Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 222 420
Rank change year-on-year +8 +198 +128
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 1184 1181 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.25% 1.21% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.44% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 860 364
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
10th Percentile £325 £330 £347
90th Percentile £675 £700 £640
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £485
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.09% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
England median hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £40.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -17.43% -6.57%
10th Percentile £27.99 £30.25 £36.18
90th Percentile £78.50 £35.00 £43.98
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £33.75 £40.88
% change year-on-year +37.04% -17.43% -6.57%

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 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +50 657 £500 -4.76% 114
North of England +9 175 £475 - 48
South East +4 164 £469 -4.63% 60
Yorkshire +6 88 £500 +4.17% 14
North West -9 84 £425 -5.56% 25
Midlands -19 74 £475 +2.70% 18
East of England -3 63 £400 -23.81% 22
South West -40 52 £465 -2.21% 25
West Midlands -26 38 £488 +8.33% 16
East Midlands -1 36 £438 -16.67% 2
North East +64 3 £1,050 +47.37% 9
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 371 (31.33%) Information Security
2 345 (29.14%) Finance
3 254 (21.45%) CISSP
4 214 (18.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 211 (17.82%) Windows
5 211 (17.82%) Firewall
6 188 (15.88%) SIEM
7 174 (14.70%) Banking
7 174 (14.70%) Security Operations
8 161 (13.60%) CISM
9 158 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
10 149 (12.58%) Linux
11 128 (10.81%) Network Security
12 124 (10.47%) Vulnerability Management
13 120 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
14 118 (9.97%) Analytics
15 115 (9.71%) Risk Management
16 113 (9.54%) Security Cleared
17 110 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
18 108 (9.12%) Degree
18 108 (9.12%) Project Management
19 105 (8.87%) Management Information System
19 105 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 98 (8.28%) PCI DSS
21 97 (8.19%) ITIL
22 95 (8.02%) Unix
23 94 (7.94%) Active Directory
24 88 (7.43%) Security Architecture
25 83 (7.01%) Internet
26 81 (6.84%) Cisco

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 21 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
1 21 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.01%) IIS
4 10 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.34%) Apache
7 4 (0.34%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.34%) Confluence
8 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.17%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.17%) Mongoose
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.17%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.084%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.084%) Mule
10 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.084%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.084%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
1 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
1 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (0.17%) Workfront
2 1 (0.084%) assyst
2 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.084%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.084%) Relativity
2 1 (0.084%) Ringtail
2 1 (0.084%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.084%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.79%) Office 365
4 28 (2.36%) SaaS
5 24 (2.03%) PaaS
6 18 (1.52%) IaaS
7 17 (1.44%) Mimecast
8 12 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.84%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.76%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.42%) Akamai
12 4 (0.34%) Cloudflare
12 4 (0.34%) OpenDNS
13 3 (0.25%) GitHub
13 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.17%) npm
14 2 (0.17%) Route 53
14 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 211 (17.82%) Firewall
2 128 (10.81%) Network Security
3 83 (7.01%) Internet
4 68 (5.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 59 (4.98%) TCP/IP
6 49 (4.14%) LAN
7 48 (4.05%) VPN
8 37 (3.13%) DNS
9 33 (2.79%) WAN
10 32 (2.70%) SAN
11 28 (2.36%) SSL
12 26 (2.20%) VLAN
13 21 (1.77%) LDAP
14 19 (1.60%) HTTP
15 17 (1.44%) DHCP
16 16 (1.35%) VoIP
17 15 (1.27%) NAS
18 14 (1.18%) IPsec
18 14 (1.18%) SMS
19 10 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.38%) Big Data
2 23 (1.94%) MongoDB
3 19 (1.60%) NoSQL
4 14 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.01%) SQL Server
6 8 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (0.68%) HBase
6 8 (0.68%) Maltego
7 7 (0.59%) Blockchain
7 7 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.51%) GIS
8 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.34%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.25%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.25%) MySQL
11 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 28 (2.36%) JIRA
2 15 (1.27%) Metasploit
3 12 (1.01%) GitLab
4 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.59%) Burp Suite
5 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.51%) Maven
7 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.42%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.34%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.34%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.34%) JUnit
8 4 (0.34%) Selenium
8 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.25%) Gradle
9 3 (0.25%) sqlmap
9 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 345 (29.14%) Finance
2 174 (14.70%) Banking
3 46 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 45 (3.80%) Legal
5 38 (3.21%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.62%) Law
7 30 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 29 (2.45%) Retail
9 24 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.94%) Marketing
11 16 (1.35%) Military
12 12 (1.01%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.84%) Advertising
13 10 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.76%) Electronics
14 9 (0.76%) Publishing
15 7 (0.59%) Automotive
15 7 (0.59%) Back Office
15 7 (0.59%) Billing
16 6 (0.51%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (24.49%) Analyst
2 190 (16.05%) Security Analyst
3 133 (11.23%) Architect
