The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 156 200
Rank change year-on-year -35 +44  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 52 115 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 1.28% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.56% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 46
Median daily rate £450 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +4.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -7.50% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3744 4499 4351
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 269 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the South East

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the South East

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the South East

Cybersecurity
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 Cybersecurity within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Surrey +18 12 £475 +58.16% 6
Hampshire -3 10 £500 -16.66% 6
West Sussex +20 7 £450 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £275 - 4
Berkshire -19 6 £519 +15.92% 20
Buckinghamshire -42 5 £450 -10.89% 1
Kent -3 1 £375 -16.66%
East Sussex -4 1 £475 +35.71% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 32 (27.59%) CISSP
2 31 (26.72%) Information Security
3 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 23 (19.83%) Finance
5 21 (18.10%) CISM
6 20 (17.24%) Internet
6 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (15.52%) PRINCE2
8 17 (14.66%) Project Management
9 16 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (13.79%) ITIL
10 15 (12.93%) PCI DSS
11 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
12 13 (11.21%) ISMS
12 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
12 13 (11.21%) Test Strategy
13 12 (10.34%) Service Delivery
13 12 (10.34%) Management Information System
13 12 (10.34%) Degree
13 12 (10.34%) Information Assurance
13 12 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
14 11 (9.48%) CESG
14 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (9.48%) Risk Management
14 11 (9.48%) Firewall
14 11 (9.48%) Security Architecture
15 10 (8.62%) CESG Certified Professional
15 10 (8.62%) SIEM
15 10 (8.62%) Network Security

Cybersecurity
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 4 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.59%) IIS
2 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) Apache
3 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.45%) Office 365
3 2 (1.72%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.86%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.86%) SaaS
4 1 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) Internet
2 11 (9.48%) Firewall
3 10 (8.62%) Network Security
4 6 (5.17%) IPsec
5 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.31%) Wireless
6 4 (3.45%) VoIP
6 4 (3.45%) WAN
7 3 (2.59%) DNS
7 3 (2.59%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.59%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.72%) DHCP
8 2 (1.72%) HTTP
8 2 (1.72%) LAN
8 2 (1.72%) VPN
9 1 (0.86%) DMZ
9 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.86%) PPP
9 1 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) Big Data
2 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.59%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.86%) Impala
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.86%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.86%) Selenium
2 1 (0.86%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Legal
3 5 (4.31%) Banking
3 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.72%) Publishing
6 1 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Analyst
1 22 (18.97%) Consultant
2 18 (15.52%) Security Consultant
3 17 (14.66%) Security Analyst
4 13 (11.21%) Business Analyst
5 12 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 10 (8.62%) Architect
8 9 (7.76%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.03%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (6.03%) Security Advisor
9 7 (6.03%) Security Architect
9 7 (6.03%) Service Manager
9 7 (6.03%) Services Delivery Manager
10 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) IT Manager
10 6 (5.17%) Security Manager
10 6 (5.17%) Security Project Manager
11 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Web Services
2 2 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.72%) JSON
2 2 (1.72%) Middleware
2 2 (1.72%) Node.js
2 2 (1.72%) REST
3 1 (0.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.86%) Kafka
3 1 (0.86%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.48%) CESG
3 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (3.45%) PMI
4 3 (2.59%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.59%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (2.59%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.72%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.86%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.76%) Windows
2 8 (6.90%) Unix
3 5 (4.31%) Linux
4 2 (1.72%) Android
4 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.86%) CentOS
5 1 (0.86%) Debian
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.72%) Information Security
2 20 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.52%) PRINCE2
4 17 (14.66%) Project Management
5 16 (13.79%) ITIL
6 13 (11.21%) ISMS
6 13 (11.21%) Test Strategy
7 12 (10.34%) Information Assurance
7 12 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
7 12 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.48%) Risk Management
8 11 (9.48%) Security Architecture
9 10 (8.62%) Business Analysis
9 10 (8.62%) SIEM
10 9 (7.76%) GAP Analysis
11 7 (6.03%) Change Management
11 7 (6.03%) ITSM
11 7 (6.03%) Security Monitoring
12 6 (5.17%) CRM
12 6 (5.17%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.45%) Python
3 3 (2.59%) C
3 3 (2.59%) C++
3 3 (2.59%) SQL
4 2 (1.72%) Java
4 2 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.86%) C#
5 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (27.59%) CISSP
2 24 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 21 (18.10%) CISM
4 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
5 12 (10.34%) Degree
6 10 (8.62%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (7.76%) PMP
8 7 (6.03%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.17%) SANS
10 5 (4.31%) PMI Certification
10 5 (4.31%) SSCP
11 3 (2.59%) CISA
11 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (2.59%) CRISC
12 2 (1.72%) CCNA
12 2 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.86%) CCSP
13 1 (0.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (12.93%) PCI DSS
3 8 (6.90%) SLA
4 7 (6.03%) COBIT
4 7 (6.03%) RMADS
5 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (3.45%) PMO
6 3 (2.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (2.59%) GDPR
6 3 (2.59%) HIPAA
6 3 (2.59%) QA
7 2 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (1.72%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.86%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.86%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.86%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.86%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.86%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.86%) HDFS
3 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.86%) Snort
3 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.86%) XenApp
3 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) WSUS
2 2 (1.72%) Kibana
2 2 (1.72%) Nagios
2 2 (1.72%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (0.86%) Ansible
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.86%) SELinux
3 1 (0.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.45%) Blue Coat
2 4 (3.45%) Cisco
2 4 (3.45%) Citrix
2 4 (3.45%) Lancope
2 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds
3 3 (2.59%) Apple
3 3 (2.59%) IBM
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle
3 3 (2.59%) SAP
3 3 (2.59%) Splunk
3 3 (2.59%) VMware
4 2 (1.72%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.72%) HP
4 2 (1.72%) Intel
4 2 (1.72%) Juniper
4 2 (1.72%) Palo Alto
4 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.72%) Remedy
5 1 (0.86%) Talend