The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.82% - 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £550 - -
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 398 387 503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.66% 80.12% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 674 1053
Median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £224 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 260 88
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -17.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £15.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £42.84 £47.50
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 Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Essex

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Essex

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in Essex

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Essex 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
Chelmsford - 4 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Cybersecurity
East of 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 Essex region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 15 (60.00%) Degree
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
2 13 (52.00%) Unix
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Linux
2 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (52.00%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (44.00%) Network Packet Analysis
3 11 (44.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (40.00%) Forensic Analysis
4 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (36.00%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Big Data
7 4 (16.00%) Health Informatics
7 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (16.00%) Informatics
8 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (12.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.00%) Information Security
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Analyst
2 18 (72.00%) Security Analyst
3 17 (68.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (40.00%) SOC Analyst
5 9 (36.00%) Incident Analyst
5 9 (36.00%) Security Incident Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Developer
6 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) Business Information Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) Information Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) Network Security Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) Risk Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) SAS Analyst
9 1 (4.00%) Security Risk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Linux
1 13 (52.00%) Unix
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 11 (44.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 10 (40.00%) Forensic Analysis
2 10 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (36.00%) Digital Forensics
4 4 (16.00%) Health Informatics
4 4 (16.00%) Informatics
4 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.00%) Information Security
5 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
7 1 (4.00%) Analytics
7 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
7 1 (4.00%) ETL
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) VMware ESXi
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) VMware