3 133 (11.23%) Security Manager
4 122 (10.30%) Consultant
5 113 (9.54%) Project Manager
6 105 (8.87%) Security Consultant
7 84 (7.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 79 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
9 75 (6.33%) Security Architect
9 75 (6.33%) Security Engineer
10 69 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 67 (5.66%) Business Analyst
12 61 (5.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 49 (4.14%) Security Specialist
14 48 (4.05%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
15 42 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
16 40 (3.38%) IT Analyst
17 38 (3.21%) Developer
17 38 (3.21%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.79%) Web Services
2 29 (2.45%) Elastic Stack
3 26 (2.20%) REST
4 24 (2.03%) RESTful
5 23 (1.94%) .NET
6 20 (1.69%) JSON
6 20 (1.69%) Node.js
6 20 (1.69%) XML
7 19 (1.60%) SAML
8 16 (1.35%) AngularJS
8 16 (1.35%) Spring
9 14 (1.18%) HTML
10 13 (1.10%) CSS
10 13 (1.10%) SOAP
11 12 (1.01%) Kafka
12 11 (0.93%) Hibernate
13 10 (0.84%) .NET Core
13 10 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (0.76%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (8.87%) Management Information System
3 71 (6.00%) Cyberthreat
4 56 (4.73%) Security Operations Centre
5 55 (4.65%) PKI
6 53 (4.48%) Data Centre
7 33 (2.79%) Cyber Attack
7 33 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 27 (2.28%) Computer Science
9 24 (2.03%) CESG
9 24 (2.03%) User Experience
10 23 (1.94%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
12 18 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
13 16 (1.35%) Fintech
14 14 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
15 13 (1.10%) Public Cloud
16 12 (1.01%) Algorithms
16 12 (1.01%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 211 (17.82%) Windows
2 149 (12.58%) Linux
3 95 (8.02%) Unix
4 58 (4.90%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.34%) Android
11 4 (0.34%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.34%) zOS
12 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.25%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.17%) CentOS
13 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.17%) Solaris
13 2 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (31.33%) Information Security
2 188 (15.88%) SIEM
3 174 (14.70%) Security Operations
4 158 (13.34%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (10.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 120 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
7 118 (9.97%) Analytics
8 115 (9.71%) Risk Management
9 108 (9.12%) Project Management
10 105 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
11 97 (8.19%) ITIL
12 88 (7.43%) Security Architecture
13 80 (6.76%) Data Protection
14 70 (5.91%) Incident Management
15 68 (5.74%) Change Management
16 55 (4.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 55 (4.65%) Threat Intelligence
17 53 (4.48%) Identity Access Management
18 52 (4.39%) Risk Assessment
19 51 (4.31%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (5.24%) Java
2 38 (3.21%) SQL
3 37 (3.13%) Python
4 25 (2.11%) C#
5 23 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 17 (1.44%) C++
7 16 (1.35%) C
8 15 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.93%) Perl
10 7 (0.59%) Ruby
11 6 (0.51%) PHP
12 5 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.42%) Scala
13 4 (0.34%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.17%) Go
14 2 (0.17%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.17%) R
14 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.084%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 254 (21.45%) CISSP
2 161 (13.60%) CISM
3 113 (9.54%) Security Cleared
4 108 (9.12%) Degree
5 73 (6.17%) SC Cleared
6 54 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (4.56%) SANS
7 43 (3.63%) CISA
8 36 (3.04%) CEH
9 35 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 35 (2.96%) GIAC
10 34 (2.87%) CCNP
11 32 (2.70%) CRISC
11 32 (2.70%) SSCP
12 19 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
12 19 (1.60%) GCIH
13 17 (1.44%) CCNA
13 17 (1.44%) CESG Certified Professional
13 17 (1.44%) GCIA
13 17 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (18.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (8.28%) PCI DSS
3 80 (6.76%) GDPR
4 42 (3.55%) COBIT
5 39 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 24 (2.03%) PMO
7 22 (1.86%) SLA
8 20 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
9 18 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (1.44%) QA
11 15 (1.27%) NIST 800
12 13 (1.10%) GPG13
13 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
14 5 (0.42%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (0.34%) GAAP
15 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (0.34%) PA-DSS
15 4 (0.34%) SAS 70
System Software
1 94 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.44%) Docker
4 12 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.84%) HDFS
6 9 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.68%) ProxySG
7 8 (0.68%) XenApp
8 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.42%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.34%) Snort
9 4 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.17%) IAG
10 2 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.17%) vSphere
11 1 (0.084%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.084%) NFS
11 1 (0.084%) UAG
Systems Management
1 25 (2.11%) QRadar
2 22 (1.86%) Nessus
3 21 (1.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 18 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (1.44%) SCCM
6 16 (1.35%) CSIRT
7 15 (1.27%) Nmap
8 14 (1.18%) SCOM
9 13 (1.10%) Puppet
10 12 (1.01%) logstash
11 11 (0.93%) Kibana
12 8 (0.68%) EnCase
12 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.59%) Ansible
13 7 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 7 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.51%) Nexpose
14 6 (0.51%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.42%) SCSM
15 5 (0.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 81 (6.84%) Cisco
2 74 (6.25%) Splunk
3 68 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 49 (4.14%) CheckPoint
5 43 (3.63%) ArcSight
6 41 (3.46%) Qualys
7 39 (3.29%) Citrix
7 39 (3.29%) McAfee
8 37 (3.13%) VMware
9 35 (2.96%) Oracle
10 29 (2.45%) Symantec
11 25 (2.11%) Blue Coat
12 23 (1.94%) FireEye
13 22 (1.86%) IBM
13 22 (1.86%) Red Hat
14 18 (1.52%) Palo Alto
15 17 (1.44%) Dell
15 17 (1.44%) Juniper
15 17 (1.44%) SAP
15 17 (1.44%) SolarWinds