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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
England / South East
Rank 179 184 231
Rank change year-on-year +5 +47  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 66 78 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.85% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.05% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 26
Median daily rate £513 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £372 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £625 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.75 -
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 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 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Buckinghamshire -4 23 £538 +13.15% 5
Berkshire +25 14 £425 -24.44% 13
Surrey +20 10 £544 -2.90% 13
Hampshire -13 4 £700 +40.00% 3
Kent +12 2 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire -14 2 £475 +18.75% 7
East Sussex +11 1 - -
Middlesex -3 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Cybersecurity
England

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 43 (32.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (28.03%) Information Security
3 32 (24.24%) SC Cleared
4 29 (21.97%) SIEM
5 28 (21.21%) CISSP
6 23 (17.42%) Firewall
6 23 (17.42%) Risk Management
7 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 19 (14.39%) Internet
8 19 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (13.64%) Finance
10 17 (12.88%) ITIL
11 16 (12.12%) Windows
11 16 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
11 16 (12.12%) DV Cleared
11 16 (12.12%) Security Testing
11 16 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 16 (12.12%) Degree
11 16 (12.12%) Vulnerability Management
12 15 (11.36%) Security Architecture
12 15 (11.36%) PCI DSS
12 15 (11.36%) CISM
13 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
13 14 (10.61%) Telecoms
13 14 (10.61%) Security Operations
14 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
15 12 (9.09%) PRINCE2
15 12 (9.09%) Unix
15 12 (9.09%) MS Excel
15 12 (9.09%) CESG

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 (3.03%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.52%) Confluence
2 2 (1.52%) IIS
2 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.82%) MS Office
3 6 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) IaaS
2 5 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.52%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.42%) Firewall
2 19 (14.39%) Internet
3 11 (8.33%) Network Security
4 8 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (6.06%) IPsec
5 6 (4.55%) Wireless
6 4 (3.03%) VPN
7 3 (2.27%) BGP
7 3 (2.27%) LAN
7 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.27%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.27%) VoIP
7 3 (2.27%) WAN
7 3 (2.27%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.52%) DMVPN
8 2 (1.52%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.52%) HSRP
8 2 (1.52%) HTTP
8 2 (1.52%) SMTP
8 2 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Big Data
3 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (5.30%) JIRA
2 3 (2.27%) Selenium
3 2 (1.52%) JMeter
3 2 (1.52%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.76%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.76%) JUnit
4 1 (0.76%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.76%) NUnit
4 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (13.64%) Finance
2 14 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.30%) Legal
4 5 (3.79%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Back Office
5 3 (2.27%) Banking
6 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
7 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (19.70%) Analyst
2 19 (14.39%) Architect
2 19 (14.39%) Security Analyst
3 14 (10.61%) Consultant
4 13 (9.85%) Security Consultant
5 12 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 11 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Security Advisor
8 7 (5.30%) Administrator
8 7 (5.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.55%) Security Manager
9 6 (4.55%) SIEM Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) SOC Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Penetration Tester
10 5 (3.79%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Security Penetration Tester
10 5 (3.79%) Security Tester
10 5 (3.79%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.82%) Web Services
2 3 (2.27%) REST
3 2 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (0.76%) Apache CXF
4 1 (0.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Management Information System
2 12 (9.09%) CESG
3 10 (7.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (6.06%) Cyber Defence
5 7 (5.30%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.79%) Reference Data
8 4 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.03%) PMI
9 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.27%) CMDB
9 3 (2.27%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (2.27%) Online Banking
10 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Unix
3 5 (3.79%) Linux
4 2 (1.52%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.52%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.76%) CentOS
5 1 (0.76%) Debian
5 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.76%) Solaris
5 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.03%) Information Security
2 29 (21.97%) SIEM
3 23 (17.42%) Risk Management
4 19 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (12.88%) ITIL
6 16 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (12.12%) Security Testing
6 16 (12.12%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (11.36%) Security Architecture
8 14 (10.61%) Security Operations
9 13 (9.85%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.09%) PRINCE2
11 11 (8.33%) Information Assurance
11 11 (8.33%) Project Management
11 11 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (7.58%) Cryptography
12 10 (7.58%) ISMS
12 10 (7.58%) Workflow
13 9 (6.82%) Service Management
13 9 (6.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.27%) Java
2 3 (2.27%) Python
2 3 (2.27%) SQL
3 2 (1.52%) C
3 2 (1.52%) Perl
4 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) C#
4 1 (0.76%) C++
4 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.76%) Ruby
4 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (32.58%) Security Cleared
2 32 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 28 (21.21%) CISSP
4 16 (12.12%) Degree
4 16 (12.12%) DV Cleared
5 15 (11.36%) CISM
6 12 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (6.06%) CEH
7 8 (6.06%) SANS
8 6 (4.55%) GIAC
8 6 (4.55%) HND
9 5 (3.79%) CLAS
10 4 (3.03%) CREST Certified
10 4 (3.03%) OSCP
10 4 (3.03%) PMI Certification
10 4 (3.03%) PMP
11 3 (2.27%) CISA
12 2 (1.52%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.52%) MCSE
12 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (11.36%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.82%) RMADS
4 4 (3.03%) HIPAA
4 4 (3.03%) PMO
4 4 (3.03%) QA
4 4 (3.03%) SLA
5 3 (2.27%) GDPR
5 3 (2.27%) ISO27002
5 3 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.52%) COBIT
6 2 (1.52%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.76%) Snort
3 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.76%) XenApp
3 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.27%) WSUS
3 2 (1.52%) Nagios
3 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.52%) SCOM
4 1 (0.76%) Ansible
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.76%) Nessus
4 1 (0.76%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) SELinux
Vendors
1 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.09%) Splunk
3 9 (6.82%) Intel Security
3 9 (6.82%) Oracle
3 9 (6.82%) VMware
4 7 (5.30%) SAP
5 6 (4.55%) ArcSight
5 6 (4.55%) LogRhythm
5 6 (4.55%) Qualys
6 5 (3.79%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.03%) HP
8 3 (2.27%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.27%) BMC
8 3 (2.27%) CA
8 3 (2.27%) Citrix
8 3 (2.27%) Lancope
8 3 (2.27%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.27%) Symantec
9 2 (1.52%) Intel
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