The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
Wales / South Wales
Rank 35 69 50
Rank change year-on-year +34 -19  
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 19 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.36% 0.17% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 0.20% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £530 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 474 497 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.89% 86.28% 75.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 343 232
Median daily rate £388 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in South Wales

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in South Wales

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in South Wales

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cardiff +31 13 £388 -26.88%
Newport - 5 £575 -
Cybersecurity
Wales

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) CISSP
2 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.59%) Information Security
3 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) Service Design
4 6 (17.65%) Fintech
4 6 (17.65%) Mobile First
4 6 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (17.65%) Security Operations
4 6 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (17.65%) Cyber Defence
4 6 (17.65%) Linux
4 6 (17.65%) Web Services
4 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
5 5 (14.71%) OWASP
5 5 (14.71%) Proofpoint
5 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
5 5 (14.71%) SIEM
5 5 (14.71%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (14.71%) CEH
5 5 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (5.88%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) WLAN
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) VoIP
3 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) Ant
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Security Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Security Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Cybersecurity Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Security Solutions Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.76%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) IT Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Cyber Defence
2 6 (17.65%) Fintech
2 6 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (14.71%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.88%) PKI
5 1 (2.94%) CMDB
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (20.59%) Information Security
1 7 (20.59%) Service Design
2 6 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (17.65%) Mobile First
2 6 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (17.65%) Security Operations
2 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.71%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (14.71%) Fuzz Testing
3 5 (14.71%) OWASP
3 5 (14.71%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (14.71%) Secure Coding
3 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
3 5 (14.71%) SIEM
3 5 (14.71%) Social Engineering
3 5 (14.71%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Static Program Analysis
4 4 (11.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) Java
2 5 (14.71%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) CISSP
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) CEH
3 5 (14.71%) CREST Certified
4 1 (2.94%) CISA
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) COBIT
3 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Nessus
1 2 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
1 5 (14.71%) Intel Security
1 5 (14.71%) Proofpoint
2 4 (11.76%) Avaya
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.88%) F5
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) ScanSafe
4 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
4 2 (5.88%) Splunk
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) VMware