Information Assurance
17 46 (5.05%) Analytics
18 45 (4.94%) Penetration Testing
19 44 (4.83%) Business Analysis
19 44 (4.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 77 (8.45%) Java
2 55 (6.04%) Python
3 48 (5.27%) SQL
4 28 (3.07%) Ruby
5 26 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 20 (2.20%) C++
7 19 (2.09%) PowerShell
8 17 (1.87%) C
9 14 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.54%) C#
10 9 (0.99%) C-shell
10 9 (0.99%) Embedded C
10 9 (0.99%) Korn
10 9 (0.99%) Scala
11 7 (0.77%) Embedded C++
12 5 (0.55%) Dart
12 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.33%) Perl
13 3 (0.33%) R
13 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 202 (22.17%) CISSP
2 183 (20.09%) Security Cleared
3 117 (12.84%) SC Cleared
4 102 (11.20%) CISM
5 100 (10.98%) Degree
6 49 (5.38%) CESG Certified Professional
7 46 (5.05%) SANS
8 44 (4.83%) DV Cleared
9 35 (3.84%) CLAS
10 33 (3.62%) SSCP
11 31 (3.40%) CISA
12 21 (2.31%) CEH
13 20 (2.20%) CRISC
14 19 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (1.98%) PMP
16 17 (1.87%) GIAC
17 16 (1.76%) ISSAP
18 14 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
18 14 (1.54%) PMI Certification
19 12 (1.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (13.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (8.78%) PCI DSS
3 49 (5.38%) GDPR
4 24 (2.63%) PMO
5 23 (2.52%) COBIT
6 17 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (1.54%) QA
8 13 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 11 (1.21%) SLA
10 10 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (1.10%) RMADS
11 6 (0.66%) Data Quality
11 6 (0.66%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.55%) WCAG
13 4 (0.44%) FedRAMP
13 4 (0.44%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.22%) P3O
System Software
1 47 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.18%) Docker
3 23 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.55%) Snort
6 4 (0.44%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.44%) HDFS
6 4 (0.44%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.33%) vSphere
7 3 (0.33%) XenApp
8 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.22%) Xen
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (2.52%) Puppet
1 23 (2.52%) QRadar
2 22 (2.41%) Kibana
3 20 (2.20%) Kubernetes
4 15 (1.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 14 (1.54%) logstash
6 13 (1.43%) Ansible
7 9 (0.99%) SCCM
8 8 (0.88%) Nessus
9 6 (0.66%) Mesos
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 5 (0.55%) RSA enVision
10 5 (0.55%) WSUS
11 4 (0.44%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.44%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.15%) Splunk
3 30 (3.29%) Cisco
4 29 (3.18%) IBM
5 28 (3.07%) VMware
6 25 (2.74%) Oracle
7 24 (2.63%) Google
8 21 (2.31%) SAP
9 20 (2.20%) LogRhythm
9 20 (2.20%) ServiceNow
10 19 (2.09%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.87%) Apple
12 16 (1.76%) CheckPoint
12 16 (1.76%) Qualys
13 15 (1.65%) ArcSight
14 13 (1.43%) Citrix
15 11 (1.21%) HP
15 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (0.99%) McAfee
16 9 (0.99%) Symantec
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Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day
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London
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London
LT Harper
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Central London / West End
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London
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East Midlands
Real Staffing
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Liverpool
Gibbs
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