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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / North West
Rank 64 107 151
Rank change year-on-year +43 +44  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 70 51 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.71% 1.33% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 1.61% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 3
Median daily rate £450 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -21.73% +2.22%  

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 2127 3164 2871
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.38% 82.44% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1916 1562
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 122 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +33 56 £456 -3.94% 25
Cheshire +32 10 £400 -5.88% 1
Lancashire +11 1 - -
Merseyside 0 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 59 (42.75%) Security Operations
2 49 (35.51%) CISSP
3 46 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 40 (28.99%) SC Cleared
5 33 (23.91%) Security Operations Centre
6 31 (22.46%) Finance
7 30 (21.74%) Risk Management
8 28 (20.29%) Windows
9 27 (19.57%) Service Management
9 27 (19.57%) Splunk
10 26 (18.84%) Apple
11 25 (18.12%) SSCP
12 24 (17.39%) Linux
12 24 (17.39%) Information Security
12 24 (17.39%) SANS
12 24 (17.39%) QRadar
13 23 (16.67%) Unix
13 23 (16.67%) WAN
13 23 (16.67%) LAN
13 23 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
14 22 (15.94%) Degree
14 22 (15.94%) VoIP
14 22 (15.94%) Firewall
14 22 (15.94%) Elastic Stack
15 21 (15.22%) Patch Management
15 21 (15.22%) TCP/IP
15 21 (15.22%) VPN
15 21 (15.22%) IBM
15 21 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 20 (14.49%) SIEM

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 2 (1.45%) Apache
1 2 (1.45%) IIS
1 2 (1.45%) Jetty
1 2 (1.45%) Mongrel
1 2 (1.45%) nginx
1 2 (1.45%) SAS
1 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Office
2 3 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.45%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.67%) LAN
1 23 (16.67%) WAN
2 22 (15.94%) Firewall
2 22 (15.94%) VoIP
3 21 (15.22%) TCP/IP
3 21 (15.22%) VPN
4 9 (6.52%) Internet
5 6 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (4.35%) Network Security
6 5 (3.62%) Wireless
7 2 (1.45%) DHCP
7 2 (1.45%) DNS
7 2 (1.45%) FTP
7 2 (1.45%) HTTP
7 2 (1.45%) IPsec
7 2 (1.45%) SSL
7 2 (1.45%) VLAN
8 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.72%) Skype
8 1 (0.72%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.70%) Redis
2 2 (1.45%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) Big Data
3 1 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.72%) OLAP
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.45%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.72%) JUnit
General
1 31 (22.46%) Finance
2 19 (13.77%) Banking
3 10 (7.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.90%) Retail
4 4 (2.90%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Electronics
5 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Marketing
6 2 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (17.39%) Analyst
2 22 (15.94%) Security Specialist
3 20 (14.49%) Security Manager
4 17 (12.32%) Head of Cybersecurity
4 17 (12.32%) Head of Security
5 16 (11.59%) Security Analyst
6 14 (10.14%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 14 (10.14%) Head of Operations
6 14 (10.14%) Operational Security Manager
6 14 (10.14%) Operations Manager
6 14 (10.14%) Security Operations Manager
7 12 (8.70%) SOC Manager
8 11 (7.97%) Architect
9 10 (7.25%) Security Architect
10 9 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
11 8 (5.80%) Project Manager
12 7 (5.07%) Consultant
12 7 (5.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 7 (5.07%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 7 (5.07%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.94%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (7.25%) Web Services
3 8 (5.80%) RESTful
4 4 (2.90%) Spring
5 3 (2.17%) J2EE
6 2 (1.45%) .NET
6 2 (1.45%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.45%) Java EE
6 2 (1.45%) Servlets
7 1 (0.72%) JPA
7 1 (0.72%) REST
7 1 (0.72%) SOAP
7 1 (0.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 17 (12.32%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.25%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.45%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.45%) PMI
6 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.72%) PKI
6 1 (0.72%) RIA
6 1 (0.72%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.29%) Windows
2 24 (17.39%) Linux
3 23 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (1.45%) VMS
4 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.45%) zOS
5 1 (0.72%) CentOS
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.75%) Security Operations
2 30 (21.74%) Risk Management
3 27 (19.57%) Service Management
4 24 (17.39%) Information Security
5 23 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 21 (15.22%) Patch Management
6 21 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 20 (14.49%) Network Monitoring
7 20 (14.49%) SIEM
8 19 (13.77%) Process Improvement
9 16 (11.59%) Case Management
10 15 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (10.87%) Security Monitoring
11 14 (10.14%) Open Source
11 14 (10.14%) Protective Monitoring
11 14 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.42%) ITIL
13 11 (7.97%) People Management
14 9 (6.52%) PRINCE2
15 8 (5.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.42%) Python
2 7 (5.07%) Java
3 4 (2.90%) SQL
4 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.72%) C#
5 1 (0.72%) Perl
5 1 (0.72%) R
5 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (35.51%) CISSP
2 46 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 40 (28.99%) SC Cleared
4 25 (18.12%) SSCP
5 24 (17.39%) SANS
6 22 (15.94%) Degree
7 5 (3.62%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.17%) HND
9 2 (1.45%) CISA
9 2 (1.45%) CISM
9 2 (1.45%) GIAC
9 2 (1.45%) ISEB
9 2 (1.45%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.72%) CEH
10 1 (0.72%) CRISC
10 1 (0.72%) GCFA
10 1 (0.72%) PgMP
10 1 (0.72%) PMP
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) COBIT
1 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.45%) Xen
2 1 (0.72%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (17.39%) QRadar
2 12 (8.70%) Kibana
3 11 (7.97%) logstash
4 5 (3.62%) RSA enVision
5 3 (2.17%) Nessus
5 3 (2.17%) Nexpose
5 3 (2.17%) Nmap
6 2 (1.45%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.72%) Ansible
7 1 (0.72%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.72%) FreeIPA
7 1 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (19.57%) Splunk
2 26 (18.84%) Apple
3 21 (15.22%) IBM
4 20 (14.49%) LogRhythm
5 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.07%) SAP
7 6 (4.35%) ArcSight
8 5 (3.62%) Qualys
9 4 (2.90%) Oracle
9 4 (2.90%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.17%) HP
10 3 (2.17%) Intel
10 3 (2.17%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.17%) NetWitness
10 3 (2.17%) VMware
11 2 (1.45%) AlienVault
11 2 (1.45%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.45%) Google
11 2 (1.45%) Snow
11 2 (1.45%) Teradata
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