Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 December 2018 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 West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 148 121
Rank change year-on-year +43 -27 +77
Contract jobs citing Cybersecurity 135 57 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.07% 1.03% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 1.24% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 64
South West median daily rate £489 £445 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -4.81% +3.89%
10th Percentile £380 £330 £313
90th Percentile £594 £663 £654
England median daily rate £515 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +5.64% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South West median hourly rate £47.25 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +100.00% -25.93% -17.43%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,597 4,599 4,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.79% 83.36% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,585 2,894 3,089
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £276 £253 £238
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 197 297
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.92%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.53 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.13 £49.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South West over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cybersecurity in the South West

Cybersecurity
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
Gloucestershire +22 46 £488 -1.27% 33
Wiltshire +4 43 £525 +5.00% 4
Bristol -15 30 £413 +16.20% 21
Devon -3 5 £580 +36.47% 5
Dorset +4 3 - - 23
Somerset - 2 £488 - 5
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 West region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 86 (63.70%) Security Cleared
2 49 (36.30%) DV Cleared
3 36 (26.67%) Information Assurance
4 34 (25.19%) Information Security
5 31 (22.96%) Java
5 31 (22.96%) Security Architecture
5 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 29 (21.48%) Management Information System
8 26 (19.26%) Technical Architecture
8 26 (19.26%) IT Strategy
9 23 (17.04%) CISSP
10 19 (14.07%) CISM
10 19 (14.07%) Linux
11 18 (13.33%) Finance
11 18 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (12.59%) DevOps
13 16 (11.85%) JSP 440
13 16 (11.85%) Test Automation
14 15 (11.11%) HMG Infosec
14 15 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure Management
15 14 (10.37%) Computer Science
15 14 (10.37%) Windows
16 13 (9.63%) OO
16 13 (9.63%) OOD
16 13 (9.63%) C#
16 13 (9.63%) .NET
16 13 (9.63%) CISA
16 13 (9.63%) CESG Certified Professional

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.48%) CMS
3 2 (1.48%) Confluence
3 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.74%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.15%) Firewall
2 7 (5.19%) Network Security
2 7 (5.19%) WAN
3 6 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.44%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.48%) DNS
4 2 (1.48%) HTTP
4 2 (1.48%) VSAN
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.74%) LAN
5 1 (0.74%) SSL
5 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.19%) Big Data
3 4 (2.96%) MarkLogic
4 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.48%) Apache Accumulo
5 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Selenium
2 11 (8.15%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.44%) JIRA
6 5 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (3.70%) Maven
7 3 (2.22%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.22%) JMeter
8 2 (1.48%) Subversion
8 2 (1.48%) WATIR
9 1 (0.74%) CodeSonar
9 1 (0.74%) EasyMock
9 1 (0.74%) git-flow
9 1 (0.74%) Gradle
9 1 (0.74%) JUnit
9 1 (0.74%) Robot Framework
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.70%) Legal
3 5 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Electronics
5 2 (1.48%) Law
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (22.22%) Architect
2 21 (15.56%) Developer
3 18 (13.33%) Security Architect
4 16 (11.85%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (8.89%) Software Developer
6 11 (8.15%) Analyst
6 11 (8.15%) Security Manager
6 11 (8.15%) Test Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Consultant
8 8 (5.93%) Security Consultant
8 8 (5.93%) Security Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.93%) Security Specialist
9 6 (4.44%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Information Manager
9 6 (4.44%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.63%) .NET
2 7 (5.19%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.44%) React
3 6 (4.44%) Spring
4 5 (3.70%) Node.js
4 5 (3.70%) Spring Boot
4 5 (3.70%) XML
5 4 (2.96%) HTML
6 3 (2.22%) CSS
6 3 (2.22%) REST
7 2 (1.48%) D3.js
7 2 (1.48%) Highcharts JS
7 2 (1.48%) jQuery
7 2 (1.48%) Semantic HTML
8 1 (0.74%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.74%) Ember.js
8 1 (0.74%) HTML5
8 1 (0.74%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.48%) Management Information System
2 18 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.41%) Cyber Defence
3 10 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (5.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (5.19%) User Experience
5 4 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.48%) CESG
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.74%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.07%) Linux
2 14 (10.37%) Windows
3 9 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.96%) CentOS
5 2 (1.48%) Android
5 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.67%) Information Assurance
2 34 (25.19%) Information Security
3 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (22.96%) Security Architecture
4 26 (19.26%) IT Strategy
4 26 (19.26%) Technical Architecture
5 17 (12.59%) DevOps
6 16 (11.85%) Test Automation
7 14 (10.37%) Computer Science
7 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (9.63%) OO
8 13 (9.63%) OOD
9 12 (8.89%) Critical Thinking
10 11 (8.15%) Security Testing
11 9 (6.67%) Cyber Assurance
11 9 (6.67%) Data Protection
11 9 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (6.67%) Risk Management
11 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.96%) Java
2 13 (9.63%) C#
3 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.19%) Python
5 5 (3.70%) SQL
6 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.22%) C
7 2 (1.48%) C++
7 2 (1.48%) Perl
7 2 (1.48%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.74%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.74%) Java 8
8 1 (0.74%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (63.70%) Security Cleared
2 49 (36.30%) DV Cleared
3 30 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 23 (17.04%) CISSP
5 19 (14.07%) CISM
6 13 (9.63%) CESG Certified Professional
6 13 (9.63%) CISA
7 12 (8.89%) ISEB
8 10 (7.41%) CREST Certified
8 10 (7.41%) ISTQB
9 9 (6.67%) ISSAP
9 9 (6.67%) ISSEP
10 8 (5.93%) Degree
11 7 (5.19%) GCIH
12 5 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (2.22%) AWS Certification
14 3 (2.22%) SSCP
15 2 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (1.48%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.85%) JSP 440
2 15 (11.11%) HMG Infosec
2 15 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (3.70%) GDPR
4 4 (2.96%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.96%) PMO
5 3 (2.22%) QA
6 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.74%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.93%) Docker
3 7 (5.19%) Firmware
4 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.19%) Puppet
2 6 (4.44%) SCCM
2 6 (4.44%) SCOM
3 2 (1.48%) vRealize
4 1 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.74%) Kibana
4 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.74%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.93%) Cisco
3 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.70%) VMware
5 4 (2.96%) LogRhythm
5 4 (2.96%) Oracle
5 4 (2.96%) SAP
6 2 (1.48%) Adobe
6 2 (1.48%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.48%) Omniture
6 2 (1.48%) Splunk
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee