Period
to 17 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Defence in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Defence over the 6 months to 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Cyber Defence
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 370 371 343
Rank change year-on-year +1 -28 +32
Contract jobs citing Cyber Defence 3 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.019% 0.024% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.060% 0.080% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 10
South East median daily rate £550 £625 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +19.05% +23.53%
10th Percentile £525 £563 £385
90th Percentile £575 £688 £750
England median daily rate £565 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +7.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -

Cyber Defence is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,972 5,013 4,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.08% 30.29% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,972 2,934 2,688
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 216 256
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -13.29%
10th Percentile £11.98 £10.54 £11.48
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.58% +3.00% +0.88%

Cyber Defence
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cyber Defence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Defence in the South East

Cyber Defence
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cyber Defence in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cyber Defence in the South East

Cyber Defence
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Defence within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Middlesex - 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £550 -
Cyber Defence
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Cyber Defence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cyber Defence.

1 3 (100.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (66.67%) Content Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Lake
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) HDFS
2 2 (66.67%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Intel
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) AutoIt
3 1 (33.33%) OAuth
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) SAML
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) Kerberos

Cyber Defence
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (66.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Data Lake
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) AutoIt
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Threat Hunter
2 1 (33.33%) CyberArk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) OAuth
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SAML
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Content Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Visualisation
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Threat Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Use Case
2 2 (66.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) HDFS
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) ArcSight
1 2 (66.67%) Intel
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) CyberArk