Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 111 191
Rank change year-on-year -11 +80 -1
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 84 131 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.47% 1.92% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 2.29% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 108 49
North West median daily rate £425 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £373
90th Percentile £545 £763 £700
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £33.75 £40.88
% change year-on-year +14.81% -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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4624 5727 6938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.08% 83.79% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2961 3686 4208
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 166 282
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.79 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the North West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the North West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the North West

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the North West 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
Manchester -6 60 £425 -5.56% 17
Cheshire 0 11 £465 -10.58% 1
Merseyside -14 7 £313 -21.88% 8
Lancashire +15 3 £825 +142.65% 1
Cybersecurity
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 36 (42.86%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Linux
3 22 (26.19%) CISSP
4 21 (25.00%) Information Security
4 21 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (22.62%) Firewall
6 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (19.05%) SIEM
7 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 15 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (17.86%) JSON
9 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 14 (16.67%) XML
9 14 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
9 14 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
10 13 (15.48%) Unix
10 13 (15.48%) TCP/IP
10 13 (15.48%) VPN
10 13 (15.48%) Network Security
10 13 (15.48%) RESTful
11 12 (14.29%) JIRA
11 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 12 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (14.29%) GitLab
11 12 (14.29%) GPG13
11 12 (14.29%) Security Operations
12 11 (13.10%) Patch Management
12 11 (13.10%) Software Architecture

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (8.33%) Amazon S3
3 6 (7.14%) Office 365
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.38%) PaaS
5 2 (2.38%) SaaS
5 2 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) Firewall
2 13 (15.48%) Network Security
2 13 (15.48%) TCP/IP
2 13 (15.48%) VPN
3 10 (11.90%) LAN
3 10 (11.90%) WAN
4 8 (9.52%) DHCP
4 8 (9.52%) DNS
4 8 (9.52%) VoIP
5 6 (7.14%) MPLS
5 6 (7.14%) VLAN
6 5 (5.95%) Junos
7 4 (4.76%) Internet
8 3 (3.57%) Intranet
8 3 (3.57%) LDAP
9 2 (2.38%) Skype
9 2 (2.38%) SSL
9 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.38%) Redis
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) GitLab
1 12 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 10 (11.90%) Law
2 9 (10.71%) Finance
3 6 (7.14%) Legal
4 4 (4.76%) Banking
4 4 (4.76%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Analyst
1 20 (23.81%) Security Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Consultant
3 9 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Security Consultant
4 8 (9.52%) Architect
4 8 (9.52%) Security Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Administrator
5 7 (8.33%) Security Manager
6 6 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Security Operations Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (17.86%) JSON
3 14 (16.67%) XML
4 13 (15.48%) RESTful
5 7 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (2.38%) OAuth
6 2 (2.38%) REST
6 2 (2.38%) SAML
7 1 (1.19%) EJB
7 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.19%) J2EE
7 1 (1.19%) Node.js
7 1 (1.19%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (10.71%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.76%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.57%) PKI
7 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.19%) CESG
8 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.19%) iPad
8 1 (1.19%) RIA
8 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.86%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Linux
3 13 (15.48%) Unix
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.57%) zOS
6 2 (2.38%) VMS
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Information Security
2 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.05%) SIEM
4 14 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
5 12 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 12 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 12 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (13.10%) Patch Management
6 11 (13.10%) Software Architecture
7 10 (11.90%) DevOps
7 10 (11.90%) Risk Management
7 10 (11.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (10.71%) Data Protection
8 9 (10.71%) Open Source
8 9 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (10.71%) Security Architecture
8 9 (10.71%) Threat Analysis
9 8 (9.52%) Case Management
9 8 (9.52%) ITIL
10 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.57%) Python
2 2 (2.38%) Java
2 2 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (1.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) CISSP
2 17 (20.24%) Security Cleared
3 16 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.90%) CISM
5 9 (10.71%) SANS
6 7 (8.33%) SSCP
7 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (4.76%) GIAC
8 4 (4.76%) MCP
9 3 (3.57%) CCNA
9 3 (3.57%) CISA
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (3.57%) GCFA
10 2 (2.38%) CEH
10 2 (2.38%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.38%) Degree
10 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.38%) HND
10 2 (2.38%) MCSA
10 2 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (14.29%) GPG13
3 7 (8.33%) SLA
4 6 (7.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.57%) COBIT
5 3 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.38%) GDPR
7 1 (1.19%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Kibana
2 9 (10.71%) logstash
2 9 (10.71%) QRadar
3 6 (7.14%) Nessus
3 6 (7.14%) Nexpose
3 6 (7.14%) Nmap
4 3 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.38%) CSIRT
5 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.19%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (1.19%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) McAfee
1 9 (10.71%) Splunk
2 8 (9.52%) Apple
3 7 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.33%) Qualys
3 7 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 6 (7.14%) AlienVault
4 6 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.14%) Intel
5 5 (5.95%) Blue Coat
5 5 (5.95%) Juniper
5 5 (5.95%) Palo Alto
5 5 (5.95%) Snow
6 3 (3.57%) FireEye
6 3 (3.57%) IBM
6 3 (3.57%) Lumension
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle
6 3 (3.57%) Symantec
6 3 (3.57%) Trustwave