Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 76 144
Rank change year-on-year -6 +68 -
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 60 82 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.04% 2.31% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 2.76% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 73 5
Manchester median daily rate £425 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £256
90th Percentile £523 £775 £650
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -5.56% -14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2382 2975 3048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.05% 83.87% 80.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1892 1804
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Manchester

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in Manchester

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Manchester

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 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
Salford -4 20 £388 -11.43% 1
Cybersecurity
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 24 (40.00%) Linux
3 21 (35.00%) Elastic Stack
4 18 (30.00%) Firewall
5 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 16 (26.67%) SIEM
6 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
7 13 (21.67%) Unix
7 13 (21.67%) RESTful
7 13 (21.67%) Security Monitoring
8 12 (20.00%) GPG13
8 12 (20.00%) GitLab
8 12 (20.00%) XML
8 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 12 (20.00%) JIRA
8 12 (20.00%) JSON
9 11 (18.33%) VPN
9 11 (18.33%) CISSP
9 11 (18.33%) Software Architecture
9 11 (18.33%) Security Operations
10 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 10 (16.67%) DevOps
10 10 (16.67%) Kibana
10 10 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (16.67%) WAN
10 10 (16.67%) LAN
11 9 (15.00%) McAfee

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 8 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.67%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (11.67%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.67%) Office 365
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) Firewall
2 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (18.33%) VPN
4 10 (16.67%) LAN
4 10 (16.67%) WAN
5 9 (15.00%) Network Security
6 8 (13.33%) DHCP
6 8 (13.33%) DNS
6 8 (13.33%) VoIP
7 6 (10.00%) MPLS
7 6 (10.00%) VLAN
8 5 (8.33%) Junos
9 3 (5.00%) LDAP
10 2 (3.33%) Skype
10 2 (3.33%) SSL
11 1 (1.67%) Broadband
11 1 (1.67%) HTTP
11 1 (1.67%) Internet
11 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Blockchain
2 2 (3.33%) Redis
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) GitLab
1 12 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (13.33%) Law
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Spanish Language
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
1 16 (26.67%) Security Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Security Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Administrator
6 5 (8.33%) Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (21.67%) RESTful
3 12 (20.00%) JSON
3 12 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) EJB
5 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.67%) J2EE
5 1 (1.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (13.33%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (6.67%) Mainframe
5 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.00%) PKI
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.67%) iPad
7 1 (1.67%) RIA
7 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Windows
2 24 (40.00%) Linux
3 13 (21.67%) Unix
4 10 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.00%) zOS
6 2 (3.33%) VMS
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) SIEM
2 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (21.67%) Security Monitoring
4 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (18.33%) Security Operations
5 11 (18.33%) Software Architecture
6 10 (16.67%) DevOps
6 10 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (15.00%) Threat Analysis
7 9 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (13.33%) Case Management
8 8 (13.33%) Open Source
8 8 (13.33%) Patch Management
9 7 (11.67%) ITIL
10 6 (10.00%) Analytics
10 6 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 6 (10.00%) Data Analytics
10 6 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
11 5 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (8.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) Java
1 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.33%) CISSP
3 7 (11.67%) SANS
3 7 (11.67%) SSCP
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.67%) MCP
6 3 (5.00%) CCNA
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.33%) CISM
7 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) MCSA
7 2 (3.33%) MCSE
8 1 (1.67%) CCFP
8 1 (1.67%) CISA
8 1 (1.67%) GIAC
8 1 (1.67%) MCITP
8 1 (1.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) GPG13
2 7 (11.67%) SLA
3 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.33%) GDPR
5 1 (1.67%) COBIT
5 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) Kibana
2 9 (15.00%) logstash
2 9 (15.00%) QRadar
3 6 (10.00%) Nessus
3 6 (10.00%) Nexpose
3 6 (10.00%) Nmap
4 3 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.67%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) McAfee
1 9 (15.00%) Splunk
2 8 (13.33%) Apple
3 7 (11.67%) ArcSight
3 7 (11.67%) Qualys
4 6 (10.00%) AlienVault
4 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (10.00%) Intel
5 5 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 5 (8.33%) Juniper
5 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 5 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 5 (8.33%) Snow
6 3 (5.00%) FireEye
6 3 (5.00%) IBM
6 3 (5.00%) Lumension
6 3 (5.00%) Symantec
6 3 (5.00%) Trustwave
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco