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 3 months to 29 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
North West > Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 78 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 17 27 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.21% 1.51% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.83% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 1
Manchester median daily rate £450 £550 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +91.30%  
10th Percentile £415 £305 £281
90th Percentile £540 £733 £294
North West median daily rate £475 £525 £352
% change year-on-year -9.52% +49.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1124 1474 1169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.72% 82.53% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2261 3398 2373
Manchester median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
10th Percentile £275 £264 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £555
North West median daily rate £413 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 63 64
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.50 £11.08
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 27 (36.49%) Windows
1 27 (36.49%) CISSP
2 26 (35.14%) Security Operations
3 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
4 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 19 (25.68%) Splunk
5 19 (25.68%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (22.97%) QRadar
6 17 (22.97%) Finance
7 16 (21.62%) SSCP
7 16 (21.62%) LAN
7 16 (21.62%) WAN
7 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
7 16 (21.62%) IBM
8 15 (20.27%) VoIP
8 15 (20.27%) Linux
8 15 (20.27%) Unix
8 15 (20.27%) Firewall
8 15 (20.27%) Banking
8 15 (20.27%) SANS
8 15 (20.27%) SIEM
8 15 (20.27%) LogRhythm
9 14 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (18.92%) Patch Management
9 14 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (18.92%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 14 (18.92%) Apple
9 14 (18.92%) VPN

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 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
2 2 (2.70%) Jetty
2 2 (2.70%) Mongrel
2 2 (2.70%) nginx
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (10.81%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.70%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) LAN
1 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
1 16 (21.62%) WAN
2 15 (20.27%) Firewall
2 15 (20.27%) VoIP
3 14 (18.92%) VPN
4 9 (12.16%) DHCP
4 9 (12.16%) DNS
5 7 (9.46%) Network Security
6 5 (6.76%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (5.41%) Wireless
8 3 (4.05%) Internet
8 3 (4.05%) VLAN
9 2 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (2.70%) FTP
9 2 (2.70%) HTTP
9 2 (2.70%) IPsec
9 2 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Redis
2 3 (4.05%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.70%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (22.97%) Finance
2 15 (20.27%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
3 5 (6.76%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Security Specialist
2 14 (18.92%) Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Security Manager
4 10 (13.51%) Security Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Operational Security Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Operations Manager
6 7 (9.46%) Security Operations Manager
6 7 (9.46%) SOC Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (6.76%) Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 5 (6.76%) Security Architect
8 5 (6.76%) SOC Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) IT Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (8.11%) RESTful
2 6 (8.11%) Web Services
3 2 (2.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) J2EE
3 2 (2.70%) Servlets
3 2 (2.70%) Spring
4 1 (1.35%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.68%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.46%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (8.11%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.49%) Windows
2 15 (20.27%) Linux
2 15 (20.27%) Unix
3 7 (9.46%) Windows 10
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.41%) VMS
5 3 (4.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Security Operations
2 15 (20.27%) SIEM
3 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (18.92%) Patch Management
3 14 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (18.92%) Vulnerability Management
4 13 (17.57%) Information Security
5 12 (16.22%) Process Improvement
6 11 (14.86%) Case Management
6 11 (14.86%) Open Source
6 11 (14.86%) Risk Management
6 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (13.51%) Service Management
8 9 (12.16%) ITIL
9 8 (10.81%) Project Management
10 7 (9.46%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (9.46%) Password Management
10 7 (9.46%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (8.11%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) Python
2 5 (6.76%) Java
3 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) CISSP
2 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
3 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
4 16 (21.62%) SSCP
5 15 (20.27%) SANS
6 7 (9.46%) MCP
6 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (8.11%) Degree
8 1 (1.35%) CISM
8 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (14.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) QRadar
2 10 (13.51%) Kibana
3 9 (12.16%) logstash
4 4 (5.41%) RSA enVision
5 3 (4.05%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (2.70%) Puppet
6 2 (2.70%) TrustSec
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Splunk
2 16 (21.62%) IBM
3 15 (20.27%) LogRhythm
4 14 (18.92%) Apple
5 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.41%) ArcSight
7 3 (4.05%) AlienVault
7 3 (4.05%) HP
7 3 (4.05%) Qualys
8 2 (2.70%) Cisco
8 2 (2.70%) Google
8 2 (2.70%) VMware
9 1 (1.35%) Adobe
9 1 (1.35%) SAP