Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 220 281
Rank change year-on-year -3 +61 +15
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 161 167 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 1.00% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.21% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 120 81
South East median daily rate £467 £484 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.51% -3.20% -2.44%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £300
90th Percentile £650 £575 £613
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £40.88
% change year-on-year +25.93% -17.43% -31.88%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -34 70 £500 -0.99% 24
Berkshire +15 38 £488 +9.55% 16
Surrey 0 26 £456 +0.22% 7
Hampshire -2 23 £413 -13.16% 5
Buckinghamshire -62 22 £550 +5.01% 5
West Sussex +6 16 £450 -10.00% 1
Oxfordshire +10 10 £500 -9.09% 3
Middlesex +11 9 £534 +10.23%
Kent -13 3 £350 -30.00%
Sussex - 3 £488 -
Home Counties -5 2 £350 -33.33%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 54 (33.54%) Information Security
2 43 (26.71%) CISSP
3 35 (21.74%) Firewall
4 31 (19.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (16.77%) Network Security
5 27 (16.77%) CISM
6 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
7 24 (14.91%) Project Management
7 24 (14.91%) Security Operations
8 23 (14.29%) Degree
9 22 (13.66%) ITIL
10 21 (13.04%) SIEM
11 20 (12.42%) Splunk
11 20 (12.42%) Risk Management
11 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
12 19 (11.80%) PCI DSS
12 19 (11.80%) GDPR
13 18 (11.18%) Qualys
14 17 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (10.56%) Vulnerability Management
15 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (9.94%) SANS
15 16 (9.94%) COBIT
16 15 (9.32%) Management Information System
16 15 (9.32%) TCP/IP
16 15 (9.32%) Internet
16 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (8.70%) Windows
17 14 (8.70%) Risk Assessment

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 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.48%) IIS
3 3 (1.86%) Apache
4 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.62%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.62%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.07%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.86%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.62%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.62%) Office 365
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) SaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Serverless
5 1 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (21.74%) Firewall
2 27 (16.77%) Network Security
3 15 (9.32%) Internet
3 15 (9.32%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.59%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (4.35%) DNS
6 6 (3.73%) HTTP
6 6 (3.73%) VoIP
7 4 (2.48%) BGP
7 4 (2.48%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (2.48%) VPN
8 3 (1.86%) DHCP
9 2 (1.24%) LAN
9 2 (1.24%) SMS
9 2 (1.24%) WAN
10 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.62%) RFID
10 1 (0.62%) Skype
10 1 (0.62%) SMTP
10 1 (0.62%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) Big Data
2 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.24%) Impala
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.62%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.62%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.62%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (0.62%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.62%) Protractor
General
1 10 (6.21%) Finance
1 10 (6.21%) Legal
2 8 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.86%) Law
4 3 (1.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Games
6 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.62%) Publishing
6 1 (0.62%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (31.68%) Analyst
2 37 (22.98%) Security Analyst
3 21 (13.04%) Consultant
4 20 (12.42%) Security Manager
5 19 (11.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 16 (9.94%) Security Consultant
7 15 (9.32%) Architect
7 15 (9.32%) Business Analyst
8 14 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 14 (8.70%) Project Manager
9 13 (8.07%) Security Architect
10 11 (6.83%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 11 (6.83%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
11 8 (4.97%) Security Project Manager
12 7 (4.35%) Information Analyst
12 7 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
12 7 (4.35%) Scrum Master
13 6 (3.73%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (3.73%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.35%) Web Services
2 3 (1.86%) CSS
2 3 (1.86%) HTML
2 3 (1.86%) Middleware
3 2 (1.24%) Kafka
3 2 (1.24%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.62%) J2EE
4 1 (0.62%) React
4 1 (0.62%) REST
4 1 (0.62%) SOAP
4 1 (0.62%) Spring
4 1 (0.62%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.21%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (5.59%) CESG
4 8 (4.97%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.11%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.48%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.86%) Cyber Attack
8 3 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.24%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.24%) PKI
9 2 (1.24%) User Experience
10 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.62%) Bitcoin
10 1 (0.62%) CMDB
10 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) Windows
2 12 (7.45%) Linux
2 12 (7.45%) Unix
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.54%) Information Security
2 24 (14.91%) Project Management
2 24 (14.91%) Security Operations
3 22 (13.66%) ITIL
4 21 (13.04%) SIEM
5 20 (12.42%) Risk Management
6 17 (10.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (9.32%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (8.07%) Penetration Testing
10 12 (7.45%) Analytics
10 12 (7.45%) Coaching
10 12 (7.45%) Data Privacy
11 11 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.83%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (6.21%) PRINCE2
12 10 (6.21%) Scrum
12 10 (6.21%) Security Architecture
12 10 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (5.59%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.48%) SQL
2 3 (1.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.24%) Apex Code
3 2 (1.24%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (26.71%) CISSP
2 27 (16.77%) CISM
3 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
4 23 (14.29%) Degree
5 20 (12.42%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.94%) SANS
7 14 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (8.07%) SSCP
9 8 (4.97%) CCNA
9 8 (4.97%) CCNP
10 6 (3.73%) CCIE
10 6 (3.73%) CISMP
10 6 (3.73%) DV Cleared
11 5 (3.11%) CEH
11 5 (3.11%) CSSLP
12 4 (2.48%) CLAS
12 4 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (2.48%) GIAC
12 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (11.80%) GDPR
2 19 (11.80%) PCI DSS
3 16 (9.94%) COBIT
4 13 (8.07%) SLA
5 5 (3.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.86%) PMO
7 1 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.62%) QA
7 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.24%) HDFS
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) Squid
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) EnCase
2 4 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.48%) Nagios
2 4 (2.48%) SCOM
2 4 (2.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.86%) Puppet
3 3 (1.86%) WSUS
4 2 (1.24%) SCCM
5 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.62%) logstash
5 1 (0.62%) Nessus
5 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (12.42%) Splunk
2 18 (11.18%) Qualys
3 13 (8.07%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.07%) Tufin
4 7 (4.35%) ArcSight
4 7 (4.35%) McAfee
4 7 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 6 (3.73%) Symantec
5 6 (3.73%) VMware
6 5 (3.11%) Citrix
7 4 (2.48%) Lumension
7 4 (2.48%) Trustwave
8 3 (1.86%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.86%) FireEye
8 3 (1.86%) HP
8 3 (1.86%) Remedy
8 3 (1.86%) SAP
9 2 (1.24%) Adobe
9 2 (1.24%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com