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 3 months to 22 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 118 144
Rank change year-on-year +21 +26  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 40 43 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.36% 1.12% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 7
Median daily rate £475 £520 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +47.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £298 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.50% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £70.00 £68.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +2.94%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
Manchester +5 21 £450 -7.69% 17
Merseyside +6 11 £525 - 2
Cheshire +16 5 £375 -27.18% 8
Lancashire +5 2 £650 +91.17%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 37 (33.94%) CISSP
2 33 (30.28%) Security Cleared
3 30 (27.52%) Finance
4 29 (26.61%) Information Security
5 28 (25.69%) SC Cleared
5 28 (25.69%) Security Operations
6 27 (24.77%) Windows
7 24 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (20.18%) Banking
9 20 (18.35%) Splunk
10 19 (17.43%) SIEM
10 19 (17.43%) Security Operations Centre
11 18 (16.51%) QRadar
12 17 (15.60%) SANS
12 17 (15.60%) Patch Management
12 17 (15.60%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (15.60%) IBM
12 17 (15.60%) SSCP
13 16 (14.68%) TCP/IP
13 16 (14.68%) VPN
13 16 (14.68%) LAN
13 16 (14.68%) WAN
13 16 (14.68%) LogRhythm
14 15 (13.76%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (13.76%) Firewall
14 15 (13.76%) VoIP
14 15 (13.76%) Linux
14 15 (13.76%) Unix
14 15 (13.76%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (12.84%) Apple

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 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (6.42%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.83%) Apache
2 2 (1.83%) IIS
2 2 (1.83%) Jetty
2 2 (1.83%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.83%) nginx
2 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Office 365
2 10 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.83%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.83%) PaaS
4 2 (1.83%) SaaS
4 2 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.68%) LAN
1 16 (14.68%) TCP/IP
1 16 (14.68%) VPN
1 16 (14.68%) WAN
2 15 (13.76%) Firewall
2 15 (13.76%) VoIP
3 9 (8.26%) DHCP
3 9 (8.26%) DNS
4 7 (6.42%) Network Security
5 5 (4.59%) Internet
5 5 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.67%) Wireless
7 3 (2.75%) VLAN
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (1.83%) FTP
8 2 (1.83%) HTTP
8 2 (1.83%) Intranet
8 2 (1.83%) IPsec
8 2 (1.83%) SSL
8 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) Redis
2 3 (2.75%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.83%) Travis CI
General
1 30 (27.52%) Finance
2 22 (20.18%) Banking
3 9 (8.26%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Retail
4 5 (4.59%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.75%) Legal
6 2 (1.83%) Electronics
6 2 (1.83%) Law
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Analyst
1 20 (18.35%) Security Specialist
2 16 (14.68%) Security Analyst
3 15 (13.76%) Consultant
4 14 (12.84%) Security Consultant
5 12 (11.01%) Security Manager
6 9 (8.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 9 (8.26%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 8 (7.34%) Architect
7 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.42%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Operational Security Manager
8 7 (6.42%) Operations Manager
8 7 (6.42%) Security Architect
8 7 (6.42%) Security Operations Manager
8 7 (6.42%) SOC Manager
9 6 (5.50%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (4.59%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 4 (3.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (9.17%) Web Services
3 6 (5.50%) RESTful
4 3 (2.75%) J2EE
4 3 (2.75%) Spring
5 2 (1.83%) .NET
5 2 (1.83%) JSON
5 2 (1.83%) OAuth
5 2 (1.83%) REST
5 2 (1.83%) SAML
5 2 (1.83%) Servlets
5 2 (1.83%) XML
6 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.42%) Cyber Attack
3 7 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.75%) PMI
7 2 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.77%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Linux
2 15 (13.76%) Unix
3 8 (7.34%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.42%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.67%) VMS
6 3 (2.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) Information Security
2 28 (25.69%) Security Operations
3 24 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (17.43%) SIEM
5 17 (15.60%) Patch Management
5 17 (15.60%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (13.76%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (12.84%) Risk Management
7 14 (12.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (12.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 12 (11.01%) Case Management
8 12 (11.01%) Open Source
8 12 (11.01%) Process Improvement
9 11 (10.09%) ITIL
9 11 (10.09%) Project Management
10 10 (9.17%) Service Management
11 8 (7.34%) Change Control
11 8 (7.34%) Protective Monitoring
11 8 (7.34%) Security Management
12 7 (6.42%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.26%) Python
2 5 (4.59%) Java
3 3 (2.75%) SQL
4 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (33.94%) CISSP
2 33 (30.28%) Security Cleared
3 28 (25.69%) SC Cleared
4 17 (15.60%) SANS
4 17 (15.60%) SSCP
5 9 (8.26%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (8.26%) CISM
5 9 (8.26%) Degree
6 7 (6.42%) CLAS
6 7 (6.42%) MCP
6 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) HND
8 3 (2.75%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.92%) CISA
9 1 (0.92%) GCFA
9 1 (0.92%) GIAC
9 1 (0.92%) HNC
9 1 (0.92%) PgMP
9 1 (0.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (7.34%) PCI DSS
3 7 (6.42%) GDPR
4 2 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.92%) COBIT
5 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) QRadar
2 11 (10.09%) Kibana
3 10 (9.17%) logstash
4 4 (3.67%) RSA enVision
5 3 (2.75%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.83%) Puppet
6 2 (1.83%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Splunk
2 17 (15.60%) IBM
3 16 (14.68%) LogRhythm
4 14 (12.84%) Apple
5 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.59%) SAP
7 4 (3.67%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.75%) AlienVault
8 3 (2.75%) HP
8 3 (2.75%) Qualys
9 2 (1.83%) Cisco
9 2 (1.83%) Google
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle
9 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.83%) VMware
Cumbria
Energus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Energus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £50 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago